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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APR
4am

DA leader in the Western Cape Bonginkosi Madikizela resigns

The DA provincial leader in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela has resigned both as leader and member of the legislature. He had recently been been suspended from the party amid allegations of faking his qualification. We now chat to lecturer in the department of African studies at the Nelson Mandela university, Dr Ntsikelelo Breakfast.
30
APR
3am

UCT San and Khoi university fire tragedy

The San and Khoi University Digital Archive Research Group on UCT African Studies have issued a statement following the fire that burned down the African Studies Special Collection Library on 18 April. We now chat to the Interim Director, San and Khoi Unit at UCT, Dr June Bam-Hutchinson.
30
APR
3am

Middle East Report

In this week's Middle East Report in partnership with the London based Middle East Monitor, we look at the following:
-Human Rights Watch report concludes Israel is committing apartheid against Palestine.
-Tensions in Jerusalem leave 100s of Palestinians injured as far right Israelis march and chant death to the Arab
-Egypt executes 17 prisoners including 80 year old Quran teacher. On line for comment is MEMO multi-media journalist, Jehan Alfarra.
follow stories at www.MiddleEastMonitor.com
Twitter: @MiddleEastMnt
29
APR
7am

Weekly Africa report

In this week's Africa report, we look at the following:
-SADC to deploy 3,000 strong military force to northern Mozambique
-Lesotho PM faces ouster after break-up of ruling party
-US warns Africa against China's growing role in the region. On line for comment is Dr Paul Kariuki, Executive Director, Democracy Develpoment Programme at UKZN, and convener at Africa Policy Circle.
29
APR
7am

SA BDS welcomes HRW report on Israeli's apartheid

The SA BDS Coalition has welcomed the report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) which demonstrates that Israel is carrying out apartheid through detailing specific actions that constitute persecution and apartheid, crimes considered among the most odious in international law. We now chat to coalition member William Shoki.
29
APR
6am

Is this the defining moment for the ANC?

We continue our discussion on president Ramaphosa's maiden appearance at the Zondo Commission. His testimony will be crucial to SA's political future as well as his political survival in the party.
We now chat to Politics and Public Policy lecturer at the University of Technology, Levy Ndou.
28
APR
7am

People's Assembly gather to "Defend our Democracy"

A wide range of community organisations today joined forces and voices in a People's Assembly aimed at "Defending our Democracy". The meeting brings together over 40 diverse groups, including the Muslim Judicial Council, South African Council of Churches and non profit organisations. We now chat to Shaykh Igsaan Taliep, Principal, International Peace Institute of SA, IPSA who represented the MJC.
28
APR
7am

Weekly Economic report

In this week's economic report, we look at the following:
Public Sector Wage Bill negotiations reach deadlock
-Government interdicted from paying out any businesses from TEF fund
-Oil prices have fallen more than 1 percent as covid-19 surge in India dents world demand. On line for comment is political science lecturer at the University of Pretoria, Dr Jason Musyoka. Twitter@jasonmusyoka.
27
APR
5am

Israeli police removes barricades from Al-Aqsa mosque

After 13 days of clashes in and around Jerusalem's Damascus Gate , Israel police removed barricades from near the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, in a move apparently aimed at easing tensions following days of violent confrontations.
We now chat to Motea Msabeh, Palestinian political activist with ties to Hamas.

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