Drivetime

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±12 min episodes every 17 hours  | 
The 4-6 pm current affairs Drivetime Show is hosted by veteran journalist Shafiq Morton, winner of two Vodacom Awards, and an AfriCAN author’s award. Analytical and thought-provoking, Morton brings his decades of experience as a photo-journalist, historian and broadcaster to the show, added with his unique brand of humour and wit. The show has its own distinct local and global flavour and was nominated for the MTN Awards in 2014 and the Liberty Life Awards in 2016. The 5.10pm interview on Drivetime is its in-depth highlight and has covered stories in over 100 countries. During the show listener participation is encouraged via WhatsApp and SMS.

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Book Review: “ Rattling the Cage” by Brent Meersman

In today's book review, we have Brent Meersman's book titled “Rattling the Cage” reflections on democratic South Africa.

Rattling the Cage takes the reader on a informed tour of the South Africa reality: from the highs and lows, the successes and failures. FW der Klerk's gaffes to the Fees Must Fall, the Oscar Pistorius Trial and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, triple BEE.

Among the questions Meersman asks are : Do South Africans still believe in their Constitution and Democracy?

Why do many young South Africans say Nelson Mandela was a sell out and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a dismal failure?

We now chat to author Brent Meersman.
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New film depicts murder of struggle hero Dulcie September

Ahead of Human Rights Day on March 21, a new film depicting the murder in Paris of liberation struggle hero Dulcie September will premiere.

Dulcie September was the ANC representative in Luxembourg, Switzerland and France and was assassinated in the heart of Paris on 29 March 1988.

We now chat to award-winning filmmaker, Enver Samuel.
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Surgeons perform mixed reality shoulder surgery

A team from UCT and Groote Schuur Hospital recently used a Microsft HoloLens2 to preform a mixed reality shoulder replacement surgery.

The surgery was part of a global 24- hour event in which surgeons from 13 countries collaborated on 13 orthopedic surgeries using holographic imagery.

We now chat to head of the Division of Orthopaedics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Professor Stephen Roche.
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Weekly Middle East Report with Middle East Monitor

In this week's Middle East Report in partnership with the London based Middle East Monitor, we look at the following.

-UN accuse Israel of demolishing 89 Palestinian owned structures in the past two weeks.

-World Bank threatens to suspend Covid vaccine funding to Lebanon.

-Tunisians demand implementation of agreement reached between protesters and government to create jobs.

On line for comment is Middle East Monitor journalist, Jehan Alfarra.

Follow stories:

www.MiddleEastMonitor.com

Twitter: @MiddleEastMnt
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Agri-SA says budget will not sustain sector

Agri-SA has reacted to finance minister Tito Mboweni's national budget saying the 8% increase in excise duty on alcoholic beverages and tobacco will jeopardise the sustainability of the sector.

The industry, which pays about R2.5 bn in excise duty every month, has been pleading to government to halt the increases.

So is the government scraping the bottom of fiscal barrel?

On line is Agri-SA Agricultural Economist, Kulani Siweya
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Post budget analysis: #RSABudget2021

A year after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni launched to cut the ballooning public service wage bill, government is still locked in a court battle with labour Unions about the failure to honour the previous wage deal as the issue remains central to the national fiscus.

So has the minister found the remedy in today's budget presentation?

We now chat to Professor at Wits Business School, Jannie Rossouw ,and Dr Paul Kariuki, Executive Director, Democracy Development Program (DDP) at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
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COSATU reacts to national budget

We continue with our post-budget analysis and now we chat to COSATU Parliamentary Co-ordinator, Matthew Parks who will give us the Union's reaction to the budget.
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DA reacts to #RSABudget2021 presentation

Finance minister Tito Mboweni has delivered what experts have described as one of the toughest budget presentation the country has ever experienced.

But the biggest question is? Has the minister managed to crunch the numbers?

We now chat to DA's shadow minister of finance Geordin Hill- Lewis, on what the DA make of this years's national budget.
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GAZA starts vaccine rollout

The innoculation campaign against COVID-19 in the besieged Gaza Strip has kicked off after the arrival of vaccines donated by Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Gaza has been under an Israel- Egyptian blockade since Hamas took control of the area in 2007, but the number of vaccine received is a very small fraction of what is needed to immunise the Strip, home to about two million people. We now chat to Khalil Batsha, BDS activist in Palestine.
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SA unemployment rate increase to 32.5 percent in Q4

Statistics SA has released the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2020. About 2.2 million jobs were shed in the second quarter when a hard lockdown was first implemented to slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. We now chat to Statistician General, Mr Risenga Maluleke.
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Weekly economic report

In this week's economic report, we look at the following:

-Mboweni tables budget Wednesday with SAFTU threatening strike action
-National Empowerment Fund (NEF) launches economic distress fund for black owned businesses
-African Union (AU) to push for construction of the Inga 3 hydro-power project.
On line for comment is senior researcher at the University of Pretoria, Dr Jason Musyoka. Twitter: @jasonmusyoka
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How covid-19 equipped matrics for the new world of work

The Matrics of 2020 certainly had their share of hardships, hurdles and challenges. But sometimes those challenges actually equipped them for specific roles.

So how did the Covid-19 equip the Matrics for the New World of Work.?

This is an opinion piece by Rector and Vice Chancellor of the University of Free State, Professor Francis Petersen.

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