Friday, January 30, 2009

Community Bible Society


We started the show with an interview with Phumeza Makili from the Community Bible Society. The organization provide home based care to people living with HIV and AIDS as well as educate them about the deseases.They also give food parcels to the poor.The organization also organize camps for the youth keep the away from drugs and crime.

For more information call 021 361 8791

Justice and Peace Commission


Today were joined in studio by Ignatius France from Justice and Peace Commission of Cape Town and it is one of a worldwide network of Justice and Peace commissions established to address the social injustices and hardships of the poor and marginalized.


For more information contact 021 462 2414 or go thier website http://www.justiceandpeace.org.za/

Africa Unite


We had an interview with Abigail Peter and Heroldine Hector from Africa Unite. Africa Unite strives towards the achievement of a united, prosperous Africa in which all people live together harmoniously and peacefully. It is our belief that refugees from other African countries and South Africans should work together for the future good of all, especially children and youth.
For more information numbers 021 467 7626/06 or to theWebsite - http://www.africaunite.org.za/

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Life Rescue Mission provides training to disadvantage


We started the show with an interview with Suzyo Simfukuue from the New Life Rescue Mission.The organization empowers community members through skills training as well as conduct training workshops.They also provide school training for school droupouts.


for more infor call or contact 021 552 75521

They assist the youth through mentoring and skills training


Today in studio were joined by Colin Van Wyk from the Phambili Community Development. The organization seeks to empower and reduce Poverty by adding Resources to make a positive impact on the community.The organization provides mentoring to the youth as well as support to them since their parents have no time for them due to work.The also provide skills training to young people.


For more infomation call 078 743 5096

The organization assist those affected by HIV and AIDS


We also had an interview with Temperance Norton and Victoria Mshengu from the Nosakhele HIV/AIDS project. The organization helps those living with HIV and AIDS as well as those who want to know more about the epidemic in areas such as Khayelitsha. The organization also provides home base care to all those affected by the deseases of HIV/AIDS.


for more info contact 083 481 6327

The organization helps orphans and vulnerable children to HIV and AIDS


We had an interview with Ndileka Xameni from the Siyaphambili Orphan Village. The organisation aim to assist Orphaned and Vulnerable children due to HIV/ Aids to be able to be self reliant, not to be street kids, be able to take care of their siblings, to be accommodated in a safe and comfortable environment where they will be able to vent their emotions freely.
For more information call 082 399 5028

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kwakhanya helps people living with HIV/AIDS in poor communities


We started the show with interviews with Sweetness Benya,Mavis Masheba,Zoleka lobi,Vathiswa Skenjana as well as Anita Mosele from the Kwakhanya Khayelitsha Greening and Community project. The organization helps those living with HIV/AIDS and TB sufferers in some of Cape Town’s poorest communities.They also provide home bases care to those living with HIV/AIDS.
For more information contact 083 683 9846

Noluthando empowers the deaf with skill and knowledge


We also had an interview with Clive Bester from Noluthando School for the Deaf in Khayelitsha.The school carters for the Deaf and seeks to empower the Deaf with skills,such as brick laying ,cartering skills,pannel beating as well as souwing clothes.The school was establish during the 80's because the was a need where the deaf could learn and gain skills that would benifit them in the long run.
For more information contact 082 338 5494

Sinethemba helps handicapped children from poor communities




Today we had interview with Darling Dejage,Bulelwa Kalipa and Nomvuyo from Sinethemba crossroads for the handicapped. They spoke to us about the Sinethemba crossroads for the handicapped day care centre.The centre carters for the handicapped children from the surrounding areas such as Crossroads and khayelitsha.The centre seeks to empower the handicapped.

for more info contact 021 374 9996

Friday, January 23, 2009

Successful Relationship Communication
Today on Backchat we played a recorded interview with Jamey Lee that was done by producer of Backchat, Mikhaila Crowie. The workshop will be held tomorrow in Parow North and will speak about strengthening the relationships by communication. For more information, contact 021 911 2239 or email fiona@soulinc.co.za

Children’s Resource Centre
We were also joined in studio by Josephine and Ayanda from Children’s Resource Centre. The Children’s Resource Centre assists children to organise themselves into a children’s movement. For more information you may contact
021 686 6898 or visit http://www.childrensmovement.org.za/.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rural Education Access Programme (REAP)
Our first guest on Backchat was Glenda Glover from Rural Education Access Programme (REAP). REAP strives to provide an effective and accountable education access programme that endeavors to give the disadvantaged, isolated and marginalised rural youth the opportunity to overcome the inherent academic and social hurdles. For more information, you may contact 021 696 5500 or visit www.reap.org.za

Annual Street Collection-Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association
We were also joined on the line by Hilary Lane from the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association. The organisation caters for the diagnosis, treatment, care, training and sheltered employment for persons with Cerebral Palsy. The association will host an annual street collection on Saturday 7 March. For more information you may contact 021 685 4150.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Adult Learning Network
Today on Backchat we spoke to Lin Helme from the Adult Learning Network. Adult Learning South Africa aims to promote adult learning and to stimulate information sharing and debate within the broad adult education and training sector in South Africa. For more information you may contact 021 851 1427
KHOSI'S FIRST DAY
So today marked the first day of school for many learners in the Western Cape. Grade 1 learners seemed anxious for the year ahead while parents were reluctant to let go, claiming this day to be a milestone in their lives as parents. One of those proud parents was non other than Bush Radio's very own Bassie Montewa, host of Backchat. The two videos below captures one of Bassie's proudest moments as a father, as he and his wife accompany Khosi on his first day of shool at Hillcrest Primary School.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Triple Trust Organisation
Our first guest in studio for today was Monde from the Triple Trust Organisation. Triple Trust Organisation is a South African not-for-profit organisation committed to the alleviation of poverty in our country. For more information, you may contact 021 689 6000

Participation Junction
We were joined on the line by Shireen from Participation Junction. The organisation aims to build a culture of participation in our country’s development. For more information, you may contact 021 797 1072

Monday, January 19, 2009

La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre
Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Carolyn from La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre. The theatre provides a platform for local dancers to gain regular opportunities to perform in a professional environment. For more information, you may contact 021 421 6437.

Mitchell’s Plain Red Door
We were also joined on the line by Mrs. Sparks from the Mitchell’s Plain Red Door. This initiative provides the latest information and advice on how to navigate the world of business. For more information you may contact 021 376 2377

Women’s Hope Education and Training Trust (WHEAT)
We were also joined on the line by Gertrude Vester from Women’s Hope Education and Training Trust. WHEAT is a national women's fund committed to grassroots women's empowerment for community development through education and training. For more information you may contact 021 762 6214

Salt River Recycling
Our last interview for the day was Zainap Allie from Salt River Recycling. A small company working actively involved in setting up various recycling projects with the City of Cape Town. For more information you may contact 021 511 5925.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Celebration of the life of Alex van Heerden

Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Tracey Randle who is a full-time historian and someone who has been working very closely with the late Alex van Heerden on a music project. A concert will be held tomorrow in Celebration of the life of Alex van Heerden who has passed away recently. Alex has been playing professionally since the year 1992, with the likes of Robbie Jansen, Mac McKenzie and Hilton Schilder. Alex has been inspired by the work of David Kramer. In October 2007, he joined the Solms-Delta team, to be involved in exploring and preserving the musical heritage of the Cape. Alex passed away tragically on Wednesday the 7th of January. Tomorrow’s concert will pay tribute to the great musician Alex was. The concert will take place from 3-6pm at the Solms-Delta wine farm in Franschhoek. Expect several musicians to perform at the event.

Thursday, January 15, 2009



From the Hip: Khulumakahle
Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Tanya Surtees from the organisation From the Hip: Khulumakahle. The organisation revolutionized South African theatre industry through the development of the deaf and hearing performer-creators. For more information you may visit www.fthk.co.za or call 021 448 2838.

Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE)
We were also joined in studio by Booysie from the Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE). The organisation envisage a society where the rural poor, both men and women, have access and rights to land, marine and other natural resources for food security and the creation of sustainable livelihoods. For more information, you may contact 021 685 3033 or email them on tcoe@iafrica.com

Work Now!
Our last guests in studio were Charles and Rozina from Work Now! The organisation acts as an intermediary for those seeking seeking a job. For more information you may visit www.worknow.org.za or email info@worknow.org.za or call 021 782 0034.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Equal Opportunity Fund
Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Michelle from Equal Opportunity Fund (EOF). EOF focuses on small and micro development projects. The organisation also seeks to reduce unemployment and alleviate poverty. For more information, you may contact the organisation on 021 671 9055 or visit http://www.eof.org.za/

Finding Inner Peace in Turbulent Times
We were also joined in studio by Pratiba and she spoke about.Talking about Finding Inner Peace in Turbulent Times. This lecture will take place at the Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays. For more information you may contact 021 671 9972 or visit www.bkwsu.org/

Western Cape Foundation for Community Work (FCW)
We were also joined on the line Riedewhaan Allie from the Western Cape Foundation for Community Work (FCW). The organisation promotes total development of the child through multi-disciplinary support to educate centre-based programmes, as well as informal networks of childcare initiatives. For more information contact 021 637 9144.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Projects Abroad
Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Dana Myers (male) from Projects Abroad. Projects Abroad is the leading global organizer of volunteer placements. For more information you may visit www.project-abroad.net or call
021 674 4449.

Surplus People Project (SPP)
We were also joined on the line by Rochelle from Surplus People Project (SPP). SPP is a multi-skilled, efficient, radical and committed organisation instrumental in redistributing resources to the poor. For more information you may visit www.spp.org.za or call
021 448 5605.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Early Years Services
Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Terrance November from Early Years Services. Early Years Services is an organisation that provides Early Childhood Development training, resources and support to educators that will ensure children to receive quality education and care. For more information you may contact Terrance on:

021 859 1708.

Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA)
We were also joined on the line by Sizuyile Maboda, the project co-ordinator from Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA). SEA leads a strategic approach to sustainable developmental through an integrated energy plan. For more information you may call SEA on:

021 702 3622 or visit http://www.sustainable.org.za/

Job Start Training Centre
Our last guests in studio were Chance and Joanne from Job Start Training Centre. The organisation is becoming the leading supplier in accessible skills training by enhancing their opportunities of employment. For more information call:

021 464 1404 or visit http://www.jobstart.org.za/

Friday, January 09, 2009

The Masque: “Breath of Life
Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Celia Musikanth from the Masque Theatre. The Masque Theatre is home to a number of amateur dramatic societies in Cape Town and is easily accessible from most parts of the city and tomorrow the theatre will celebrate 50 years with a gala performance of Sir David Hare’s The Breath of Life. Breathe of Life was written for Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith in the year 2002 and received rave reviews when it showed at the West End. Claremont Dramatic Society is known for the excellent calibre of its productions; ‘The Breath of Life’ is a well-chosen vehicle for another success. Breath of Life opens today and will run until January 17th. If you are interested, you may contact
021 788 1898

Thursday, January 08, 2009

IkamvaYouth
Today on Backchat we had an interview with Luyanda Kota from IkamvaYouth. IkamvaYouth is a community-based organisation that enables youth from disadvantage areas to access higher education and job-based training. Ikamva has recently achieved a 90% matric pass rate last year; although the results are a slight drop (Ikamva has achieved a 100% pass rate since 2005). The organisation has huge plans for this year. They plan to expand in Nyanga and are working with teachers at schools from Teach South Africa programme. The organisation is calling for more volunteers, so if you are interested, give them a call on 021 362 6799 or you may email them: info@ikamvayouth.org. For more information, visit www.ikamvayouth.org.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

SAMLA
Today on Backchat we were joined on the line by Mongezi Tamana from South African Mobile Library Association (SAMLA). SAMLA aims to instill a culture of reading within our society. SAMLA, who operates nationally, creates an environment where an individual can make an informed decision. For more information, you may contact 021 633 3299. Tamana has also urged anyone who would like to donate books to call the number above.

TUCAN TUCAN
We were also joined on the line by Muriel Marco. Tucan Tucan’s music is described as a mix of African Rhythm’s with a strong jazz influence in their sound. Tucan Tucan will be performing at the Jazzathon at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday at 9pm. For more information www.jazzathon.co.za or visit Tucan Tucan’s website on www.tucan-tucan.com.