Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Activists Networking against the Exploitation of Child Domestic Workers


We had an interview with Claudette from Activists Networking against the Exploitation of Child Domestic Workers.The establishment of the organisation was inspired by the plight of the girl child, who is sourced or trafficked from the rural areas to the urban areas to work as child labourers. Our programmes focus on advocacy and lobbying for children’s rights, youth development and combating human trafficking.


For more information contact the organisation on 021 638 5520

6th Annual Capoeira Festival


We had an interview with Marcia Beleza who is Capoeira instructor. He told us about the 6th Capoeira Festival which is taking place from 1st to 3rd April at the Monwabisi Sport and Recreation Centre in Langa.


If you want to know more about the 6th annual Capoeira Festival you can contact Clemence on 08 42 78 43 40 or Call Marcia Beleza on 083 5066 026

Afro Eurasian Eclipse.


We had an interview with Liepollo Rantekoa from Chimurenga Magazine. She will tell us about the Afro-Erasian Eclipse, a music, dance and word project by the Madosini Ensemble. She told us about the event. Chimurenga Magazine in collaboration with Arts Café will host a function titled the “Afro Eurasian Eclipse”. The function is a cultural evening of art, music, words/poetry and video to mark the launch of the latest issue of Chimurenga.

EVENT DETAILS
Thu 02 April 2009
Time and Extra InfoStarts at 9pm. Admission is R50 (door).
Telephone083 942 7530
Websitehttp://www.chimurenga.co.za

For more information call 021 422 4168 or call Liepollo on 083 942 7530.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Fire arms license renewal


Interview with Captain Knapp, from Grassy Park Police Service. He told us about the license renewal of firearms. This weekend was the last for firearm owners who wanted to renew their licenses. Captain Knapp said if anybody fails to comply will be deemed to be in possesion of an unlicensed firearms.


For more information contact the Grassy Park Police Station on 021 700 3926


Friday, March 27, 2009

The artist Moreira Chonguica


We had an interview with Moreira Chonguica who is a SAMA winning artist. Moreira Chonguica is a celebrated Cape Town based musician, originally from Mozambique. Moreira relocated to Cape Town to further his music studies where he graduated with honours distinction in Jazz Performance at the South African College of Music (University of Cape Town) in 2000. Since his move to Cape Town, Moreira has established an impressive list of credits to his name.

UCT Sports Science needs to recruit runners for 2 major scientific studies

We had an interview with Nicholas Tam from the University of Cape Town. Nicholas is an Exercise Science student at the UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. They are looking for recruits who will take part in two scientific researches. The researches were:

  1. Study on body temperature on ultra marathon runners.
  2. Study on Fluid loss in Runners.

For more information call Nicholas Tam on 021 650 4569/1

Coming Home

We had an interview with Ross Devenish director of the play “Coming Home. He told us more about the upcoming play "Coming Home" which will be playing at Baxter Theatre.

Coming Home continues the journey of Veronica Jonkers, played by Brown Van Graan, who has left the farm where her beloved grandfather (Terry Hector) lived to pursue her dream of a singing career in Cape Town.

For more information about the play call 021 380 3791.

Friday, March 20, 2009

University of Western Cape

Today we had a telephonic interview with Professor Pierre De Vos from the University of Western Cape.Professor De Vos is a constitutional Law expert . He spoke to us about human rights day and what are human rights.We also spoke about why human rights is celebrated and the responsibility that goes along having those rights.

For more information contact 021 433 2058 or go to http://constitutionallyspeaking.co.za/

Medicins Sans Frontieres


We also had an interview with Yvonne Xhaso from the Medicins Sans Frontieres. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 70 countries. In countries where health structures are insufficient or even non-existent, MSF collaborates with authorities such as the Ministry of Health to provide assistance.

For more information contact 021 364 5490 or got to http://www.msf.org.za/

Coming Home comes to the Baxter Theatre

We also had an interview with Brownyn Van Graan from a play called Coming Home.The Baxter Theatre Centre continues its tradition of offering local audiences the South African premieres of master playwright Athol Fugard’s new work with his latest play, Coming Home, which comes to the Baxter Studio from April 2 to 25.the award-winning South African-born Ross Devenish makes his Cape Town directorial stage debut as he brings together a stellar cast .

For more information call 021 680 3971 or go to http://www.baxter.co.za/contact.htm

Cornerstone Training


We ended the show with an interview with Jasmina Jacobs branch manager from Cornerstone.We also spoke about the language in the Call Centre Industry and that it did not only employ English speaking people but that it was actually open to all races, cultures and people who spoke all different languages such as Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, French etc. Lets just recap on what training CORNERSTONE offers .



For more information contact 021-4481230 or Fax:021-4482574

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Khulasizwe Institute of Development


We started the with an interview with Zanele Matshotyana , SphiweRhenqe, Sizwe and Bonelwa from the Khulasizwe Institute of Development. The organization is committed to build, support infrastructure or resources which will ensure that the youth of our nation is morally moulded and well educated. They are also committing themselves to prepare them to be capable to face daily challenges and prepare them for the future.


For more information contact 021-487 2036 or email zmatshotyana@yahoo.com

from the Freedom Charter to Polokwane the evolution of ANC economic policy


We ended the show with an interview with Ben Turok the author of the book called the from the Freedom Charter to Polokwane the evolution of ANC economic policy. Professor Ben Turok has been a Member of Parliament in South Africa since 1995, representing the African National Congress. In the 1994 democratic government of South Africa, he was appointed Head of the Commission on the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) and member of the Provincial Cabinet in Gauteng. In 1995 he moved to the National Assembly and served in the Finance Committee.


For more information who contact 021 403 2593 or go to http://www.benturok.co.za/

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cape Mental Health Society


We started the show with an interview with Ekin Kench from the Cape Mental Health Society. Cape Mental Health Society celebrates Intellectual Disability Awareness Month during March. They will focus on the theme “Children, who learn together, learn to live together”. It concentrates on Inclusive Education for children with intellectual disability. The organization wants the Inclusion of children with intellectual disability.


For more information contact 021-361 5972 or go to http://www.learntoearn.org.za/

ACW Koeberg


We also had an interview with Luna Petersen from the ACW Koeberg.The organization seeks to improve the life quality of all families and individuals in their service delivery area by utilizing the services of volunteers and networking with other role players in the community, to support dysfunctional families and individuals and empower them to become responsible and independent community member, to create self-sufficient programs that are aimed at educating, empowering and motivating the less-fortunate communities .


For more information call 0215532745 or go to http://ngkmelkbos.co.za/

Learn to Earn


We had an interview with Suzan Walshed from the organization Learn to Earn. The organization seeks to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually. Their motto is a hand up not a hand out’. The aim is ‘to eradicate unemployment and other legacies of injustice in South Africa and Africa.

For more information contact 021-361 5972 or go to http://www.learntoearn.org.za/

Monday, March 16, 2009

Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies

We also had an interview with David Nell from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS).He spoke to us about on AIDS, migration and food security in South Africa.We also spoke about impact of HIV/AIDS related morbidity and mortality on return migration to the rural Eastern Cape.

For more information call 021 959 3735


Department of Earth Science UWC

We started the show with an interview with Professor Charles Okucheni from the Department of Earth Science in the University of the Western Cape.He spoke to us about ways of creating sustainable petroleum.He also spoke about the project that they are currently working on they receive 7 million rands from BBP .

For more information contact 021 959 3881

Friday, March 13, 2009

Liphumilamga Youth Development Association


We started the show with an interview with Mthobeli January from the Liphumilamga Youth Development Association. The organization will be offering career exhibition to grade 7&10.This career is part of their programme to develop youth in communities in terms of suitable careers.


For more information call 021 365 0202

Forever Young.com Brass Band


We also had an interview with Ridewaan Davey Bandmaster and the forever young.com Brass Band. The members of the band will be participating in a World event. All the members of the band live in Kalksteenfontein and deserve to be part of this venture for it’s a first for them all to go oversea and represent their country. They will compete against 57 other Bands. They will be busy with fundraising events such as Karaoke’s, bazaars, Disco’s and Raffle’s, but the finance is coming in to slow.

For more information contact 0732569086

Cornerstone


We ended the show with an interviews with Fatima Martin,Leon Poole who are student soon to graduate from Cornerstone and Cherrel Jacobs who is a Business Development Manager from 118Contact.They spoke to us about the in and out in the call centre industry as well as challenges that are faced by people in the industry.

For more information contact 021-4481230

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kenfac Meals on Wheels


We started the show with an interview with Chantel Williams from Kenfac Meals on Wheels. The organization provides nutritious meals and support, to these vulnerable and destitute community members irrespective of culture, gender, race or religion in our municipal geographical area of operation. To improve the quality of life of the elderly, the frail and disabled in the targeted communities.



For more information contact 021-593 2170 or email kenfacmowconsult@hotmail.com

34 Long Fine Art Gallery


We were joined by Montel Sevens, Graffiti Artist from 34 Long Fine Art Gallery. Motel7 is one of only two women street artists working extensively on the walls of Cape Town. Starting off as a traditional artist using paint and brushes from an early age, Motel7 has moved through the ranks of graffiti art to street art and like many international artists like Banksy, Miss Van, Blek le Rat, D*Face and Nick Walker she is taking her well deserved place as an urban contemporary artist in the world of commercial art galleries.


For more information contact 021 426 4594 or go to http://vgallery.co.za/34long/

Social Pattern exhibition

We also had an Interview with Kirsty Cockerillo who is the curator of the exhibition called Social Pattern. When one refers to a social pattern one is referring to the composite of traits, features, tendencies, characteristics, that form a consistent arrangement associated with an individual or group. A convention can be a social pattern; a custom can be a social pattern.

For more information contact 021 424 7436 or go www.ava.co.za

The University of the Western Cape introduces Unani Tibb

We ended the show with an interview with Dr Najwa Kisten from the Unani-Tibb medicine. She spoke to us about natural medicine called Unani Tibb. Unani is a Persian word meaning Greek and Tibb an Arabic word meaning medicine. It is a system of medicine that began with Imhotep in Africa, was embraced by Greeks like Hippocrates and refined over many centuries by Arab physicians like Ibn Sina.

For more information call 021 959 2615

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Institute for African Alternative


We started the show with an interview with Professor Turok from the Institute for African Alternative. The organization established in 1986 by African scholars who were concerned about the crisis and the absence of fora where they could meet to consider alternative development strategies.


For more information call 021 403 2593 or go to http://www.ifaasa.org/

Sing for Africa


We were also joined by interview with Dawn Roode and Marietjie Paxton form Sing for Africa. Sing for Africa is a community based organization that seeks to help youth affected by drugs, substance abuse as well as family counseling. The organization also helps school drops out by offering them self discovery classes and HIV/AIDS victims as well as relationships. They also give school career advice to students.


For more information contact 021 981 11311 or go to http://www.singforafrica.com/



Alliance for Children’s Entitlement to Social Security


We also had an interview with Sharon September from the Alliance for Children’s Entitlement to Social Security. The organization aims in making children’s rights to comprehensive social security a reality through advocating for and facilitating coordinated models of service delivery; advocating for improved policies/ laws and service delivery; monitoring and evaluating implementation of laws/ policies and service delivery and identifying and pioneering collective responses to emerging challenges and opportunities in the area of comprehensive social security.


For more i9nformation call 021-761 0117 or email sharon@acess.org.za

Community Law Centre and Legal Aid Clinic

We ended the show with interviews with Dr Jaap De Vissier from the Community Law Centre and Shehaam Samaai from the Legal Aid Clinic in University of the Western Cape. We disscussed the difference between Community Law Centre and Legal Aid Clinic.

For more information call 021 959 3706 or 021 959 3421 or go to
http://www.uwc.ac.za/index or
http://www.communitylawcentre.org.za

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pro -Active Training & Education


Today were joined by interview with Vernorita Franz managing director,Helen Assessor facilitator and student, Soda from Pro-Active. Pro -Active Training & Education, is a Corporate Member of the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME), is a Quality and Affordable Training Provider that specializes in soft-skills training for both the private and public sector. They have conducted numerous public programs and customized in-house training for our corporate clients. And tapping from our expanded pool of trainers, they aim to serve the training needs of more organisations today!


For more information contact 021 761 8084

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation


We also had an interview with Jan Hofmeyer from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. It seeks to understand the causes of conflict and promote understanding in the resolution of conflict. It provides situational analysis, it builds capacity, and it produces resources for social transformation and development. Today we spoke about the state of democracy in South Africa as we approach election on 22 April 2009.


For more information call 021 763 7128 or go to http://www.ijr.org.za/

Baxtertheatre host Learner husband


We had an interview with Stuart Taylor from the play called learner husband showing from the 2 to 14th March 2009. Taylor and director Heinrich Reisenhofer have teamed up to created a definitive relationship crash course for the modern South African man. Revealing tips and secrets from Stuart's soon-to-be-published book Learner Husband, this hysterically funny step-by-step programme prepares you to survive the most perilous of all driving tests … marriage!


For more information call 021 434 4951 or go to http://www.baxter.co.za/contact.htm

Monday, March 09, 2009

South African Institute of Chartered Accountants


Today we started the show with an interview with Khaya Magopheni from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. The organization seeks to recruit and develop top grade matriculants who are black into being Caste initiative was started because there was a need for black accountants in the country.


For more information contact 021 959 3496

Langa Indoor Fitness Club


We had an interview with Luvo Labe from the Langa Indoor Fitness Club. The Club helps the youth by training them to stay fit and also keeping them out of drugs as well as crime.They offer classes on body building ,weight lifting and as well as Thai Bo classes.


For more information call 072 6977 546

Friday, March 06, 2009

Artscape showcases Amaza production




We started the show with an interview with Magi Pankhurst from the play called Amaza.The play entails adultery, deceit and lies which are some of the ingredients in the intriguing tale. The story is about a police detective stationed in Port Elizabeth investigating a private matter.




For more information contact 021 410 9986

Baxtertheatre host Reclaiming the P-word play

We had an interview with Marry Haimes from the play Reclaiming the…P…word. The opening piece connects the public with the private by commenting on the current corrupt morals of public figures and the effect of these incidents on the lives of ordinary citizens. Current national and provincial statistics on violence against women are used throughout the script to emphasize the prevalence of misogyny and sexism.

For more information call 021 959 2812

Award winning young Scientist



We also had interview with Nathan Naidoo and Mehrdad Ghaziasgar who have won the won top honours in the Microsoft Imagine Cup. They spoke to us about their soft wear that could enable deaf people to communicate with their hearing counterparts using mobile phones and other devices.


For more information call 021 959 2625

Cornerstone Training Centre


We had an interview with Jasmina Jacobs brach manager from Cornerstone and Cherrel Jacobs from 118 call centre.They spoke to us about the call centre industry as well as what does it entails.We also recapped on the last two shows that we did as well run a competition.


For more information call 086 961 9695

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Intercultural Youth Exchange Programme


We started the show with an interview with Gadija Sait from the Intercultural Youth Exchange Programme .The programme aim to enable the youth to spend 3 months in each country namely, Canada/Mozambique and South Africa. In total the program is 6 months of experiencing a new Culture & learning new skills.


For more information call 021 674 5338 or go to http://www.volcent.co.za/

Edexcel

We also had an interview with Regional Director of Edexcel, Ian Yoell.He will be spoke to us about what is international Accreditation and what does the term mean? As well as what are the benefits of an Internationally Accredited qualification.

For more information call 021 425 7111

Library Service

We had an interview with Stephen V Meyer deputy director of the library Service. He spoke to us about the Library Week. Library Week is celebrated each year on the third week of March as part of the national drive to promote libraries, the services they provide, reading and the benefits of literacy.

For more information contact 021 483 2241

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

ERDMANNCON TEMPORARY,


We started the show with an interview with Norman O’Flynn from the Photographers gallery. He spoke to us about his large-scale paintings and witty sculptures, O’Flynn loves to question the state of humanity, while poking fun at himself and others. O’Flynn’s distinctive visual language is recognizable in canvases filled with comic book heroes, demi-gods and polka doted oxen. The world needs me is Norman O’Flynn’s first solo exhibition at ERDMANNCONTEMPORARY.

For more information call 021 423 5403 or go to photogallery@mweb.co.za


Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce


We also had an interview with Viveienne Lalu from the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce. Sweat seeks to protect the rights of sex workers who are the most vulnerable people in society. Yesterday the organization celebrated International Sex Workers Day.

For more information contact 021 447 2727 or 082 494 0788

Family and Marriage Society of South Africa


We had an Interview with Esther Jean from the Family and Marriage Society. The organization deals with family life as well marriage, it seeks to help those affected and empower them.Their mision is to empower people to build, reconstruct and maintain sound relationships in marriages, families and communities.

For more infomation call 021 447 7951 or go to http://www.famsa.org.za/

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

University of the Western Cape HIV/AIDS project

We had a telephonic interview with Dr Jim Lees from the University of the Western Cape HIV/AIDS project which U.S. Agency for International Development has given R8million to target HIV/AIDS prevention in Western Cape schools and at the university itself. Through its HIV/AIDS programme, UWC will be working with its own student population
as well as with 15 secondary schools selected from local and rural communities from which many UWC students are drawn.

For more informtion call 021 959 2858

On the Edge Campaign


We also had an interview with Trevor Johnston from the On the Edge Campaign.Mr Johnston is also the head of Educo Africa and he spoke to us about the on the Edge Campaign and why he has decide to embark on this campaign. Trevor, himself come from a marginalized background, was given the opportunity of a wilderness course in his youth whilst living on the edge of gangsterism and crime.

For more information conatct 021 761 8939 or go tohttp://www.educo.org.za/

Cape Town International Convention Centre


Today we had an interview with Rashid Toefy, chief executive of Cape Town International Convention Centre. He spoke to us about the concerted effort by the Cape Town International Convention Centre which was done to reduce its carbon footprint through streamlining its operations which has paid off.

For more information contact 021 462 0416 or go to www.cticc.co.za/events

Monday, March 02, 2009

Aviation Gallery


We started the show with an interview with Kemang Wa Lehulere who is an artist who will be exhibiting his works at the Aviation gallery. Wa Lehulere presents his first solo exhibition Ubontsi: Sharp Sharp! In the long gallery. Ubontsi means thumb in isiXhosa. When lifted in to the air, Ubontsi is a sign if goodwill and or acknowledgement. Or that everything is well and good!


For more information contact 021 424 7436 or go Kemang wa lehulere@gmail.com

Duo of Duets & Viva Espana


We had also an interview with Faud Sawyer who is an Opera singer .He spoke to us about his performance in his own show called Duo and Duets where he will be singing popular songs in the first half and the second half of the show called Viva Espana and as well as Spanish songs including flamenco dancing.


For more information call 021 447 8252 or 072 327 5023

African Groundwater Commission

We had an interview with Professor Eberhard Broune from the African Groundwater Commission which was established directly under the jurisdiction of the African Ministers’ Council on Water(AMCOW) to pay greater attention to the management of Groundwater in Africa .

For more informtion contact – 021 959 3827 or email. xtyhalibongo@uwc.ac.za