THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±11 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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Water management specialist breaks down the City's decision to lower restrictions

The City of Cape Town has relaxed its water usage from 50 litres to 70 litres per person per day and is expected to drop water restrictions from Level 6B to Level 5 come October 1, 2018. After a devastating drought, the province's dams are now at 68 percent storage capacity. For an analysis on the decision, VOC Drive Time presenter, Shafiq Morton, spoke to specialist in water resource management, professor Anthony Turton.

Head of states gather in Tehran to discuss future of Syria's Idlib

Head of states from Iran, Russia and Turkey are expected to gather at a summit in Tehran to discuss the future of Syria’s Idlib. The city in northwestern Syria is currently in the grips of a humanitarian crisis where a number are people currently sheltering.

VOC’s Drivetime host Shafiq Morton spoke to Syria spokesperson for aid group Islamic Relief, Ahmed Mahmoud

Photo: The bombing mainly targeted the city of Jisr al-Shughour on Idlib's western edge [Anadolu]

Amy Biel movie

To mark the 25 anniversary of the death of anti-apartheid activist Amy Biehl, VOC spoke to the producers of the film commemorating her life. Biehl was an American graduate of Stanford University and a white anti-apartheid activist who was murdered by protesting residents in Gugulethu. Her story has been described as one that speaks to the realities of the struggle against the racist regime and the impact it had in the lives of both those suffering the scourge of apartheid and those actively fighting the system. Drive Time presenter, Shafiq Morton, spoke to Biehl's mother, Linda; the film's media manager, Gabriella Allen; producer Johanna Baldwin; and director, Karzan Kader.

Mynamar jails Reuters reporters

A Myanmar court has found two Reuters journalist guilty of breaching a law on state secrets during during their reporting of massacre of Rohingya and sentenced them to seven years in prison. The Reuters journalists were arrested on December 12 while investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya and other abuses involving soldiers in Rakhine state. On line is Head of Reporters Without Borders at Asian Pacific Desk Daniel Bastard.

Guest : Daniel Bastard
Position: Head of Reporters -RSF Asia Pacific Desk

how to alleviate poverty with UBI

In order to lessen poverty and inequality, advocates of Universal Basic Income are proposing a universal and unconditional policy where everyone is guaranteed a basic livelihood. On line is Elizaveta Fouksman, Leverhulme Research Fellow, at African Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

Guest : Elizaveta Fouksman
Position: Research Fellow, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Beating poverty is not just about money

Historically, poverty has been predominantly dealt with as a lack of material resources or an income deprivation issue. In countries like Angola and the DRC, multinational companies keep wealth from reaching the majority of citizens. But why is the continent's people so poor yet there is vast natural resources and mineral reserves?. On line is Dr Mia Perry, Senior Lecturer, Education, Arts and Literacies at the University of Glasgow.

Guest : Dr Mia Perry
Position: Lecturer, University of Glasgow

British Prime Minister Teresa May visits SA

South Africa is this week hosting UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, in a bid to strengthen trade and investment relations. Currently, both countries are going through some turbulent times with the land debate in South Africa generating more international interest. Will the land issue be part of this discussion? To discuss this further, VOC's Shafiq Morton spoke to political analyst, Khaya Sithole.

Palestinian activists Osama Nazzal and Rula Tamimi visit SA

Palestinian activists Osama Nazzal and Rula Tamimi are visiting South Africa. Rula is also the cousin of prominent youth activist, Ahed Tamimi. Osama is a Palestinian cartoonist who uses art to express his concern about the impact of the occupation on the life of ordinary Palestinians. The activists spoke to Shafiq Morton on Drive Time this week.

Maulana Ihsaan's scholarly contribution lauded

We have had many glowing tributes on Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks life since his passing on Friday, and with Maulana being such as a larger than life figure, his impact on society will be discussed for many days to come. Maulana has become a household name because of his global Palestinian activism, but its his scholarly contribution that we really need to unpack further and his most recent project, the Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali al-Nadwi Leadership Academy (SAANLA)
To chat to us now is long time friend, Prof Ebrahim Moosa, a Professor at the Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame. He joins us from Washington DC

Al Imdaad paints grim image of the aftermath of the Indonesia earthquake

Rescuers in Lombok , Indonesia are still pulling people alive from the rubble two days after a deadly earthquake struck the Indonesian island, causing widespread damage and panic.
The 6.9 magnitude quake that struck early on Sunday evening killed 105 people and injured more than 236 others. Al Imdaad Foundation has its rescue volunteers on the ground and Qari Ziyaad Patel, Trustee of Al Imdaad Foundation now joins us on line.

CTIFMF: Works in Progress Program Supported by Industry Experts

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from October 9th -19th 2018. While the festival promises to be a feast of film screenings designed to celebrate the best in regional and international cinema, the Market program, taking place from the 10th to the 13th is squarely focused on providing tangible opportunities for filmmakers from across Africa.

In order to focus strongly on content, CTIFMF has developed a program that aims to raise the bar for African films in terms of quality and innovation. The CTIFMF will run a Works in Progress program that will see a maximum of six works in progress will be selected from the African continent to show to international industry experts.

High caliber decision makers and experts, as mentioned below, will be hand-picked to screen the selected films to give detailed feedback on with the goal to increase the artistic quality and challenge the core creative teams think about audiences, beyond their own territory.

CTIFMF Marketing Director Elias Ribeiro spoke to VOC Drivetime

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