Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday-Arts and Culture-Theatre

On today's show i looked at the UHM production staged at Artscape , director Koleka Patuma came to speak to us more about itHere's a bit of background about the production as well as the team .

The Papercut Collective, a theatre-making group consisting of the University of Cape Town Drama Department's 2014 graduating class of Theatre Making students, will present their award-winning production, UHM, at the Artscape Arena this December. Facilitated by the UCT Drama Department and the Little Theatre, UHM was originally created for the 2014 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Its run at the festival earned UHM the Best Student Writing Award.
Directed by Koleka Putuma and written by Alex McCarthy and Callum Tilbury, UHM is a madscape collision between history and the present, the unconscious and the real world. The historical figures of Queen Victoria (Kathleen Stephens), Cecil John Rhodes (Callum Tilbury) and Sol Plaatje (Jason Jacobs) go to battle over the soul of Coceka (Sive Gubangxa), a young black woman living in contemporary South Africa, much to the dismay of her boyfriend, Tony (Alex McCarthy).
UHM explores the English language and its history of colonialism, which has left a string of problems in its wake. With South Africa still in a state of questioning limbo while her people try to decipher the grey areas between race, language, and culture, UHM combines a theatrical exploration of these issues with a highly entertaining story. The production is designed by Jason Jacobs and Kathleen Stephens.
UHM runs at the Artscape Arena from 3 - 13 December 2014 and bookings can be made through Computicket
It closes tomorrow evening please do go and see it !

Friday, December 05, 2014

Friday-Arts and Culture-Poetry with Music.

Today's show consisted of nothing but good music and poetry , complimenting  all that the message that was spread was positive and up-lifting in the community. In studio with me today i was joined in studio by a young inspirational group called Anointed Youth Movement.  They come from Nyanga , a township that they claim has been nothing but support in their group and has also contributed to making Anointed Youth Movement the group that it is today. The Movement was formed in 2013 within the movement they do drama,dance and of-corse  music and poetry. They sing acapella and i must say they are very good at what they do. Their sound is different and unique.
Thanks to all the members that made it in studio.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday-ACTIVATE Exchange! Leadership skills to our young people!

On todays show i spoke to  the Communications Manager at the ACTIVATE Exchange program-Nelisa Ngqulana.  ACTIVATE! is a network of young leaders equipped to drive change for the public good across South Africa. Connecting youth who have the skills, sense of self and spark to address tough challenges and initiate innovative and creative solutions that can reshape our society.They have an event on the 29th November 2014, the hashtag will be #ACTIVATE!Exchange 
Where:YMCA Athlone,Dr Abdurahman Avenue,Kewton,Athlone 
When:29th NOvemnber 2014 ,10am-2pm
RSVP:wcapeexchange@activateleadership.co.za
 - See more at: http://www.activateleadership.co.za/#sthash.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday-Gender-16 Days of activism ..lets make it 365 days of activism.

Today's show was dedicated to celebrating 16 days of activism against women and children. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World AIDS Day.
During this time, the South African Government runs a 16 Days of Activism Campaign to make people aware of the negative impact of violence on women and children and to act against abuse. We are firmly committed to lead a coordinated effort to sustain the campaign into its next decade.
Every year, government, civil-society organisations and the business sector work together to broaden the impact of the campaign. By supporting this campaign, thousands of South Africans have also helped to increase awareness of abuse and build support for victims and survivors of abuse.
On today's programme i spoke to Letichia Carelse from Childline , she spoke about the counseling that they offer to children who have been abused or experienced abuse in their households.  They mentioned that their services are free and that please dial the number 08000 55 555 for help. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday-Human Rights-Racism in South Africa

Today's programme was very informative and educational as usual.In south Africa there has been alot of cases that has been reported to acts of racism and we thought by understanding what racism is. South African Human Rights Commission spokesperson Issac Mangena explained to us what racism is and how it can be dealt with. One of questikn we had for him was that of black people calling each other by the "K" word and if thats still be racist. He went on explaining that  if you ever find yourself in a situation where you feel insulted by someone calling you by a racist name regardless of the race they are, then its still a human right violation and can be reported.If you have countered racism please visit
WEBSITE: www.sahrc.org.za
General information: info@sahrc.org.zaComplaints: complaints@sahrc.org.za

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday-Health-Clinic Service delivery!

Today on the show i was joined in studio by Cherly Steyn deputy director for primary health care service Khayelitsha\Eastern Sub-structure, together with Sister Mimi Diki from the Woodstock clinic. We were having conversations about the poor service that people in our communities seem to encounter when they go to the clinic\day hospital. Cherly mentioned that the new system that they have implemented in Woodstock clinic , which is a slip\piece of small paper that requires you to write your complaint on the service. They added that the manager of the clinic then takes these complaints and try to address them to the stuff and improve on them. They stated that it is very important that people fill those in as it helps to in-better the services. Cherly also added that people shouldn't have to wait for hours to be assisted in clinic and if that happens it needs to be reported immediately. People need to know the sections that they have in clinic as well to avoid waiting in the wrong section eg;if you are there for testing and you wait with the people that are there to collect medicine.You need to ask the receptionist , always ask .If you have been treated badly in a day hospital\clinic please do inform us as we will take that further.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Wednesday as we speak about Gender related issue!

Today i marked a very interesting day, one of the best interviews i had on the show with Patrick Godana from Sonke Gender Justice(whom we have every Wednesday).So the conversation we had was around the fact that Sonke Gender Justice is appealing for a national strategic plan to prevent gender based violence. As we approach the 16 days of activism ,patrick say that Sonke is not happy and will not pay much attention to it. As it takes place every year yet we still face gender based violence in South Africa and the celebration still take place. The question he asked is , what are we celebrating when the number of court cases of gender based violence are being thrown out of the court because the isn't enough evidence. Patrick adds that people need to pay attention to the fact that our women and children continue to be murdered and we are still without a proper plan as to how do we approach this as a country and to find ways to address that this is wrong. Hence why Sonke will be marching on the 27th November 2014,the purpose of the march is to demand a national strategic for gender based violence plan. The march is for people that believe in gender equality as well as people that are affected by gender based violence or have experienced one. It will happen in Cape Town on the 27th November and in other places like KZN,JHB it will take place on the 25th November 2014. More details about the march are to follow.