The Voice of the Cape

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Our mandate is to inform and educate the community about Islam. Its audience is drawn from Muslim backgrounds and encompasses almost all age groups in the Western Cape Metropole and Boland. VOC’s programming is focused on religion as well as the cultural, political, social and economic issues confronting the community. The demographics of the community served by VOC are approximately 95% black and 5% white.

Drivetime

3438 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±12 min episode 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.

Breakfast Beat

4190 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±9 min episode every 14 hours
The Breakfast Beat show focuses mainly on issues that are of concern to the community that Voice of the Cape serves. The show is actuality based and will feature interviews with prominent politicians, community activists and leaders. During the 3 hour morning drive show, listener participation is encouraged and the lines are open for the full duration of the show. From time to time, the Breakfast show also hosts roundtable discussions on topical issues like the work of the National Planning Commission to Metrorail. The idea behind the Breakfast show is to inform, uplift and educate the community and their suggestions are always taken into account. This show is hosted by Sabera Sheik-Essop & Goolam Fakier.

Burning Issue

98 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±57 min episode every 1 week, 6 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 seasoned photo-journalist and writer Yazeed Kamaldien who has a passion for community news, the 2 hour discussion show is interactive with the lines open for people to voice their opinions while the experts answer the questions.

Education Indaba

229 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±26 min episode every 1 week, 3 days
Anything and everything to do with education whether it be debates, uplifting and being a support to educators and parents and looking at the labour issues that South African teachers are faced with is the aim of this show. Provincial Executive Officer of Naptosa, Riedwaan Ahmad & Yaseera Adonis are the hosts of the show and have excellent insight into the education system.

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