SABC NEWS: The spike in child abandonment cases has sent alarm bells ringing for authorities in KwaZulu-Natal. Yesterday, a newborn infant was found dumped in a rubbish pile at Shallcross, south of Durban. On Sunday, a baby was found abandoned in the bushes at the Isithebe area, north of the province. A 27-year-old woman has been arrested in that case. Acting Director for Childline KZN – Adheshini Naicker says they are deeply disturbed by the increasing number of child abandonment cases in the province. Naicker says there are many factors that contribute towards a mother abandoning her child – one being the financial hardship that mother’s are currently facing.
Acting Director for Childline KZN, Adheshini Naicker speaks to Newsbreak Lotus,
While in other news, Riaad Moosa’s latest comedy special now on Netflix
Anxiety? Fatigue? Stress? Heavy chest? These could all be signs of withdrawal symptoms from life ‘pre-COVID’. It turns out that there is a cure for this hollow feeling in our chests. From your friendly doctor of many giggles comes a healthy dose of laughter – straight up! – with Riaad Moosa’s latest comedy special, Life Begins, available for viewing on the popular video-on-demand streaming platform, Netflix, from Friday, 3rd July.
Riaad Moosa’s Life Begins is 100% pure quality entertainment.
The award-winning comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Riaad Moosa is one of South Africa’s most renowned funny men and as the “Comedy Doctor”, he certainly knows the remedy to the nation’s ills.
In Life Begins, Riaad Moosa tries to figure out whether life truly does begin at 40 – a snapshot into his life as a 40-something, father of four kids, husband, comedian, actor and with cultural and political issues thrown in. “In many ways, I feel like I’m still crawling and I’m looking back at my journey from being an aspirational doctor, coming from a relatively conservative Muslim background, where both my parents were doctors, and how I actually journeyed to becoming a stand-up comedian,” says Riaad.