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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04
DEC
8am

High Court suspends Refugee Act

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that certain provisions of the Refugee Act be suspended. This comes after Scalabrini Centre took the Department of Home Affairs to court regarding certain sections of recently changed refugee laws. On line for comment is Sally Gander, Head of Advocacy and Legal Advisor.
04
DEC
8am

Israel restrictions harm people with disabilities in Gaza.

Israel's 13 year closure of the Gaza Strip along the with neglect by Hamas authorities, have significantly been challenging on the day to day life of thousands of Palestinians with disabilities. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says episodes of armed conflict have compounded the barriers that people with disabilities face, which include lack of accessibility of public spaces and widespread stigma. On line for comment is Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at HRW
04
DEC
4am

Weekly Middle East Report

In this week's Middle East Report in partnership with the London based Middle East Monitor, we look at the following:
-Iran's top nuclear scientist assassinated
-Israel's Benny Gantz votes to dissolve parliament as protests against Netanyahu mounts
-UN body cuts aid to Yemen.
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On line for comment is Middle East Monitor Video producer, Usman Butt.
04
DEC
4am

How will Iran respond to the killing of its scientist?

The Iranian authorities have promised to exact harsh revenge after top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated near Tehran. Fakhrizadeh, head of the research and innovation organisation in Iran's defence ministry, had long been suspected by Western and Israeli intelligence of leading the nation's military nuclear program unit until it was disbanded in 2003.
So how will Iran respond to this killing? On line is Professor of English and Orientalism at Tehran University, Mohammad Marandi.
02
DEC
9am

Weekly Africa Report

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

-Southern African leaders meet in Botswana to discuss regional action for Mozambique unrest.

-Bob Wine suspends election camapign in Uganda over violence

-More than 100 killed in Nigerian massacre.

On line for comment is political science lecturer at Chrizmma University in Zambia, Dr Charles Moyo.

Follow at www.afrodemocracyjournal.com
02
DEC
9am

National Coronavirus Command Council recommends for night curfew

The National Coronavirus Command Council have met Tuesday and recommended that areas deemed Covid-19 hotspots be placed under curfew between 10pm and 04.00 am.

Reports indicate that there would be regionalised restrictions in place to curb the spread of the virus as people begin to travel during holiday season.

We now chat to the Chair of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at Wits University, Professor Alex van den Heerver.
30
NOV
10am

Who are the Guardians of Madina?

Earlier this month, Shaykh Agha Ali Yaseen, one of the last four remaining Guardians (Aghwats) whose job is to take care of the Masjid al Nabawi and the burial chamber of Profhet Muhammed (PBUP) has passed away in Madina.

For centuries the tomb has been watched over by this group of Guardians, brought originally from Abyssinia. And its said that the current generation of Guardians will be the last.

Adel Al- Qurashi, a Saudi photographer from Riyadh, began an extraordinary journey by making portraits of the historical significance as documentation of their final generation.

Adel Al- Qurashi's style constantly captivates with strokes of whimsicality and mystery. His first solo exhibition was hosted at the Leighton House Museum in London, and his works appeared in several exhitions and art collection around the world, such as the British Museum's Middle East collection.
30
NOV
9am

What has the pandemic taught us about GBV?

The 16 days of Activism period, initiated bt the first Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991, sees countries ariund the globe staging anti-abuse campaigns from 25 November (International Day for the Elimanation of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day)

But does the restricting of efforst to a certain period of time normalising the phenomenon of abuse, and what are the lessons on GBV from the pandemic?

On line is author of this opinion, Rector and Vice Chancellor at University of Free State, Professor Francis Petersen.
30
NOV
9am

International Day in Solidarity with Palestine

The South African government and the rest of international community have observed the 43rd United Nations (UN) International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people.

The day was mandated by UN General Assembly resolution 32/40 B of 1977.

On lien for comment is Palestine4Africa spokesperson, Muhammed Desai.
27
NOV
10am

Book Review: Inside the Belly of Beast

In this week's book review, we have a book titled “Inside the belly of the Beast”, the real Bosasa by Angelo Agrizzi.

In this astonishing corruption memoir, former Bosasa chief operating officer and whistleblower, Angelo Agrizzi rips open the legacy of secrecy, exposing two decades of untold greed, politicking, corruption, racism, bribery and deep state capture. Inside the Belly of the Beast is a mind-blowing exploration of fraudulent workings of a company founded on deception, under the cult-like leadership of Master himself, Gavin Watson.

Agrizzi himself faces charges of fraud and money laundering involving the department of correctional services and he is currently in hospital

We now chat to Melinda Ferguson, journalist and publishing rep.
27
NOV
9am

Media Hit Parade

We are back with our weekly media hit parade where we look at stories hitting the numbers, and on line is Acumen Media Director, Tonya Khoury.
27
NOV
9am

Ramaphosa faces biggest test in confidence vote

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to face the first motion of no confidence in his leadership in parliament next week.

The motion was filed by African Transformation Movement (ATM0 earlier this year.

Speaker Thandi Modise has agreed for the motion to be held next Thursday, but has rejected the ATM's call for secret ballot vote.

Will this be one the biggest test to his presidency?

On line is lecturer , School of Security and African Studies at Nelson Mandela University, Dr Ntsikelelo Breakfast.

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