The Midday Report with Lester Kiewit Podcast
Episodes in this series
How do we mitigate risk for our HC workers? Is PPE corruption harming our doctors & nurses? DENOSA responds04 August 2020 | 5 Minute Listen
Guest : Simon Hlungwani President of the Democratic Nurses Organisation of South Africa Simon Hlungwani spoke to Lester in response to the reports of deaths of at least eight doctors from Covid-19 in Gauteng public hospitals last week
Municipal audit shows 72% clean W Cape financial record. How does good forensic accounting help with governance?03 August 2020 | 5 Minute Listen
Guest : Sharonne Adams | Western Cape Business Executive AG at Auditor-General Of South Africa| How does good forensic accounting help with governance? Should politicians be held personally, criminally, and financially liable for corruption and financial mismanagement? Sharonne Adams, of the Auditor-General office in the Western Cape (the only province that leads in the country in terms of clean audits) joins me on the line now to explain
Child dagga criminality rulings stands up for children's rights.03 August 2020 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest : Karabo Ozah | Director at Centre For Child Law| Children who bear the stigma of drug use are often ostracised, kicked out of school or sent to juvenile corrections centres and left to veer further into actual criminality, instead of, with the right kind of help, finding their way back onto the right road and becoming useful members of society. And child rights campaigners say this is exactly what a groundbreaking High Court ruling to protect the rights of children, intends to do. Judge Ingrid Opperman of the Gauteng High Court, Joburg, declared sections of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act unconstitutional and invalid where it criminalized the use or possession of cannabis by children. Many young people’s lives have been radically impacted after they were caught in the possession of cannabis and then went down the justice system. But the courts on Friday ruled that children in these kinds of cases should rather be referred to diversion programmes instead.