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Potential funders for SAA put their hands up?

Potential funders for SAA put their hands up?

24 June 2020 7:43 AM

The department of public enterprises says that it has received several unsolicited proposals from potential partners interested in investing in the new, restructured SAA.
In a statement issued yesterday the department said that the proposals had come from private sector funders, private equity investors and potential airline partners. The announcement comes two days ahead of a crucial vote by creditors on the business rescue plan for SAA.

The rescue plan envisions a new, restructured SAA but relies on raising further funding from the government for start-up capital and the settlement of guaranteed debt.
So far there hasn’t been any confirmation from Treasury on whether the additional funding which is reported to be around R10.4bn will be made available.

Well on the line now to tell us more about these potential funders and the government’s insistence to save our national carrier is the Acting Director General of Public Enterprises, Kgathatso Tlhakudi.

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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.

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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

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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

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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)

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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 

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Health Ombud Makgoba to join international COVID-19 vaccine monitoring

8 July 2020 7:36 AM

Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, South Africa’s Health Ombud, has been invited to serve on a panel of the United States’ Data and Safety Monitoring Board, to oversee that country’s first Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials.

 Professor Makgoba is one of three non-Americans to serve on this 12 person panel.

 The United States’ Data and Safety Monitoring Board is independent of the parties conducting the vaccine trials, and will be responsible for ensuring the safety of participants. This committee also has the authority to recommend that a trial be stopped early should there be concerns of participant safety.

A renowned physician, immunologist and public health specialist, Professor Makgoba now forms part of an influential panel whose recommendations will impact the global response to Covid-19.

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Hospital investigating alleged rape of two year old

8 July 2020 7:30 AM

The George Mukhari Hospital is investigating an alleged rape of a 2 year old that happened at its isolation ward. When the family reported the matter, they sent from pillar to post by the hospital staff before the police were called in.

Yesterday hospital management met with the family. Is there a rape policy at the hospital.

Bongani speaks to Dr. Richard Lebethe, CEO of the George Mukhari Hospital.

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Reaction to court ruling that Early Childhood Centres (ECD) can reopen

7 July 2020 9:13 AM

Bongani speaks to Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Social Development.

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Food drive to feed foreign nationals during lockdown

7 July 2020 8:28 AM

The lockdown in South Africa has been synonymous with hunger, unemployment and unpaid UIF relief schemes and social grants. Many families have not been able to put food on the table, but EWN’s news anchor and assignments editor Aurelie Kalenga has been running a food drive to feed foreign nationals in underprivileged areas throughout Johannesburg.

This after she received numerous calls from members of her church who were seeking assistance applying for food parcels or social relief grants. She has moved from just feeding 40 families to now 600 families.

Bongani joined by Aurelie Kalenga, EWN’s Assignments Editor.

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The Africa Report

7 July 2020 8:04 AM

Over 160 people are killed in Ethiopia during protests over a popular singer's murder.

A corruption scandal over medical supplies taints Emmerson Mnangangwa.

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