Breakfast Beat

The Voice of the Cape  |  Podcast, ±8 min episodes every 11 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.
26
MAY
10am
South African retailers have been hit by the latest frenzy of Fidget Spinners with scores of people flocking to get their hand on them. The newest sensation has created waves in other parts of the world and their entrance into the South African market has been received with overwhelming curiosity from adults and children alike. We spoke to educational psychologist Anel Anondale
23
MAY
8am
Mujahid Miller was burnt at the age of 6 years old, while his dad was on the patio preparing a fire for a braai, Mujahidd ran passed and his clothes caught fire. In-spite of this set back he has become a successful cricket player for Strandfontein Cricket club and also recently started voluntary work at the Red Cross War Memorial Hospital helping to uplift children in the burn unit. Guest: Mujahid Miller
23
MAY
7am
Now as you may know the last few weeks has been overwhelming for the parents of the late 3 year old Courtney Pieter’s who tragically lost her life after her body was discovered in an area not far from her home. The incident has also sparked public outrage with many questioning the role of the Police throughout the ordeal. Now whilst the next court hearing of the accused who has been charged for Courtneys murder and two counts of rape is set to happen this week. News about President Jacob Zuma and Police Minister Fikile Mbalula expected meeting with The police officers who initially handled the Courtney Pieters case has also sparked reaction from community and also activist. Joining us online is Roegshanda Pascoe, member of the Manenberg Community Safety Forum and spokesperson for the Pieters family Guest: Roegshanda Pascoe Position: member of the Manenberg Community Safety Forum and spokesperson for the Pieters family
16
MAY
7am
The way in which some Universities address cases of rape that occur on campus have had human rights activist voicing concerns about the lack of urgency from University to address and support victims of gender based violence. This comes after a student from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) who was raped in a toilet alleged that University officials failed to inform her family about the incident. Joining us online is Attorney Sanja Bornman, Lawyers for Human Rights attorney at its gender equality programme Guest: Attorney Sanja Bornman Position: Lawyers for Human Rights attorney at its gender equality programme
16
MAY
7am
Last week the Competition Commission concluded its The Grocery Retail Sector market Inquiry, conducting ending the public hearings with a site visit to Gugulethu Square Mall This comes after the global player Massmart which owns stores such as Game, lodged a complaint with the commission which alleged that exclusive mall leases by the retail giants were making it difficult for other companies from gaining renting spaces at shopping malls Joining us online is Sipho Ngwema, Head of Communications for the Competition Commission of South Africa Guest: Sipho Ngwema Position: Head of Communications for the Competition Commission of South Africa
16
MAY
7am
Whilst disease prevention might be highly encouraged by the public health sector, there seems to be a growing interest from public who are choosing not to vaccinate their children especially amongst the Muslim. In response to this the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (Imasa) has recently issued a statement On Vaccination particularly for public that have concerns about the permissibility of immunisation in Islam. VOC editor Tasneem Adams spoke to Dr Riyaaz Ismail, the chairperson for the Islamic Medical Association Of South Africa (Imasa) and filed this report
12
MAY
3pm
Nurses in the Western Cape marked International Nurses Day (IND) on Friday, reflecting on both successes and challenges that nursing is faced with. The theme for this year’s International Nurses Day is: ‘Nurses: A Voice To Lead – Achieving Sustainable Development Goals’
10
MAY
1pm
Following weeks of gang violence in Cape Town, this week alleged gang boss Jerome Booysen was shot and wounded in Ravensmead on the Cape Flats. It’s just one in a spate of shootings linked to Cape Town’s criminal underworld. This increasing questions about the battle for control of the lucrative local nightclub security industry. VOC reporter Ibraham Chibwe spoke to senior policing and security manager at Africa Analysis, Eldred de Klerk, who unpacked the dynamics of the Cape underworld.
01
MAY
7am
Joining us online for the discussion on Worker Day we chat to Gerhard Papenfus Chief Executive Officer ( CEO) of the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA)
27
APR
3pm
In recent days, more than 1 500 Palestinian political prisoners have embarked on a mass hunger strike to create awareness on the lack of basic rights and the humanitarian conditions inside Israeli detention centres. The hunger strikes are being led by Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti. According to a prisoner rights group, there are about 6 500 Palestinian political prisoners. However noble the cause of a hunger strike, one must not ignore the effects this would have on the body. What happens to the body of person observing a hunger strike? We spoke tp medical doctor and a graduate of Darul Uloom al Arabiyya al Islamiyyah Moulana Dr Yusuf Arieff
27
APR
7am
With today marking Freedom Day, it is a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on the many privileges we have now compared to the apartheid South Africa. In our special feature we will today be exploring the impact Apartheid has had on white South Africans and their role within pre and post South Africa. VOC journalist Thakira Desai spoke to Christo Brand, a former prison guard who was one of several that were responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela and Roelf Meyer, the former Minister of Defence under Apartheid and a lead negotiator in the transition process and filed this report.