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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“Dirty Tobacco” by Telita Snycker

In this week's Book review, former South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) lawyer Telita Snyckers spills the beans on global crime in her book titled “Dirty Tobacco”.

What is more profitable than cocaine, heroin, marijuana or guns? Illegally trafficked cigarettes: Reputable tobacco companies have for decades been complicit in cigarettes smuggling.

In this gripping expose, former SARS lawyer Telita Snyckers uncovers the dark underbelly of the tobacco industry. She recounts the instances where big tobacco itself was caught red handed and explores not only why it a listed company would want to smuggle its own product, but also how it was done.

Telita now joins us on line.
07
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10am

Is it time for a single agency to fight corruption?

Is its time for a single agency to fight corruption in South Africa? Following reports of massive looting of covid-19 relief funds, president Ramaphosa has in the past two weeks constituted two bodies to probe corruption.

In his last address to the nation, Ramaphosa said 9 state institutions will be tasked to probe tender fraud.

Yesterday, a ministerial task team was again announced to look into tender corruption.

So is it time for a single agency to fight corruption?

On line is Executive Director at the Council for the Advancement of South African Constitution (CASAC), Lawson Naidoo.
07
AUG
10am

UDM calls for dissolution of executive

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has called for the dissolution of the executive arm of the government.

This after allegations of corruption continue to plague both ANC and executive members of the government.

On line is UDM leader Bantu Holomisa.
06
AUG
11am

Middle East Report

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

-Palestinian- American congresswoman Rashida Tlaib wins primary

-West bank annexation may spur EU- States to recognize Palestine

-remembering israels 2014 attack on Gaza universities

-300,000 left homeless in Beirut port explosion.

And on line is political analysts at the Middle East Monitor, Nasim Ahmed.

Follow stories at www.middleeastmonitor.com

Twitter @MiddleEastMnt
06
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10am

HSI goes to court over shipment of live sheep to Middle East

Human Society International- Africa is urging South African citizens to add their voices of support in ending the cruelty of live exports.

This follows the proposed shipment of about 85,000 live sheep to the Middle East.
A court hearing was underway today to stop the proposed shipment.

On line is Executive Director of Humane Society International- Africa, Tony Gerrans.
06
AUG
10am

HRW wants AU, SADC to act on Zimbabwe

Human Rights Watch has urged the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) to denounce the Zimbabwean government crackdown on peaceful anti-corruption protests.

At least 60 people have been arrested in what authorities described as “terrorists” trying to undermine the government.

On line for comment is Southern Africa Director in the Africa Division for Human Rights Watch, Dewa Mavhinga.
05
AUG
11am

Scores killed in Beirut factory explosion

A devastating explosion rocked Beirut, capital of Lebanon on Tuesday. But the exact cause of the blast is still unknown.

Senior intelligence officials said the confiscated high explosive materials stored at the port were the explosion occurred, are to blame.

Meanwhile US president Donald Trump says the Beirut explosion was an “attack” despite no evidence it was deliberate.

At least 100 people are believed to have died, with more than 4,000 injured and 200,000 displaced.

On line is Assistant Director , Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy, Rayan El-Amine.
05
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10am

Weekly Africa Report

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

-Zimbabwe crisis deepens as vice president is named news health minister

-Ivory Coast names Hamad Bakayoko prime minister.

-Egypt withdraws from Nile dam talks for consultations .

On line is political science lecturer at Chrizzma University in Zambia, Dr Charles Moyo.

Follow stories @ www.afrodemocracyjournal.com
05
AUG
10am

Womens month in honour of Nelson Mandela

In honour of Women's Month , the University of Western Cape (UWC) is hosting a webnar to honour the life of Nelson Mandela by reflecting on the role and contribution of universities in promoting global citizenship.

The webnar is part of a series hosted by UWC'DVC Research and Innovation and the Gender Equity Unit.

And on line is Director for Gender Equity Unity at UWC, Dr Mary Hames.
05
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10am

Study: Dexamethasone reduces Covid death by 25 %

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says a study has shown that the use of dexamethasone on Covid-19 patients in ICU, has resulted in a decline of 25 % in South Africa's mortality rate among the critically ill.

South Africa is ranked fifth on the global Covid-19 scale, with over 521,000 infections and over 8,000 deaths.

On line for comment is Director of Research Development and Principal Investigator, Molecular Biology and Virology Research Laboratory at UWC, Professor Burtram Fielding.
03
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10am

Zimbabwe on the grip of anarchy

Security forces have enforced a lockdown in Zimbabwe, blocking people from entering the capital Harare following planned demonstrations against the government of president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Several human rights activists and a journalist were arrested in what the government said was incitement against the state.

Human rights defenders are voicing against the mounting rights abuses.

On line from Harare is Activist and political analyst Zenzeni Ndebele
03
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10am

SA covid-19 outbreak warrants more testing

A Senior Researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research says the scale of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa has created demand for more testing.

There are growing concerns that certain cases are being undetected.

Please note that all the data, graphics and analysis are in his personal capacity and are available on his twitter account @ rid1tweets.

And on line is Senior Researcher at CSIR, Dr Ridhwaan Suliman.

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