Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Today we spoke to Clement Papy Nkuzi Programme Director, Bridgetti Mashabane and Zuki from Cesvi Foundation and accompanied with them was Mufaro Magidi from Mosaic.

Cesvi Foundation is a non profit organisation which has two main programmes focusing environmental management about building resilience in communities and the other one is a social protection programme which focuses more on the Woman, Children and the Youth.

Mosaic is a 23year old non profit organisation and focuses mostly on gender based violence and offering support services and counselling to woman who are affected by gender based violence and over the years they are now working with male interventions.  

These two organisations come together and are fighting for the same cause, hence there new project has been established Right Fora for Change. The project comes as realization to be able to see those violent free communities and being able to document theses stories.  To elaborate further it will be a photo voice project where children will go in there communities to document there stories. The projected is aimed at the disadvantage communities. The project will be use as an preventative measure.

For more information contact:

TEL: 021 374 0800

TEL: 021 761 7585

By: Jasnine Roberts

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Children have rights too.

We spoke to Vivian Zilo the founder of Iliso Care Society and a few of the students and facilitators in the programme. Iliso Care Society is a non profit organisation that was established in 2005, with the aim to fight poverty and unemployment, as there were various problems in the society. Mama Zilo’s inspiration was the fact that she felt pregnant at a young age and lost some of her siblings, hence she wanted to guide the youth to not make the same mistake and take their lives for granted. She also wanted to educate people and help them to not be afraid to enclose their HIV status and ask for help and how to deal with various issues that effect us in our daily lives.

Iliso Care Society runs various programmes, eg where they provide skills to the community, meals on wheels to feed the communities that are hungry, after school programmes and arts programmes ect.  They identify what is needed in the community and then seek a way to fill the gap, by partnering with stakeholders.

They also assist the students to identify what it is that they want to achieve in life, and which subjects to take in order to pursue theses career paths. Some of the learners shared their stories with us how these programmes have made a positive impact in there lives.  

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 360 8283   


By: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, April 03, 2017

We spoke to Dr. Darren Levin a general practitioner speaking to us more about Influenza, as flu is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus.

Influenza is a viral infection, which has various symptoms which differs from person to person. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. These symptoms can be:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches behind the eyes
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
  • It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

To prevent this virus is to get vaccinated as June-July is a high risk season for influenza. And to avoid colds take a 5ml dose of Vitamin C daily.

Hence it is important to seek medical attention as soon as these symptoms appear.

By: Jasnine Roberts 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today we spoke to Luncedo Lawrence Ntubuntu a committee member of Black Book Club. Black Book Club was founded in 2017 by three gentlemen. They had this idea to start a networking club for young black professionals hence Black Book club started.
“We want to uneducated Black people or African People to educate them on African literature, History and authorship”.

They made an impact in communities by doing a variety of initiatives such as monthly book drives or networking sessions where these books get distributed to communities and they also provide programmes about African literature and History to Grade10, 11 and 12 at the JL Zwane centre.
They will be having a book launch free of charge and live performances and also welcoming drinks served on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 135 Albert Street Woodstock at 14:30.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the authors book The Yearning by Mohale Mashigo.

For more information contact Luncedo Lawrence Ntubuntu : 061 2168 925/078 7456 054/078 7076 157 or email blackbookclub2015@gmail.com

                              By: Jasnine Roberts 

Monday, March 27, 2017


Today we spoke to Dr. Monique Marais who is a qualified Gastroenterologist, which is someone who specializes in gut of your stomach oesophagus, small bowel colon and liver diseases. This means they deal a lot with gastroenteritis, inflammatory bowel disease reflux disease and all types of liver disease.

We spoke about Norovirus, which is also known as a winter vomiting bug. Norovirus is a very common cause of gastroenteritis in both adults and children. It is a virus that antibiotics will not help for. It is a self limiting disease which last for up till six days, but only reveals it self on the 3rd day.

This virus is transmitted from person to person via food, physical touch hence hygiene is of utmost importance. Some symptoms of the virus are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, lost of taste, weakness, muscle aches, headaches and fever. And can effect all age groups, hence it is important if you suspect dehydration seek medical assistance. If left untreated it could get dangerous.

Some tips to prevent Norovirus are:
Follow a healthy diet, have enough fruit and veggies to get enough vitamins especially Vitamin C.  
Get enough sleep.
Was your hands as often as possible.

For more information the doctor advice google, before consulting a doctor.

                               By: Jasnine Roberts

Wednesday, March 15, 2017



Today we spoke to Bernedette Muthien elaborating on there past International Women's day event they had the 10 March 2017, at Oude Molen Eco Village, where issues where raised and a platform created to empower woman. The theme were "Be Bold For Change". Bernedette spoke to us more on the constitution as it is our fundamental right to know our rights.  

For more information contact:

Email: info@engender.org.za

By: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, March 13, 2017

Faseega Coetzee and John Lawrence from Genes To Success spreading awareness around World Down Syndrome Day.

Genes to success was started when Shaziah was only a few months old, when her parents were trying to figure out how to handle a baby with Down syndrome. Genes to success support, care and service to children and adults from all backgrounds that is down syndrome and Intellectual disabled. To empower parents, family and guardians who has children with Down syndrome and other Intellectual disabilities with skills and Information. Promoting the fact that people with Down syndrome and other Intellectual disabilities, have the right to live with Independence, dignity and security as valued citizens in society.

Genes to success will be hosting there 4th World Down Syndrome Awareness event on the 18 March 2017, at Bonteheuwel Community Centre. The event will start at 10:00am to 14:00pm.

The Theme will be WEAR ODD SOCKS.
We can get people talking about Down syndrome awareness if we all wear socks. . . BUT NOT JUST ANY SOCKS . . . Wear “mismatched” socks, or other brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock . . . Maybe even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. AND WHY STOP AT SOCKS? Wear your favorite Down syndrome awareness shirt. Join us in wearing something which people will ask you about so that you can tell them about WORLD

For more information contact:

Tel: Faseega 073 779 3357
        Shafiek 074 075 2401

By : Jasnine Roberts