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.
13
SEP
7am

Why was the Africa-Israeli Summit cancelled?

Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé, who has been facing mass demonstrations against his regime recently, has informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he has canceled the Africa-Israel Summit slated for next month. The gathering was due to take place from October 23-27 in the capital of Lomé. Gnassingbé’s decision comes in the midst of a political crisis in Togo. However, South Africa and some Arab countries had also applied pressure to call off the summit, to which dozens of countries had been invited. Drive time anchor Shafiq Morton chatted to Dr Daud Abdullah, director of Middle East Monitor based in the UK
21
AUG
11am

Is this the right time for rapprochement

Reports of potential Iraq-led mediation between Iran and South Arabia come as the latter leads the third year of a costly, intractable war across its border in Yemen. A rapprochement with long time rival Iran could ease political and economic pressure on both sides. On line is Megan O'Toole, Deputy Editor, Aljazeera Middle East. Guest : Megan O'Toole Position: Deputy Editor, Aljazeera Middle East
21
AUG
10am

Search continues in Barcelona terror attacks

Spanish police have reinforced border checks as they hunt for the last remaining suspect over the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 14 people and injured others. Meanwhile, police have searched the home of a missing Imam whom they say radicalised the suspects behind the attacks. On line is James Clancy, Defence and Security Consultant. Guest : James Clancy Position: Defence & Security
21
AUG
10am

34th commemoration of UDF

Yesterday marked the 34th commemoration of the launch of the anti-apartheid movement, the United Democratic Front in Mitchells Plain. And while it was a day of remembrance, struggle songs and speeches, once the nostalgia was over, it was back to reality...the country's current socio-political climate. Former SA ambassador to the US and ANC veteran Ebrahim Rasool was a speaker at the event and now joins us on line. Guest : Ebrahim Rasool Position: ANC veteran & Former Ambassador to US
18
AUG
10am

Religious Education in South African Schools

Last Month, the Department of Basic Education announced the introduction of a law that prohibits the limitation of teaching only one religion in Public Schools in South Africa. What does this mean for school bodies and their interaction with students and religious communities? VOC journalist Yaseen Kippie sat down with Dr Abdul Kader Tayob to discuss the nature and implications of the ruling.
14
AUG
10am

17 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Seventeen people have been killed and a dozen injured in an alleged terror attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the government said today. Witnesses said three gunmen opened fire on customers at a Turkish restaurant. On line is Alexander Seal, BBC Afrique journalist. Guest : Alexander Seal Position: BBC Afrique Journalist
14
AUG
10am

Social media survey raises questions

Ratepop, a local research house issued a media release claiming to have conducted the country's first social madia technology-driven political sentiment survey. In it, a number of claims are made about support for the ANC. On line is Socratis Avgitidis, CEO of Ratepop. Guest : Socratis Avgitidis Position: CEO Ratepop
09
AUG
10am

Kenya implodes after election fraud

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
10am

Amazing South African women

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
10am

Future SA says state capture campaign to continue

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
10am

SAHRC calls for end to silence on abuse of Women

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
11am

Young Palestinians

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.

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