Today is the Heritage Day, a day which recognises the value of our heritage and cultural diversity. But do we as South Africans take our cultural heritage seriously enough? What is South Africa’s heritage?
South Africa is home to at least 10 Unesco World Heritage Sites. Our natural wonders such as a Table Mountain have also been included at some point as being amongst the World’s new wonders of the world.
According to the South African Cultural Observatory, South Africa’s cultural and creative industries contribute at least 63 billion rand a year to the country’s GDP.
Bongani speaks to Vusithemba Ndima, Deputy Director-General of Arts & Culture.
Bongani speaks to Dr Charlotte Ingram, Medical Director for the SA Bone Marrow Registry.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Russian hackers the U.K. says they wanted to spoil the Tokyo Olympics.
Wild boar uproar in - of all places - the centre of Rome.
Ravi Reddy - Chief Operations Officer at South African National Blood Service joined Bongani to respond to two issues raised by caller Leanne from Edenvale yesterday.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Bongani Malinga, Chairperson of the Schools Governing Body at ThaboTona Primary School where angry parents burnt school property because of failed promises from the department of education. The Chairperson joined Bongani to detail exactly what transpired and what led to the protests.LISTEN TO PODCAST
What’s Gone Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” Fairbairn.LISTEN TO PODCAST
The Road Accident Fund has been on the verge of financial collapse for years and currently sitting on a debt of R70 billion. In 2018, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu warned parliament that the state owned entity faced financial collapse.
The Road The Fund owes victims of accidents more than 17 billion rands, with some waiting 5 years to be compensated; faces many litigations, applications to have its assets attached, and now it has approached the courts to grant it an extension of 180 days to pay its debts.
Will the fund be able to meet its obligations and pay all the claims against it? Can the Road Accident Fund continue to serve the needs of South Africa’s accident victims and how will the fund get its house in order? The newly appointed CEO certainly has his work cut out for him. Collins Letsoalo joins me now.
Bongani speaks to Collins Letsoalo, Road Accident Fund Chief Executive.
More travelers can visit South Africa as the list of high-risk countries has been revised down from 60 to 22 countries. The department of Home Affairs says the review of the list of high risk countries was done in such a way that it strikes a balance between saving lives and protecting livelihoods. As such, the department has received 4 701 applications mostly from investors in agriculture, manufacturing, mining and tourism, and on average, sending a strong message that South Africa remains an attractive investment destination.
South Africa reopened its borders on 1 October, to a list of nationalities which are considered low-risk countries. How was this list determined? What are the protocols and guidelines?
Bongani speaks to Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Home Affairs Minister.
Every year on this day we mark Black Wednesday to commemorate the banning of independent newspapers, detaining of journalists and Black Consciousness organisations following the reported death of Steve Biko in 1977.
Since then, Black Wednesday has been used to draw attention to the importance of media freedom. The recent protest by ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule of the Hollywood-Style arrest by the Hawks and the NPA has raised questions around the rights of media to report, and concerns that the arrests may be gratuitous and infringe of the person’s right to dignity, privacy, a fair trial.
Could a media blackout during the arrest of high profile individuals be threat to media freedom and democracy? On the one hand, we have Advocate Modidima Mannya who says justice must not only be done, but must be seen to be done.
On the other hand, Advocate Paul Hoffman agrees with Ace Magashule, and the South Africans court may rule in favour of those who do not support Hollywood-Style arrests.
Bongani speaks to Adv. Modidima Mannya, Executive Director of Legal Services at UNISA AND Adv. Paul Hoffman, Director of Accountability Now.
Battleground New York the legacy of the pandemic hits home.
Coronavirus vaccines varying tales in China, the U.K. & Russia.
What’s Viral with Jonathan “Khabazela” FairbairnLISTEN TO PODCAST