Drivetime

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±12 min episodes every 17 hours  | 
The 4-6 pm current affairs Drivetime Show is hosted by veteran journalist Shafiq Morton, winner of two Vodacom Awards, and an AfriCAN author’s award. Analytical and thought-provoking, Morton brings his decades of experience as a photo-journalist, historian and broadcaster to the show, added with his unique brand of humour and wit. The show has its own distinct local and global flavour and was nominated for the MTN Awards in 2014 and the Liberty Life Awards in 2016. The 5.10pm interview on Drivetime is its in-depth highlight and has covered stories in over 100 countries. During the show listener participation is encouraged via WhatsApp and SMS.

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23
APR
2021

SA to hold local government elections on 27 October.

South Africa will hold the local government elections on 27 October. This was announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa. This will be the sixth time in democratic SA that voters will elect leadership and public representatives at Metro, District and local levels.
So is the country ready for the polls? We now chat to political science lecturer at the University of South Africa (UNISA) Prof Dirk Kotze.
23
APR
2021

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:
-Egypt fires top railway official after deadly train crashes
-Outrage after Kuwait woman killed for refusing marriage proposal
-British soldiers can now be prosecuted for war crimes in dramatic UK government u-turn
-Israel issues demolition orders to Palestinian homes in West Bank. On line for comment is MEMO multimedia journalist, Jehan Alfarra.
follow stories at www.MiddleEastMonitor.com
Twitter: @MiddleEastMnt
23
APR
2021

Stats-SA releases Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Stats -SA has released the Consumer Price Index for first quarter of 2021. The CPI measures monthly changes in prices for a range of consumer products. We now chat to Patric Kelly, Chief Director responsible for price statistics.
23
APR
2021

What needs to be done to stop bullying in schools

On Monday 12 April 2021, Lufuno Mavhunga, a 15 year -old female learner at Mbilwi secondary in Limpopo, was aggressively assaulted by another learner at school. She subsequently committed suicide .
But what needs to be done to stop bullying in schools? We now chat to Dr Emmanuel Mayeza, Senior lecturer Department of Sociology at the University of Free State.
23
APR
2021

ABSA parts ways with CEO Daniel Mminele

ABSA Bank has parted ways with CEO Daniel Mminele after only 16 months in the job. Mminele's departure is linked to alleged disagreements with company board. So what can we make of this sudden departure? We now chat to Solly Moeng, CEO and founder of DonValley Reputation Managers.
23
APR
2021

Weekly Africa report

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

-Chad president Idriss Deby killed in battle with rebels
-Zimbabwean parliament votes to scrap presidential running mate clause
-Ethnic violence surges in Ethiopia.
We now chat to Dr Paul Kariuki, Executive Director, Democracy Development Program (DDP) at University of KwaZulu-Natal and also convener at Africa Policy Circle.
21
APR
2021

Weekly Economic report

In this week's world economic report, we look at the following

US Senators call on Biden to back India and South Africa on Covid-19 vaccine.
-Reserve bank says Tokyo's claims of donor fund theft is a scam
-SARS to improve tax collection over the next 3 years.
On line for comment is Executive Director, Democracy Development Project (DDP) at the university of KwaZulu-Natal, and convener at the Africa Policy Circle.
21
APR
2021

SA deports ringleaders of refugee protests in Cape Town

Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has confirmed a decision to deport 41 people who were part of a group of foreign nationals in Cape Town. Among those deported were the ringleaders of the 2019 protests. On line for comment is Frederick Bakala, legal expert at FGB Legal, and Hafez Mohammed, spokesperson for Women and Children Concern (WCC)
20
APR
2021

Zondo Commission offices burgled

Offices of the Zondo Commission of inquiry into alleged state capture were on Sunday burgled resulting the loss of a laptop and computer .

Last week, a bullet casting was found in one of the room after a single bullet was shot through the window. So is this an isolated incidence? We chat to Accountability Now head of projects, Paul Hoffman.
20
APR
2021

ANC veteran Tokyo Sexwale says billions stolen from the Heritage Fund

ANC veteran Toky Sexwale says billions of rand has been stolen from the Heritage Fund. Sexwale says the money has been sourced to help fund free education and provide assistance to the old. On line for comment is lecturer in the department of African studies at Nelson Mandela university, Dr Ntsikelelo Breakfast.
20
APR
2021

Banks silent on fate of clients' home loans

The Banking Association of SA (BASA) has turned down an invitation from the Institute for Race Relations (IRR) to put forward its views on the implementation of the Expropriation Bill for its clients. On line for comment is IRR Program Manager, Terrence Corrigan.

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