Newsroom 26 June 2014

Newsroom 26 June 2014



incident at the world cup of course this week what are you talking about on social media what are you passionate about at smec newsroom that we love to interact with you love your pictures comments and opinions the latest today what are you are talking about let's have a look spadaro says whoever didn't see the pop-up building into huerto as a hazard needs to be examined you could tell from Josie that bullying was collapsing then Norma says what did these people want in an abandoned building maybe they wanted a place to stay Nick Martin shabangu says after they've been rescued an accessible injuries will there be arrested for cable fit a shto power park he says it's much more serious some people have lost their lives unfortunately there you have a picture that was from the building collapse marburg's picture that easy you have the rescue efforts continuing as they continually try to well rescue people from that to a collapsed building of course that sniffer dogs will be sent in there a little bit later this morning to have a look if they are anyone else trapped underneath the rubble that's a developing story writer on sabc knees we'll keep you updated as for heart breaks throughout the day this week in history 21 years ago troops of the right wing africana Viet stunts publishing the RV appear led by Eugene Taylor Blanche stormed world trade center near kempton park where the Congress for Adam at Democratic South Africa kadesha was in session the action was in protest against negotiations for a future democracy in South Africa but the invaders broke through the glass front of the bullying with an armored car then took over the main conference all threatening delegates and painting slogans on the wall but they left again soon afterwards it marked the beginning of a campaign of enormous violence and Carnac that was the twenty sixth of June 1993 it feels like a lifetime away for some of it see watching you on sabc news will be back after short commercial break who are we 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security guards employed by the Department of Home Affairs reportedly schambach tin pepper-sprayed asylum seekers in murabba stat in pretoria lawyers for human rights members who visited the marabous that reception office last week witnessed the attack the incident is said to be the subject of a high-level investigation from the lawyers of human rights in Pretoria we joined by Patricia Erasmus the head of the refugee clinic in Pretoria to give us more clarity on what exactly happened as well as a broader issue concerning refugees in this country very good morning to you thank you for joining us good morning thank you for having us let's start with last week's incident just recap for us exactly what happened and who was involved on the 19th of June which was the day before World Refugee day some observers from lawyers for Human Rights attended marabous tad refugee reception offers which is where asylum seekers and refugees go to become documented and they were most disturbed to witness members of a security company which is employed by Department of Home Affairs to manage the crowds outside of the refugee reception offers most disturbed to observe them using sham box on the asylum seekers and the refugees somewhat indiscriminately so they observed members of the security company whipping members of the crowd who are trying to gain access to the refugee reception office they also witness them utilizing pepper spray to spray the refugees and asylum seekers in the face also refugees and asylum seekers were hit with with the hands of these security officials so I think the pictures which are coming up on your screen now observe what what happened on that day and it's particularly concerning that this would happen on the eve of World Refugee day which is supposed to be a day to celebrate the treatments of refugees and asylum seekers but I mean the pictures speak a thousand words that show perhaps there's not so much to celebrate with the widespread human rights uses which are taking place at the murder of a state refugee reception office there is an accusation that the Department of Home Affairs is stopping refugees from going to refugee reception offices in johnsburg cape town and port elizabeth is that accurate and what does it mean and what impact will that have if it is yes it is accurate what has happened is the refugee reception offices in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth and Captain have been closed for newcomers which means that nobody can apply as a first-time asylum seeker in those refugee reception offices anymore which has disastrous consequences for the refugee reception officers around the rest of the country and for refugees who would choose to settle in those areas where there is no refugee reception offers it means now that everybody has to come to a very limited number of refugee reception offices and basically limited to Durban Mussina and Pretoria which which is a very small number of refugee reception officers servicing a large number of asylum seekers who would like to apply for refugee status and it really has contributed to putting the refugee process into crisis into complete crisis because it's completely overwhelmed is it very difficult to be a refugee and asylum seeker now in the in the South Africa of today and and then tell us about what responsibility should the country have towards refugees it is very difficult to be an asylum seeker a refugee in South Africa even though South Africa has got what we would refer to as a model refugee system especially legislatively speaking and policy speaking we see a big discrepancy in the practice and we see a big discrepancy in the realization of the refugee and asylum seekers rights so refugees because we have an urban settlement model should be free to live in an in the community they are not confined to refugee camps they should be able to access our work and be able to study their children should be able to attend schools in South Africa they should be able to attain basic health care services as well but unfortunately what we see is while we have an ideal system or an ideal system in theory we see the rights of refugees in asylum seekers not being protected due to factors like wild script wide-scale corruption at home affairs refugees and asylum seekers are entitled to documentation they're entitled to regular as they stay until such time as they have been finally rejected and we find that they are unable to access their documentation to which they're entitled because without paying abroad they are denied the most basic of Rights the closure as well which we mentioned of the various refugee reception offices has a huge impact and I think as well the the blatant human rights abuses taking place outside the specifically the marabous tat refugee reception office is of huge concern to us and we also see excessive back locks in the asylums in the asylum process so those that want to appeal their rejection from home affairs should go to the appeal board the refugee appeal board the delays and backlogs in that forum are excessive similarly the Standing Committee for refugee Affairs the delays and backlogs there are are equally excessive so I think it can be celebrated that we have the potential to have a very good refugee system we unfortunately does do not see the implementation at this point thank you very much for joining us at Petruchio Rasmus is the head of the refugee clinic in Pretoria giving us a little bit more clarity as to the difficulties that's being faced by refugees in South Africa now to dhall a little bit deeper into this story this week in emerge at the minister of home affairs that's the new minister of home affairs melissa here garba could face prison time after he was found to be in contempt of court by the High Court in Pretoria Court far Gigaba was in contempt of an August court order directing him to decide within 30 days where the fredericton gurbani who is not recognized as a citizen of any country could live in South Africa as a permanent resident the ruling came after lawyers for Human Rights acting for gurbani went to court after the Department of Home Affairs filed for almost two years to decide on new barneys application while we are joined bungabine is loyal diesel Miller this morning thank you for joining us good morning we just heard for patricia the broader situation in here we have this case meaning the problem with foreigners in the country really is a lot bigger than what we are led to believe what we think yes I do believe that even globally professing a very large problem I think at the moment it's about 51 million people who are displaced worldwide because of war and persecution so in South Africa we do receive a lot of African refugees amongst others and so we deal with those high numbers and we also deal with what we in our project deal with which is set lessness and which like you said is the person who does not have citizenship in any country in the world yeah just just shed a little bit of likes a little bit more lighter with more detail on the specific than gurbani case that you dealing with yes a mr. & Gabbana was born in South Africa to South African parents which would mean that technically is it south african in this case there is no way for him to prove this fact which would mean he cannot pass the he cannot comply with the requirements for birth registration which is the way through which South Africa acknowledges citizenship so mr. in gurbani also has lived abroad with his parents and they died when he was a very young age so lived him undocumented and without proof of experience identity and he also has a bit of an accident from living in a different country so it's very open to erased and designed for immigration purposes even though he cannot be deported to any country in the world because it doesn't have purpose but this case it's office it's taken such a long time I think it's more than two years that it's been doing and trying why is that and the biggest problem is that we have no mechanism in our law to deal with satis people there is one application that we can use which is this application for permanent residence in special circumstances so we were advised by the department to apply because of the fact that he cannot previous citizenship so for two years we've been trying to get feedback we've done a significant research on these background and I think having Faye's just needed to confirm this but for two years we never got a feedback and eventually I had to go to court and get three court orders the last one which is in the media this week straightening the minister with prison time and before I got a response only got a response from the minister and and and what's the latest there now is is it moving forward were the discussions with the minister well it's ironic because we got a decision within 24 hours since it was in the media and the decision is a rejection so at this point we have no other options and I have no idea what time it varies plans to do with this client of mine but what we can do at this stage is we can review the decision which is a good thing and before we had a decision even if it's a rejection there's nothing that we can do so rejection that's the only reaction you've had nothing else yes so even with our substantial application that we lodged and we only got one paragraph saying that sorry we can't give him permanent residence there's no proof of his citizenship which is the same reason they gave us when they're biters advisors to fly so it's a very difficult so it works I know it's very difficult but where does it leave mr. gurbani I'm sort of a man without without a home at the moment yes it's it's very difficult for sadness people because you're basically illegal in every country that you find yourself and it's impossible for you to work study of rain to home you are entirely dependent on random acts of kindness and if you're considered a foreigner which most of them are then we also have xenophobia to deal with so it's very difficult and there are international conventions which deal with these things but in South Africa we haven't signed them and we do not have any mechanism in our domestic law but one would think with our background and the fact that we ourselves are being refugees all over the African continent for so long at this process would be streamlined and and it would be a much much better yes definitely and I think there is a there is a lack of understanding the situation and most people don't believe that there that is possible to be sad list but it is definitely possible and in it is not the fault of the person who is that list so I am also a shock that in our in with our history we don't have them to deal with this and and just quickly before we go what's what's ahead for missing a Bonnie now the next month's or two month or sir well firstly we need to as soon as possible providing with some kind of interim protection which will ask the court for and then we'll start a judicial review prices to review this decision of the minister and ask for a relief and maybe even for relief or others at ease people well that's very interesting one one would think that a framework should be would be put in place but thank you very much for joining us and giving us a little bit of insight into what's a unique case really thank you very much thank you now let's take another quick look at what you're talking about on social media of course the world never stops these days everyone's twittering away or putting pictures up on facebook what have you been doing let's have a look asrc says today is you an international day in support of victims of torture 32 hours why does avid government okay you're too fast for me guys Jessica Pereira says a stranger to my singing my life with his words we want equality for refugees this is golf alpha Yankee support people all over the world even in Iran he says each time you blink another person is forced to clean these are the realities that you face on this planet every single day just because it's going very well where you live it doesn't mean that there aren't people who are battling this topic scourge every day let's take a look at what's happening on a Facebook page of course you can see all the latest news right there today we can read more on the story of 21 people who were killed after another explosion tore through a shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja yesterday also there the head of year and mission to iraq believes you and military assistance recently sent to the country is welcomed by rockys and then is also more on the round firming against the dollar that's a good news partly because of the return to work while platinum miners after their five month strike you are watching news room on NC listening to the back up to flow back the Swaziland Tourism Authority invited kaleidoscope on a media tour of what has become known as The Little Switzerland of Africa the kingdom of swaziland tango water quality swaziland's best known and most accessible waterfalls as it can be seen within 50 meters that's kaleidoscope some days five-thirty p.m. on SABC news Oh welcome back you're watching newsroom on sabc news let's have a look at the news making headlines this morning they are fears at the death toll from an abandoned building collapse in soweto could rise early this morning emergency services had to amputate the hand of a man trapped under the rubble so they could free him one person was confirmed dead last night while five others were rescued from the building as the power park in Orlando the victims were allegedly stealing metal from the building when it collapsed three men are expected to European Court today or tomorrow in connection with what's believed to be the biggest drug bust in South South African history two of the men are Chinese nationals heroin with an estimated street value of a three billion rand was seized from a drug lab and curve outside Durban moving to the news from the concert and 21 people were killed and 17 injured when an explosion tore through a crowded shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja yesterday no one has claimed responsibility but the militant Islamist group Boko Haram has increasingly targeted civilians in its bloody five-year insurgency uruguayan Liverpool forward Luis Suarez could be kicked out of the world cup and resulted a when FIFA analysis the findings of its investigation into charges against striker he is accused of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the left shoulder during Tuesday's world cup game in that hole the Uruguayan already has two previous fighting offenses on his record argentina beat nigeria 32 and a world cup match both world both teams will advance to the second round after Iran lost to Bosnia in other group Everett game switzerland beat honduras a phenyl securing the runners-up spot in world cup group ii and a last-16 clash against argentina france drew normal with Ecuador to top the group and we'll play Nigerian the last as 16 now Nate banks and make a warmer winter campaign is in full swing joining forces with the living artists Emporium artists are hard at work painting ten artworks that center around the theme of make a warmer winter happen the chain paintings will be auctioned off next month and the funds raised will be used to buy more blankets for those who need it most today we are joined by a ruler kneeler Hong from nate bank social responsibility team as well as I y andan course he from the living artists Emporium guys welcome to newsroom thank you lonely I want to start off with you we've spoken about this campaign before can you just recap it briefly to as we had all started the Nedbank winter campaign was launched in 2010 and we aim in assisting vulnerable senior citizens as well as children disadvantage from disadvantaged backgrounds and it's in its fifth year this year and Nedbank has invested 3.2 million towards the campaign inclusive of this year's and budget and total investment for this year is 500,000 we are hoping to support about 3,000 fisheries from the config now what is the latest update I understand you guys already started distributing the blankets across the country it has been a fantastic journey since we launched the campaign on the third of June we've been through all the provinces the last leg of the campaign which is the closing event we will then have it on the third of July we will be handing over blankets at the grahamstown ads festival a yonder you were part of Joburg in a city project if I'm correct can you tell us as well about that project and how you got involved with the living artists Emporium I was part of the youth inner city while i was there were some Lake of friends so I we had to vacate the building so I approached a living artist Emporium while I was there I met Conrad who mentor me and and guided me in my ads that's how I became part of the living ads Emporium now on yonder your described as one of the minimalist South African artists in the country also the only woman in this campaign painting one of the teen artworks can you tell us more about your involvement in this campaign and how you decided to become involved and then just just style an inspiration my style is different because I i I've managed to marry suprematism and a superbly meaning that I use a lot of geometric shapes and primary colors within my work as a background to painting pictures which are less distinct and my influence is basket now how will you be incorporating this in the artwork that you busy with it right now i'll be painting around the theme making it one more win to happen i'll be focusing on women and children because i believe they are the most affected and vulnerable members of our society so i will be incorporating also my signature style within my painting now without telling us too much how has it been the artists in this campaign I know the paintings were going to see it next week how's the journey been so far the journey is very exciting we are all excited as an access to be part to be partnering with net bank and we are you know we are almost finished with our with our artworks so it's going great like at the at the studio I don't know any of the artworks we will see them next week what's the goal of this campaign this year and are you steadily reaching it for us that the campaign on the third of July will be more of recapping what we have done and what has worked well within the campaign this year and inclusive of that we will be auctioning the paintings that we're getting from the living artists import Emporium and our aim is to raise more funds so we can procure more more blankets yonder as a young artist what is your message to the other young artists out there my message will be is to live eat breathe your art and to to commit and to your passion and in due time you know things will start happening for you you're only quite special to work with artists like this can you just tell us people out there who want to get involved in this campaign how can I get involved yes please I'm getting it get involved in making this year's winter warmer by donating 20 rounds and by smsing and winter the word winter to our SMS line for double 017 and that you'll be contributing to insurance to us SMS well guys thank you so much for joining us this morning and that ceremony from Nate Bank as well as I enter from the living artists Emporium talking about Nate bangs latest winter warmer campaign make a warmer winter happen we will be seeing the ten artworks that 10 artists have been working on next week when they are auctioned off in Grangetown given back to you yeah thank you very much Catrin for some people winter is a beautiful thing and they get to build snowmen and play outside for others it's a simple scourge that really in dangers their lives left eye and make this winter warmer send the message it's going to cost you twenty bucks we're going to close today's show by taking a look at what's been happening in the online news and social media fronting as always joining me sabc digital news production editor bhangi Mahalo good morning boo me thanks for joining us again morning human you've been away a little bit so you've been you've been sending the minions been behind the scenes everyone must have their chance about light so that's about the platinum strike being over now and it must have been quite a quite massive traction you how hard you guys been been keeping users and viewers up to date well obviously the news broken Monday that now was finally they were going to be signing the signing actually happened on Tuesday so what we had on the site was the video from our news reports on TV news and obviously people had a lot to say about the end of the strike you know sigh of relief that finally says been some resolution is here on your screen now this actual story that we did and as you go down you'll see that you can access the video on this can access people bringing in their comments that's a little Tyra yeah that's a little fellas been doing it a fantastic job on that's excellent excellent work on this story and there we've got some of the figures of what the settlement is going to be and people welcoming the news of course now our breath is a bit baited because I'm Oh agent you see about the retrenchments at Lonmin has says will have to be affected who knows when the industry will actually be able to recover what we've also done on the platinum strike is we've done um what we call an infographic let the timeline that takes us through when it all started will remember that it did all have its source with um the the miners who were shot in 2012 I just kicked it all off so we've got a graphic that people can go into the website and have a look at this and they can see like how it developed right up until the resolution has been reached and all the work as a pack and it also a coincides with the Marikana Commission got underway this week big news there mister X spilling the beans we've been doing some live streaming on it yes we have been doing some live streaming on mr. X you can go and try youtube channel you can go have a look at this what you are seeing on our screen right now is some of the sessions from earlier on in the week he testified I think on Monday and Tuesday took a break because I think it's been very straining this testing when you will remember that he's actually been saying that he felt like he was being bewitched at some stage um so he's taking a bit of strain and I think that in both referring him for wanting him to be referred for mental observation so it's just a lot coming through a lot of very very gruesome testimony but I think that for the families who are hearing finally from mr. X it's been a bit of closure now for what's happened to their relatives so he's back expected back at the Commission tomorrow and so people can go and have a look on our youtube channel and be able to follow the proceedings and the last stream will continue it will continue that's very very interesting for those interested especially family members who can't attend it's really something nice to be able to watch it live online of course the end of the week beginning next week Oscar Pistorius is back in court the world will be watching again how are we going to go about it oh we're there in court as usual we're going to be tweeting from there obviously we be getting updates via stories from all of the reporters who cover the story and will support you to be live-streaming this we took a long break from from mosca while he was also undergoing his own mental evaluation so people can go and have a look at the special report that we've got on the website you can go and catch up on all of the news take you back if you need a bit of a refresher on what was going on with him and all of the highlights from his trial and then also what we're going to be doing is obviously the live streaming what we have on our youtube channel is the playlist of everything all of the videos we've got the interviews the news reports more people have been having to say about this trial as it's been going along you know it if you feel like this weekend you need a bit of a break from the saco you need to just go refresh I need a break from the socket it's all available on our YouTube channel on the site then we read well this week we ran the tribute was live-streamed to eddie's on d that must have gone down very well also with users because I don't think a lot of people could attend the event itself ya know it was very news to lose one of our colleagues in perhaps somebody who's been in the industry for such a long time and also said in such a sudden and tragic loss so we do have the the tribute that was done on sabc2 there's like lots of videos also that covered his funeral service the memorial 0 just so people who perhaps were a part of his life through his music into his radio program can go and have a look and be able to say goodbye to someone to go have a look yeah that's right mr. love jam now I wanted to all talk about the big story this week on social media probably the biggest story so far this year on social media Lewis sir is biting mr. Chiellini he obviously likes a bit of Italian doesn't he yes no he likes to bite at things and then sometimes part time he plays a bit of soccer um twitter has gone wild with us okay it's not the first time that this has happened he's been bent before we're waiting to hear today whether his world cup campaign is over you can see on your screen so all of the shots from all from the biting incident it's sort of like in your pjs place in soccer and stop the fighting already Gary so we saw the picture I wasn't the word by thing I've ever seem to be honest but then again into football fashion you have to overplay it and fall to the ground like I need 50 stitches in my armor to the thing and thought it was over played but he did bite the gosh she did bite the guy we would like we can understand perhaps kicking going on but I have yet to understand what teeth are doing in a soccer match yeah that's right I'm so what's happened here also is that Twitter the pictures it's it's it's brought out the sense of humor well you know they're irreverent behind social media you can hide it in a large p photo lot of space hotel not a muslim him Hannibal Lecter or all sorts of other pictures various it's been absolutely hilarious and you can go and have a look at the store we've done on the website we've included that story if I with all of those pictures you ever have a good laugh and then all of the other world cup stuff all the other world cup all available on a special report and on our world cup website so are you missing out on nothing well thank you very much bunge for joining us and giving us another heads up as to what's happening in the digital world of course sabcdigitalnews one of the best digital platforms on the planet let's not take a look at what you are talking about find me on social media what you're saying at newsroom that's where we are cause its world cup my bed sir as is kicked out of the world cup no more nonetheless i would think bribe Aleida says i would like to see serious kicked out of the world cup feel good I don't think that's going to happen I think it might get a year Curtis every club in Europe would take him the same people who want him kicked out of the game would love to have him at their club I don't think the Liverpool supporters are that happy today to be honest my friend and read says my boy holds former daycare kick the kid out for excessive biting a grown man should get the same if not a bigger punishment and then you cheeky Solomon says Soros forgot forgot he was not recording vampire diaries and there you have some of the spoofs spoof pictures sir des Park Joe Jurassic Park spoof it of course he is known a for the man with a big / bike the big top jaw a big teeth really brought it home there luis suarez not the smartest thing I've Edison but anyhow suppose Liverpool fans will still be in his corner bless you newsroom is broadcast live every weekday morning between nine and ten am from our studios in johannesburg south africa the show repeats at two in the afternoon with a rebroadcast then at 5am the next one and you also stream live on youtube every day with a whole show then available on our YouTube channel all of the time this is si this in years you have been watching newsroom we love it in the morning you

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