The Official Drive

LOTUS FM  |  Podcast , ±7 min episodes every 3 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
An entertaining and informative show. ‘The Official Drive’ makes for easy listening during that ‘traffic-jammed’ drive home from work.

The show offers a variety of music genres (classic & brand new), frequent news highlights, weather and traffic updates, local event talk and quirky happenings from across the globe.

The show is styled along the lines of a cultural melting-pot where a little bit of everything reflecting ‘cultural diversity’ is offered to
bring listeners closer together.

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25
NOV

5G TECHNOLOGY

How far is South Africa’s 5G roll out? This was among the issues discussed at an online seminar held by the National Science and Technology Forum. 5G is the Fifth Generation for Cellular Networks which is intended to replace 4G/LTE and is capable of delivering much faster internet connection. Lloyd Paul spoke to the forum’s spokesperson Jansie Niehaus...
18
NOV

DUAL CITIZENSHIP

Amid uncertain times globally, there has been a reported increase in the number of South Africans applying for dual citizenship. Lloyd Paul chats to Micha Emmett, the CEO of CS Global Partners, about the factors driving this...
16
NOV

VISITING THE 1860 HERITAGE CENTRE - INTERVIEW WITH YATIN SINGH

The 1860 Heritage Centre is home to several exhibitions that cover indenture as well as South African history and the struggle against apartheid. School tours are encouraged so that the youth can engage with this history. There is no cost to visit the centre. Lloyd Paul spoke to the centre's admininstrator Yatin Singh...
16
NOV

FROM INDENTURE TO STAGE - INTERVIEW WITH SURIA GOVENDER

When Indian indentured labourers came to South Africa they also
brought with them the rich Indian culture and dance forms. The South African Indian Dance Alliance will be hosting a dance conference – titled From Indenture to Stage – Voices across Waters. Lloyd Paul spoke to Suria Govender for more insight...
16
NOV

INTERVIEW WITH CULTURAL STALWART AV MOHAMED - 1860 LEGACY

The 16th of November 2020 marked the 160th anniversary of the arrival of the first Indian indentured labourers to South Africa.The Official Drive held a live broadcast at the 1860 Heritage Centre in Durban to commemorate this significant day in history. Lloyd Paul spoke to Mr AV Mohamed – a cultural stalwart and financial director of the centre
16
NOV

INDENTURE 160 YEARS - INTERVIEW WITH SELVAN NAIDOO

At exactly 4pm on the 16th of November 1860, the SS Truro, the first ship carrying Indian indentured labourers docked at the port of the then-colonial Natal. 160 years later, at that very hour, Lloyd Paul spoke to Selvan Naidoo, curator of the 1860 Heritage Centre in Durban about a moment in history that has shaped the South African Indian identity...
12
NOV

VOLUNTEERISM - 1860 AND BEYOND

As we remember the arrival of Indian indentured labourers to SA, Lloyd Paul speaks to community stalwart - Mr KR Sitaram. He is the former chairperson of the KZN Blind and Deaf Society and has served the community with dedication....
11
NOV

FIREWORKS AND PETS SAFETY

Fireworks season is upon us and it’s a difficult time for pets and their owners. Lloyd Paul chats to Neeri Naidoo from Phoenix Animal Care and Treatment - PACT…

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