Thursday, February 22, 2018

365 Ubuntu Climbs & Dry Bath

Today we interviewed two great initiatives on Sakhisizwe!

First we spoke to Andrew Patterson from 365 Ubuntu Climbs, who will be hiking up Table Mountain every single day in 2018 to help raise money for three great non-profit organisations.

These three organisations are:

Habitat for Humanity to build homes and give people a basic right to safety.

One Heart For Kids to help teach children to read and get our literacy rate up to 100%

The Sunflower Fund to help increase their donor registry and give people a second lease on life

Everyone who makes a donation on his page, which is, is very welcome to join Andrew on one of his hikes.

Contact details:


And at half past 1 we spoke to Lungelo Goomedte, entrepreneur and head of operations at Dry Bath. Which is a company that creates a gel which people can use to wash themselves without the use of much water. Making it easier for people to save water in these times.

They are currently looking for people and companies to join them in their journey.

Contact details:

Phone: 084 7758 384

By Laurens Driessen

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Umtshayelo Foundation

In studio with today we had Andrew Lumour from The Umtshayelo Foundation speaking to us about their organisation and how it's helping to change the lives of 100's of children in Cape Town.
The Umtshayelo Foundation seeks to be a bridge between those who have something to offer and those who are in need.
By providing support to children and students in all aspects of life they strive to give them more opportunities and ways to seize those.

Their team of 14 people is currently looking for people to volunteer within their organisation and help make a difference in these youngsters' lives.

Contact details are:

Phone: 081 33 55 438



By Laurens Driessen

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Rock Restoration Home

Today on Sakhisizwe we had Kurt Olivier, Denver Losper and Lee Arendse from The Rock Restoration Home speaking to us about their organisation. It's an outpatient treatment facility in the Mitchell's Plain area focussing on prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug addiction.
Giving those affected by substance abuse not only a safe space to recover, but also life long support on all other facets of their recovery and reintegration into society.

Kurt, Lee en Denver also told us about their own experiences with substance abuse and how those caused them to start up, or get involved with The Rock Restoration Home.
Denver and Lee are both part of the Big Buddy project, in which new people at The Rock get linked to older recovered drug users to support them. 

For those wanting to reach out to them the contact details are (The Rock is not exclusive to the Mitchell's Plain area so everyone is welcome):

063 310 8748 (Kurt Olivier)

By Laurens Driessen

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Real Ideas Sports Club & Be Your Dream

Today on Sakhisizwe we had two guests in the studio.

First we spoke to Xolisa, manager at the Real Ideas Sports Club. Which is an organisation that operates as a catalyst for change within the communities, as most boys here after coming back from school, have absolutely nothing to do rather than sitting out on the streets and experimenting with drugs. 
Real Ideas Sports Club gives these boys a chance to play in a competitive football team during their spare time so it's used in a productive and meaningful way. 

They are still looking for people willing to be apart of the organisation, specifically those keen to work with girls in the near future as well. 

For more info contact:

Facebook: Real Ideas Football Club

Later in the show we spoke to Afiba from Be Your Dream, a campaign that seeks to offer opportunities to disadvantaged matriculates who are unable to submit their applications for admission to Universities and potential sponsors on time.
They help students who have no acces to a computer to fill in their online applications, as well as help them make a properly informed decision on which course to sign up for.

Grade 11 students wanting to apply to the program can do so until the 30th of March using following contact details (please note 50 spots are available so a selection procedure will be used):

Facebook: Afiba

Mobile: 061 416 2623 

By: Laurens Driessen

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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