Friday, October 31, 2008
Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Dr Annelie Rabie from Business Against Crime Western Cape. Business Against Crime objective is to make South Africa a safer place in which to live and work in. For more information you may contact 021 592 5217 or visit their website at www.bac.org.za
Play and learn group
We also spoke to Ruwayda Hull from the UWC Community Rehab Project. They have established a new play and learn group and Ruwayda is the co-ordinator of this project. For more information you may contact 021 371 1707
We also spoke to Mishka from Sisters Incorporated. Sisters Incorporated is an organisation that offers a home for abused women and pregnant teenagers. For more information you may contact 021 797 4190 or visit their website at www.sister.org.za
Soil for Life
Our last interview for the day was with Des from Soil for Life. Soil for Life is based in the Mother City, and they teach people to grow their own food for the purpose of living a healthier life For more information you may contact 021 794 4982 or visit their website www.soilforlife.co.za
Matric motivation from Ms Phumla Satyo.
Ms Satyo is the Director for the Further Education and Training Curriculum which includes the curricula for Grades 10 to 12 schools.
This is the first National Senior Certificate Examination based on the National Curriculum Statement.
45 696 candidates will be writing the Senior Certificate examination in the Western Cape. Some candidates have already written Foreign languages such as French, German and Arabic as well as Computer Applications Technology and Information Technology.
The majority of the learners will start their examinations on Monday, 3 November with English Home Language Paper 1 and English First Additional Language Paper 1.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Benjamin from Zenzele Training Development.
Zenzele is a non-profit organisation based in Khayelitsha which provides training programmes using combinations of technical and business modules, for historically disadvantaged people in the Western Cape.
For more information on the organisation, you may contact 021 361 1840.
We also had an interview with Andreas Spath and Andreas spoke to us about Uncounted.
Uncounted is a feauture length documentary film about how Americans were cheated during the 2004 and 2006 elections and the documentary will be shown at the Labia on Orange cinema in Cape Town.
Tickets will cost you R20 and can be reserved by calling The Labia on 021 424 5927.
For more information on the documentary, visit www.uncountedthemovie.com
Monday, October 27, 2008
The SAEP started as an environmental education project at a school in Philippi but has now evolved to include more educational programmes around Cape Town. For more information you may contact 021 685 3431.
Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse (RAPCAN)
We were also joined on the line by Moefeeda Salie-Kagee from Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN).
RAPCAN focuses its attention on the prevention of child abuse.
Their aim is to combat the pattern of abuse which affects the lives of children and adults everywhere. For more information you may contact the organisation on 021 712 2330
Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture
Our last guest in studio was Miriam from the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture.
The Trauma Centre is a Cape Town based human rights organisation that heals survivors of violence and torture.
For more information you may contact 021 465 7373
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Today on Backchat we spoke to Rita from GETNET.
GETNET is a training institute that plays a dynamic role in transforming the relations between men and women and empowering women. For more information you can contact GETNET on 021 697 5355.
We were also joined in studio by Wezi from Abalimi bezekhaya.
Abalimi is an urban cultural and environmental action association operating in socio-economic neglected townships.
SEED (Schools Environmental Education and Development) is a sub-project of Abalimi and works at transforming learning environments through Permaculture.
SEED has grown out of the harsh Cape Flats Primary School Environment and is now rolling out a national programme that incorporates this school-based work.
For more information, you may contact the organisation on 021 371 1653
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Organ Donor Foundation is a non-profit charity that addresses the shortage of organ donors in our country.
We also had a chat with Adriaan Gie.
Plusto.com is an online industrial auctioning platform which was launched this month.
Plusto.com, will introduce revolutionary new trading methods
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Today on Backchat we spoke to Ruche Jackson from Gold Peer Education Development Agency.
Gold Peer Education was formed to deal with the increasing incidents of HIV infections in youths. The organisation plays a key role in transforming under-served communities. For more information you may call Gold Peer Education Development Agency on
021 685 5038.
help2read-Edith and Alex
We were also joined in studio by Edith Sithole and Alex Moss from the help2read organisation.
The foundation helps children who find reading extremely difficulty.
This is an organisation that makes reading more fun for these kids.
For more information you may contact the organisation on 021 671 0824.
We also had an interview with Caroline Calburn from Project Phakama.
Project Phakama is an international arts education exchange that creates site-specific theatre with young people.
There will be a Benefit performance of the award-winning play Karoo Moose.
Proceeds will go to the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, which is an initiative to make operating theatre companies more affordable and Project Phakama forms part of this initiative.
For donations or for more information, you may contact Vicky Stark on 082 786 4240 or visit the website at www.vickstarkinc.com/
Monday, October 20, 2008
Today in Backchat we spoke had an interview with Richard Brooke, from Home of Hope in Table View.
The Home of Hope is a voluntary association that creates a much needed support system for the local social worker and a place of safety for children.
They provide places of safety for children who were abandoned in dustbins, violently abused, or raped.
For more information you may call Richard Brookes on 021 556 3573
Khayelitsha Youth Zone Festival
We also had an interview with Sebelo.
Sebelo is involved with Hip Hop and will inspire Festival goers at the Youth festival.
The Khayelistsha Youth Zone Festival takes place at the OR Tambo Hall on Friday 24 October till Sunday 26 October.
Festival goers will be spoilt for choice, with topics ranging from entrepreneurship to taking on the environment, speakers include NGO Ashoka – addressing festival-goers on ‘Becoming a Young Social Entrepreneur’ – and Angus Whitty speaking on making models from recycled plastic. For more information about the festival you may contact Sebelo on 073 212 1444 or for more information on the festival you may contact Greta Wilson on 083 497 7236
Friday, October 17, 2008
“If women disclose, men abuse, if men disclose, the women leave”
Rose says women were blessed when they are born because they produce children and are responsible for the home, the community and even the world.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
For more information call 021 447 8551
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
To be able to raise the required funds sufficient to buy the necessary tools and equipment for the homes
To provide a platform for artists to perform and be able to expand
To mobilize sectors of society to work together-business, individuals, academia and grass root organisations
To become an annual entity on whose platform artists, designers and brands would want to showcase their talents
To work extensively with charity organisations providing hope through arts initiatives
To create an atmosphere favourable for advertisers
To become a growing and influential organization and extend our brand reach and exposure into an annual eventTo invest in people, young people who are committed leaders standing for end of violence and crime
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
YIPPSA’s focus is to strengthen the tradition of giving at schools by establishing a YIPPSA Social Committee at each school. These committees play a fundamental role in cementing the tradition of giving at each school and serve to inspire and motivate fellow learners to activate their social responsibility by contributing to fund-raising efforts and volunteering time at community organizations.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
*The **Little Giants* in their 2^nd annual showcase concert at St
Cyprians School in Gorge Road, Oranjezicht. Artists who will make guest
appearances are *Robbie Jansen, Alvin Dyers, Spencer Mbadu, Wayne Bosch,
Duke Ncqukana *and* George Werner*. Tickets to the event cost R60.
For more information call 083 390 4529
We are not charging the communities or the schools anything to do this tour, as we know that most of the community members are not able to afford going to theatre and seeing award winning shows.
This way the community and school children get to see this acclaimed production in their mother tongue!!!! For Free!!!!
Places that we will be touring include Red Hill in Simon's Town, Kayamandi, Paarl, Kraaifontein, Masiphumelele amongst others.
For more information call 021 447 3683
Encouraging and empowering community participation in the management and activities of the center. Offering programmes that will facilitate the skills and confidence of users to participate in the affairs of the Institute (center) and the community.
Enhance active participation of South African youth in the mainstream economy by providing skills training. Our purpose is to provide the youth with a new sense of hope self-exertion, self reliant, and enthusiasm, developing young people into contributors and beneficiaries of a democratic Society by engaging other roll-players to achieve our objectives.
For more information call 021 461 6208
For more information call 021 856 5683
Thursday, October 09, 2008
We had an interview with Luyanda Kota from Ikamva Lisezandleni Zethu. IkamvaYouth believes in the equality of opportunities for all. It firmly believes in the transformation of social inequalities across South Africa and is particularly passionate about changing the educational disparities as this lays the foundations for persisting employment and income inequalities. The future is really in our hands.
For more information call 021 362 6799
We had an interview with Mpumelelo and Mandla from Sports Coaches Outreach (SCORE). To develop SCORE into a sustainable and professional organisation that can continue to build communities, by empowering people using sports and physical activity as a tool.
For more information call 021 461 0466
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
For more information call 021 638 3127
For more information call 021 396 5511
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
We had an interview with Vivian Zilo from Iliso Care Society. To take care and provide support to the victims and those affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Creating income generating programmes for the marginalised sectors of the community, especially women and youth and the formation and facilitation of support group for youth programmes and awareness about infectious disease.
For more information call 021 387 7423
For more information call 021 905 5551
Monday, October 06, 2008
For more information call 021 919 8533
For more information call 021 689 6337
For more information call 021 391 7414
For more information call 021 689 4700
Friday, October 03, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
We interviewed Ntombesizwe from Ikhwezi Productions. Ntombesizwe told us about the importance of one's heritage. She also told about the Ikhwezi Theatre Festival and the plays that will take place during the festival.
For more information 021 680 3980 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Zenzele Training and Development increasing unemployment opportunities in most disadvantaged communities
For more information call 021 361 1840
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
For more information call 021 788 5641
For more information call 021 447 6334
We interviewed Gideon Dapula from Sive Nathi. To establish, maintain and conduct a homely environment for children with profound and severe intellectual and or physical disabilities irrespective of race, colour or creed. Only children between the age of one year and eighteen years old will be accommodated after the required reports are submitted. Each child has to be in need of care.
For more information call 021 905 6048
For more information call 021 671 0238