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.
23
MAY
5pm
The Rise of ISIS in South Africa was the topic of discussion at the 7th Annual Wasatiyyah Conference presented by IPSA at the Castle of Good Hope this past Saturday. VOC's Yaseen Kippie investigated the rise of ISIS and ISIS based ideologies in South Africa.
23
MAY
4pm
A team from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Tygerberg Academic Hospital has recently performed a second penis transplant, making it the first medical centre in the world to successfully perform this procedure twice. We Spoke To Professor Andre van der Merwer, Head of Urology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. Guest : Professor Andre van der Merwer Position: Head , Division of Urology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, SU
23
MAY
4am
UK police today raised the death toll in an apparent suicide bomb blast at an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young fans in Manchester, northern England, to at least 22 people, reiterating that they were treating it a "terrorist incident". We Spoke to Alexander Seale, journalist at BBC Afrique. Guest : Alexander Seale Position: Freelance Journalist, BBC Afrique
22
MAY
5pm
President Donald Trump arrived in Israel. His highly anticipated visit has both Israeli and U.S. officials wondering what he will bring to the table on the Isaeli -Palestinian peace process. Trump departed Saudi Arabia after delivering a landmark speech. On line is Ali Al-Ahmed. Ali Al-Ahmed, a Saudi scholar and expert on Saudi political affairs. He has authored reports on Saudi Arabia regarding religious freedom, torture, press freedom, and religion. He is currently based at the Institute for Gulf Affairs in Washington, US Guest : Ali Al-Ahmed Position : Saudi Scholar
22
MAY
4pm
International aid agencies are warning that six million Somalis need urgent help to avoid starvation. Somalia is now facing the most severe drought in living memory, half the population is going hungry. Al-Imdaad Foundation is in Somalia and we are now joined by Hafez Hamza Badrudeen. Guest : Hafez Hamza Badrudeen Position: Al-Imdaad Foundation
22
MAY
12am
The Democratic Alliance will ask Parliament to include an investigation into the most recent evidence of possible political interference in Eskom this time by Duduzane Zuma, in the course of the inquiry the DA has requested. On line is DA Spokesperson Natasha Mazzone. Guest : Natasha Mazzone Position: DA national spokesperson
19
MAY
5pm
At the centre of the troubled region of the Sahel is the nation of Mali, which is among the world's poorest. Whoever controls Mali, controls the whole Africa. Africa remains a key territory on the global chessboard of the 21st century. Rich in oil and natural resources, the continent holds a strategic position. And that is where the new French President Emmanuel Macron is headed today. On line is Alexander Seale, Freelance journalist at BBC Afrique Guest : Alexander Seale Position : Journalist, BBC Afrique
19
MAY
4pm
The Africa Utility week and Energy Revolution comes to a clost today, To Conclude this, we spoke to Evan Schiff, Event Director, Africa Utility Week. Guest: Evan Schiff Position: Event Director, Africa Utility Week
18
MAY
5pm
Donald Trump will use his upcoming Saudi Arabia trip to announce one of the largest arms sales deals in US history - somewhere around $98bn to $128bn worth of arms. That could add up to $350bn over ten years. Now joining us on line from Saudi Arabia is Dr Khaled Batarfi, Researcher, Political Analysts and Journalist. Guest : Dr Khaled Batarfi Position : Researcher,& Political Analyst
18
MAY
4pm
The question on how the Trump administration’s policies will impact Africa was met with mixed reaction yesterday during a briefing at the Africa Utility Week conference under way in Cape town. The experts grappled with questions on whether the Trump administration even think Africa. Andrew Moorfield is Head of Natural Resources at Exotix Partners and now joins us on line. Guest : Andrew Moorfield Position: Head of Natural Resources, Exotix Partners.
18
MAY
4pm
According to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, South Africa has no choice but to impose emergency safeguard tariffs on certain flat hot-rolled steel products. This follows the 10 percent customs duty in 2015/16. On line is Gerhard Papefus,Chief Executive of National Employers Association of South Africa,NEASA Guest : Gerhard Papefus Position: Chief Executive, NEASA
17
MAY
4pm
Its day 2 for the Energy Revolution Africa Programme at the Africa Utility Week. On line with the latest developments at the event is Marco Rahner, Head of Technical Sales and Engineering. Guest : Marco Rahner Position: Head, Technical sales and Engineering, Siemens