• New research studies a gene variant that protects against severe COVID and also shows how important genetic testing across a variety of population groups is. To explain this we are joined by Dr. Guillaume Butler-Laporte, a genetic epidemiologist and a co-author of the report. He joins us from the research institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada.
  • The burglary comes just days after a break-in at another whistleblower, Themba Maseko's home.
  • The Vaal Dam in Gauteng is over a 108-percent full and two sluice gates have had to be opened. The Water and Sanitation Department is warning residents and farmers downstream to be careful of the increase in water levels. Department spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau, joins us for more.
  • Officials are still assessing the situation in Ladysmith after parts of the CBD have flooded. Heavy rains have left communities devastated and infrastructure damaged. Let's get an update on the situation in Ladysmith. we are joined on the line by KZN Co-operative governance MEC Sipho Hlomuka.
  • More security has been deployed this time, and Mayor Mpho Phalatse says the opposition parties are delaying the inevitable.
  • Judge John Hlophe said Mafe must be released to a normal correctional facility with immediate effect.

  • Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, has been appointed to head the office of the State Security Agency. The president has relocated that department into his office due to a number of scandals laid bare in the State Capture Inquiry, as well as criticism of the agency for failing to provide intelligence to anticipate the July uprisings. Jakkie Cilliers from the Institute for Security Studies joins us to discuss this.
  • Business Leadership South Africa says this has gone on for long enough and all those named in Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's report must be investigated.  
  • The Joburg City Council's special sitting is not off to a good start. It failed to hold the sitting last week when chaos broke out. More security has been deployed this time, and Mayor Mpho Phalatse says the opposition parties are delaying the inevitable. eNCA Reporter Govan Whittles reports.
  • Lawyers acting for Zandile Mafe, who is accused of setting Parliament alight, are challenging a magistrate’s order committing him to Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital for observation.
  • Controversial Consultancy firm Bain and Company has withdrawn its membership from Business Leadership SA. The firm was found by the State Capture Commission to have aided and abetted corruption at SARS. BLSA readmitted Bain as a member last April after suspending it in September 2018. eNCA speaks to BLSA CEO Busisiwe Mavuso.
  • Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Education says many schools still face a host of problems.

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