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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09
OCT
2am

Cape Town prepares for the IQRA 2019

Bonteheuwel in Cape Town will play host to the finals of the International Qur'aan Recital Award (IQRA) taking place from 19 to 27 October 2019. With more than 60 Qurraa (Qur'aan reciters) coming together to showcase their recitiation skills. The event is considered the biggest gathering of its kind and is a joint initiative by the South African Qur'aan Union, Awqaf SA, the South African National Zakah Fund, and Madrasah Tarteelul Quraan, is hosted in partnership with the Bonteheuwel Moslem Society Trust.
Joining us online is Muntahaa Kenny coordinator of the event
09
OCT
1am

Social grant beneficiaries plagued with increasing costs after decommissioning of SASSA pay point

Social grant recipients has suffered financial losses as a result of the decommissioning of SASSA’s pay point. This is according to an in-depth study by the Black Sash and the Department of Political Studies at the University Western Cape (UWC) which found that the cost of accessing grants has increased for all social grant beneficiaries. This includes transaction fees, transportation costs (especially in rural areas), long queues, an unreliable system that is often offline, and an inadequate supply of cash to pay grants.
Joining us online is Amanda Ismail Black Sash Western Cape Regional Manager
08
OCT
2am

Africa Halal Week 2019

Africa Halal Week is a joint collaboration between WESGRO, Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) and the City of Cape Town. 2019 marks the second installment of this trader-buyer platform to the Western Cape , South African region. We now speak to the Rashid Toefy on the vision behind AHW.
07
OCT
1am

Supply of affordable housing not able to keep up with demand

The cost of housing increasing drastically over the past few years. The chances of owning a conventional house remains slim for low income households. Now according to a recent repory published on Online job aggregator Adzuna the average cost for a convetional house amongst 8 cities across South Africa ranges from 1 milliom rand to 5 million rand with Cape Town property value being the highest. However a 2018 report conducted by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance reveals that there is a greater beed for affordable residential property.

For an analysis on this we chat to Illana Melzer
07
OCT
1am

Khoisan Defiance Campaign awaits NPA on Eben Etzebeth racial slur case

The four individuals laying charges of hate speech against Springbok player Eben Etzebeth are seeking over R1 million in damages. The complaint was filed by the South African Human Rights Commission on behalf of the four individuals. The incident allegedly took place outside a restaurant in Langebaan on the 25th August where claim Etzebeth hurled racial abuse at them outside the restaurant. Many on social media are questioning why the individuals want R1 million in compensation.

Joing us online is Sammy Claassen from the Khoisan Defiance Campaign
04
OCT
2am

Young entrepreneurs encourage to register for Young Business Achiever Awards 2019

There are large number of youth in South Africa who are battling to find works placing the country in a bad position as it is rated as a country with the world’s highest youth unemployment rate. It’s a issue the annual Young Business Achiever Awards (YBAA) seeks to address as a solution to end proverty through the promotion of entrepreneurship
Joining us online is Shaakira Rahiman-Saleh the spokesperson for the annual Young Business Achiever Awards (YBAA)
04
OCT
12am

Children’s Commissioner nominations to be published on 9 October

The list of nomination for the position of the Children’s Commissioner is set to be published on 9 October 2019 for objections by the public.This comes after The Western Cape Provincial Parliament Standing Committee on Social Development received a total of 59 applications for the position.
Now the process of establishing a Western Cape Commissioner for Children is supported by various NGO advocating for the protection of children in the province where more than 900 child murders has been reported in the past five years. The role of the commissioner will also be to promote the interests of children in the province regarding, health, education, welfare recreation and sports.
Joining us online is Gillion Bosman Member of Provincial Parliament(MPP), Chairperson: Standing Committee on Social Development and the Standing Committee on Petitions
03
OCT
2am

Faizal Sayed: Processing the death and grief of a parent

Like any chronic illness cancer is a disease that not only changes the life of the person affected but also the loved ones. People living with the disease require a great amount of support to deal with the treatment offered by medical interventions. One of the most daunting part of any illness is the thought of a loved passing way. Now this is something our next guest experienced when his mother passed away last month. Joining us online is Faizel Sayed, CEO of Deen Channel.
03
OCT
1am

Part 1: Criminal Justice System

Amid the intense, persistent violence and crime plaguing Cape Town, the Western Cape and South Africa, many have lost faith in the Criminal Justice System. It comes as crimes are becoming more gruesome, the gap between rich and poor increases and government struggles to keep up with an ever-developing population. In the first of a series of pieces surrounding the Criminal Justice System, we take a look at what our situation is and how we got here.
VOC’s Tauhierah Salie filed this report
02
OCT
2am

FNB Islamic Banking impressed by successes of Africa Halal Week 2019

Africa Halal Week 2019 will be held at the CTICC from 7th – 9th October. The event brings together various components of the local and global halal market to create a fierce halal marketing and trade platform. This year FNB Islamic Banking will once again be a part of AHW2019.

This morning we chat to Amman Muhammad, FNB Islamic Banking CEO.
02
OCT
12am

Proposed changes to city traffic by-law open for public comment

This week the City of Cape Town started the public participation process for the amended Traffic By-law that will target the most dangerous and unlawful drivers on the City’s road. If the by law is approved and implemented traffic officers will be able to clamp down motorist who are driving recklessly, without a licence, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol and be able to impound your vehicle without prior notice.

Joining us online is Alderman JP Smith Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, City of Cape Town
01
OCT
1am

SADTU clarifies General Education Certificate (GEC) for Grade 9

Now one of the discussion is the issue around the introduction of a General Education Certificate (GEC) for pupils completing Grade 9. Which the Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced at a South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) event. During her address at SADTU’s event she was highlighting the need for more people to entre technical education institutions and her announcement of the grade 9 general education certificate was seemingly misinterpreted.
For clarity on the matter we now chat to Jonovan Rustin SADTU provincial chairperson

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