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Health: South Africans are keener to get vaccinated
Guest: Professor Ronelle Burger | Professor in the Economics Department at Stellenbosch University The number of people being vaccinated against COVID-19 in South Africa is on the rise after a bumpy start. But the more positive attitudes are not always reflected in vaccine registrations and vaccinations. This is according to the latest results of the Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey. Professor Ronelle Burger, Professor of Economic at Stellenbosch University is one of the lead researchers of the survey.
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Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD) to oppose IEC's court application to postpone local gov elections30 July 2021 | 10 Minute Listen
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Here's why ex-offenders should be made prison wardens in South Africa.29 July 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr Casper Lӧtter | Conflict criminologist affiliated with the School of Philosophy at North-West University Appointing former prisoners – or ex-offenders – as prison wardens is an international trend in corrections. This idea is gaining traction in South Africa particularly after recent budget cuts in the Department of Correctional Services. Many posts in prisons remain vacant which may negatively affect its mandate of rehabilitation. Dr Casper Lӧtter argues for the merits of the proposal incase of South Africa.
The challenges to vaccinating homeless populations29 July 2021 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest: Jean-Ray Knighton-Fitt | Director at U-Turn South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination programme currently requires that people enter an identity number when registering on government’s electronic system and present an identity document when they go to get jabbed. This makes it hard for homeless people without IDs to get vaccinated.
Health: Efforts to eliminate hepatitis in South Africa.29 July 2021 | 9 Minute Listen
Guest: Dr Andrew Scheibe | Technical advisor at TB HIV Care and researcher at the University of Pretoria's Department of Family Medicine In South Africa three million people are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and between 400 and 800 thousand people are living with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Viral Hepatitis is underdiagnosed and undertreated. TB HIV Care with other health advocacy groups held a World Hepatitis Day Advocacy and Training Roundtable, to help drive efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat in South Africa.
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Can Cata and Codeta resume talks for a resolution?28 July 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest: Mandla Hermanus | Secretary general at Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) There has still been no agreement between Cata and Codeta to end the deadly taxi war in Cape Town. While talks between the feuding taxi associations have lessened over the past days, is there is still hope for it to pick up and come to a resolution.
SAFPA offers burial help to families of Phoenix massacre28 July 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest: Ndabe Ngcobo, South African Funeral Practitioners Association (SAFPA) Deputy President The South African Funeral Practitioners Association (SAFPA) has offered their assistance to bury victims of the unrest two weeks ago in the Phoenix area, north of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal. SAFPA made the offer after being approached by a taxi association.
Finance: Taxes on investments28 July 2021 | 6 Minute Listen
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