Drivetime

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±12 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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06
JUL
10am

Why the AU has failed to silence the guns

Seven years ago African leaders committed themselves to working towards an end to armed conflict.

As they marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the African Union, thy pledged to ensure lasting peace on the continent.

At the time of the declaration, Africa had disproportionately high levels of conflict.

So why has the African Union failed to silence the guns? And what are the solutions?

On line is Director and Research Fellow , Centre for the Study of Governance and Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, Christopher Changwe Nshimbi.
06
JUL
10am

Global AIDS update report released

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called on countries around the world to make every effort to scale up HIV treatment.

The call follows the release of the Join United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 2020 Global AIDS update Report today.

And on line is MSF TB and Advocacy Coordinator Africa Region, Florence Anam
06
JUL
10am

SERI ask state to protect vulnerable during lockdown

The Socio- Economic Rights Institute (SERI) says government must act against the high levels of violence meted on the vulnerable by law enforcement officers.

The institute has since written to the Department of Human Settlements to halt evictions and demolition of structures during the nationwide lockdown.

On line is SERI Candidate attorney Nerishka Singh
03
JUL
11am

Maher Zain speaks about his latest release ''Break the Chains''

Maher Zain, is a Swedish-Lebanese singer, song writer and producer . Her released his debut album Thank You Allah, an internationally successful album produced by Awakening records, in 2009. He released his follow-up album Forgive Me in April 2012 under the same production company.

Today we chat to Maher on his latest music, Break the Chain.
03
JUL
10am

SA woman nominated for AWIEF awards

South African Jackie Aylett has been nominated for the 2020 Women Entrepreneurs in Africa Award presented by the African Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF).

Jackie Aylett now joins us on line
03
JUL
10am

IJR condemns police brutality during evictions

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) has condemned the dehumanising evictions that occurred in Khayalitsha.

Law enforcement officials forcibly evicted a naked man from his shack in Empolweni with no regard to human dignity.

On line is Executive Director for the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR),Stan Henkeman.
02
JUL
10am

SA -Spain exchange ideas on covid-19

The Society of Spanish Researchers in SA yesterday held a first Covid-19 webnar between South Africa and Spain stakeholders.

The webnar looked at exchanging experiences between Spanish and SA Stakeholders dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic at hospital level.

On line is Senior Quality Improvement Clinical Advisor, US Centre for Disease Control South Africa, Dr Maria Insua.
02
JUL
10am

CoCT continues with forced evictions

The actions by City of Cape law authorities at Empolweni is just part of a larger pattern of anti-poor policies by the Western Cape government.

Despite interventions by the courts to avert evictions during lockdown, scores of people have been removed without being provided with alternative housing.

On line is Director of Research at ASRI, Angelo Fick.
02
JUL
10am

Centre for Child Law goes to court

The Children's Institute and Centre for Child Law are supporting litigation for the reinstatement of the National School Nutrition Program (NSPNThe matter was heard in the Pretoria High Court today.

On line is Project Coordinator for Centre for Child Law at University of Pretoria, Zita Hansungule.
01
JUL
11am

The dispute behind the Nile dam project

What is behind the dispute of Africa's largest dam project ? For thousand years the Nile has been the backbone of civilisation and a source of conflict.

The latest dispute is over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam project in Africa.

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan are tussling over the filling of the dam on the Blue Nile river.

So what is behind this dispute?

On line is Researcher at Aljazeera Centre for Studies, Thembisa Fakude.
01
JUL
10am

Weekly Africa Report

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

-Malawi opposition party wins presidential election re-run

-Sudan protesters return to streets to demand more reforms

-Auction of “stolen” Nigerian treasures goes ahead in Paris.

On line is Political Science lecturer at Chrizmma University in Zambia, Dr Charles Moyo.

Follow him at www.afrodemocracyjournal.com
01
JUL
10am

No word on annexation plan

There is uncertainty over when Israel will begin its controversial process of annexing the West Bank.

Foreign ministry announced the planned annexations of parts of West Bank was not imminent on Wednesday, a date set by Israel's coalition government.

Meanwhile Palestinians have gathered in Gaza city for demonstrations against the plan, with rallies in the West Bank also scheduled .

On line from Gaza is Palestinian activist, Akram Al-Satari.

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