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.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday-Human Rights-Keeping the roads safe as we approach the festive season

On today's show we spoke to Western Cape Provincial Traffic chief , Kenneth Afrika regarding insuring the people on their safety on the roads as we approach the festive season. We cant run away from the fact that in December the number of death on the road increases.The conversations we had were around the fact that people should not drive under the influence of alcohol as it puts not only the person driving at risk but as well as the passengers. Kenneth mentions that if you are caught driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, with substances that you not suppose to have with you then you will be arrested immediately. He adds that it has been observed that accidents are most likely to happen with the people that are driving long distances and the reason to it is because the drivers do not REST in between. It is advised that if you are driving a long distance please rest every after 2 hours and continue with the journey again.  If you do not rest Kenneth says the traffic officers might stop you and park the car for aleast 4 hour then you can drive again. If you are caught under the influence of anything on Friday , you are most likely to be arrest until Monday or further. Please drive safely this festive season and avoid speed as well as drinking and driving. If you would like to report someone on the matter above please call 021 021 406 8822 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday-Arts and Culture-Poetry wins!!

Today we had a very interesting show , we spoke to a young poet\musician by the name of Kyle Allan. This young artist first released his poetic album the year 2013 in October, being the diverse artist he is .On the album which is titled Influences he combined a variety of musical genres including kwaito,jazz, R&B,house,as well as Maskanda. He has been around enough to share the stages with the likes of HHP,Mak Manaka as well as many other amazing artist in South Africa. He added that he sees South African poets far in the near future and that music and poetry is like peanut-butter and jam,We had fun.