Drought has negative impact on production and food...03/05/15
There have been several reports suggesting drought conditions are having a negative impact on maize meal production in turn, pushing the price of maize up. In addition, the country’s farming population is facing a “demographic time bomb” as young...
Dismissal of Zuma’s application
Rev. Sarel Oosthuizen, the former Vice-Chairperson of the Pamodzi/Orkney Emergency Fund and Vuyo Mkhize, spokesperson for Khulubuse Zuma spoke about the decision by the Gauteng High Court to dismiss an urgent application by Khulubuse Zuma who clamed...
Illegal rendition of Zimbabweans
Advocate Gabriel Shumba, the Chairman of the Zimbabwean Exile Forum, spoke in detail about the four members of the Hawks being suspended in connection with the alleged illegal rendition of four Zimbabweans.
Repatriation of Struggle Heroes
The spokesperson for the Presidency, Mac Maharaj, spoke about the repatriation of the bodies of Moses Kotane and JB Marks from Russia.
Taxi Violence resolution
Spokesperson of the National Traffic Alliance, Theo Malele spoke about the latest violent killings in the taxi industry in Johannesburg and how the organisation is going to deal with it.
Access to Critical Information
The State Security Minister, David Mahlobo spoke about the latest batch of spy cables that have revealed that the South African government’s security and intelligence controls have allowed foreign intelligence services unrestricted access to critical...
The Spy Cables
Editor-in-Chief of City Press, Ferial Hafajee speaks about the leaked intelligence documents that the paper has in its possession and its partnership with Al Jazeera in publishing some of the documents.
Another looming Post Office strike
Minister of Telecommunications, Dr Siyabonga Cwele spoke about the possibility of another Post Office strike as the South African Post Office failed to reach an agreement with the Communications Workers Union.
Effects of illegal mining
Anton van Achterbergh, Legal Consultant at the Chambers of Mines, spoke about the major boom in illegal mining throughout the country and the effects which this illegal mining has on the mining industry.
No land for Foreign Nationals
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Bheki Cele clarified statements by various government officials regarding the new land policy that foreign nationals won’t be allowed to own land in South Africa.
Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo speaks about why there was a jamming device in Parliament last week and maintains that it was an operational glitch that caused this problem.
The legality of jamming devices
Professor Laurie Nathan, a Security Expert and Director of the Centre for Mediation at the University of Pretoria, speaks about the legality of the jamming devices used to scramble cell phone signals at the SONA last week and whether there was actual...
Interdict against Baleka Mbete
Udo spoke to Professor Richard Calland, Associate Professor in Public Law at the University of Cape Town and a member of the Council of the for the Advancement of South African Constitution (CASAC), about the debate on the state of the nation, the...
Uncertainty over death
Two months ago police shot and killed William Sithole while in their custody, and to this day, his mother Lindiwe still does not know the circumstances that led to his death. Barry Bateman, a senior reporter for EWN, as well as Lindiwe Sithole...
Independent political analyst Professor Somadoda Fikeni joined Udo Carelse to share his thoughts and feelings on the 2015 State of the Nation Address.
Malema to disrupt SONA
The Commander in Chief of the EFF, Julius Malema spoke to John about his current stance in his reaction to President Zuma’s State of the Nation address. He is prepared to disrupt the proceedings should President Zuma not answer his questions.
JRA: One year later
A year ago John spoke to the JRA and gave them a year to give us an update on the progress that the company has achieved over the year. Today John spoke to Skhumbuzo Macozoma, the MD of the JRA for that update.
The state of mining
Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlodi spoke to John about this year’s Mining Indaba and how it hopes to put the spotlight on electricity problems and mining regulations.
Stephen Grootes shared his thoughts on Jacob Zuma
: Stephen Grootes shared his thoughts on Jacob Zuma’s comments, made at the presidential lunch, in the buildup to the his State of the Nation Address.
Independent Energy Consultant Ted Blom speaks about whether there is something that Eskom can really do short-term to fix the load shedding problem, or whether South Africans must just suck it up, adjust and move on.
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