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.

Burning Issue

35 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±52 min episode every 2 weeks, 2 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.

Breakfast Beat

3222 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±8 min episode every 13 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 Najma Bibi Noor Mohamed.

Ramadaan 1439

45 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±15 min episode every 14 hours
This year for Ramadan, VOC embarked on the theme 'The Holy Quran – A Divine Rope Through the Storm of Modern Toil.’ The Qur’an for Muslims is a source of divine blessing and merit, tranquility and guidance. The approach to programming, as with every year at this time, is to highlight the beauty of the month by producing programs that will spiritually uplift, inspire and motivate our listeners. Here are some of our key programmes this month.

AM INSPIRATIONS

851 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±10 min episode every day
Monday to Friday, 05h00 to 06h30 on VOC 91.3fm. The early morning time is of course that perfect time when we ponder, connect and reflect with each other & by extension, with our Lord, when the heart can be present, alert and free of worldly concerns. In our 90 minutes together we hope to draw attention to and reflect on those ever present sources of Inspiration in life that we often overlook or undervalue. The things that that can only make us aware of ourselves, aware of the big spectacular world bursting with Inspirations and blessings and ultimately, draw us closer to our Creator.

Drivetime

2543 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±11 min episode every 16 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.

The 10AM Express

784 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±30 min episode every 2 days
Everything that focuses on anything related to women, life and empowerment. Monday and Tuesday mornings are presented by Adiela Fortune and her passion of health, empowerment and community projects tops these hours. Wednesdays we become more spiritual with Sulayla Appelby as she delves into positive personalities in the community, speaks to those persons who have embraced Islam and get some spiritual advice from learned men and women in the community. Thursdays prepares you for the weekend with Gouwah Solomon who features different recipes in kitchen time, travel time, novel time and the discussion for the day on how to instill values and beliefs in our children.

Voice of The Millennials

97 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±18 min episode every 2 weeks, 1 day
Voice of the Millennials is hosted by Yaseen Kippie. Millennials, referring to those people born between the years 1984 and 2004. Igniting the youth, this show speaks about issues, events and solutions to uplift and inspire the youth. To contribute to the show email yaseenk63@gmail.com

Education Indaba

216 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±27 min episode every 1 week
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 is the host of the show and has a very good insight into the education system.

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