April 26, 2017

Manko Buffel

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One on one with The National Community Radio Forum is hosting the Community Radio Awards in Bloemfontein next Friday. The Weekly’s Ramosidi Matekane got the provincial chairperson of the NCRF, Manko Buffel, for insight into and rationale around the awards. Please elucidate on the rationale behind these awards, and where and how the idea started. The idea was born after a visit by The Tho’ts management to the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), whereupon they proposed to host interpersonal awards for the staff in Motheo, and the forum then suggested the idea be opened up to include other community radio…

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Collen Maine

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As the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) presses on with its campaign to occupy Absa branches countrywide to pressure the bank to pay back the R2.25 billion it is said to have benefited from through a unlawful, apartheid-era bailout deal for Bankorp bank (later acquired by Absa), The Weekly’s Martin Makoni this week spoke to ANCYL president Collen Maine to find out more about how the league hopes to resolve through public marches what is essentially a legal issue that can only be settled through due process of law. Excerpts: Why has the ANC Youth League decided to occupy different branches…

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Troy Martens

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The department of basic education announced at the beginning of this month that that it would be implementing a special condonation for learners in grades 7-9 to allow them to proceed to the next level after obtaining at least 20 percent in mathematics. This followed indications from school principals and provincial officials across the country that the requirement for the senior phase learners to pass maths by at least 40 percent had resulted in extremely poor performance for the class of 2016. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni asked the spokesperson for the minister of the basic education Troy Martens how the…

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