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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02
APR
8am

Is the Covid-19 the worst crisis since World War Two?

The United Nations (UN) has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is the "worst crisis" to face the world since WW2 as the number of the dead in the US surpassed that in China and other hard hit countries.
So is the virus the worst crisis since World War Two?
On line is Research Professor at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at Wits University Professor Achille Mbembe.
02
APR
8am

Weeky Africa Report

In this week's Africa report, we look at the coronavirus pandemic induced lockdowns in several African countries with Botswana declaring a state of emergency until further notice. Meanwhile on Monday, Africa's most populous nation Nigeria went into lockdown while Zimbabwe, which is already suffering recession, began enforcing a three week lockdown after the disease left one person dead. On line is Political Science Lecturer at Chrizzma University , Dr Charles Moyo. Please follow him at www.afrodemocracyjournal.com.
01
APR
12pm

Black businesses to receive funding during Covid-19

The National Empowerment Fund in partnership with the Department of Trade and Competition will provide concessionary loans to black businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. For more is Senior Investment Associate at NEF, Nonfundo Fakude.
01
APR
12pm

Lessons to learn from Italy after Covid-19

From South Africa's covid-19 landscape, now we turn to Italy where 812 new deaths were confirmed yesterday , bringing the total number to 11,591, still the highest in the world. However, the latest figures provided by Italian Civil Protection Department showed a clear slowdown in the number of new contagions, which grew by only 2% to reach 75,528, in the lowest percentage since the beginning of the outbreak.
Some Italians experts say the outbreak has not yet peaked in the country, but approaching that point.
But how has Italy's government handled this crisis? And what are the important lessons South Africa can learn from Italy?
On line is Riccardo Alcaro, Research Coordinator and Head of Global Actors Program of the international Affairs Institute (IAI) and Gary Pisano, professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate dean of faculty development at Harvard Business School.
01
APR
12pm

Weekly Economic Report

In this week's report, Moodys' has downgraded SA 's credit ratings to junk with president Ramaphosa vowing the country will still push through in the fight against coronavirus despite the downgrade. In Zimbabwe, the government has reintroduced the use of foreign currencies as a measure to stabilize the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile the UN Development Program is warning that Africa stands to loose half of all jobs with income looses expected to exceed 220 billion dollar.
On line is Senior Research Fellow, Human Economy Program at University of Pretoria, Dr Jason Musyoka.
01
APR
10am

The world before and after Covid-19 cannot be the same

With the coronavirus pandemic now in almost all the countries across the globe, the pandemic is the most significant threat to humanity since the second world war 2. The outbreak of the covid-19 was the crisis foretold.
Now the world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same again.
On line is professor of Globalisation and Development, also Director of the Oxford Martin Program on Technology and Economic Change at Oxford University, Professor Ian Goldin.
31
MAR
9am

Land Day commemoration suspended amid lockdown in Palestine

Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip has cancelled mass rallies planned for today amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus in the densely populated territories. The rallies were called for March 30 to mark the second anniversary of the "Great March of Return", which has prompted weekly protests by Palestinians seeking to regain access to land.
In 1947, Palestinians were forced to flee from their ancestors land.
On line from Gaza is Middle East Monitor correspondent, Motasem Dalloul.
And in Ramallah is Senior Policy Fellow at Al-Shabaka, Dr Yara Hawari.
31
MAR
9am

Moodys sends SA into junk status

Moodys has become the last of three rating agencies to downgrade South Africa credit rating to junk. The agency said the main driver for the downgrade was the continued deterioration in fiscal strength and weak growth.
On line is Senior Economist at Econometrix, Dr Azar Jammine
31
MAR
9am

Amnesty International condemns SANDF brutality during lockdown

Amnesty International has called on the security forces patrolling the streets during lockdown to avoid using excessive force when dealing with members of the public. Recent reports suggest SANDF and SAPS have allegedly used force during lockdown operations.
On line is Media and Content Manager at Amnesty International, Mienke Steytler.
30
MAR
9am

Middle East Report with MEE

In this week's Middle East Report, we look at the Covid-19 roundup as Gaza prepares for the worse amid blockade and lack of resources. In Saudi Arabia, the royal hospital has been shut down after doctors tests positive for covid-19, while entry and exit of flights have been banned form Riyahd , Mecca and Medina. In Egypt, president Sisi has been quarantined after being in contact with top soldier killed by the virus, while several senior generals die amid fears of undisclosed infections in the army. Meanwhile Turkey has named Qatani, MBS' right hand man in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Pressure is also mounting for coalition forces to withdrawal form the middle east region. On line from London is Editor in Chief of Middle East Eye, David Hearst. fore more please visit www.middleeasteye.net. twit @MiddleEastEye.

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