Breakfast Beat

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±8 min episodes every 14 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 Sabera Sheikh-Essop.

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14
NOV
1am

Two Muslim learners head to Ghana for Operation Smile

This morning, we feature two inspirational young women doing the thangs!
Farah Logday, a grade 10 learner at Islamia high school and her cousin Jumannah Logday, a grade 11 learner at Bergvliet high school will be heading to Ghana in November on a mission with Operation Smile. There are only two South Africans who will be joining Operation Smile’s non-medical student volunteer team. Tasneem Adams chatted to these dynamic learners about the upcoming trip…
14
NOV
12am

Western Cape small scale fishers access to rock lobster season

So we know there’s been immense challenges for the small-scale fishing sector and for years, fishermen have been asking for relief to the small fishing quotas. Yesterday Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy said she has granted small-scale fishers in Western Cape access to fishing during the 2019/20 West Coast rock lobster season as part of the transition to the new small-scale fishing sector.

Is this good news or not? Let’s hear from Pedro Garcia, Chairperson of the South African United Fishing Front (SAUFF) and SA Small Scale Fisheries Collective co-chairperson
13
NOV
11pm

How small businesses can claim their share of Black Friday spending

South African shoppers rang up R3 billion in card transactions on Black Friday 2018 – and this year could be even bigger for the country’s retailers. Smaller businesses might be worried that the big brands can outspend, out-market and out-muscle them over this lucrative time of the year – but SMEs can also ride the wave and get their share of the consumer’s spending for the day. To tell us how, we have Selina Bieber, the Regional Director for Turkey and MENA region at GoDaddy

GoDaddy is a company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs with tools to succeed online.
13
NOV
1am

Sahuc begins applications for hajj mission and medical team

So South Africa has one of the best medical teams on hajj every year – having one several awards in Saudi Arabia. You can actually be part of this team or SAHUCs hajj mission – which is their group of volunteers who assist hujjaj each year. Qari Moosa Seedat, head of Hajj Mission and medical committee speaks to us now about the application process
12
NOV
11pm

How to transport and handle a TV if you are taking delivery yourself

So as we head into the festive season and start splurging on our bonusses (remember black Friday is also coming up!) …its important that you be made aware of the do’s and don’t when buying a television. These smart TVs cost an arm and a leg, so as a consumer you gotta know your rights. It might seem as a trivial issue…but in actual fact, the Consumer Goods & Services Ombud has had to deal with a number of complaints from consumers regarding cracked television screens. In these cases, the shoppers opted to take delivery in store and transport the TV set to their home by themselves.

So…what if this happens to you. What do you do? Ouma Ramaru, Media Liaison, Training and Outreach Manager at the Consumer Goods & Services Ombud has some insight on this ….
12
NOV
1am

Heideveld teacher wins regional award

We absolutely love passionate teachers who inspire! This morning our feel good story is about
Heideveld high school educator Riefqah Sasman who won the Provincial Round for the National Teaching Awards 2019 in the category Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning. Unfortunately, Riefqah has to be in class this morning and couldn’t do the interview live. But Tasneem Adams chatted to her early this morning…
12
NOV
12am

Sayed Abdul Haq kramat in Vredehoek vandalised

So not long after the shocking violation at the Mowbray cemetery, and again, our newsroom was alerted to the vandalism at the resting place of the auliya Sayed Abdul Haq Al Quadri, situated within Deer Park in Vredehoek at the foot of Table Mountain. This mazaar has no structure, so its basically an open grave protected by wrought-iron - and visitors found part of the wrought iron broken off and even faeces smeared on the wall on Sunday. Absoutely despicable…
Tasneem Adams spoke to Mahmoud Limbada of the Cape Mazaar Society to hear more about this incident ….
11
NOV
1am

Thesis exhibition: The Prayer Mat that we share

A muslah, or prayer mat, which we share was the name of an exhibition held by UCT based on the Honours thesis in curatorship by Aaliyah Ahmed that looked at the symbolic significance of one of the most famous prayer mats found in almost every household. Aaliyah joins us online…
11
NOV
12am

Group applies for ''friend of court'' to support City’s case against 7 homeless

So we know there’s been a lot of anger with regards to the City of Cape Town’s by law around fining homeless people in the city – which led 7 homeless people to take court action challenging of these bylaws. Now we believe that a group of attorneys, supported by residents associations in the city bowl area, are supporting the City of Cape Town by crowdfunding their case…and they are also applying as a friend of the court. Let’s hear from attorney Tanya Nockler on why they are embarking on this iniatitive…
08
NOV
12am

MJC receives academic opinion on Mowbray cemetery desecration

Last week’s desecration at the Mowbray makbara has certainly sparked a huge conversation around cult phenomenon in Cape Town and we’ve seen plenty of conspiracy theories doing the rounds on social media. Now the MJC consulted with a religious symbolism expert at UCT on last week’s occurrences, while police continue their investigation

Head of communications at the MJC, Fazlin Fransman joins us now…
07
NOV
12am

Family desperately seeking R10m to rescue photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed

So as you know, we’ve been closely following the story of kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed, who has been in captivity somewhere in Syria for the past two years. And some listeners would have probably seen the last video of Shiraaz in which he makes an urgent appeal for the SA government to assist him – this was absolutely heartbreaking to see. His family are now a raising funds to secure his freedom. Shiraaz’s former wife Shaaziya Brijlal joins to us this morning

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