Today with Kieno Kammies
Reach for a dream campaign- Zach Ernstzen
Today is World Dream Day and reach for a Dream, the world-famous charity that makes the dreams of terminally ill children come true. One such child is Zach Ernstzen, The 11-year-old was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells. Zach had his dream fulfilled by the foundation. Kieno is joined by his mom Cindy to share more about his experience.
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V&A Waterfront drive-through Covid-19 testing facility23 October 2020 | 12 Minute Listen
The V&A Waterfront now offers visitors of all ages the convenience of a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility without even having to leave their cars. The Waterfront, in partnership with Dis-Chem, is set to launch the new public facility on Saturday, 24 October. The facility will operate between 9am and 4pm from Monday to Friday, and between 9am and 2pm on Saturday. Extended hours and Sunday’s are planned for December. It is located at Battery Park in the V&A’s Canal District, with entrances via Alfred Street or Dock Road. It will be open to any adult or child of any nationality, with the requirement that one must produce an identity document or passport. All patrons should wear a mask at the site.
City’s R7,8 million Wallacedene upgrade project progressing, despite illegal occupation threats22 October 2020 | 11 Minute Listen
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi, along with other dignitaries and City officials visited the Wallacedene informal settlement upgrade project in Kraaifontein today, 21 October 2020. The City is working to transform the lives of 269 households with one-on-one services and clear access ways for basic and emergency service delivery, among others. Joining us is Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, City of Cape Town,Malusi Booi
Calls for donations after free state fire22 October 2020 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest: Willem Symington Head of Agri SA Disaster Management Unit. More than 100 000 hectares of pastures have been destroyed in a devastating fire in large parts of the Free State and Northern Cape over the past four days. Large numbers of livestock, game and even houses have been destroyed. Boshof, Dealesville, Hertzogville and Hoopstad are some of the areas affected by the devastation. According to Free State Agriculture, a fire was caused by protesters who set tyres alight during a protest over service delivery. It was driven further by strong winds that occurred largely over the Free State. Numerous volunteers and farmers joined forces to put out the fires. Some of the helpers were seriously injured. Agri SA appeals to the private sector to make donations directly to Free State Agriculture. Prospective donors can contact Elize Spence of Free State Agriculture at firstname.lastname@example.org or 051 444 4609. Financial contributions can be made to Free State Agriculture's disaster fund as follows: