Breakfast Beat

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±9 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 Sheik-Essop & Goolam Fakier.

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07
JUL
1am

NAPTOSA WC: Something seriously wrong in SA if you want to put 13 mil children back in school in a spate of a few months

Schools are likely to face chaos as children in grades R, 6 and 11 return to class, this according to professional teachers’ group, Naptosa. According to the group, schools are simply not ready to take on the next wave of learners and recommends that the entire process be delayed until August. As we speak, Grade R, 6,7, 11 and 12 are currently at schools as the world faces a pandemic.
Joining us online is David Millar, the CEO of Naptosa in the Western Cape
07
JUL
1am

Reverend June Major: I went through much suffering, it ate at me that my perpetrator, my rapist continued to minister

Anglican priest Reverend June Major has put an end to her hunger strike, after abstaining from food and drink since the start of this month. Major has been protesting against the Anglican Church’s discrimination toward her and how it has dealt with her sexual assault case at the hands of clergymen for years now.
Joining us online is June Major, Anglican priest Reverend
06
JUL
2am

Ashraf Garda shares his COVID-19 experience

Well known TV and radio broadcaster and motivational speaker Ashraf Garda has been open on social media about the fact that he tested positive for COVID19. And as he dealt with the news, he wrote a beautiful post on Facebook about the importance of ubuntu during this critical time. He joins us now…
06
JUL
1am

Lorenzo Community Chest: I want to call for a new Mayor

So last week’s Khayelitsha evictions continues to be a hot topic and journalists are trying to unravel what exactly happened in the lead up to those moments when Bulelani Qholani was pulled out of his shack naked. Some comments were made by Mayor Dan Plato last week which insinuated that it the event may have been staged. Mayor Alderman Dan Plato has announced that independent investigators will probe the circumstances. Online is Mayor for City of Cape Town, Alderman Dan Plato and Community Chest CEO Lorenzo Davids.
03
JUL
2am

MJC urges masajid to remain closed

At the start of level 3 of the lockdown, the MJC advised masajid to remain closed for the month of June, however a handful of mosques chose to open. Yesterday, the MJC issued a follow up statement to say it’s urging masajid to remain closed, given the expected peak of the coronavirus.
VOC news editor Tasneem Adams chatted to MJC second deputy president Shaykh Riad Fataar
03
JUL
1am

Only grades R, 6 & 11 to return to school on Monday 6 July

The Basic Education Department said that it had revised its decision to allow almost 6 million pupils back to school from next week because of the rising number of COVID-19 infections in the country. The department said that only grades R, 6 and 11 would be permitted back in class following consultations with the Council of Education Ministers. The move affects schools across the country. Online we speak to DBE spokesperson, Terence Khala…
02
JUL
1am

SASSA reconsiders some applications for R350 grant

Are you one of the almost 50% of applicants who applied for the R350 coronavirus unemployment grant but were declined? Your application may just be reconsidered.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says it is now reconsidering the many declined applications to get to the bottom of the reasons for rejection.
Paseka Letsatsi, SASSA spokesperson joins us now…
02
JUL
1am

CoCT law enforcement forcefully evicts naked man from shack in Khayelitsha

Yesterday, we saw a shocking video in which City of Cape Town law enforcement officers aggressively pulled a naked man from his shack to evict him. The man was apparently bathing in his shack at a site called eThembeni, near Empolweni, in Khayelitsha. The officers are seen ejecting the naked man from his shack, before throwing him to the ground, and repeatedly preventing him from returning to the shack. The public anger to this video has been immense and the City says its now in the process of suspending the officers involved.
Online is Buhle Booi from Ndifuna Ukwazi – she’s a housing activist and ANC in the City of Cape Town, Xolani Sotashe . We invited the City’s Richard Bosman to come on air this morning, but he did not respond
01
JUL
2am

Abandoned baby 'Lucy Hope' finds hope in the arms of nurses

We love an inspiring story! Over the past few days, we saw a quite a bit online about little Lucy Hope, the abandoned baby found at Melomed Hospital in Bellville who had staff wrapped around her fingers. Sister Fadilah Haroun at Melomed Bellville shares more on this feel-good story…

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