The Official Drive

LOTUS FM  |  Podcast , ±6 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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20
OCT

STAY CAUTIOUS AMID LOCKDOWN LEVEL ONE

Is South African likely to experience a resurgence of coronavirus infections – dubbed the second wave? That’s the big question many are asking amid more relaxed measures under lockdown level. Experts say it’s vital that citizens remain cautious as they increase contact with other people. Lloyd Paul spoke to Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stellenbosch University Dr Jantjie Taljaard...
15
OCT

DURBAN TEEN GETS THE NOD FOR NEW YORK

Talented Durban teen - Alia Khan Koumantarakis - chatted to Lloyd Paul on The Official Drive. The Crawford College learner has been accepted for the New York Film Academy Teen Camp 2021 and also won a scholarship!
14
OCT

TITLE: PILOT PROJECT LAUNCHED FOR DRIVERS' LICENSE RENEWAL IN DURBAN

In recent weeks, motorists across South African have voiced their frustration about the drivers’ license renewal process. Now, a pilot project where you can book a spot by telephone has been launched at the Verulam Driving License Testing Centre. Lloyd Paul spoke to Durban Metro Police Senior Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad to find out more...
13
OCT

DURBAN'S MR FIX IT TURNS SANTA FOR FESTIVE SEASON

Every child deserves a toy – especially during year-end and the Christmas season. Sadly, due to various circumstances, that doesn’t always happen. Thankfully, Durban has its own version of Santa – Shiven Gopi – who runs what can be considered a magical workshop where he fixes broken toys and distributes them to children. Lloyd Paul chatted to him...
08
OCT

WORLD SIGHT DAY - DISABILITY 360

On the 8th of October - World Sight Day was observed under the theme Hope in Sight. There are approximately 1.2 billion people in the world who need glasses to see better and more than 75 percent of all visual impairment can be avoided. Lloyd Paul spoke to General Manager of the KZN Blind and Deaf Society Pearl Ramotsamai.
28
SEP

World Rabies Day-Neeri Naidoo

28th September, marks, World Rabies Day. This year’s theme focuses on vaccination and collaboration. Rabies prevention starts with you.You can protect yourself, your family and your pet by ensuring they are vaccinated. DJ Lloyd Paul was joined on the line by Neeri Naidoo from the Phoenix Animal Care and Treatment – PACT.
22
SEP

Dr Kometsi Mokuele - Reasons why gold teeth must fall

Do you have a gold tooth or teeth? Why did you get it? Do you regret it? Dentist, Dr Kometsi Mokuele, is on an anti-gold crusade saying there are clinical and social reasons why gold teeth must fall. Listen, to this podcast to understand why this has been trend is a medical no no!
21
SEP

Professor Rozeena Maart - Black identities in the corporate world of SA

Why does Black identity remain in the margins of corporate companies in South Africa? This was the topic of a webinar hosted recently in the aftermath of a controversial hair shampoo advertisement. What are the lessons that can be learnt from this? To discuss this further, DJ LLoyd Paul was joined, by the Director of the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity at the University of KwaZulu-Natal – Professor Rozeena Maart.

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