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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13
DEC
1am

Restoring faith in humanity

It takes an extremely special soul to save money throughout the year and the to use it to host a annual lunch to treat a group of people to a proper meal this time of year, but it takes an angel sent from above to save of her pension to provide a Christmas lunch to disadvantaged senior citizens. Our next guest, aunty Soraya Lakay, or aunty Baby from Heideveld, has melted so many hearts when we read her story earlier this week.

Joining us online is aunty Soraya
13
DEC
12am

More clients of New Heights Travel break their silence

So, following our interview with Fazila Malek from New Heights travel the other day, more aggrieved clients have come forward to speak about this entire saga. As you recall, there are scores of mutamireen waiting for refunds for umrah trips that did not happen in September, due to administrative issues in the Kingdom. Up until now, most clients had been quite because of a lawyer’s letter in which they warned not to go on social media to slander the name of the operator, but after Fazila missed her deadline to refund the mutamireen, their patience has run out.
Chatting to us this morning is Mr Muhammad Mayet from Johannesburg, a very irate traveller also affected by this whole saga
12
DEC
12am

Wake Up Kensington Campaign reacts to Judgement in murdered Jeremiah Ruiters case

A man accused of the rape and murder of Factreton toddler Jeremiah Ruiters has been found guilty. Judgment was delivered in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday afternoon. The 18-month-old boy was declared dead at a clinic in 2017. Ameerudeen Peters's ex-girlfriend and the toddler's mother Abigail Ruiters was also found guilty of child neglect. Her bail has been revoked. Sentencing proceedings are expected to start early next year. Joining us online is Cheslyn Steenberg of Wake Up Kensington campaign
12
DEC
12am

Police minister visits family of slain 10 year old Aysha Kelly

Yesterday Police Minister General Bheki Cele paid a visit to the family of Aysha Kelly. The ten-year-old girl was shot and killed in Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain last week earlier this month. It is believed the 10 year old was caught in the crossfire between rival gangs in the area. VOC journalist Aneeqah Du Plesis filed this report.
11
DEC
12am

Part 1: Fazila Malek from New Heights travel breaks her silence over umrah saga

Two weeks ago, the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) issued a travel advisory warning people to be cautious when booking with New Heights travel. This follows a number of Umrah complaints against the company. Sahuc says the Mu’tamireen had booked and paid for their proposed umrah trip which did not materialise. On the 18th October 2019, a letter by the company’s attorneys was circulated on social media to issue an apology for the delay in refunds to mu’tamireen. The letter stated that the delay is due to reasons beyond their control. Through its lawyers, the client undertook to refund clients within a 21-day period with the deadline set for the 20th November 2019. However this did not happen.
What circumstances led to these umrah trips not bring fullfilled and why has the money not been refunded yet? Up until now, we heard very little from the umrah agent Fazila Malek, who I’m sure many listeners have travelled with before. Well yesterday I interviewed Mr Rafiq Saville, one of the aggrieved clients who did not go on umrah. We eventually managed to get Fazila Malek online…take a listen
11
DEC
12am

Part 2: Fazila Malek from New Heights travel breaks her silence over umrah saga

Two weeks ago, the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) issued a travel advisory warning people to be cautious when booking with New Heights travel. This follows a number of Umrah complaints against the company. Sahuc says the Mu’tamireen had booked and paid for their proposed umrah trip which did not materialise. On the 18th October 2019, a letter by the company’s attorneys was circulated on social media to issue an apology for the delay in refunds to mu’tamireen. The letter stated that the delay is due to reasons beyond their control. Through its lawyers, the client undertook to refund clients within a 21-day period with the deadline set for the 20th November 2019. However this did not happen.
What circumstances led to these umrah trips not bring fullfilled and why has the money not been refunded yet? Up until now, we heard very little from the umrah agent Fazila Malek, who I’m sure many listeners have travelled with before. Well yesterday I interviewed Mr Rafiq Saville, one of the aggrieved clients who did not go on umrah. We eventually managed to get Fazila Malek online…take a listen
10
DEC
9am

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Today is the last day of the 16 days of Activism and this morning we chat about sexual harassment in the workplace, which we know is quite rife in South Africa. Very often, we find men in powerful positions who have abused their authority and colleagues and management often turn a blind eye. How does this kind of sexual behaviour manifest itself in the workplace and why should companies have policies in place to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Well to chat more on this, we have Erica Emdon, the director of the Public Interest Practice
10
DEC
12am

Eskom announces stage 6 load-shedding

The situation at Eskom seems to worsen as Eskom announced stage 6 loadshedding yesterday evening. This follows after the power supplier lost additional generating units, resulting in unplanned breakdowns increasing to twelve thousand megawatt. Eskom has since warned that loadshedding is set to continue for the remainder of this week. The cash-strapped state-owned enterprise has been struggling to keep the lights on since Thursday last week.
To unpack this further is energy expert Ted Blom
09
DEC
11pm

Cape Town to impose harsh fines for high noise levels this festive season

With the festive season comes an increasingly high level of noise from all over Cape Town as residents celebrate the silly season. The City of Cape Town has since warned residents that high noise volumes could lead to fines and compliance notices served to the offenders. To give us more insight is Mayoral committee member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien.
09
DEC
12am

GR Spices explains labeling error

So last week, the Mitchells Plain branch of Chikro and one of its suppliers GR Spice were forced to issue apologies to its Muslim consumers after a picture of a “halal” pack of sausage containing pork caused public outcry. In the image that did the rounds on social media last Wednesday, the product’s ingredients label indicated a “28.4% pork” content. This, despite also having a “halal” sign attached to the price tag.The management of Chikro have stated that all its stores are halal as they are muslim owned, but they are not halal certified.
Instudio this morning we have GR Spices to speak about this labelling bungle, Chris Green – Managing Director and Owner as well as Mogamad Zane Naidoo, the area Manager
09
DEC
12am

‘Blue Light Protocol’ under review says JPSA

The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has withdrawn its endorsement of the blue light protocol, which it developed with the Road Traffic Management Corporation in 2013, saying it needs to be amended.

This came after CCTV footage emerged of a woman being violently manhandled by Tshwane Metro Police Department officers at a petrol station last week after she allegedly failed to stop for them in a poorly lit area and drove to a petrol station for safety.
08
DEC
11pm

Icsa on halal certification

Following last week’s upset over the incorrect halal labelling of a pack of sausage bought at Chikros in MPlain, there was confusion as to whether Chikros is certified or not. We did confirm that Chrikos is not certified, but they are muslim owned. GR Spices, a company which supplies them with spices is certified by the Islamic Council in South Africa. GR Spices will be instudio a bit later, but Tauhierah Salie chatted to ICSA chairperson Shaykh Thaafir Najaar to clarify some questions

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