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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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Maulana Ihsaan's scholarly contribution lauded

We have had many glowing tributes on Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks life since his passing on Friday, and with Maulana being such as a larger than life figure, his impact on society will be discussed for many days to come. Maulana has become a household name because of his global Palestinian activism, but its his scholarly contribution that we really need to unpack further and his most recent project, the Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali al-Nadwi Leadership Academy (SAANLA)
To chat to us now is long time friend, Prof Ebrahim Moosa, a Professor at the Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame. He joins us from Washington DC

Al Imdaad paints grim image of the aftermath of the Indonesia earthquake

Rescuers in Lombok , Indonesia are still pulling people alive from the rubble two days after a deadly earthquake struck the Indonesian island, causing widespread damage and panic.
The 6.9 magnitude quake that struck early on Sunday evening killed 105 people and injured more than 236 others. Al Imdaad Foundation has its rescue volunteers on the ground and Qari Ziyaad Patel, Trustee of Al Imdaad Foundation now joins us on line.

CTIFMF: Works in Progress Program Supported by Industry Experts

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from October 9th -19th 2018. While the festival promises to be a feast of film screenings designed to celebrate the best in regional and international cinema, the Market program, taking place from the 10th to the 13th is squarely focused on providing tangible opportunities for filmmakers from across Africa.

In order to focus strongly on content, CTIFMF has developed a program that aims to raise the bar for African films in terms of quality and innovation. The CTIFMF will run a Works in Progress program that will see a maximum of six works in progress will be selected from the African continent to show to international industry experts.

High caliber decision makers and experts, as mentioned below, will be hand-picked to screen the selected films to give detailed feedback on with the goal to increase the artistic quality and challenge the core creative teams think about audiences, beyond their own territory.

CTIFMF Marketing Director Elias Ribeiro spoke to VOC Drivetime

Mandla Mandela speaks to VOC News about #Mandela100

As the world marked what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, the day had a special meaning for the family of the former struggle icon, who shared their son, husband, father and grandfather with the nation. VOC reporter Thakira Desai spoke to the grandson of Madiba, Chief Mandla Mandela, to get insight into the role the struggle icon played in the life of those closest to him. Chief Mandla also shared some exiting news with VOC.

more air strikes in Gaza

At least two teenagers in the Gaza strip have been killed by Israel air raids, according to Palestinian health officials, as Israel carried out the largest daylight attack on the besieged enclave since the 2014 attack. On line is Khalil Batsha, BDS activist based in Palestine.

Guest : Khalil Batsha
Position: BDS Activist

Youth Summit for Madiba

About 350 young people from across the country today descended on Parliament to take part in a Youth Summit. The summit is being hosted in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund in honour of the centenary anniversaries for South Africa’s two struggle icons Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu. We spoke to Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Lechesa Tsenoli.

Ramaphosa heads to Middle East

President Cyril Ramaphosa is heading to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate. The presidency says Ramaphosa will be in the middle east to assess the status of bilateral relations. On line is Jakkie Cilliers, Head of African Futures and Innovation at the Institute for Security Studies.

Guest : Jakkie Cilliers
Position: Head- African Futures, ISS

Obama to address Mandela lecture

Former US president Barack Obama is due to deliver the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture next week, aiming to deliver a more ambitious address. The lecture comes at a time when global indices portray dangerous trends in democratic decline. On line is Professor John Stremlau, visiting professor of International politics at Wits University.

Guest : Prof John Stremlau
Position: International Relations- Wits University

Israel in controversial legislation

Israel's president Reuven Rivlin expressed rare opposition to a controversial piece of legislation that critics say will fully institutionalise apartheid in the country. The legislation will legalise the creation of Jewish only towns and neighbourhoods. On line is Fady Khoury, Attorney at Adalah

Guest : Fady Khoury
Position: Attorney- Adalah

Weekly Africa Report

We continue with our Weekly Africa Report and today we will be looking at South Sudan's Riek Machar and his impending return to the country as the new vice president in the recently brokered peace deal. We also look at the DR Congo. The country is set to hold elections and this issue was at the AU Agenda at its summit last week. Now on line is Chris Zimani Zimba, Political Scientist and Foreign policy Analyst. Currently, he is Managing consultant at Democracy Centre in Zambia. You can follow him at:

Guest : Chris Zimani Zimba
Position: Managing Consultant – Democracy Centre

Migration and the EU

EU Leaders , in a deal reached last week on migration called upon the EU Commission and Council to swiftly explore proposals to set up regional disembarkation platforms. But as long as the testimonies of the people on the move are ignored, the EU will continue to struggle to deal with a crisis of its own making. On line is Vicki Squire, Reader of International Security, Department of Politics and International Studies, Warwick University.

Guest : Vicki Squire
Position : Reader of International Security- Warwick University

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