VOC Breakfast

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±9 min episodes every 14 hours  | 
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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04
DEC
12am

Gatvol Capetonian campaign hopes to bring peace to the cape flats

Gang violence has really become so rife in many areas across the Cape Flats with many people becoming desensitized to the soaring levels gang violence and the crimes in their respective communities. Now many people are familiar with who the guilty parties are but are so afraid to speak out because it might cost them their lives. Gatvol Capetonian and the Cape Coloured Congress leader, Fadiel Adams, has since embarked on a campaign to bring all rival gangs on the Cape Flats together in an effort to consider talking peace and putting the safety of our people first.
Joining us online is Gatvol Capetonian and the Cape Coloured Congress leader Fadiel Adams
03
DEC
11pm

Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape continues to rise

As we await news on whether the Western Cape will be seeing another lock down or stricter measures to curve the spread of the covid 19 virus, the Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says lockdowns are blunt instruments that have disastrous consequences and should be
avoided at all costs. Winde, along with other key role players held a digicon yesterday to discuss the matter.

Joining us online to give us a breakdown of what was discussed is Dr Keith Cloete Dr Keith Cloete
03
DEC
12am

Capetonians urged to be safe on the roads this festive season

This time of the year is normally the busiest time as many people are wrapping up the year, doing last minute shopping and planning trips to their families for the festive season celebrations. Its normally this time of year where we see the many vehicle related accidents as the streets are busier and drivers are distracted by their holiday to do lists
Joining us online is AA Spokesperson, Layton Beard to provide some safety tips as we head in what many know as the silly season
03
DEC
12am

SACE: More than police clearance needed in teacher vetting process

Following the announcement by the Education department stating that it would employ 200 000 teaching assistants and 100 000 general assistants at schools across the country for the year 2021, concerns have been raised about the safety of pupils because of inadequate vetting and shortcomings in the sexual offenders register.
Joining us online is Nomusa Cembi, Media Officer and Spokesperson for SADTU, also joining us is Themba Ndhlovu Spokesperson for the South African Council of Educators
02
DEC
11pm

Feedback: Gatesville traders and CoCT meet again

We know there's been a lot of frustration from Gatesville traders about their possible relocation. This amid concerns that the area is too crowded and more needs to be done to ensure social distancing - given the rising numbers of covid19 cases in the western Cape.
Last week, Burning Issue had unpacked this issue in depth and yesterday, a stakeholder engagement meeting was held between the Gatesville Informal Traders Association and City of Cape Town's mayoral committee member Alderman Grant Twigg. Let's hear what the outcome was...online is Naeem Frances from the Gatesville Informal Traders Association. Also joining us online is Alderman Grant Twigg Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, City of Cape Town
01
DEC
12am

WCED reiterates student report cards cannot be withheld due to fee non-payment

We have had numerous parents contacting us stating that they have been told by schools that they would not be able to collect their children’s report cards at the end of the school year due to not paying their schools fees. Now annually we are faced with this problem and what makes it sad this year is the fact that many parents have been affected by the covid 19 pandemic, with some even having lost their jobs.
Joining us online is Bronagh Hammond from the Western Cape Education Department
01
DEC
12am

Uproar over Israeli 7’s rugby team heading to Cape Town

The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape has warned it will protest the Israeli national rugby team should they arrive in Cape Town in mid-December. According to pro-Israeli media, the Israeli 7s side intends to travel to the SAS Rugby Academy in Stellenbosch to train with the Blitzbokke. In a press statement, the ANC Youth League called it "an unacceptable misuse of our sporting team" by Apartheid Israel. Provincial Chairperson Muhammad Khalid Sayed said not only will they be raising their concerns with the relevant bodies including the Minister of Sports but if needs be, they will be embarking on protest action.
Joining us online is Muhammad Khalid Sayed, ANCYL Western Cape Provincial Chairperson
30
NOV
11pm

Food prices continue to increase as the festive season approaches

As we enter the final month of 2020, a year that has been extremely challenging as we were faced with a global pandemic, which claimed so many lives but also seen us struggling financially after we had a forced lockdown which negatively impacted on our economy and people battling to afford the day to day necessities. Now new data revealed has revealed that we would see a rise in the food prices during the festive season.

Joining us online is Mervyn Abrahams, Programme Coordinator Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group
30
NOV
12am

Yemen’s Masnoena Adams speaks about life after her husband’s death

It's almost four years since we last spoke to Mitchells Plain born Masnoena Adams who left the country for Yemen about 19 years with her late Yemeni husband Saleh, where she's been ever since. Trapped in a remote part of Yemen against her will by her husband and abused mentally and physically, for a long time Masnoena was unable to make contact with her family in Mitchells Plain. Her parents Yusuf and Fatima Adams had pleaded with authorities for years to assist in her return back home, but sadly, it amounted to nothing. It's like something out of a movie.
Things took a major turn in December 2016 when Saleh was brutally gunned down. Masnoena has certainly had to bear immense trials and tribulations. VOC News editor Tasneem Adams decided to catch up with her and hear what's happened since they last spoke in 2016
30
NOV
12am

Localised intervention needed to deal with virus resurgence in hotspot regions

Government is considering the reintroduction of a level 3 lockdown in the parts of the country where a surge in coronavirus cases has been reported. This comes after health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize met with local business and political leaders on Friday in Port Elizabeth. While no decision has been taken, a senior officials say affected regions may move back to a level 3 lockdown.

Online is Prof. Alex van den Heever, Chair in the field of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies - Wits School of Governance
27
NOV
4am

UIF applicants voice anger at slow service at labour office

Frustrated locals at the Department of Labour offices in Goodwood have criticized the processes to deal with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) applications. Due to the national lockdown, hundreds of people are applying for UIF but according to irate claimants yesterday the turnaround time is painstakingly slow. VOC News reporter Aneeqa Du Plessis filed this report

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