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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01
MAR
12am

Weekend shootings: from a community pov SAPS needs to do more says CPF

Since last Thursday, more than a dozen Capetonian families have had to deal with the trauma of family members suffering gunshot wounds- some of which were fatal. This includes two teenagers shot and killed in a drive by shooting in Mitchells Plain’s Beacon Valley and four men who were shot and killed in Lost City on Saturday. Reports on the ground suggest that one or two of the several others who were injured, have also succumbed to their wounds. Word on the streets is that these shootings are gang related. And although gun violence is not something that is new to us, the sudden spike has reminded us that it a problem that we have not yet found lasting solutions to. To get a feel of what’s been happening in Mitchell’s Plain over the weekend, chairperson of the local CPF Norman Janjies joins us now, also another shooting occurred in Lotus river on Friday evening, also claiming the life of a 15 year old girl. Police say she was caught in the crossfire and that a 24-year-old suspect has been arrested. Chairman of Grassy Park CPF Melvin Jonkers is online to tell us more
26
FEB
12am

Universities ready for 2021 academic year

The Department of Basic Education released the 2020 matric results and the cohort achieved a pass rate of 76.2%. Universities are preparing to welcome new students for the 2021 academic year. Joining us online is Universities South Africa CEO professor Ahmed Bawa
26
FEB
12am

City issues moratorium on new operating licenses for metered-taxi industry

The City of Cape Town says there will be a moratorium on new applications for metered-taxi operating licences until 31 December 2023. The city says its seen thousands of operators or drivers joining e-hailing platforms. However, it’s become evident over the past 18 months that an over-supply of metered taxis is threatening the sustainability of the industry in Cape Town.
Joining us online City’s Manager for Transport Regulations, Lee van den Berg
25
FEB
12am

2022 learner admission opens 26 March 2021

Parents of learners who are starting Grade R, Grade 1, or high school next year, are advised to apply to at least three schools once the registration portal opens. As the WCED prepares for the opening of admissions, we speak to WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond to discuss preparations made for the day and whether any delays are expected.
25
FEB
12am

Analysis: #RSABudget2021

Every national budget, in every nation across the globe, is a balancing act. But this year, with the ravages of COVID-19 and the associated lockdowns eroding an already shaky economy, the Finance Minister and his team at Treasury have a particularly hard task.
Joining us online is Professor Corné van Walbeek Project Director and Professor at the School of Economics at University of
24
FEB
12am

Naptosa: CAPS is a good curriculum, it is sustainable, however it is also overloaded

Some concerns have been raised regarding the overall performance of the 2020 matric class in Physical Sciences and Maths, despite the commendable overall quality of passes during the covid 19 pandemic. The Physical Sciences pass rate dropped from 75.5% in 2019 to 65.8% in 2020, while the number of candidates passing maths declined from 54.6% to 53.8%.
Let us hear from Basil Manual NAPTOSA’s Executive Director
23
FEB
12am

Zoom fatigue is a THING!

Have you ever logged out of your last Zoom meeting for the day and found yourself completely drained?

If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people are dealing with Zoom fatigue (sometimes called virtual fatigue). It refers to the exhaustion you feel after any kind of video call or conference. The pandemic has certainly altered our routines and made us more reliant on video conferencing apps, what effects is this having on employees and families?

Online is Melanie Stein, Organisational Psychologist and Sharon Souour Morris, Comms manager from CT CCID
22
FEB
11pm

Parents encouraged to look out for mental illness warning signs in matrics

The 2020 matrics faced many challenges during their final academic year due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown. There were countless interruptions across South African high schools due to the fast spread of the virus and this affected many learners' mental health and ability to focus at schools.

Learners have lost loved ones, teachers and school staff and this took a toll on their emotional and mental well-being.

Despite this the 2020 matrics had to complete the academic year and write their final exams, which also saw issues unfold such as the leaks of two papers.

In a nutshell 2020 was difficult and many this morning will be anxious ahead of receiving their results at school. So how important is positivity and support to the class of 2020?

Online is Prof Irma Eloff from the University of Pretoria's Dept of educational Psychology.
22
FEB
12am

Professor Aslam Fataar pays tribute to friend and colleague Professor Ebrahim Arnold

The late Prof Ebrahim Arnold was a trailblazer in the Muslim community, having made a significant contribution in the areas of secular and Islamic education, spiritual development and community upliftment. The VOC Ahlan Wa Sahlan Yaa Ramadaan outreach program was an initiative he spearheaded two decades ago and which he remained passionate about.

Online to pay tribute is Prof Aslam Fataar, Research Chair in Transformation and Professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies

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