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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05
DEC
9am

SAA put under business rescue

The South Africa Airways (SAA) has officially been put under business rescue. This comes following the agreement between legal team of trade Union Solidarity, SAA and ministers of finance and public enterprises respectively. Two weeks ago, Solidarity applied to have SAA placed under business rescue. On line is Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann
05
DEC
9am

ANC wins Joburg Mayoral seat

The ANC have won the Mayoral seat in Gauteng following the resignation of DA Mayor Herman Mashaba. Controversial candidate Geoff Makhubo garnered 137 votes for the ruling ANC to once again be in charge of the city. But what does this mean for the DA given that at least two of its members voted against their candidate? On line is Political Science lecturer at University of South Africa,(UNISA), Professor Dirk Kotze.
05
DEC
8am

Ahmed Kathrada Youth Camp goes to Robeen Island

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has taken over 50 young people on a youth leadership camp at Robben Island. This is part of an annual camp for the Kathrada Youth clubs. On line is youth participant form Lenasia Youth club, Ali Tambala.
05
DEC
8am

Is the DRC ready for peacekeepers to leave in 2020

Is the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) ready for peacekeepers to leave by 2020? An independent UN strategic review has recommended that UN peacekeepers mission in the DRC complete a phased withdraw by 2022. So why is this happening and what are the implications? On line is Director for Conflict , Security and Development Research (CSDRG), Department of War Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Policy at Kings College in London, Professor Mats Berdal.
04
DEC
9am

Weekly Africa Report

In this week's Africa report, we look at the corruption fish scandal that has rocked the Namibian government. Two former ministers were arrested together with six others in an aljazeera undercover investigation. In Zambia, US envoy Daniel Foote has warned of 'decaying” bilateral ties following a 15- year jail sentence slapped on two men for homosexuality. The Foreign ministry reacted immediately, saying the comments were “tantamount to questioning the country's constitution”. On line is Managing Consultant at Democracy Centre in Zambia, Chris Zimba. Follow him at www.afrodemocracyjournal.com.
04
DEC
9am

SA GDP shrunk by 0.6 percent

South Africa;s economy shrunk by 0.6 percent, according to statistics released by Statistics South Africa. This is the second time that the SA economy has contracted in which the contributing factor has been the struggling mining sector. On line is Deputy Director General for Economic Statistics, Joe De Beer.
04
DEC
9am

OWC lodges legal action against NMW

The One Wage Campaign- a coalition of workers' rights organisations with the support of Lawyers for Human Rights formally lodged a legal submission to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Commission arguing against the exclusion of domestic workers. On line is One Wage Campaign Coordinator for Izwe Domestic Workers Alliance, Army Tekie.
03
DEC
9am

Weekly economic report

In this week's world economic report, we look at the just ended Global Gender Summit in Kigali Rwanda that focused on the best practices and solutions to reduce the financing gap experienced by African women enterprises. In South Africa, the economy shrunk by 0.6 percent in three months to September. According to GDP report released by Stats SA today, the biggest negative contributor to the country's struggling economy was mining sector. Meanwhile government has announced changes to fuel prices from Wednesday. Petrol price is set to increase by 22 cents per litre. For analysis is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria, Dr Jason Musyoka.
03
DEC
9am

NCC finding on Ford Motors

The National Consumer Commission has said Ford Motors engaged in prohibited conduct when it distributed Kuga vehicles that failed as a result of a cooling system issues. Several consumers have had had their cars burnt up in fires that resulted in civil claims against the company. On line is Acting Commissioner for National Consumer Commission, Ms Thezi Mabuza.
02
DEC
9am

Ramaphosa signs Traditional leadership Bill

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the contentious Traditional and Khoisan Leadership Bill in to law amid objections from civil society groups. Though the Act seeks to transform traditional and Khoi-San institutions, those opposing fear it will bring back apartheid style Bantustans. On line is Chairperson of Denadendale Royal House of the Khoi-San, Chief Richard Isaacs.

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