Thursday, December 07, 2017

Drive More Safely

Today on Sakhisizwe we had a conversation with Alida Jones the founder of Drive More Safely Organisation that was establish after she lost her older son in a car accident.
During the conversation she told us how they train learner-drivers to obtain their driver licence and how they assist underprivileged people to obtain learners- and driver licence training, she also explain about the training programs that assist mothers and children to be street wise and offer road safety talks to corp-orates an organisation needs these services.

For more info contact:
Mobile: 081 3113 223

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Adrian and Wisp Wonder Toy Initiative

Today on Sakhisizwe, Building the Nation we spoke with Nickey Jacobs from Cape Town Society for the Blind and Adrian Davids who came up with Adrian wonder toy initiative that is supported by (CTSB) Cape Town Society for the blind.the Initiative aims to bringing smiles to the children in the Melton Rose informal settlement Eerste River.

The initiator Adrian and his guide dog will be running a toy drive to encourage the public to donate second hand or news toys to the Christmas initiative.

The drop off box can be found in the foyer of Cape Town Society for the blind reception office, 45 Salt River Road, Salt River, this initiative started last week Friday 1st December 2017 and i will run until the 20th of December 2017.
The collected toys will be distributed to the Eerste River area on the 23rd December 2017 between 10am-12:00noon.

For More info on the initiative
Facebook: Wisp Wonder. ENDS/
Tell:  021 448 4302
Mobile: 078 718 7602

Monday, December 04, 2017

The Risks of premature births

Babies born too early are more vulnerable to long term health problems of brain, the lungs, hearing and vision and A baby born before 37-39 weeks of pregnancy is considered premature and  today on Sakhisizwe, Building the Nation, Bou Die Nasie we had Dr. Ricky Dippenaar a Certified Neonatologist,
Head of Department of Neonatology for Netcare Blaauwberg & Netcare N1 City Hospital.

We talked about the risks of premature birth, what parents need to know about premature babies and what they should do to sustain and maintain a health of premature babies, lastly we talked about how the parents should apply the proper health care of premature babies, the he also explain that it is important to know that in most of premmie births there is nothing a Mum could have done to prevent it but pregnant women should take care of themselves during pregnancy and get regular antenatal care at the recommended stages and manage weight gain.

For more info

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Friday, December 01, 2017

JP Robberts about his single Easy to love

It was such a delight to speak to JP Robberts which is a South African born, Namibian raised small town 27 year old. JP Robberts is a successful model, proud owner of a restaurant, currently still busy with pageants, done commercials and he will be launching his clothing line.   

After his 17 birthday he moved back to South Africa where he started building a brand for himself and few years of working on that he now have his first single out called Easy to love. The song was stimulated when he went through a heart break and felt that he will never be able to love again.

He is such a humble inspirational person that came from nothing and today he has it all by never giving up and being dedicated to striving towards success.

His biggest support structure would be his parents.

For more information check him on social media:

Facebook: JP Robberts
Twitter: @JP Robberts

                                                    By: Jasnine Roberts

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Dream Factory-Aspiring dreams

Aviwe Funani and Benny from Dream Factory Foundation speaking to us about empowering the youth through reaching for their dreams.

Dream Factory Foundation is a non profit organisation that assists young people between the ages of 13-25 years. The foundation began towards the end of 2011 and has over the years grown enormously whereby they have made a huge impact in the lives of communities through engaging with these youngsters.

They have a variety of programmes that equip the youth with various skill sets which they can apply in their every day lives.

They address unemployment, education and poverty.

For more information contact:

Social Handle: @dreamfactory
Tel: 021 802 0808

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Lung Institute- Lung Disease

We spoke to Associate Professor Richard Van Zyl-Smit from the Lung Institute who spoke to us about lung diseases. The Institute started off with the focus being on Asthma and COPD 15-16 years ago. They then expanded into the focus being on Tuberculoses and other chronic diseases whereby they look for guidelines and developments, off treatments for people with other diseases of the lungs.

The Lung Institute researches to seek ways to make peoples lungs better or provide them with the best treatment available. As in the South African context the biggest diseases that effect the lung is TB although you can get it outside the lung as well, secondly will be Asthma as it effects children and adults and lastly Emphysema being related to smoking is the most common and important, although  they are more rare but can cause disability for them.

If a cough last more then two weeks it will be a concern for the institute.
A few lifestyle tips would be: eating healthy and quit smoking.

For more information:

Website: (The National Asthma Education Programme)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Professor Nox Makunga

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Prof Nox Makunga her research focuses on the application of biotechnology to Cape medical flora, it follows a multidirectional approach combining biotechnology,ethnopharmacology and chemistry. she has received multiple awards for her research and has been very active in promoting science though public engagement.

For more info about her
Google  Nox makunga
Twitter: @noxthelion