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The early morning highlights from Abongile Nzelenzele

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The early morning highlights from Abongile Nzelenzele

    Another firearm amnesty period approved

    Another firearm amnesty period approved

    In January, the South African Policing Union called on Police Minister Bheki Cele to cancel the firearm amnesty calling it problematic, adding that it undermines accountability. However, in April some firearm owners petitioned the Minister to consider extending the amnesty.

    Topic: Another firearm amnesty period approved

    Guest: Claire Taylor, Researcher at Gun Free SA

    • 9 min
    Parliament to strengthen fight against Gender-Based Violence

    Parliament to strengthen fight against Gender-Based Violence

    The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services confirmed in February this year that a review of the Domestic Violence Act and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act has been prepared.  The Domestic Violence Act, the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act is in relation to the register of sex offenders, and legislation pertaining to the Criminal Procedure Act to tighten bail and sentencing provisions for perpetrators of gender-based violence. The governing party also called for cases of gender-based violence and femicide to be fast-tracked. More recently, Parliament’s social development committee called on the department to speedily finalise the process of verifying 169 non-profit organisations to provide direct services to victims of gender-based violence so they could receive funding.
    Guest: Kerryn Rehse, Activist at Mosaic Training and Healing Centre
    Topic: egislations to be considered before parliament to strengthen fight againstGender-Based Violence

    • 12 min
    The UIF will not pay out from July

    The UIF will not pay out from July

    Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi said the commitment to pay the Ters benefits till June, 2020 is per the initial Directive of March 26, 2020. In total, UIF has disbursed close to R28 billion since 16 April 2020.  It says R770 million has been paid directly into the bank accounts of the workers instead of being paid through their employers even though the employers lodged the claims on behalf of workers. The cumulative figure since April that has been paid as relief payments to domestic workers stands at R135 million while a total of R639 million has been paid to workers of foreign nationality.

    Guest: Melitta Ngalonkulu, Financial Journalist at Moneyweb
    Topic: The UIF will not pay out from July

    Host: Africa Melane

    • 8 min
    A Rustic Energy Solution to Save Uganda's Forests

    A Rustic Energy Solution to Save Uganda's Forests

    Topics:From the Continent: A Rustic Energy Solution to Save Uganda's Forests

    Guest: Sokhu Sibiya, Editor - Africa.com

    • 2 min
    The practicality of the POPI Act

    The practicality of the POPI Act

    The Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013 will come into effect from 1 July 2020. Companies will have one year – until 1 July 2021 – to comply. Once the law comes into effect, companies will have strict rules to follow about what they can do with your information, how long they can keep it, and how they contact you. This means, come 1 July 2021, you’ll receive fewer spam voice messages on your phone (known as robocalls), and fewer spam SMSes.  Fines can run up to a maximum of R10 million. Companies need to ask your permission to send you marketing material. If you’ve given that permission, they can contact you until you ask them to stop. To help us understand the POPI Act some more and discuss ways in which companies will be able to meet its obligations speedily, 

    Guest: Brandon Naicker, Cybersecurity Executive at LAWtrust

    Topics: The practicality of the POPI Act

    • 10 min
    Zambian anti-corruption protestors outwit riot police with the virtual demonstration

    Zambian anti-corruption protestors outwit riot police with the virtual demonstration

    Guest: Jean - Jacques Cornish, Africa Correspondent

    Topics:  Zambian anti-corruption protestors outwit riot police with the virtual demonstration.

    Ethiopia to push ahead with filling Blue ~Nile dam despite Egyptian and Sudanese protests.

    Insurgents launch violent attack near Mozambique's multi billion dollar gas project

    • 6 min

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