Early Breakfast with Africa Melane
Episodes in this series
Moroka Swallows vs Mamelodi Sundowns22 January 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
Swallows FC and Mamelodi Sundowns met on Saturday for the top of the table clash. Despite this being their first season in the DStv Premiership, The Birds already looks capable of challenging Mamelodi Sundowns for the league title. Vuyani Joni is the Editor at Soccer Laduma
Ways to make safety part of your fitness and training22 January 2021 | 10 Minute Listen
Safety in lifestyle, should be foremost in many people's minds during this time; And your favorite Fitness Enthusiast is talking safety in so many important contexts: safety and Covid-19, fitness, health, as well as even safety when training.
Should Families of COVID-19 victims be allowed to view the body before burial?21 January 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest : Nkosi Mwelo Nonkonyana | General Secretary at Congress Of Traditional Leaders Of South Africa (Contralesa) Funerals continue to be among the major super-spreader events of the coronavirus. While limited to 50 people attending, some Eastern Cape villages are believed to have as many as 10 funeral services in a week. Making the chances of contracting the virus are much higher. However it has also emerged that a number of families have buried wrong bodies after a mix-up at funeral parlours. Now traditionalists, Contrelsa, want a review of COVID-19 regulations to accommodate families who want to view bodies. Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana is the Contralesa Eastern Cape provincial chairperson.
Ramaphosa signs in new law that ends time limit to prosecute sexual offences21 January 2021 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest : Bronwyn Pithey | Advocate at Women's Legal Centre President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into a law a new bill. The Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill lifts the prescription that after a particular period of time a victim cannot institute a civil claim or a criminal prosecution. Previously, certain sexual offences were prescribed, which meant alleged perpetrators could not be prosecuted after 20 years from the time the alleged offence occurred. Now all sexual offences will be excluded from the 20-year time limit. Bronwin Pithey is an advocate at the Women's Legal Centre.
Data from Gauteng Department of Health’s Mpilo database shows that 56% of positive COVID-19 cases are women but only 50% of the population are women21 January 2021 | 4 Minute Listen
Guest :Dr Alexandra Parker is the researcher of urban and cultural studies at the Gauteng City-Region Observatory. To understand some of the drivers for the higher rates of female cases, Gauteng City- Region Observatory used their Quality of Life V (GCRO, 2017/18) survey data. Based on its March 2020 COVID-19 vulnerability indices they examined risk factors related to COVID-19 and lockdown conditions and their ramifications.
Inter-ministerial committee on vaccines and the task that lies ahead20 January 2021 | 9 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr. Aslam Dasoo | Convenor of the progressive Health Forum President Ramaphosa has established an inter-ministerial committee to oversee the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines in the country. The committee, chaired by Deputy President David Mabuza, will be tasked with helping the government to cooperate more effectively to ensure the whole process of the distribution of vaccination is streamlined.
Finance: Back-to-school hacks20 January 2021 | 9 Minute Listen
Guest : Vicki Sleet | Blogger at Iwantthat.co.za and cofounder of Luckybird content agency at ... Don't fret if you put off shopping for back-to-school supplies after the announcement that schools re-open two weeks later than planned. Use this extra time to prepare and insure you tick off all the items on your child's stationery list. Mom and blogger, Vicki Sleet, has some budget-friendly hacks for all parents prepping for the new schooling year.
Uber Eats drivers strike planned for this week19 January 2021 | 5 Minute Listen
Guest : Duane Bernard | Representative at Uber Driver Partners association Uber Eats drivers plan a nationwide strike on Friday, with plans to picket at fast-food outlets, and at Uber’s head office, as they demand an increase in their fees. Last month, drivers brought deliveries in Gauteng to a standstill for two days in protest of a sharp fall in their income over recent months, after Uber Eats cut delivery fees. Duane Bernard is a representative for the Uber Driver Partners association
MeerKAT telescope discovers two rare radio galaxies19 January 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest : Dr Jacinta Delhaize | Postdoctoral research fellow in the Astronomy Department at University Of Cape Tow The MeerKAT radio telescope, outside Carnarvon, has made another exciting find. Two giant radio galaxies were discovered by one of the facility's projects, the MIGHTEE survey. A radio galaxy is one that has a supermassive black hole in its centre. When interstellar gas falls in towards the black hole, it becomes active and releases huge amounts of energy from this region. Post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town, Dr Jacinta Delhaize is the lead author of the research.
Travel & Tourism: The devastating impact on car rental industry19 January 2021 | 10 Minute Listen
Guest : Sandile Ntseoane | General manager at Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) It is anticipated significant volume reductions in the travel and tourism sector will continue. Car rental services have recognised their businesses are not protected from the economic devastation. With a revenue that is heavily reliant on air-travel, lockdown and travel bans since the pandemic hit have had a devastating impact on the car rental industry. Sandile Ntseoane is the general manager at Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association.