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 Sabera Sheikh-Essop.

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Part 5: Mental health within the confines of Islam

In the 5th part of the series dubbed 'mental health within the confines of Islam’, VOC News gets a more clinical perspective on re-modeling the shape of mental health care from Dr Jaclyn Lotter. Dr. Lotter is a counselling psychologist by profession and also the deputy dean at South African College of Applied Psychology. Let’s have a listen now…
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PHA High Court Ruling Victory

So this story, is quite a big one. We know that the Phillipi Horticultural Campaign has been arguing for the preservation of a key piece of agricultural land in the City of the Cape Town’s jurisdiction that is under threat from proposed development.

Now, in a precedent-setting ruling yesterday, Judge Kate Savage directed that South African municipalities must specifically take climate change and water scarcity into account when making planning decisions. The Western Cape High Court ruling states that the rezone permission and
environmental authorisations for the development known as Oaklands City are suspended, and
must be returned to their respective appeal bodies for reconsideration.

Online we have James Brent Stayn of the dept of enviromental affairs and Susan Coleman of the PHA campaign.
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Suspect in case of Tazne Van Wyk arrested

So finally, a breakthrough in the case of missing 8 year old Tazne van Wyk! Ravensmead SAPS have confirmed the arrest of Mohiden Pangaker, the suspect who was wanted in connection with her kidnapping in Elsies River. The 54-year-old was the last person seen with the little girl – apparently, they were spotted in a taxi enroute to Parow two Fridays ago. According to reports, Pangaker was arrested in a joint operation in Craddock. Tazne's whereabouts remain unknown.
Joining us online is Ravensmead CPF member Zelda Trantaal
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12am

District six healing process honoured

Commemorations of the 54th year since District Six was declared a white group area were different this year because they were held after the official name change of Zonnebloem back to District Six. The event at the Castle of Good Hope at the weekend saw hundreds of current and former residents remembering the area. Now in a well-received setting between various stakeholders the redevelopment plan was outlined.
Joining us online to provide feedback of the event, we are joined by District Six Working Committee chairperson Shahied Ajam
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11pm

COCT granted interim order to remove foreign nationals from church

An interim order has been granted by Western Cape High Court to have the foreign nationals removed from around the Methodist Church in the CBD. The court said that the City of Cape Town had seven days until it could enforce its by-laws against foreign nationals living around the church. To give us some more detail we are joined by Alderman JP Smith.

(Refugee leader Papy Sukami confirmed the interview however did not answer)
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Part 4: Mental health within the confines of Islam

In the 4th part of the series called mental health within the confines of Islam, we speak to a 19 year old haafitha, Minhah Hendricks who has started her own organization called "smiling minds" that offers a safe space for people dealing with mental health issues whilst she battles with her own demons. let’s listen now.
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Still no positive leads 10 days after 8-year-old Tazne Van Wyk went missing

On Saturday morning Ravensmead CPF, residents as well as the Western Capes missing people’s unit conducted a search party in the hopes of finding the missing 8-year-old Tazne Van Wyk who was kidnapped in Elsies River more than a week ago. She was allegedly taken when she visited a tuckshop near her Elsies River home in Connaught Estate. Now last week outraged Elsies River community members acted on misinformation around the suspect's whereabouts in the desperate act to find the missing girl.

Joining us online is Ravensmead CPF member Zelda Trantaal
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Why were Imraan Mukaddam & Sharmen Gribbi arrested by the flying squad?

So on Friday, a video went viral showing Elsies River anti crime activist and bread distributor Imraahn Mukaddam and fellow activist Sharmen Gribbi being arrested under very suspicious circumstances. The entire saga was filmed on camera by Sharmen but things didn’t go down well as the angry police officer physically removed her phone and slapped up. Well to take us through what happened is Steve Ross, the founder of the Inspire Network, an organisation that both Imraahn and Sharmen work for.
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12am

SONA: Post Analysis with Guy Lamb

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday announced that 7,000 new police trainees were enlisted this year to strengthen local policing. The president touched on plans for combating crime during his delayed fourth State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday.

Joining us online is Guy Lamb, director of the safety and violence initiative at UCT – to unpack the president’s focus on crime last night.
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SONA: Post analysis with Angelo Fick

President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that the country is facing serious challenges but said action was being taken to address them. As predicted, opposition parties shared mixed reactions– with many of them slating the president’s speech as unrealistic and unachievable.
But to help us make sense of what the president’s address to the nation essentially means for us ordinary folk, we are joined online by Angelo Fick, the director of research at ASRI, a political think tank.
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SONA: Pre Analysis

So, today's a big day for the country as the president delivers his State of the Nation address tonight. I think we can all agree that South Africa would like to hear President Cyril Ramaphosa take realistic and concrete steps to boost the economy, save Eskom and SAA and deal decisively with corruption. But will it be more of the same? Tasneem Adams chatted to political analyst Sanusha Naidoo
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Guide to Recognizing Elder Abuse and Knowing Your Rights

Experts report that knowledge about elder abuse lags as much as two decades behind the fields of child abuse and domestic violence. Limited past research means limited data to guide practitioners, policymakers, and trainers. What we do know now is alarming: elders who experience a form of abuse, even modest abuse, have a reported 300% higher risk of death. Even verbal abuse has been linked to seniors’ physical health issues and well-being. With resource constraints in a constantly aging population, a once-hidden problem will be impossible to overlook. But as more studies come to light – and as state Adult Protective Services data show an uptick in the reporting of incidents – elder abuse has emerged as an important social public health issue.

VOC Journalist Loushe Jordaan Gilbert spoke to Mrs Terri Casper, social worker supervisor at Age-in-Action. Take a listen.

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