Short radio news inserts that I compiled for Voice of the Cape radio.
[Originally aired 31 March 2017 on the Breakfast show]
Social Justice Coalition members staged a silent protest during the City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) budget where SJC members put on masks of Mayor Patricia de Lille’s face and held up posters that indicated what the CoCT’s budget really says. The posters included statements such as “Cape Town is not for poor people” and “My budgets are always anti-poor”.
Rafieka Williams spoke to SJC’s Axolile Notywala who said their actions during the Mayor’s draft budget speech were motivated by the City’s exclusion of poor communities from the budget process.
[Originally aired on 24 March 2017 on the Breakfast show]
The Worcester community of Riverview and Avian park has recently made headlines from a video where a young male was documented being shot and killed in a gang related incident. Police say they are investigating two cases of murder, four of attempted murder and others of public violence and malicious damage to property.
Rafieka Williams spoke to residents to understand what effect this violence has had on the community…
[Originally aired 17 February 2017 on the Breakfast show]
The Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) picketed in the CBD for the protection of natural water sources and the end to selling of land to developers and big businesses. Rafieka Williams was there and filed this report…
[Originally aired on 8 February 2017 on the Breakfast Show]
The State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by the President focuses on current political and socio-economic state of the nation based on government assessments. But, we cannot assume that the address fully incorporates the views of the ordinary people of South Africa.
Rafieka Williams was at the briefing of The PSONA report which looks at the public opinion perceptions of ordinary South Africans, who were surveyed by the (IJR) through the South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) and the Afrobarometer.
[Originally aired 27 October 2016 on the Breakfast show]
Several thousand students marched through Cape Town to demand “free decolonised education”. Just as the march was set to end and disperse, violence broke out, bringing chaos to the CBD. VOC’s Rafieka Williams was on the ground and filed this report.
[Originally aired 30 September 2016 on the Breakfast show]
Now tensions are still high at Universities across the country with the #feesmustfall movement refusing to budge on their mission for free education and it seems disruptions might be continue if their call is ignored. Whilst students are gearing up to intensify their campaign, vice Chancellors from some of the top universities got together earlier this week to discuss the national issue. VOC Rafieka Williams filed this special report on the Private security measures at University campuses across the country.