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Tackling Rhino poaching
Bongani Bingwa speaks to Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Environmental Affairs Over the years, the Department of Environmental Affairs, have consulted, appointed commissions, held public participation events, and numerous workshops, yet ignored all recommendations including that of private rhino owners and the Scientific Authority, to table an international trade proposal in rhino horn COP18.
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Graduates leaving South Africa for greener pastures?24 May 2019 | 4 Minute Listen
Twenty five year old Thlologelo Rampa holds two degrees from Wits University, but she was unemployed for three years. Frustrated and hopeless after applying over 100 times for jobs, Thlologelo left for Australia. Within a month of arriving there, she got a job.
The Color Purple wins big at Naledi Awards24 May 2019 | 5 Minute Listen
The Color Purple won seven awards at the 2019 Naledi Theatre Awards. These awards, which honour stage and theatre performers in the country, were held at the Joburg Theatre. The Color Purple has been so popular in the country, that it will return for yet another run at the Joburg Theatre next year. What has made this musical so popular in the country?
Is ANC Deputy President David Mabuza could be playing the long game?24 May 2019 | 5 Minute Listen
Bongani Bingwa speaks to Natasha Marrian : Political Editor at Mail & Guardian Mail & Guardian reports today that ANC Deputy President David Mabuza could be playing the long game, following his postponement of his swearing in as a Member of Parliament this week. The newspaper reports that insiders in the ANC say Mabuza is playing the long game to place him in a strong position to become President of the ANC.
Illegal dumping of waste from Europe causing a health hazard24 May 2019 | 7 Minute Listen
Bongani Bingwa speaks to Ishaam Abader DDG in the Department of Environmental Affairs A syndicate is behind the illegal dumping containers of plastic waste from European countries in South Africa. This is according to the department of environmental affairs’ Green Scorpions. Also being dumped here is oil-contaminated soil, posing a serious risk to our environment.
I have never been a spy - Letsatsi Duba State Security Minister23 May 2019 | 8 Minute Listen
Earlier this week, Sunday Independent reported that State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba allegedly lived a double life as a Limpopo MEC and a paid spy for more than 10 years, earning millions of rand which she never declared to Parliament. Bongani speaks to Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe, Legal Advisor to the State Security Minister, for a response to these allegations.
Hilton College refused opportunity to make amends to land claimants23 May 2019 | 13 Minute Listen
Bongani Bingwa speaks to Khaya Sithole : Activist & Political Commentator The history of land dispossession coincides with the relocation of black Hilton farm workers, except four families, in the early 20th century after the passing of the 1913 Natives Land Act, when it was legislated that black people could not own land, leading to farm owners reneging on an agreement to give families land if they worked for free, becoming labour tenants.
Tsogo Sun celebrating 50 years of existence22 May 2019 | 10 Minute Listen
Bongani Bingwa speaks to Ravi Nadasen, COO, Tsogo Sun The group was established in 1969, when hotelier Sol Kerzner founded the chain of Southern Sun Hotels in partnership with South African Breweries. Prior to 1994, the group's operations were limited to hotels as gambling in South Africa was heavily restricted.