Drivetime

The Voice of the Cape  |  Podcast, ±11 min episodes every 15 hours
The Drivetime Show is hosted by Shafiq Morton and has a national and international flavour. During the show the interviews will focus on issues making news nationally, be it the enquiry into the Arms Deal to the current famine in the Horn of Africa. The after five interview on Drivetime, will usually be the analysis slot where the biggest story of the day or week is analyzed. During this show listener participation is encourage via the station’s sms facility.
09
AUG
4pm
Kenyan police have reportedly fired and shot at a group of chanting supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga after the presidential candidate claimed "massive" fraud in this week's elections. According to reports, the shooting took place today when protesters clashed with police, one person was killed. On line from Nairobi Kenya is Nic Cheeseman, Demogracy Professor at Birmingham University. Guest : Prof Nic Cheeseman Position: Democracy Prof, Birmingham University.
09
AUG
4pm
An A to Z of Amazing South African Women tells the stories of 26 trailblazing South African women through accessible stories and illustrations that are as bright and bold as the women they depict. On line is Ambre Nicolson, Author , Journalist and Editor of a Cape town magazine. Guest : Ambre Nicolson Position: Author & Journalist
09
AUG
4pm
The campaign against state capture must continue irrespective of the result of the motion of no confidence. This is according to Future SA. Now joining us on line is Advocate Rod Solomons, SA First Forum Convenor Guest :Rod Solomons Position: SA First Forum
09
AUG
4pm
This Women's Day, the South African Human Rights wishes to reaffirm its solidarity with women and girls and its commitment to the struggle for substantive gender equality and the attainment of human rights for women and girls. The Commission also pays tribute to women, both nationally and internationally who devoted their time for struggle for equality. On line is Gushwell Brooks, communication co-ordinator, SAHRC Guest : Gushwell Brooks Position: Communication Co-ordinator, SAHRC
07
AUG
5pm
Radiance of Résistance tells the story of Janna Ayyad 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi 14 years old that live under military occupation in Nabi Saleh, Palestine. Janna Ayyad has been called the youngest journalist in Palestine. Ahed won the Handala Courage Award from Turkey when she was 13 and met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This film will take an intimate look at their everyday lives and their importance as the new generation of Palestinian non-violent resistance. “West Bank Teen Ahed Tamimi Becomes Poster Child for Palestinian Plight” – NBC New York. “Nabi Saleh images illustrate changing asymmetry of Israeli-Palestinian conflict” – The Guardian.
04
AUG
5pm
The NewYork Times is reporting that an estimated $4.2 million was paid to secure the release of Stephen McGowan, who had been held in captivity by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011. On line is Dr Imitiaz Sooliman, Gift of the Givers Founder and Mr Malcom McGowan, father to Stephen. Guest : Dr Imitiaz Sooliman Position: Founder, Gift of The Givers
04
AUG
4pm
The South African History Archive, (SAHA) today headed to the South Gauteng High Court in a bid to force the South African Reserve Bank to release records of suspected apartheid-era financial crimes. On line is Carina Conradie, R2K Access to Information Organiser. Guest : Carina Conradie Position: R2K Organiser.
31
JUL
4pm
A Million more South Africans could be unemployed by the end of 2018, and that's a conservative estimate, according to Momentum and Unisa. Online is Professor Carel Van Aardt, Unisa Household Wealth Research Division. Guest: Prof Carel Van Aardt Position: Unisa, Household Wealth Research Division.
31
JUL
4pm
The Minority is to approach the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) ocer comments made by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema. On line is Jonathan Annipen, Spokesperson for MF. Guest: Jonathan Annipen Position: Minority Front Spokesperson
27
JUL
1pm
Prominent human rights activist Zackie Achmat was awarded an honorary doctorate (LLD honoris causa) by the University of Cape Town recently for his work in promoting social justice in South Africa. This week, VOC Drivetime sat down for a chat with the passionate advocacy worker to look at his recent work in the formation of social movements, Equal Education, the Social Justice Coalition, Ndifuna Ukwazi and Reclaim The City