: Implications at the SABC of Motsoeneng’s...04/24/15
Kate Skinner spoke to John Robbie about the ruling by the Western Cape High Court yesterday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng should be suspended for 60 days, what that could mean for the SABC.
Q and A for Min. of Home Affairs
John spoke to Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Home Affairs, about numerous issues pertaining to attacks against foreign nationals, our porous borders, relaxed laws and the department’s international migration policy review.
Deployment of the army to Alexandra
The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula spoke about the announcement of the deployment of the army to the township of Alexandra in efforts to combat the Xenophobic attacks and to “take back the authority” of the state.
Picture speaks a thousand words
Sunday Times Photojournalist James Oatway defends the publication of the Xenophobic attack on Emmanuel Sithole on the front page of the Sunday Times in that it shows the severity and truth of the attacks on foreign nationals.
Steps against Xenophobia
State Security Minister, David Mahlobo speaks about the press conference held which highlighted the progress that government is making in bringing an end to the attacks on African foreign nationals.
The King’s Speech
The Zulu King’s utterances have been largely to blame for the Afrophobic violence that has flared up in parts of Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng. Kgosi Thobejani chats about how CONTRLESA feel about the situation on the ground and whether the King should...
Communities can play an important role
Afrophobic violence has now broken out in the Johannesburg CBD where a group of people have attacked foreign nationals. Reverend Frank Chikane was a DG in the Presidency in the Cabinet of former President Thabo Mbeki in 2008. He chats about why we are...
The call for refugee camps
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe called for the establishment of refugee camps for immigrants and the Minister of Police said crimes committed in South Africa are mostly committed by undocumented people. Lawyers for Human Rights' Nomagugu Mlawe...
Mining and Change
Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi speaks to us about his approaching the courts to have the matter over a mandated 26 percent black ownership prescribed in the mining charter resolved.
Mmusi Maimane on Helen Zille stepping down
DA Parliamentary leader speaks about Zille’s decision to step down, answers about plans in place to replace her and where the DA is headed to as a political party in the wake of this announcement.
Labour Relations at UNISA
The New Labour Relations Amendment Law Act that came in effect in January has affected about 2000 staff members at UNISA. Staff members have faced dismissals affecting about 400,000 UNISA students. Tony explains the amendment Act.
Easter Weekend Death Toll Stats
Advocate Makhosini Msibi, Chief Executive Office, Road Traffic Management Corporation speaks to The John Robbie Show about the death toll on South Africa’s roads over the Easter weekend, which has increased from 193 in 2014 to 287 this year. This was...
Naledi Pandor speaks on Improving Nanotechnology
Minister of Science and Technolog, Naledi Pandor, explains why signing a memorandum of understanding with Egyptian counterpart Doctor Sherif Hammad will deepen cooperation between the two countries, enabling researchers to develop and fabricate...
Minor attempts to fly out of Cape Town to join ISIS
Yusuf Abramjee , Head of Crimeline was contacted by relatives of a 15 year old who noticed that she had disappeared from her parent’s home. She was taken off the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg after State Security was notified.
SARS’ preliminary Report
SARS Commissioner, Tom Moyane spoke about the preliminary report of SARS which reflected a R9 844 billion in tax revenue in the 2014/15 fiscal year. He also added that just because there have been a few dismissals in the Company, doesn’t mean that...
Tougher Economic Times Ahead for Consumers
Goolam Ballim, Group Chief Economist at Standard Bank explains how the price hike in petrol will be negatively affecting consumers and while a recession in the horizon may be a little extreme, South Africa’s economy may not grow by more than a modest...
Psychological testing of Pilots
Editor and Publisher SA Flyer Magazine, Guy Leitch spoke about why there were no flight engineers on the GermanWings flight, as asked by a caller and that there has been a strong move to have a single pilot cockpit. He also added that SAA have...
Spread of anti Cecil Rhodes sentiment
Professor Malegapura Makgoba, the former UKZN Vice-Chancellor and Chairperson of the Ministerial Oversight Committee on University Transformation speaks about how the UCT students’ protest over the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes has spread to...
The Black Industrialists’ Indaba
Sandile Zungu, Vice President for the Black Business Council, spoke about the Black Industrialist Indaba and the Department of Trade and Industry’s plan to grow black industrialists. He also spoke about the place that white industrialists have in the...
Barry Bateman, Senior Crime Reporter for EWN, gave insight into the suspension of Robert McBride, pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of interference into probes relating to the rendition of Zimbabweans.
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