World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day celebrated on July 7 is all about celebrating perhaps the finest creation of humankind. If there ever was anything that everyone unanimously agreed upon, it would be about chocolate’s delicious taste. Chocolates, aside from being mouth-watering, also work as a perfect mood enhancer and has some surprising health benefits. Chocolate originated in […]

National Fried Chicken Day

In the United States, July 6th chicken lovers across the country recognise National Fried Chicken Day by feasting at a nearby restaurant, home, or an outdoor picnic. Scottish immigrants brought their tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat to the southern United States. After its introduction to the American South, fried chicken soon became a staple. […]

South Africa has recorded 173 more Covid-19 related deaths #Coronavirus

South Africa has recorded 173 more covid19-related deaths, bringing the national toll to 3,199. The Health department says of the new fatalities, 71 were in Gauteng, 40 in the Western Cape, 29 in the Eastern Cape, 21 in KwaZulu Natal, 10 in Free State, and 2 in the Northern Cape. A total of 8,773 new […]

What is the blue statue in Hout Bay actually about?

Take a trip along Chapman’s Peak Drive and, if you look carefully, you may spot the blue leopard statue down by the water’s edge. This bronze sculpture was created by Ivan Mitford-Barberton and was placed on its rocky pedestal in March 1963. The leopard appears blue because of the oxidation of bronze in the salty […]

Today is World UFO Day

World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. The day is celebrated by some on June 24, and others on July 2. June 24 is the date that aviator Kenneth Arnold, reported what is generally considered to be the first widely reported unidentified […]

Metrorail says there were no serious issues reported during its trial run of a limited service on Wednesday.

Metrorail says there were no serious issues reported during its trial run of a limited service on Wednesday. Trains are operating on the southern line, between Cape Town and Retreat, until Friday. This is to test the system, as additional service is expected to be gradually phased in from Monday. Metrorail introduced a number of […]

South Africa has recorded 92 more Covid- 19 related deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,749.

South Africa has recorded 92 more covid-19 related deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,749. Of the new fatalities, 37 were confirmed in the Western Cape, 28 in Gauteng, 17 in the Eastern Cape, and 10 in KwaZulu Natal. The country has registered a daily new record of infections, after 2,749 new cases recorded in […]

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: CADEN JAFHTA  SCHOOL: ZWAANSWYK ACADEMY        GRADE: 6 AGE: 12 CONTESTANT 2: SHIA MCMILLAN  SCHOOL: LA ROCHELLE GIRLS     GRADE: 5 AGE: 10

Spend 30 of your 67 minutes donating blood and help build healthier communities.

The month of July calls on all of us to take action and transform the world, as each of us has the ability to do so. The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) celebrated World Blood Donor Day on 14 June with the slogan: “Give blood and make the world a healthier place”.  In light of […]

MTN’s Network Innovation sees 5G Launched at 100 Sites Countrywide. 

Jacqui O’Sullivan Executive: Corporate Affairs MTN’s Network Innovation sees 5G Launched at 100 Sites Countrywide. MTN’s journey towards delivering SA’s best network experience is celebrated today with the launch of its next generation 5G network which is delivering higher peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, increased reliability and greater network capacity. Launching today with 100 sites, […]

NATIONAL POSTAL WORKER DAY

National Postal Worker Day on July 1st recognises postal workers all across the nation and encourages us to show our appreciation. Thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently to deliver all of our mail. These employees suffer some of the harshest working conditions, yet continue to persevere six days a week. […]

We have finally reached the year 2020 – which means some of our favourite movies from 20 years ago are set to have an important anniversary.

We have finally reached the year 2020 – which means some of our favourite movies from 20 years ago are set to have an important anniversary. These iconic early flicks include some top-notch rom-coms, dramas, action thrillers and comedies that truly stole our hearts. You may even have bought a few of them on DVDs […]

A limited number of trains have resumed in Cape Town on Wednesday morning.

A limited number of trains have resumed in Cape Town on Wednesday morning. Metrorail began the trial operations which will end on Friday. The trains will only run on the southern line, between Cape Town and Retreat. The service is operating between 05h00 and 09h00, and again between 15h00 and 19h00. The trains have been […]

The Covid-19 death toll continues to rise in South Africa

Covid-19 has claimed the lives of another 128 people, bringing the death toll in South Africa to 2,657. This was revealed by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday evening. Of the new fatalities, 52 were in the Western Cape, 36 in Gauteng, 25 in the Eastern Cape, 11 in KwaZulu Natal, and 4 in […]

What do they say about July babies?

July is the birth month of some interesting personalities. A July birthday is advantageous in more ways than you could imagine. July birthdays never clash with any other major holidays like Diwali or Christmas. If you are expecting a baby in July or your baby is a July-born, then we are sure, you will want […]

Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans

What the world doesn’t need now is a pandemic on top of a pandemic. So a new finding that pigs in China are more and more frequently becoming infected with a strain of influenza that has the potential to jump to humans has infectious disease researchers worldwide taking serious notice. The disease, which researchers called […]

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: GABRIELLE SAMUELS  SCHOOL: BLOSSOM STREET PRIMARY GRADE: 6 AGE: 12 CONTESTANT 1: CADEN JAFHTA SCHOOL: ZWAANSWYK ACADEMY        GRADE: 6 AGE: 12

SA’s medical professionals mobilise to meet the threat of COVID-19

Dr Aslam Dasoo – Progressive Health Forum Dr Chris Archer – South African Private Practitioners Forum Dr Aslam Dasoo – member of the Progressive Health Forum – can give an overview of the importance of all medical doctors standing together in the fight against COVID-19 as well as the reasoning that led to the funding […]

Principals appealing to the government that the reopening of school’s was premature #level3 #schools

Principals appealing to the government that the reopening of school’s was premature. One of the principals as part of that collective who signed the open letter to government, is Wesley Neuman, the principal of Heathfield High School. We follow up with him as to what the latest developments are on their plight…  Have a listen […]

Scholar Hola – Mbali Krawe from Groote Schuur Primary School

This morning Aden chatted to Mbali Krawe, who’s in Grade 7 at Groote Schuur Primary. Heres what we received from Mbali:- “I Am Mbali Krawe aged 13 and I am in Groote Schuur Primary in Grade 7. I love being with my cousins and my family members. I love sports such as netball, drummies and […]

The Health Department says 73 more people have lost their lives due to the covid-19, bringing the national toll to 2,529.

The Health Department says 73 more people have lost their lives due to the covid-19, bringing the national toll to 2,529. The department says of the new fatalities, 43 were in the Western Cape, 10 in the Eastern Cape, 6 in Gauteng, 6 in KwaZulu Natal, five in Limpopo 2 in North West, and 1 […]

MATRICS OF 2020 – ARE YOU OKAY?  

For the students of 2020 it’s the year they only just got a foot in the door before they had to adjust to a new, unprecedented, way of learning. Now, as schools begin to reopen after three months of Covid-19 lockdown, it feels to many that it’s too late to get that time back. And […]

RYAN INTERVIEWS MERVYN NAIDOO FROM SUN INTERNATIONAL

With Lockdown measures loosening up, we’re extremely happy to announce that one of our favourite places is opening up soon. Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World! Joining us on the line is GM of Grandwest, Mervyn Naidoo, to chat about how they’re preparing to receive you.  

Scholar Holla – Cecil Road Primary in Salt River

This morning Aden spoke to Calum in Grade 7 from Cecil Road Primary in Salt River. He got accepted into Bosmansdam High School and will be starting his journey next year, and he’s really looking forward to it! His favourite subjects are Maths and English, has a younger brother and loves to stay home with […]

South Africa has recorded 73 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the national toll to 2,456

South Africa has recorded 73 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the national toll to 2,456. Of the new fatalities, 40 were confirmed in the Western Cape, 17 in Gauteng, 13 in the Eastern Cap and 3 in KwaZulu Natal. The country has registered a daily new record of infections, after 7 334 new cases recorded […]

Fundaba FREE to access on the FNB App (Business and Retail customers and now available to non-FNB customers)

Businesses are feeling unsure as they face new challenges and are figuring things out as they re-open their doors. How do they continue running their businesses under this new normal? In the same breath, there are new businesses being started during this time, where businesses are diversifying their businesses for new revenue streams. The short-term […]

Professor Jonathan Jansen says the reopening of schools happened way to quickly

A couple of weeks ago, we spoke to Professor Jonathan Jansen about his stance on the department of education reopening schools, in his opinion, he says its way too soon. He also said that we should consider cancelling the academic year and come up with strategies to get Matric to university without putting lives at […]

Breakfast Streamers – Yorrick Botha from South America

This morning we chat to Yorrick Botha from South America who works for MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company). This company in particular ships cars all over the world and this is what has brought him to make the big move to South America. Yorrick is such a huge Heart FM fan and makes sure that he […]

GARY KOETZER – CENTURY CITY CONFERENCE CENTER 

With the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown measures easing up. We’re seeing business sectors opening up to trade once again. Our friends out at the Century City Conference Center join us on the line this afternoon to chat about how they’re preparing to meet you once again and deliver their versatile and high tech space to […]

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: NADINE ABRAHAMS – 27 84 956 7054  SCHOOL: BRIDGEVILLE PRIMARY GRADE: 6   AGE: 12 CONTESTANT 2: LIAM BAILEY – 27 73 209 0633 SCHOOL: SPINEVIEW PRIMARY GRADE: 6 AGE: 12

CELEB SPICE WITH JO-DEE BUTLER #OCONNORDRIVE

Get the latest news on celebrity scandals, engagements, and break ups! Check out our breaking stories on the hottest stars from around the globe! From celebrity fashion disasters to exclusive celebrity interviews, here’s where you can get your dose of what’s happening… Whatever the celebrities are doing, you’ll find all the news with Jo-Dee Butler […]

Cancer Survivor Awareness Month

This month marks not only Youth Month, but also cancer survivor awareness month. Many fundraising initiatives have traditional been centred on events and as we know, that entire sector been radically effect by lockdown laws. However, the cancer association of South Africa, is trying something different during this time and this coming Saturday will be […]

MKEM has great measurements in place to keep you protected while you collect your medication & needs

One of our colleagues went the MKEM 24 Hour Pharmacy yesterday and noticed a rather interesting device setup as you entire the pharmacy. It looks like a metal detector frame but measure your body temperature as you walk through. We thought we’d catch up with pharmacist and partner at MKEM, Gillian Watson, about the safety […]

FNB Business has created the all new Business Hub

FNB Business has created the all new Business Hub, accessible for Free to businesses on the FNB App. Within the Businesses Hub are different content portals made up of specific educational and thought leadership themes. The two we want the audience to remember for this interview are The Business Toolkit – course content for crisis […]

Cape Town police say a man has died in a police holding cell in Khayelitsha, on Tuesday.

Cape Town police say a man has died in a police holding cell in Khayelitsha, on Tuesday. It’s understood that the 39 year old was arrested the previous day for allegedly beating his girlfriend to death. It’s alleged that the accused and the 36 year old woman had an argument. The police spokesperson, Brigadier Novela […]

Covid-19 Update

South Africa has recorded 103 more covid19 related deaths, bringing the national toll to 2,205. Of the new fatalities, 63 were reported in the Western Cape, 25 in Gauteng and 15 in the Eastern Cape. The country has seen a daily new record of infections, after 5,688 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 […]

The Western Cape Education department has confirmed that a total of 61 learners and 375 staff members have tested positive

A group of Cape Town school principals have written an open letter to education authorities to re-think the full reopening of schools because of Covid-19. It’s the third week since schools re-opened for Grade 7 and 12 learners, with the other grades to be phased in from next month. The Western Cape Education department has […]

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: LANDON CHRISTIANS  SCHOOL: EXCELSIOR PRIMARY         GRADE: 6 AGE: 12 CONTESTANT 2: NADINE ABRAHAMS  SCHOOL: BRIDGEVILLE PRIMARY GRADE: 6   AGE: 12

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation – investing in the education and development of individuals

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation – a Foundation committed to investing in the education and development of individuals with entrepreneurial potential in Southern Africa. The foundation is calling all first-year university students to apply for the Foundation’s 2020 Fellowship Programme. The aim of this Fellowship Programme is to help university students to do business that […]

Premier Winde has appealed to businesses in the personal care industry to adhere to Covid19 health and safety guidelines.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has appealed to businesses in the personal care industry to adhere to Covid19 health and safety guidelines. Some hairdressers, beauticians, and barbers have re-opened over the weekend after President Cyril Ramaphosa relaxed some of the Lockdown Level 3 restrictions. The sector has not been operating since the lockdown started late […]

This weekend be aware there will be power cuts from Eskom

The national power grid is experiencing some series of hiccups due to breakdowns and illegal connects, according to Eskom, and residents are being urged to use power sparingly to avoid extra strain.

South Africa’s lockdown rules and regulations for hairdressers, tattoo parlours and beauticians

Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has published a directive outlining the new guidelines for the personal care industry as part of South Africa’s revised level 3 lockdown rules. The directive states that the following categories of services that are deemed safe to resume operations: Hairdressing; Barbering; Nail and toe treatment; Facial treatment and […]

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: SKYLA MCLACHLAN   SCHOOL: WESTCOTT PRIMARY GRADE: 6 AGE: 12 CONTESTANT 2: ZOE PETERSEN  SCHOOL: THORNTON ROAD PRIMARY GRADE:  6 AGE: 11

World Hydration Day

The human body contains more than 60 percent water. Maintaining that balance while training is a challenge. And doing it during the summer months is a practice that must be consistent. Becoming overheated or dehydrated can lead to heatstroke and possibly death. There are ways to help prevent dehydration. Being hydrated before a workout even […]

Dr Darren Green joins us on the line to answer all Covid-19 related questions

In the past two weeks, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa doubled from 50 000 to 100 000. It took 95 days for the country to reach 50 000 cases, between 5 March and 8 June, but only 14 days to record another 50 000 cases between 9 and 22 June. The […]

Breakfast Streamers – Micheal Foxley from Abu Dhabi

This morning we speak to born and bred Capetonian, Michael Foxley living in the UAE. This is the message we received from him:- “Good morning Heart Breakfast Team, I hope you are well. I’m a Capetonian Paramedic based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I listen to your show religiously, weekends are a nightmare and Monday morning […]

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Cancelled, yet the Virtual Race to go ahead as planned.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Cancelled, yet the Virtual Race to go ahead as planned. Following lengthy discussions, detailed review and careful consideration of all options and alternatives, the organisers and sponsors of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon have confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 event, which includes the road and trail Peace Runs. The […]

Whats the difference between isolation and quarantine? #Covid19

We received a call from the Department of Health after yesterday’s show asking for an opportunity to clarify the difference between isolation and quarantine, also, the prescribed guidelines for each. The department of health’s Dr. Ebrahim Kriel and Dr. Mishal Pandie are two doctors working in the field of HIV, TB and STI management for […]

Amahle Quku’s naked body was found on Saturday morning in Albert Luthuli Street.

The man linked to the murder of a 17 year old girl from Browns Farm in Phillippi is set to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. The suspect in his 20s was arrested on Sunday. Amahle Quku’s naked body was found on Saturday morning in Albert Luthuli Street. It’s believed that the Grade […]

The Department of Health says 4,288 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours.

The number of people who contracted the coronavirus in South Africa has surpassed the 100,000 mark. The Department of Health says 4,288 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours. Currently there’re 101,590 cases in the country. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says 61 more people have succumbed to the virus, bringing the death […]

Richfield is geared for online exams

The team at Richfield are ready!!  They are ready to roll out online examinations to in excess of 14 000 students nationally following the switch to online learning at the end of March, when Level 5 lockdown was announced. Their students were already geared for online learning with the enrolment for most courses including a free […]

The Western Cape’s Covid-19 cases have surpassed the 50,000 mark.

The Western Cape’s Covid-19 cases have surpassed the 50,000 mark. Premier Alan Winde confirmed that there’re 50,067 confirmed cases in the province. The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the virus, but only has 13,109 active cases This means that more than 35,500 people have beaten the virus. Sadly, 1,399 people have succumbed to Covid-19 […]

World Onion Ring Day #Delicious

Just because many drive-thru’s are now open and soon restaurants will be, we discovered that today is world onion ring day. The first to make it a thing in SA was spur, with every burger or dish ordered, you’d get those famous onion rings. Nowadays, you can buy them frozen in the store, but then […]

Tourism is still under lockdown, but The World Wildlife Fund of South Africa decided to bring nature inside

So there’s still a hold up on tourism, but, the World Wildlife Fund of South Africa, decided to bring nature inside while things are still under lockdown… Spokesperson for the fund, Justin Smith, joins us on the line to tell us more… To put us all back in touch with nature, WWF South Africa has […]

#Level3 – Many resorts in SA are allowed to re-open, including Sun City

Sun International says that it plans to reopen its resorts, hotels, casinos and restaurants following the further relaxation of South Africa’s level 3 lockdown rules. “Prior to the lockdown, we had introduced social distancing queue management, while every alternative seat at our casino slot machines and tables was removed to create space between customers. “Our […]

It’s not a cure, but it’s the first breakthrough treatment for Covid-19 patients, Dr Darren Green explains more in detail

Early this week the results of an initial clinical trial conducted in the UK were released on the effective use of a corticosteroid, dexamethasone, which has been proven to be lifesaving for patients critically ill with Covid-19. It’s not a cure, but it’s the first breakthrough treatment. For patients on ventilators the treatment was shown […]

CEO of the Sorbet Group, Linda Sinclair, joins us on the line…

Yesterday morning we spoke to well-known hairdresser, Maybert Watkins, about the opening up of the personal care sector under lockdown level 3. This morning we thought we’d speak to another big player in the personal care sector, the Sorbet group. CEO of the Sorbet Group, Linda Sinclair, joins us on the line…

Breakfast Streamers – Jessica Uys from Jeddah

This morning we chat to Jessica Uys from Saudi Arabia, a midwife, working in Jeddah. She’s been working in Saudi since 2009, its become her home away from home. Things are alot different now in Saudi, females are able to drive and also carry their own passports. Things are really moving along with the times, […]

 [COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: JAMIE JACOBS  SCHOOL: PINEHURST PRIMARY GRADE: 4 AGE: 10 CONTESTANT 2: TIARA CASSIDY  SCHOOL: LA ROCHELLE GIRLS GRADE:  4 AGE: 10

O’Connor chats to record breaking swimmer – Ryan Stramrood

Ryan Stramrood completed a fantastic goal yesterday morning!  He broke the Robben Island crossing record by completing it 109 times!  The previous record was 108 and funnily enough, the record was broken on the first official swim since lockdown began!  Ryan joins us on the line this afternoon to chat about this astonishing goal!  

22 000 workers were served with retrenchment notices from Edcon

Edcon, have confirmed that they’ve sent 22 000 retrenchment letters to staff across the country working in their various stores. A statement issued, blames Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown. It has left many staff members unemployed and stressed about the future. However, there has been acknowledgment that there were many struggles for business long before […]

Are you a fan of French Toast? #FoodingAroundWithJennyMorris

Fooding Around with Jenny Morris – sharing her secret recipe for eggy in a window and her legendary French toast! Delicious  Have a listen to the interview here:

Still no cigarettes for sale during lockdown level 3

Aden discusses the cigarette ban this morning. The President mentioned many things last night during his statement, yet nothing about cigarette sales. Aden goes on to say that people are getting cigarettes though, there are many brands floating around. Illegal goods are being transported but nothing has been done, there hasn’t been a big cigarette […]

Hairdressers may re-open again, under strict regulations #lockdown

Off the back of last night’s announcement by the President. One of the focuses of his speech was the re-opening of restaurants for sit down meals, also, conference facilities, cinemas, theatres, casinos would be back in business soon. He also announced that personal care services would open soon. We chat to renowned hairdresser, Maybert Watkins […]

Continuing the conversation about mental health and the importance of being mindful of it, during Covid-19

Yesterday morning we spoke to the president of the society for psychiatry about the plight of mental health and facilities during this crisis. This morning we continue the conversation on mental health and the importance of being mindful of it during this time. As the COVID-19 response shuts down most options for access to mental […]

What is allowed to open after the Presidents speech last night #level3

Both cinemas and accommodation services were given permission to open once again. Theatre’s are also allowed to re-open barring that there may not be more than 50 people. Casinos may open under strict health protocols, beauty parlours and hairdressers may open too. Restaurants are allowed to open for sit in services as well, the President […]

WESTERN CAPE BLOOD SERVICES

During June the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) celebrates National Blood Donor month, with the 14th of June being World Blood Donor Day. During this month WCBS endeavours to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation. The theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is ‘Safe blood saves lives’ and is underlined by […]

Catching up with our Covid-19 patient Richard Noor

Last week we found out that a member of the Heart FM family was diagnosed positive with Covid-19 – we spoke to him last week and we’ll find out how things have been going ever since. Richard Noor joins us on the line…

Covid-19 adds pressure to persistently weak mental health services in South Africa

South Africa’s already strained mental healthcare services now face increased numbers of patients relapsing on treatment along with rising new cases due to the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, while many psychiatric patients are at higher risk for COVID-19 due to co-morbid diseases and difficulties in following preventative measures such as mask wearing and physical […]

Lockdown or no lockdown McDonalds still find the time to support starving children in our communities

Aden chats to Nasir Khan, franchise owner in the CBD about business before and during lockdown. A different kind of year for our youth month initiative, but McDonalds have still come through for those in need. Over the past couple of years during our 16 Days For Youth Initiative we’ve always received the support from […]

Breakfast Streamers – Peter Colbeth from Breda in the Netherlands

This morning Aden spoke to Peter Colbeth who streams Heart FM from the Netherlands. 🇳🇱 He moved from Durban to Netherlands in 1976, when his father passed away. He loves the lifestyle in Netherlands and he has his whole family living up there, his wife and kids. Even though Peter is from Durban, he absolutely […]

Breakthrough Coronavirus drug is an injection and costs R150

A cheap steroid has been hailed as a breakthrough treatment to reduce fatalities among severely ill Covid-19 patients. The medicine only costs from around R149 an injection. The finding came from the worlds biggest trial testing existing treatments on Covid-19 patients. READ more here: https://www.businessinsider.co.za/business/dexamethasone-made-in-south-africa-2020-6?fbclid=IwAR01_9XJqxUO3y7ytZqYdTvW1ieo-XZKHpHEVodwT-0OGcJnNd57O-GRPak Credits: Business Insider

16 DAYS FOR YOUTH – BUMBLEBEE CONSULTING

THE STORY OF AUBREY ABRAHAMS Aubrey and his wife beverly started a feeding scheme using only R500 to feed over 100+ children daily in the Lotus River community. TONI O’CONNELL – CHIEF MARKETING OFFICE – BUMBLEBEE CONSULTING joins Ryan on the line  

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: JAMIE JACOBS  SCHOOL: PINEHURST PRIMARY GRADE: 4 AGE: 10 CONTESTANT 2: LIHANA PETERSEN  SCHOOL: HOLY TRINITY PRIMARY SCHOOL  GRADE: 4  AGE: 10

Celeb Spice with Jo-Dee Butler #OConnorDrive

Get the latest news on celebrity scandals, engagements, and break ups! Check out our breaking stories on the hottest stars from around the globe! From celebrity fashion disasters to exclusive celebrity interviews, here’s where you can get your dose of what’s happening… Whatever the celebrities are doing, you’ll find all the news with Jo-Dee Butler […]

Student body, Cosas, is threatening to close all schools across the province

Student body, Cosas, is threatening to close all schools across the province on Monday. It says it’s concerned about the increase of Covid19 infections in the province, especially at schools. Cosas says all schools were given until last Friday to inform learners, and teachers about the planned shutdown. The organisation will gather at Rhodes High […]

What to do with Dad for Fathers Day during #lockdown

Despite lockdown restrictions, you may not be able to celebrate Fathers Day like you hoped. Taking your dad for a beer at his favourite place or treating him to nice meal at a restaurant is out of the question. So here are a few ideas you can do with him at home. Organise a virtual […]

16 Days for Youth – Lentegeur Community Soup Kitchen.

Over the past two week’s we’ve asked you to tell us about worthy organisations serving our youth in various communities and we’ve received so many. This time we’ve asked you to help us shed light on those who make a meaningful difference in their community. In saying this, we received an email from Amanda nominating […]

Breakfast Streamers – Brenda Vawda from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This morning Aden spoke to Brenda Vawda from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with 9 hours behind South Africans, we catch up with Brenda on a Sunday night. A Capetonian who took the plunge to move abroad many moons ago, in 1988. 32 years living in Canada and she absolutely loves it, and is STILL a […]

The number of Covid-19 related deaths in the Western Cape has risen to 1,048.

The number of Covid-19 related deaths in the Western Cape has risen to 1,048. Premier Alan Winde says 40 people have succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours. “We send our condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased at this time”. The number of confirmed positive cases is at 40,232 […]

16 Days for Youth – Where Rainbows Meet

The Soweto Uprising, also known as 16 June, where a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. To the brave youth that took part, some losing their lives, an annual Youth Day was set to commemorate their sacrifices. June is often referred […]

Scholar Holla – Cassidy Hardenberg from Sunlands Primary

Cassidy Hardenberg from Sunlands Primary in Grade 7 joined Aden on air this morning for Scholar Holla. She explains the whole process the school has in place for each child that arrives at school. Temperatures are taken, they are sanitised and social distancing is of importance at Sunlands Primary. Cassidy loves History and Life Orientation […]

Flooding in Cape Town

A number of informal settlements across Cape Town have been affected by the current wet and windy weather conditions. The City’s disaster management centre says various roads have been flooded. Authorities say Informal settlements that have been affected due to heavy rainfall overnight were; Overcome Heights, Phola Park, Goliath Estate, Langa, Masiphumulele, Khayeltisha and Philippi. […]

New school calendar for 2020

This official school calendar for 2020 is being published by the government on Friday – but you can see all the details here. Click on the link: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/new-school-calendar-2020-what-grades-return-when-term-dates-holidays/?utm_content=buffere76d0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR1swSssy8R4vsKDMMGOM5Ud4KqNBaPrmPtj4qUNjKmxBtsYK3dI2Y0PdnI Credit: The South African

Breakfast Streamers – Natasha Thys from the UK

We received a message from Natasha who currently lives in the UK. She’s a born and bred Capetonian, who took a leap of faith to relocate for a better and safer lifestyle. She loves streaming The Heart Breakfast Show every morning, makes her feel right back at home in Cape Town. She moved to a […]

16 Days for Youth – Won Life Organisation in Fisantekraal

Over the past two week’s we’ve ask you to tell us about worthy organisations serving our youth in various communities and we’ve received so many. Usually at this time, we shut down our main studios, jump in our vehicles and hit the roads around the Western Cape to connect with communities and people in those […]

A friend of the station, Richard Noor contracted the Coronavirus

We heard the news that one of our friends from the station, Richard Noor has contracted Covid-19 and is in self isolation in his home. Richard thinks that he may have contracted in a mall while getting his essentials. Last week Saturday he was showing symptoms and had a very high temperature. He managed his […]

16 Days for Youth – 2030 UP

2030UP! was established in 2018 to advance black women entrepreneurship through enabling technology, collaboration and human-centred design and innovation.  With the onset of Covid-19, the organization has had to pivot somewhat but are still providing black women with the support they need during this time. 2030UP created FEMCARE hygiene kits containing sanitary products, facecloths, toothbrushes […]

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: ZARA RUSTIN  SCHOOL: KANNEMEYER PRIMARY  GRADE: 6 AGE: 11 CONTESTANT 2: CALEB VISSER  SCHOOL: BRIDGEVILLE PRIMARY GRADE: 6 AGE: 12  

98 teachers test positive for Coronavirus

The Western Cape Education Department says 98 teachers have tested positive for the coronavirus. But it says the teachers didn’t contract the virus inside the school premises. The schools in the province were reopened on Monday the 1st of June. The department admits that there’s been low attendance last week since Grade 12s and 7s […]

Covid-19 Update

South Africa has recorded 48 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the national toll to 1,210. Of the new fatalities, 37 were recorded in the Western Cap, 9 in the Eastern Cape, and 2 in KwaZulu Natal. The Health Ministry confirmed that the number of confirmed cases has risen to 55,421. It states that the number […]

16 Days for Youth – Lavender Hill

LAVENDER 6 PROJECT  The Plumstead CAN group supports a feeding scheme in Lavender Hill called Lavender 6. The scheme feeds in excess of 300 kids, 6 days a week and supplies them with hand sanitiser and other forms of PPE to protect them during this time. The project commenced during Lockdown and has been running […]

Some units at the Tygerberg Hospital have been closed due to Covid-19 regulations.

Some units at the Tygerberg Hospital have been closed, following the discovery of high level non-compliance with Covid19 regulations. On Monday, the Labour department inspected the hospital, following a complaint from a nursing union. Inspectors found a lack of PPEs as well as no social distancing and sanitation – considering that the employees work extensively […]

Ryan chats to Greg Stokell – Principal of Edgemead Primary

Edgemead Primary is adopting a very unique philosophy upon the return of their students, Principal Greg Stokel joins us on the line to chat about how his school is doing things differently. We find out more about the approach when Edgemead returned back to school, as well as how the learners are adjusting to this […]

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: KAYDE REDDY SCHOOL: STARLING PRIMARY  GRADE: 6 AGE: 11 CONTESTANT 2: ZARA RUSTIN SCHOOL: KANNEMEYER PRIMARY  GRADE: 6 AGE: 11

Contract workers will be deployed by the City Of Cape Town’s health department to educate Capetonians about the Coronavirus

Close to 500 contract workers will be deployed by the City Of Cape Town’s health department to educate Capetonians about the coronavirus. The 490 contract workers will start working next week Monday, to help health practitioners – particularly in the identified hotspot areas within the metropole. For a period of 3 months they will working […]

Centre for Humanity strives in noticing individuals who don’t have the necessary support, Aden finds out more

Over the past two week’s we’ve ask you to tell us about worthy organisations serving our youth in various communities and we’ve received so many. Usually at this time, we shut down our main studios, jump in our vehicles and hit the roads around the Western Cape to connect with communities and people in those […]

People are smoking stompies out of desperation for cigarettes

We heard from a listener who tried buying cigarettes illegally yesterday. He tried bargaining with the shop owner and was then offered loose cigarettes at R10 a ciggie, when he refused that, the shop owner offered him a drag for R2 per drag?!? On Facebook there are many stories of desperate smokers admitting to picking […]

Tshifhiwa Tshivenghwa, CEO of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa, joins us on the line to talk about a way forward

Inbound tourism employs over 375,000 people in South Africa and contributes 8.7% of our exports. It is estimated that over 40,000 jobs have already been lost within the tourism sector, and it is critical to preserve those left. There are also significant knock-on effects on other parts of the economy as a result of not […]

Breakfast Streamers – Oscar Cannon from Hamilton, New Zealand.

We received this message from Oscar Cannon who is currently living in Hamilton, New Zealand. “I’m a sales manager for a shower installation and glass protection company, diamond fusion. Married to Heather for 17 years, she’s a Finance Manager and Im a dad to 2 boys. Jamie who is 19 years old and in his […]

The Western Cape which remains the epicentre has 12,250 active cases and 851 people have died.

South Africa has recorded another 82 coronavirus deaths, bringing the death toll to 1,162. Of the new fatalities, 61 were registered in the Western Cape, 11 in the Eastern Cape and 10 in Gauteng. The Health Department says the total number of infections has increased to 52,991 in the past 24 hours. While, 26,006 patients […]

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: LOCIA [LORE-SHA] WILSON  SCHOOL: JOHN GRAHAM PRIMARY GRADE: 5  AGE: 10 CONTESTANT 2: KAYDE REDDY  SCHOOL: STERLING PRIMARY  GRADE: 6 AGE: 11

Ryan chats to Bianca van Aswegan from Missing Children SA

MISSING CHILDREN SA – BIANCA VAN ASWEGAN – NATIONAL COORDINATOR FOR MISSING CHILDRENS SA Missing Children South Africa was established in March 2007 in response to the kidnapping and brutal murders of Sheldean Human (7) from Pretoria and Anestacia Wiese (12) from Mitchell’s Plain. MCSA exists to be reactive and to create awareness when a missing […]

16 Days for Youth – Parkwood Community Upliftment Programme

Transformations are a part of life. We are constantly being changed by things changing around us. Nobody can control that. Nobody can control the environment, but what we can do is stand by each others side and support in the best way that we can. Parkwood Community Upliftment (PCU) was nominated for their incredible work […]

[COMPETITION] – GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES 

CONTESTANT 1: MEGAN FILANIE  SCHOOL: NORTHPINE PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE: 6 AGE: 11 CONTESTANT 2:CHYSON [KAY-SON] LOURANCE  SCHOOL: GOOD HOPE SEMINARY GRADE: 6 AGE: 13

Anthea Jean Fosters Feeding Scheme

Today we focus on a mother from Bonteheuwel who has stepped up within her community when she saw the impact of Covid-19. Anthea Jean Foster started her own feeding scheme within the community and feeds in excess of 500 people a day. She does Breakfast, lunch and supper all on her own. On Mother’s Day […]

Aden catches up with South African born singer Belinda Davids

South African-born singer, Belinda Davids, received a standing ovation from the Britain’s Got Talent judges when she performed on the show that went live in the UK on Saturday. The Port Elizabeth sensation, who has made a name for herself as a tribute artist, tours the world with Showtime Australia’s, The Greatest Love of All […]

Woodcrafter invents ‘touch less’ tool to help us avoid touching surfaces

“The idea of the Touch LESS came about from experiencing the anxiety of going out into public to do grocery runs. We need to open doors, touch trolleys, carry baskets, select products from shelves, touch speed point machines, and then pay for parking at the pay station. All these tasks require us to touch multiple […]

Breakfast Streamers – Carmen Renee Samb from Saudi

This morning Aden spoke to Carmen Renee Samb from Saudi, she’s a regional nurse manager for 5 hospitals for the military and she’s also studying. She lives on top of the mountain close to Mecca, she’s not allowed to go there because she isn’t Muslim but she thinks its absolutely magnificent! Lockdown has been difficult but […]

A total of 1,080 people died in the country as a result of the coronavirus.

The number of Covid19 related deaths in South Africa is now in excess of a 1,000. A total of 1,080 people died in the country as a result of the coronavirus. The Health Ministry says 82 people succumbed to the outbreak in the past 24 hours The Western Cape recorded 55 deaths, the Eastern Cape […]

Premier Alan Winde says 10 Covid19 patients have been admitted to the new CTICC health facility on Monday

Premier Alan Winde says 10 Covid19 patients have been admitted to the new CTICC health facility on Monday. The Hospital of Hope was officially opened by President Cyril Ramaphosa last Friday. The facility which wills accommodate more than 800 recovering patients, is the biggest temporary hospital on the continent. Additional beds will be activated in […]

16 Days for Youth – Bonteheuwel Development Forum

Henrietta Abrahams from Bonteheuwel Development Forum has been feeding her community, and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a huge demand for food in this area. This organisation is the heart and soul of the community, they take on the communities issues, and try to find solutions for them. Their aim is to […]

Ryan chats to Danny from Ladles of Love about their feeding project during #Covid19

During COVID-19 Ladles of Love have significantly adapted and expanded in order to assist more people in need. They are currently supplying food to various soup kitchens and shelters and working with over 50 beneficiaries and NPOs to get food out where it is needed most. We catch up with Danny from Ladles of Love […]

All you need to know about allergy season and the flu

South Africa’s battle against COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) is intensifying, and another invisible enemy is fast approaching. As temperatures change, and long summer days turn into cold winter nights, more and more people will get sick with influenza. The government’s chief advisor on COVID-19 Professor Salim Abdool Karim earlier encouraged people to get a flu vaccine […]

Covid-19 spreads through Western Cape Schools

Schools have been given guidelines on cleaning, as well as what to do when there is a positive case of Covid-19 in a school. For the protection of the children and the teachers, these guidelines MUST be followed. In the Western Cape, there have been 55 schools who have been affected by cases of Covid-19. […]

Robin Pieters launches a Youth Day Voice Search, Aden Thomas finds out more

The nationwide Lockdown has taken South Africa by storm and has placed tremendous pressure on arts practitioners. However, Thanks to Penny Lane Studios, Brukman Consulting and other stakeholder, we have managed to successfully host virtual concerts over the past few months. Lockdown Live has given us the platform to showcase our talents, raise funds and […]

June is National Blood Donor month

During June the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) celebrates National Blood Donor month, with the 14th of June being World Blood Donor Day.  During this month WCBS endeavours to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation. The theme for this year’s World Blood Donor Day is ‘Safe blood saves lives’ and is underlined by […]

Covid-19 update

The number of Covid19 related deaths in the Western Cape has surpassed the 700-mark. A total of 774 people have died in the province due to the coronavirus. Currently 29,136 confirmed cases have been registered but 17,366 people have recovered. This means that the province has 11,389 active cases. Authorities says more than 1,100 people […]

Scholar Holla – Andrea Lewis from Robinvale High

This morning we chat to Andrea Lewis who is in Grade 12 at Robinvale High School. Andrea says she excited but also nervous to go back to school, due to Covid-19. She says during lockdown they received their work via whatsapps and emails, which was a bit challenging. She also told Aden that during lockdown […]

Breakfast Streamers – Ashley Solomon from Canada

We absolutely love connecting with our listeners who stream to Heart FM all around the world. This morning we chat to Ashley Solomon from Winnipeg, Canada. He has been living here since 2009 already, but will always be a born and bred Capetonian. Winters are extremely cold, Ashley actually explains that you have to plug […]

16 Days for Youth – Pelican Park

Over the past two week’s we’ve ask you to tell us about worthy organisations serving our youth in various communities and we’ve received so many. Usually at this time, we shut down our main studios, jump in our vehicles and hit the roads around the Western Cape to connect with communities and people in those […]

Good News Cape Town – Drive-In Cinema tickets are NOW available

GOOD NEWS Capetonians! The Mother City Drive-in is almost on the way and they’ve been working incredibly hard to be able to get this up and running. The Drive-In will open as soon as lockdown levels decrease. “Although we do not have exact dates for our launch, we are working tirelessly behind the scenes to […]

Aden chats to Alistair Izobell about his new online streaming show, ‘The Realness’

We’ve been featuring artists and entertainers with this new way of life – online streaming shows. Alistair Izobell has created a brand new talk show which launches tonight at 8pm. You can enjoy Alistair Izobell, Mujahid George and Loukmann Adams live on the internet for a performance titled “The Realness – kom praat, lag en […]

Hospitals are becoming really full due to an influx of alcohol-related incidents

Western Cape Health authorities say Cape Town hospitals have seen a marked increase in admissions in the past four days. They say it’s due to an influx of alcohol-related incidents. On Monday, the prohibition on alcohol sales was lifted. The provincial health department says the cases are mostly reported at trauma and emergency units – […]

Day 5 of 16 Days for Youth – Sandra Jantjies from Bonteheuwel

We’re asking the public to help us and come on board our 16 Days for Youth Initiative. Donating whatever you can to these organisations who are currently doing everything in their power to help their people from their communities. Bonteheuwel is one of the most impoverished suburbs in Cape Town are dealing with the Covid-19 […]

Breakfast Streamers – Nadia Toyer from Western Australia

Aden loves catching up with people abroad! This morning we chat to Nadia Toyer from Western Australia. Her and her family have been living in Australia since 2005 and they love the culture. A born and bred Capetonian that followed work to Australia, and her husband and kids moved over with her. She really misses […]

Happy National Doughnut Day!

There are many varieties of doughnuts outside of that most commonly known, including twist doughnuts, fritters, and the hugely varied and popular filled doughnut. Cream or custard filled doughnuts or sugar and cinnamon sprinkled doughnuts, its all so delicious! Doughnuts come in all shapes and sizes and South Africa has its own local version – […]

Growsmart Competition on The #OConnorDrive

GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES  CONTESTANT 1:CHYSON [KAY-SON] LOURANCE  [CURRENT CHAMP] SCHOOL: GOOD HOPE SEMINARY GRADE: 6 AGE: 13   CONTESTANT 2: MEGAN FILANIE  SCHOOL: NORTHPINE PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE: 6 AGE: 11  

Celeb Spice with Jo-Dee Butler on The #OConnorDrive

Get the latest news on celebrity scandals, engagements, and break ups! Check out our breaking stories on the hottest stars from around the globe! From celebrity fashion disasters to exclusive celebrity interviews, here’s where you can get your dose of what’s happening… Whatever the celebrities are doing, you’ll find all the news with Jo-Dee Butler […]

Ryan chats to Co-Founder of Noteshare, Rohan Naidoo – Grade 12 at Bishops

In light of the COVID-19 lockdown and closing of schools, education has been at the epicenter of impact of this crisis. This crisis has presented an incredible opportunity for South Africans, In light of the demanding circumstances we all find ourselves in, we can do our part to help others by making our study materials […]

Dr Darren Green tells all about Heart Rhythm Week

Heart Rhythm Week is aimed at raising awareness and promoting better understanding of heart rhythm disorders or arrhythmias. Arrhythmia Alliance South Africa was launched at the 6th World Congress Paediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery in Cape Town on February 17 2013. World Heart Rhythm Week is an annual event which will run between the 1st […]

16 Days for Youth – Bridgetown Athlone

The purpose of life is not to be happy, it t is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. As an individual, you think that you could never make […]

Ongoing gang violence in the Bonteheuwel and Bishop Lavis

Ongoing gang violence in the Bonteheuwel and Bishop Lavis areas has claimed the lives of a man and his 2 year-old son. According to the police, Moegamat Johnson was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on the corner of Tolbos and Bonteheuwel avenue on Wednesday . Johnson’s 2 year old son, Zhario, was critically […]

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has defended the provincial health department’s Covid-19 testing criteria.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has defended the provincial health department’s covid-19 testing criteria. Tests will be conducted only on people at hospitals who are over the age of 55 and have underlying illnesses. These include healthcare workers and the elderly in old age homes. People under 55 with underlying illnesses are also considered high-risk […]

Day 4 of 16 Days for Youth – Silvertown

Aunty Rennie from Silvertown in Athlone has been donating all her time to make food timelessly again and again for the people in this community. Recently she started a food drive, aiming at the youth and the younger generation who can’t fend for themselves. Her food drive before, would happen once a month, and has […]

Breakfast Streamers -Lize Uys from South Korea

This morning Aden crossed to South Korea to chat to Lize Uys who’s been living in South Korea. She’s an english teacher and has been teaching for 5 years. She absolutely loves the culture and the food, she lives in a small city, quite like Cape Town. She explains that life is quite easy and […]

The total national Covid-19 related death toll has rised to 792 #Coronavirus

South Africa has recorded 37 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total national death toll to 792. The Western Cape recorded 29, the Eastern Cape with 7 and KwaZulu Natal with 1. Currently there’re 37,525 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country, and 19,682 recoveries. This illustrate to 17,051 active cases in South Africa. The National […]

10 Driving License Testing Centres will be open from the 9th of June

The City of Cape Town will re-open 10 of its Driving License Testing Centres next Tuesday, the 9th of June . The centres were closed during the national lockdown, and were given a green light to resume services under Level 3 of the lockdown. The facilities slated for re-opening are Gallows Hill, Milnerton, Fish Hoek, […]

16 Days for Youth – Point of Giving in Bonteheuwel

The Soweto Uprising, also known as 16 June, where a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. To the brave youth that took part, some losing their lives, an annual Youth Day was set to commemorate their sacrifices. June is often referred […]

We catch up with Spar Western Cape to thank them for all that they do to help communities #16DaysForYouth

We cannot do the great work we’re doing without the help of our supportive partners and Spar have been a major source of inspiration and support during this 16 Days for Youth initiative.  Elsabe Van Zyl joins us on the line this afternoon to chat about Spars involvement during this time. We find out why […]

You could be arrested for transporting alcohol #level3regulations

“The opening of the economy and other activities means that more public servants will be called back to work,” the president said. “Alcohol may be sold for home consumption only under strict conditions, on specified days and for limited hours. Announcements in this regard will be made once we have concluded discussions with the sector […]

Breakfast Streamers – Nicole Jaftha from China

This morning Aden Thomas crossed to Nicole Jaftha, a Capetonian who currently lives in Hangzhou China. She teaches English in a little city in China, and she moved in 2017 and really loves it. She explains that its quite a different lifestyle, but a very good one. She tries her best to go back to […]

The regulations governing lockdown levels 3 and 4 have been declared invalid and unconstitutional

The regulations governing lockdown levels 3 and 4 have been declared invalid and unconstitutional. But the Pretoria High Court says they’ll remain in place, as is, for the next two weeks. Judge Norman Davis made the ruling on Tuesday afternoon in a case brought by a group called Liberty Fighters. The judge labelled several parts […]

Scholar Holla – Excelsior Primary School #HollaAtYourBoy

Scholar Holla is back! This morning Aden chats to Aniel Isaacs about lockdown and what its like being back at school. Aniel attends Excelsior Primary in Bellville and is proud to represent her school this morning. She explains that its been hard at school especially during lockdown, at least you have a whole desk to […]

Nadia met her forever love online during lockdown #romancestories

Spring is supposed to be romantic — enjoying long dinners on the patio at your corner cafe, introducing your new beau to friends at an outdoor concert, holding hands on an evening stroll … except coronavirus. So, none of that is happening. And yet, people are still seeking love and connection. But finding love right […]

Day 3 of 16 Days for Youth – Lavender Hill

We’ve asked you to help us connect with individuals who are doing exceptional work within communities around the Western Cape. This morning Aden chats to Pastor Ivan Jones from the Rise Up Programme in Lavender Hill. Pastor has a feeding scheme in Lavender Hill providing meals for close to 300 kids and families everyday. He […]

The Western Cape recorded 41 more Covid-19 deaths, bringing the total number to 562.

The Western Cape recorded 41 more Covid-19 deaths, bringing the total number to 562. The province now has recorded 23, 583 positive infections, and 12, 436 people have recovered. This indicates that the province has 10,097 active cases. Of the active cases, 992 people are in hospital, with 178 either in ICU or high care. […]

Breakfast Streamers – Rev Mornè E Meyer #HeartBreakfast

About Rev Morne E Meyer… “My purpose in life is to be happy. I live my life with a smile and I am apologetically me. I demand respect not by titles but by the way I respect you. I currently live in the States in Ohio.” Aden catches up with this social media phenomenon who […]

Round 2 of the Growsmart Competition on The #OConnorDrive

CONTESTANT 1:CHYSON LOURANCE   SCHOOL: GOOD HOPE SEMINARY GRADE: 6 AGE: 13  CONTESTANT 2: KAYLA MARNEY  SCHOOL: SQUARE HILL PRIMARY GRADE: 6 AGE: 12 Here’s what went down during the competition, and may the BEST learner WIN!

Clarence with the help from our friends at Spar Western Cape, helped Megan to feed the community of Summer Greens

Over the past two week’s we’ve ask you to tell us about worthy organisations serving our youth in various communities and we’ve received so many. Usually at this time, we shut down our main studios, jump in our vehicles and hit the roads around the Western Cape to connect with communities and people in those […]

Majority of schools across the province re-opened on the 1st of June

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says the majority of schools across the province re-opened yesterday. According to her, over 98 percent of them took in learners as scheduled. Of the remainder, she maintains that only a few stayed closed in protest. Others had confirmed Covid-19 cases, or fell victim to the confusion created by […]

Day 2 of 16 Days for Youth – 9 Miles Project

Day 2 of 16 Days for Youth and today we speak to Co-Founder Sher’Neil Savel from the 9 Miles Project. We asked our listeners to nominate organisations and individuals who are doing amazing work within their communities, and many people have nominated The 9 Miles Project.  This is what we received – “I would like […]

South Africans have till midnight to fill their tanks

Today is the day you should fill up that tank in your car, as petrol prices will rise as from Wednesday. The Energy Department said that the retail price of petrol would increase by R1.18 cents per litre, and Diesel will rise by 22 cents. The department’s Robert Maake said: “The main reason for this […]

The province has recorded 22 more deaths in the past 24 hours #Covid19

Western Cape’s covid19 death toll has surpassed the mark of 500. The province has recorded 22 more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 525. The number of active cases in the province has increased to 9,521. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said that the number of active cases across the […]

Home from Home is a foster home for so many children & they need our help

Over the past two week’s we’ve ask you to tell us about worthy organisations serving our youth in various communities and we’ve received so many. Usually at this time, we shut down our main studios, jump in our vehicles and hit the roads around the Western Cape to connect with communities and people in those […]

Child Protection Week – Aden chats to Commissioner for Children in the Western Cape – Christina Nomdo

This week not only marks the beginning of Youth Month, Heart FM’s 16 Days for Youth Initiative, but also this week is Child Protection Week. During the pandemic, not only the physical wellbeing and safety of children during this time, but also the emotional wellbeing of children. The newly appointed commissioner for children in the […]

New rules and regulations under level 3 #lockdown

Exercise Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola says that South Africans will still have restricted exercise times under the country’s level 3 lockdown. The updated exercise times will now be between 06h00 – 18h00. He added that South Africans will be required to wear masks at all times and may not exercise in […]

Round 1 of GrowSmart Competition – May the BEST learner WIN! #OConnorDrive

GROWSMART AN INITIATIVE BY GROWTH POINT PROPERTIES  CONTESTANT 1: CINZIA DIRKS  CONTESTANT 2: CHYSON LOURANCE  It’s time for Growsmart on The O’Connor Drive brought to you by Growthpoint Properties in conjunction with the Western Cape Education Department. RULES:  Each contestant gets 60 seconds to answer 10 Growsmart questions. The one with the most correct answers […]

Celeb Spice with Jo-Dee Butler on The #OConnorDrive

Get the latest news on celebrity scandals, engagements, and break ups! Check out our breaking stories on the hottest stars from around the globe! From celebrity fashion disasters to exclusive celebrity interviews, here’s where you can get your dose of what’s happening… Whatever the celebrities are doing, you’ll find all the news with Jo-Dee Butler […]

Ryan chats to Karen Dudley, Director, General Education and Training, ECD & Gr1-Gr9 about The Growsmart Programme

Growthpoint Properties In 2009, Growthpoint Properties decided to make a corporate social investment in education. The result was Growsmart, an educational programme that supports the Western Cape Education Department and the Eastern Cape Department of Education in helping to improve literacy, mathematics, science, writing and debating levels in primary schools. The Western Cape Education Department […]

Peninsula Beverages Western Cape donates cash to the Precious Stones Organisation in Mitchells Plain #16DaysforYouth

Lockdown due to Covid-19 has intensified the difficulties many of our young people are facing. This afternoon on The O’Connor Drive we crossed to a very special lady – Sister Jasmine Roberts from Mitchells Plain. Sister Jasmine started her community based soup kitchen in May 2015 in the Tafelsig community. Since then they have been […]

Red Cross Children’s Hospital says there have been a steady number of abuse & neglect cases during lockdown

Western Cape Social Development MEC, Sharna Fernandez, says the protection of children should not limited to commemorative campaigns. Her call comes as National Child Protection Week kicks off. The Red Cross Children’s Hospital says there have been a steady number of abuse and neglect cases during the lockdown period. During January and May 2020 , […]

Good News – Table Mountain is now open during level 3 for hikers

Many hikers across the Western Cape have been stressed being cooped up at home and only having a tiny window to exercise in In a statement on the SANparks website, released on Sunday evening, they announced the reopening of Table Mountain National Park, with restrictions on certain areas. Hikers in Cape Town can once again […]

Spar Western Cape donates R10 000 to the community of Elsies River #16DaysforYouth

Over the past two week’s we’ve ask you to tell us about worthy organisations serving our youth in various communities and we’ve received so many. Usually at this time, we shut down our main studios, jump in our vehicles and hit the roads around the Western Cape to connect with communities and people in those […]

The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the virus in the country with over 21000 cases and 503 deaths

Forty more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in South Africa, bringing the national total to 683. The country has 32-thousand-683 confirmed cases with 16-thousand-809 recoveries. The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the virus in the country with over 21-thousand cases and 503 deaths. Gauteng has the second-highest cases with over four-thousand followed by the […]

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, is expected to brief the media at 11AM today about re-opening of schools

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer maintains that schools are reopening for teachers and some learners today, despite a message to the contrary from the National Education Minister. Schafer says her department is acting in accordance with the dates which was gazetted by the Minister last week. Minister, Angie Motshekga, has been severely criticised for […]

To the dop shop we go! #level3

From Monday the 1st of June, liquor will be sold by licensed traders after a two-month ban on its sale under lockdown regulations. Co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced last week that alcohol will be sold from Monday to Thursday between 9am and 5pm. To make it more practical, taverns and registered […]

BAT has taken legal action against the government with regards to the cigarette ban #level3

British American Tobacco South Africa has announced that it has started legal action to challenge the government’s decision about the ban of cigarettes. No formal response has been received from the government as yet and this has taken a HUGE knock to the company and staff alike. The government have still not given permission to […]

The Premier League is BACK!

The Premier League is restarting on the 17th of June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal. There are 92 matches still to play. A full round of fixtures would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June. All matches will take place behind closed doors and will be broadcast […]

Provincial secretary for SADTU, Jonovan Rustin joins Aden to chat about a teachers perspective during #lockdown

The Department of Basic Education has outlined its plans for the reopening of South Africa’s schools as the country begins easing lockdown restrictions. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said the first schools will be opened from 1 June – including public and private schools, and those in metropolitan areas which may face stricter lockdowns. […]

The Claremont Main Road Mosque says it will keep it’s door shut during level 3 restrictions

A Cape Town mosque will be one of the places of worship to remain closed next week, in an effort to stop the spread of the corona virus. The Claremont Main Road Mosque says it will keep it’s door shut, despite the president giving the go-ahead for places of worship to re-open under level 3 […]

Breakfast Streamers from around the globe during #lockdown

This morning our streaming journey takes us to the land of the ‘fern’, New Zealand here we come! Currently there are no cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, and luckily for them lockdown has been alot easier. Aden chats to Capetonian Clint Morris, who explains that he did the big move over 5 months ago […]

Your Weekend Gig Guide #Lockdown

During this week we spoke to a couple of performers and they are all hosting online streaming shows this weekend! Tonight you can get your tickets at Quicket for the Conrad Koch production “How to end racism” with his puppet Chester Missing – streaming from 8pm, tickets are R75 with 30% going to the Kathrada […]

Princess Charlene of Monaco has launched a social awareness initiative that aims to inspire & save lives in communities. 

CHANTELLE WITTSTCOCK – DIRECTOR OF PRINCESS CHARLENE FOUNDATION IN SA –  SISTER IN LAW TO PRINCESS CHARLENE  Princess Charlene of Monaco and the Princess Charlene Foundation of Monaco South Africa has launched a social awareness initiative that aims to inspire, save lives, and impact communities. The #StrongTogether Celebrity Challenge started on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 and will […]

Nico Panagio, is inviting you to join your favourite ‘Semi-Soet’ actors for a live web-show

Covid-19 has put so many entertainers out of work and it’s fantastic to see initiatives like this one. Nico Panagio, is inviting you to join your favourite ‘Semi-Soet’ actors for a live web-show in support of The Theatre Benevolent Fund and NPO that supports actors and crew members in need. Some of the cast who […]

Hairdressers and nail technicians are still not able to operate during level 3 #lockdown

During level 3 regulations which kicks off from the 1st of June, those who work within the beauty industry are still not able to operate. This goes for hairdressers, nail technicians, make up artists, just to name a few. Hairdressers have taken their fight to the Western Cape High Court. Many are confused that during […]

Food has increased drastically in prices #lockdown

It’s come to the countries realisation that families living in low income homes are now paying 30% more for groceries than before lockdown. Food is running out in households as parents and children are at home more often and for longer periods of time. due to Covid-19. These are the items that have increased in […]

“World in Union” by PJ Powers and the Tygerberg Children’s Choir is a tribute to all Covid-19 essential workers

“World in Union” by PJ Powers and the Tygerberg Children’s Choir (TCC) is a tribute to all Covid-19 essential workers and public efforts made world-wide in fighting the corona virus pandemic. This new version of the song was filmed and recorded by the artists in isolation in South Africa during the country’s lockdown and released […]

Calling sports fans, here’s something you can consume in the meantime during #lockdown

For sports fans looking for something to consume, might not be live sport, but we received an invite to a zoom meeting taking place tonight at 19:30 – ‘Dr Dean Allen in conversation with Springbok World Cup winner and IRB player of the year, Schalk Burger. A donation of R50 will get you in and […]

A Delicious Butternut Soup Recipe

Butternut soup has several health benefits. It contains elements such as protein, carbohydrates, sodium and calories. This meal is rich in dietary fibre that improves the functioning of the heart. The potassium element contained in the soup is also important as it promotes the health of the bones. Easy butternut soup recipe  Ingredients One medium-sized […]

Currently there’re 665 patients across both the public and private facilities

The Western Cape Health Department says hospitals are experiencing a surge in both general admissions and patients needing intensive care. This is due to the increase in the number of covid19 infections. Currently there’re 665 patients across both the public and private facilities. 178 of those people are in ICU. But, the Department’s Mark van […]

Cape Town is currently planning for a drive in cinema

Cinemas and stages have taken a heavy beating during this pandemic and many have been forced to close down. Many have reached a point where streaming just isn’t satisfying enough anymore. Capetonians are craving to be outside again and go back to living a normal life, where going to the cinema is part of a […]

Covid-19 Update – 25 937 cases in South Africa

The number of coronavirus infections in South Africa, has increased to 25,937. The National Department of Health, issued a statement stating that the number has spiked by 1,673 in the past 24 hours. Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed that a total 13, 451 recoveries have been registered, and 552 people have died due to the […]

The Cape Cultural Collective have been helping the communities during this pandemic

At least once a week, we put organisations and people doing the things for their communities in the spotlight. Once such organisation, who despite the lockdown has continued their work – online choir practices and food drives. The Cape Cultural Collective is a non racial, non sexist, inter generational cultural movement promoting social activism and […]

You can now enjoy Chef Ian Bergh’s tasty meals at home during lockdown

Choose from a selection of home made Lamb Curry, Gnocchi, Hearty Oxtail and Traditional Chicken Pie. Special options will also be available from time to time. Meals can be ordered and paid for directly from the website food.degrendel.co.za and deliveries will take place five days a week, Monday to Fridays, to areas in the Southern […]

Stuck in Bali for two months with no flights back home #Covid19

Aden follows up with two listeners who we were in touch a while ago, as they were stuck abroad in Thailand and Bali for the longest time. It was an absolute nightmare, no flights and running out of money, how do you survive? The first listener, Lloyd Weitz, who was stuck with his family in […]

Do you think there is more behind the ban of cigarettes?

The ban and its potential extension beyond lockdown Alert Level 4 – possibly until Level 1, which could be until the end of the year – has been relentlessly advanced by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, a rabid anti-smoker whose 2017 campaign for the presidency was allegedly partly funded by illicit […]

4 teachers test positive for Covid-19 in the Western Cape

It’s come to the countries attention that four school staff members have tested positive during their return to schools, in the Western Cape. It has not been confirmed just yet how many schools have been affected by this but The Hague Primary School in Delft and Parkvale Primary School in Valhalla Park are being decontaminated. […]

Death toll surpasses the 500 mark #Covid19

South Africa’s covid19 death toll has surpassed the 500 mark. A total of 53 people have died from the pandemic across the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 524. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize said the number of infections has increased to 24,624. However, a number of recoveries stand at 12, […]

Churches and mosques may open again during level 3

Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his address that South African places of worship, are able to reopen when the country hits level 3 on the 1st of June. No more than 50 people will be allowed in each space. All spiritual leaders need to take extra care and responsibility, Ramaphosa said that leaders will, therefore, be recognised […]

Under level 3, most economic activity will be permitted – although under strict health guidelines

Lockdown Level 3 cannot mean business-as-usual, especially not in the epicentre of the corona virus outbreak. That’s the message from Cape Western Alan Winde, in reaction to President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing the entire country will see lockdown restrictions relaxed from next week. Under level 3, most economic activity will be permitted – although under strict […]

52 more people have died from coronavirus, bringing the South Africa’s death toll to 481

The National Department of Health says 52 more people have died from coronavirus, bringing the South Africa’s death toll to 481. The Western Cape remains the province with the highest number with 330. “We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated these […]

Running and training with masks on, can this affect your lungs?

There’s story of a man in Wuhan, China, who burst his left lung  for wearing a mask while running . Is there in substance in this story? Just a few months ago, the idea of heading out to run with your nose and mouth completely covered wouldn’t have even crossed our minds. But since the […]

Curro has identified a need among parents who are struggling to juggle home-schooling with their work

As society realises that COVID-19 is changing the world forever, the need for online education is growing more apparent. Curro has identified a need among parents who are struggling to juggle home-schooling with their work, or are looking for an affordable online programme that will still give their child access to class-time with qualified teachers. […]

The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the pandemic, with more than 60 percent of active cases

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has welcomed the decision that the entire province will move from Alert Level four to level 3 from next week Monday. On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the entire country will shift down a level from 1st of June. The Cape Town Metro, and the Cape Winelands, West Coast, […]

DIY during #lockdown

Stuck inside and want to try your hand at some DIY? Impress the spouse and enjoy your spaces more? Well we’ve put together a few ideas… You know that feeling during lockdown, when all you can see is the four walls of your home, you might as well start improving them. Whether you’re a hardened […]

Blood and Water is what we’re talking about to the producers of the film #HeartBreakfast

We need to take a moment to celebrate African excellence, especially when it’s home grown South African talent and a masterpiece of a NETFLIX TV series. Launched last week Wednesday on the popular online streaming service, within in days it ranked as the number one trending show in not only South Africa, but France, Bahamas, […]

An expert chats to Aden about body temperature screenings & how it works #Covid19

A couple of days ago we had a conversation about screenings upon entering businesses. The workplace protocols regarding health and safety due to Covid-19 is that all individuals entering a place of work must be screened. This includes answering several health related questions pertaining to known symptoms linked to the virus. This also includes a […]

The country moves to level 3 from the 1st of June 2020

These are the areas that are riddled with Coronavirus: Cape Town Johannesburg Ekurhuleni Ethekwini Nelson Mandela Bay Buffalo City Tshwane These areas will be reviewed every two weeks. Smokers are still not able to purchase cigarettes during level 3, although alcohol will be sold again as of 1 June 2020.  

Heavy down -pours are expected, which will result in localised flooding in the City

The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre says it’s on standby for the severe adverse weather conditions. The South African Weather Service advised of gale force winds and significant sea swells from Sunday until Monday. Heavy down -pours are expected, which will result in localised flooding in the City, Overberg and Cape Winelands. The South African […]

South African series Blood and Water has climbed to Netflix’s Top 10

The 6-part series, directed by power-house Nosipho Dumisa, is a gripping story of betrayal, first love and, of course, mystery as we follow young, ambitious Puleng Khumalo (Ama Qamata) on a search for her missing older sister who was abducted at birth. The South African series, Blood and Water, was just released on Netflix, has already […]

The number of Covid-19 infections in South Africa has increased to 22,583

The number of Covid-19 infections in South Africa has increased to 22,583. According to the Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, a total of 11.110 people have recovered, and 429 deaths have been registered. This mean there’re 11,054 active cases in the country. The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. There’re total of […]

The Metro has recorded the highest number of infections, at over 12 200

A total of 28 Cuban doctors will be deployed across the Cape Town Metro this week, to assist in fighting the coronavirus. Provincial Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo welcomed the delegate at the provincial legislature, on Sunday. They include family physicians, health techs, epidemiologist, and biostatisticians. The Cubans will remain in the City for the next […]

All the gossip, all the action and all the spice with Jo-Dee Butler #OConnorDrive

Get the latest news on celebrity scandals, engagements, and break ups! Check out our breaking stories on the hottest stars from around the globe! From celebrity fashion disasters to exclusive celebrity interviews, here’s where you can get your dose of what’s happening… Whatever the celebrities are doing, you’ll find all the news with Jo-Dee Butler […]

Ryan chats to the CEO of Ucook, David Torr on the #OConnorDrive

Meal Kit delivery service and authorised Essential Food Service UCOOK has today launched the UCOOK Food Fund in partnership with FoodForward South Africa, the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) and Ladles of Love. CEO David Torr says that the Fund has one central directive: to feed as many South Africans in need as possible. He […]

How to make Umgombothi #lockdownlevel4

South Africans turn to traditions, make home-brewed beer to beat coronavirus booze ban. Since President Cyril Ramaphosa banned alcohol sales as part of a coronavirus shutdown, booze-deprived South Africans have turned to home-brew fermenting to get around the prohibition. Here’s recipe for how to make Umgombothi INGREDIENTS 2 kg maize meal 2 kg sorghum 6 […]

Don’t cancel your travelling plans, rather postpone them

This is the heartfelt request from travel professionals and those in hospitality. Smaller, independent travel businesses are vulnerable due to reduced cashflow – travel designers, small tour agents, wellness retreats, destination wedding specialists – the list is endless. So, if you have a trip booked over the next few months, try and leave your deposit […]

SOLAL – Why your daily pot of yogurt just isn’t enough

Stress not only affects your mental health, but it can also affect your body. Expert Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & head of R&D at Solal discusses the effects stress has on your body; and what can be done to reduce the effects of stress. With 21 years of expertise and unique formulations of active ingredients, Solal […]

SOLAL – The side effects of taking diabetic mediation

Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & head of R&D at Solal discusses  what diabetes is; why it’s dangerous; signs and symptoms, as well as treatments for it. With 21 years of expertise and unique formulations of active ingredients, Solal will help put your mind and body in balance Listen to the podcast here:  

A group of people from the Strandfontein shelter site left stranded

Fresh allegations of gross mismanagement have been levelled against the City of Cape Town, over the controversial Strandfontein shelter site. It’s emerged that one resident tested positive for the corona virus last week. On Wednesday, a group of around 30 residents were told to pack up, as they were going to be put in isolation. […]

Carolyn shares insights as to how she’s been using new ways to connect with wine lovers via online wine tastings

Early this week we spoke to tourism and travel specialist and futurist, Sabine Lehmann, who shared some very interesting perspectives on the potential future of tourism globally and locally. Very specific to the Western Cape region and quite a boastful aspect of our tourism offering has been our wine industry. Typically on a weekend, many […]

Religious Leaders are begging the President to open churches again during level 3

The President received many requests from religious leaders to open churches and worship spaces again, when the country moves to level 3 of lockdown. Cyril met with leaders on Wednesday as part of his ongoing engagement with stakeholders for the progression of large parts of the country to Level 3 of the national lockdown. “Ramaphosa […]

Covid-19 hotspots in Cape Town were identified

As South Africa slowly and carefully moves out of lockdown countdown, millions of South Africans are going back to work, school and other public areas. This has shown a drastic increase of Covid-19 cases. Hot spots were identified, where clusters of positive cases were found. Most of the cases in the province are among essential […]

Squeezing your toothpaste and your personality go hand in hand, apparently

We have all heard about the correct way of squeezing the toothpaste out of the tube right? But what does that say about your personality? Which one are you? ​Squeezing from the middle Do you squeeze the tube from the middle? Do you find this easier? Well it means that – you are a practical […]

Vehicle and drivers licenses in South Africa have been extended during lockdown

The lockdown has made it difficult for South African motorists to renew expired licences, and the government has published various regulations to extend the validity of these licences. The latest regulations state that all documentation that expired between 26 March and 31 May will now be extended for 90 days from 1 June. This extends […]

The assistant Manager of Nursing at Tygerberg Hospital has died from the coronavirus #Covid19

The assistant Manager of Nursing at Tygerberg Hospital has died from the coronavirus. Anncha Kepkey’s death brings the number of nurses who’ve died in the Western Cape to 5. Kepkey was the assistant manager of nursing for the trauma and emergency unit at the hospital. Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo has conveyed her condolences […]

Kids Say it All with Ryan O’Connor

Your kids are driving you up the wall right? You need a break and your kids need to be entertained! The O’Connor drive presents……’KIDS CHOICE!’ We call up your kid, chat to them, and play whatever they want to hear, giving you 3-4 minutes to take a deep breath and relax! YAAASSS! This feature is […]

SOLAL – Cannabis vs Hemp

Aden Thomas is joined this morning by Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & head of R&D at Solal to talk about the difference between cannabis and hemp; the difference between CBD and THC; what CBD is used for; and whether CBD can make you high. With 21 years of expertise and unique formulations of active ingredients, Solal […]

SOLAL – Chronic Inflammation

Most of the things that are harmful to our bodies are silent and so we never really know when we need the necessary supplements to treat things like chronic inflammation.  But what is Chronic inflammation and why is it dangerous? For expert advice, Pharmacist & Head of R&D at Solal, Brent Murphy explains all you […]

SOLAL – How can I remove the guesswork from deciding on what vitamin to take?

So we’ve chatted about what the one thing is that you need to take if you do nothing else. But what if you wanted to cover all your bases without getting over complicated? Find out what Pharmacist & head of R&D at Solal, Brent Murphy would recommend and remove the guesswork from deciding on what […]

SOLAL – How to build natural immunity

Boost your immune system with SOLAL! Learn about the problems caused by immune system problems, and when to take an immune system booster. Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & head of R&D at Solal chats to Aden about  the benefits of using SOLAL products. Solal, has 21 years of expertise and unique formulations of active ingredients, that […]

How Businesses can effectively make the transition to remote work

So many companies are finding it extremely difficult to transition to remote working and very few have been able to do it efficiently and effectively. There are so many variables which arise from cyber security to awkward zoom calls. It becomes difficult to run as productively as you’re used to. One company who has been […]

Miss SA Bianca Schoombee withdraws her entry after racist tweets

Miss South Africa 2020, Bianca Schoombee has released a public apology after highly offensive posts, dating back to 2014, were found on her Twitter account on Tuesday night. A Twitter user uncovered a series of racist and crude social media posts tweeted from the 21-year-old model’s private Twitter account. The Bianca Schoombe Twitter account no longer […]

R300 for a packet of Ransom Select

As lockdown remains so does the ban on cigarettes. Smokers in South Africa have been paying between R80 and R300 for one packet of cigarettes. Many have been paying for odd brands they have never heard of. Cartons are even more expensive, some have said they’ve paid almost R3000 for a carton through various connections. […]

Celebrating important milestones in your relationship – the first fart

There are certain milestones in relationships – staying at each other’s houses, meeting the parents and for this couple – the first fart. It took three years to finally reach the all-important milestone and to celebrate his girlfriend’s first pump in front of him, Ryan McErlean got her a cake to mark the occasion. Ryan, […]

SOLAL – Adrenal fatigue – the warning signs you need to know about

Have you ever heard of the term ‘Adrenal fatigue’? What is it, and how is it treated? To learn more about this, listen to the podcast with Aden Thomas as he is joined by Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & head of R&D at Solal. They’ll be discussing all the warning signs you need to know about […]

SOLAL – Stress vs Anxiety

At times we can mistake anxiety for depression, or vice versa. But there is a difference, although they both may feel like the same thing. But what exactly is the difference between anxiety and depression, and how are they treated differently with pharmaceuticals? Aden Thomas and Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & head of R&D at Solal, […]

SOLAL – If you could take just one supplement to improve your health, what should it be?

For expert advice on your health, Aden Thomas, and Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & head of R&D at Solal; discuss everything you need to know about taking care of your mind and body. Solal, has 21 years of expertise and unique formulations of active ingredients, that will help put your mind and body in balance. Mind. […]

SOLAL – Decoding the Omegas

What is the difference between omega 3, 6 and 9; and  why do we need to take them? Aden Thomas from Heart Breakfast with Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & Head of R&D at Solal, as they decode the different types of omegas 3’s. With 21 years of expertise and unique formulations of active ingredients, Solal will […]

SOLAL – The side effects of contraceptives

If you aren’t exactly sure what the side-effects of contraceptives are, or even the different methods of contraception available, then listen to Heart Breakfast this morning @07:50, with Aden Thomas and and Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & Head of R&D at Solal, for your weekly dose of mind, body, Solal. With 21 years of expertise and […]

SOLAL – How to get the best out of your skincare routine

From face washes, to creams, oils and face masks; what really is the best for your skin? Are there any supplements that can be taken for skin? Learn how to get the best out of your skincare routine with Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & Head of R&D at Solal. With 21 years of expertise and unique […]

SOLAL – What do women need differently to men

When it comes to supplement needs, is there a difference between what men need and what women need? And does age make a difference? Aden Thomas and Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & Head of R&D at Solal, explains everything you need to know for your dose of Mind, Body, Solal. With 21 years of expertise and […]

SOLAL – Alternative ways to treat insomnia

Is insomnia taking over your life? Do you know what causes insomnia? Aden Thomas and Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & Head of R&D at Solal, discuss alternative ways to treat insomnia and what you can do to get a better night’s sleep. Put your mind and body in balance with Solal. Call 08600 SOLAL to speak […]

SOLAL – The side effects of chronic cholesterol medication

Brent Murphy, Pharmacist & head of R&D at Solal joins Aden Thomas on Heart Breakfast, to discuss the side effects of chronic cholesterol medication; why high cholesterol is dangerous; as well as what medicines are used for cholesterol. With 21 years of expertise and unique formulations of active ingredients, Solal will help put your mind […]

21 homeless people in Observatory have been fined #newsupdate

The City of Cape Town has issued fines to 21 homeless people in Observatory. Metro cops visited the group of people, who are living outside the old  Arcadia Place care home, on Tuesday. The City’s Richard Bosman says the homeless group was issued clearance notices for their alleged by-law contraventions. Returning to the site yesterday, […]

Coronavirus update – South Africa has recorded 27 more Covid-19 related deaths

South Africa has recorded 27 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 339. Among those who died are a 2-day day and a healthcare worker in Western Cape. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the baby was born prematurely and therefore, had lung difficulties which required ventilation support immediately after birth. ” The mother […]

Aden gets a deeper understanding about Home Schooling, are you up for the challenge?

HOME SCHOOLING – How it should work and if you are considering it for your children right now, best we get all the relevant information for you. We’re joined on the line by spokesperson for The Cape Home Educators, Anelle Burger, who also has experience in home schooling her kids. Anelle started home education 5 […]

Lockdown Holla: SPECIAL CELEB MUSICAL EDITION – Karin Kortje

Karin Kortjé has a new single out, called “Live out Loud”, and it is the first song from the pen of the former SA Idols winner. This song follows on the very successful single “Baby come to Me” that was a radio hit for Karin. But while “Baby come to Me” is a nice upbeat […]

Marc Lottering – What Now?

The last time we spoke to Marc was on Day 7 of the lockdown after that horrible April fools joke claiming Marc Lottering is dead. This morning we thought we’d pick his brain about the future of theatre under the new normal. He and the cast of Aunty Merle would have been touring the country […]

Trevor Manuel on the line with Ryan, giving his advice in this time of crisis

We spoke to Trevor Manuel earlier during this Lockdown period. President Cyril Ramaphosa had appointed him among others, to garner international support to address the economic challenges that Africa faces because of Covid-19. There’s growing pressure and concern for the SA economy to restart itself, Ryan finds out how difficult it will be for the […]

Charly’s Bakery desperately needs your help

One of Cape Town’s most famous confectioners is in trouble.Charly’s Bakery, made popular by the TV show Charly’s Cake Angels which aired on Food Network on DStv, is one of many food stores in the Mother City hard-hit by challenges ranging from falling sales to fear driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the subsequent national […]

Melissa Harris chats to Ryan about World Bee Day

THE BEEKEEPER CAPE TOWN Committed to saving our local Honey Bees by safely removing and relocating them to various beautiful farms and residential properties around the Western Cape. Lately, the concerns about bees being endangered have become widely noted among people all over the world, but information on how to take action about it has […]

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the province is ready to move down to lockdown level 3

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the province is ready to move down to lockdown level 3. He says the province’s health system is prepared for the peak infections, which is expected at the end of June. Winde says the conversion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre into a temporary hospital facility is also […]

Showing appreciation to our beautiful Table Mountain

This morning Suga is encouraging listeners to send their Table Mountain pictures, whether it’s from their windows or balcony, or whether it’s an old picture from before lockdown. It’s all in appreciation of our beautiful Table Mountain. The pictures came streaming in on our WhatsApp line, and we cant wait to be able to make […]

CENTRAL GAUTENG LIONS TEAMS UP WITH RICHFIELD

The Central Gauteng Lions (‘CGL’) are delighted to announce a new partnership with the higher education outfit, Richfield who have invested significantly into the education and future well-being of both the CGL players as well as staff. The partnership involves offering fully sponsored bursaries for players and highly discounted offers for all CGL staff interested […]

The schools will re-open in less than 2 weeks, on the 1st of June 2020

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says no parent will be forced to allow their child to return to school. That was part of her statement on Tuesday evening, when she presented the readiness of schools to resume the academic calendar. The schools will re-open in less than 2 weeks, on the 1st of June. Grade […]

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed that a total of 7960 people have recovered from virus

The national department of Health says 26 more people have died from coronavirus, bringing the South Africa’s death toll to 312. The Northern Cape has reported its first death. While the Western Cape remains the province with the highest deaths with 187. The department says the number of Covid-19 cases in the country has  increased […]

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato has hit back at the ANC which is calling for his suspension

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato, has hit back at the ANC which is calling for his suspension around the distribution of food aid. The opposition in the City Council is accusing Plato of defying a government directive, after he distributed food parcels to communities during lockdown. This is despite all councillors being prohibited to do […]

Premier Winde has appealed to residents to continue to adhere to the regulations

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde calls for calm as the province’s Covid-19 cases surpass the 10,000 mark. The province is now sitting on 10,035 confirmed cases, and 166 deaths. There are 3,731 recoveries, and this indicates that the province has 6,138 active cases. A total of 424 people have been hospitalised, with 111 in ICU. […]

Ryan chats to Bryan Habana about Employee Benefit Systems

Focusing on financial wellness and inclusion, giving employees responsible and real time access to already earned wages. Ryan O’Connor chats to Bryan about financial insecurity, which is at an all time high and it’s so great to see FinTech solutions helping our compatriots affected by Covid-19. He tells us a bit about the Pay Me […]

Behaviour Changes Post Covid-19

BEHAVIOUR CHANGES POST COVID-19 It’s now the middle of May 2020. Because of the COVID crisis, much of the world has been in full or partial lockdown for two months. We have experienced radical change the likes of which we never thought we would experience in our lifetime. Have you ever wondered how this change […]

Craig De Sousa releases a brand new album on The O’Connor Drive

2020 marks Craig’s 30th year of DJ-ing a journey with music he will eternally be grateful for. In 2002 he released his first mix, “From Paris With Love” and since then 8 compilations later he decided to do something really special, an album for the fans! This is what the new album is about and […]

Jo-Dee Butler has all the spice and scandal on celebs worldwide #OConnorDrive

Get the latest news on celebrity scandals, engagements, and break ups! Check out our breaking stories on the hottest stars from around the globe! From celebrity fashion disasters to exclusive celebrity interviews, here’s where you can get your dose of what’s happening… Whatever the celebrities are doing, you’ll find all the news with Jo-Dee Butler […]

Ryan speaks to the Director of All My Sports Organisation, Elton Davids

All My Sports SA aims to raise funds to lighten the financial burden that these athletes are faced with to represent their provinces and SA in competitions. The organisation has had to pivot during these trying times and as competitions have dried up, many of these pro athletes are struggling to put food on the […]

Essential workers will be pleased to know that 100 taxis will soon be available just to service them

Essential services workers who’ve been struggling with transport to get to and from work, will be happy to know that 100 taxis will soon be available, just to service them. On Monday, Western Cape Transport MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela, and some Cape taxi bosses, have launched the Red Dot service, which is believed to be the […]

Paying school fees is a statutory obligation says Paul Colditz, CEO of Fedsas

There are many parents questioning why full school fees are payable when their kids are currently reliant on distance learning and virtual classrooms. Paying school fees is a statutory obligation says Paul Colditz, CEO of the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools (Fedsas). “This means the law says that you must pay. It’s […]

Clarence Ford speaks to CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Enver Duminy about the effects from Covid-19

The City of Cape Town is on a mission to reboot the tourism industry and make the Mother City an attractive tourist destination post-Covid-19. The travel and tourism sector is facing more than 100 million jobs losses globally due to the pandemic, according to the latest research by the World Travel and Tourism Council. How […]

The latest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 16 433 in South Africa

The latest number of confirmed cases is 16 433. 286 deaths have been recorded in the country. 7 298 recoveries So far, more than 475 000 tests have been conducted, with just short of 14 200 new tests. In the Presidents weekly newsletter on Monday, he said “While we would prefer to avoid the need […]

A 37 year old was arrested for cocaine worth R30 Million

Cape Town police have made a major drug bust, which has resulted in a seizure of cocaine worth more than R30 million,  and an arrest of a 37 year old suspect. The Monday’s bust follows a tip-off received by the Hawks, about a truck carrying a container loaded with drugs on the N1. Authorities stopped […]

Sanitise what you receive online and wear your mask too #Covid19

South African online stores can now sell any product other than booze and cigarettes. Once the country moves to level 3, alcohol will be made available for purchase. At the same time, online stores must now promote local goods. “In order to limit the social and economic hardship caused by the pandemic on local industries […]

South Africa’s total Covid-19 infections has increased to 15,515

South Africa’s total covid19 infections has increased to 15,515 . This was confirmed by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize on Sunday evening. The country recorded the biggest increase in a day with a 1,160 new cases. Mkhize said that 7,006 people have recovered from the virus, this means there’re 8,245 active cases in the country. […]

Three people have been arrested with possession of dagga worth more than R29 Million in Mitchell’s Plain

Three people have been arrested with possession of dagga worth more than R29 Million in Mitchell’s Plain. A Cape Town’s Law Enforcement officer noticed a group of people carrying bags from a vehicle yesterday near Watergate Mall, heading to a house in Springwater Street. When a member approached them, a nervous man informed him that […]

Get set for winter with BRIGHTS

LOCK DOWN ACTIVITY – PREP YOUR HOME FOR THE COMING WINTER Autumn is here and winter will soon follow, and now, as we all spend time confined during lock down, is the perfect opportunity to start prepping our homes for the coming colder, wetter weather after months of harsh sunshine. “These extremes, coupled with general […]

Those whose last names start with a letter between A-M could buy their alcohol first

Level 3 restrictions do allow the sale of booze, but only at limited hours, but only for certain areas that have very little cases of Covid-19. This could potentially happen towards the end of May. People would be allowed to purchase alcohol during a 12 hour period across 3 days. This will hopefully get rid […]

A quick and easy Bolla recipe to enjoy with the Family

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon Sugar 2 eggs 5 teaspoon Oil 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence2 ¾ Cup Cake flour 3 teaspoon Baking Powder Pinch Salt 300 ml Buttermilk or (300ml) milk then add 2 teaspoon Lemon Juice (Buttermilk) METHOD Mix the eggs, sugar in a bowl & add then the dry ingredients, lastly the buttermilk and oil. […]

Cigarette smokers have now turned to smoking tea bags, which is quite harmful to the lungs

Desperate for cigarettes and tobacco, some South African smokers have turned to smoking tea. It has been illegal to buy and sell cigarettes since the start of the national lockdown, on 27 March. Tea smokers roll the leaves up in Rizla paper. Apparently the tea smells like veld fire and tastes quite strong. People are […]

831 new cases of Covid-19 in South Africa

Eight hundred and thirty one new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in South Africa, the health ministry said on Saturday, as the total number of case nudged up to 14 355. “Regrettably we report a further 14 Covid-19 related deaths – this brings the total national deaths to 261,” said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize […]

For Telkom DSL lines, you just received unlimited data

Telkom is cutting the prices of its DSL products to as low as R199 a month. The company says the move is in response to the increased demand for home connectivity during lockdown. It is also giving existing DSL customers uncapped data. “Telkom will be mapping existing customers on capped DSL services to Unlimited Home […]

All rugby matches during the 2020 July window has been postponed #Covid19

The Springboks were scheduled to play Scotland in a two-game home Test series in Cape Town on 4 July at DHL Newlands, and Durban on 11 July at Jonsson Kings Park, while the first-ever match between the Boks and Georgia on South African soil. On Friday, World Rugby announced that the programme of international rugby […]

Chad Petersen, the fruit and veg seller says he has been blessed during #lockdown

 At the beginning of the lockdown we spoke to a Chad Petersen, who’d adapted his restaurant supplier vegetable business to a home delivery service. Things are going well for Chad still, he literally goes from door to door. People over seas who have families living in Cape Town have contacted Chad and paid him to […]

How to test your temperature properly for Covid-19

Dr Darren Green joins Aden on the line to chat about screenings and how to read your temperature properly during Covid-19. What is a fever? A fever is the body’s way of warning you that something is off and can be a sign that your body is trying to fight an illness or infection. “For […]

Follow these guidelines and spot the Space Station

NASA is asking Capetonians to look outside and spot the Space Station. It will be visible between Wednesday the 6th of May to Friday the 22nd of May. The next sighting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20. Follow these guidelines to see if you’re able to spot it Wednesday, May 20 at 6.39pm Visible: 2 […]

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member Alderman James Vos chats to Clarence Ford

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND ASSET MANAGEMENT, ALDERMAN JAMES VOS. I am excited to announce that on Monday, 4 May 2020, the City’s Department of Enterprise and Investment will launch the CPT+U SMME COVID-19 Toolkit campaign targeting Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in Cape Town. The global COVID-19 […]

Rather give up the smoking or start taking out of your savings to pay for it

While the ban of cigarettes and alcohol continues, so does the illegal buying of it. Smokers have been paying ridiculous amounts of money for packets and cartons of cigarettes. They range between R90 and R300 for a pack of cigarettes, and about R2000-R3000 for a carton. Seven weeks later the ban is still in place, […]

Premier Winde wants the Western Cape to move to level 3 as soon as possible

According to provincial government statistics on its Covid-19 dashboard on Wednesday, the Western Cape has 6 767 confirmed cases. President Cyril Ramaphosa was scheduled to visit the Western Cape on Friday, but this was postponed after Winde went into self-quarantine after coming into contact with eNCA cameraman Lungile Tom, who died of Covid-19 on Wednesday […]

Cars are not built to be stationary but due to lockdown many have not been able to drive them

Cars are not built to be stationary for long periods of time, but due to lockdown, many have not driven their vehicles as often as they used too. Someone who test drives and reviews many luxury and exotic cars, is motoring journalist for Wheels24, Sean Parker. He is also a contributor on Super Saturdays with […]

Aden catches up with Stephanie Frans who lives in Naples, Florida #HeartStreamers

We head off somewhere exciting every morning where we catch up with someone over the ocean to see how they’re doing during lockdown. Aden catches up with Stephanie Frans who lives in Naples Florida in the USA. She currently works at a country club and is loving it! These country clubs are golf courses where […]

The Western Cape has recorded 7 more covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 117

The Western Cape has recorded 7 more covid19 related deaths, bringing the total to 117. This was confirmed by Premier Alan Winde, on Wednesday evening. Among those who died is the 47 year old e-NCA cameraman, Lungile Tom. Winde is currently in self-isolation after being  in contact with Tom in the past week, during an […]

1.2 Million meals have been served to hungry learners in the province during May

The Western Cape Education Department says 1.2 Million meals have been served to hungry learners in the province during May. This was thanks to the department’s emergency school feeding programme. Due to the nationwide lockdown, schools were forced to close and that meant the school feeding programmes – on which so many children depended on […]

Nurses protest outside Tygerberg Hospital for protective gear and transport expenses are crippling

Western Cape Health authorities say they are listening to the concerns of nurses. On Tuesday a number nurses picketed outside Tygerberg Hospital, disrupting the International Nurses Day’s programme. Members affiliated to trade unions, Nehawu and Denosa, demanded personal protective equipment, and want private transport to and from work. They claim that a number of nurses […]

The City is seeking clarity on whether municipalities are lawfully entitled to procure energy

The Gauteng High Court has reserved judgement in the City of Cape Town’s application to buy electricity from independent power producers, on Tuesday. The City is seeking clarity on whether municipalities are lawfully entitled to procure energy. It also asks for a declaratory order that will enable the City to choose the type of power […]

Robin Pieters has a new live stream show this coming Saturday #LockdownLive

This morning during Lockdown Holla, Aden spoke to singer and song-writer, Robin Pieters. He explains that he has actually been enjoying lockdown, he has been experimenting with live streaming concerts – from filling up the Grand Arena to being forced to embrace online ways to entertain and generate some sort of income. His last show […]

A description of clothing and bedding that are being sold under Alert Level 4.

On Tuesday evening, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, published a description of what clothing and bedding can be sold under Alert Level 4. The regulations went into effect immediately. This is that list verbatim from the Government Gazette of 12 May 2020: The following categories of clothing and footwear and bedding are […]

The province has the highest number of deaths in South Africa

The Western Cape has recorded 4 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 110. The province has the highest number of deaths in South Africa. There’re 6, 194 confirmed Covid-19 cases, while 1,950 people recovered from the disease. This indicates that  the province has 4, 134 active cases. The death toll all in the […]

Brights Hardware opens to the public once again

Following the ministerial address on Wednesday 29 April and the new regulations announced under lockdown level 4, we are very pleased to announce that BRIGHTS Hardware will once again be open to the public as of Saturday 02 May and we will be selling our full range of products without restrictions. All eight of our stores, situated in Boston, […]

Curry Quest & Panjab restaurant owners join Aden on the line

We thought we’d take a quick lockdown reality check, with a special focus on the restaurant trade, which under stage 4 can now deliver food and at least startup its business again. Aden checked in with two business owners who agreed to talk honestly about the state of their business since the start of lockdown […]

Premier Winde says there are no talks about the province going back to level 5

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says there are no talks underway, or considerations for the province to go back to level 5 lockdown. This follows calls from the ANC in the legislature for that to happen, based on the growing infection rate and death toll. Over the weekend, National Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, Winde, and […]

The death toll now stands at 206 #Covid19

South Africa’s total coronavirus deaths have surpassed the 200-mark, after more 12 people died. The death toll now stands at 206. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, confirmed that 8 of the deaths occurred in the Western Cape, 2 in the Eastern Cape and another in KwaZulu-Natal. The North West also recorded its first death. The […]

SAB has begun flushing 130 million litres of beer down the drain

While South Africans struggle through the alcohol ban, SAB have begun throwing away 130 million litres of beer. They have been forced to waste as a result of lockdown regulations preventing distribution and transportation. Sadly, today, 25 thousand litres were poured down the drain. Beer-lovers look away while some of the countries most-loved labels such […]

Sassa will open the process for applications of the R350 COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant

Social security agency Sassa CEO, Busisiwe Memela, has emphasized that people who are already receiving any form of a grant do not qualify for the Covid-19 social relief of distress grants. The opening of the application process for the R350 relief for the unemployed for six months has been launched today. Memela says prospective applicants […]

Ryan called up your kids this afternoon & this is what they had to say #KidsChoice

Your kids are driving you up the wall right? You need a break and your kids need to be entertained! The O’Connor drive presents……’KIDS CHOICE!’ We call up your kid, chat to them, and play whatever they want to hear, giving you 3-4 minutes to take a deep breath and relax! YAAASSS! This feature is […]

Celeb Spice with Jo-Dee Butler #OConnorDrive

Get the latest news on celebrity scandals, engagements, and break ups! Check out our breaking stories on the hottest stars from around the globe! From celebrity fashion disasters to exclusive celebrity interviews, here’s where you can get your dose of what’s happening… Whatever the celebrities are doing, you’ll find all the news with Jo-Dee Butler […]

Amazing Grace Upliftment Centre share their stories with Suga

Westlake is home to 12 000 local and foreign residents living on the bread line. Some of the children have never been given the basis of reading and writing. Others are from abused backgrounds and have difficulty in learning and communicating due to trauma, or have physical setbacks. Amazing Grace Upliftment Centre aims to address […]

Here’s how much you’ll get fined by breaking the law #lockdown

The South African Judiciary has published a series of directives which outline how much citizens will have to pay in ‘admission of guilt’ fines if they are found to breach the country’s lockdown rules. Buy goods that are not permitted: R500 Illegally move children: R1000 Illegally walk, run or cycle: R500 Illegally leaving her or […]

Today is ‘National Eat What You Like Day’

Here’s a not so well known holiday, that you might not have heard of – National Eat What You Like Day. Everyday is worthy of a celebration, so why not during lockdown, grab a friend or your family members who are in lockdown with you and prepare something REALLY good to eat! We know that […]

Life won’t be the same again and we must continue to fight this Covid-19 battle – Cyril Ramaphosa

Dear Fellow South African, Since the beginning of May, when we began the gradual easing of the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown, many people have started returning to work. As part of the phased recovery of the economy, companies in certain specified industries have been able to resume part or all of their operations. The national coronavirus […]

Aden gets the lowdown on gents and female DIY haircuts during #lockdown

GENTS DIY HAIRCUTS – CLIPPER AND SCISSORS A friend of the station and expert barber, Warren Theunis, better known as Mr Barber SA, joins us on the line… With the state of the industry at the moment, Mr Barber SA is using his social media channels to stay in touch and educate his customers. Here […]

Aden catches up with missionary worker Zenobia Anderson living in Changmai

Zenobia Zee Anderson lives in Changmai in Thailand (North). She’s lived in Thailand since 2014, and works with various orphanages and communities. Zenobia loves Thailand, she enjoys the culture and finds it so easy to live with Thai people. She explains that during lockdown has been very hard but markets are slowly starting to open […]

The Western Cape Education Department has advised schools to not go back

The Western Cape Education Department has advised school management teams, including principals to not go back to school on Monday. In April Basic Education Minister Angie Motskekga, said all management teams must report back to work. The members were expected to oversee the cleaning of schools and receive hygiene and safety packs. It’s understood that […]

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Western Cape has passed the 5000 mark

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Western Cape, has passed the 5,000 mark. There are currently 5,168 cases,  but of those cases, 1,678 people have recovered bringing the total of active cases to 3490. Sadly, 98 people have died. The number of people hospitalised in the province stands at 183, with 68 patients […]

SAB is stuck with 130 million litres of beer, destroy or not to destroy?

SAB might have to destroy 130 million litres of beer that it can’t bottle. Its breweries are already at the legal limit of the amount of alcohol they are allowed to keep on premises.  It wants the government to grant it permission to move bottled beer to its depots – otherwise it may have to […]

South Africans are smoking brands they’ve never heard of out of desperation #Covid19

Some cigarette brands are reportedly not just illegal to sell, but also quite disgusting to smoke. They could also be very harmful to your body. South African smokers have turned to some cheap locally made cigarettes to get their nicotine fix since the ban of cigarettes. People (local bubbie shops) are selling them at ridiculous […]

Suga’s house call – Youngsta CPT explains how he is coping through this time #Lockdown

Suga does her daily house calls to various celebs and also her friends, to check up on them during this time. This morning she calls Youngsta CPT, he explains how tough its been for the entertainment industry especially during this time. But he is trying not to shed too much light on the negative, and […]

A man who feeds the homeless in the CBD, had his car bombed

You would have heard the news story of a car petrol bombing in Mouille Point which happened on Wednesday morning.  Currently, the police commissioner WC is investigating the incident &  reports that the police did not take the complaints from him seriously. The Facebook group where this info was shared is called the Atlantic Seaboard […]

Aden chats about Aunty Nellie, a nurse who sadly passed away but her legacy will live on

Marvin Benjamin, son of Nurse Petronella Benjamin, who was affectionately known as Aunty Nellie, chats to us about the passing away of his mother. She sadly passed away last week on the morning of Wednesday the 29 April at 04:50. Aunty Nellie would have retired the following day. Marvin reached out to Aden via social […]

There’s no more hope for magazines – Caxton Magazines will no longer be publishing 

“The publishers of Rooi Rose and numerous other once popular magazines today announced they would no longer be publishing those titles, barely a week after the publishers of Cosmopolitan and House & Leisure also said they were closing.” “Caxton Magazines will no longer be publishing Bona, Country Life, Essentials, Food & Home, Garden & Home, People, Rooi Rose, Vrouekeur, Woman & Home, Your Family. Two of its […]

A total of 153 police officers in the province have tested positive for the coronavirus

A total of 153 police officers in the province have tested positive for the coronavirus. Of that number 24 have recovered, and 5 remain in hospital. Western Cape police management appeared before the ad hoc committee, on Wednesday. Police Commissioner, Yolisa Matakata, said the service continues to provide health and wellness support to those contracted […]

Suga calls Early B to find out how he’s coping during #Lockdown

In 2012, Port Elizabeth gave rise to one of its best solo rap artists yet. Early B, the 28 year old Ghoema Award winning rapper claimed his spot in the music industry as a solo artist with music that catapulted him onto national levels and created a demand for himself both nationally and internationally. Early B […]

Jenny Morris challenges Taps to cook a spatchcock chicken from scratch

#FoodingAroundwithJennyMorris Thursday mornings wouldn’t be a Thursday morning without some Jenny Morris! She’s always got this huge joy for life and of course food! Jenny has been very busy with cooking challenges around the Cape, and this time round is Tapfuma’s challenge! He received a special package filled with chicken, fish, vegetables and Jenny has […]

Community Angels continue to spread the spirit of goodwill in needy neighbourhoods

The proud Elsies River woman behind the country’s latest musical talent, has a string of successes of her own. For a long time now Jenny Lucas has been feeding the community of Clarke Estate in Elsie’s River, through her association with on organisation called the Inspired Elders Network and also in her personal capacity. We […]

The Western Cape Social Development has welcomed the re-opening of all SASSA’s offices

The Western Cape Social Development department has welcomed the re-opening of all SASSA’s offices in the province. The offices will service residents from next Monday the 11th of May. The SASSA offices were initially closed by direction of the National Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu on 30 March 2020, as part of the Covid19 […]

South Africa has recorded 5 more deaths, bringing total known death toll to 153.

South Africa has recorded 5 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing total known death toll to 153. The Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, registered two deaths each, while the fifth death was in Limpopo. In a media statement Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mlkhize, says the number of confirmed cases has also increased to 7,808 across the […]

The Ladles of Love sarmie drive in the Deep South desperately needs our help #covid19

The Ladles of Love sarmie drive in the Deep South have collected a large amount of food which has been distributed to feeding schemes in Masi and Ocean View. Ladles of Love is an extensive community project dedicated to feeding hungry people. Their soup kitchens feed the homeless of Cape Town every week. Their other […]

The O’Connor Drive presents……’KIDS CHOICE’

Your kids are driving you up the wall right? You need a break and your kids need to be entertained! The O’Connor drive presents……’KIDS CHOICE!’ We call up your kid, chat to them, and play whatever they want to hear, giving you 3-4 minutes to take a deep breath and relax! YAAASSS! This feature is […]

Celeb Spice with Jo-Dee Butler on #OConnorDrive

Get the latest news on celebrity scandals, engagements, and break ups! Check out our breaking stories on the hottest stars from around the globe! From celebrity fashion disasters to exclusive celebrity interviews, here’s where you can get your dose of what’s happening… Whatever the celebrities are doing, you’ll find all the news with Jo-Dee Butler […]

Ryan chats to a Capetonian living in Italy during this pandemic

The start of the lockdown, we decided to contact Mishka Van Der Schyff, a Capetonian living in Italy during the peak of the CoronaVirus. Their country was in lockdown and we looked to her for some guidance on what we could expect as an individual living in Cape Town. Four weeks into a nationwide lockdown, […]

Liquor outlets operating during lockdown must stop before they lose their licences

Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Albert Fritz, has welcomed the ongoing clampdown on liquor stores that contravene lockdown regulations. During March and April, the Western Cape Liquor Authority conducted 43 investigations on matters of non-compliance. This led to the suspension of 16 licence holders across the province. An additional 8 cases remain under investigation, and […]

We honour all the nurses and midwives who play such a vital role in providing healthcare services

National Nurses Day is the first day of National Nursing Week, which concludes on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. If you think nurses are only found in hospitals, then think again! The majority of registered nurses (59%) practice elsewhere, such as a nursing home or on home visits. They work across communities to keep people […]

Lunga spoke to Aden about what he is planning for Mother’s Day for our listeners

Lunga Singama heard the conversation we were having yesterday morning about how you are going to make Mother’s Day special under lockdown conditions. He makes every Sunday special with the music he plays on #iHeartSundays, but wanted to contribute to yesterday’s conversation and hopefully to this coming Sunday’s celebration of mothers. To find out more […]

Our Covid-19 patient Bradley has fully recovered, Aden chats to him live on #HeartBreakfast

A morning of catch ups with Aden Thomas.  About a month and a half ago, Aden caught up with Bradley who wasn’t feeling too well. He went to have himself checked out at the Doctor and discovered that he had contracted Covid-19. We’ve been checking up on the patient weekly to check how he’s been […]

The number of Coronavirus cases in South Africa, has increased to 7572

The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa, has increased by 352 to 7,572. That’s according to a media statement issued by the Department of Health, on Tuesday. The Western Cape remains the province with highest cases, with 3,069. It’s followed by Gauteng with 1,697 cases. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed that the country […]

Aunty Avril feeds the people of Hanover Park daily during this crisis, this is her story…

Hanover Park is a community where drugs, gangsterism, poverty and unemployment is high on the Cape Flats, like so many of our communities in Cape Town. These issues are not chosen by the People but is the after effects and legacy of Apartheid forced upon our People, which so often gets ignored. But there is […]

Ryan catches up with Rachel about the Kolisi Foundation

The Kolisi Foundation have taken it in their stride to help vulnerable South Africans and with more resources at their disposal, they’ve been moving across the country to offer help where needed. We caught up with Rachel to chat about the positive impact the foundation has already made in vulnerable communities in SA. With the […]

A platform has been created that specifically looks at tracking security force violence or brutality

The Safety Lab was established in 2012 with a mandate from Western Cape Government to identify, develop and test innovative safety and security solutions, recently working in conjunction with the People’s Coalition, and they’ve created a website that specifically looks at tracking security force violence or brutality, be it SAPS, SANDF, or another state-owned enterprise.  […]

Teachers we APPRECIATE you and all you’ve been doing these challenging times

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day—their immense work and impact moves us beyond words, and with the abrupt end to the physical school year, our teachers have done even more to continue education with virtual classrooms and learning at home lessons. All to ensure every student has the tools they need […]

Premier Alan Winde plans to approach President Cyril Ramaphosa for an extension on exercise

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde plans to approach President Cyril Ramaphosa to request an extension to the time allocated for exercise. Photos taken on the Sea Point Promenade last Friday showed a concerning number of people exercising in that space, many without face masks. Joggers, cyclists and walkers, are only allowed to exercise between 6 […]

The Lockdown Gift Guide for Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and every year, we celebrate this special day with our mothers on May the 10th. However, this year, it will be a little different as many of you are stuck in the lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak. With little or no scope of going out, one can plan this […]

The number of infections in the country has increased by 437, bringing the confirmed cases total to 7220

South African has recorded 7 more covid19 related deaths bringing the country’s death toll now to 138. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize released a statement on Monday. Mkhize said six people died in Western Cape, and the seventh death was recorded in KwaZulu Natal. The Western Cape has the highest number of deaths with 64, […]

Amendments to be made in the current travel and curfew regulations #Covid19

Western Cape Transport MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela, says he expects amendments to be made in the current travel and curfew regulations. At the moment, there is a once-off opportunity for people to travel long distance to return to their place of work. But public transports services are prohibited from operating between 20h00 and 05h00. People have […]

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Restaurants that are open during lockdown #level4

There are, however, restrictions. Only deliveries are allowed, and operating hours are restricted to 09:00 to 19:00. The new regulations for alert level 4 highlight that no sit-down dining or collection of food is allowed at restaurants. These restrictions mean food delivery services like Mr D Food and Uber Eats will be in high demand. […]

Sicily (Italy) is offering to pay for flights and accommodation

Sicily, in Italy wants to refill its empty beaches after the end of the pandemic and to do so it’s offering to split costs for tourists to fly in, as well as covering some expenses for accommodation and activities. The regional government said it has allocated a budget of €50 ($90) to pay half the […]

The Western Cape has the highest number of deaths with 58

South Africa has recorded 8 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of known fatalities to 131. The Eastern Cape recorded 4 new deaths, and the Western Cape and Gauteng 2 each. The Western Cape has the highest number of deaths with 58. It’s followed by Kwa Zulu Natal with 34. The country has […]

A group of paramedics at Khayelitsha Hospital have been protesting since the weekend #Covid19

The Western Cape Emergency Medical Service has dismissed claims that paramedics are not provided with full kits. A group of paramedics at Khayelitsha Hospital have been protesting since the weekend. But EMS Management says parmedics are provided with the correct PPE as per departmental guidelines and based on medical evidence. They added that workers disputed […]

The Department of Labour has released strict guidelines on workplace readiness

Today sees many manufacturing businesses open their production facilities. The Department of Labour has released strict guidelines on workplace readiness. Are you back at work today? What has been communicated to you by your employer. A good friend of the show and station, who often dropped off pots of curry and is always willing to […]

Are you also part of the pineapple beer train?

South Africans have resorted to brewing their own beer during the national lockdown. Pineapple sales have risen from 10,000 on the first day of lockdown to a staggering 90,000 on the 27th of April. Pineapple beer is more than just ordinary pineapple juice. And this easy South African recipe requires only three ingredients. Because pineapples […]

Edgars and Jet jobs are on the line

A South African based company, EDCON, the parent company of Jet and Edgars that have operations in Zambia, has indicated that it has experienced financial difficulties and it is compelled to critically review the business initiative. It has been impacted badly by the COVID-19 pandemic on the manufacturing and retail industry, which may likely result […]

Only Essential Workers will soon be able to renew driver’s licence and vehicle license

An announcement by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mabalula in a Covid-19 level 4 lockdown briefing are that driver’s licence and vehicle testing centres, as well as driving schools will be permitted to operate but with restrictions. “We will issue directions to limit the daily number of people that can be attended too, while restricting bookings […]

Dr Cleeve Robertson, the CEO of NSRI joins Ryan O’Connor on the line #Covid19

Sea Rescue is a charity staffed by volunteers who are on call, day and night throughout the year.  They have rescue bases along the coast and on inland dams. Their goal is to prevent drowning through education, through preventative measures and through rescue.  Year after year they update and improve on their skills and techniques […]

News Anchor Saya Pierce Jones breaks down level 4 restrictions #Covid19

The new rules and regulations for South Africans under lockdown level 4 from May were gazetted on Wednesday night. Our Heart FM News Anchor, Saya Pierce Jones joins Ryan in studio today to break down exactly what this means for all of us. These are the questions that were asked: Focus on movement restrictions. What […]

CELEB SPICE with JO-DEE BUTLER

Every day between Monday and Friday, Jo-Dee Butler gives you the lowdown of celeb gossip from around the world. Today’s menu is nice and spicy, these are just a few highlights, have a listen to the podcast below. Highlights: Scarlett Johansson was actually the SECOND choice for Black Widow Britney Spears accidentally burned down her […]

Associated Media Publishing is closing down, no more House & Leisure & Cosmopolitan

Associated Media Publishing which is the publisher of Cosmopolitan, House & Leisure, Good Housekeeping and Women on Wheels, is closing its doors for good on Friday the 1st of May because of the impact of Covid-19. The company was launched in 1982 by Jane Raphaely, a powerful woman in the media industry and in 2010 […]

Are you fighting with your partner during Covid-19, here are some tips to survive

A global pandemic is scary and you or your other half might understandably be stressed about it, which could cause more tension. So if it feels like the fights are becoming more frequent, organise some fun activities to bond with your partner during this time. ‘It’s important to keep the romance alive,’ ‘Try switching off […]

We’re all about giving your small business the boost it needs during this time, here’s how

You’re one step closer to a fantastic marketing opportunity for your company. We’re providing the platform for you to brag about your business with Clarence Ford every Tuesday at 12:45. You made your dreams happen, now allow us to give it that added boost. Today, Clarence ford chats to Steve from Paradigm Software and Hosting. […]

Fooding Around with Jenny Morris – The Julian Naidoo Edition

Thursday mornings wouldn’t be a Thursday morning without some Jenny Morris! Jenny has been very busy with cooking challenges around the Cape, and this time round its Julian’s turn. Jenny delivered a beautiful pork belly and got cooking in the kitchen, channelling his inner Jenny Morris. Have a listen to how it all went down […]

Ryan chats to Den Anker Restaurant in The V & A about using their kitchen to feed communities

Den Anker restaurant, based in the Waterfront has re-organised their businesses during this covid-19 crisis. They have decided to utilize their fully functional and operational kitchen to feed over 1500 people  per session in their bid to combat the effects of the Covid-19 virus. We wanted to know what prompted the business to reorganize what […]

Still no alcohol and cigarette sales under level 4 #covid19

This evening, the Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the sale of alcohol and cigarettes would still not be allowed under level 4 lockdown. She said from the over 70,000 submissions made by the public on the relaxation of regulations, over 2,000 of them objected to the sale of cigarettes. Dlamini-Zuma also said the ban on alcohol […]

The Youth council wants the Western Cape to remain on level five of lockdown

The Youth council wants the Western Cape to remain on level five of lockdown as covid-19 infections continue to increase. The province has become the epicentre of the coronavirus with 1,870 confirmed cases, and 38 deaths. Several sectors of the economy are expected to function from next week, as the country enters Lockdown Alert level […]

Cape Town Tourism is taking a knock but they’ve just come out with a GREAT campaign

Cape Town Tourism makes long-distance love possible with their “We Are Worth Waiting For!”campaign. The main message around this campaign is that until the time comes to explore the beautiful city, Cape Town will seduce and nurture a long-distance relationship with visitors, both encouraging them to be loved from a distance and creating hope and […]

AutoTrader has submitted their bid to get the automotive retail moved to Level 4, Aden finds out more

Currently the automotive manufacturers can open in Level 4, but dealerships can only open in Level 3. The automotive industry submitted their submission to Government two days ago, Government is reviewed it yesterday and it is due to come out today. According to the automotive industry the impact of this is far reaching and many people […]

Dr Terblanche interviewed leaders in many countries to uncover the underlying truth of leadership #Covid19

Not all business leaders are handling the workplace crises of COVID-19 as well as they should, with those who combine a war-like approach tempered with humanity and compassion proving the most effective, say their executive coaches in a recent study. Dr Nicky Terblanche, Senior Lecturer in Management Coaching at the University of Stellenbosch Business School […]

Oranjezicht City Farm will be open every Saturday for essential shopping only #Covid19

The OZCF will be open this Saturday, 25 April 2020, from 9am to 2pm and every Saturday thereafter, for essential shopping only. This means that you will be able to purchase grocery items to take home, including fresh produce, meat, fish, bread, cheese, olives and other delicious and nutritious offerings. Before the COVID19 crisis, their […]

The Western Cape has recorded three more Covid19 related deaths

The Western Cape has recorded three more Covid19 related deaths – bringing the total number to 38. This was confirmed by National Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday evening . The total number of deaths in South Africa now stands at 93. The Western Cape is followed by Kwa Zulu Natal with 30 deaths. Currently […]

Not all leaders are coping equally well during #Covid19

Not all business leaders are handling the workplace crises of COVID-19 as well as they should, with those who combine a war-like approach tempered with humanity and compassion proving the most effective, say their executive coaches in a recent study. Dr Nicky Terblanche, Senior Lecturer in Management Coaching at the University of Stellenbosch Business School […]

Cape Town Tourism has launched a new campaign with the theme “We Are Worth Waiting For!”

Cape Town Tourism has launched a new campaign with the theme “We Are Worth Waiting For!” in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.The main message around this campaign is that until the time comes to explore the beautiful city, Cape Town will seduce and nurture a long-distance relationship with visitors, both encouraging them to be […]

Singer Jess Glynne joins The O’Connor Drive

Jess Glynne is an English singer and songwriter with multiple Number 1 singles. She has been considered one of the “Most Influential People Under 30” by Forbes magazine in 2019. Jess Glynne – You’ve already heard her on Clean Bandit’s No.1 classical-dance smash ‘Rather Be.’ She’s featured on Route 94’s, My Love! And off course, you’ve heard her […]

Restoring Hope bringing about a positive change during this pandemic #Covid19

Latest update on Covid-19 cases – 4793

The latest number of confirmed cases is 4 793. According to the latest update, 90 deaths have been recorded in the country. So far, 178 470 tests have been conducted  – nearly 10 000 news tests. Outbreaks among essential workers have led to the Western Cape overtaking Gauteng as the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic […]

Stretching your money further in uncertain times – Debt Busters

Stretching your money further in uncertain times When South Africa emerges from lockdown, consumers will face a very different economic reality to what they were used to just over a month ago. The shutdown came soon after the country fell into a recession. Not long after that Moody’s downgraded South Africa to sub-investment status – […]

Education as Usual for Richfield

Here at Richfield both the wellbeing and education of the Richfield community are central pillars to our work. On the 23rd of March 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. Richfield fully supports these measures as it protects the health of our communities. The learning […]

What is Freedom Day in South Africa

Freedom Day is the commemoration of the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994.  These were the first post-apartheid national elections to be held in South African where anyone could vote regardless of race. The 2020 Freedom Month is commemorated under the theme ‘Valuing Our Freedom in Difficult Times’. The first democratic […]

200 Cuban Health Professionals landed in South Africa this morning #Covid19

“We asked the government of Cuba and the people of Cuba to send a multidisciplinary team of experts and health professionals. These men and women are to work alongside South African health professionals in our response to Covid-19,” Pandor said. “Cuba has once again proven the character of its nation through its act of international […]

Cases in South Africa are now more than 4 500 #Covid19

Cases in SA are now more than 4 500, as deaths rose to 87; and eThekwini may face intensified lockdown measures while the rest of the country moves to Level 4; according to the KwaZulu-Natal premier. The Western Cape has the most cases, 1 608 in total, and deaths are at 33. Another 7 639 […]

Chief economist for the Efficient Group, Dawie Roodt, joins us on the line…

Dawie Roodt (Executive Director) is one of South Africa’s most respected economists. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics (cum laude) and specialises in fiscal and monetary policy. Dawie has been the Chief Economist of Efficient Group Limited since 2002. Before that he has also acted as the Group MD. He brings invaluable exposure to […]

Tannie Magda continues to feed the communities during these trying times #lockdown

Tannie Magda has been serving and feeding as many people as she can within the communities. Attending to so many needs during this time. She helps young, single moms with their children, bathing and clothing them, and teaching them how to care for their kids too. “Many of them didn’t know how to care for […]

The President’s Address – 23 April 2020

South Africa’s wine industry loses R200 million weekly on exports #lockdown

South Africa’s wine industry loses R200 million weekly on exports. Last week it was announced that the transportation of wine from cellar to ports was banned as part of amendments to COVID-19 lockdown regulations. Under initial lockdown rules, the transportation of wine was allowed. At present, South Africa is the only wine-producing country globally that […]

Jenny has a recipe and a challenge for all of you, roast pork belly anyone? #FoodingAroundwithJennyMorris

Home-grown talented and beautiful cooking maestro Jenny Morris, with her passion for food and zest to experiment in the kitchen while keeping it simple and remaining true to her signature style. Thursday’s call for #FoodingaroundwithJennyMorris and she’s got some challenges for the Breakfast team and the listeners too. Julian is receiving a special delivery this […]

Today is World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. A couple of days ago, Aden posted the following question on facebook, “…do you read story […]

Breakfast Streamers from Stockholm during lockdown

We thought we’d find someone who streams us from time to time, but is actually a citizen of another country to give us another perspective on lockdown life. A couple of days ago a story was published about how Sweden is doing the lockdown very differently to the rest of the world. Citizens are not prohibited […]

Do you remember the days of Garlick’s

From one Cape store to establishments in every major centre In 1872, the 20-year-old John Garlick arrived in Cape Town. John Garlick started his first store on May 3, 1875, on the corner Bree and Strand Streets. He soon became renowned for his policy of good value at reasonable prices and as his reputation spread […]

A third police officer in the Western Cape has tested positive for the coronavirus.

A third police officer in the Western Cape has tested positive for the coronavirus. The member is stationed at the MMfuleni police station. It’s understood that he visited the station, after he made an arrest. The station remains closed until Thursday afternoon as it’s still being sanitised. The police management say two other officers who […]