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The best of Early Breakfast for those that like to rise before the rest of us.

    Right of reply: Netcare responding to employee call

    Right of reply: Netcare responding to employee call

    Yesterday we received a call from a Netcare employee regarding communication to the staff about COVID-19, etc. He works at Netcare Waterfall.  This morning we're joined by Netcare's Regional Director for Gauteng South West, Sandile Mbele, to respond to the issues raised by Sipho.

    Guest: Sandile  Mbele, Regional Director: Gauteng South West  at Netcare

    Topics: Right of reply: Netcare responding to employee call

    Host: Africa Melane

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    • 10 min
    Basic income grant beyond Covid-19 relief fund

    Basic income grant beyond Covid-19 relief fund

    The ANC NEC has instructed the economic cluster to look into the feasibility of a basic income grant for the unemployed. The party says this is important to tackle the poverty that has been exacerbated by the pandemic.  President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a historic emergency package to deal with the coronavirus crisis in South Africa. It is historic because it is the largest such spending package yet.  Child support grant beneficiaries will receive an extra R300 in May and from June to October they will receive an additional R500 each month. Unemployed South Africans not already receiving a grant or not receiving a UIF payment will be eligible for R350 per month.

    Guest: Ivor Chipkin, Director of the think-tank on Government and Public Policy

    Topics: Basic income grant beyond Covid-19 relief fund

    Host: Africa Melane, Early Breakfast

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    • 8 min
    Fitness Friday’s with Liezel V – Fitness Index Report

    Fitness Friday’s with Liezel V – Fitness Index Report

    Been speculating about which fitness brand is the hottest? Want to follow the worlds most powerful fitness influencer? This morning, Africa and Liezel discuss the results of this report, as well as looking at what safety measures gyms in SA have put into place for when they reopen.

     Guest: Liezel van der Westhuizen, KFM early mornings Host, TV, MC & Motivational Speaker

    Topic: Fitness Friday’s with Liezel V – Fitness Index Report

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    • 12 min
    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

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    • 9 min
    What Gauteng can learn from the Western Cape

    What Gauteng can learn from the Western Cape

    On Sunday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said Gauteng would emerge with the highest number of cases in the coming days, overtaking the Western Cape. Mkhize has also warned that South Africa is on the verge of facing a spike in coronavirus cases and related deaths which means another hard lockdown "may become necessary". Mkhize said the infection rate in Gauteng, in particular, had increased faster than had been anticipated. He added that the so-called "hard lockdown" – Level 5 – had helped prepare the healthcare sector for the anticipated surge in infections.

    Guest: Professor Alex van den Heever, WITS School of Governance

    Topics: What Gauteng can learn from the Western Cape

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    • 18 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

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    • 8 min

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