Breakfast Beat

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±8 min episodes every 13 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 Najma Bibi Noor Mohamed.

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13
AUG
9am

Maulana Ihsaan - from Worcester to the world

Now one of the major stories in the Muslim community this weekend has been the passing of former MJC president Maulana Igsaan Hendricks - a man many regard as a larger than life figure. Maulana has been hailed as a visionary, a scholar par excellence, a humanitarian, a social and political activist and perhaps his most famous cause - the Palestinian struggle. But where did this burning desire come from. How did his childhood shape his personality?
To help us understand this, we have his youngest brother Omar Hendricks...who shared a very close bond with maulana
13
AUG
7am

Sadaqatul Jariya project for Maulana Ihsaan

In the wake of Maulana Ihsaan Hendrick's death,a group of humanitarian workers in Gaza have initiated a Sadaqa tul Jariya project in honour of the pro-Palestinian activist. Clean water is being distributed to Gaza residents, as many of them are without clean, drinkable water due to the Israeli blockade. To chat about this, we have Ali Abu Khalifah from the Al Falah Benevolent Society
13
AUG
2am

National Open Mosque Day

The South African Muslim Network (Sament) is planning to host National Mosque Open Day in South Africa,a campaign that has successfully been conducted in other parts of the world.

The initiative seeks to break the misconception people might have about Islam in order to counter rising Islamophobia in the country

Joining us online is Dr. Faizel Suliman, Chairperson, South African Muslim Network (SAMNET)
10
AUG
1am

PEOPLE AGAINST PETROL AND PARAFIN PRICE INCREASES (PAPPPI),

The PEOPLE AGAINST PETROL AND PARAFIN PRICE INCREASES (PAPPPI) are planning a nationwide march on Monday, 13 August 2018. The organisation has for the past few months been campaigning for petrol, diesel and Paraffin PRICES to drop and is calling on South Africans to heed its call for a NATIONAL day of protests

Joining us in-studio is Achmat Abrahams the convenor for PAPPI in the Western Cape, Mouti Abrahams and Seraj Sampson
10
AUG
1am

Landmark legal action set to change the South African debt collection landscape

The Stellenbosch University's Law Clinic has filed papers at the Cape Town High Court in requesting an action be taken against current debt collection practices. This comes after several practices relating to the abuse of attachment orders were declared unconstitutional by a recent judgement handed down by Constitutional Court.
The application includes statements from 10 of the clinic's clients siting irregularities in the manner in which creditors and collection agents calculate costs.

Joining us online Mr Stephan van der Merwe, Senior Attorney and Notary Public at the SU Law Clinic
08
AUG
2am

National Council Against Smoking launch petition in support of proposed tobacco bill

The new draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery System Bill 2018 (”bill”) published earlier this year has received mixed reactions from the public including organisation opposing it.

The bill proposes a new dispensation in respect controlling, manufacturing, sale and use of tobacco products, including so-called vaping products or e-cigarettes. If approved the bill will replace the existing Tobacco Products Control Act 83 of 1993

The National Council Against Smoking have voiced concerns about the safety of E-cigarettes marketing as less harmless to smokers that are seeking health alternatives. The organisation recently launched a petition to mobile public support for the bill

Joining us online is Savera Kalideen, executive director National Council Against Smoking and Ms Zodwa Velleman, Vapour Product Association (VPA) CEO
07
AUG
12pm

Caretaker recalls the Sayed Mahmud Karamat fire

The Sayed Mahmud mazaar in Constantia was set alight this morning, allegedly by two men who entered the premises under the guise of wanting to perform Fajr prayers. According to the caretaker who lives on site at the karamat at 17 Summit Way, the men approached the remote-controlled gates at about 06h10 this morning asking to perform Fajr salah. They were allowed onto the premises by the caretaker, who then went back to his living quarters. In 30 minutes, the fire broke out. In this interview, the caretaker Ebrahim, a Malawian, and Faizel Bassier, the maintenance manager, explains what happened...
07
AUG
1am

General discussion with City of Cape Town on rental stock and the eviction process

Earlier this week we highlighted the housing plight of people living in rental units on the Cape Flats.
This after, a video of City of Cape Town law enforcement officers, carrying out the arrest of a resident evicted from a house in Bishop Lavis went viral.
Now we spoke to representatives of the Bishop Lavis Action Community (BLAC) and the Housing Assembly, who confirmed the incident and also informed us of another resident also evicted from another home in the area on the same day
Joining us online is Councilor Stuart Diamond, Mayoral Committee Member for Assets and Facilities Management, City of Cape Town,
01
AUG
1am

Imam Haron family hopeful as Ahmed Timol case pave the way for investigating similar deaths of anti apartheid activist

Now we recently spoke to the family of murdered anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, about the major significance of the National Prosecuting Authority’s decision to charge, Joao Rodrigues, who was a security police officer during the apartheid regime.
This after the Pretoria High Court last year found, Timol died at the hands of apartheid police while in detention in 1971.
Rodrigues briefly appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates court earlier this week, he was granted bail and the case was postponed to September for pre-trial proceedings.

The Timol case has been described by Legal experts as ground breaking, especially for the investigations similar deaths.

Joining us online is Fatiema Haron Masoet, daughter of the late Imam Haron
01
AUG
1am

Developers withdraws interdicts

Earlier this week property development company Blok withdrew an interdict application that prevented Bo Kaap activists and residents from going anywhere near its building site in Lion street, where a 12 storey apartment complex is being built.

In a statement, Blok said this has been done in "the spirit of de-escalation".

Joining us online for response is Osman Shabodien, chairperson of the Bo- Kaap Ratepayers and Civic Association
30
JUL
1am

United Public Safety Front (UPSF) strategies plan against crime and gangterism on Cape Flats

Last week some concerned individuals under the banner of the United Public Safety Front (UPSF) gathered in Mitchell's Plain to discuss the worrying crime situation on the Cape Flats. This follows a recent increase in crime and gang related shooting in the area.

A plan of action to address the safety concerns in the areas was tabled by members.

Joining us online is John Cloete founding member and director of the United Public Safety Front (UPSF)
30
JUL
1am

MPlain gang violence

Lots of different reports on social media this weekend about gang related violence.

Joining us online is Abie Isaacs chairperson of the Mitchells Plain CPF

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