Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Today we had Carol from Go Gold Organisation telling us how they give student opportunities from under privileged communities the opportunity to enhance their education and transition through an internship year and onto tertiary education with guaranteed employment once they graduated.





  from under-privileged communities the opportunity to enhance their education and transition through an internship y

Trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni blows up for Heritage

We had a great conversation with Mandla Mlangeni the trumpeter, composer, BandLearder of the Tune Recreation Committee and Amandla freedom Ensemble, whose debut album voices of vision was in New York Time's Best Albums of 2017 and SAMA nominee for the best jazz album. 

In this celebration of Heritage Month Mandla will blow up the perfect musical storm with the little Giants to produce an oasis of original and South African classics. Joining the jazz trumpeter are his friends who will play first set in a series of gigs that take place in different venues from 19-25 September. 


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sport as a tool of transformation

Again a great conversation with Malibongwe from GUSDO a sport oriented organisation with objectives that are to see sport development taking place in their disadvantaged communities and bring transformation in today and in future sports.The organisation (Gusdo) is the new hope and a new lease of life in today's sport.

For more contact
Malibongwe
073 966 6253

It workx product

Today we had a great conversation with the man who is behind the health product called it Workx have surnames that are reminiscent of the natural world that they respect so much.Edgar S.Wolf have long recognized the amazing healing and nutritional powers of plant extracts. What sets them apart and makes them great is their determination to produce products that are close as possible to the natural ingredients, as found in nature.

For more info:
Tell:021 554 1357
Mobile:071 575 4988
www.itworkx.co.za

Friday, September 14, 2018

CHIEF HENNIE VAN WYK


Hendrik "Hennie" Van Wyk born in Vredendal on 14th July 1936. His childhood witnessed some of the final days of the colonial rule and the transition to the apartheid regime in 1948 and  1950. Hennie and his family were forced to register as coloured.

He moved to Cape Town at he age of 14 to continue his education and remained in school till grade 10. By this time, Grade 10 examinations and curriculums in South Africa were segregated by race. In this period Hennie boarded with a Mr and Mrs Lewin, a highly political couple where he was first exposed to a political education. As a teenager, Hennie delivered African National Congress newspapers The New Age and The Torch.

He worked with a travelling salesman journeying between Durban , Johannesburg and Cape Town from 1957-1958. During this period (the introduction of Group Areas Act) he experienced apartheid discrimination at its worst. Because of his racial classification he had no choice but to become politically active.

in 1961 Hennie joined the City of Cape Town Municipality for whom he worked 34 years during these years he became an active member of Cape Town Municipal Workers Association.

His political consciousness and sense of injustice in the apartheid regime was heightened from 1968, when his promotion to the role of a meter reader meant that he regularly began to enter White homes.

 In the wake of the Soweto Uprising in 1976 his political consciousness further heightened which sparked a new wave of anti-apartheid resistance from the Coloured community.

Van Wyks involvement with trade unions and community organisations in the liberation struggle grew in the early 1980's joining the Steenberg Housing Action Committee and was newly established in the Congress of South African Trade Unions.


CELEBRATING HERITAGE MONTH WE URGE EVERYONE TO START RESEARCHING AND DISCOVERING THEIR HISTORY.  To further read on Chief Hennie visit www.sahistory.org.za

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Bush Radio is offering volunteer internships

Bush Radio is opening applications for internship positions for those
interested in getting into media. No prior formal qualification is required.

The internship will provide basic experience in journalism, radio content
production and multimedia.

Visit:
https://bushradio.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/join-our-team-volunteer-internshi
p-opportunity/



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Developing School in camping side in Malawi

Great conversation with Henly Kumwenda from Malawi who set out to develop an arid piece of land near Lumemo into a camping site to empower the local community actually the community of Lumemo had faced a number of challenges and student are forced to learn under trees due to the lack of infrastructure and Henly work actively and passionately in ending those barriers by using the available space to develop school.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

AFRICAN SALAD- THE CLOTHING BRAND

Joining us in studio today Litha, Phumelela and Duma speaks passionately about hosting a market day. The market day they hosting will take place in Mandalay on the 29th September.

All of them partnering for the market day, each one has their own passion. Litha being a self taught jewellery designer and Duma being a fashion student, they will too be showcasing their crafts at this event.

The fashion line is called African Salad, this is their brand and they need your support because his theme is inspired by Africa. They have created a space for young people to join them and showcase your brand, your passion and who you are. There will  be different artists there for entertainment too as well as open mic sessions.

The market day will be FREE ENTRY!!!


CONTACT DETAILS
THE MANDALAY MARKET - 076 766 8666
@Qqips
@qips_ma_african
Sdumsa Soko


KASI ANGELS FOUNDATION

KASI ANGELS FOUNDATION

THE WORD IS DERIVED FROM EKASI WHICH MEANS LOCATION.

Kasi-Angel Foundation was first established by June 16 inc. Their aim is to ease hunger and provide shelter while bring smiles to all the needy and less priviledged.

This Non-profit organisation aims on empowering young and old people throughout the country. 

They have the following awareness's that they focus on:
  • Elderly
  • Child Headed Families
  • HIV awareness
  • Fighting crime
  • Domestic violence against women and children 
  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyle (Youth Obesity)
  • Addressing challenges of the Physically challenge people
  • Encouraging responsible drinking
  • Burn Victims
  • Maintaining environmental needs
With the youth, the aim is to focus on sport and entrepreneurial development as we have a few events and campaigns lined up in addressing these needs.

Kasi-Angel Foundation are in need of your help they in need:
  1. Transport
  2. Operating Funds
  3. Volunteers
  4. Computers
  5. Printers
  6. Televisions
  7. Office Furniture
  8. Soup Kitchen
  9. School Shoes 
  10. Stationary
CONTACT DETAILS
kasiangels@gmail.com

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THE HOUSE ARTS VIBRATION

HOUSE OF ARTS VIBRATION INCORPORATED II

A VEHICLE THAT IS ESTABLISHED TO DEVELOP THE ART OF THE YOUTH. USING DIFFERENT ARTS AS A PLATFORM IT WAS A PRODUCTIVE  WAY OF KEEPING YOUTH AWAY FROM  MANY SOCIAL ILLS THAT WE ARE EXPOSED TO. GETTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO WORK TOGETHER TO WORK TOWARDS THE INITIATIVE OF ALWAYS HAVING A PLAN.

THE HOUSE OF ARTS VIBRATION RESIDES IN OCEAN VIEW BUT IS OPEN FOR ALL THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

CELEBRATING HERITAGE MONTH, THE MAIN AIM OF THEIR EVENT IS THE COMMEMORATION OF 50 YEARS OF THE GROUP AREAS ACT AND ARTS VIBRATION ALSO CELEBRATING OF 30 YEARS  OF GREAT WORK WITH THE YOUTH.

OCEAN X IS FROM THE FAMOUS TALENT SEARCH SHOW CALLED X FACTOR, STARTED ON 1 ST SEPTEMBER WHERE THEY HAVE INVITED DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES TO HAVE THEIR OWN TALENT SHOWS WITH ELIMINATION ROUNDS. AND BY THE 29TH SEPTEMBER EACH COMMUNITY WILL SEND THEIR BEST TALENTS TO COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER AT THE COMPANY GARDENS


PRIZES
CASH PRIZES
DJ SECTION : OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO STUDY SOUND ENGINEERING AT CAPE AUDIO COLLEGE

CONTACT DETAILS
084 293 5692 - ALVIN
FACEBOOK- ARTS VIBRATION INCORPORATED II

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JASMINE MAZWI

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

COMMUNITY HOUSE

COMMUNITY HOUSE is a unique and historic site of living heritage situated in Salt River, Cape Town. Community House has been known as a site of activism from around the mid-80s which shaped and continues to shape the socio-political landscape of its surrounding communities.

The Community House building house NGOs and Trade Unions as well as labor and community history museum centered on Trade Union Library and its archive. It currently presents 24 organisations that focus on labor research, popular education, gender advocacy, HIV/AIDS education, environmental issues, youth development, media production and union organisation. 



HISTORY
  In the mid-1980s, anti-apartheid trade unions and civic and service organisations began searching for a new headquarters for their resistance campaign. The Western Province Council of Churches and an NGO the Social Change Assistance Trust met this need. They purchased a dilapidated auto-workshop in Salt River, an area known for its textile and light metal factories and which marks the origins pf industrial unions in the province. 
The site was declared a provincial heritage site in 2010.


Community House is a centre that has preserved and commemorated the memory of many anti-apartheid activists who demonstrated selfless dedication to the struggle for the liberation of the South African people. Some of these heroes played a role in the revival of trade unions while others left the country for military training while others were forced into exile. All those commemorated were detained by apartheid’s security police and all with the exception of one were murdered by the apartheid state.

CONTACT US
Phone:  021 447 7319
Email:   info@communityhouse.org.za

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LULUTHO LWESIZWE CHILDREN AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

LULUTHO LWESIZWE CHILDREN AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 


A non-profit organisation that works with the youth around Khayelitsha. The services they provide are the likes of teenage pregnancy, substance abuse prevention and gangsterism prevention.

They main objective is to eradicate social ills that control the youth in Khayelitsha. Working with children aged 14 to 21 years old, being an age group that is vulnerable they are easily lead in to the right direction.

As they working through different schools in Khayelitsha their aim to let every child know that they have a right to live.


Lulutho Lwesizwe Children and Youth Development stands firmly against substance abuse, They celebrated National Substance Abuse Day with SASA, SAPS, CPF and Social Development in Harari Khayelitsha where they were joined by the youth convering 57 to 34 section.

For child protection week they partnered with SAPS as they facilitated and educated learners on child safety. One of their excursions, they took 7 high schools from Khayelitsha to Drankenstein Correctional Centre.  

Lulutho Lwesizwe Children and Youth Development is doing wonders for the youth of Khayelistha, help them by donating a few rands to this good cause.

CONTACT DETAILS
Facebook: Lulutho Lwesizwe Children and Youth Development

 
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Jasmine Mazwi


Monday, September 10, 2018

SIVIWE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

SIVIWE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AGENCY


 Siviwe Human Development Agency is a Cape Town based organisation which strongly focuses on assisting township communities and organisations

Partnered with #BreakingBread they seek different talents in different communities. What this agency does is grooms each and every talent they have and showcase it at their events. Most of the beautiful voices get a chance to be signed by Supernal Sounds.

Their aim is to restore the belief of pure talent into everyone and making them stars.

CONTACT DETAILS
Facebook: Siviwe 

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GUGULETHU PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT FORUM



GUGULETHU PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT FORUM

Speaks the language of social development, community building and knowledge dispensation.

They have developed Gugulethu into a vibrant and successful place for living , business and opportunity that is safe, clean and have job opportunities.


GDPF PLAN OF ACTION FOR THE URBAN REGENERATION OF GUGULETHU
  • Investigate and develop signature opportunities
  • Formalise partnership through ACT
  • Assume modest budget, solutions must not be dependant on budget.
How they plan to battle CRIME
  1. CCTV expansion 
  2. Neighbour Hood Watch development and other volnteerism
  3. rent-a-cop recruitment from NHW
  4. and many more



CONTACT DETAILS
Facebook: Gugulethu Progressive Development Forum (GDPF)

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Jasmine Mazwi

Friday, September 07, 2018

READ A BOOK A DAY!




Celebrating International Literacy Day, Backchat had students from different schools reading aloud in their mother tongue. All of them coming from different backgrounds but what they love is reading. Yellowood Primary School's Chadwin B arnes read uitstekend in afrikaans and Aaliyah Hoosen read beautifully in English. We had two English Imperial Primary School students, reading with expression and fluently. Zonnebloem High Schools Mbali Dlamini stole us with her diction and confidence with reading in Xhosa. 

For these young people reading is their way of staying away from the social ills we all are exposed to. Having different programs at school namely spelling bee's and reading competitions, keeping them loving their books even more.


As generations changed the love and passion for reading has more importance in life. We see our kids visiting the library and taking home books and entering different competitions where as reading will always be the homework.

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Jasmine Mazwi

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY


Celebrating International Literacy Day Backchat went out to ask different teachers how important adult and child literacy is in one’s life. This is what they had to say:

Juffrou Ashley Daniels
“Imagine you are deaf and mute and you cannot communicate because you are unable to write your message or people are unable to read your message, because they cannot read or write--- then you are really cut off from the rest of the world.”



Juffrou Deborah Mazwi
1.     If parents read for their children and they listen attentively it will help with pronunciation and builds their vocabulary.
2.     Reading stimulates the imagination of the child.
3.     Reading to your children is an everlasting bond.
4.     If children see their parents reading they will follow their example.
5.     Lees verbreed jou kinders, dit stimuleer jou verbeeldings.
6.     Lees is ontspanned, dit kalmeer kinders.



Juffrou Tia Swarts
“Helping someone to read and write effectively or acquire the basic math skills so many of us take for granted, improves the future of everyone in society. Literacy is critical to economic development as well as individual and community well-being.”




Juffrou Smit-Wright
“Literacy is very important because it allows us to communicate without misunderstanding. South Africa has 11 official languages and we used to be able to listen and understand one another. If we do not listen we misunderstand each other and this leads to conflict. Reading allows us to travel and explore places beyond our imagination.”



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Jasmine Mazwi


Wednesday, September 05, 2018

KGOTSO HOPE LEKAU

 Kgotso Hope Lekau and Bassie Montewa

Speaking to Kgotso Hope Lekau  Founder of New Generation International, Social Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Radio Personality, MC and Mentor but  you first need to know a little bit of history.


Kgotso was challenged by his health when he was diasgnosed with cancer on school, where it was hard for him to see his future and consider the interests of his peers. After a special program with the man of God, Pastor Christ, Kgotso decided to attend the Healing school. Kgotso s completely free from cancer and is burning and shining a light leading his peers in the path of righteousness.


"A young Gugulethu community activist,Kgotso Hope Lekau, is determined to better the lives of young people not just in his own community but across Africa."


Kgotso Hope Lekau is one of the youngest people recognised by  #News24 as one of Top 100 Young Nelson Mandelas of South Africa. In 2015 his community work got him nominated for the Future African Leaders Award, this is where he decided to start his own organisation, New Generation International, to empower youth all over Africa.
His organisation has branches in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana reaching more than 50 000 young people.

Kgotso says cancer is often seen as a death sentence and he wants to show people it can be beaten.



Kgotao matriculated last year and plans to enroll for public relations, He is a presenter at youth station Radio7441 and has done public speaking across the continent.
Bassie Montewa and Kgotso Hope Lekau
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Help2Read- Improving lives through Literacy


As September marks the start of Literacy Month, with the celebration of Literacy Day on September the 8th, help2read are pleased to see literacy take center stage in  media. Illiteracy among primary school learners are extremely high in South Africa.  78% of Grade 4 learners are unable to read for meaning and understanding.  With this devastating statistic, help2read reminds themselves of what they do- support children as they learn to read. The aim is to erase illiteracy in South Africa with the help of their volunteers, Literacy Tutors, supporters and donors.



"We partner with a number of schools and organisations to deliver reading help to children that need it through our Reading Help ProgrammeWhile we mainly work in the Western Cape and Gauteng, we do also partner with organisations outside of these areas through our External Partnerships Programme."



Majority of primary schools in South Africa are  under resourced. Two or three books are shared between an entire classroom of learners, while writing utensils and literacy resources are scarce. Few children from poor township communities have books at home, and libraries are often too far away for these learners to access on a regular basis, if at all. These factors rob  many South African children of opportunities to develop literacy skills and fall in love with reading.

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO LITERACY

The effects of the literacy crisis in South Africa are far-reaching, and touch every area of South African society, deeply affecting and further marginalizing the poor.


You're invited to our Literacy Day Conversation

Literacy remains arguably the single biggest challenge in the education of South Africa’s children. Join us in a conversation with reading experts and innovative educators to find out more about how we can all help develop a love of reading in our family, community and schools.


Date: 7 September 2018

Venue: Claremont Public Library, Cape Town

Time: 8:30AM

CONTACT DETAILS
Our mailing address is:
help2read
Unit B13, Century Square,
Heron Crescent, Century City
Cape TownWestern Cape 7441
South Africa

T: +27 79 615 1633

E: info@. help2read.org





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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Iphupha lam my Dream

We had a great conversation with Andiswa April and Bongani Goniwe the founder of Ikomkhulu Foundation that focuses building and developing South African children and youth and providing  school roads show to schools around cape flats.

For more info:
Bongani:0717433845
Andiswa:076 853 6417

Monday, September 03, 2018

HEALTH, WEALTH & SUCCESS 90 DAYS GAME PLAN

Asive Mbungendlu, Siyavuya  Mlungu &  Bassie Montewa

Asive and  Siyavuya speaking about their Health, Wealth, Success 90 days  Game Plan where they are channelling all entrepreneurs and people with a sense of business. This 90 days game plan will be held on 7 September 2018 at Isivivana Center in Khayelitsha. This hands-on discussion will be made out of 3 sessions:

  1. Presentation on How to make R7.8million in 90 days
  2. Workshop on Multiple streams of income
  3. Training on building your Network Marketing Business using Attraction Marketing
About Siyavuya Mlunga: He is a Business Coach, a Keynote Speaker, Author and Network Marketing Professional. The Chairman of Siyavuya Mlungu Group  Pty. Ltd a business and leadership coaching enterprise based in Cape Town. 
He offers the following services:
  • Conference Facilitation
  • Business & Leadership Seminars
  • Team Building workshops
  • Keynote Speaking 
  • Business Coaching
Vision
To be a recognised public figure who contributes a great impact to the growth of individuals, businesses, communities and of the Republic of South Africa.
Mission
To share the story of my life with an aim to inspire others
To advise, guide and coach individuals, and businesses to accomplish their goals in life.


CONTACT DETAILS
SIYAVUYA MLUNGA   -  060 347 7673

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