Thursday, February 28, 2013


Senecio is proud to present its fifth annual Fun Run. One of the aims of this year's event is to involve more people with a variety of disabilities from different communities to take part in the fun run. This run is in line with Senecio's vision to make a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Walkers and Runners have a choice between 5 and 10km. On the line is Annatjie van Wyk on explain, where, when and who can participate on in the event…

Monday, February 25, 2013

Beautiful Gate SA aims to provide youth with skills


 
Bassie, Alice and Sonwabile
 
Beautiful Gate SA is an NPO based in Lower Crossroads will be hosting a free skills day for school leavers who not in school or at work on the 1st of March 2013 ar 09:00 until 12:00. this opportunity is aimed ar young people who have passed grade 12 in the last two years but could not further her studies or get a job. In studio is Sonwabile Dwangu to give us more details. Beautiful Gate is also a home for orphaned disadvantaged kids with the organisations trying to find thems suitable homes. In studio was Sonwabile and Alice from Beautiful Gate.  www.beautifulgatesa.org or call 021 370 2500.

UWC adds voice against gender based violence


UWC’s Great Hall will be filled with performances, short
documentary screenings, demonstrations and addresses by UWC staff andstudents on 26 February at
12:00-14:00. Students and staff will pledge by signing their support to act, participate and speak out against gender-based violence. This is in addition to the work the University has done through plays such as, Reclaiming the “P” word, performed at the Grahamstown Arts Festival, and other such initiatives. This forms part of the country’s fight against gender based violence. Marry Haines from the gender equity unit spoke to us about why it's important to unite against the scourge.

Whizz ICT connects the community


Whizz ICT centre was established in 2008 with the aim to bring information communication technology (ICT) to communities taht are are marginised from the use of technology. The mission of Whizz is to link ICT to the development efforts of people from disadvantaged communities. Whizz core values are access and quality. Access means that ICT must be available to everyone who wants to learn and gain information about technology. In studio was coordinator Thembinkosi Qobela giving more information about ICT. For more info contact 021 387 2314...

Friday, February 22, 2013

Edge of Wrong festival kicks off this weekend...



Edge of Wrong assemble
 
The 11th installment of the festival EDGE OF WRONG is coming up this weekend and the following weekend. The South African/Norwegian festival in connection with the Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council will be offering workshops, talks, and concerts from 22nd February to the 2nd of March in Cape Town. Edge of Wrong is premised on the productive opportunities  vested in chance, uncertainty and in the pursuit of the unknown. In studio was Morten Minothi Kristansena and some of the acts set to perform at the festival.

NCOP hosts project implementing democracy lecture tonight


The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Mr Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, will tomorrow (20 February 2013) deliver a public lecture at the University of the Western Cape. The theme for the lecture is “Implementing project democracy: The role of Parliament in general and the NCOP in particular”. This event marks a culmination of activities set out by the NCOP in 2012 when it celebrated its 15th anniversary since inception in 2007. This lecture aims to educate South African’s of how parliament works, what is the NCOP and general composition of the state. Holding on the phone was Thandi Mamela NCOP deputy chair spoke to us about it...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tutor gives pupils tips on how to be maths survey...

Bassie and Ashraf Jamie

Easy to Apply Strategies for Success in Maths is a written study reference guide which aims give every high school pupil the chance to excel at maths. Author Ashraf Jamie who runs a tutoring service in Atlone hopes to issue it for free to all high schools. According to jame he used the guide when he was in high school and he hopes it’s a way pupils can use to learn. In studio we had author and tutor Ashraf Jamie. For more information email ashrafjamie@gmail.com. And find him on facebook as Ashraf Jamie..

Friends of Children Hospital association hosts Golf Day to raise funds


In these trying times of budgets being reduced, it's NPO's like Friends of the Childrens Hospital Association that find themselves struggling to keep their doors open. FOCHA is appealing to our community to contribute to this worthy cause. We are excited to be hosting our first golf day and look forward to your contribution and participation. On the line was spokesperson Liezel Menigo to tell us some how the community can help and about golf day. Menigo says the association needs volunteers such as photographer, videographer, receptionist, store room assistant and sponsor for a vehicle. For more info visit www.friendsofthechildrenhospital.com, E:mail:focha@iafrica.com or call 021 6585243.
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Adult literacy programme needs funds to stay afloat


Proceeds from the book Memory Keepers which honours iconic national living treasures from the District Six era will be used to revitalise the ailing free adult literacy programme at the St Joseph’s Adult Education programme in Rondebosch. Since the cut of funding last year student interest has resulted in a major funding drive. The programme was conceptualised 16 years ago and has been serving the needs of the greater Cape Town community centre. On the line was Keith Adams director of the programme. To support email info@stjosephsaep.co.za or call 082 499 3993

Thokozani Brothers sizzle in the studio



 
Bassie and Thokozani Brothers
 
Thokozani Brothers is a non-profit organization which was established in 1997 by ten young men who started singing Isicathamiya - a traditional form of music. Thokozani Brothers was founded in response to the social challenges under which individuals in the community find themselves, especially the youth and young adults. Thokozani Brothers make interventions that go a long way towards providing alternative options for young people. Music is regarded as a universal language and they use it to reach out to. They were in studio to tell us how the journey has been. If you want their album visit www.thokozanibrothers.co.za or call 078 9591 956

Maths Centre strives for excellency


 
Bassie and Jayshree Naidoo
 
The Maths Centre for Professional Teachers, popularly known as the Maths Centre, is a Non-Profit Organisation of excellence in mathematics, science, technology and entrepreneurship education; spread across all provinces. The primary objective is to equip teachers, learners and parents with learning materials and programmes in order to develop a higher competency and performance in these learning areas for Grades R - 12 in South Africa. In studio was Jayshree Naidoo from the centre. For more info visit www.mcpt.org
 

 

Institute for Chartered Accountants offers 300 bursaries to aspiring disadvantaged youths


The South African Institute for Chartered Accountants is offering more than 300 bursaries to black and coloured Grade 12 learners who wish to pursue a career in chartered accountancy but have no resources to do so. SAICA says this is part of their strategy to fast track the transformation in the profession. On the line is Nthato Selebi to give us more on how interested students need to qualify and what they are trying to achieve with this. For more info visit www.saica.co.za or follow on twitter @saica_ca_sa

Monday, February 18, 2013

Participants callled for National Schools Moot Court competition

 Meetali Jain and Bassie
All secondary Schools in South Africa(grade 11 learners in 2013) are invited to participate in the 3rd National Schools Moot Court Competition March-August 2013. Participants are provided with the facts of an imaginary case which involve human rights issues. Respondents are asked to write two short essays, defending the opposing sides of the case using the South African Constitution. The winners of the national round oral round will receive financial support toward their first year to study at a South African university of their choice to which they have been admitted. In studio we had Meetali Jain to provide more details. For more info email cherryl.botterill@gmail.com and deadline for submissions is 15 March 2013. Fax them to 0866453569.

TSIBA a non profit business school for disadvantaged youths


Sandi Sher and Berwill Cloete
Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is a not-for-profit institutionThe school is buzzing at the moment with all the students registered and the academic year in full swing. At the annual Scholarship Ceremony new students (116 individuals) were awarded an official certificate of their bursary for the year to study their Higher Certificate in Business Administration (HCBA) – this then leads to the three year Bachelor in Business Administration degree. In studio is spokesperson Bertwill Cloete and Sandi Sher. For more info visit www.tsiba.org.za or follow them on twitter @Tsiba_Education and facebook.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Jitsvinger and Melanie Scholtz in studio


 Bassie, Melanie Scholtz and Jitsvinger
 
Enjoy an evening of exquisite music when Hip Hop artist and lyrical poet extraordinaire Jitsvinger joins Melanie Scholtz and the Love Apples at The Mahogany Room on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February, 2013. Jazz singer, composer Melanie Scholtz will be unveiling some of her new material at The Mahogany Room. In studio is Melanie Scholtz and Jitsvinger to tell us more about what they have been up to and tomorrow’s performance. Tickets at R60for one set and R100 for two sets. Support South African artists and music...Follow @MelanieScholtz and @Jitsvinger for further info.

Sporting Chance 50 Hour health challenge weekend for learners


Sporting Chance who is hosting the Sporting Chance Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge, taking place from Friday 15 until Sunday 17 February 2013 in Cape Town. The Challenge encourages young learners to ‘get active’ and takes place at the Western Cape Sport School in Kuils River, Cape Town. It is the largest of its kind in the country with 5,000 learners nationwide keeping a ball rolling for 50-hours while participating in 15 different sporting disciplines. General manager Natalie Pollock gave us more details about what will be happening this weekend. For more info follow them @Sportinchance on Twitter...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Opposition parties want the president to prioritise education and crime in SONA

President Jacob Zuma should outline his plans of how his administration plans to tackle th ailling education system and high levels of crime particularly sexual violence against women and children. That' according to the Congree of the People, Democractic Alliance and African Christian Democractic party. The president will deliver his fourth State of the Nation address tonight at 7pm with many hoping he touches on SA biggest issues such as corruption, crime, unemployment and education. Bushradio will be bringing you live coverage of the build up, the speech and reactions to it the whole of today.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Alliance for Rural Democracy says Traditional Courts bill not withdrawn as reported.


The Traditional Courts Bill has not been withdrawn  thats according to the Members of the Alliance for Rural Democracy who were present at the Select Committee meeting, on 28 November to which the false reports refer. The ARD can confirm that the matter of the Bill’s withdrawal was neither discussed nor decided upon. The Bill has not been withdrawn and is currently being debated by the provinces. The provincial mandates on the Bill are due to be debated by the Select Committee next year. That the Bill remains firmly on the agenda has also been confirmed by the Select Committee's Secretary. Bassie spoke to the Alliance’s Sizani Ngubane about this...

Mitchell's Plain People's forum tackles issues


 
Danny Raas, Bassie and Fred Arendse
 
The Mitchell’s Plain People’s Forum aims to the development of a sustainable economic, safe and secure integrated plan, programmes and projects where the ordinary residents of Mitchells Plain will benefit holistically through maximum participation. The forum is involved a number of workshops and in the studio are Fred Arendse and Danny Raas members to give us some insight of what they are currently up to. For more information contact 074 244 4245 or email mplainpforum@gmail.com

Grandmothers fighting poverty and aids


Grandmothers Against Povert and Aids is a voluntary organization managed by a committee of grandmothers who represent different areas of Khayelitsha and an occupational therapist. Today all over South Africa there are grandmothers holding together families affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. Often these women are the sole bread winners in a household. They may also be nursing the dying and bringing up orphaned grandchildren on their own. Guest on the show was Gapa’s Vivienne Budhaza. Gapa is currently busy with ribbons to raise awareness about the disease and poverty. For more info visit www.gapa.org.za or call 021 361 8326.

Friday, February 08, 2013

iKasi Experience weekend Lookout Hill


 
Sanele Gaqa
 
The Ikasi Experience is a start-up market in Khayelitsha which aims to stimulate their micro-economy and give locals a platform to showcase their talents and wares. On Saturday, Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, will visit at 1pm. Ikapa Live will host its fourth township market celebrating local culture and diversity. The Ikasi Experience, on Saturday, February 9 at 12 noon until late aims to empower the community by creating a platform for local businesses to grow and engage with potential consumers. In studio was organiser Loyiso Mdebuka and Sanele Gaqa. For more infor call 021 398 2139

Young hip hop artist Sibabalwe Nongqunga launches Urbanic Wear

 
Bonga and Sibabalwe "Sibah Anne" Nongqunga

Sibabalwe Nongqunga is an 18 year old hip hop artist who was inspired to start his own clothing brand Urbanic Wear after seeing clothing worn by international hip hop artists. A teenage that lives Nyanga infamous for being a gang infested area he is a determined young man who is determined to make a name for himself. Sibah as he is known operates his business from his home using a laptop he borrows from a neighbour. He was studio today to tell us about his aspirations. Follow him on twitter @Urbanic_Wear and find him on Facebook as Sibah Anne.

Drugs play role in violent rape cases


The Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre says substance abuse has taken root in many Western Cape rural communities. The centre's director believes drugs or alcohol may have played a role in the rape and murder of Anene Booysen. The 17-year-old was lured away from a pub on Saturday and taken to a construction site where she was repeatedly raped and then mutilated. This has sparked outrage with a StopRape campaign being mulled following this grusesome attack. On the line was the centres Ashley Potts. For more info visit www.drugcentre.org.za or call 021 447 8026