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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APR
2021

Ramadan in the pandemic

As Muslims continue to celebrate Ramadan, we look at how the pandemic has affected the daily lives of Muslims across the world. We now go to Turkey and speak to Dr Mehraj udd Din, post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) in Turkey.
16
APR
2021

IMF revises SA's growth rate to 3.1%

IMF has upwardly revised the growth outlook for SA from 2.8% to 3.1%. This was revealed in its World Economic Report on Tuesday. So what does this mean for SA's economy? we now chat to Miyelani Mkhabela, CEO at Antswisa Transaction Advisory.
16
APR
2021

How to keep fit in Ramadan

How do you keep fit in Ramadan? well, let's begin by looking at the first 10 days of Ramadan, were we look at your personal, dietary, physical and spiritual transformations. We now chat to Solly Said, SA's karate Grandmaster.
16
APR
2021

Forgotten but remembered- refugees celebrate Ramadaan in Cape Town.

As the Muslim faith celebrate the month of Ramadaan across the world, we look at the refugees and asylum seekers in Cape Town and how they are celebrating the holy month after being forced out of their communities. On line is Hafiz Mohamed, spokesperson for Women and Children Concern, WCC, refugee advocacy group based in Cape Town.
16
APR
2021

How relief agencies are surving in covid-19 pandemic

As covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns continue to take a toll on people's livelihoods and financial aspects of relief agencies, many have found themselves in jeopardy as they try to find ways to survive in the pandemic. One such organisation is the Muslim Refugees Association in South Africa (MRASA), a non profit aimed at creating a harmonious relationship between locals and foreign nationals. We now chat to project coordinator at MRASA, Nurudeen Ssempa.
16
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:

-Palestinian mission in the UK says prime minister's failure to back ICC probe into Israel war crimes regrettable
-Joe Biden pulling all US forces from Afghanistan by September 11
-Amnesty France condemns controversial French bill. On line for comment is MEMOM political analyst, Nasim Ahmed.
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Twitter: @MiddleEastMnt
16
APR
2021

SA citizens spending more than they earn

A survey by accounting firm Deloitte revealed that the personal financial damage of South Africans had been made worse by the pandemic. The survey revealed that seven of every 10 South Africans were spending all of their income every month. We now chat to the CEO of Antswisa Transaction Advisory, Miyelani Mkhabela.
15
APR
2021

Chief Justice says Gordhan inquired about close friend Dhanya Pillay

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has revealed that former finance minister Pravin Gordhan had approached him to ask how his close friend judge Dhanya Pillay had fared after completing an interview for a position on the Supreme Court. The exchange happened in 2016. We now chat to DonValley brand reputation managers, Solly Moeng.
15
APR
2021

ANC -SG broadens scope of "step aside" rule

ANC SG Ace Magashule has asked the nine provincial secretaries to submit a list of all party members facing charges of corruption and other serious crimes. So what next? we chat to lecturer, department of African Studies at Nelson Mandela University, Dr Ntsikelelo Benjamin.
15
APR
2021

Weekly Africa report

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

-Former Burkina Faso president Blaise Campaore charged for murder of ex-president Thomas Sankara

-DRC president names new cabinet
-Somalia parliament extends president's firm.
On line for comment is Dr Paul Kariuki, Convener at Africa Policy Circle (APC).
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APR
2021

Covid-19 infections on the decline

An Artificial Intelligence powered system has predicted that the country is at low risk of a third wave of covid-19 infections. The system functions by predicting future daily confirmed cases based on historical data from the country's past infection history. We now chat to Director of Research at UWC, Professor Burtram Fielding

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