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 Najma Bibi Noor Mohamed.

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17
OCT
1am

Heideveld residents say the delay by City of Cape Town in rebuilding their burnt houses is unacceptable

The latest fire of properties in the Heideveld area on Sunday left two families displaced. They lost everything during blaze that gutted their homes and alledge the City of Cape Town is unnecessarily delaying the rebuilding of the rental units. This includes two families whose homes were destroyed in a fire last year.

Note we have invited the City of Cape Town for the interview however they confirmed they are investigating the matter and will not comment at this stage.

VOC's Breakfast Beat host, Sabera Sheikh Essop spoke Vanessa Sauls spokesperson for families and member of the newly formed Heideveld residents association
17
OCT
12am

Metrorail and SANTACO called on to assist with transporting matric learners during NSC examinations

The Western Cape Education Department and the Transport and Public Works Department has called on metrorail and the taxi associations to assist matriculants who started the final 2018 National Senior Certificate examination on Monday.
This following the on-going challenges experienced by Metrorail trains as a result of fires and vandalism.

VOC's Breakfast Beat host Sabera Sheikh spoke to the MEC for Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, Minister Donald Grant,
16
OCT
2am

Blue Flag Status awarded to 66 beaches in SA

The Blue Flag status awarded was recently awarded to 66 of SOuth Africa’s top beaches. This includes 46 beaches, 8 marinas and by 12 sustainable tourism boats around South Africa that will proudly have the Blue Flags flown come the 1st Novemeber as part of the 2018/19 South African Blue Flag season.
Joining us online is Vincent Shacks, Wessa General Manger
16
OCT
1am

Former officer implicated in Ahmed Timol Murder expected back in court

Joao Rodrigues, the former police officer, that was recently charged for the murder of Ahmed Timol as well as defeating the end of Justice, will once again be returning to court next week.
This after the Pretoria High Court, last year, found that Timol did not commit suicide but was instead killed after he was tortured and pushed from a window by officers at the John Vorster Square Police Station in 1971.
Joining us online is Imtiaz Ahmed Cajee Timol, nephew of the late Ahmed Timol
16
OCT
1am

Alleged suspects arrested for murder of Ameerodien Noordien denied bail

Yesterday the two alleged suspects including a 17-year-old minor arrested for the murder of Ameerodien Noordien, was denied bail. The public was not allowed entry into the court including a group of approximately 30 residents from Hanover Park who had gathered outside the Athlone Magistrate court to picket for NO BAIL.
The matter has been postponed to the 15 November while the two alleged suspects remain in police custody.
Joining us online Dr Imitiaz Sooliman, Gift of the Givers
16
OCT
12am

Thousands of NUMSA members embark on indefinite strike

Yesterday more than ten - thousand members of metalworkers’ union Numsa in the plastics sector embarked on an indefinite national strike. Workers participating in the nationwide strike are demanding a 15-per cent salary increase
Joining us online is Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, Numsa’s spokesperson
15
OCT
1am

Umalusi: "Just in time printing'' to help curb NSC paper leaks

Following months of hard work and preparation candidates registered for the 2018 National Senior Certificate will, this week, commence their final exam. This includes close to 80 000 learners both full-time and part time, expected to sit for their final exams.
Today 37 340 will write their first practical exams in Computer Examinations Technology on followed by Information Technology on Tuesday.
Joining us online for an overview on Basic Education readiness for final exam is Lucky Ditaunyane Senior Manager: PR & Communications at Umalusi
15
OCT
12am

''Baby Saver'' hopes to alleviate baby dumping

The Baby Saver Launch Day took place over the weekend with the call that no baby ought to be dumped in a rubbish bin, rubbish dump or drain.
The organizers have called upon pregnant women in distress to the Zoe Project which provides help. Online is community activist Lucinda Evans.
12
OCT
1am

Tensions flare in Bishop Lavis during shootout between Police and gangs

Yesterday the Bishop Lavis Day Hospital was temporarily closed following a shootout between police and gangsters in an area commonly known as Kriefgat, near Bishop Lavis. Some roads were also blocked with burning tyres and vehicles set alight.
The shooting was allegedly sparked by rival gangs from Kriefgat and Valhalla Park.

Joining us online is Abdul Karriem Matthews, member Bishop Lavis Action Community and activist of the Shutdown Movement and Graham Lindhorst
chairperson of the Bishop Lavis CPF precinct overseeing Bonteheuvel, Netreg areas
12
OCT
1am

Update on strike action by sassa workers following suspension of biometric system

The South African Social Service Agency have suspended the biometric system following the recent strike action of SASSA workers belonging to The National Education‚ Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu).
The strike action comes after SASSA failed to address challenges brought about by the recent change in the distribution of social grant payment that was taken over by the South African Post Office ( SAPO) after the contract between Cash Paymaster Services and SASSA expired last month.
Joining us in-studio is Henry De Grass, SASSA general manager
12
OCT
1am

To PAGAD or not to PAGAD? That is the question.

Bonteheuwel ward councillor Angus McKenzie has met with members of People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD), after they were looking to enter Bonteheuwel to combat gang violence. The move has however not been welcomed by all, but instead flawed by politicking.

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