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.
21
MAR
5pm
Recently we have been reporting on the Famine in East Africa, and we know that Somalia is a country on the edge of a catastrophe, according to the United Nations. 16.5 million people across East Africa are in dire need of assistance. Islamic Relief is active throughout the East Africa region and Tufail Hussain has been travelling through the region. He is the deputy director at Islamic relief UK and he joins us from Somalia now… Guest : Tufali Hussein Position: Deputy Director, Islamic Relief UK
14
MAR
3pm
VOC reporter Yaseen Kippie was recently on the Turkish /Syrian border engaging Syrian Refugees about the humanitarian and political crisis in Syria. This is a special feature he produced highlighting the perspective of the Syrians affected by the war. Syria through the eyes of a Syrian
24
FEB
4pm
A combination of cowardice and incompetence in our politicians, across the spectrum, has fanned the flames of xenophobic hatred. These are the views from some sections of society. But on line is Paul Mulindwa, Senior Project officer at Centre for Conflict Resolution. Guest : Paul Mulindwa Position: Senior Project Officer, Centre for Conflict Resolution.
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.
03
FEB
5pm
“Against All Odds: Zambia’s President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s Rough Journey to State House” written by Anthony Mukwita is about Zambia President Edgar Lungu as well as about African democracy and leadership. It is also about Zambia, the proverbial last bastion of peace in sub-Saharan Africa and about the great people of the southern African country. About the Author Anthony Mukwita is an accomplished, award-winning Zambian writer who has won a World Bank Investigative Journalism Award that saw him get attached to the prestigious Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) in London, United Kingdom, in 2012. He worked as managing director for Zambia’s largest-selling daily newspaper, the Zambia Daily Mail. He holds a master of professional communication from Australia’s Edith Cowan University. At the time of writing the book, Mukwita was the deputy ambassador at the Embassy of Zambia in Stockholm, Sweden. Mukwita, a prolific and colorful writer, brings to the literary world an extra body of knowledge and flair previously absent in Zambia and Africa’s history. Guest : Anthony Mukwita Position: Charge de' Affairs, Embassy of Zambia, Sweden.
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