Streaming issues? Report here
Clement Manyethela 702 gradient Clement Manyethela 702 gradient
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
See full line-up
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00

Podcasts

Informal traders’ income severely impacted due to cigarette ban

Informal traders’ income severely impacted due to cigarette ban

25 May 2020 6:59 AM

Bongani speaks to Rosheda Muller, SAITA President.


Last night, President Cyril Ramphosa announced that the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products will remain banned as the entire country transitions to level 3. The South African Informal Traders Alliance (SAITA) has responded, calling on Government to urgently lift the ban on cigarette sales.

The organization states a continued ban until Level 1 will put informal traders on the street, adding to Government’s already enormous social grant burden. SAITA is the national voice of informal trade in South Africa.

Cigarette sales make up a sizable portion of the average informal traders’ sales, and in many cases, 100% of sales. Banning cigarettes will put millions of South Africans at risk, and rob them of their dignity, says SAITA.


More episodes from The Best Of Breakfast With Bongani Bingwa

Virtual orchestra concert to raise funds for artists

10 July 2020 10:03 AM

Guest: Owen Lonzar, Choreographer, Director, Producer.

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Municipal readiness for mass burials: What are the alternatives?

10 July 2020 8:34 AM

The Gauteng Department of Health now says it has not dug up over a million graves but that municipalities have the collective capacity of more than million graves. The City of Joburg also clarified on Joanne Joseph’s show that the burial sites and graves are not limited to COVID-19 related deaths.

 For many years now there have been concerns that municipalities are running out of burial space, and with the COVID-19 set to peak, and death numbers continuing to climb steadily. There are growing concerns about the availability of burial sites, burial health and safety protocols in the event of a COVID-19 related death, and burial alternatives to consider.

Bongani joined by Pepe Dass, Chairperson of the SA Cemeteries Association.

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

What’s Viral - 4-year-old sharing her frustrations about COVID-19 lockdown

10 July 2020 8:02 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Covid-19 developments – Impact of pandemic on HIV/Aids treatment & Covid-19 surge in SA

10 July 2020 7:50 AM

The United Nations recently held its first virtual AIDS conference during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising the alarm of the impact of the virus and the lockdown on 2020 target of reducing AIDS related deaths may be missed.

The 2020 targets include reducing AIDS related deaths to fewer than 500 000 and new HIV infections to under 500 000. According to a Business Day article, Covid-19 pandemic threatens gains made in fight against HIV.

Bongani joined by Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Head of the Ministerial Advisory Council and Director at the Centre for AIDS Research.

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Company which was awarded scooter tender in the Eastern Cape speaks out

10 July 2020 7:14 AM

The 10 million rand scooter project in the Eastern Cape raised many eyebrows after being launched last month. There appeared to be confusion about the function of these scooters was. Was it really meant to transport patients in rural areas or to deliver medicine in these far-flung areas? In his response to a Parliamentary question from the DA, Health Minister has now made an about-turn from his June statement that the motorbikes can be used for emergency transportation of patients to the nearest clinic, to now saying that the motorbikes are not fit for transportation.

 So then what are they? Let’s find out from the company awarded to the R10 million tender to manufacture these scooters. They have been manufacturing these motorbike sidecar ambulances for the past 15 years, African markets, Middle East and Asia.

Bongani joined by Brian Harmse, owner of Fabkomp.

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

The prevalence of identity theft on social media

9 July 2020 9:10 AM

Just how prevalent and serious is identity theft on social media? And what does it mean? What can you do if someone has hijacked your identity on social media? Last week we took a call off-air from someone accusing prominent entrepreneur, Lynette Ntuli, of scamming him through Bitcoin on Facebook. The conversation started on Facebook, where someone purporting to be Lynette Ntuli invited him to Bitcoin trading and subsequently depositing thousands of rands.

 It turns out that it was not Lynette Ntuli, but someone using her identity on Facebook to swindle money from unsuspecting users. After following following up with Lynette, we learned that this is one of many such incidents she is dealing with. How common is identity theft on social media?

Bongani joined by Lynette Ntuli, Property and Infrastructure Entrepreneur and Emma Sadleir, Social Media law specialist.

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

What’s Viral - former marine catches boy thrown from deadly apartment fire

9 July 2020 8:08 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Warns of flatlining economy & need to do things differently to revive economy

9 July 2020 7:42 AM

South Africa’s Consumer confidence has dropped to its worst levels in 35 years, during the second quarter of 2020 as households struggle with the new economic reality of the phased lockdown restrictions. The CEO of RMB has warned that the country could get into an economic quagmire unless we find new ways to stimulate and revive growth and manage our public debt that is spiralling out of control.

Bongani joined by James Formby, CEO of Rand Merchant Bank

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Feedback from Prasa on the vandalism on train lines

8 July 2020 9:15 AM

Makhosini Mgitywa, Spokesperson of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa)

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

What’s Viral - Charlie bit my finger brothers recreate video 13 years later

8 July 2020 8:02 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn 

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward