Breakfast Beat

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±8 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 Sheikh-Essop.

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28
JAN
12am

Strandfontein Ratepayers Association concerned over environmental impact of film shoot at Strandfontein dunes site

Residents claim that bylaws don't seem to apply when movies are filmed. The Strandfontein community has since raised concerns about a movie being filmed on a section of a beach in the area. The Strandfontein Ratepayers and Residents Association claims that City bylaws seem to apply to residents and local fishermen but not to the film industry. It's alleged that the community was not informed about the film shoot at the Blue Flag beach. The association's chairperson Mario Oostendurp has accused the City of Cape Town of double standards when it comes to the film industry.
27
JAN
12am

Repression and brutality in India, why should SA care?

On Sunday a civil society dialogue was held in Mowbray to create more awareness on how India's fascist and apartheid policies affect South Africa.
We are now joined by Mahmoud Patel from the People Against Apartheid and Fascism, a local movement of activists, formed in response to the current crisis in India
26
JAN
11pm

Gift of the Givers returns to assist refugees

As we know, the living situation at the Central Methodist Church in Greenmarket Square where a number of refugees are living on the streets is absolutely horrendous. We know that refugees don’t have food and sanitation and the exposure to the elements on the streets is very unsafe. Now we believe that humanitarian agency Gift of the Givers returned to the Central Methodist Church in Greenmarket Square to deliver humanitarian aid this weekend following a meeting between with a consortium of refugees and the church’s Reverend Alan Storey on Friday. Ali Sabley from Gift of the Givers joins us now…
24
JAN
12am

WCED must do more to address vandalism at Alpine Primary School says CPF

Parents of learners at Alpine Primary School in Mitchells Plain school are taking a stand against vandalism after the school was vandalized and broken into yet again. On Wednesday protest action erupted outside the school as angry parents demanded urgent repairs be done so that schooling could continue, some parents even refusing to send their children to the school should the matter not be attended to.
We are now joined by CPF spokesperson Abie Isaacs
23
JAN
12am

State of Province Address heads to Mitchells Plain

This year, for the first time ever, the official Opening of the Western Cape Parliament, and this year's State of the Province Address (SOPA), will take place at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain. Premier Alan Winde welcomed the historical announcement by Speaker Masizole Mnqasela on Monday. However opposition parties have had their reservations.

Joining us online is Speaker Masizole Mnqasela
23
JAN
12am

Military court withdraws SANDF charges against Major Fatima Isaacs

In a historic ruling, the military court withdrew the SANDF case against Major Fatima Isaacs at the Castle of Good hope yesterday. Isaacs faced charges of disobeying a lawful instruction to remove a headscarf worn under her beret. SANDF Advocate Colonel Kinato pointed out that the scarf she worn before court yesterday was not the scarf in question. Legal counsel advocate Michael Bishop meanwhile requested that the specifications of what is permissible be clearly indicated in further engagements.
We are now joined by labour law advisor Nazeema Mohamed
22
JAN
12am

Heideveld backyard dwellers have had enough!

A group of 500 Heideveld backyard dwellers, frustrated at the long wait for housing, decided to occupy a piece of vacant land along Fifth Street in early May 2018. since then nothing has changed VOC journalist Aneeqa du Plessis went out to investigate the current situation and this is what she found...
22
JAN
12am

Military to decide on Hijab charges

Today is the day when the director of military prosecutions is expected to decide on whether to withdraw the charges against Major Fatima Isaacs of the SANDF. Now as many of you will remember Isaacs stands accused of wilfully disobeying a lawful order to take off her Muslim headscarf worn under her uniform beret. The case was postponed twice in November. During a previous hearing Isaacs received an interim relief from military allowing her to continue wearing the disputed clothing item until a final ruling has been made on the matter.

We are now joined by labour law advisor Nazeema Mohamed
21
JAN
12am

Slow Internet: Still a week before undersea cables are fixed

South African internet users have been hit by slow or no internet connection this week after two major undersea cables connecting us to European networks have been damaged. The ship that must go to fix the cables on the west African seabed, was still stuck in Cape Town harbor due to recent gale force winds prevented it from departing.
20
JAN
11pm

CCTV surveillance has had significant impact on crime in Ocean View

The City of Cape Town says the installation of security cameras in Ocean View has had a “significant impact” on the fight against crime in the area. As announced in news earlier, the City of Cape Town launched a control room in Ocean View last week Thursday to monitor the CCTV cameras which were installed in March last year. The CCTV cameras are worth nearly R1 million and an additional two cameras are expected to be installed in the coming months.

Joining us online is Mayco members for safety and security Alderman JP Smith
20
JAN
1am

Twins Yakoob and Yusuf overcome tragedy to scoop special awards at NSC provincial awards ceremony.

Twin brothers - Yaqoob and Yusuf Arrison from Bernadino Heights in Kraaifontein - have excelled in their matric year in 2019 despite immense heartbreak and suffering. Six years ago their father passed away from brain cancer. Then two years ago, their mother shot and killed their older brother. She also turned the gun on the twins. Despite all this the twins have bagged bachelor passes in their NSC examinations and even special awards from the WCED!
19
JAN
11pm

No formal request from SAPS for cities CCTV footage of alleged shooting of constable by law enforcement officers

Detectives from the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) have taken over the investigation into the death of police officer Thando Sigcu, 38, who was shot earlier this month, allegedly by a City of Cape Town law enforcement officer. Police minister Bheki Cele says he is concerned that CCTV footage has not been handed over by the city to the Hawks, however the cities Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith says no formal request has been made for the footage.

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