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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Prof Eric Atmore to address ECD strategies as keynote speaker at 12th Imam Haron Memorial Lecture

The 12th annual Imam Haron Memorial Lecture takes place next week and will focus on the strategies needed for a strong foundation during the early stages of young children lives. The event forms part of a series of initiatives commemorating the life of Imam Abdullah Harons - was murdered by the Apartheid Security Branch in September 1969 – who fought against social injustice and believed education could restore the dignity of people.
Joining us online is Prof Eric Atmore Keynote speaker at Imam Haron Memorial Lecturer - Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Development at the University of Cape Town and director of the Centre for Early Childhood Development
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National Health Department addresses shortage of medication in state hospitals

The National Health Department is implementing measures to address the shortage of medication
At state hospital in South Africa. This following tender delays in awarding contracts to pharmaceutical manufacturers and a strike by some of the chosen contract suppliers. Some of the medication include
oral contraceptives, pain medication and chronic medicines used for psychiatric conditions.

Joining us online is Khadija Jamaloodien Director for affordable medicines at the National Department of Health
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Bleak future for African children

Some 250 million children under five , about 25 percent in low to middle income countries are at a higher risk of not achieving their full potential due to extreme poverty and nor receiving nurturing care. On line is South African representative of the African Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health ( AACAMH) Dr Anusha Lachman.
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Cape Town’s pollen count at record high this sneezson

Cape Town’s pollen count has reached new records this year. According to the University of Cape Town (UCT) Lung Institute, the amount of pollen in the air is 14% higher than it was decade ago. Pollen counts worldwide are predicted to quadruple in the next 20-30 years.

Prof Jonny Peter, Head of the Allergy unit at UCT’s Lung Institute joins us now
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WIIN Women Movement launches tools for safety and empowerment!

Battered, bruised and frightened more and more South African women are beginning to learn that hiding behind the locked doors of their homes may not keep them safe from abuse.
The life-saving Women Integral Impact Network (WIIN) women App has been finally launched for women to take control of their safety. Founder Francesca Fondse chats to us this morning.
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Concourt bans corporal punishment in the home

Parents listen up! If you are one of those parents that would give their kids a little spanking or smack here and there…it is now illegal to do so. Parents no longer have a defence if they are accused of assault for smacking or hitting their children at home.

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the common law defense of reasonable & moderate parental chastisement of children is unconstitutional. The court upheld the South Gauteng High Court's 2017 ruling against corporal punishment in the home.

In that case, a father, a devout Muslim, had beaten his 13 year old son severely because he found pornography on his iPad, and argued that he was entitled to do so because he was chastising his son as per his religious beliefs.

An organisation called Freedom of Religion SA turned to the highest court in the land to appeal the 2017 ruling.

FORSA director Michael Swain chats to us now, and Wessel van den Berg
Children's Rights and Positive Parenting Unit Manager at Sonke Gender Justice joins us now.
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National Wills Week

If you do not have a will then now is your chance to get your affairs in order as this week marks National Wills Week. It takes place from September 16 to 20. This means legal experts will be able to assist you with drawing up basic wills for free. This includes Sharia compliant will which is a requirement for all muslims.
Joining us online is Dr Muneer Abduroaf from the Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Justice and Procedure at the University of the Western Cape.
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Congolese pupil hospitalized following attack at Salt River High School

In recent weeks, South Africa has experienced xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals mainly in Johannessburg with shops of foreign owners being looted. Whats concerning is that the issue of apparent xenophobia has made its way to a local Cape Town school where a Congolese Grade 10 learner had to be hospitalized for two weeks after her classmates from Salt River High School had beaten her. Jean Pierre Balousa, the leader of the Congolese Civil Society of Diaspora in South Africa chats to us now.
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Child rape victims family resilient throughout Ninow rape trial

Yesterday the Dros rapist Nicholas Ninow, who pleaded guilty to raping a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria last year, has officially been found guilty. The state rejected his guilty plea as it contradicted evidence presented to the State. Ninow was also found guilty of possession of drugs, and defeating the ends of justice. Sentencing is expected to be handed down on the 16 October.
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Analysis: SANDF deployment extended

Yesterday President Cyril Ramaphosa approved the extended deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), however the Western Cape government has called for measurement tools to track its impact.

Joing us online for Analysis is Helmoed Heitman, Military and defense analyst
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Fourth desalination plant in the pipeline for Cape Town

The year the City Cape Town approved a 10 year Water Strategy plan recently as and plans to implement various interventions to help avoid future water crisis associated with drought. This includes a permanent desalination plant a method used to avoid Day Zero. Now previous attempts by the City to implement desalination plants has resulted litigation against against the City by the company operating the plant in Waterfront seeking over R20million in damages after contractual disputes.

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