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Effects of plastic on livestock
21 November 2019, 11:35 AM

SABC News visits the Plastic Colloquium in Boksburg, Gauteng to find out more about the effects of plastic on the environment. The two-day Plastic Colloquium is taking place in Boksburg, Gauteng  on Thursday  and  Friday.

[Watch] Effects of plastic on  environment and livestock

Plastic  effects both the environment and livestock.  Long periods of drought in parts of South Africa  has resulted in livestock eating plastic  due to a shortage grass.




[WATCH] Minister Barbara Creecy hosts Plastic Colloquium

The Department of Environmental Affairs is currently holding a two- day plastic colloquium, east of Johannesburg to see how they can address this crisis. Last year the Department indicated that they were looking at possibly reviewing legislation with the view of phasing out the use of harmful plastics.

July is Savings Month in SA
30 July 2019, 11:32 AM

July in South Africa is aimed at encouraging South Africans save. Watch some of SABC News content on saving.


July is “Savings Month”


Your Money on Market Sense 

Discussion: The psychology of saving

SABC News talks to  Financial Wellness Coach, Dr. Tshepiso Matentjie, about saving.


Financial fitness with Entrepreneur Nicolette Mashile


Innovative ways to handle money: Khensani Nobanda


Your Money – Focus on Investing

Bonga Khumalo on youth financial literacy

Finance Minister turns down SABC government guarantee request: Report
7 July 2019, 7:38 PM

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has reportedly declined to give the cash-strapped SABC a much-needed government guarantee.

News website, Times live reports that Mboweni relayed his decision in a letter to Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams late last month.

The cash strapped public broadcaster has prioritised salaries as it struggles with a mountain of debt following what analysts say are years of mismanagement.

Mboweni reportedly cites government’s fiscal constraints and that it cannot offer bailouts unless the entity is financially viable.

Mboweni reportedly expressed concerns about the SABC’s high cost structure – including its salary bill.

[Watch] Mboweni turns down SABC’s request for government guarantee

Cosatu demands action against Mboweni following e-toll Twitter spat
7 July 2019, 4:45 PM

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is demanding action be taken against Finance Minister Tito Mboweni following comments he made on Twitter regarding e-tolls.

A war of words played out on Twitter between Gauteng Premier David Makhura and the minister.

During his recent State of the Province Address, Makhura assured motorists that his government is working to get rid of e-tolls as they believe the tolling system has no future in Gauteng, but Mboweni fired back on social media, insisting that e-tolls are here to stay.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the department will present the report about the status of e-tolls in Gauteng province in August 2019.

This follows a directive from the President that the issue must be thoroughly discussed. Mbalula was speaking in Durban at the N3 Marrianhill Toll Plaza where law enforcement agencies and the department held a post-Durban July road block. Mbalula says the issue of e-tolls needs a collective decision and the participation of all relevant structures.


Watch Cosatu Gauteng Chairperson Amos Monyela on the issue:

Zwelihle Renewal activist
Hermanus locals to protest against businesses employing more foreigners
7 July 2019, 3:16 PM

Members of the Zwelihle Renewal activist group in Hermanus in the Overstrand municipality are planning a civil protest from Tuesday until Friday. Spokesperson, Siyabulela Notwala says they will be marching to businesses that are employing more foreigners than locals.

The coastal town experienced lengthy violent protests a year ago – which caused damage running into millions of rands and ruined the town’s economy.

Notwala is accusing the businesses of unethical  employment policies  which he claims is breeding xenophobic tensions.

“They want the community to stand up and say these people are taking our jobs.  You know how xenophobia starts  – they want that thing to start so that they can say ‘yeah the leaders of the community are xenophobic,’ so we are trying to prevent that,” says Notwala.



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