Friday, December 09, 2016


Today we spoke to Franklin Esau aka Frank E a facilitator/ life coach at the Smiling One Foundation about his new single released called Chucks featuring with Toya G and Mack.

Frank E is a Hip Hop artist originally from Elsies River that has used music as something where he can express himself in, hence music has become apart of him, he has learned a lot of things through music as to what you are exposed to in the everyday life. Music has become a tool on to pull him back from all the challenges that have presented themselves through out his life.

The inspiration behind the song Chucks is how he used to grow up, as chucks will always trend, it is about the community and how you need to take it back to where you came from. He then asked Toya G and Mack that is part of the youth that he has been grooming to collaborate with him. The song was created in the CMD, where he found Rocks Delton from UCT who documented his life story and shot the music video of the song chucks, as it is featured in Michell’s Plain, Belhar, Elsies River and Ocean View.

For more information contact:


Facebook: Frank E


We spoke to Colleen and Charmaine from Good Hope Foundation. Good Hope Foundation is a non profit organisation that is passionate about the development of the communities, and decreasing the high rate of drug abuse, poverty ect. They have  been in existence for 17 years and serves towards lot of projects that is for operation feeding schemes.

They look for where the biggest need lays and this festive season they looking at putting some smiles and joy in the lives different communities.

They are seeking the help of everyone to give back to the community in order to make the festive season special to those who are under privileged.

They will have a few events taking place: 

9 December: Good Hope Foundation will be at Tygerberg Hospital putting up Christmas Trimmings for cancer suffering patients.

13 December: They will be at Millicent Gunt   

15 December: At Bonteheuwel at the old age home.

16 December: It will be a family day at Vygieskraal.

23 December: There will be a 3 course meal.

Do get involved, for more information contact: 

Tel: 021 696 6133
Facebook: Good Hope Foundation

Wednesday, December 07, 2016


Today we spoke to Naeemah Simons the Author of the book called I Am A Survivor.

Naeemah is a Social Auxiliary Worker that discovered the passion for writing in high school. She felt she need to debrief herself in some way and that’s how the idea to start writing I am a survivor came about. Naeemah bestow her writing as a gift, as it is exhaling to her, it is an opportunity to connect with people and tell their stories.

I am a survivor is a non fiction book, that speaks about real life situations such as abuse, rape, drug misuse, teenage pregnancy ect. The moral of the book is that everyone is a survivor regardless of your situation / circumstances.

The cover of the book symbolizes: black is the cocoon that everyone is in with all the challenges that you face, the negativity in your life. And the butterfly is the positivism in your life and the day you break free.

The book is an easy read.

For more information or to get in touch contact:

Tel: 074 195 4317
Facebook: I am a survivor

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Every Tuesday Sakhisizwe focuses on any thing related to Human Rights and Today we spoke with Abigel Sheridan the founder of Chic Mamas do care organisation telling us about the Exclusive Fashion Exchange parties where they sell donated no longer wanted garments from boutique to designer labels, and they also do swapping of clothes in a party atmosphere.

Just to tell you more about Chic Mamas do care organisation, the organisation is made up by Mama's who are concerned about the children of South Africa and their future, they created a chic, fun and ethical way of fundraising, to support education and educational projects in under privileged areas of this beautiful country.

For more Information Contact:
Abigel Sheridan
FaceBook: Chic Mamas Do Care
Mobile: 0837159308.

By Donald Puza.
Today we spoke with Alicia, carol and the founder of Beauty for Ashes organisation Stephanie Van Wyk telling us more about the wonderful work that the organisation does in the lives of ex-convict, as Alicia and Carol told us about their life of crime drug addiction and their life after Beauty for Ashes assisted them.

To elaborate more, Beauty for Ashes organisation assist prisoners leaving prison on parole by running two Half way Houses in Observatry, the half way houses help and assist women with challenges of re-entering society after prison by providing education and training to procure meaning work by addressing emotional, psychological and physical needs and negotiate family re-unification in order to prevent a return to crime, if you want to be involve in this phenomenal initiative you are more than welcome.

For more information contact:
Stephanie Van Wyk
Tell: 021 447 0823
Mobile: 082 862 5505

By Donald Puza

Monday, December 05, 2016


We spoke to Jooste Vermeulen a director at the Organ Donor Foundation.  Organ Donor Foundation is a non profit organisation of which the main aim is to do public awareness around transplantation to try to get people to give consent for organ donations of their love ones They get the public to become organ donors and to inform there families that they are a donor.

There are two ways that you can donate organs, which the one is a live donation and that’s mostly place when a love one or family is in need of a kidney transplant, if you are a match.

The other one occurs when you have passed on, where you can donate your heart, lungs, liver, kidney, tissue ect. However you can help up to 50 people just with the tissue, but the difficult part is where the family hasn’t been inform that you are an organ donor, which makes it hard to get consent.

For more information contact:

Tel: 0800 22 66 11

Friday, December 02, 2016

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We spoke to Yonelisa Wambi his is a Soul Artist from Gugulethu. Yonelisa’s passion for music grow at a young age in church, where he then took on the roll of playing a guitar as that was the first instrument that pulled his attention.

His motivation is his love for music that he doesn’t want to stop doing what he loves; nature plays a roll as well and the face that he get to meet new people everyday.

Yonelisa is very humble and open to new things and he just has that excitement with in that he release through his music. Yonelisa writes his own music where he bring out the diversity he is part of a rainbow nation. The biggest influence in his life would be the people he meets in his everyday day life.

Shorty was performed live for the first time on Bush Radio 89.5FM by Yonelisa Wambi and this songs is targeted at all age groups and talks to the soul indeed.

The message that Yonelisa portray though his music is hope and a new mind as we are so court up in our own problems, where there is people living with us and we should build communities through forgetting all the negativity and focusing on the positive side of things.

IKasi Festive Kick Start will be hosting there event tomorrow 3 December 2016, at 16:00pm in Gugulethu Tankiso Hall where a variety of artist will perform such as Hip Hop artist, Dancers, Singers, Rusk Coffee, Trompie ect including Yonelisa will also be performing. A ticket goes for R20.00

For more information contact:

FaceBook: Yonelisa Wambi
Tel: 063 525 4425

By: Jasnine Roberts