The shutdown saga continues10/17/13
David spoke to Simon Williamson about negotiations in the Senate yesterday that slowed down on negotiations after it looked like the House was going to put something together. The House's plan was a giant fail and so the Senate got back together. The...
Bizarre bail bid for sex
David spoke to Barry Mc Cullum from the Star about a man accused of stealing and selling military ammunition who is trying to have his bail conditions relaxed in order to let him have sex with his girlfriend.
Reflecting on her mastectomy
Angelina Jolie had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. She writes that between early February and late April she completed three months of surgical procedures to...
Freedom Day special
Mosie Moolla - Moolla is a former Treason Trialist, who went into exile after escaping from police custody. He receives the Order of Luthuli tomorrow in the National Honours.
Is there link between porn and child abuse?
Icasa has given the go-ahead to Top TV to broadcast three pornography channels. Shaheda Omar from the Teddy Bear Clinic spoke of the link between porn and child abuse.
SAPS suspended officers costs state 8.5 millions
Graham Newham Head of the Crime and Justice Programme- Institute for Security Studies and Zweli Mnisi, Spokesperson for Police Minister were on the radio talking on the Star’s front page story that SAPS suspended officers cost the state R8.49million...
Boston bombings leaves three dead
SA Wheelchair Athlete Ernst van Dyk had been at a hotel overlooking the finish line of the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off yesterday. Three people including an eight-year-old child were killed and 140 others were left injured in the explosions.
Wild lions face extinction
Walking for Lions says wild lions are bordering on extinction with the numbers dwindling by 75% in the last 20 years. He says according to research done, there are just 20 000 wild lions left on the continent. He says the numbers are down from between...
Identity Masses SA pilot programme underway
Susan de Beer, Managing Director from Identity Masses SA, was on the radio talking about a first-of-its-kind, national database designed to identify and locate missing adults and children through the use of iris recognition technology.
Facing the drug problem
Lead SA’s Yusuf Abramjee speaks to David about LeadSA’s Drug Watch, which is in its third month but has successfully managed to make 15 919 arrests as well as seize R10.5million worth of drugs.
Remembering Margaret Thatcher
Pik Botha, former Minister of Foreign Affairs was on the radio to talk about the death of the former British Prime Minister, who died today at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke this morning. Rory Stein, former bodyguard to Nelson Mandela also...
Today is World Autism Awareness Day
Ronel van Biljon the principal of the Johannesburg Hospital School for Autism was on the radio telling us what it is, how it affects people, what can be done to educate people about autism, and how to raise awareness and dispel myths about autism.
Ashton Fordsham is Lead SA's March Hero
Ashton Frodsham is a Grade 6 learner at Beaulieu Prep and he has for the past few weeks, of his own accord, set-up a table outside his school and encouraged learners to contribute to the 'KES Lightning Fund'. He handed over R15 000 collected to the...
Lead SA Moment: Growing entrepreneurs
David interviewed Hoosen Essof, Administrator at the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF), about SANZAF’s wonderful initiative to grow small business entrepreneurs through their Entrepreneurial Training Centre in Fordsburg. Not only are...
Plans to tackle TB
Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi tells us of plans to tackle TB, which includes TB amongst young children, mines and prisons. Yesterday was World TB Day aiming at building public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of...
Why the commission has failed to summons the ANC
Advocate Paul Hoffman, Director for The Institute for Accountability was on the radio commenting that the chair of the arms procurement commission, Willie Seriti could soon be taken court if he does not give explanations as to why the commission has...
Winnie’s link to latest exhumations
Fred Bridgland has written a book on the notorious Mandela Football Club. Fred revealed in a story late last year significant claims that the bodies of two more young people, linked to Winnie Madikizela Mandela were found by the NPA – information he...
The media industry in shock as Mandy Rossouw dies
Tributes have poured in from media and political circles after respected journalist Mandy Rossouw was found dead in her flat last night. It’s unclear as to how 33-year-old Mandy died. She was treated for gastric complications and sent home.
SABC loses top two
The Presidency has confirmed that President Jacob Zuma on Monday has received a joint letter of resignation from South African Broadcasting Corporation board chairperson Ben Ngubane and his deputy Thami ka Plaatjie
The death of Dirk Coetzee
Jacques Pauw, investigative journalist, was on the radio talking about former Vlakplaas death squad commander, Dirk Coetzee, who died in Pretoria last night. After becoming disgruntled because of how his colleagues were treating him, he fled overseas...
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