VOC Breakfast

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±9 min episodes every 15 hours  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
High-energy, informative and hard-hitting, Breakfast Beat packs a mean punch. This show is a current affairs and actuality show, which focuses mainly on issues that are of concern to the community that Voice of the Cape serves. The show feature interviews with prominent politicians, community activists, religious leaders, academic experts and ordinary people. Presenters Sabera, Goolam and producer Loushe make up this dynamic team – all very different personalities that make for interesting conversation, heated debates and plenty of laughs and tears. This show is listener driven and the team loves engaging with callers – no topic is off-bounds! We serve you breakfast every morning Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 9am.

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VOC Breakfast one on one with DA Mayor Elect

The IEC revealed the official results of the local government elections last night. According to the IEC, the ANC achieved a majority of the votes and will now govern 161 municipalities across the country.The DA achieved a majority in 13 municipalities. Today we are joined by DA mayor Elect Geordin Hill-Lewis

Analysis of the Jeremy Vearey case

Western Cape detectives head Jeremy Vearey has been fired over social media posts criticising national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole. Vearey was found guilty of misconduct following disciplinary action linked to several Facebook posts he made between December 2020 and February 2021. It was recommended that he be dismissed and Sitole subsequently signed off on his sacking.

Let us chat to Eldred De Klerk, Senior policing, and Social conflict specialist - Africa Centre for Security and Intelligence Praxis??

Follow up with SAMTOA regarding umrah refunds

SAMTOA says mutamireen who are struggling with the refunding for the pilgrimage, should contact the various stakeholders. Chairperson Sedick Steenkamp, explains that international industries have been hit hard with the pandemic. This includes the travel industry and its airlines, hotels and consortiums.

City to write off billions of debts

The City of Cape Town has announced that just over R4 billion in debt will be written off. The municipality says this is to help residents, organisations, and businesses. The write offs which will be done in phases applies to qualifying debtors. It comes a day after the city announced that rates and electricity will be going up as of July 1st.
Let’s chat to the City of Cape Town’s Revenue Director, Trevor Blake to get some clarity on the matter

What are the pros and cons of deregulating the fuel price?

On Wednesday consumers were hit with yet another surge in the fuel price as petrol reached an all-time high of close to R17 per litre. This comes amidst other additional increases such as electricity, water, and food prices. Some energy analysis opened up the discussion around the frequent petrol increases and asked whether or not petrol should be deregulated considering that the actual fuel price is half the selling price and that the rest are additional levies which contributes to the Road Accident Fund amongst others. To unpack this, we are joined by Energy expert Ted Blom

In three years not a single vandalism arrest has been made, city needs communities help!

The City of Cape Town is calling on the public for assistance in curbing vandalism at its libraries. This follows a spate of attacks at facilities in recent weeks. At least seven libraries have been targeted in areas such as Retreat, Strand, Wynberg and Delft. Last month in Strand, one library was gutted by a fire, with insurance claims amounting to over R14 million.
Joining us online is Cllr Zaahid Badroodien mayco member for community services and health.

Update: Establishment of SA Muslim Media Association

With the rise in social media platforms and multimedia, Muslims are cementing their position in the media space in South Africa. But the media industry, specifically Islamic media, is not without its challenges. For this reason, the South African Muslim network is spearheading an Association of Muslims in Southern Africa involved in Media, Broadcasting, Journalism, Marketing and other related fields. Last week Thursday the first meeting was held and to provide feedback online is SAMNETs founder Dr Faisal Suliman.

How many more meetings and sessions before restitution is achieved for D6 claimants?

This week District Six claimants attended mandate sessions hosted by the D6 reference group. The purpose of the session were to endorse better housing units offered by government. However, many are questioning the lengthy, repetitive processes claimants are having to endure in order to go back home to District Six.

Online is Nadeem Hendricks (D6 Beneficiary Trust), Grant Elliot (D6 Reference Group) and Vuyani Nkasayi (Dept agriculture and reform)

Western Cape health agrees with proposed alert level 2 ahead of Easter holidays

As the Easter weekend is fast approaching, and the month of Ramadan following almost immediately thereafter, concern has been raised that both religious events could be a super spreader event which may trigger a tide of new Covid 19 infections. In a couple of weeks or months, a third Covid-19 wave is set to hit South Africa. But as yet, academics don’t know how deadly or widespread it will be.
Joining us online is Saadiq Karriem Chief of Operations of the Western Cape Department of Health

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