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Energy crisis engineered for private and foreign interest

Fed up politicians who are seeking solutions to Eskom’s energy crisis are taking to the streets to ensure that the issue doesn’t get swept

Space dazzles with James Webb telescope

The James Webb Telescope has been launched and boasted its first pictures this week. It’s replacing the Hubble Telescope which is 32 years old.

Steinhoff gets a R190m slap on the wrist

Germany’s financial regulator BaFin has fined Steinhoff R191-million for breaching financial regulations five years ago. Steinhoff was fined for submitting late filings, and failing

Exploiting hajj pilgrims for Saudi Israeli normalisation

Going on hajj is an uncertain and difficult process for Palestinians. They face Israeli imposed travel restrictions, while they must also journey to a

What is the future of South Africa’s democracy?

State Capture Commission chair, Raymond Zondo’s recommendation that South Africa moves to directly elect its president is flawed. Political analyst, Professor Steven Friedman contends

Energy crisis engineered for private and foreign interest

Fed up politicians who are seeking solutions to Eskom’s energy crisis are taking to the streets to ensure that the issue doesn’t get swept

Space dazzles with James Webb telescope

The James Webb Telescope has been launched and boasted its first pictures this week. It’s replacing the Hubble Telescope which is 32 years old.

Steinhoff gets a R190m slap on the wrist

Germany’s financial regulator BaFin has fined Steinhoff R191-million for breaching financial regulations five years ago. Steinhoff was fined for submitting late filings, and failing

Exploiting hajj pilgrims for Saudi Israeli normalisation

Going on hajj is an uncertain and difficult process for Palestinians. They face Israeli imposed travel restrictions, while they must also journey to a

Srebrenica – Search for victims overshadows the pain

It’s been a long walk to closure for the families of the Srebrenica massacre victims. July 12th  marked 27 years since the attacks on

Fixing dignity by fixing toilets

Giving dignity back to people through fixing something vital to them is an honorable way to help humanity. An organization has done just that

People holding onto their vehicles longer

Some might be rethinking whether it’s worth even buying a vehicle in this climate where fuel prices are soaring and interest rates are climbing.

Is the ANC a liability for South Africa?

Judging from the outcomes of the ANC’s Gauteng conference this past weekend, the party’s failures to root out dubious characters is weighing on its

Give jobs back to unvaccinated workers – Cosatu

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations are set to be challenged at a national policy level. Labour federation, Cosatu also wants those who were fired for refusing

Sri Lanka in flux as president hides

The Sri Lankan presidential compound has been taken over by angry protesters who have been crushed by the country’s economic crisis. Images of the

Octopus and its humans jumping genes

Scientists have uncovered a gene that is found in octopuses and humans. The jumping gene or transposons are short sequences of DNA with the

Hajj: an individual journey experienced in jama’ah

Pilgrims have reached the pinnacle of the Hajj – climbing Mount Arafat, the Mountain of Mercy and immersing themselves in supplication seeking Allah’s forgiveness

Hajj: Recommitment to faith and humanity

The pinnacle of Hajj is the Day of Arafat. Muslims gather at this mountain plain, where they pray and reassert their submission to their

How to save fuel this winter

Does your car use more petrol during winter than in summer? With the all-time high petrol price of nearly R26 a litre, motorists are

Pay traffic fines or get arrested

Cape Town motorists with outstanding fines have been urged to square it up, or risk being arrested. Since the start of the year, more

Exploiting hajj pilgrims for Saudi Israeli normalisation

Going on hajj is an uncertain and difficult process for Palestinians. They face Israeli imposed travel restrictions, while they must also journey to a

Hajj: Recommitment to faith and humanity

The pinnacle of Hajj is the Day of Arafat. Muslims gather at this mountain plain, where they pray and reassert their submission to their

Hajj – The ultimate awakening

The Hajj – the annual pilgrimage for Muslims prescribed to be performed at least once in ones lifetime if one is by the means

High Hajj and Umrah costs: What pilgrims must know

For many people, the hajj or umrah is the first, and sometimes only international trip they’ll ever take. When considering the finances, while focusing

More than a Hymn – A Thikr of self reflection

Ratibul Haddaad is a popular and well known Athkar written by Imam Al Alawi al Haddaad. It dates back to 17th century Indonesia when

“And He found you lost and guided [you]” – 93:7

It is said that Laa ilaaha innallah is a means of renewing one’s iman(faith). But what happens when the gray area becomes an overbearing

The Late Bloomer Muslim. Who are they?

Who are the “Late Bloomers”? They are considered to be Muslims who are older and have now decided after many years living that they

Ramadan Roundtable: Explore the reasons why Muslims are leaving the fold of Islam

In the second edition of Ramadan Roundtable we unpack some of the reasons why Muslims are leaving the fold of Islam. When Muslims are

Is the Madarassa system still relevant?

Madrassa an Arabic word which means “lesson”. In literal usage, it means “school”. In its contemporary meaning, it is an institution of learning or

Muslim expert urges caution over GM-pig heart transplant

While science is making life-saving advances, at times these innovations may clash with the tenets of religion. In a breakthrough surgery, a 57-year-old man

SAHUC: Regulating Hajj and Umrah a tough task

For the past two years, a downscaled Hajj has meant that thousands of South African hujaaj could not participate in the pilgrimage. It also

Calls for Sahuc to be disbanded intensifies

Calls for the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) to be disbanded has intensified following a discussion hosted by the Commission for Cultural,

Islam, Culture and Religion

Within the context of sociology, the concept of culture designates the set of activities, beliefs, and practices that are shared and common to a

Misconceptions about Bid’ah(Innovations)

Bidah or Innovation is and has been a contentious topic of discussion in the Muslim community for centuries.Imam Muazz Khalla, head of Madina Institute

Muslim Professionals are Opposing Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines

The Association of Muslim Professionals of South Africa (AMPSA) has criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa and his administration for what it calls indirectly forcing people

Vaccines and the Preservation of Life

What is the medical impact of people that have been vaccinated against Covid-19 being exposed to those that haven’t – does it place them

Srebrenica – Search for victims overshadows the pain

It’s been a long walk to closure for the families of the Srebrenica massacre victims. July 12th  marked 27 years since the attacks on

Fixing dignity by fixing toilets

Giving dignity back to people through fixing something vital to them is an honorable way to help humanity. An organization has done just that

Hajj: Recommitment to faith and humanity

The pinnacle of Hajj is the Day of Arafat. Muslims gather at this mountain plain, where they pray and reassert their submission to their

How to save fuel this winter

Does your car use more petrol during winter than in summer? With the all-time high petrol price of nearly R26 a litre, motorists are

Pay traffic fines or get arrested

Cape Town motorists with outstanding fines have been urged to square it up, or risk being arrested. Since the start of the year, more

How does our medication know where our pain is?

How does our medication know where the pain is and go straight to it? For example, how does aspirin know once in the body

Hajj – The ultimate awakening

The Hajj – the annual pilgrimage for Muslims prescribed to be performed at least once in ones lifetime if one is by the means

High Hajj and Umrah costs: What pilgrims must know

For many people, the hajj or umrah is the first, and sometimes only international trip they’ll ever take. When considering the finances, while focusing

Chapman’s Peak Drive celebrates 100 years

The iconic Chapman’s Peak Drive is on its way to turning a hundred! The scenic 9km route between Hout Bay and Noordehoek has 114

Breast milk vs formula – Are ‘science’ journals being bribed by corporates?

The benefits of a mother’s milk are well-documented. And with the evidence growing, the manufacturers of formula substitutes are on the offensive to convince

Public sector cancer care expensive

The cost of cancer treatment for the average South African is very high. This as a study conducted in 2020 showed the cost of

PICS Premier Winde awards Class of ’21 top achievers

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has awarded the top achieving matriculants in the province at a ceremony held at Leeuwenhof, the premier’s official residence.

Grade 1 is an exciting challenge

The last two years have been testing for both teachers and learners as they had to adapt to a new school year and way

PICTURES Back to school 2022

Learners have reported for class as the 2022 school year gets underway. Radio 786 reporters visited West End Primary School in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain,

Homeschooling – wise or not?

In the midst of Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners still finding school placements for 2022,  is homeschooling a  viable option? The lockdowns brought

Moti kidnapping: Police focus on family for answers

In a turn of events. the Moti family have denied that they stopped the police from effectively investigating the kidnapping of their four kids.

Give jobs back to unvaccinated workers – Cosatu

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations are set to be challenged at a national policy level. Labour federation, Cosatu also wants those who were fired for refusing

How does our medication know where our pain is?

How does our medication know where the pain is and go straight to it? For example, how does aspirin know once in the body

Breast milk vs formula – Are ‘science’ journals being bribed by corporates?

The benefits of a mother’s milk are well-documented. And with the evidence growing, the manufacturers of formula substitutes are on the offensive to convince

Public sector cancer care expensive

The cost of cancer treatment for the average South African is very high. This as a study conducted in 2020 showed the cost of

Festive Family Feud: Mental health for the festive season

When the festive season rolls around there is always room for dessert, sleeping later over the weekends … and perhaps a few snide remarks

Does politics have an influence on science?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists and researchers have bumped heads over their medical and scientific views on the developments of the Covid-19 pandemic. However,

Explainer: Omicron variant & its symptoms

South Africa’s last few months saw Covid-19 cases move out of the danger zone, except for the Gauteng province which remains the epicentre of

Omicron variant: What we know

Now that a new variant of Covid-19 has been detected in South Africa, scientists and researchers are tasked with understanding how the latest variant

Travel bans imposed on SA is unjustified – DIRCO

President Cyril Ramaphosa has slammed several countries’ rushed decision to impose travel bans on South Africa after scientists announced that a new Covid-19 variant

High Cost of PCR Tests Affects SA’s Covid Management

Covid PCR testing is being scrutinised. This after South Africa’s competition authority is ridiculing the price of Covid PCR testing, which they say has

Wits Surgical Skills Lab Aims to Breach Gap in Specialised Medical Careers

Wits University has officially launched its Surgical Skills Lab which hopes to breach the gap of South Africa’s critical shortage of expert medical specialists,

Bone Marrow Registry Celebrates 30 Years

The bone marrow registry celebrates its 30-year anniversary in September. It aims to use this as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance

Could Rooibos Save Your Sinuses?

Attention all nasal allergy sufferers! Rooibos could be your saviour. Researchers at the Univesity of Cape Town’s (UCT) Lung Institute are looking for evidence

Outrage at Possible Mandatory Covid-19 Jab

South Africa must be careful of enforcing documentation that restricts people’s movement and access to services. Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) spokesperson,

Impact of Stress on Chronic Illnesses

The relationship between stress and inflammation has been studied rigorously in the past decade, with researchers finding evidence that there is a link leading

Are Mosquitoes Deadly?

The mosquito is believed to be one of the most deadly animals on the planet. According to the US Centre for Disease Control and

SA Cricket Solidarity for BLM Takes a Knock

It remains to be seen whether South African wicket keeper Quinton de Kock will remain part of the T20 World Cup squad. This after

Western Cape Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) Placed Under Administration

South African Rugby Union (SARU) has placed the Western Cape Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) under administration. Being backed into a corner, SARU was left

Does Broos have the Magic that Bafana Bafana has been Missing?

South Africa’s national soccer team has had a long history of inconsistency, poor management, and low morale. This has clearly affected Bafana Bafana’s world

Critical Rassie Erasmus vs World Rugby

Submissions are due this week in the battle between World Rugby and South Africa’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus. It comes after Erasmus released

Unearthing South Africa’s Poor Sporting Performance

Did the Tokyo Olympic Games reveal the gaps in South Africa’s national teams? The 2020 Olympic Games saw South Africa’s most diverse athletes take

Tribute: Armien Brink (1967 – 2021)

Armien Brink, long-time community worker and an active member of sporting circles passed away on 11 August 2021. A member of the Collegians Rugby

Western Rugby Refs Bias Exposed?

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has garnered quite the attention, following a ‘leaked’ video of him exposing the alleged bias in the first Test between

Cassiem Bros – Coaching Olympic Standard Athletes

Hockey sensations Dayaan and Mustapha Cassiem have done SA proud, performing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Bruce Jacobs is the head hockey coach at

Boxing: Punching All Those Bad Thoughts Away

Keeping fit, healthy and happy through the sport of boxing. This intense cardio sport can increase your happy hormones, help you lose weight and

Football legend Diego Maradona passes at age 60

Football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60. He recently underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain

WATCH: Jon Rahm skips ball over pond into hole-in-one

Spanish golfer, Jon Rahm bagged a hole-in-one at Augusta National for a second day in a row. On the first day, there were no

Calls for blind football to be one of UCT’s official sporting codes

In a bid to strengthen inclusion in society and sports, the ParaSportsClub at UCT has their eye set on having blind football as an

Assisting Community Sports Clubs at No Cost

The Sports Desk team invited Millenium Fundraising into the studio to discuss their initiative. Millennium Fundraising is a community-based company aimed at assisting community

Nizaam Carr Back on Home Soil

After focusing on his trade in the UK, Nizaam Carr is back on home soil! He talks about his humble beginnings, greatest achievements and

Springbok Head Physio | Rene Naylor

The Radio 786 Sports Desk welcomes Springbok head Physio, Rene Naylor to the studio. She discussed the dynamics of often being the only women

SA Sports Needs Fundamental Shifts for Real Transformation.

Sports science lecturer at Stellenbosch University Dr Francois Cleophas speaks to Radio 786.

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