Streaming issues? Report here
Africa Melane June 2020 Africa Melane June 2020
Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
04:00 - 06:00

Up Next: Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
See full line-up
Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
04:00 - 06:00


Municipal readiness for mass burials: What are the alternatives?

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.

More episodes from The Best Of Breakfast With Bongani Bingwa

Newly Appointed IPID Head – Ipid appoints its first woman head

11 August 2020 8:22 AM

It is a difficult job of keeping check the guardians, the South African Police Service.

 Last year the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) saw an increase in cases against the police and only managed 91 criminal convictions against more than 5000 case brought against the police. Police corruption, deaths as a result of police action and even rape while in police custody remain at worrying levels, and budget constraints affect the work of the police. Not only that, the IPID Act has still not been finalised since September 2018 bringing further delays of the issue of operational independence.

 That is the scenario that the new IPID boss enters. In July, parliament’s police committee approved the appointment of Jennifer Ntlaseng as the first female head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate. The position has been vacant since Robert Mcbride’s departure in February 2019.

Bongani joined by Jennifer Ntlatseng, newly appointed Head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid)

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Bob Mabena: SA reacts to the loss of a legend

11 August 2020 6:58 AM

Bob "The Jammer" Mabena is no more. The iconic DJ died from cardiac arrest at the age of 51. His career spans over 31 years, and began in 1989 at Radio Bop. Bongani pays tribute to Bob Mabena with those who knew and worked closely with him. 

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Growth & Rise of The Black Doek Moveme

10 August 2020 9:33 AM

Ray White joined by Dereleen James, Black Doek Movement spokesperson

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

An Update on the Beirut Explosion

10 August 2020 8:35 AM

Thousands of Lebanese have been left to pick up the pieces, while protestors have clashed with the police over the deadly Beirut explosion. Protesters occupied government buildings to voice discontent with government accountability and the handling of the crisis, calling for fresh elections, arrests and resignations, and even a revolution. Beirut residents have blamed its government for the negligence and accused authorities of corruption and mismanagement

 The Lebanese Prime Minister says it is unacceptable that a shipment of 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate has been present for 6 years without any preventative measures.

Ray White joined by Alex Crawford, Sky News Special Correspondent.

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

What’s Viral - Two Gen-Z brothers being blown away by Phil Collnis son

10 August 2020 8:17 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation 1956 History Project

10 August 2020 7:34 AM

A large army of 20 000 took part in the 1956 march to the Union Buildings, led by Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn. During the march, the women chanted “wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo, meaning, you strike the women, you strike a rock, you strike a woman.

The women were from different racial groups, clad in colourful regalia, some were carrying babies on their backs. But where are the 20 000 women who took part in the march? The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is calling for contributions of names of all those who took part in the women’s march.

Ray White joined by Nompendulo Mkhatshwa, Board member of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Nedbank Business Ignite with 702 winners' announcement

7 August 2020 9:13 AM

Matsi Modise, Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship Activist speaks to Bongani Bingwa after he announces the winners in our 2020 Nedbank Business Ignite.

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

Lebanese Nationals living in SA

7 August 2020 8:29 AM

Though she was born and bred in South Africa and her umbilical cod very much attached to the South African soil, the DNA and blood that is in her veins is Lebanese.

Guest: Leanne Manas, Journalist & Morning Live Anchor

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward

What’s Viral - Woman loses her wig while diving into pool

7 August 2020 7:59 AM

What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn

LISTEN TO PODCAST arrow_forward