Drivetime

The Voice of the Cape  |  Podcast, ±11 min episodes every 12 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.
22
JUN
10am
Turkish authorities have arrested three prominent press freedom campaigners, including the local representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on charges of spreading "terrorist propaganda", according to human rights groups. A court ordered they be held in pre-trial detention after they guest-edited a newspaper on Kurdish issues and campaigned against efforts to censor it. Joining us now is Osman Isci, he is the Executive Committee Member for EuroMed Rights based in Ankara Turkey Guest: Osman Isci Position: EuroMed Rights Executive Committee Member
21
JUN
4pm
Our newsfeeds have been set alight today with the unrest in Atteridgeville in Tshwane, following the ANC's decision to name Thoko Didiza as the party's mayoral candidate for the upcoming municipal elections. This follows violent protests which broke out across the city last night. Several vehicles have been burnt and property destroyed. To give us the latest on what’s happening there…we have Guest: Hawa Mayere Position: Salaamedia correspondent
21
JUN
4pm
In july we will mark two years since the war in Gaza Strip, in which more than 2,100 Palestinians were killed. Two years after the Israeli assault that lasted 7 weeks, Gaza no longer makes the news. Its people die slowly, its children are malnourished, its water contaminated, and it remains under Israeli blockade. Now Australian photojournalist Darrian Traynor travelled to Gaza recently and met with some of the families caught in the middle of the fighting. He says he was simply on a mission to see things for himself Guest: Darrian Traynor Position: Photojournalist
21
JUN
4am
Our newsfeeds have been set alight today with the unrest in Atteridgeville in Tshwane, following the ANC's decision to name Thoko Didiza as the party's mayoral candidate for the upcoming municipal elections. This follows violent protests which broke out across the city last night. Several vehicles have been burnt and property destroyed. To give us the latest on what’s happening there…we have Guest: Khayelihle Khumalo Position: Kaya FM journalist
20
JUN
4pm
The Egyptian Criminal Court has sentenced Ibrahim Helal,three journalists Alaa Sablan, identified by to death on Saturday, 18 June 2016. The two journalists were falsely accused of wrongdoing under what is known as “The Espionage Case,, together with the deposed former president Mohamed Morsi, and a number of media professionals.
20
JUN
4pm
The South African government recently outlined several measures to cut its running cost. This includes a R7 billion reduction in the public sector wage bill over the next three years as well as a reduction in travel costs, entertainment budgets, catering expenses and restrictions on conferences.The cuts come in the wake of a weakened South African currency and a shrinking tax pool to fund government. They are also a response to the auditor-general’s adverse report on the government’s wasteful and irregular government expenditure, which stood at R25.7 billion for 2015. Guest: Paul Kaseke Position: Sessional Lecturer with the Wits School of Law. He is a legal advisor and consultant with a keen interest in Media Law, Administrative Law, Cyber Law , Religious law ,Freedom of Religion, Governance and empowerment issues. He also comments on socio-economic matters and current affairs.
20
JUN
4pm
The number of people displaced worldwide has hit a new record, with 65.3 million people forced from their home as of the end of 2015, the UN said on Monday. The figures, released on World Refugee Day, show pressures fuelling an unprecedented global displacement crisis. As conflict and persecution force growing numbers of people to flee, anti-migrant political sentiment has strained the will to resettle refugees globally. And even when countries need foreign labour and resources, accepting refugees is often a hard political sell. Those serious about advancing refugee protection must not just see these debates as distractions. Protection is political and we have no choice but to engage. Guest: Dr. Roni Amit Position: Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) Her research focuses on rights protection, administrative justice, legal processes and developments in the areas of refugee law and immigration detention and deportation
08
JUN
4pm
The recent warnings of a terrorist attack in South Africa from the governments of the United States and United Kingdom are nothing more than an attempt to pressurise the South African government to increase securitization and surveillance around Muslim communities according to Cage Africa. So what implications do these terror alerts have for Muslim South Africans? Guest: Karen Jayes, Position: Co-ordinator CAGE AFrica
08
JUN
4pm
South Africa is part of an African Union committee going to address the United Nations Security Council on the AU position on the International Criminal Court. That position includes postponing/ cancelling the ICC cases against incumbent African leaders and putting forward the roadmap for African states to withdraw from the ICC. But there are the legal and political reasons as to why South Africa should remain within the International Criminal Court to stem global impunity and to alter power relations with respect to peace and security issues within the United Nations. To tell us more... Guest: Bonita Meyersfeld Position: Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies
07
JUN
4pm
“The government of Syria is in charge and functioning despite the ongoing violent conflict, deputy minister of international relations and cooperative government” these were the words of Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo addressing a media briefing after returning from a three-day trip to Damascus. At least 470 000 Syrians have died and millions have been displaced in the brutal war, which has raged for five years but Mfeketo said she had gained first-hand experience and achieved a “balanced” perspective amid the many “incorrect narratives” about the country. Guest: Peter Fabricius Position: Foreign affairs journalist
07
JUN
4pm
“Weak learning” during the early years of schooling has been used as the reason for the shocking dropout statistics of pupils before they reach matric. According to the latest statistics, in a report compiled by the department of basic education, there were only 571 819 matrics in 2014 compared to more than one million youngsters in the same age group. Guest: Servaas Van Der Berg Position: Research on socioeconomic policy unit at Stellenbosch University
07
JUN
4pm
Ealier in the year Mabel Jansen was suspended for discriminatory facebook posts that were shared by Gillian Schutte. Many have argued that the judge said what she did in her own personal capacity. Franny Rabkin reflects on the actions of Mabel Jansen to reveal the inner prejudices we all may have and suggests that we all do a bit of introspection... Guest: Franny Rabkin, Position: Law and Constitution Writer