Breakfast Beat

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±8 min episodes every 12 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 Kamal Salasa.
19
OCT
6am

#MeToo trend sees victims of sexual abuse break their silence

This morning we chat about #MeToo trend on social media, in which celebrities and everyday people have flooded social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment over the last few days, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. The massive global response was triggered by allegations recently made public against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and abuse dating back decades. To chat more about this is Dr. Samantha van Schalkwyk, a Senior Researcher at the Office of the Chair in Research on Historical Trauma and Transformation at Stellenbosch University
03
OCT
2am

HUDA SA

The Humanitarian Development Alliance SA (HUDA SA) in partnership with Muslim Vision 2020 is conducting research on Muslim Institutions working within the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. Zeenat Moosa chatted to Ismet Mahomed to find more about this.
13
SEP
2am

Global Outdoor Classroom Day campaign

Teachers across South Africa are called to take at least one lesson outdoors on Thursday, 12 October 2017 as part of the global Outdoor Classroom Day campaign.The campaign is a response to the decline in the time that children spend outdoors. Research has found that 2 in 3 children globally play outside for less than an hour and a half a day* – In 2016, almost half a million children around the world got involved by having their lessons outside and celebrating playtime too. We crossover to Nick Gardner out in the UK this morning…. Guest: Nick Gardner
29
AUG
2am

From Lavender Hill to PhD candidate

PhD candidate Riaan Cedras has had a long journey from Lavender Hill, through working as a grasscutter with ex-convicts at the Simon's Town naval base to being a great scholar. And his thesis on Patterns in diversity, abundance, distribution and community structure of copepods in the southwest Indian Ocean will tell us all we need to know about copepods - those small aquatic critters that form the basis of open ocean food chains, feeding the fish that feed us…ahead of his graduation ceremony in a few minutes time,we cross over to Riaan and get the low down. Guest: Riaan Cadres Position: University of Western Cape PhD candidate
29
AUG
1am

Muslim marriages bill in court once again

A class action suit to have Muslim marriages declared legally valid in South Africa was heard yesterday in the Western Cape High Court. Three years ago, the Women’s Legal Centre brought its case to assist many women left with no legal recourse, often leaving their marriages poor and homeless. To tell us more on yesterday’s proceedings and the way forward is Director of the Womens Legal Centre,Sihaam Samaai. Guest: Sihaam Samaai Position: Director WLC
29
AUG
12am

The transformation of Hajj - Part 2

With the Hajj period in full swing, the Cape Hajj tradition has for long been one of sacredness for both the Hujjaj and the Muslim community. As technological advancement has transformed, this once in a lifetime journey from camal, to ship to the airplane, has also changed. VOC journalist Yaseen Kippie sat down with a number of Cape Muslims who have written and experienced the transformation of the Cape Hajj tradition. This is part one of the series
28
AUG
2am

How to protect your children on social media?

The recent kidnapping scare of a Brackenfell teenager once again highlighted how important it is for parents and guardians to monitor their children's social media activity and profiles. It has now been identified that the girl planned her runaway with a man she met on Facebook and that her recent behaviour online raised red flags. Of course, you’ll recall that last week we spoke about the stigma faced by runaway teenagers. This morning, we want to chat about the use of social media… Rudi Massyn, the director of Massyn Media is our guest now… Guest: Rudi Massyn Position: Massyn Media Director
28
AUG
2am

Feel good - Open Licence for Female Saldanha Marine Pilot

Just ahead of Women’s Month, Salmaa Vincent, marine pilot in the Port of Saldanha was able to apply her newly acquired Open Licence certification to guide a 350 metre long vessel with a 300 000 deadweight tonnage into the port. The Port of Saldanha is the deepest port in South Africa and handles the biggest vessels of all the country’s ports. Salmaa is the first female within Transnet National Ports Authority to hold an Open Licence for such large vessels up to 300 000 deadweight tonnage size. We gonna hear her story this morning, Salmaa is online Guest: Salmaa Vincent Position: Marine Pilot
28
AUG
1am

The transformation of Hajj - Part 1

With the Hajj period in full swing, the Cape Hajj tradition has for long been one of sacredness for both the Hujjaj and the Muslim community. As technological advancement has transformed, this once in a lifetime journey from camal, to ship to the airplane, has also changed. VOC journalist Yaseen Kippie sat down with a number of Cape Muslims who have written and experienced the transformation of the Cape Hajj tradition. This is part one of the series
24
AUG
6am

Self-medication a growing trend foe cash-strapped consumers

With the high cost of medical fees for doctors increasing exponentially over the past few years, more South Africans are opting for over the counter medication in a bid to build up their immune systems in the flu and allergy season. With anti-flu tablets, cough medicines and antihistamines being some of the common medication used. Joining us online is Bruce Dennison, the president of the Health Products Association

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