Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Memory Project will host netwoking session


Today in studio we were joined by Natalie Jayne's from the Memory project. They spoke to us about the Memory project and also about the Networking session which will be host during the moth of August.The Net working sessions start during the 01 August 2008.

For more information call 021 763 7164

Picture taken on memory project website





They develops strategies and resources to help communities


We had an interview with Freda Brock from Early Learning Unit. They concentrate on developing strategies and resources which support parents, teachers and communities in their task of providing for the needs of young children. Not only do they make this their aim, they also aim to inform programmes and resource development, monitor and inform public policy and service delivery for young children and they advocate for the improvement of services for young children and their families.

For more information contact 021 762 7500


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The OR Tambo hall will host Khayelitsha festival


We started the show with an interview with Toby Chance - the director of Adele Lucas Promotions, owners of the Khayelitsha festival. He spoke to us about the Khayelitsha festival and it’s brand new concept coming to Cape Town, based on the Soweto festival model. We spoke about the aims and the ambition of the festival and also what people can expect.

For more information contact 021 442 9628



The organization improves education and train accountants


We were joined by Paul Alexander from the Guaranteer Trust and his students Nomalanga and Siyamthanda. The organization reverses and improves the educational standards in South Africa. It is a non-profit, public benefit organization which trains accountants.

For more information contact 021 762 925


The foundation helps to uplift rural communities


We had an interview with Anna Brom from the Anna Foundation. The mission of the organization is to uplift rural communities by providing academic, social and environmental support, equipping children with skills for life long learning. They recognize each child as unique and special and aim to support the holistic development of the child.

For more information call 021 880 2183

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

They helps abandoned children and orphans



We had an interview with Rachel Mash from the Fikelela Aids Project. The organization aims to mobilize churches to take action in the area of orphan support care for HIV adult’s prevention. They nurse back to health abandoned and orphan children, place them with trained monitor foster parents.

For more information call 021 465 1557


The assist marginalized communities in health issues


Today in studio we were joined by Busi Ngcebetsha from the Media and Training Centre for Health. The organization assist marginalized communities to make informed health choices by providing relevant and appropriate media that address their concerns.
For more information call 021 448 7339

They do capacity building for women on farms


We also had an interview with Fatima Shabudien from the Women’s on Farms Project. The Women on farms Project builds organizations amongst women in agriculture by building their capacity as gents of change and leaders. The women organized themselves, speak and mobilize resources to support their programmes.

For more information call 021 887 2960


They work with disable children and adults


We had an interview with Lynette Jeftha from the Friends Day Centre. They enable children and adults with severe intellectual disabilities an opportunity to develop to their full potential by providing them with stimulation and developmental training.

For more information contact 021 511 5801


Monday, July 28, 2008

They help impoverished community through education


We had an interview with Mary Mytting,managing director of the Boost Africa foundation. They educate, empower, enable those who live in poverty. Keeping Children in School by meeting their immediate needs and enabling them to remain in school. Encouraging and assisting adults and teens to return to school. Fighting crime and poverty through education, ensuring a better future for impoverished children and the nation.

For more information contact 083 244 1517


Friday, July 25, 2008

The Jikeleza dance project will be performing on Broadway


Today in studio we were joined by Edmund Thwaites who is a director of the Jikeleza Dance Project and Micheal Oilifant who is a dancer based in Johannesburg. The Jikeleza project brings their talented youth company in an explosive performance of Jikeleza Reloaded every Sunday from 03rd August 2008.

For more information contact 021 434 100


The MTN science centre equips learners with technology skills


We also had an interview with Busi Maqubela - Floor and programmes manager of the MTN Sciencentre.The MTN Science centre in Canal Walk is the first of its kind in South Africa. The centre provides valuable hands-on learning experiences using world-class exhibits designed to enrich the school curriculum and equip learners (young and old) by increasing their skill and understanding of science, technology and maths.

For more information contact 021 52 8106


Upcoming local opera star to perform in Nederburg concert



We had an interview with Given Nkosi who is an up and coming local Tenor. Given has performed all the country and has won a number of awards such as the Schock competition at the University of Cape Town Orchestra as well as Tirisano School Choral Eisteddfod championship. He will be showcasing his extraordinary talent on 27 July at the third Nederburg concert of the season.

For more information call 021 809 8106


Thursday, July 24, 2008

They promotes public participitation in caring for the earth

Picture of Phillipa at Bush Radio
We started the show with an interview with Phillipa Huntley from Wildlife and environmental Society of South Africa- Western Cape. Their mission is to promote public participation in caring for the earth. Believing that all human activity and life in general depends on the integrity of the earth's ecosystems. They strive to reduce the threats to sustainability by encouraging people to be critically aware of the links between decision making and the environment as well as the importance of their involvement irrespective of their position in society.

For more information contact 021 701 137

Baxter theatre brings Sithi initiative to the people


We had an interview with Nicolette Moses, project manager from the very popular teenager life-skills theatre programme Sithi, a Baxter Theater initiative. Kicking off its second cycle for 2008 on Friday, 1 August, the Baxter Theater therefore is inviting upon interested young enthusiasts teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 to apply immediately.

For more information contact 021 680 396


The YMCA will host fashion show to raise funds


Today in studio we were joined by Warren Volkwyn (Events co-ordinate) and James Benjamin (Manager) of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association).They talked about their annual Fashion Show taking place on the 08 August 2008, to raise funds for a Multi purpose recreational Center for the Youth and Abuse Women in the Cape flats

For more information call 021 6375150


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

They help organization and individual in capacity building

Picture of Shelagh Gastrow at Bush RAdio

We had an interview with Shelagh Gastrow from Inyathelo-The South African Institute for Advancement. The mission of the Institute is to provide a centre for reflection and capacity-building from which we assist institutions, organisations and individuals to develop a professional approach to mobilizing the support and resources required to advance their objectives and sustain initiatives.

For more information contact 021 465 6981


They are committed in conservation of African culture

Picture of Di Womersely at Bush Radio

We also had an interview with Di Womersely from Shaster Foundation for Community Development. The Shaster Foundation is dedicated to conservation - conservation of traditional African culture as a priceless heritage and conservation of our land for our children. They see the two as being inextricably linked.

For more information contact 021 657 102


The Cafe Manhattan will host an exhibition by Ruaan Viljoen

We had an interview with Ruaan Viljoen who is a 35 year old male artist based in Pretoria. . His style can be described as Pop Art yet Surrealism. As an artist he has done illustrations for 4 books, painted numerous murals with different themes, portraits, paintings, landscapes, still lives and cartoons. He’s work will be showcase in Café Manhattan on the month of August.

for more information call 021 434 2296


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The organization gives support counselling to communities


Image of Warner Steward and Pinky Phatelo

We started the show with an interview with Warner Steward and Pinky Phatelo from the Phillip Trust South Africa. The mission of Philippi Trust is to provide affordable and accessible professional lay counseling and counseling training to both the church and community. The Trust is a non-profit organization of a public character, established for the sole objective of providing counseling and educational programmes relating to abuse, prevention of addiction to dependence-forming substances, family stability, HIV/Aids, as well as psycho-social support to vulnerable and abandoned children.

For more information contact 021 794 0580



They bring together non profit oganization together

Image taken from Greater good South Africa website

We had an interview with Jacqui O’Connor from Greater Good South Africa. The Greater Good South Africa works to enable the nation to engage with, and substantially support, bona fide non profit organizations in innovative ways that result in the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa.

for more information call 021 852 7659


Monday, July 21, 2008

Organization aims at getting youth to uplift their communities

Picture of Khanyisile,Francine and Shalize

We started the show with an interviews with Shalize Prinsloo, Khanyisile Silo and Francine Sete from the Oil Reach Out. They see a generation of Africans uplifting their communities and imparting vision and purpose to future generations to do the same. OIL aims to pioneer, implement and evaluate best practice adolescent Peer Education in one cross-cultural South African community as a model for communities throughout Africa.

For more information call 021 782 0701


The organization suppliers food to primary and secondary children

Image taken from Peninsula School feeding Association

We also had an interview with Andy Du Plessis from Peninsula School Feeding Association. They combat the prevalence of hunger in children attending primary, secondary and special-needs schools through school feeding, and, to assist communities in establishing developmental initiatives that will promote self-sufficiency and household food security.

for more information contact 021 447 6020


Indigenous arts to be showcase at Odes Gallery by Gordon Clark

Picture of Gordon Clark at Bush Radio

Today in studio we were joined by the world-renowned South African photographic artist Gordon Clark.He's going to showcasing his work of indigenous arts in Odes Gallery,Old Biscuit Mill,Albert Rd,Woodstock.

for more information contact 021 423 4687


Friday, July 18, 2008

They affect people's lives by getting things done positively

Picture of Barry O'Mahony at Bush Radio

We had an interview with Barry O’Mahony from the Just Do It Foundation (JDI) Foundation. The JDI is all about awareness in action as reflected in its slogan ‘Do It. Make a difference’. JDI is an attitude as well as an organization- an attitude of applying our minds, getting involved and getting things done to positively affect people's lives directly.

For more information call 021 794 2705


They give education and training to HIV positive mothers

Picture taken in Yabonga website

We also had an interview with Anna Mdoda from Yabonga Children’s and HIV Project. They group believe that with support, positive mothers could make life choices that would allow them to continue to parent their children. Yabonga was introduced because HIV infected children.

For more information contact 021 761 2940


They helps people to access Legal Aid and protection by the law

We had an interview with Ellen Smith from the Family Law Clinic Trust. Their goal is to ensure peoples poverty is not a barrier to their right to access justice and be protected by the Law. Also to educate and empower domestic violence survivors.


for more information contact 021 465 6995


Thursday, July 17, 2008

The organization plans to revolutionized the theater industry

Candice and Rob picture taken at Bush Radio

We were joined in studio by with Candice Adam and Rob Murray from the Hip Khulumakahle.The organization plans to revolutionized the South African Theatre industry through development of Deaf and Hearing performer- creators, by establishing a Cape Town based training institution.

For more information call 021 447 5106


Celebration organized in honour of former president Nelson Mandela.


We also had an interview with Mandla Yeki who is a Spokesperson for the, Ministry for Cultural Affairs and Sport. He spoke to us about the Western Cape Provincial Government, in separate events specially organized to honour South Africa’s great statesman,Tata Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela.


for more information call 021 483 9804


They help indigent patients at Groote Schuur and Tygerberg hospital

We had an interviews with Rusteda Samaai from Cape Kidney Association.The main purpose of the Association is to raise much needed funds to assist the indigent patients at Groote Schuur and Tygerberg Hospital as well as surrounding areas. They are the only Kidney Association in the Western Cape, and they supply food (nutrition) parcels to all our indigent patients at both hospitals. They also support indigent kidney patients with bursaries to enable them to further their education, and therefore to be able to enter into the work place.

For more information contact 021 448 0817



Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Provide research and education for Heart diseases and stroke victims

Image taken from the Heart and Stroke Foundation

We had an interview with Michelle Kearney from Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa. The Heart & Stroke Foundation is a community based health organization established to reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke in the population of South Africa by providing education and supporting research.

for more information contact 021 447 4222


Monday, July 14, 2008

Helps farming communities by educating them about sexual harassment and sexual violence

Image of Claudia Lopes at Bush Radio

We had an interview with Claudia Lopes from Rural Education, Awareness and Community Health. Their mission is to sensitize rural farming communities and other relevant stakeholders on the issues of sexual harassment and sexual violence through the implementation of programmes that encourage ethical, social, personal awareness and development.

for more information call 021 633 5287


Medical Research Council and the University of Cape Town are conducting a study on Heart diseases

Theresa Gogela and Malibongwe Majola at Bush Radio

We had an interview with Theresa Gogela who is a nursing sister and Malibongwe Majola from the University of Cape Town in partnership with the Medical Research Council. They are busy with a study about risk factors for heart disease in the townships of Langa, Gugulethu, Cross Roads, Nyanga and Khayalitsha. They need a random sample of participants who are approached at their homes with an invitation to participate. They are finding difficulty in getting sufficient number of men to participate.

for more information contact 021 406 6802





Friday, July 11, 2008

They Provide mentoring, educational and social guidance to the youth who at risk


We started the show with an interview with Shaun Phillips,Jerome Damante and Peter Merwe from Hearts of Men. Hearts of Men strive to provide mentoring educational and social guidance to young people at risk, in order for them to become community builders contributing to sustainable peace and crime prevention.

for more information call 021 853 8849


Baxter theatre host a play about the life of Cessie Gool

Picture of Charlton George with his daughter at Bush Radio

We also had an Interview with Charlton George who's a stage,Television and film actor. who spoke to us about a play which will be showcase in Baxter Theatre on July 26-2008.The play is about the life of Advocate Cessie Gool.Who played a big role in the struggle of South Africa against Apartheid.


for more information contact 082 786 4240



They support th process towards South African Ubuntu community.


Image taken from Work for Love website

We had an interview with Nicole Nagole from Work for Love. Their mission is to support the process toward a South African ‘Ubuntu’ community. They aim to achieve this with our active, practical loves which say by volunteering to work in ways that genuinely express a loving attitude towards our lives and what we do.

for more information call 021 785 4807


Thursday, July 10, 2008

The organization seeks to a link between privilage communities and goverment institutions


We also had an interview with Walter Thala and Rex Matiwana from Masisebenze Project. The project mission is to be a link between the previously privilege communities and the government institutions by closing the gaps and providing an alternative solution while working to eradicate TB, HIV and AIDS.


for more information contact 021 386 3323


Uses Hip Hop music to educate and inform communities


Image taken from Arts Cape website

We had an interview with Joanne Petersen from Hip Hop connected. The Hip Hop Connected philosophy aims at using the vehicle of Hip Hop to educate, inform and empower the youth about various social issues that affect communities nationwide.

for more information call 021 410 9961


Helps to sterilized animals

We had an interview with Dr Yvonne Robson from Sunny dale Animal Sterilization and Health Associate.Their mission is to sterilize as many animals as possible to reduce uncontrolled breeding in disadvantage communities. Less animals born less animals competing for shelter.

for more information contact 021 785 4748

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The company supplies drug testing kits

Picture of Ashley Uys at Bush Radio

We had an interview with Ashley Uys, founding and managing director of Real World Diagnostics. The company supplies high quality pregnancy test ,HIV test ,Malaria test, Multiple drug testing kits and other rapid diagnostic test kits manufactured under the ISO conditions as well as alcohol testing, drug testing and new product development.

for more information call 083 261 5492

The group helps aradicate poverty

Picture of E.Sitting and D.Steenkamp at Bush Radio

Today we had an interview with E Sitting and D .Steenkamp from Uthango Social Investment.They eradicate poverty and creates solutions to impoverished communities.They develop solutions with local partners in order to help the targeted community.

for more information call 021 783 5263


Provides members of disadvantage communities food, education, and employment and life skills.

Picture taken from Thathisandla website

We also had an interview with Paul Keane from Thathisandla. Their mission is to create a sustainable program whereby disadvantaged members of a targeted community will be provided with food,education,employment and life skills that will ultimately enable them to become self sufficient. The benefactors will, in turn, enable others to do the same within their own community, allowing for the constant expansion of the project.

for more information contact 082 349 8452


They improve the nutrional and economic status of individual

Image taken from Soil for life website

We had an interview with Sadie Lewis from Soil for life. Their aim is to include improving the nutritional and economic status of individuals and communities in urban and rural areas, developing human potential and balancing human needs with nature’s capacity to sustain life now and in the future.

for more information call 021 794 4982


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The organization aims at eliminating all kinds of gender violence

Picture of mama Nomsa Nlaba at Bush radio

We also had an interview with Nomsa Nhlaba from IIitha Labantu. Ilitha Labantu strives to end violence, abuse against women and children in disadvantage communities. They provide emotional support, practical advice, education training in order to cop and addressing violence against women and children. Their aim is to assist eliminate all kinds of gender violence, especially those that occur in the domestic domain, where the ideology of privacy is strong.

For more information contact 021 633 3048


The organization aims at getting homeless persons back home

Hassan Khan picture taken at Bush radio

We also had an interview with Hassan Khan from the Heaven Night Shelter. The organization’s mission is to get the homeless person back home. Their method is to make available temporary shelter, rehabilitation opportunities, social welfare services and family unification .they also offer physical care and support to people living on the street who are committed to reintegration.

For more information contact 021 461 7830


Distributes excess food to communities in need

Image taken from feedback website

We had an interview with Dean Hand managing director of Feedback food Redistribution. Feedback food Redistribution inspires community development through the redistribution of excess food. Their aim is to ensure that nobody goes hungry when there is excess food to hand.

for more information call 021 685 04



Monday, July 07, 2008

Baxter theatre brings I,Claudia play to Cape Town

We also had an Interview with Suzan Danford, stage, screen and television actress. Danford tackles four different characters in Kristen Thomson’s unique one –women play, I Claudia, which comes to the Baxter Sanlam Studio from 4 July till 26 July 2008.Danford teams up with director Lara Bye to bring this internationally award wining show, which masterfully combines humor and pathos to Cape Town.

for more information contact 021 680 3963


Organization helps negleted,abused and disable chilledren

Picture taken from Nceduluntu website.

Today we had an Interview with Mama Lumka, Grace Blaai and Bongiwe Qondani from Nceduluntu Sanctuary Trust. The organization mission is to provide integrated, loving community –based residential and day care for HIV children and AIDS orphans. It aims to re-create a healthy and wholesome sense of family and community standards, ensuring that the children can have a normal childhood and maximize their potential of becoming secure, stable and become economically active individuals.

For more information call 021 851 3589


Friday, July 04, 2008

University of Western Cape host course on medicine

We started with an interview with Prof Anita Harding director of the medical anthropology university of Amsterdam and Hazel Bradley senior lecture school of public health,UWC covenor of the course. The course is title ‘’Promoting Rational Medicines Use in the community’’. It has been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the University of Amsterdam and the Royal Tropical Institute in Netherlands. The course will be held in collaboration with the School of Public health at the University of Western Cape as part of its annual winter school.

For more information or want to became a volunteer, contact 021 788 6513


Help elderly abuse people

Picture from Action on Elder Abuse.
We also had an interview with Pat lindgren from the Action on Elder Abuse.The organization addresses and prevent the abuse of older persons and other vulnerable adults in all its forms to protect victims of older abuses and venerable adults by assisting them with legal and rehabilitative service to both victims and families.


for more information contact this number 0800 00 3081.

Assist small micro and medium enterprise

Picture taken from Black Umbrella website.

We had an interview with Charles Maisel form the Black Umbrella.A full support organization to micro and medium enterprises.The black umbrella has been established since 23th January 2005. The small medium enterprise can concentrate on servicing and getting new clients and doing the job well and fast.The problems being address by Black Umbrella are that a skilled artisan is unable to run a business and do the financial bookkeeping .And also unable to do marketing and run a business and fund the running costs and has a problem with distribution.

for more information call 021 448 9000


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Hosting exihibition events in celebration of women in the struggle


We ended the show with an interview with Fiona Clayton from the Our Triumphs and our tears and Malibongwe: let us praise the women. Our triumph is an exhibition that present an over view of women’s oppression and resistance in the 20th century in South Africa.Malibongwe, let us praise women is a photographic exhibition by Gisele Wulfsohn of veteran women activist including Albertina Sisulu,Zainab Asvat,Hilda Bernstein and Winnie Madikizela Mandela.

For more information call 021 464 1268



Help people through centered development initiativ e and support service to victims of crime offenders and communities

Image taken from Nicro website

We also had an Interview with Arina Smith from the National Institute for Crime Prevention and Reintegration of Offenders. Nicro is a non profit organization regarding crime as a threat to our democracy and individual rights. Through people centered development and services to victims, offenders and communities Nicro strengthens a human rights culture and a safe South Africa. Nicro adheres to the principle of good governance and sound environmental practices.

For more information call 021 462 0017




Seeks to contribute to the conservation of urban lowlands fragments of the Cape floristic region.


Today we had an Interview with Mzwandile Peter from Cape flats Nature Project. The Cape Flats Nature Project mission is to contribute to the conservation of the urban lowlands fragments of the Cape Floris tic Region by catalyzing the sustainable management of the sites in the city of Cape Town‘s biodiversity network through active partnership between government, the private sector and community based organizations that deliver benefits to the people of the Cape Flats

For more information call 021 691 2548

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Organization facilitates postive social change


We had an interview with Amy Pendland Ikamva labantu .A self reliant and sustainable community based organization facilitating positive social change. Our mission is to build the capacity of affiliated based organization to achieve affective and efficient, delivery of our core services, which are health, education and capacity building of food and security as well as poverty alleviation.

for more information call 021 461 8328


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Creating sustainable employment and developing skills, affirms individual ability to shape his/her destiny with respect and dignity.

Today we had an interview with Ruskia Cornelius, managing director of Alive and Kicking S.A.The organization focuses on Africa .It is build on the principle that every young person has the right to play and has a basic right to life choices, health and education Closely related to these principle is the belief that creating sustainable employment and developing skills affirms an individual s ability to effectively shape her/his own destiny with dignity and respect. We focus on rural areas and semi rural areas.

For more information or want to became a volunteer, contact 021 788 6513

The company aims at creating 1500 jobs in Observatory.








We ended the show with an interview with Faith Mose, AT marketing from TeleTech. Teletech is a global leader in business processes outsourcing (BPO). The company is based in Colorado and has been for 26 years with a presence in 18 countries. They recently launched in South Africa. It is the first multinational company to benefit in the new plan recently launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). It s aimed at creating 1500 jobs at their new facilities in Observatory in Cape Town. And to get involved with the community at a grassroots level .

For more information call 076 82055 89.