We recently spoke to the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) about a resolution taken at their recent national congress to review and possibly abandon the Annual National Assessments. Last week Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga wrote an...
Consumer Feature- Putco buses
Two weeks ago during our Open Line we received a call from a distressed listener who had just witnessed a PUTCO bus careering down a road in the Johannesburg city centre in a very reckless manner. The bus was driving above the speed limit and seemed...
Lead SA- St Peter’s College, Hope Build
St Peter’s College aims to raise social consciousness to build a better South Africa. St Peter’s College has been embarking on a journey to change the landscape of South Africa one Building at a time. Building for disadvantaged communities is an...
Consumer Protection Act
The South African National Consumer Protection Act is aimed at promoting fairness, openness and good business practice between the suppliers of goods or services and consumers of such goods and services. All suppliers of goods and services need to...
This week's top entertainment stories include Dracula Untold opening in South Africa ahead of the US, The Walking Dead returns to the small screen and South Africa takes up residency at Carnegie Hall.
Lead SA - running the New York marathon for Dreamfields
Nikiwe Bikitsha and friend Londi Sibisi are doing their part to get kids from underprivileged communities to play sports and get fit. Nikiwe and Londi are both training to run the New York City Marathon in November, and while training, they are...
Post matric options
It’s that time of the year again when matric pupils are furiously hitting the books and preparing for their final exams. The first paper will be written on 27th October and then pens down a month later on 28th November. If you are a Grade 12 pupil by...
Uhuru Kenyatta appears at the Hague
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will today appear in the Hague-based International Criminal Court. He faces charges of crimes against humanity, as he becomes the first sitting president to appear. Few expected him to attend the International Criminal...
We had an open conversation about road rage incidents and opened the line to men who have been victims and perpetrators of road rage and violence. We had a very frank discussion with Ben, a caller who himself has been violent and enraged on the roads.
Save our Seas
Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has called on David Cameron and other political leaders to act to protect the oceans as he completed his challenge to swim the Seven Seas. The aim with the 7 swim, 7 seas, 1 Reason expedition was to call on the world...
Scrapping of the Annual National Assessment tests
On Sunday the City Press published a report that a quarter of a million of South Africa’s teachers want Annual National Assessment tests used to measure pupils’ numeracy and literacy scrapped. This because, according to them, these assessments are...
There are many situations we find ourselves in when we have to confront an individual about their behaviour. Oprah Winfrey once explained it brilliantly when she said to a guest that they say they hate confrontation, that they would rather have oral...
State of progress in advancing the economy
The Black Management Forum was established to act as a lobby group for black professionals. The Black Management Forum is a non- racial, thought leadership organisation founded in 1976, with the main purpose of influencing socio-economic...
Rising middle classes
In numerous developing countries economic growth has lifted very large numbers of people from poverty to a status that can broadly be defined as ‘middle class’. These ‘new’ or ‘rising’ middle classes are different in many respects from the middle...
Consumer Feature - Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
A new website operated by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), launched a fortnight ago by trade and industry minister Rob Davies, has been plagued by system problems, increasing the frustration of companies that already feel...
George gets married
A film made by a South African director won the top prize at the San Diego Film Festival, Prince released two new albums,the movie adaptation of Gone Girl premiered at the New York Film Festival and George Clooney got married to human rights lawyer...
Lead SA feature: The Treatment Action Campaign
In the Lead SA feature this week Redi profiled the Treatment Action Campaign. Mark Heywood, the founding executive member spoke about the work they are doing for HIV/AIDS, but that the organisation is facing closure due to a severe funding shortage.
A Man of Good Hope
Jonny Steinberg, the author of ‘A Man of Good Hope’ discusses his book, which tells the story of Asad Abdullahi, a Somali-born refugee living in South Africa whose life story is one of hardship, violence and brutality.
Cheating the disabled
An article in the Times on Monday reported that more than hundreds of Durban drivers have been seen parking in bays reserved for the disabled recently. The QuadPara Association of SA has uncovered their dishonesty and has in some cases reported the...
Nkandla Ad Hoc committee - what next?
The ad hoc committee of the National Assembly formed to deal with the fall-out from the Nkandla scandal has all but collapsed after all opposition parties withdrew from it at the end of last week. The walkout was led by DA parliamentary leader Mmusi...
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