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What role/function does Parliament play in getting president to answer questions on Phala Phala robbery?

What role/function does Parliament play in getting president to answer questions on Phala Phala robbery?

22 June 2022 5:37 AM

They DA have stated they want VIP Protection Unit major-general Wally Rhoode to answer questions in Parliament, on the robbery that occurred at the president's Phala Phala farm. But what power does Parliament actually have in this matter? Africa speaks to Cathy Powell, associate professor in Public Law at University of Cape Town to find out.


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Start of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) season

12 August 2022 6:04 AM

Africa is joined by Vuyani Joni, Editor at Soccer Laduma to talk about the start of the PSL season. 

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'Personal income distribution in the country largely remains skewed' says The Bureau of Market Research (BMR)

12 August 2022 5:27 AM

Africa is joined by Jacolize Meiring, Senior Researcher Head: Personal Finance Research Unit at Bureau of Market Research (BMR) to talk about their research on personal income estimates for South Africa between 2011 - 2022.The Bureau of Market Research (BMR) found that personal income distribution in the country largely remains skewed and continues to worsen inequality.

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Bait Haleema Sa'adiya Child and Youth Care Centre

12 August 2022 5:10 AM

Africa is joined by Shakir Baker, Operations Manager and Media liaison at Baitul Haleema 'BH' Orphanage to talk about the work they do and how you can help.

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Fitness Friday: Diarize these Fun and Functional Fitness Events

12 August 2022 5:07 AM

Every Friday, our resident fitness enthusiast Liezel van der Westhuizen has the lead on all the fun and functional fitness events happening near you. Tune in to find out more about the upcoming fitness in your area.. Liezel has it all. Tune in to find out more about these events

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Explainer - fuel theft incident at Transnet

11 August 2022 5:48 AM

Africa is joined by Saret Knoetze, Public Relations Manager at Transnet to talk about how an illegal fitting discovered on Transnet's fuel pipeline between Jameson Park and Alrode in Gauteng over the weekend caused a leak that left emergency workers fighting to contain the spread of a pool of diesel, water and sewerage

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Finance Feature: How stokvels can help you save and make money

11 August 2022 5:39 AM

Africa is joined by Ellen Mokau, Co-founder at Women In Stokvel to talk about how stokvels can help you save and make money. Stokvels form part of the backbone of many South African communities. However, these stokvels have focused primarily on consumption-based spendings such as groceries, short-term loans, and burials. 

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Fitness Feat With Purpose: 20/20 Fitness Vision for Runner Aiming For 20 Comrades Marathons in 20 Days

11 August 2022 5:33 AM

One comrades marathon is enough for some, but not for a seasoned Runner that's sprinted into our resident fitness enthusiasts' radar. Tune in as Liezel van der Westhuizen discusses Mike Sewell's ambitious goal to run 20 Comrades Marathons in 20 Days and find out just what kind of preparation and challenges are involved. 

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Concern over the training of nurses in South Africa

10 August 2022 6:02 AM

Africa is joined by Rich Sicina Ge, President of the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union the obstacles stalling the training of nurses in South AfricaYoung Nurses Indaba Trade Union says legal and regulatory obstacles are stalling the training of qualified nurses in South Africa – something the country can ill afford.

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'Basic water services in SA are in decay after years of progress' says researcher

10 August 2022 5:29 AM

Africa is joined by Anja Du Plessis, Associate Professor and Research Specialist in Integrated Water Resource Management at UNISA to talk about how basic water services in SA are in decay after years of progress.


Anja says that the country has made significant progress since 1996 in expanding water services, especially within the disadvantaged and vulnerable communities and rural areas. 
But inequality in access to basic services is still a reality

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Health & Wellness: Organ Donor Month

10 August 2022 5:08 AM

The month of August is observed as Organ Donor Month, with the aim is raise awareness about donation.

Africa is joined by Alice Vosloo, two-time double lung transplant survivor to talk about the importance of organ donation and how you can go register and help save someone's life.

By becoming an organ and tissue donor, one person has the potential to save nearly 50 lives.

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