Friday, August 31, 2018

Sharing women achievements

Great conversation with Aphiwe Mzondi  a woman who identify herself with many different galaxies. Her involvement in community work and being exposed to diversity has triggered love and passion to work with children and women. This led Aphiwe founding an initiative to inspire changed lifestyles in disadvantaged communities. Professionally, she can be defined an emerging therapist whose interest lies on children and women. She is currently practicing at Childline as a child therapist.

Riba Mwakusa Clan Event

Great discussion with Dumama  and Kechou from Riba Mwakusa Clan band that consist of four extremely gifted and versatile individuals, we were talking about their musical journey as well as their event that will took place on the 2nd of September 2018.

For more info:
Contact:Dumama
063 541 9315
















 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Where is Fisantekraal?

Stefano, Randall, Lwando, Ashraff and Forida
Representatives of Fisantekraal visited Backchat today. Forida and Ashraff explained on how the community is hidden away from most and being hidden away they miss so many opportunities. As they interpret further on how much help Fisantekraal needs as a community.

A community with so much talent should not be hidden away. Each and every individual in Fisantekraal is a worthy as the next therefore Ashraff and Forida expresses their need for things most people are used to.


Calling themselves Hip Hoppers, Lwando, Stefano and Randall proved to us that this community should be heard. They expressed themselves through music, using an instrumental and free thoughts. As this is their first time performing not much was expected, but as soon as they started  you could see that all they needed is to be heard.

Fisantekraal is a populated place in the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is located 8 kilometres (5 mi) northeast of Durbanville and about 30 kilometres (20 mi) northeast of central Cape Town. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 12,369 people


Fisantekraal needs your help and donations to start hosting events where they can showcase dancing, singing , rapping and modelling.

CONTACT DETAILS
Ashraf   - 0733 464 875
Forida    - 073 272 9299
Done By:
Jasmine Mazwi

RAINBOW NATION: THE PROPAGANDA OF DEMOCRACY


Bukelani Mboniswa is an Essayist, Pan-Africanist writer, Afrocentric, social theorist. A free thinker devoted in offering new and exciting explanation of historical and present events.


Rainbow Nation: The Propaganda of Democracy is breaking away from the traditional habit, through its investigation of the way the Rainbow Nation has been used.  It used to eclipse Black identity agenda with the single-racial-identity agenda of Rainbow Nation. the impact of which on the current status of Black Development, this book stresses are necessity of rethinking our expectations of Rainbow Nation .  

The author demonstrates the importance of other alternatives which can be used by Black people to achieve objectives their daily struggles. The brave tone of this book is much needed in our society to break the silence and stage debate. The sad fact that our society has not purged itself of racial injustice and inequality twenty four years deep into democracy.

Rainbow Nation: The Propaganda of Democracy engages with challenges a lot of beliefs and assumptions underlying the way we talk a bout our power and representation. It aims to act as a diagnoses and a road-map, charting various ills of South African politics and opening up the field to transformation and real change.

CONTACT DETAILS
@bukelanimboniswa

Done By :
Jasmine Mazwi

Monday, August 27, 2018

WOMEN IN SPORTS

My name is Kaylin Cedras. I am 21 years old and I'm from Westridge, Mitchell's Plain. I matriculated at Westridge High School.  I've been involved with sports almost my whole life. I got into coaching at the age of 16 years old on high school where I helped athletes with after school training sessions. I became insanely passionate about it and the change it brought. Every year after that I'd help out with training. Straight after high school I'd volunteer my time and go train the athletes at my old high school

WOMEN IN SPORT

 They based in Mitchell's Plain and our aim is to bring sports back into our schools and communities.  In 2018 my life just took a turn in things, in a dramatic way actually. It was track and field season Kaylin worked everyday at different inter-schools athletics day. Through Western Province in  Athletics she was selected to work at this year's Nationals Championship in Pretoria. she was the youngest and a junior technical official, but I kept my head up and represent WPA in the best way that she could .she came back and turned heads and created changes in WPA I was mentored by the late George Lodewyk to become a starter and I'm now the youngest female starter in WPA history.



With my passion for coaching I started a programme called creating tomorrow's leaders.I had this programme at Morgonson Primary in Hanover park and Ridgeville Primary School in Westridge. It was more than just sports now. It was about developing mindsets of tomorrows leaders and creating positive impact on the kids. I was recently a WPA Representative at the first Women in Sport Summit. It was a phenomenal experience being amongst women that made history in South Africa through sport. I got to network and connect and expose myself with a interview I did with the plainsman. I'm excelling in various sectors in my life.


CONTACT DETAILS
FACEBOOK- Kaylin K'cee Cedras


EmpowerMoves Africa.


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Joined in  studio by Nomdakazana Sibalukhulu she speaks about how reading was one of her many passions that helps her through life. The aim of EmpowerMove is to seek out the need in others and try to help them.

Nomdakazana Sibalukhulu shares her story as a motivational speaker and reiterates the dislike of women that hide behind their story. She helps these women by speaking out and healing them spiritually and mentally. This beautiful women is many things a MC as well as a motivational speaker.



Empower moves is for the Queens. Its a platform to engage, tackle social ills & empower each other through making moves for each other, by each other.
EmpowerMoves is open to everyone not just women.

CONTACT DETAILS
empowermoves1@gmail.com

Call 072 112 1855

Done By:
Jasmine Mazwi

Friday, August 24, 2018

Frankie Herwels shares her story!

Frankie Herwels and Bassie Montewa
Frankie Herwels is a young, passionate women aimed at empowering the youth for a better future. In her early years she was exposed to all types of abuse and constantly gets reminded about this. She knows about the abuse that is still taking place all around her and she wants to break the silence of the youth and tell people to speak out.

She started missAnkeJewels, with the aim of speaking up, and bringing attention to what makes us grow. She also adds that not only young girls but boys get groped, touched and sexually abused.
She wants to make a change in way the youth and there worth to this world.

Bassie Montewa and Frankie Herwels
                   
misssAnkeJewels is currently partnered with Black Pearl Foundation doing a community project called Sisters with attitude where they will be having different discussions and workshops with anyone because everyone is welcome to empower youth to see a better life for themselves and also help them deal with the many social ills they get exposed to.

CONTACT DETAILS

INSTAGRAM  

missankejewels

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

Frankie Herwels

Done By:
Jasmine Mazwi

Soccer is not just for boys!

Bassie Montewa, Grace, Roxanne Bucker and Antonia Mapunya
Grace, Roxanne and Antonia are three passionate women for being on the field. As the three of them have learnt the niche and balance of social life verses soccer, they remain enthusiastic about playing soccer.

Grace being the Manager of UWC ladies football, she was a football player. Later on in her football career she started assisting the different teams she fell in love with coaching. This is how she got connected with Roxanne Bucker and Antonia Mapunya.

Both Roxanne and Antonia joined UWC ladies football for 2018 and says it is not easy. Especially because soccer is a male-dominated sport. They believe that the youth should use soccer to get education and to never lose the passion for soccer.

These girls gets a thrill for the crowd, they cannot believe people support female soccer and this is what helps them move forward in life. But as a women soccer team they need sponsorship for the next generation of female soccer players.

"a big part of being a women, is to help the women that come after you."

Done By:
Jasmine Mazwi

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Northlink College students Career Expo

Ayanda Mcobo, Thulisile Fodo, Jasmine Mazwi. Anathi Dukwe &Judith Kabamba
Four passionate and motivating Northlink College invited Backchat and Bush Radio listeners to their career expo taking place on the 5th September in Khayelitsha. Ayanda Mcobo, Thulisile Fodo, Anathi Dukwe and Judith Kabama were assigned as part of their Public Relations assignment to invite as many people to join their event.

Partnered with Ncedanani Information Hub which is a non-governmental organisation based in Khaylitsha where they do different  community service to uplift the youth and mostly everyone in their community. Empowering everyone in one community has never been cheap, therefore the four women and Ncedanani Information Hub need sponsors for financial assistance for the career expo and each one's help will be appreciated.

The career expo will be showcasing different guidelines for different career, with different influential speakers addressing Grade 9 learners from schools across Khayelitsha. With about 200 guests already planning on attending this event, they can really use your input as well.

CONTACT DETAILS
021 361 0002
 071 028 1405
nceda.infor@gmail.com

Done By:
Jasmine Mazwi

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

BWASA



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a non-profit organisation that works through strategic partnerships that includes sponsors, government departments, business school s and international associations for the interest of its members.  

The Businesswomen's Association of South Africa enjoyed a history of  service to its diverse membership through networking, training, mentoring, knowledge-sharing and national recognition since 1980.



South Africa has 7 branches located strategically touching the main points with membership of the BWASA. Each branch is lead by a group of passionate, intrepid women and their support and guidance in the economic value of gender transformation which positioned BWA as a legitimate empowerment.



Become A Member

\Join our dynamic association and you will become part of a vibrant, passionate and supportive community of professional like-minded women from diverse professions and sectors. The BWA gives a voice to all women in business, inspiring them to dream big, personally and professionally, so join now to hone your skills and develop your networks.

CONTACT DETAILS 
Cheryl Steyn
6 Cumbury Court                
Cumnor Road                        
Kenilworth  
Cape Town

021 761 6324

ct@bwasa.co.za

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Jasmine Mazwi

Manufacturing trade beckons women.

Women’s Month: Manufacturing trade beckons women


Market leaders in print industry Novus Holdings has a reputation for high quality and personalized service borders and industries. With Headquarters in Cape Town, their operations composes a wide-spread network of specialized printing and manufacturing plants servicing customers across the continent. 

Novus Holdings activities include all medium to long run requirements of magazines, retail inserts, catalogs, books,  newspapers, commercial and digital work, labels, educational materials and manufacturing of tissue products.

NOVUS HOLDINGS seeks to unlock the potential of Africa through printing and associated services to the benefit of our customers and shareholders.

Novus Holdings is an African company, recognizes the key to their success is their link to growth in the African Market, which is why Novus Holdings supports initiatives  in the education an governmental sectors.  

With unemployment rates at 27/1% in the second quarter of 2018, the current state of the economy and 51.7%  of the South African population being female, it is important for women to be granted opportunitities in what is viewed as male-dominated industries.

CONTACT DETAILS
Done By:
Jasmine Mazwi

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Join hands with Bush Radio 89.5FM by donation R23 or more.

Join hands with Bush Radio 89.5FM by donation R23 or more.

Bush Radio 89.5FM started as a pirate radio stations giving a voice to the
communities of Cape Town under Apartheid. With a vision of freeing the
broadcast airwaves, providing broadcasting in the languages spoken by
ordinary people and focusing on issues affecting people's daily lives, South
Africa's first community station, Bush Radio 89.5FM was formed. 
Since then, Bush Radio has been offering broadcast access to the people of
Cape Town for the past 23 years since our first legal licensed broadcast on
the 9th August 1995, and our training opportunities since our formation the
early 1990's, training over 3000 people in broadcasting (radio and TV) and
print.

Today, Bush Radio 89.5FM is non-profit community radio that broadcasts to
the Cape Metropole 24 hours per day and discuss issues of human rights,
gender, labour, health, crime and crime prevention, housing, land and
sports, while promoting local artists, schools and events. 

As we celebrate our 23rd year of our legal broadcasting, we are running a
pledge drive during our birthday month where we ask YOU to support our work
by making a donation.

We call on individuals, former interns, staff, volunteers, board members,
NGOs/CBOs, artists, musicians, designers and companies who have participated
in our broadcasting and training or anyone who want to support our work, to
contribute towards making a difference in the lives of others. 

Through such donation, you will contribute to the continued existence of
Bush Radio, and also make the opportunity available to others to benefit
from Bush Radio's services.

Our bank details are as follows:
Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
Branch code: 004909
Address: 37 - 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700

Thank you to those who have made a donation so far

Visit the BushBlog - http://www.bushradio.wordpress.com


Monday, August 20, 2018

BACKCHAT invited to Concert in the dark!

CBM South Africa, a branch of the world's biggest disability charity, has teamed up with the Cape Town Youth Choir to raise awareness of the organisation and the work it does to create sustainable change and
improve lives of people with disabilities.

 An estimated 1,7 million people in the rural areas of South Africa live with a disability and 500,000 SA children with disabilities face discrimination when accessing school.



In this concert - part of which will be in complete darkness, the Cape

Town Choir under the direction of Leon Starker will perform a range of
pieces which vary in timbre, vocal colour and texture and there's a
bit of something for everyone. The programme is entitled "Into the
Light" and it contains works by well-known and lesser known composers.

The event is to raise funds for CBM’s programmes in South Africa. Because the administrative costs of CBM South Africa are covered by the parent body in Germany, funds raised here go directly into the two main programmes that CBM supports.


Date - 06 October 2018

Time - 19:00 pm

Venue - Hugo Lamprechts Auditorium, Parow, Cape Town

Concert tickets include refreshments and are available at Webtickets at https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1482242991

Friday, August 17, 2018

Join hands with Bush Radio 89.5FM by donation R23 or more.

Bush Radio 89.5FM started as a pirate radio stations giving a voice to the
communities of Cape Town under Apartheid. With a vision of freeing the
broadcast airwaves, providing broadcasting in the languages spoken by
ordinary people and focusing on issues affecting people's daily lives, South
Africa's first community station, Bush Radio 89.5FM was formed. 
Since then, Bush Radio has been offering broadcast access to the people of
Cape Town for the past 23 years since our first legal licensed broadcast on
the 9th August 1995, and our training opportunities since our formation the
early 1990's, training over 3000 people in broadcasting (radio and TV) and
print.

Today, Bush Radio 89.5FM is non-profit community radio that broadcasts to
the Cape Metropole 24 hours per day and discuss issues of human rights,
gender, labour, health, crime and crime prevention, housing, land and
sports, while promoting local artists, schools and events. 

As we celebrate our 23rd year of our legal broadcasting, we are running a
pledge drive during our birthday month where we ask YOU to support our work
by making a donation.

We call on individuals, former interns, staff, volunteers, board members,
NGOs/CBOs, artists, musicians, designers and companies who have participated
in our broadcasting and training or anyone who want to support our work, to
contribute towards making a difference in the lives of others. 

Through such donation, you will contribute to the continued existence of
Bush Radio, and also make the opportunity available to others to benefit
from Bush Radio's services.

Our bank details are as follows:
Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
Branch code: 004909
Address: 37 - 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700

Thank you to those who have made a donation so far

Visit the BushBlog - http://www.bushradio.wordpress.com


SNEEKERCLEAN with Aakifah Slarmie

Aakifah Slarmie


-Shoe cleaner solution in a 100ml bottle on its own OR
-Shoe protector solution 50ml bottle also OR
-Sneaker cleaning kit that consists of: 100ml bottle of shoe cleaner solution, shoe cleaning brush, microfibre cloth which is packaged in a resealable pouch.


Aakifah Slarmie and Bassie Montewa

At an early stage in Aakifah's life she was introduced to sneakers by her parents, and in turn sneakers became a big part of her life. The one thing that really frustrated her was the cleaning of the sneakers, she then relied on her dad to assist her  in finding a cost-effective cleaning product for her shoes. And because she could not find one that was cheap enough and wont harm her shoes she decided with her father they needed to create a product of their own. They later teamed up with a local manufacturere and soon SNEEKERCLEAN was born.

Bassie Montewa and Aakifah Slarmie

“Being a teen ,young people are the peeps I’m constantly surrounded by, so it only made sense that they inspired me to create this. Because I face the same problems they do. The brand is less than a year old and for now we hustle hard to get the product out there and make its mark. We going up against established brands like Jason Markk, Crept and Sneakerlab… “- Aakifah Slarmie


Aakifah never thought she thought her idea would turn into a business and that she would receive support from others as much as she did.

Right now I am nervous and anxious as this is a “booming need” amongst teenagers and sneaker lovers. I may need to employ someone to do this full time while I finish school. ( lol… joking)- Aakifah Slarmie

CONTACT DETAILS
Instagram   - @sneekercleancpt
Facebook   - Sneekerclean Cpt

Done By : Jasmine Mazwi

WOMEN IN BUSINESS DISCUSSION

BACKCHAT HAS A TRADITION OF DEBATES OR DISCUSSIONS ON INTERESTING TOPICS EACH FRIDAY, THIS WEEK'S TOPIC IS WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Khanyi, Unathi and Bassie

SPEAKING TO  Unathi Thethiwe and Khanyi one of the founder of Feel Gorge Beauty Bar

She felt as if she never fit into society when she was younger but as she matured she thought to herself why she doing this for someone else, when she is smart. She feels as if being a business woman is the best decision she's made.

Sells all hair and make-up and they just  added a spa,  because your whole experience at Feel Gorge Beauty Bar should make you feel beautiful. This business is more than a beauty bar, the bigger picture is helping one another feel beautiful b y sharing stories and knowing that true beauty come from within. Unathi and Khanyi call it a sisterhood.

They attend schools, where they would approach Grade 12 students attending their first ball and offer them help. Not just giving them a full make over but giving them inspiration for the future.
Bassie, Unathi and Khanyi

 At the end of the month they would be having a gig at a High School, where they will address different Grade 12 students on how to go about it, also they will  be speaking about the experience of a Matric Ball. 

"Its a very hard journey to be true to you, but its a mind thing tell yourself i am valuable... this is your day this is your time"


CONTACT DETAILS:
feelgorge.67squared.com/


Done by Jasmine Mazwi

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Premier of FAREWELL ELLA BELLA

FAREWELL ELLA BELLA

Is a movie about a girl who sacrificed her life, opportunities to care for a man she resents (her father). Her father passes away, leaving her with so much potential with no direction. at the cremation of her father, her godfather reappears in her life where she decides to scatter her fathers ashes in Johannesburg which give Ella an opportunity to rediscover and better her future for herself. 


Speaking to two beautiful, multi-talented women from the cast of Farewell Ella Bella, Noluthando Meje who plays Khanyi and Chantal Stanfield who plays Sheri. Giving their insight on the movie, which was done 2 years ago they mentioned that the theme of the movie is loss, and how people deal with loss. Getting their opinion, Noluthando says everyone has a different perspective of the movie but both agreed it will definitely have a positive change in one's life.

Chantal Stanfield and Noluthando are both from Cape Town and when asked what are the key elements in keeping them going, because the grass ain't greener on the other side, both of these beautiful women gave such good advice but to summaries it, they said it is what you want in this life, and holding on to you dream that get's you there, everyone is not your friend that is why you always have to be there for yourself and what was the most useful advice is that the media industry is not for the fickle and faint hearted, there fore you need to be a strong individual to get into this business.
 "The grass is greener where you water it."- Chantal Stanfield

Noluthando Meje, Jasmine Mazwi and Chantal Stanfield
FAREWELL ELLA BELLA will premiering at the Zanzibar International Film Festival in competition for the Golden Dhow in the category of LONG FEATURE FILMS. The film is also one of ten films selected for competition in the Durban International Film Festival in July.
The Movie boasts an all-female production team, Director Screenwriter Lwazi Mvusi is female which in turn means, this movie sheds a positive light on Womens Month.

FAREWELL ELLA BELLA was produced in association with Free Women Features, NFVFIDC,DTI and is distributed and released by Filmfinity (Pty) Ltd and releases in cinemas across the country on 17 August 2018.

CONTACT DETAILS

Instagram - @farewellellabella, @nollynolz @chantal.stanfield

Twitter - @farewellellaB @noluthandomeje @chantalstan

Facebook - Farewell Ella Bella (www.facebook.com/farewellellabella)
                 - Noluthando Meje 
                 - Chantal Stanfield

Done by : Jasmine Mazwi

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Patrick Kulati and Bassie Montewa


Habitat for humanity has been around since 1976 and has been changing peoples lives ever since. When they speak about improving peoples lives they speak about a holistic process, wehre they work with the community, families governments, private citizens and corporations.

What they do is facilitate election of a body of community leaders, through leadership and skills development, the leaders are equipped to lead their communities.

Changing things together

Our approach is about participation. We want the community to take ownership of their own project.

Their way of helping the community is having a plan by creating surveys and conducting interviews collecting information on the skills, resources and current livelihoods in the community. This helps the leaders craft a plan for the development they want to see in their communities.

Patrick Kulati and Bassie Montewa


Who are we?
We are collaboration. We are communities. We are Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organisation breaking the cycle of poverty in South Africa through participatory development, advocacy and awareness.

Only founded in 1996 in South Africa, but still a part of Habitat for Humanity International. The organisation is entirely self-funded, they believe that providing adequate and affordable shelter is the best way to fight poverty. Habitat for Humanity South Africa are strong voices on housing development and community participation in South Africa. 

CONTACT DETAILS
CAPE TOWN
Office 201 Pine Park, 1 Logan Way, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405
PHONE
+27 21 657 5640
E-MAIL
info@habitat.org.za

done by Jasmine Mazwi