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Sabc News North West provides a platform that extends news coverage beyond television and radio. It adds to the presence of the SABC News brand on digital platforms to be on par with the rest of the world. The news are generated SABC journalists in the North West province but is not limited to the province. Our footprint spreads across several provinces and our stories reflect as such.
 
Award-winning Current Affairs and news talk show bringing you topical news issues of the week. Relevant to Lotus FM - we cover issues YOU want - beating deadlines, making headlines. 6-7am, 1-1:30pm weekdays and weekends from 1-2pm.
 
METRO FM is a national radio station in South Africa owned by the SABC. The station broadcasts on FM Stereo as well as the DStv Bouquet Channel 181. The station started broadcasting in September, 1986 as Radio Metro to compete with the now defunct Radio Bop. Playing a mix of urban contemporary and bubblegum pop Radio Bop was able to reach black audiences in parts of the Transvaal by broadcasting on the AM band from the "independent" bantustan of Bophuthatswana where it was licensed. This pro ...
 
On 1 May 1950, the first commercial radio station in South Africa, Springbok Radio took to the airwaves broadcasting in both English and Afrikaans. This followed almost 5 years of intense investigation by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and after consultations with both Lord Reith of the BBC and the South African Government it was decided to introduce commercial radio in South Africa to supplement the SABC's existing public service English and Afrikaans networks. Just imagi ...
 
Born S’phamandla Mhlongo on 13th June 1989, MarazA is a South African musician, producer, writer, and TV maker. His main musical forte is Hip Hop and Alternative Rap (including Electronic), although he has become known for his versatility and flexibility. He is a former battle champion, having participated in and won the Jam Alley Versus Competition, The KZN leg of the Halls BeatBox Choir, and the South African Leg of Channel O MC Africa 2, of which he was the RSA champion and came third in ...
 
The Epic Casebook Of Inspector Carr (1956-85) - "... in which Inspector Carr investigates ..." - The highly successful detective series, starring Hugh Rouse as Inspector Carr. Written & Produced by Michael Silver at the CRC Studios, Johannesburg. The series aired originally on Thursday evenings at 21H30, sponsored by the Epic Oil Company of S.A. The first actor to play Inspector Carr was Don Davis, he was replaced in 1959 by Hugh Rouse. Don returned briefly in 1963 for 14 episodes. However H ...
 
Oketsa seeks to encourage easy, laid back office listening. The show mostly targets office executives, addressing their day to day challenges, equipping those entering the job market with “surviving the workplace” skills and helping those at home find work (addressing unemployment). The show has a monstrous task to educate and inform local audiences of the “gaan-an’s” in their backyard (reflecting South Africa to South Africans) and providing them with a glimpse of what is taking place in th ...
 
As the second most common cancer among American women, breast cancer takes a heavy toll on our patients and our healthcare system as a whole. And since research efforts are constantly devoted to finding innovative diagnostic and treatment strategies, this Breaking Boundaries in Breast Cancer features the latest updates gathered from conferences held around the world and from top experts in the field.
 
Billionaires in Boxers TV (BiBtv) The Global Entrepreneur Network. Billionaire’s in Boxers. Stay Remote, Stay Global. Join us Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, live across Africa and online globally. Hosts Phil Pelucha & Justin Kotze, leaders of Billionaires in Boxers media, interview global experts to provide their audience with actionable steps to take control of their financial freedom. The ability to work from wherever you want, whenever you want. Join the Remote Working Revolution for i ...
 
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The South African Music Performance Rights Association is not in tune with the SABC. It’s accused the public broadcaster of not paying artists their royalties, and so in an attempt to get the monies owed to artists, SAMPRA is taking the SABC to court. Business Day TV caught up with the association's CEO, Pfanani Lishivha for more of the detail.​…
 
We spoke to SABC Sport General Manager Gary Rathbone and Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams who intervened in the impasse between SABC and MultiChoice over the broadcast rights of the CAF Champions League final between Al Ahly and Kaizer Chiefs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Community protection groups have sprung up across KwaZulu-Natal since civil unrest began over a week ago. While some are particularly focused on safeguarding malls and businesses, that survived the scourge, others want to restore a sense of calm and order so residents can sleep at night. But, in some instances, these groups have drawn criticism for…
 
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE The Jacob Zuma judgement The Constitutional Court found former president Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to a 15-month jail term, for his failure to comply with an order of the Constitutional Court to testify before the state capture inquiry. Acting Chief Justice Sisi Kampepe said ‘The majority has no c…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - Well-known Durban based travel agent and Urdu poet Shuaib Mamode was laid to rest yesterday afternoon after succumbing to COVID-19 complications. Shuaib is the son of Lotus FM religious presenter E.B Mamode. His cousin Naeem Abad described Shuaib as an inspirational person that always always brought out the br…
 
By Newsbreak Executive Producer Salma Patel - President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced tax reprieves to employees and small business owners affected by the looting, unrest and the lockdown restrictions. Ramaphosa mentioned that the pay-as-you-earn or PAYE taxes will be deferred for a period of three months. Economist Professor Dilip Garach explains …
 
By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - "The Racial tensions in KwaZulu-Natal are being exaggerated to serve political agendas that do not benefit the poor and marginalised." That is according to anti-apartheid activist, Bishop Rubin Phillip of the Anglican Church. He is the co-chair of the KZN Social Cohesion Council - which was recently formed to…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - This morning we continue our weekly series relating to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Each week we will be profiling a must see athlete and today we tell you all about a young man who's had the weight of South Africa's hopes on his shoulders for many a year now - none other than swimming superstar Chad Le Clos.…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - Some youth from Durban are in high spirits about getting the COVID-19 jab, as SA's vaccination rollout picks up pace. In his address to the public on Sunday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that youth aged between 18 and 34 years old will be eligible to be vaccinated from September. While some say …
 
By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - The recent unrest and looting that swept through KwaZulu-Natal has left people in Durban without access to chronic medication and medical care. This is according to Jonathan Whittall from Doctors Without Borders. Whittall is coordinating a team that has mobilised to provide this much needed medical assistance to …
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Hoosen Ebrahim - As the number of active Coronavirus cases in South Africa peak at over 150-thousand, experts believe that President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement to relax lockdown regulations could contribute to a spike in infections. KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape have seen a growing number of infecti…
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Taliesha Naidoo - A 45-year-old man, Bruce Nimmerhoudt is appearing at the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court charged with allegedly inciting public violence. Nimmerhoudt was arrested on Friday, 16th July in Johannesburg, following a voice note on social media platforms where a male person could be heard inciting members of societ…
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Taliesha Naidoo - The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Kwazi Mshengu is visiting schools in Phoenix, north of Durban today. This after a number of parents allegedly expressed their fears of sending their children back to school following the violent unrest in the area. At least 20 people were killed in Phoenix during the unre…
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Tashlan Naidoo and Taliesha Naidoo - Scores of people have gathered outside the Verulam Magistrates Court, north of Durban where seven suspects are expected to appear in connection with crimes that were committed in Phoenix during the violent unrest two weeks ago. At least 20 people died during the unrest. Police have confirm…
 
By Newsbreak Executive Producer Salma Patel - Now that many supply chains have been re-established ensuring that necessities are becoming available in strife-hit areas of KwaZulu-Natal, relief aid organisations are now looking at the longer-term needs of communities. Several charity groups including "Moti Cares", are working to provide affected fam…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - Restaurants will now be opened for trade and sit-down meals and on-site alcohol consumption. This spells good news for the restaurant industry - after it took a knock due to lockdown restrictions and the unrest that destroyed some venues within shopping malls. CEO of the Restaurant Association of South Africa …
 
By Newsbreak Executive Producer Salma Patel - A Durban-based law firm is offering R50,000 reward for the successful arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the murder of patrollers and youth - who died at the height of tensions during the unrest at Phoenix. Two youngsters, 17-year-old Shaylin Singh and 18-year-old Faybian Moodley were alleg…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - Seven suspects are expected to appear at the Verulam Magistrate's Court, north of Durban today - in connection with deaths that allegedly took place at Phoenix during the recent civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal. Police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili says so far eight people have been arrested. One suspect has …
 
By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that schools will re-open today. This follows twenty-eight days since the President announced the adjusted alert level 4 lockdown restrictions to lower the country's rate of infection. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motsekga announced at the weekend that her department …
 
By Newsbreak Executive Producer Salma Patel - The 1860 Heritage Centre in Durban has begun a series of dialogues to confront racism, ethnicity, inequality and fake news. This as the country tries to rebuild and mend relations after the looting and civil unrest that also fanned the flames of racism, especially in KwaZulu-Natal. The esteemed panel in…
 
President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved the country from Alert Level Four to the Adjusted Alert Level Three of the national lockdown. This will see the re-opening of schools this morning, alcohol ban and sale lifted and gatherings including religious and political events now permitted. And much to the delight of many unemployed South Africans, the Soci…
 
We spoke to Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane after he guarded the Egyptian club to a second successive CAF Champions League title. Ahly beat Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 last weekend to take the club's overall tally to a record-extending 10th title. Mosimane who has now won three CAF Champions League titles, one with former club Mamelodi Sundowns in 2016 and two …
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Taliesha Naidoo - The mother of 17-year-old Faybian Moodley, who was killed during last week's unrest in Verulam, north of Durban says she wants justice for her son's death. The teenager was allegedly killed during a shootout between community patrol members and looters in Trenance Park in Verulam. No arrests have been made. …
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Taresh Harreeparshad - Language matters: that's according to Institute for Security Studies consultant Karen Allen. She was explaining the meaning of words like insurrection and genocide - and how South Africa needs to be guarded about using these terms to describe the aftermath of the unrest, without due proof... See omnystu…
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Rachel Vadi - Relief aid continues to roll in from various parts of South Africa to thousands of people affected by the looting and unrest that crippled various parts of KwaZulu-Natal since last week. Devotees of the East London Hindu Society have come together to provide essential food items which have been couriered to Durb…
 
We spoke to Former coach of Basketball SA Women's team Kimathi Toboti to discuss how the Milwaukee Bucks sealed their first NBA title for 50 years. Sowetan Sports Reporter Charles Baloyi previewed what to expect from Team South Africa at the Tokyo Olympics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - ANC Provincial Executive Committee member Kwazi Mshengu says the ANC in the province will meet this weekend to discuss the alleged racial killings in the Phoenix, north of Durban. Mshengu labelled the killings as a "genocide" and says they could call for a commission of inquiry as what has happened in Phoenix,…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says the cold weather currently gripping parts of the country is likely to extend into the weekend. Parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape will dip well below zero degrees celsius from tonight. In the Eastern Cape, a number of roads have been closed due to…
 
The Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA) does not believe that the recent acts of looting and violence was an insurrection, but rather a larger pattern of violence and organised criminality which has been festering for decades. COO at the Centre - David Ansara - believes the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma was the powder-keg that triggered th…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Taresh Harreeparshad - Staying Mentally "Aweh" to promote being Mentally Aware - 35-year-old Henry Cock is currently aiming to break a Guinness World Records by running 133 short marathons. And all this in a bid to raise funds and awareness for the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). Henry began his run in Mang…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Matthew Veeran - Released virtually this week to honour former statesman Nelson Mandela, Advocate Robin Sewlal's new book "Reflections of the Media" has got people talking. The publication is the culmination of years of research and chronicles the changes witnessed within the media industry between 1994 and 2019. The book also…
 
The Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) maintained the repo rate at 3.5%, in line with the median forecast of 18 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. But it looks like the next move is up so start paying off those credit cards. Pick n Pay group chief executive Pieter Boone has called for president Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the country’s restric…
 
By Newsbreak Producer Hoosen Ebrahim - Medical experts have dismissed reports that the COVID-19 vaccine was the root cause of death among 28 South Africans. It's reported these people died after being administered with either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In light of these developments, it seems more and more people are stirring vaccine …
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Shanell Daniel - Several people have been arrested since the morning during an ongoing operation to recover goods looted in the Vaal. Truck loads of items were recovered by police from homes within the community. This follows public violence and looting in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last week. Meanwhile, officials fro…
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Tashlan Naidoo - Former South African residents now living in London in the United Kingdom (UK) took to the streets in a peaceful demonstration to highlight the plight of people from areas in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng affected by recent riots. Held on Downing Street, which is the home and office of the UK Prime Minister Borri…
 
By Newsbreak Producer, Genevieve Lanka - Former president Jacob Zuma has been granted compassionate leave to attend the funeral of his brother. Michael Zuma died last week. He arrived in Nkandla in an unmarked convoy under the security of the Correctional Services personnel. Our reporter Nonkululeko Hlophe says media is being kept at bay... See omn…
 
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