Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
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Appeals court confirms Khehla Sitole's 'breach of duty'29 July 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest: Marianne Thamm The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein last month dismissed an application by National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole to have a high court judgment against him and two other members of top police management overturned. The judgement was not made public when it was handed down on 30 June The Gauteng High Court in January had ruled that Sitole and his two deputies, Francinah Vuma and Lebeoana Tsumani, had placed the interests of the ANC ahead of those of the country. Marianne Thamm, writing in the Daily Maverick today, says the commissioner, who was appointed by former president Jacob Zuma, which have a hard time trying to convince people that he can lead SAPS for the benefit of all South Africans.
Police failures demand urgent reforms29 July 2021 | 7 Minute Listen
Guest: We speak to Gareth Newham, the Head of Governance, Crime And Justice Division at the Institute for Security Studies, about his view that there is an urgent need to reform the SA Police before it is too late. He says the July attacks on the country's economic infrastructure exposed severe weakness in the police and intelligence services at a time of national crisis.
Rassie Erasmus video of ref mistakes in first test29 July 2021 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest: Craig Ray | Sports Editor at Daily Maverick A leaked video of Springbok director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, shows him expressing his concerns about what he described as 'unfair' decision taken by the referee during the first Test against the British and Irish Lions. The hour-long clip includes 26 pieces of footage from the game and sees him address issues such as him being the water carrier in that Test, officiating mistakes, and instances where foul play by the Lions wasn't penalised.
Plan B with Rebecca Davis29 July 2021 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest: Rebecca Davis | Journalist and Author at Daily Maverick Instead of our usual Plan B chat with the Daily Maverick's Rebecca Davis, this week we are speaking to her in Durban about the aftermath of the recent looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
"Dirty Dozen" are peddling anti-vax conspiracies via social media29 July 2021 | 5 Minute Listen
Guest: Kate Thompson-Davy Freelance journalist and an impactAFRICA fellow, Kate Thompson Davy, writing in the Business Day yesterday speaks about the so-called 'dirty dozen" pedding most of the anti-vaccination conspiracies on social media. Her information is based on a report published earlier this year but the Centre for Countering Digital Hate which analysed anti-vax content shared on Facebook and Twitter for a month and a half. It found that almost two-thirds of the content could be traced back to the accounts of just 12 people.
Penny Heyns on Schoenmaker and Corbett29 July 2021 | 13 Minute Listen
Guest: Penny Heyns South African swimmers, Tatjana Schoenmaker and her teammate Kaylene Corbett have both made it into the finals of the women’s 200m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympic Games. 100-metre silver medalist, Schoenmaker, finished as the fastest swimmer heading into the final, with Corbett the fourth fastest. We speak to former swimmer and Olympic double gold winner, Penny Heyns, who is with the team in Tokyo.
Situation in Tunisia28 July 2021 | 7 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr Claire Spencer Tunisia is facing its worst political crisis in a decade of democracy after President Kais Saied earlier this week ousted the government and suspended parliament with help from the army. This came after violent mass protests nationwide on Sunday as anger over the handling of a recent spike in Covid-19 cases, together with dissatisfaction about the country's economic and social turmoil boiled over. The move has been denounced as a coup by the country's main parties.