Blood in the sky

Cape Town, May 31, 2019 – Medical technology is taking blood delivery to the skies. The South African National and Western Cape Blood Services are joining forces in this pilot project. The aim is for much-needed blood to speedily reach even the furthest corners of the country.

The cost of burnout

Cape Town, May 30, 2019 – Feeling stressed and burned out? Well, it will soon be considered a diagnosable chronic medical condition. The World Health Organisation this week announced persistent work-related stress is a serious problem across the world.  It’s now altered its definition of burnout, to legitimise the experiences of those seeking help. Full story from 02:25

15,000 domestic worker jobs lost in 2019 first quarter

Cape Town, May 20, 2019 – Fifteen-thousand domestic workers have lost their jobs in the first quarter of this year. Widespread economic insecurity is a key reason, as households scramble to cut costs. Industry players are encouraging creative solutions like cutting back hours or work days instead of completely letting workers go. 

CT owes contractor R51 million

Cape Town, May 15, 2019 – Cape Town owes a whopping R51-million to a private contractor for a desalination project. Quality Filtration Systems, which runs the V&A Waterfront plant, is now taking the City to court. Not only has the City been refusing to pay, it’s also not using the water produced at the plant. The contractor believes the City is trying to force it to close down.

Muslim community vows to fight noise complaint

Cape Town, May 12, 2019 –

he Islamic call to prayer can be heard five times a day in cities and towns the world over. In Cape Town, a resident has complained that the call is “too noisy”. Members of the Muslim community are incensed that a formal investigation will now be pursued.

Understanding Western Cape election results

Cape Town, May 9, 2019 – The Democratic Alliance looks set to retain the Western Cape. They have received just over 54 percent of votes counted in the province so far. Tracking developments for us from the IEC’s Western Cape results centre is reporter, Pheladi Sethusa.

Voting underway in Cape Town

Cape Town, May 8, 2019 – Ordinary South Africans and political leaders have come out in numbers today to elect their new government. Pheladi Sethusa was in Kenilworth earlier this morning where ANC veteran Andrew Mlangeni and now joins us from Joe Slovo Park.