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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SEP
6am

The Lie of 1652: A decolonized history of land

Today's book is one hot off the press. It's called 'The Lie of 1652: A decolonised history of land' by prominent historian and heritage activist Patric Tariq Mellet. It’s a radical critique of established pre-colonial and colonial history and retells the story of dispossession, the destruction of livelihoods and the brutality of slavery in South Africa. ‘The Lie of 1652’ is published by Tafelberg.

Patric Tariq Mellet is a former liberation movement cadre. In 2009 his work on the intangible heritage received a Western Cape Provincial Honours award. In 2019 the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture appointed him to the Governance Council of the South African Heritage Resources Agency.
17
SEP
11am

Reconciliation Barometer Survey

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) hosted a webnar on the significance of South African citizen's attitudes to national reconciliation, social cohesion, transformation and democratic governance.

On line for comment is Project Leader for the South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB), Mikhail Moosa.
17
SEP
11am

Middle East Report

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

-Bahrain NGOs say normalisation does not lead to peace.

-US designates Al Jazeera affiliate as foreign agent.

-Fear of war crimes probe against US as arms sales continue to Saudi, UAE.

On line is Middle East Monitor political analyst, Nasim Ahmed.

Follow stories at www.MiddleEastMonitor.com

Twitter: MiddleEastMnt
17
SEP
10am

Weekly Africa Report

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

-Belgium to return slain former Congo president Patrice Lumumba's tooth to family.

-Mozambique condemns horrifying execution of naked woman by men clad in government army uniform.

-Mali opposition rejects military backed transition charter.

On line is political science lecturer at Chrizzma University in Zambia, Dr Charles Moyo.

Follow stories @ www.afrodemocracyjournal.com
17
SEP
10am

What will South Africa's economic recovery plan look like?

The National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) has agreed to an economic recovery plan for the country.

President Ramaphosa announced an economic stimulus plan that will see the recovery of the economy following months of shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

So does the country need a new plan, or should they focus on the existing plans?

On line is Head, School of Economics and Business Studies at Wits University, Professor Jannie Rossouw
16
SEP
11am

How do we rid government procurement of corruption?

The PPE procurement scandal, which saw vital Covid-19 funds channelled to politically connected business people, has brought the issue of SA's tender system into the spotlight.

So what can be done to make government procurement more corruption free?

On line is Larisa Cornelius, chair of Association Properties Management Professional of SA.
16
SEP
11am

HRW urges donors to ensure aid reaches Beirut victims

Human Rights Watch has urged international donors responding to the August 4 Beirut explosion to ensure that emergency aid protects the rights of those affected.

Thirty-six countries have pledged 253 million euros for emergency support to Lebanon during a donor conference led by France and HRW wants this aids to go through civil society.

On line for comment is HRW Researcher, MENA region Aya Majzoub
16
SEP
10am

AASA wants re-opening of international borders

Aviation stakeholders are calling on president Ramaphosa to re-open South Africa's international borders and let the sector play its role as major catalyst for the country's economic recovery and growth.

President Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation this evening where the country is expected to move to level -1.

On line is Airlines Association of South Africa (AASA) CEO, Chris Zweigental.
16
SEP
10am

Costly protection: Corruption in asylum system

A report by Lawyers for Human Rights has revealed that corruption is still rife at all stages of asylum processes in South Africa.

The report, that details of interview of about 263 asylum seekers and other migrants between August and December 2019, contained findings that corruption starts at the entry points.

So how costly is the protection of asylum seekers in South Africa?

On line is Head of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR),Sharon Ekambaram.
14
SEP
11am

The consequences of Bahrain-Israel normalisation deal

Bahraini opposition groups have rejected a decision by the Gulf state to normalise relations with Israel calling on the people of the region to resist.

The accords struck between Israel and the UAE last month and between Israel and Bahrain on Friday, is seen as going against the people. It has become the last Arab state to normalise the relations with Israel, 26 years after Bahrain welcomed an Israeli delegation.

Last month Bahrain declared its commitment to the creation of the state of Palestine.

On line for comment is Palestinian- Canadian lawyer and former spokesperson for Palestine Liberation Movement, Diana Buttu.
14
SEP
10am

Is there an assassination plot against the US ambassador to SA?

The Iranian government is weighing an assassination attempt against the US ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, according to US intelligence reports.

News of the plot comes as Iran continues to seek ways to retaliate for Trump's decision to kill top Iranian general Qassemi Soleimani.

There is escalating tension between the US and Iran since the US withdrew from a nuclear deal reached with multiple countries.

On line is former US diplomat to Asia and Africa, and also Associate editor at Daily Maverick, Brooks Spector.
14
SEP
5am

Why a permanent Covid-19 emergency relief plan is needed

Social protection experts have called on the South African government to make the Covid-19 emergency relief permanent from October.

This was the message from the webnar hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Food Security.

On line is SA-UK Bilateral Research Chair in Social Protection for Food Security, Stephen Devereux.

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