Drivetime

The Voice of the Cape  |  Podcast, ±11 min episodes every 14 hours
The Drivetime Show is hosted by Shafiq Morton and has a national and international flavour. During the show the interviews will focus on issues making news nationally, be it the enquiry into the Arms Deal to the current famine in the Horn of Africa. The after five interview on Drivetime, will usually be the analysis slot where the biggest story of the day or week is analyzed. During this show listener participation is encourage via the station’s sms facility.
14
FEB
4pm
Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser of the USA over his contact with Russian officials before President Donald Trump took office. His resignation followed reports that the Department of Justice warned Trump about his compromised position. We are now joined by J. Brooks Spector, a former US Diplomat in Africa and Asia.
31
JAN
4pm
In Cameroon, a fight over colonial languages is dividing the country. English-speaking regions , once divided between France and Britain, have been protesting for months against the dominance of the French language. On line now is Albert Nchinda is an International Political analyst and now joins us on line from Yaounde, Cameroon Guest : Albert Nchinda Position : IR Political analyst
30
JAN
12pm
The retail price of 93 octane petrol is set to rise by 50 cents a litre and 95 octane by 48 cents a litre on January 4, the energy department has announced. To tell us more is Layton Beard, owner and founder of LGB Media and now joins us on line. Guest: Layton Beard
25
JAN
5pm
The US President, Donald Trump, will sign executive orders restricting visas and immigration, as well as the entry of refugees, making good on his signature campaign pledges, according to several media reports. Now to help us understand this, we are joined by Prof, John Stremlau, Lecturer in International Relations at WITS University. Guest: Prof. John Stremlau Position: Lecturer in International Relations at WITS University
25
JAN
4pm
The State Department is reviewing a decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestine over the objections of congressional Republicans. On line is Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions against Israel in South Africa, (BDS-SA) spokesperson, Kwara Kekana Guest : Kwara Kekana Position: BDS- Spokesperson
24
JAN
4pm
Parliament's communications committee has stressed the urgent need for the appointment of an interim SABC board, with members agreeing to have the chief whips of parties come up with names. To help us on this is William Bird, Director, Media Monitoring Africa. Guest : William Bird Position: Director, Media Monitoring Africa
23
JAN
4pm
The Gift of the Givers Foundation today said they had established through their networks that South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed was still alive, but still had no proof of life. Gift of the Givers Foundation founder Dr Imitiaaz Sooliman is on line to tell us more. Guest : Dr Imitiaaz Sooliman Position : CEO & Founder, Gift of the Givers
23
JAN
4pm
Vice President Cyrial Ramaphosa says the country had a robust discussions at the World Economic Forum. He said the team is satisfied that the right messages about the country as an investment destination were put out. On line is Dr Jason Musyoka, Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pretoria . Guest : Dr Jason Musyoka Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Pretoria
19
JAN
5pm
When Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election, he received a round of applause in the Russian parliament. Since then, the “Russian factor” has loomed over Trump's impending presidency. Mikhail Fishman is the Editor in Chief at Moscow Times and now joins us on line. Guest : Mikhail Fishman Position : Editor in Chief, Moscow Times
19
JAN
4pm
Donald J Trump will take the oath of office outside the Capitol Tomorrow, officially becoming the 45th president of the United States. But the ceremony is only the centrepiece of the week’s inaugural Festivities – and protests. Mark Sleboda is an International Relations and Security Analys
19
JAN
4pm
Wall Street caught fire following President-elect Donald Trump's shock White House win in November, and the questions has been worrying investors as Trump takes office tomorrow. On the line is Julia Beckenstein, Head of Country Risk for Africa, BMI Research. Guest: Julia Beckenstein Position: Head of Country Risk for Africa, BMI Research