Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Wednesday - Gender - transgender people in South Africa

After i read an article about a young south african transgender woman that got discriminated against in local a healthcare facility .I felt the need to address issues of being transgender in the new South Africa.
Though in 2003 Alteration of Sex Description Act that says “any person whose sexual characteristics have been altered by surgical or medical treatment or by evolvement through natural development resulting in gender reassignment, or any person who is intersexed” may apply for sex description to be altered on the birth register. Transgender people still face difficulty. I spoke to Katlego from Gender DynamiX who elaborated on the challenges of being transgender in South Africa.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday - Gender - Sonke Gender Justice Workshop

 Today we had an amazing workshop on gender by Patrick and Leo from Sonke Gender Justice: 

Sonke’s vision is a world in which men, women and children can enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.
Sonke Gender Justice works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.

They elaborated on the level of rape that’s high in South Africa hence Sonke together with their allies and other grassroots NGO have been demanding the National Strategic Plan  on how we can combat GBV ( Gender Base Violence) from the government.  Patrick adds that in that plan government needs to fund media that at grassroots level like Bush Radio to tell inform listens about the issues of prevention on violence at primary level.

He also touched on Violence in general, making examples of some of the townships in the Western Cape where violence is extremely high. He continues to talk about how we raise our children leaves a mark on their development and how they contribute in society and at home.

 Our role is to be part of the solution to solve the high levels of violence in South Africa.

“We can not address violence with violence” Patrick Godana. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday - Human Rights - Outside Broadcast Abalimi Bezekhaya in Khayelitsha Section A

Today we were broadcasting live at the ABALIMI Gardening in Khayelitsha Section A . We spoke to the gardeners as well as the trainers , they love what they do and they encouraging young people to be more involved in gardening. 

ABALIMI is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working to empower the disadvantaged through urban agriculture and environmental programmes and projects.We support our target group’s ability to replicate their success and transform their lives in their urban and rural environments. ABALIMI assists by providing the following support services:

Project implementation
Agricultural and horticultural commodities


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday - HUman Rights Issues - Report Child Abuse! ChildLine is here to assist!

Childline is an effective non-profit organization that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.Letticia social worker from ChildLine in the Western Cape elaborates on the different types of abuse which are as follow
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Physical abuse
  • Family violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Organised sexual abuse. PLEASE LETS REPORT CHILD ABUSE. Lets not be activist that are active only when its the month of awareness's. Lets protect our women and child PERIOD!! Together we can build a nation that is free and cares for its country.

  • HotLine 08000 55 555

    By: Lazola Solani

    Tuesday - Human Rights Issues - Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act!

    Also the Black Sash joined me in studio. Bongiwe and Abigal spoke to me about Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act. Now this is important so that if you get injured while at work you are able to get compensation should you not be able to be at work for a duration of 3 months.More information and other things you might want to know in relation to these conversations please contact- 072 663 3739 -Black Sash HELPLINE

    By:Lazola Solani

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Monday - Health - Oral Health Awareness Month!

    Also spoke to -Dr Andrias De Nysschem From Brite Smile on Oral health awareness month - September . September being a national Oral health month - It is time to pay more attention to your dental routine , particularly as two of the worlds most common health problems affect the mouth. Cavities (Dental caries) and gum diseases. 

    Dr Andriad mentioned that mouth cancer is common among young people ..this was very interesting! For more information please contact: 021 421 1140

    By: Lazola Solani

    Monday - Health - The South African Bone Marrow Registry urges South Africans be donors!

    Today we spoke to Professor Ernette Du Toit from The South African Bone Marrow Registry .Every year thousands of individuals with blood diseases reach a stage where their only hope for a cure in a bone marrow transplant. 

    Leukaemia is a group of bone marrow diseases involving an uncontrolled increase in white blood cells (leukocytes). There is around a 30% chance of a sibling being a bone marrow match, meaning that there is a 70% chance that someone will need a transplant from a non-related donor.

     The South African Bone marrow registry is encouraging people to be donors.