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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What are the pros and cons of deregulating the fuel price?

On Wednesday consumers were hit with yet another surge in the fuel price as petrol reached an all-time high of close to R17 per litre. This comes amidst other additional increases such as electricity, water, and food prices. Some energy analysis opened up the discussion around the frequent petrol increases and asked whether or not petrol should be deregulated considering that the actual fuel price is half the selling price and that the rest are additional levies which contributes to the Road Accident Fund amongst others. To unpack this, we are joined by Energy expert Ted Blom

In three years not a single vandalism arrest has been made, city needs communities help!

The City of Cape Town is calling on the public for assistance in curbing vandalism at its libraries. This follows a spate of attacks at facilities in recent weeks. At least seven libraries have been targeted in areas such as Retreat, Strand, Wynberg and Delft. Last month in Strand, one library was gutted by a fire, with insurance claims amounting to over R14 million.
Joining us online is Cllr Zaahid Badroodien mayco member for community services and health.

Update: Establishment of SA Muslim Media Association

With the rise in social media platforms and multimedia, Muslims are cementing their position in the media space in South Africa. But the media industry, specifically Islamic media, is not without its challenges. For this reason, the South African Muslim network is spearheading an Association of Muslims in Southern Africa involved in Media, Broadcasting, Journalism, Marketing and other related fields. Last week Thursday the first meeting was held and to provide feedback online is SAMNETs founder Dr Faisal Suliman.

How many more meetings and sessions before restitution is achieved for D6 claimants?

This week District Six claimants attended mandate sessions hosted by the D6 reference group. The purpose of the session were to endorse better housing units offered by government. However, many are questioning the lengthy, repetitive processes claimants are having to endure in order to go back home to District Six.

Online is Nadeem Hendricks (D6 Beneficiary Trust), Grant Elliot (D6 Reference Group) and Vuyani Nkasayi (Dept agriculture and reform)

Western Cape health agrees with proposed alert level 2 ahead of Easter holidays

As the Easter weekend is fast approaching, and the month of Ramadan following almost immediately thereafter, concern has been raised that both religious events could be a super spreader event which may trigger a tide of new Covid 19 infections. In a couple of weeks or months, a third Covid-19 wave is set to hit South Africa. But as yet, academics don’t know how deadly or widespread it will be.
Joining us online is Saadiq Karriem Chief of Operations of the Western Cape Department of Health

City defends Mayor Dan Plato's use of ''shut up'' on ocean view resident

The mayor of the Western Cape Dan Plato has made headlines following an altercation with a resident in Ocean View over the weekend in which he allegedly told the man to shut up. The altercation occurred during a walkabout in the area to observe the work of the local neighbourhood watch but councillor JP Smith says the community event was derailed by a group of activists known as the CCC.
Joining us online is provide his account of events is Aslam Richards, who was involved in the altercation with Mayor Dan Plato

Western Cape Muslim undertakers preparing for Covid-19 third wave

With the prediction of a third wave approaching in the coming weeks, we thought it best to check in with the Muslim Undertakers Association on their readiness and how they are preparing to deal with the possible increase in Covid 19 deaths.
Online we have head of the Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Association, Ebrahim Solomon

SAHUC: Still no word from Saudi authorities on Hajj 1442

The Saudi Ministry of Health has announced that all external pilgrims wishing to perform Hajj in 2021 to obtain two doses of WHO-approved vaccine for COVID-19. But, what does that mean for our aspiring Hujaaj? Online to furnish us with further details is none other than President of SAHUC, Shaheen Essop

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