New working hours at Home Affairs03/26/15
This morning we speak to Home Affairs Director General Mkhuseli Apleni about the introduction of a six-day working week arrangement for Home Affairs employees, which is said to have come into effect earlier this week as well as from the Public...
Lead SA: Diepsloot Preschool Project
The Diepsloot Preschool Project currently involves 17 pre-schools in Diepsloot which are looked after on a broad basis, with regard to curriculum, equipment, new buildings, renovations, teacher training, etc., each separately operated by the head...
Earlier this month at the Medico-Legal summit held in Pretoria, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said the increase in the number of lawsuits against doctors has not only led to an increase in the costs of private healthcare, but it will also lead...
Road deaths - what we can learn from other countries.
The conversation about the deaths on our roads is not an new one, and yet it seems that every year our roads claim more lives, so this morning we have decided to look at countries that have been able to reduce road fatalities significantly then...
Dr Schomer - Dealing with illness in relationships
A study recently in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour has found that a couple is more likely to divorce if the wife falls ill. The researchers said their results indicate that some men simply cannot cope with a poorly spouse. After tracking...
School sanitation - Who is responsible?
In January 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission called for the complete eradication of pit toilets in South African schools following the death of a six-year old Limpopo pupil. The Sowetan newspaper has done a brilliant job in investigating...
Consumer Feature - Tips on choosing an internet package in South Africa
With a wealth of Internet options available to South Africans, getting access to the Internet at home could be a daunting task when not knowing what to look for. This morning we look at the things you should consider when looking for a package to suit...
Aids Law Project
We spoke with Mark Haywood about the Aids Law Project.
Nadia Neophytou gave us all the latest entertainment news and gossip from Hollywood.
Debunking the myths of social grants
This morning we speak to Louise Ferreira who researched and compiled Africa Check’s recent Factsheet on Social Grants in South Africa, as we focus on dispelling some of the widely held myths about social grants. Many myths about social grants abound,...
Should fashion houses be fined for skinny models?
According to France24.com the face of fashion in France, considered one of the capitals of the world, is set to change in a major way after French Health Minister, Marisol Tourain, announced earlier this week that the government has thrown its weight...
Lead SA- #TransportThursday
Today Lead SA together with other road safety stakeholders are literally stopping traffic with a highly emotive visual display of coffins along the N14 outside Johannesburg. From 06h00 this morning until 18h00 tonight, you will notice a lot of...
Gun violence prevention
Earlier this month the Draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill was gazetted for public comment. This forced South Africa's gun laws back into the spotlight. The draft bill is aimed at tightening controls and introducing minimum sentences for using guns...
The working conditions of female firefighters
Last week Friday, the Mail & Guardian featured a piece on the working conditions of women firefighters in the Western Cape. They spent time with female firefighters who battled the numerous blazes that made news headlines around the country earlier...
Canned lion hunting - good or bad?
Last week, a few days before Australia announced a ban on canned lion-hunting and the importation of hunting trophies, the IFP renewed its call for similar action in South Africa. They criticised the government for its failure to impose a ban on...
Dr Schomer-Raising narcissistic children
New research from Ohio State University suggests that parents who “overvalue” their kids between the ages of 7 and 11 raised children who scored higher on tests of narcissism, finding that efforts to raise a child’s self-esteem with heaps of praise...
Consumer Feature - Garnishee Orders
According to research compiled by the University of Pretoria’s law faculty, one in every 12 civil servants has a garnishee order against their salary and it seems many South Africans who fall prey to loan sharks are being let down by the legal system....
A different approach to drug addiction
Author and columnist for the Huffington Post and The Independent in London, Johann Hari has recently completed a 30 000 mile, three and a half year journey to figure out what really drives the drug war worldwide. Johann’s new book, Chasing The Scream:...
We speak with Nadia Neophytou who has all the week’s entertainment and gossip news.
Whistleblowers-are they adequately protected?
Last week the Open Democracy Advice Centre released a booklet titled “Heroes Under Fire”, which documents the harrowing stories of ten South African whistle-blowers in an attempt to highlight their experiences and identify key policy and legislative...
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