Drivetime

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±12 min episodes every 18 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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14
DEC
3am

Book Review: Balance of Power

In our book review segment today, we chat about a new book called Balance of Power: Ramaphosa and the future of South Africa. This book digs deeper at Cyril Ramaphosa’s rise to the ANC presidency and the political balancing act he had to maintain as president. Author Qaanitah Hunter covered a lot of the political dramas surrounding Jacob Zuma during the Zuma era leading into 'Ramaphoria', where she literally had front row seats at all the presidents’ press conferences.

Qaanitah Hunter is an award-winning political journalist with Sunday Times. She won Vodacom Journalist of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and recently won the Nat Nakasa Journalism Award (2019). She has provided political analysis on multiple platforms
12
DEC
10am

Salmaan Moerat wins rugby award

With South Africa still very much on a high after the Rugby World Cup glory, its now time of the year for all the awards. The Springbok trio of Pieter-Steph du Toit, Herschel Jantjies and Dillyn Leyds walked away with the top accolades at the WPRFU awards evening on Tuesday. And of course, proud Paarl boytie Salmaan Moerat won the Western Provinces Most Promising Forward award
12
DEC
10am

Indian citizenship law discriminatory to Muslims passed

Indian police have fired blanks on protesters as thousands ignored a curfew in the north-east of the country in fresh demonstrations against contentious new citizenship legislation. Officials say about 20 to 30 people have been hurt in the protests in recent days, with vehicles torched and police firing teargas and charging the crowds with heavy wooden sticks. Up to 5,000 paramilitary forces were deployed in the city of Guwahati in Assam state, while many roads were blocked to prevent the spread of protests.

The citizenship amendment bill, passed by the upper house yesterday, allows for the fast-tracking of citizenship applications from religious minorities from three neighbouring countries, but not from Muslims. Tasneem Adams spoke to Prof Faizan Mustafa, a constitutional law expert based in Hyderabad
12
DEC
9am

Was Eskom really the victim of sabotage?

SA Twitter has been ablaze since yesterday after President Cyril Ramaphosa blamed sabotage for the country’s load shedding. After again expressing his “shock and surprise” at the latest Eskom crisis, Ramaphosa said someone at Eskom disconnected the instrument that led to the loss of 2000 megawatts. South Africans are certainly not buying this story and have slammed the president for 'incompetence' and 'weak leadership'.

Is sabotage at Eskom a plausible story? Well former Eskom interim Group Chief Executive Officer Matšhela Koko doesn’t seem to think so. Let’s get the view of energy expert Ted Blom…
12
DEC
9am

South Africa's power crisis shuts down mines across country

Power blackouts in South Africa as a result of continuous breakdowns at Eskom have shut down mining operations across the country. Harmony Gold, Impala Platinum, and Sibanye-Stillwater have been forced to cut production since Monday owing to power shortages.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that should Eskom's inability to provide electricity to South African homes and businesses continue, this could lead the country's economy into a recession.

Joining us now is Henk Langenhoven, the chief economist at the Minerals Council South Africa
11
DEC
10am

Framework provides humanitarian organisations with vital data on refugees

Today more people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time in recorded history. This displacement is a complex, often vexing topic, and that has resulted in major humanitarian challenges.

Now a researcher at Stellenbosch University (SU) has proposed a framework that could make it easier for humanitarian organisations to obtain vital data on forced migrants, meaning the difference between life and death.

Dr Christa de Kock obtained her doctorate in Industrial Engineering at Stellenbosch university’s first December graduation ceremony on Monday
11
DEC
9am

ConCourt rules on rape 'common purpose'

The Constitutional Court has handed down judgment that implicates how gang rapes will be treated in law. This comes after Jabulani Tshabalala and Annanias Ntuli challenged their conviction for rape under common purpose. The applicants were convicted of common law rape after a group of men broke into a number of houses, raped some of the occupants, as well as robbed them and caused malicious damage to property. The two believed that they shouldn’t have been found guilty of rape. They say they should only have been found to be guilty as accomplices as they didn’t actually commit the rape, but were part of a group that committed the crime.

To help us unpack the case further is Vuyolethu Mntonintshi, an attorney with the Centre for Applied Legal Studies
11
DEC
9am

Wind power as an alternative source of energy

As we wade deeper into the Eskom crisis, energy experts continue to push more alternative forms of power supply. One of the areas of interest that has come up is wind power and how that can meet the demands of electricity supply in South Africa. Joining us on the show this afternoon is Ntombi-futhi Ntuli, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association
10
DEC
10am

Albie Sachs pays tribute to Ben Turok

We continue our tribute interviews on Prof Ben Turok, who passed away yesterday at age 92 years old. Prof Turok was the sole surviving member of the 1960s Communist Party underground leadership, author of the ‘economic clause’ in the Freedom Charter, champion of the RDP and one of the most consistent and outspoken intellectuals, and critics, of the ANC. He recently served as director of the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) and was the editor of the journal New Agenda.

Former constitutional court judge Albie Sachs and Prof Turok was involved in gathering thousands of statements from all over the country on thousands of small pieces of paper for what was to become the Freedom Charter. The two became very close friends over the decades and Judge Albie joins us this afternoon to speak more about their interesting friendship
10
DEC
9am

Weekly economic report

As usual, on a Tuesday we chat to Dr Jason Musyoka for our weekly Economic Report. And with one crisis after the next at Eskom, analysts say the load-shedding is increasing the chances of SA slipping into another recession. But let’s chat more with Jason….
09
DEC
10am

Calls for the CSA board to step down

As if rolling electricity blackouts and Prasa’s persistent problems are not enough, the past week has seen us witness the near-unravelling of Cricket South Africa. We saw independent board members resigning citing governance failures, a key sponsor withdrawing and the drama eventually resulting in the suspension of CEO Thabang Moroe.

The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) today repeated its call for the Board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) to step down. SACA chief executive Tony Irish joins us now…

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