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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21
JAN
10am

Middle East Report with Middle East Monitor

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

-The Israelisation of US foreign policy is hard to reverse

-Saudi Arabia looks for political solutions in Yemen, Syria and Libya.

-Egypt and Qatar agree to resume diplomatic ties.

On line for comment is MEMO contributor and Fellow at Al Sharq Forum in Istanbul, Thembisa Fakude.

www.MiddleEastMonitor.com

Twitter@MiddleEastMnt
21
JAN
9am

Biden rescinds Trump's harshest orders

US president Joe Biden has signed a string of executive orders that will reverse some of his predecessor Donald Trump's most divisive policies, including rescinding the so called Muslim ban.

The ban was changed several times amid legal challenges and ultimately upheld by the US Supreme Court in 2018.

On line for comment is Iranian academic and political analyst, Professor Mohammad Marandi.
20
JAN
10am

Weekly Africa report

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

-Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term in office.

-Fresh violence in Central Africa Republic (CAR) following rebel uprising

-Africa Union (AU) secures 270 million Covid-19 vaccine doses.

On line for comment is Convener at the Africa Policy Circle (APC), Dr Paul Kariuki.

Twitter: @kaylanpk : @africanpolicyO
20
JAN
9am

Concern over children's safety during lockdown

As the re-opening of schools is delayed for the 2021 academic year due to the increase of Covid-19 cases, concerns is mounting that children's exposure to violence may increase.

According to Childline South Africa, there has been an increase of about 36.8 percent in calls for help during the nationwide lockdown.

So how vulnerable are the children during this time?

On line for comment is Director of Programs at Healing of Memories, Fatima Swart.
20
JAN
9am

Dispensing ivermectin: What then when caution and crisis clash?

In parts of South Africa and internationally a debate is raging about the use of a long-established anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, which shows some anecdotal evidence of efficacy in the treatment of Covid-19.

However, because of initial positive indications, a movement has formed demanding its use and claiming it is a cheap “wonder drug” with the potential to save many lives if sanctioned by regulatory authorities.

So what then when caution and crisis clash?

On line is Social Justice Activist and editor at Maverick Citizen, Mark Heywood.
19
JAN
10am

Unpacking Trump's legacy

As the US starts a new chapter with the inauguration of Joe Biden as president tomorrow, historians and political commentators face a daunting task when it comes to assessing Donald Trump's presidency.

Many would agree that it was the final year of his presidency that really cemented Trump's legacy, mainly his failure to effectively respond to the pandemic, his first impeachement trial, his response to Black Live Matter protests, his challenging of the 2020 election results and of course the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol building. Tragically for him, he can no longer tweet again.

We now chat to Khaled Beydoun, Professor of Law at Wayne University Law School in the US.
19
JAN
9am

Will vaccines work against the new COVID-19 variants?

As South Africa awaits the arrival of its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines, there are growing concerns about a new coronavirus variant, known as 501Y.V2, circulating in the country and what changes in the virus could mean .
We now chat to Aisha Abdool Karim, health journalist at Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism.
19
JAN
6am

UWC collaborates with government to tackle cybersecurity

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has partnered with private sector and the government to tackle cybersecurity. The collaboration aims to inspire the next generation of tech entrepreneurs and cybersecurity specialists to tackle challenges of cybersecurity and online gender based violence. On line for comment is Manager for Future Innovations at UWC, Wouter Grove.
18
JAN
10am

Turf war at Hartleyvale

Local football club FC Kapstadt has brought a petition against Cape Town Football Club over the use of Hartleyvale Stadium in Observatory.
The soccer team has accused the City of Cape Town of unfairness and favouring the PSL team over them. On line for comment is chairman of Observatory Civic Association, Leslie London and FC Kapstadt chairperson Zaid Omar
18
JAN
10am

HRW calls on Isreali government to provid Covid-19 vaccine to Palestinians

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Israeli government to provide Covid-19 vaccines to the more than 4.5 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

While Israel has vaccinated more than 20 percent of its citizens, including Jewish settlers in the West Bank, it has not committed to vaccinate Palestinians living in the same occupied territory under its military rule.

On line for comment is Omar Shakir, Director for Israel and Palestine Division at Human Rights Watch.
18
JAN
6am

Schools re-opening put on hold

The Basic Education Department has decided to delay the reopening of both the private and public schools.
South Africa has been battling the increase in Covid-19 infections, prompting the authorities to delay opening of learning institutions.
we now chat to Professor in the Department of Policy Studies at Stellenbosch University, Professor Nuraan Davids.
18
JAN
6am

Fighting the war on desert locusts

This time last year, swarms of desert locusts begun spreading across countries in the Horn of Africa, devastating crops and people's livelihoods.
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) campaign appealed for urgent action to avoid a desert locust plague and looming humanitarian crisis. But one year on, has the war been won? On line is Cyril Ferrand, Resilience Team Leader for East Africa at FAO.

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