Friday, August 10, 2018

Mental health through providing hope and reconciliation

We spoke to Dr. John Parker director of the Spring Foundation/ Clinical Psychiatrist at Lentegeur Hospital, Jitsvinger musician and activist, Jack de Jong graffiti muralist and Nabeel Petersen project co-ordinator.

Arting 4 impact is a public engagement project consisting out of communities, street artist and scientist.

The project has been install in 3 different countries South Africa, India and Botswana. The aim of this initiative is to educate and raise awareness around mental health through providing hope and reconciliation rather then stigmatizing and discriminating people with mental illnesses.

They will paint a big mural that stay's in the community where people can engage and learn about mental health.

For more information;


Maxim Kids

We spoke to coach Allen, director Riaan and professional boxer Abdulaziz from Maxim Kids. Maxim Kids is a non-profit organisation established in 2010, to empower underprivileged youth to reach their dreams through using sports as a tool.

Youngsters from the age of 6 years and upwards are welcome to join for free. The training provided is to teach youngsters discipline that they can apply to their everyday life.

They will have an event fight for change on the 24th of August at Hope Street City Hall Cape Town CBD. Event starts at 19:00 to late and pre-sold tickets go for R150.00, at the gate R200.00 and close to the ring R300.00.

For more information go via Facebook: MaximKids.


Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Help us change a life...

Bush Radio is non-profit community radio and has been offering broadcast and training facilities to the people of Cape Town for the past 23 years, since before our first legal broadcast on the 9th August 1995.

As we celebrate our 23rd birthday, we are running a pledge drive during our birthday month - from the 1 - 31 August 2018 - where YOU can make a donation towards our work.

We call on former interns, staff, volunteers, board members, NGOs/CBOs, artists, musicians, designers and companies who have benefited from our broadcast and training services or who want to support our work, to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of others.

Through such donation, you will contribute to the continued existence of Bush Radio, and also make the opportunity available to others to benefit from Bush Radio's services.

Our bank details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account Account number: 07 119 4185 Branch name: Mowbray Branch code: 004909
Address: 37 - 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700 Swift code: SBZAZAJJ (for international donations)

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment

For more information please feel free to contact us on 021 448 5450

If you are a (small or large) business you may want to consider showing your support by taking out an advertising package on the station.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cuppa Day and Women in Business

We spoke to Fadwa Walker Community Mobiliser at Cancer Association of South Africa in aid of their initiatives to challenge all workplaces, businesses and services to open their hearts and raise awareness for those affected by cancer.

They will be hosting a Women in Business event on the 11 August whereby all the proceeds raised on the day will go towards supporting cancer support groups. They will also launch their Cuppa campaign on the 3 August in support of cancer.

For more information:
Tel: 021 689 5347

Friday, July 27, 2018

Local is Lekka

We spoke to Jeremiah Sweets 19-year-old singer, songwriter, producer, pianist and guitarist from Ravensmead Cape Town speaking about his music journey and how that has grown him as an upcoming artist. He has a sweet nurturing sound to his voice that can relate to people of all walks of life.

His mom gave him his first instrument, whereby he has taught himself how to play. Jeremiah Sweets says: “always be yourself”.

He has a range of songs he is working on that will be release soon, keep an eye on the next hit.

For more information:

All social handles: Jeremiah Sweets

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Women's Festival

We spoke to Gladys Joyce from Angel Wings Cape Town about their Woman’s Festival that they will be having in observatory on the 9th of August.

Gates open at 9am to 4pm and everyone is welcome to attend, as there will be something for everyone: from face painting, food, speakers all the way to entertainment.

The entry fee is R5 for all and after the event they will be handing out food to people that lives on the streets, if you want to be part of bringing change you can donate to the angel wings Cape Town.

Get involve and support the event as the proceeds raised on the day will be use to empower underprivileged woman and children.

For more information:
Facebook: angel wings capetown
                : southern suburbs holisticfestival
WhatsApp: 061 942   2950

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Psychosocial Disability Awareness Month

We spoke to Rene Minnies manager at the Fountain House facility about Psychosocial Disability Awareness Month. A psychosocial disability is when a mental illness becomes pervasive and interferes in a person's functioning, thus preventing them from being able to claim their rights or to participate in society.

The Fountain House facility is under the umbrella of the Cape Mental Health. They have programmes that focus on psychosocial rehab services to enable people with Psychosocial Disability to become inclusive in society. The other programme deals with work order day that focus on skills development looking of opportunity for work and family support, hence they do a lot of advocacy work.

  • Some examples of Psychosocial Disability are, Schizoid disorders such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
  • Anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia and social phobia.
  • Mood disorders such as major and dysthymic depression and bipolar.
For more information:
Cape Mental Health: 021 447 9040
Fountain House Facility: 021 447 7409

By: Jasnine Roberts