Breakfast Beat

THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  Podcast , ±9 min episodes 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.

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15
JUL
2am

Labour lowdown

Your weekly labour segment answering all your burning labour questions and queries with labour expert Shaheed Abarder.
15
JUL
1am

Chairman of Verulam Imam Hussain Mosque peeved by court ruling

The case against 12 men arrested in connection with the Verulam mosque attack and multiple bomb scares in and around Durban has been struck off the roll. The group faced terror-related charges, murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, and extortion made a brief appearance in the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Joining us online is Azad Seedat, The Chairperson of the Imam Hussein mosque in Verulam
15
JUL
1am

Sentinel Trauma Report for WC shows trauma cases leapt 62% when alcohol ban ended

Following the lifting of the alcohol ban, many trauma units have seen an increase in patients coming into hospitals and local clinics seeking medial assistance. Now President Cyril Ramaphosa lifted the ban in June which resulted in complete chaos as we saw an increase in motor related accidents as well as domestic abuse. Alcohol has since been banned with immediate effect, but what were some of the consequences of the ban being lifted.
14
JUL
9am

South Africans lament the frustration with the covid-19 lockdown

Since level 3 of the lockdown kicked in, it seems it's back to normal for Capetonians with very little social distancing taking place. Some would argue that people are simply not adhering to the lockdown. Are we at the end of our tether with this lockdown?
Prof Ashraf Kagee from the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch university joins us online for some insight on this...
14
JUL
1am

SAHRC to take City of Cape Town to court over eviction policy

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) intend to take the City of Cape Town to court over its eviction policy following the forced removal of a naked man from his shack in Khayelitsha earlier this month. The City of Cape Town has since opposed the matter, which will be heard in court later today.
Joining us online is Commissioner Chris Nissan, SA Human Rights Commission
13
JUL
1am

'Anti-social behaviour' may exclude some from City's rental homes

If you have or had trouble with the law and have plans of applying for property at the City of Cape Town, a new proposal may count against you. People with a record of “anti-social behaviour” could soon be disqualified from City of Cape Town-owned housing opportunities. This will be enforced as one of several proposed amendments to the City’s 2015 Allocation Policy for Housing Opportunities.
Let’s chat to Mayco Member for Human Settlements Malusi Booi to find out more
13
JUL
1am

Analysis: President Cyril Ramaphosa announces amendment to Level 3 regulations as Covid-19 cases shoot up

Last night President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country will remain at alert level 3 of the national lockdown, however additional precautions will be put in place. In order to conserve hospital capacity, government has decided to suspend the sale and distribution of alcohol. Ramaphosa said alcohol induced trauma is adding pressure on health facilities. A curfew is back in effect from today from 9pm to 4am.

Online we chat to Professor Andre Duvanage
10
JUL
1am

Muslim Stats SA: Covid-19 death count in SA Muslim community on the increase

Well, a few weeks ago we spoke to Muslim Stats SA on the Burning Issue show to look at how they have been collating the figures of Muslim covid19 deaths in South Africa. There was some criticism of why this sort of data is needed but the group has made some very interesting observations. And we want to do a weekly update with Muslim Stats SA.
One of the founders, Muhammad Wadee joins us now.
09
JUL
1am

Reaction: Bo Kaap Civic & Ratepayers Association criticizes CoCT tariffs & rates increase

With the national lockdown still in place due to the covid 19 pandemic, the COCT has put up Rates and Tariffs despite the fact that people are facing severe hardships such as unemployment, salary cuts etc leaving many completely dependent on good deeds done by the community members and organisations just to have a decent meal.
Was this a wise move to put even more financial strain on community members, let’s hear what the Chairperson of the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association Osman Shabodien has to say
09
JUL
1am

CoCT tariff & rates increases: What to do if you have received a heft municipal bill

As a result of Covid 19 and the national lockdown imposed on all residents in and around SA, many people have been left in the dark about their municipal accounts as many of us have not received a single rates paper in months, yet some of our accounts are in arrears even though we made payments throughout the lockdown period.
Let’s chat to the City of Cape Town’s Revenue Director, Trevor Blake to get some clarity on the matter
09
JUL
1am

Food prices have continued to rise during the Covid-19 lockdown

As the world tries to come to terms with the Covid-19 pandemic, many families in low income homes have come forward stating that they are noticing the prices of their everyday grocery items being pushed up while many are left jobless or facing salary cuts. The sad reality is that food items do not last as long as it use to and money seems to be a scarce resource.
Joining us online is Mervyn Abrahams, Programme Coordinator Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group

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