Tonight with Lester Podcast
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98 Economists and Researchers Say The Supplementary Budget Reneges on the President’s COVID-19 Rescue Package01 July 2020 | 17 Minute Listen
Guest : Dick Forslund | Economist & Researcher at Alternative Information & Development Centre | Close to 100 economists have rallied together and written an open letter to the Standing Committee on Finance to reject the newly released supplementary budget (as tabled by the Minister of Finance on Wednesday 24 June 2020). The open letter and submission from South African economists, economic and business analysts, and others on the Supplementary Budget (tabled 24 June 2020) argues that the Supplementary Budget Reneges on the President’s COVID-19 Rescue Package and poses dire risks to the country. South Africa is in an unprecedented crisis. The Minister projected a fall in GDP of 7.2% and estimates of jobs at risk vary to as high as 2 million. Millions will be plunged deeper into poverty if action isn’t taken immediately.
Pet abandonment skyrockets amid lockdown Level 330 June 2020 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest : Marcelle Du Plessis | Fund Raising and Communications Manager at Mdzananda Animal Clinic Khayelitsha The Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha has recorded a sharp increase in dog abandonments since the implementation of lockdown level 3. The clinic say this is an unusual increase.
'WE'RE TIRED OF MOURNING SISTERS': YOUNG PEOPLE GATHER AT PARLY IN GBV PROTEST30 June 2020 | 5 Minute Listen
Guest : Kaylynn Palm| Reporter at EWN| Young people from across Cape Town gathered at Parliament on Tuesday to protest against gender-based violence. About 300 people are standing at the gates calling on government to take action. Dressed in black, young women and men are holding placards and pictures of victims of violence. Some of the posters read "Gender-based violence is a pandemic" and "Women are not your property". During a moment of silence, they lay on the ground, some with posters in the air.
Beautiful News feature29 June 2020 | 8 Minute Listen
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South African business travel sector is gradually getting back to ‘normal’ - here's what to expect29 June 2020 | 14 Minute Listen
Guest : Bonnie Smith| FCM General Manager for South Africa| The South African business travel sector is gradually getting back to ‘normal’ as more airports are opening. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula today announced that in addition to the original four airports that are currently operating, the following domestic airports will reopen from 01 July: • Bram Fischer International Airport • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport • Pietermaritzburg Airport • Port Elizabeth International Airport • Richards Bay Airport • Skukuza Airport • Upington International Airport
Business Unboring with Andrew Thompson: SAA Voyager miles are now worthless29 June 2020 | 9 Minute Listen
Guest : Andrew Thompson, freelance writer for Business Insider What happens to SAA Voyager miles during the lock down? Could one even cash on those voyager miles now and how would it work? To read more of Andrew's fascinating research and informative articles, visit: www.Andrew-Thompson.com