Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Enable Children To Grow And Develop Their Full Potential


The last interview on the human rights edition of Sakhisizwe was with two young ladies from the Centre for Early Childhood Development, which is a non-profit organization that supports quality childhood programs.

Jessica Blom and Chanel Fredericks talked about how they believe South Africa needs to develop a culture of protecting children and putting early childhood development first. They said the centre aims to help educate parents about topics such as the proper nutrition, toys, and books children need at certain ages in order to attain healthy development. They also discussed how parents can research which centres and schools are meeting the desired targets for education.


Contact details:
Centre for Early Childhood Development Facebook
http://www.cecd.org.za
Phone: 021-683-2420

Post By: Emma Derre

Holistic Youth Festival


The second program on Sakhisizwe featured Gladys-Joyce and Zoliswa from Angel Wings Cape Town. This organisation hosts community outreach programs such as soup kitchens, animal feedings, and cancer patient support.

Gladys-Joyce spoke about the Period Projects Angel Wings that is involved and asking for donations of sanitary towels. Angel Wings also is hosting the upcoming Southern Suburbs Holistic Youth Festival. This event will be held on June 16th from 4am-9pm at Observatory and entry fee of R5. The festival will include a jumping castle for children, as well as massages, healings, and food stalls.

                                                Stop by and support Angel Wings!

Contact details:
Angel Wings Cape Town Facebook Page
ss.holisticfestival@gmail.com
Phone: 0619422950


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Grass Boots Football Club


Carlos Manuel from the Grass Boots Football Club joined us for this week’s human rights edition of Sakhisizwe. The Grass Boots Football Club is the only SAFA registered soccer club in the Cape Town City Bowl.

Carlos spoke about his involvement in this community football club and elaborated on how it has impacted the community. He said the club’s mission is to foster local talent and provide opportunities for players to train and excel through soccer. He also emphasized on education and said that the organization believes all players should attend school in order to be a part of the club.
They will be embarking on a journey in Germany and are asking anyone to assist with the course in anyway, to make this trip possible for these youngsters.

Contact details:
Grass Boots Football Club Facebook Page
http://www.grassboots.co.za/
stuartdiamondcapetown@gmail.com_


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Zoe Zana, Nwabisa Plaaitjies & Zizipho Quluba

As per usual we focussed on Arts and Culture on this Friday edition of Sakhisizwe. 

At 12:30 we had top four Idols SA 2013 finalist Zoe Zana in the studio to talk to us about her musical journey up until now. She also gave us some more insight on the production of her debut single 'Bulletproof' before blessing us with a beautiful live performance. 

Contact Details: 
Website: http://www.loyisomusic.com/zoe-zana/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/zoe-zana
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoezana/


After Nigel Vermaas' Arts Update we interviewed 24 year old Nwabisa Plaaitjies, who is the director of '23 years, A Month and 7 Days'. This Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards nominee took us through her creative proces and gave an insight on her play which you can go view at the Baxter Flipside untill the 24th of March. Lead actor Zizipho Quluba also joined us to speak about her experiences throughout the whole proces up until now.

Tickets cost R49 if you buy before end of the day on Friday 16 March; R100, R50 for students and R70 for block bookings. Booking is through Webtickets on 085 111 0005, online at www.webtickets.co.za or at selected Pick n Pay stores.

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By Laurens Driessen

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CSVR & Unleashing Pain The Changing Gears

As we're halfway through the workweek we had two interesting interviews lined up for you on today's edition of Sakhisizwe.

First we spoke to Annah Moyo-Kupeta from the Centre For The Study Of Violence & Reconciliation. Which is a multi-disciplinary institute involved in research, policy formation, community interventions, service delivery and training on the prevention and reconciliation of violent incidents.
She told us about the work they are doing as an organisation and how they are currently collaborating with various organisations throughout the continent of Africa. This to further improve the state of transitional justice in Africa.

Contact Details:

Website: http://www.csvr.org.za/index.php
Phone: 011 403 5650
Twitter: @_CSVR


At 1:30 we had a chat with Nonzukiso Dibela, author of the book 'Unleashing Pain The Changing Gears'. In this book she speaks about her experience with rape at the age of 8 and how this changed and shaped her life. Nonzukiso took us through the writing proces and how this helped her to cope with her past experiences. Finally she also stressed how important it is for people going through the same thing to talk about this and not just keep quiet.

People wanting to buy the book can contact her on the following number:

Phone/Whatsapp: 073 570 2014



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By Laurens Driessen

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Hearts FC & Community Chest

On this edition of Sakhisizwe we spoke to Andisani Makapela from Happy Hearts FC based in Langa. He is the development officer and informed us about the work they are doing for the children through their organisation.
Happy Hearts (2016) uses soccer and netball to reach out to children in Langa and guide them in their development and education. In other words, it's much more than just a sportsclub and everyone willing to show dedication to the club is welcome without any other requirements.


Contact Details:

Phone: 063 282 5341
Email: andisani1990@gmail.com




After the news at 1 we had an interview with Lorenzo Davids, CEO at Community Chest Western Cape.
Community Chest is an organisation which focusses on improving the lives of all South Africans by mobilising the caring power of communities, business and government to advance the common good. As they are celebrating their 90th birthday this year Lorenzo told us about their vision for the near future, in which they want to fight inequality on a more structural level.


Contact Details:

Phone: 021 487 1500
Email: info@comchest.org.za
Website: www.comchest.org.za

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By Laurens Driessen

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Project Playground & 2018 BRICS Summit

Today on Sakhisizwe we first spoke to Thembinkosi from Project Playground based in Langa. This is a non-profit organisation working towards increasing the life of children and youth in South Africa through meaningful skill sets.
Thembinkosi also told us about the free event they are having on the 23rd of March in Langa. International organisations will be present aswell as workers from the community of Langa to provide an international exchange. Everyone is more than welcome to attend this event.

Contact Details:

Website: www.project-playground.org.za
Facebook: Project Playground - South Africa
Phone: 021 633 1111




At 1pm we had an interview with Nelson Kgwete, who's a spokesperson for The Departement of International Relations and Coorperation. He spoke to us about the 10th annual BRICS summit as it will be held in South Africa this year. Other BRIC countries are Brazil, Russia, India and China.
This year they will be focussing on involving more African countries into the economic and political partnerships.

Contact Details:

Website: http://www.dirco.gov.za/
Phone: 021 464 3700

By Laurens Driessen