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.
20
MAY
4pm
the National Shelter Movement (NSM) of South Africa and the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) today launched a new project titled Southern Africa Enhancing State Responsiveness to Gender-Based Violence: Paying the True Costs. This initiative aims to keep the spotlight squarely focused on domestic violence in South Africa (SA) and how government interventions meet the diverse needs of survivors. This project will research and analyse the need for domestic violence sheltering services in SA, with a specific focus on the factors impacting the rehabilitation of survivors. To tell us more Guest: Claudia Lopes Position: Project Manager at the Heinrich Boll Foundation
13
MAY
5pm
Despite having lived in Israel for 22 years with no criminal record of any kind, Omar Barghouti (above) was this week denied the right to traveloutside the country. As one of the pioneers of the increasingly powerful movement to impose boycotts, sanctions and divestment measures (BDS) on Israel, Barghouti, an articulate, has frequently travelled around the world advocating his position. The Israeli government’s refusal to allow him to travel is obviously intended to suppress his speech and activism. Guest: Omar Barghouti Position: Co-Founder of BDS
13
MAY
4pm
Our guest today is the author of the book titled I Am No One. This fiction novel explores the tenuous link between fear and paranoia in our modern lives; a world of surveillance and self-censorship, where privacy no longer exists and our freedoms are inexorably eroded. The main character Jeremy O'Keefe, a middle-aged Professor of History, returns to his native New York after a decade teaching at Oxford, hoping to reconnect with his daughter and rebuild the life he left behind. He settles into the rhythm of a too-empty life, long evenings alone after a day teaching students he barely knows. Guest: Patrick Flanery Position: Studied Film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and earned a PhD in Twentieth-Century English Literature at the University of Oxford. He contributes articles to a number of academic journals and he has written for Slightly Foxed, the Daily Telegraph and The Times Literary Supplement. He has published two novels to critical acclaim, Absolution in 2012 and Fallen Land in 2013. He lives in London.
13
MAY
4pm
This morning, the High Court approved that a class action suit go ahead against 32 gold mining companies in South Africa. This decision is historic, and allows for the largest ever class action lawsuit in the country, as well as on the continent, to proceed. Bongani Nkala and 55 Others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and 31 Others will begin to set a precedent for holding the gold mining industry accountable to the mineworkers they employed. These mineworkers have contracted silicosis and tuberculosis, and this class action will begin the process of determining the liability of mining companies for damages as a result of their exposure to silica dust. Guest: Sayi Nindi Position: Attorney at Legal Resources centre (Working on this silicosis case since 2004)
12
MAY
4pm
In an effort to ensure that local content reflecting the diversity of South African cultures is prioritised, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it will play 90% local music across its 18 radio stations from Thursday. Local artists have long called for the percentage of South African music on community or public radio stations’ playlists to be increased. They argue that without radio airplay they are unable to grow an audience and as a result cannot sell records. Guest: Dr. Lindelwa Dalamba Position: Lecturer at the Wits school of Arts Music Department, her research interests centre in South African jazz and jazz-influenced popular music, music historiography and the place of music in South African literature.
11
MAY
4pm
New research from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia shows that vast swaths of the Middle East and North Africa will become uninhabitable by 2050. The region is home to about 500-million people. Average daily temperatures regularly exceed 40°C. This is hotter than it was half a century ago. Since 1970, the number of hot days – 5°C hotter than average – has doubled. Persistent warming will accelerate the process. To help us understand Climate change in these regions... Guest: Dr Panos Hadjinicolaou Position: Associate Professor
11
MAY
4pm
The racism dialogue held in Pretoria today hosted by the Human Sciences research council forms part of a series of dialogues that will delve deeper into the issue of race in South Africa. According to the HSRC There is much unfinished business in post-apartheid South Africa. Over the past year, a series of racist and bigoted outbursts on social media have generated widespread public debate about the state of race relations and social cohesion in the country. Guest: Dr. Crain Soudien Position: CEO of Human Sciences research council