Breakfast Beat

The Voice of the Cape  |  Podcast, ±8 min episodes every 10 hours
The Breakfast Beat show focuses mainly on issues that are of concern to the community that Voice of the Cape serves. The show is actuality based and will feature interviews with prominent politicians, community activists and leaders. During the 3 hour morning drive show, listener participation is encouraged and the lines are open for the full duration of the show. From time to time, the Breakfast show also hosts roundtable discussions on topical issues like the work of the National Planning Commission to Metrorail. The idea behind the Breakfast show is to inform, uplift and educate the community and their suggestions are always taken into account. This show is hosted by Kamal Salasa.
23
MAR
7am
If you living in Cape Town or simply visiting the beautiful mother city, traffic congestions during peak hours or even the lunch rush is probably one of things you need to know about before you decide to hit the road. According to a recent report issued by TomTom Traffic Index, Cape Town ranked top of the list as SA’s most congested city. The City of Cape Town has plans to address the infrastructure problems over the next few years, but are calling on motorists to change transport modes and are proposing that businesses consider the option of flexible working hours for employees. Can this work? We chatted to Gerrie van Biljon, Executive Director of Business Partners Limited, a specialist risks finance company for formal SMEs in South Africa and selected African countries.
20
MAR
8am
As South Africa’s is set to commemorate Human Rights Day tomorrow, this also marks National Water Week which kicks off on Monday, 20 March while globally World Water Day is celebrated on Wednesday, 22 March. In light of the water crisis facing our Province and water being a strong focus point at this years at African Utility Week in May we discuss the impact that innovative wastewater treatment projects such as the one in Langrug in Franschhoek has effected change in that community Joining us online we chat to Justin Friedman, the project lead of the Genius of Space project at Greenhouse Systems Development (GSD), one of the key role playing organisations in the project Guest: Justin Friedman Position: the project lead of the Genius of Space project at Greenhouse Systems Development (GSD), one of the key role playing organisations in the project.
20
MAR
7am
As South Africans prepare to celebrate Human Rights Day tomorrow, the significance of why we commemorate days such as these might not be understood by those who were not directly affected by the oppressive apartheid regime. The other aspect to the day is tragic incident known as The Sharpeville massacre which occurred in the 1960’s on the 21 March So beside the day being an annual public holidays there are lessons that you and I might be able to take from this. Joining us online is Sharon Ekambaram, Activist and Head of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Project, Sharon worked for the international medical humanitarian organisation –Doctors Without Borders as the founding Director Guest: Sharon Ekambaram Position: Activist and Head of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Project, Sharon worked for the international medical humanitarian organisation –Doctors Without Borders as the founding Director
14
MAR
8am
A fire which broke out in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay at the weekend has left 15 000 people displaced and destroyed 3500 shacks. The devastating fire also tragically claimed the lives of three people including a child. The tragic incident has prompted a primary school learner to mobilise her fellow peers and school to collect blankets and non perishable foods to help victims of the fire Joining us online is Ghanaan Wicomb, 12 years old, a pupil at Rustenberg Girls Junior School
10
MAR
7am
Now as Cape Town's cyclists prepare for the Cape Argus cycle tour this weekend, claims of alleged racism have surfaced in the cycling fraternity. Alfa Body Works Pro Cycling team, the only Muslim owned cycling team, have raised some serious allegations against Cycling South Africa - following their attempts to resolve the matters through the correct channels with he organisation. To chat more, we have Gerald Frances and Ahmad Rajani from Alfa Body Works Pro Cycling Team. Unfortunately , we attempted yo get Cycling SA on air this morning, but they have declined to comment. Guest: Gerald Frances Position: Team manager, Alfa Body Works Pro Cycling team
03
MAR
3pm
It’s really breaks my heart when homeless people approaches me in the road or at the robots for assistance. What’s even more heart wrenching, is seeing children on the side of the road, some with their parents and others all alone. Then there is the issue of whether or not there is more that needs to be done. Our Feel Good story is a very encouraging one, its about a 10 year old girl who decided to start a shoe collection drive for the homeless. Joining us online is Janene Nates, Mother of Rubi Nates initiator of the shoe collection drive for the homeless Guest: Janene Nates Position: Mother of Rubi Nates initiator of the shoe collection drive for the homeless
03
MAR
8am
With awareness around water saving increase Cape Town and surrounding areas, the Westgate neighbourhood watch has taken it upon themselves to do more than just fighting crime. They initiated a water tank fundraising project which would help them purchase surveillance cameras to help them clamp down on crime in their community. Joining us online is Ridwaan Nero, Co-ordinator of the Westgate Neighbourhood Watch Guest: Ridwaan Nero Position: Co-ordinator of the Westgate Neighbourhood Watch
03
MAR
8am
Sassa is currently negotiating with Cash Paymaster Services to enter into a new contract to ensure the continuation of social grants for another year. As we reported this week, a major crisis is looming if government is not able to pay the country's 17 million grant beneficiaries when a contract with Cash Paymaster Services ends this month. But what are the real risks behind South Africa’s social grant payment crisis? VOC news editor Tasneem Adams chatted to Prof Andries Du Toit, the Director of the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at UWC to analyse this further
17
JAN
8am
We all know how hard educators work to give our youth the best education. Well The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (Awqaf SA) in partnership with H2 Advisory has planned a series of workshops in different parts of the country for educators. The workshops seeks to assist educators with training and introduce them to innovative techniques to improve the delivery of classroom lessons. We chat to Zainul Abedeen Cajee, CEO of AWKAF SA Guest: Zainul Abedeen Cajee Position: CEO of AWKAF SA