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SAMA membership provides you with individual or collective representation aimed at influencing medical and health legislation, regulation and policies. Our activities, products and services will assist you, as a private or public sector practitioner, to practise more successfully. Medical doctors and medical students registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), qualify for SAMA membership. All members must abide by the Memorandum of Incorporation, Company rules and ...
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Laura Kessler and her guests explore a diverse array of topics engaging Jewish leadership and the AIM Syndrome: Antisemitism, Israel-phobia, and Miseducation of our youth and culture. Her guests include prominent thought leaders, activists, academics, historians, politicians, among others that dominate headlines within the international Jewish world today. https://www.jewishtvchannel.com/talkingpoint/
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Dr David Matsanga has written an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa warning him about what he terms “the hidden emerging conflict in South Africa”. guest: Professor Steven Friedman, Research Professor: Humanities Faculty at the University of JohannesburgBy SAfm
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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomed the re-election of President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, the election of the Premiers and Presiding Officers, and the convening of Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures. The Federation also noted and shared views on the declaration of intent establishing a Government of National and Pr…
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SA’s biggest doctor organization, the South African Medical Association, is calling on president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa to slash the size of his cabinet and use the savings to hire more healthcare workers. Ramaphosa is under pressure to scale back the number of cabinet posts to cut costs, while accommodating the various political parties that have a…
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It’s public knowledge that South Africa has an electricity crisis where national supply is often unable to meet demand. A report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) identifies a broad lack of understanding of battery opportunities. GUEST: Richard Halsey, Policy Advisor on SA energy team at the International Institute f…
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Dr David Matsanga has written an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa warning him about what he terms “the hidden emerging conflict in South Africa”. Matsanga also calls on President Ramaphosa to make peace with former president Jacob Zuma asking - Are there no better ways black South Africans like you and Zuma can resolve your gulf differences…
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The South African Tobacco-Free Youth Forum is a network of vibrant young people who are constantly & actively championing for Tobacco Control in our South African communities. The forum encourages youth advocates to join the revolution in reaching a goal that is far bigger than themselves. The forum encourages youth advocates to join the revolution…
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Police in Zimbabwe have arrested Jameson Timba, the interim leader of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change and dozens of young activists for holding a political meeting. A total of 80 people were arrested yesterday. Timba took over from Nelson Chamisa who resigned from the party in January, alleging that ZANU-PF members had hijacked it. The…
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While youth empowerment has dominated many conversations over the past few years, the lack of significant progress is a cause for concern. According to Statistics South Africa, the absorption rate of young men into the labour market is 31.9%, outpacing that of young women, which stands at 24.2% - especially in technology space. The United Nations W…
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Forty-five people died and 27 others were seriously injured on 17 June 1992 when several hundred IFP-supporting residents of the KwaMadala hostel launched attacks on the Boipatong community, near Vanderbijlpark, during a period of escalating violence between the ANC and IFP in the area. Victims included at least nine children, two babies and 17 wom…
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Power cuts are expected to last at least another three weeks in parts of Ghana because of a shortage of supplies from Nigeria. A statement from the state power firm said a temporary shutdown for maintenance works at an unnamed Nigerian gas supplier was to blame. Ghanaians have endured years of regular power shortages and they even have their own ni…
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Ikamva Youth was founded in 2003 by Joy Olivier and Makhosi Gogwana, who travelled very different paths to get to the same job, as researchers at the Human Sciences Research Council. Joy went to a privileged school in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, and Makhosi went to a township school in Khayelitsha, WC. Ikamva Youth now uses cutting-edge educational appr…
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We kick off the show by reflecting on the weekend’s political developments. The uMkhonto we Sizwe party leader Jacob Zuma has criticised the formation of a government of national unity, describing it as a white-led unholy alliance between the ANC and the DA. The government of national unity includes the ANC, DA, IFP and PA and lately we are told th…
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We kick off the show by reflecting on the weekend’s political developments. The uMkhonto we Sizwe party leader Jacob Zuma has criticised the formation of a government of national unity, describing it as a white-led unholy alliance between the ANC and the DA. The government of national unity includes the ANC, DA, IFP and PA and lately we are told th…
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Today was dominated by developments in parliament as some of the most important offices were being filled. MPs took their oaths as they start they work ahead of the 7th administration. We also heard from DA leader, John Steenhuizen announcing that his party has signed an agreement for a Government of National Unity with the ANC and IFP. For a persp…
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The Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley has given many young people from the fringes of society a lifeline to access higher education. In many ways, this university is seen as a beacon for students from all over the country. Many of their graduates are the first people in their families to obtain a degree. It is also worth mentioning that the late …
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Big announcement on the Government of National Unity by the IFP last night. Constitutional Court dismissing the MK Party’s bid to stop the first sitting of the National Assembly also happening last night. Patriotic Alliance stating that they will be voting for Ramaphosa to be President tomorrow. EFF Presser at 6PM tonight. ANC NEC locked in a speci…
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According to a news report in money web this morning, Media24 is set to close some of its iconic and mainstream newspapers in October this year. The newspapers in question are City Press, Daily Sun, Rapport and Beeld. The article further states that the only print publication in the stable remaining in circulation is the Cape Town-headquartered Die…
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As South Africa observes Youth Month. The Road Accident Fund has revealed that the leading cause of death for youth in South Africa is road accidents. According to the organisation’s latest data - between 2020 and 2022, the estimated number of people between the ages of 15 and 34 who died on South Africa's roads was almost 14,000 out of a total of …
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What kind of conversations should we be having as a nation, given the unpredictable environment that we find ourselves in and how do we ensure that regardless of our current situation we take South Africa forward? For more on this……. GUEST: Buyani Zwane, Lecturer at Gibs Business School and CEO of Breakthrough Development (which is about leadership…
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The Global Watch: As the country waits with bated breath to find out if President Cyril Ramaphosa will be re-elected as President of the country for the second term. Professor Somadoda Fikeni joins us to discuss the global shift of political and economic activity and what it means for our pending government of national unity. This as we know that p…
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As we continue with our Youth Month theme. Today we talk about challenges that young people usually face in becoming business owners. Our guest is Luthando Kolwapi, founder of Boerie Bro’s. GUEST: Luthando Kolwapi, founder of Boerie Bro’s. ****SAfm 104-107 – Leading the conversationBy SAfm
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Let’s now look at this chilling story about two South African engineers who have been unlawfully held as state hostages in Equatorial Guinea since February last year. This as their families have launched an online petition and social media campaign to share their story and demand their urgent release. GUEST: Shaun Murphy, spokesperson for the Potgi…
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Tomorrow marks the 11th annual Black4Rohingya campaign which is about remembering the Rohingya people who were massacred in Arakan State in the second week of June in 2012. We understand that since February this year, hundreds of Rohingya have been killed and over 200 000 of them have been displaced. Joining us to outline the significance of this c…
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The Electoral Court has dismissed an application by Jabulani Khumalo with punitive costs. You may recall that Khumalo approached the Electoral Court in a bid to have the IEC’s record of former President Jacob Zuma as the leader (President) of the MK Party invalidated and set aside. Joining us to look at the political dynamics around this is….. GUES…
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Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla held a media briefing earlier today to update the public on the outbreak of Mpox disease and outline plans by the department in collaboration with various stakeholders in the sector to curb further spread and prevent mortality. The Minister said five cases have been confirmed in South Africa so far with two of the…
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Telkom, the state-owned telecommunications company, has recently declared and completed a $357 million sale of its cell phone towers. 6200 mobile towers make up Telkom's vast portfolio of communication infrastructure, which is managed and operated by Swiftnet, owned by Telkom. It appears from observation that mobile providers are increasingly selli…
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As part of observing Youth Month - we continue to look at some of the pressing issues that are affecting young people in this country. Today we revisit the issue of Teen Pregnancy, assessing as to why it remains a growing problem. Earlier this year, Deputy Minister of Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, described the increase in teenage pregnancies in th…
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Rand Water will be embarking on a 37-day maintenance regime that will see days-long water disruptions hitting parts of Gauteng on a set schedule. According to the water utility, it will be embarking on “an extensive proactive maintenance of its infrastructure” from 22 June to 29 July 2024. GUEST: Makenosi Maroo, Rand Water Spokesperson…
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Transnet Port Terminals and business grouping the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) has hit back at a report by the World Bank and rating agency S&P’s that ranked four South African ports as among the worst in the world for efficiency and competitiveness. Transnet and the SAAFF claim that the report was limited in its focus an…
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As the GNU talks are still underway with different political parties in a bid to bring about a new government. There are those who are of the view that if an ANC-DA coalition succeeds, it could spell the end of President Cyril Ramaphosa in the ANC. For more on this discussion, we are joined by…. GUEST: Professor Sipho Seepe, Political commentor…
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Terry Tselane joins us to share his thoughts on coalition governments. You may recall that in 2018 Tselane once called for an independent body to regulate a coalition government, arguing that such a move will avoid the prospect of governance being held to ransom by political squabbles. GUEST: Terry Tselane - Chief Executive Officer of the Institute…
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Last week, the University of the Free State announced the accreditation of its medical programme by the Republic of Korea. The University of the Free State benchmarks itself against both local and international institutions and this affirms its place as one of the top-tier medical schools in the world. An alumnus from the university succeeded in ge…
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Yesterday’s comrades’ marathon has been covered extensively in our sports bulletins by our Minister of Sports, Tumi Nkgapele. Great to see Gerda Steyn break another record. The big question for us though is, what impact does this race have on Brand South Africa? GUEST: Dr. Thebe Ikalafeng, pre-eminent African authority on branding.…
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Lawyers for the uMkhonto we Sizwe Political Party have sent a letter of demand to the Secretary of Parliament, Xolile George and Chief Justice Raymond Zondo asking both offices to refrain from convening the first sitting of parliament. MK Party lawyers have said that failure to comply with the letter of demand would result in court action. GUEST: L…
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IEC is facing its first legal challenge to the election, with a number of political parties lodging objections to the final results and calling for them to be declared null and void. In papers filed by the Hola Bon Renaissance Foundation last week, the non-profit organisation approached the Electoral Court about what it calls the IEC’s failure to d…
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