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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10
DEC
12am

The Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

The new Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has been hailed as a ground-breaking community initiative by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The project was officially launched last week with President Ramaphosa addressing the community and dignitaries at opening of the 124.5hectare SEZ earmarked for the development of a green technology hub in the Western Cape.
Online is Beverley Schäfer, Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC
10
DEC
12am

Feedback: D6 working committee and claimants meet

On Saturday the District six working committee held a meeting with claimants and stakeholders on the way forward with regards to the plans for D6 land. The court ruling has instructed the government to formalize a plan within the next three months together with the D6 communities.
07
DEC
12am

Blok developers to halt construction in Bokaap until next court date

Yesterday the Western Cape High Court called for the suspension of the development plans by Property company Blok in Bo-Kaap. This includes prohibiting cranes from entering the construction site in 40 Lion Street until the next court date is determined.
Approximately 50 people gathered outside the Western High Court in support of the Bo-kaap Cvic and rates payer’s association, who say they are defending the heritage and dignity of the Bo-Kaap.This comes after an interdict was granted last month preventing the community from interfering with construction work in Lion Street.
Joining us online is Osman Shabodien, chairperson of the Bo- Kaap Ratepayers and Civic Association
06
DEC
12am

The role of municipalities in facilitating loadshedding

Earlier this Eskom started implementing stage 2 load shedding, which they alledge is being conducted to allow for planned maintenance and fixing unexpected breakdowns allegedly caused by a strike action earlier this year.
While public have voiced concerns about the nationwide scheduled power outages, residents in Cape Town has questioned why/how municipalities have launched the Christmas/Festival lights amid loadshedding.
Joining us online is Councillor Xanthea Limberg, Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, City of Cape Town
06
DEC
12am

Bayview community requested to silence the athaan- call to prayer- at Masjidus Saaliheen

Yesterday, The Muslim Judicial Council issued a statement to address a recent request made to discontinue the athaan or call to prayer at Masjidus Saaliheen in Bayview. According to the Imam of the mosque Moulana Yusuf Mohammed, the letter received stated an “alleged noise disturbance.” The MJC has called for a meeting with the City of Cape Town and the mosque committee for next Tuesday to discuss the matter.

The incident has also led to the Bayview CPF and a local church lending support to the mosques broadcasting of the athaan with members launch a petition to oppose the silencing of the athaan.

Joining us online is MJC Head of Media Mishka Daries and Sandy Schuter, chairperson of the Strandfontein Community Policing Forum
04
DEC
12am

#CountMeIn – Using Artificial Intelligence to support victims of domestic violence

South Africa is currently recognising 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. The global campaign aims to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls, using the hashtag #HearMeToo. South Africans will unite under the theme #CountMeIn, which encourages members of society, especially men, to speak out against abuse and to work together to curb domestic violence. Online is Joanne van der Walt, Global Director of Promotions at Sage Foundation
04
DEC
12am

Yay or Nay? Public reaction on corporal punishment

VOC news journalist, Tauhiera Salie too to the street to gauge the publics reaction to corporal punishment in light of the Constitutional Court to rule whether parents are allowed to hit their children with the justification of corporal punishment as form of discipline being continued to be allowed or whether it needs to be prohibited.
03
DEC
1am

Annual HIV testing reaches the million mark in Cape Town

In light of the recent commemoration of World AIDS Day the annual number of HIV test in Cape Town has reached the million mark. This according to the City of Cape Town’s latest figures of test conducted between October 2017 and September this year.

Joining us online is Dr Karen Jennings Head HIV/STI/TB in the City Health Department
03
DEC
12am

The land issue: Urban development in prime locations

The recent court victory in The District Six land claim case and violence at Bo Kaap protest highlights challenges in the urban development sector. This as a result of municipal land allegedly being sold off to property developers.
Joining us online is Adi Kumar, Our Executive Director of the Development Action Group
30
NOV
12am

Ocean View shooters found guilty of baby Zahnia murder

Yesterday Christopher September and Larry Johnson were found guilty of the murder of Zahnia Woodward and the attempt murder of her father, Bradley Robyn. Both men were also found guilty of counts 13 and 14 relating to the illegal possession of firearms and illegal possession of ammunition.
This follows the death of 6-month-old, Zahnia who was fatally wounded by a stray bullet in a crossfire that occurred on the 30th December 2016
Joining us online is Cindy Woodward, mother of the late six month old toddler Zahnia fatally wounded in a crossfire in 2016
30
NOV
12am

Mayor Dan Plato on Level 3 water restrictions

As of the 1st December, water users in Cape Town will be given some form of relief as the City of Cape Town plans to lower the water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3. This as a result of an increase in dam levels.

This decision follows the recent water assessment released by the National Department of Water and Sanitation’s

Joining us online is Mayor Dan Plato, Cape Town Mayor

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