Drivetime

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±11 min episodes every 17 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.

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FEB
10am

Ahed Tamimi appears in court

The trials of a prominent Palestinian teen activist and her mother begun behind closed doors after an Israeli military judge banned media from entering the court. Ahed Tamimi,17 was arrested in December . Drive Time spoke to Manaal Tamimi
14
FEB
9am

South Africa's constitutional challenges

The recall of President Jacob Zuma by the ANC citing article section 12 of the ANC constitutional has thrown the country on tenterhooks. But What are the legal and constitutional challenges surrounding this recall. Does the president still has executive powers to preside over the country. Drive Time spoke to the ISS's Ottilia Maunganidze
13
FEB
8am

What is behind the surge in number of child soldiers?

Monday marked the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. It is a problem that is showing no sign of ending, in fact many rights groups and the UN say it is getting worse. There are tens of thousands of children around the world putting their lives at risk. Programme manager from Child Soldier International UK, Tim Molyneux, spoke to Drive Time's Shafiq Morton on the topic.
05
FEB
10am

African migrants shot at in Italy

A right-wing extremist suspected of shooting six Africans in central Italy was aware of what he had done and exhibited no remorse, an Italian law enforcement official said yesterday. Luca Traini, 28, remained jailed as police investigated him on multiple counts of attempted murder with the aggravating circumstance of "racial hatred" for the Saturday attacks in the Italian city of Macerata. On line is Raffaela Marchetti, Senior Assistant Professor in International Relations at the School of Governance of LUISS and expert at Dialogue of Civilization Research Institute. Guest : Raffaelle Marchetti Position: Expert, Dialogue of Civilization Research Institute.
01
JAN
9am

SA First Forum happy with impeachment ruling on Zuma

The South Africa First Forum has welcomed the Constitutional Court's decision on the impeachment matter when it said Parliament failed in its duty to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable. On line is Advocate Rod Solomon, Convenor for South First Forum. Guest : Rod Solomon Position: SA First Forum Convenor
27
DEC
2017

Weah wins Liberia presidential election

Retired footballer George Weah today won the elections in Liberia to become the country's 25th president. Weah, once named FIFA World Player and winner of the much-coveted Ballon d'Or, defeated his 73-year old opponent Vice President Joseph Boakai in results announced this morning. On line is Elizabeth Donnelly, Deputy Head of Africa Programme, Chatham House. Guest : Elizabeth Donnelly Position : Deputy Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House.
19
DEC
2017

US vetoes draft resolution on Israel

The US has vetoed, as expected, UN Security Council draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Anticipating the US veto, the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank promised to take the issue to the UN General Assembly to seek the passing of a resolution there. On line is Rami G Khouri, Senior Fellow and Journalism professor at the American University of Beirut. Guest : Rami G Khouri Position: Journalism Professor, American University of Beirut.
22
NOV
2017

Robert Mugabe's political career

Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, ushering in a new era for a country as uncertain as it is hopeful. The man who ruled with an autocrat’s grip for so many years finally caved to popular and political pressure hours after parliament launched proceedings to impeach him. VOC news editor Tasneem Adams looks at his political career
17
NOV
2017

Book Review - Inside Apartheid’s Prison

Raymond Suttner, Author of Inside Apartheid’s Prison is one of a small number of white comrades who played a substantial in bringing apartheid to an end. Raymond Suttner, who lives in Johannesburg, is a part-time professor at Rhodes University and an Emeritus Professor at the University of South Africa. Initially a legal academic, he later obtained an interdisciplinary PhD in history, political studies and sociology. During the apartheid era he was jailed for his activities as an ANC underground operative, as described in this re-issued edition. His other titles include The ANC Underground (2008) and Recovering Democracy in South Africa (2015), both published by Jacana Media. Guest : Professor Raymond Suttner Position : Professor, Rhodes University.

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