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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12
DEC
12am

CoCT says Adhaan issue could have been handled better

We continue the discussion on athaan at Masjidus Sauligeen in Bayview Strandfontein being switched back on. This after the City met with met with representatives of the masjid and the Muslim Judicial Council on Tuesday about the complaint against the sound disturbance of its daily call to prayer.
Joining us online is Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Area South Mayoral Committee Member
11
DEC
11pm

#BringBackTheAdhaan: MJC meets City of Cape Town Health Department

Yesterday The City of Cape Town advised athaan at Masjidus Sauligeen in Bayview Strandfontein be switched back on. This after the City met with met with representatives of the masjid and the Muslim Judicial Council about the complaint against the sound disturbance of its daily call to prayer.
This City also clarified details of the letter issued to the Imam of the masjid instructing the masjid "discontinue alleged noise nuisance, caused by the loudspeakers".
VOC journalist Loushe Jordaan spoke to Shaykh Riad Fataar, MJC deputy president and filed this report
11
DEC
12am

MyCiti: Out with old and in with the new

The outsourced bus service contracted by the City of Cape Town has replaced striking MyCiti workers who downed tools during a unprotected strike which started in October, this year. This after the City allegedly exhausted efforts to address the concerns of protesting workers.
Joining us online is Alderman Felicity Purchase, mayoral committee member for Transport and Urban Development Authority
11
DEC
12am

"Day Zero" and the defunct desalination plants

The two multimillion-rand desalination plants that was established to help avert Day Zero has allegedly stopped working. A daily production of approximately 7 million litres of waters were expected to be delivered by the two plants and cost more than R250 million each. Water activist from the civic group STOP COCT visited the two sites last week and noticed the silence emanating from the (Strandfontein) plant.
Joining us online is Sandra Dickson, administrator of dearcapetown.co.za website an independent platform educating public about importance of public participation and awareness on the water situation in Cape Town as well as Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Mayco member for water & sanitation & energy.
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.

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