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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Fourth desalination plant in the pipeline for Cape Town

The year the City Cape Town approved a 10 year Water Strategy plan recently as and plans to implement various interventions to help avoid future water crisis associated with drought. This includes a permanent desalination plant a method used to avoid Day Zero. Now previous attempts by the City to implement desalination plants has resulted litigation against against the City by the company operating the plant in Waterfront seeking over R20million in damages after contractual disputes.
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What is the debt relief bill?

If you are one of the many South Africans who are currently sitting with debt then you would probably be in support of the Debt Relief Bill. It’s a term which sounds very refreshing however there are some expert who have cautioned against the bill which they believe might negatively impact the economy.

To help us make sense of this is Sébastien Anderson CEO of Debt Management company, National Debt Advisors.
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Individuals arrested for unlawful occupation of vacant property owned by Communicare

Communicare a social housing organisation has voiced concerns about vacant units being unlawfullty occupied by members of the public who have been cutting locks and breaking into Communicare premises in an attempt to hijack buildings. The units include vacant property under repaired or waiting for new tenants to take up occupation. Now we understand that people were arrested and have appeared in court but for more on this is
Anthea Houston, CEO of Communicare and Moerida Morat, spokesperson for Foundation for Community Development
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Impact of child witnesses on court cases

We continue the focus on child witnesses who might need to testify in court such as the 7 year old Dros rape victims who took the stand as a witness in the case against Nicholas Ninow who pleaded guilty. Now the rights group ‘’Not in My Name ‘’ has opposed the move by National Prosecuting Authority which bring to light the question around the impact child witnesses have on criminal cases and also whether they are adequately supported by the justice department. Joining us online to tell us more is Patric Solomon of Molo Songololo
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Rights group ‘’Not in My Name’’ concerned by NPA decision to allow testimony from 8 year old Dros rape victim

This week the seven-year-old Dros rape victim had to testify against the alleged perpetratrator Nicholas Ninow who has pleaded guilty to raping the minor. The rights group ‘’Not in My Name ‘’ has opposed the move by National Prosecuting Authority who confirmed the girl would testify in-camera at the High Court in Pretoria.
Joining us online is Themba Masango secretary general of Not In My Name SA
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Feedback on NERSA mediation between STOP CoCT and CoCT

Yesterday the National Energy regulator of South Africa ( NERSA) facilited a mediation meeting between City of Cape Town and STOP COCT over issues related to the City’s Electricity Tariffs and Surcharges. Now the organisation Stop CoCT submitted the complaints to Nersa a few weeks ago which include matters related to Electricity Surcharges, tariff setting, billing practices and the link of Electricity tariffs to Property Values.
Joining us online is Sandra Dickson, Stop CoCT founder
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Bonteheuwel community angered over peace garden auction by CoCT

Residents from Bonteheuwel have launched a petition against the City's plans to auction off a piece of land the community transformed into a peace garden. They claim the City has not consulted residents about the plans to sell the land.

Joining us online is Soraya Salie, founder of the Bonteheuvel Walking Ladies
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Child Passenger Safety Week

Local studies indicate that only 7% of South African children are secured in car seats when travelling in a vehicle, resulting in 1000’s of horrific deaths every year. This despite there being a law in place that requires every child under the age of 3 to be securely strapped into a car seat. The shocking reality is that the law is not effectively enforced by local and national police.
I spoke to to Mohammed Kaka the National Sales Manager for Maxi Cosi a car seat manufacturing company
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Paramedic attacks and the impact it has on EMS services

Attacks on EMS services has become a nationwide problem as criminal target the very people who are called out to provide a critical service. This comes as two paramedics of the Western Cape’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were attacked while responding to a call in Nyanga area.
Last month hundreds of EMS workers took their frustrations to the streets of Bloemfontein to voice concern about the increased attacks on emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. The Free State protesters not only marched for safer working conditions but also salary increments, payment of overdue overtime, and complaints over unfair dismissals.
To give us insight on attacks of EMS services in the Western Cape is Doctor Mpho Mpogeng President of Emergency Personnel Union, Shaheem De Vries Head of Western Cape Government Health Emergency Medical Services & Raveen Naidoo National Director of EMS and Disaster Management at the Health Department
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Understanding the reasons behind foreign attacks

Attacks on foreign nationals have continued in Gauteng as police battle to control the crisis. Despite calls for clam from politicians , there is little hope as locals vent their frustrations on foreign nationals. So what is going in South Africa ? On line is Director at the Consortium for Refugees and Migration ( CoRMSA) Thifulufheli Sinthumule.
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Have your straw and eat it too

Second year Chemical Engineering student Leila Siljeur has come to the aid of many South Africans who are environmentally conscious and not winning with the paper straws. This after she designed a edible straw which allows you to enjoy your drink and eat your straw at the same time.

For more on we chat to second year Chemical Engineering student Leila Siljeur.

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