Burning Issue — Riedwaan Ahmed
The Voice of the Cape | Podcast, ±1 hr 03 min episodes every 2 weeks, 4 days
The content echoes the name of the show – a platform that creates discussion around issues of religion, legal, consumer related, news and human interest stories. Hosted by presenter Riedwaan Ahmed. The 2 hour discussion show is interactive with the lines open for people to voice their opinions while the experts answer the questions.
Today marks the start of new series, focusing on the restitution process for District Six claimants and the development of homes being built in the area. This includes the latest development currently underway. Over the next few months the District Six Reference Group will be joining us on a monthly basis to provide feedback on the process. Introduction to how the D6 Reference Group was established and their current role Guest: Fareda Moosa Position: member of District Six Reference Group Guest: Ahmed Williams Position: member of District Six Reference Group
In recent weeks there has been a huge public outcry over the increase of electricity particularly in Cape Town. This after residents took to social media using the #Electricitytarrifsmustfall hashtag to express their concerns. Joining us for the discussion is… Guest: Ted Blom Position: director of energy at OUTA (Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse) Guest: Khulu Phasiwe Position: Spokesperson ESKOM
Last week the Breakfast Beat show covered the story about the closure of The High School section of The Leadership College in Hyde Park, Mitchells Plain. This after a group of parents voiced concerns about the impact the closure has had on pupils at the school, this includes allegations around gaps in the curriculum, pupils struggling to find placement at alternative school and challenges experienced by ex-TLC pupils enrolled at other schools. Joining us for this discussion are parents, pupils, TLC management, principal at Spine Road High School and an officials from the Western Cape Education Department
Burning Issue special with Yaseen Kippie on 'Presenting pathways to unity through understanding the current condition of the ideological challenges faced by Capetonian Muslims, The Allegiance of Capetonian Muslims to Saudi Arabia's discourse of Islam, its effects in Cape Town as well as the question on whether Islamic Universities provide religious education intertwined with their political agendas".
Given the current atmosphere in the country, where hate speech/acts has garnered international attention, over the weekend a post on social media depicting a pig pressing on the back of a female performing Sajda ( Prostration) with the caption “You will love pork” has angered the Muslim community. The post which was shared by a Facebook user to the page ‘I love Gatiep en Meraai jokes’ has since been deleted. Since recent incidents appear to perpetuate the continued lack of racial and religious integration within the new South Africa, The Burning Issue is “What South African needs to do to improve social relations?’’ Guest: Imam Achmat Sity Position: Imam at Masjidul-Jamiah in Kalk Bay Guest: Haji Mogammad Shawaal Nakidien Position: chairperson of Langebaan Masjid