Breakfast Beat

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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Masajid increase musallee numbers under level 1 lockdown

The MJC has welcomed the directive issued for closed gatherings under level 1 lockdown. This will mean the numbers of musallees attending prayer at the various masajid will increase to 250 indoors and 500 outdoor. Online is the MJC's Shaykh Riaad Fataar
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Islamic Medical Association outraged by killing of Dr Abdulhay Munshi

So one of the biggest stories to break yesterday was the killing of Johannesburg anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi. Dr Munshi was killed in a hail of bullets in Orange Grove in Johannesburg on Wednesday night after his car was rear-ended. It's believed the shooter's car had no number plates and had tinted glass. Some are saying it appears to be a targeted killing.
Now you will recall that Dr Munshi and Prof Peter Beale were charged with culpable homicide for the death of 10-year-old Zayaan Sayed who died after surgery complications in October last year. We had covered this story quite indepth on the breakfast show. Dr Shoayb Wadee from the Islamic medical association joins us now.
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Questions around effectiveness of steering committee to deal with protection rackets in CT

Police Minister Bheki Cele has set up a steering committee to deal with protection rackets in Cape Town. He briefed the media yesterday afternoon along with Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz and Safety and Security Mayco member JP Smith. This follows several media reports about Cape Town businesses, including restaurants and coffee shops, being extorted by criminals demanding ‘protection money’.
Journalist Caryn Dolley, the author of the book "The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town's deadly nightclub battles" joins us now ...
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Can the SA tourism sector get back on its feet?

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially announced level one of the national lock-down, which means that international borders will be opening for travel soon. The tourism sector has been among the hardest hit since the introduction of the lockdown but there are fears that travellers from outside the country could spur on a second wave of COVID-19 infections.

To comment on the announcement is Monika Iuel, CEO of Private Safaris. She is also a member of the Inbound Recovery Group, a body formed to lobby government on tourism sector issues. Also joining us is travel operator, Faiz Noordien, director of Legend Tours
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SASSA to trial online portal for grant applications

SASSA is dragging itself into the 21st century by launching a facility whereby applicants can now register for certain social grants online, with the pilot model now offering application portals various grants. Coupled with other new payment features available to beneficiaries on their website, SASSA is aiming to reduce instances in which long queues form at Post Offices around the country, where some beneficiaries leave empty handed.

Sassa spokesperson, Shivani Wahab joins us now
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Is South Africa ready for level one of the national lockdown?

As the country's Covid-19 numbers continue their downward trajectory, it is widely expected that President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce a countrywide move to lockdown level 1 sometime this week. On Monday, less than 1 000 new coronavirus cases were recorded, compared daily cases of between 10 000 and 15 000 cases a day at the height of the pandemic back in July. But is the country ready to relax restrictions even further, and what can we expect from a level 1 lockdown?
Joining us online is Dr Jody Boffa, Epidemiologist and Research fellow at Centre for Rural Health - University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Webinar: What impact would a Trump re-election have?

The academia Library will be hosting an interactive webinar this Saturday 19 September aimed at unpacking the US presidential elections and what the impact would be if Trump is re-elected.

On line for comment is Chairman of Academia Library,Mr Elias Parker
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Is unity on the cards for Hamas & Fatah?

Fractured Palestinian political factions are working diligently in multilateral talks to restore unity and mend the division between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in negotiations far more promising than previous efforts.

Meanwhile, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain will today sign an agreement with Israel at the White House establishing full ties in violation of the Arab Peace Initiative.

But the formation of the joint leadership group and progress in the intra-Palestinian unity talks came after a long-awaited meeting among PA, Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

We now chat to political activist close to Hamas, Mr Motea Msabeh, who will help us to understand how far the unity efforts have moved.
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World Economic Report

In this week's world economic report, we look at the following:

-Will South Africa become a failed state by 2030?

-Has global oil demand reached its peak?

-Asian developing economies set to shrink for first time in six decades.

On line is Senior Researcher , Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria, Dr Jason Musyoka.

Twitter @jasonmusyoka
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Has Eskom misled the public on load shedding?

As South Africa continues to experience the worst load-shedding of blackout to date, energy expert Ted Blom says the power utility has mislead the public about which stage they have implemented.

According to Eskom's announcement, load-shedding peaked only at stage 4.

So has Eskom been misleading the public on load-shedding?

We now chat to independent energy expert, Ted Blom.
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Cellphone tower erection causes a stir in Thornton road community

Residents in Crawford and surrounding areas are up in arms following construction work being carried out at Thornton Primary School following the announcement that a cellphone tower would be erected. Now concerned residents have embarked on a peaceful placard demonstration to highlight their objection to the continued construction of the cellphone tower.
Joining us online is Trever Jacobs, Chairperson of the Crawford residents action group and chairperson of the interim civic organization
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Should colonial relics be removed or not?

The proposal that could see the removal of the relics of colonialism has ruffled feathers amongst those who feel colonialism should still feature in South Africa's history . This after a consultative task team on the transformation of the country's heritage landscape, resolved to recommend the removal of historical statues. These, they propose would be moved to theme parks that will be located across the country. The removal of statues that celebrate colonial heritage has garnered attention in some European countries which appear to have been inspired by South Africa’s 'Rhodes-Must-Fall' student-led campaign. Online is Wandile Kasibe, PHD candidate in sociology at UCT and co-founder of Rhodes must fall movement

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