Thursday, May 31, 2007

31 May – Labour

Today we spoke to Roger Brown – An attorney from Labour Protect. We were talking about harassment at the workplace. Labour Protect specializes in assisting employees facing labour problems at work. For more information you can contact their offices at (021) 421 8631 or visit www.labourprotect.co.za

We also spoke to Farinaaz Samaai – Director of Nthuse Management Staffing Solutions. They specialize in the recruitment and placement of people living with all disabilities. Nthuse’s mission is the successful integration of people living with disabilities into the workforce, across all industries and across all levels of employment. For more information you can their offices at (021) 696 5198 or visit www.nthuse.co.za

Our last interview was with Mfanafuthi Sithebe - Communication Workers Union’s spokesperson. We were talking about the Vodacom strike. Vodacom stopped a strike that the CWU had called in March. After a single day of picketing, before the full strike had begun, Vodacom obtained a temporary interdict from the Labour Court that stopped the planned industrial action, now on Monday the Labour Court in Johannesburg issued a ruling on that case in favour of the union. Mfanafuthi says the union is in talks with relevant parties and they are planning to continue with the strike action.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

30 May – Gender

Today we spoke to Lungiswa Memela – from the Western Cape Network on Violence against Women. They coordinate and integrate organizations and individuals through advocacy, public awareness, training and support with a developmental approach in order to progressively realize women’s right to a life free from all forms of violence. The network’s vision is for women to be free from all forms of violence and oppression in the public and private sphere. For more information contact their offices at (021) 633 5287 or visit www.wcnetwork.org.za

We also spoke to Cheryl Damons – Transformation Officer from the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. We were talking about the Women in Water, Sanitation and Forestry Awards. The closing date for the nominations is the 15th of June. For more information or to send nominations you can contact Liz Maziya at (011) 466 6336 / 9 or fax them to (011) 466 6337 alternatively email info@zzone.co.za. You can also come collect the forms here at Bush Radio, we are situated at 330 Victoria Road in Salt River – opposite Caltex Garage.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

29 May – Human Rights

Today we spoke to Trevor Knowlden – Founder and Director of Freewheelers Cycling Club. Freewheeler’s club members have been invited to tour the Netherlands in September and are appealing for financial assistance from the members of the public as they are short of funding for the trip. For more information contact Trevor at (021) 713 3634 or his cell at 072 108 2849.
PIC:www.benbikes.org.za

We also spoke to Alta Greef – Director of the Organisation for Educational Resources and Technological Training or ORT. ORT SA specialises in technology education and vocational training. The focus is on training and upgrading educators in Maths, Science and Technology. They are currently looking for volunteers to teach literacy in schools. If you want more information you can contact (021) 975 7933 or visit www.ortsa.org.za
PICS: www.afri-sa.org

Monday, May 28, 2007

28 May – Health

Today we spoke to Mariki Muller – Health Programme Coordinator from Cancer Association of South Africa. We were talking about the dangers of smoking and the World No Tobacco Day. According to the World Health Organisation website tobacco addiction is a global epidemic that is increasingly ravaging countries and regions that can least afford its toll of disability, disease, lost productivity and death. In an effort to fight this, the World No Tobacco Day was created by the World Health Organization in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. And this day is celebrated around the world every year on May 31st. For more Information you can contact the Cancer Association of South Africa at (021) 689 5347 or visit www.cansa.org.za

We also spoke to Phumla Kakaza - a professional nurse at Marie Stopes Clinic. We were talking about contraceptives. There are many different kinds of birth control methods, known as contraceptives and no one contraceptive is right for every person. According to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, it is important to find out what works best for you. Even if you are not currently having sex, it is always a good idea to think ahead about birth control. Sister Kakaza explained more on which kinds are available here in the country. For more information contact your nearest clinic or your doctor.

Friday, May 25, 2007

25 May – Arts, Culture and Environment

Today we spoke to Dwyn Griesel – Director of Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay. Dwyn says the young people of Hout Bay are desperately in need of some form of moral stimulation, constructive supervision and creative outlet that is why the Academy is committed to providing an opportunity for these needs to be addressed. For more information about the Academy you can contact her at 082 331 4062 or email to dwynne@intekom.co.za

We also spoke to George Pambason Director of Afri-South Africa. We will talking about a festival they have organised to celebrate Africa day. The event is happening at the Civic Center as we speak so go out there and experience the rich African culture. For more information about Afri-South Africa you can contact (021) 421 2348 or visit www.afri-sa.org
PICS: www.afri-sa.org


We were also joined by Nigel Vermaas for the Arts update in and around the city.

Our last interview was with kopano Matlwa – winner of the third annual European Literary Awards for South African best first novel. Her book is titled Coconut. Kopano is a featured author in the Homebru collection which pays special tribute to South African writing. Coconut is a story that deals with growing up as a black child in a white world. This is the story of the generation of black youth who grew up in white neighbourhoods, went to Model C schools, where fitting in sometimes cost them their black identity and the book is available in most book shops.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

24 May – Labour

Today we spoke to Khwezi Bonani – International Student Officer at the University of Cape Town. We were talking about Africa Day Event that the International Academic Programmes Office and All Africa House will be celebrating today but the official date of Africa Day is May 25th which is tomorrow. For more information contact (021) 650 2822.
PIC: www.ilike2learn.com
We also spoke to Bassier Fortuin an entrepreneur. Bassier owns Fortuin Construction and is based in Mithells Plain. With so much development plans for the city, his business prospects look bright as the will be demand for his services. If you would like to use his service you can contact him at (021) 391 0042 or 083 769 8162.
Our last interview was Johnovan Rustan – from the South African Democratic Teacher’s Union. We were talking about tomorrow’s strike action by public service unions members; this includes teachers, police and health workers. They claim a 12% increase in basic pay over one year and improvements in the pay progression structure, housing allowances and medical benefits, job creation and the filling of vacant posts. Johnovan told us more about tomorrow’s plans and the action they going to take if their demands are not met. The following unions will be participating in the march SADTU, NEHAWU, POPCRU, DENOSA, SADNU, PAWUSA, HOSPERSA, SAPU, and NAPTOSA.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

23 May – Gender

Today we spoke to Liesel Peters - Legal Mediator from LIPCO LAW FOR ALL. We were talking about HER LAW. It is a product of LIPCO LAW FOR ALL, which was established in 1993. LIPCO LAW FOR All’s mission is to ensure legal empowerment to all South Africans by providing accessible and affordable legal services. HER LAW was specifically designed to suit South African women’s legal needs. For more information about the product you can contact their offices at (021) 521 2000 or visit www.herlaw.co.za
PIC: www.herlaw.co.za

Our last interview was with Michelle Korevaar - founder of Spice4Life -an online resource of information for women. SPICE strives to encompass the full lifestyle stages that a woman experiences. If you want more information about SPICE you can contact their offices at (021) 557 9277 or visit www.spice4life.co.za
PIC: www.spice4life.co.za

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

22 May – Human Rights

Today we spoke to Sharon Marco - Thyse – Manager at the Centre for Rural Legal Studies. One of their main aims is the protection and promotion of labour rights and land rights. If you want more information about the centre you can contact their offices at (021) 883 8032 or visit www.crls.org.za.

And we also spoke to AndrĂ© Rossouw – Assistant Director of the Western Cape Rental Housing Tribunal. We were talking about tenants and landlords issues. The Tribunal provides a free service to tenants and landlords in the Western Cape. One of their objectives is to inform landlords and tenants of their rights and obligations should unfair and unlawful practices arise. If you want more information you can contact their offices at (021) 483 2111 or 0860 106 166 visit www.capegateway.gov.za

Our last interview was with Brian Martin and Luthando Namzi from the Provincial department of Social Development. The department is calling for nominations for the Community Builder of the Year Project. The project honors the heroes and heroines of South Africa, recognizing their efforts in improving the quality of life of their communities in areas such as education, health, sport and recreation, environment and crime prevention. So if you know someone in your community who selflessly give of their time and efforts to uplift the community then make sure you nominate that person. If you want more information about the competition you can contact 0800 220 250.

Monday, May 21, 2007

21 May – Health

Today we spoke to Mary-Anne Jonkerman – a Social Worker at the Cape Mental Health Society. We were talking about Bipolar disorder. Bipolar is a mood disorder symbolized by severe mood swings and can also affects one’s energy and functioning. Friday is the Bipolar Awareness Day and different events are planned for that day including two events at the Valkenberg Hospital on the 23rd and the 24th of May. For more Information you can contact Lucinda Pelston at (021) 440 3185 or the Cape Mental Health Society at (021) 447 9040.
PIC: www.capementalhealth.co.za

And we also spoke to Etricia Lakey from the TB Care Association about TB. TB Care provides a comprehensive, developmental social support service to TB sufferers and their families around the city. They operate from the community health centres. Their community based TB care programme enables patients to take their daily treatment on the street where they live under the supervision of specially trained community treatment supporters. For more information you can contact the TB Care Association at (021) 692 3027 or visit www.tbcare.com
PIC: www.tbcare.com

Our last interview is an interview we had with Dr Mushi Majiela about Endometriosis. According to reports Endometriosis is a relatively common and problematic condition for women. If left untreated it can cause infertility to women. Dr Majiela explained more about the disease. For more information about Endometriosis you can contact your nearest clinic or hospital, alternatively you can visit www.endometriosis.org

Friday, May 18, 2007

18 May – Arts, Culture and Environment

Today we spoke to Mpho Motheane – from Mpho & Uvimba Band and her manager David Shuping. Mpho’s recently released album is called Sabela and is available in music stores and she is also involved in a community project called Uvimba Theatre and Music Laboratory. She told us more about that project and her career as soloist. For more information you can contact (021) 461-8338 or visit www.uvimba.org.za

And we also spoke to Siyabonga Ntamesi from the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. We were talking about the Western Cape Archives and Records Service. Starting from the 21st to the 25th of May 2007 is the Archives Week and the members of the public are invited to come to the event. For more information you can contact (021) 466 8100 or email enquirieswcape@dac.gov.za

Nigel Vermaas was also in the studio for the Arts Update in and around the city and we played an interview he had with Andrew Ford about the JAZZ AT THE MANSIONS CD.

Our last interview was with Carrol Boyes – convenor of METAL and founder and CEO of Carrol Boyes Functional Art. We were talking about this year’s METAL competition. METAL is an initiative that was started by Carrol 4 years ago and aims to launch the career of a young design talent. It is a nationwide search and open to anyone in the design field, specifically students who want to make a career in the various design fields. The competition entries close on the 31st of May 2007. To download an entry form, go to www.carrolboyes.co.za or contact (021) 462 3129 to have an entry form faxed to you.
Pic of last year winners with Carrol Boyes: www.carrolboyes.co.za

Thursday, May 17, 2007

17 May – Labour

Today we spoke to Elsabe Petrus – Manager of the Abet Centre in Hillside, Mitchell’s Plain. The classes at the centre are offered free and the educators are appealing to the members of the public to donate books, files and other stationery. They also need a photocopier. For more information or for donations contact Mrs Petrus at (021) 393 0011 or Jennifer Berggren at (021) 393 8687.

And we also spoke to Lunga Smile – a curator from the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum. This is the first township based museum in the Western Cape and the first museum to commemorate migrancy in South Africa. Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum is located centrally in the Lwandle Township, approximately 55km from Cape Town. If you more information about the museum you can contact (021) 845 6119 or visit www.lwandle.com
PIC: www.lwandle.com

Our last interview was with Dr Nicola Loaring – a SALT astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory. At the South African Astronomical Observatory they are celebrating the National Science Week and during the week there will be presentations by astronomers, learner workshops, science shows and tours of the facility. For enquiries you can call Isobel Bassett on (021) 460-9319 or Natalie Jones on (021) 460-9345.
PICS: www.saao.ac.za

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

16 May – Gender

Today we spoke to Meaka Biggs– Advocacy Coordinator from Rape Crisis. We were talking about the recent Constitutional Court judgement dealing with the legal definition of rape. According to some gender activists, not extending the definition of rape to include male victims means that the law still determines rape according to gender. Meaka says while they welcome the Constitutional Courts decision to widen the definition of rape to include anal penetration of women and girls, they are disappointed that the definition has not been extended to men. For more information about Rape Crisis you can contact their offices at (021) 447 1467 or visit www.rapecrisis.org.za

And we also spoke to Mischa Alexander – from Sisters Incorporated. Their aim is to help every women, teenager and child who comes to them in crisis to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. Mischa is a former resident at Sisters Inc, who managed to change her life and gained financial freedom from the skills training she required at Sisters Incorporated. For more information about the Sisters Incorporated you can contact their offices at (021) 797 4190 or mail: sistersinc@telkomsa.net
PIC: www.nu-breeze.com

Our last interview was with Lindsay Magnus – a Research Physicist from Hermanus Magnetic Observatory Programme. In celebrating the National Science week - the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory Programme will have an open day and Lindsay will give a talk about his experience as scientist and he also spent three month in the Antarctic, so he will share some interest info about the Antarctic. If you want more information about the events at the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory Programme you can contact Elisa Fraser or Gayle Overmeyer at (028) 312 1196. Please note that all events take place between 9:00 and 12:00 PM and booking is essential for all events.
PIC: moodle.hmo.ac.za

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

15 May – Human Rights

Today we spoke to Anne Bruce – From the Cape Town Child Welfare. We were talking about Adoption. Anne told us more about the adoption proceedings, who can adopt and about inter-country adoptions, unfortunately at the Cape Town Childe Welfare they don’t deal with inter-country adoptions. If you want more information about adoption maybe you want to adopt you can contact their offices at (021) 638 3127 / 790 2300 or visit www.helpkids.org.za for more information about the Cape Town Child Welfare.

And we also spoke to Julie Cleverdon – Director of the MTN Science Centre. In celebrating the National Science Week, the MTN Science Centre will be having an open day and they have exciting activities. For enquiries and bookings you can contact their offices at (021) 529-8100 or visit their website at www.mtnsciencentre.org.za

Monday, May 14, 2007

14 May – Health

Today we spoke to Nick van der Meulen - Senior Chemist from iThemba LABS. We were talking about radiation treatment. iThemba LABS is having an open day in celebration of the National Science Week. Please note that booking is essential for all events. For enquiries or bookings phone Ryan Linden on (021) 843-1021.

And we also spoke Dianne Mallaby – a psychologist. We were talking about depression. According to research depression is not something you can just "snap out of." It's caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals, along with other factors. Like any serious medical condition, depression needs to be treated. For more information on depression you can contact the South African Depression and Anxiety Group at (011) 783 1474 or the Suicide Crisis Line at 0800 567 567 alternatively you can contact Cape Town Lifeline at (021) 461 11 11.

Our last interview was with Clairisha Jacobs, Kyle McKerrow & Herschelle Fish – 4th year Occupational Therapy students from the University of the Western Cape. Occupational therapy refers to the use of meaningful occupations to assist people who have difficulty in achieving occupationally balanced lives. For more on Occupational Therapy you can contact the Occupational Therapy Dept at the University of the Western Cape (021) 959 3151or the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa at (011) 482 1000 alternatively you can visit www.otasa.org.za

Friday, May 11, 2007

11 May – Arts, Culture and Environment

Today we spoke to Mzwandile Peter – Communications Manager of the Cape Flats Nature. Cape Flats Nature is a partnership project that is administered by South African National Biodiversity Institute's Urban Conservation Programme. This partnership builds good practice in sustainable management of nature sites in the City of Cape Town’s Biodiversity Network in a people-centered way that develops local leadership for conservation action and benefits the surrounding communities, particularly townships where incomes are low and living conditions are poor. For more information you can contact (021) 691 2548 or visit www.capeflatsnature.org
PIC: www.capeflatsnature.org

Nigel Vermaas presented arts update on arts activities around Cape Town. Catch his show MY KINDA JAZZ tomorrow night from 8pm until 10pm. It features a mix of new SA jazz incl a wonderful Johnny Fourie solo album, Melanie Scholtz, Bheki Khoza and others; and then some classic stuff from Ray Charles and Billie Holiday. Also a recording by Athalie Crawford, who he says is not only a fine jazz singer but known to us on Bush Radio also as a radio playwright in both English and isiXhosa.


And we also spoke to Mwenya Kabwe and Lesley Bester– actresses from the Bonfire Theatre Company. On Sunday the 13th of May the Bonfire will host a show to celebrate mothers. The audience will be invite to tell stories about mothers and mothering. This event will take place at Kalk Bay Theatre in Main Road, Kalk Bay at 6 till 7.30. Tickets costs R50 or R45 for block bookings of 10 or more. For more information call 073 393 2060 or email to info@bonfiretheatre.co.za to book your seat. Booking recommended as seating is limited.
PIC: www.bonfiretheatre.co.za


Our last interview was with Theo Kleynhans – a visual arts artist. We were talking about his exhibition called Library currently on at the Rust en Vrede Gallery in Durbanville. The gallery is situated in Wellington Road and the exhibition will be open to the public until Thursday the 17th of May. If you want more information about the exhibition you can contact (021) 976 4691 or visit www.theokleynhans.co.za
PIC: www.theokleynhans.co.za

Thursday, May 10, 2007

10 May – Labour

Today we spoke to Anthony Bradnick – from the Golden Pathway Foundation. The Golden Pathway Foundation showcases unique learning opportunities focusing on unemployed, single mothers and refugees by providing information about education, training, skills development, careers and work opportunities. For more information contact Anthony at (021) 5951867 or email her at bradnick@mweb.co.za

And we also spoke to Martin Fisher – from the department of Social Development. The department has launched an Economic Youth Development Initiative that will focus on building capacity amongst 120 unemployed youth between the ages of 18 and 35 involved in Entrepreneurial or Enterprise development. If you are interested and you live within the Bellville District then you can fax your application letter and your CV with three contactable references to (021) 948 3024 or for more information you can contact Martin at (021) 948 7128 / 7100 alternatively email him at mfisher@pgwc.gov.za the closing date for application is end of May.

Our last interview was with Damian Snyders – from MyLife and five young people from the Kaospilot Project. MyLife is a non-profit organisation working cooperatively with abandoned youth as well as underdeveloped and impoverished communities. The project has placed numerous young people into employment opportunities in industries such as film, catering, NGO, construction and car washing. Damian is one of the original Mylife pioneers who assisted with the development of the project and is currently trained in leadership development to help other young people in achieving greater things in life. For more information you can contact the MyLife offices at (021) 434 5072 or visit www.mylife.org.za
PIC: www.mylife.org.za

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

09 May – Gender

Today we spoke to Sarah Classen – President of Sikhula Sonke (Growing Together), the country's only trade union for women farm workers. They also work with Women on Farms Project. The Project builds organization amongst women in agriculture by building their capacity as agents of change and as leaders. They promote self-reliance, accountability and sustainability of organizations so that women organize themselves, speak for themselves and mobilize resources to support their programs. For more information you can contact their offices at (021) 8872960 or visit www.wfp.org.za

And we also spoke to Russell Southey – a board member of the Cape Town's Pride Festival appointed from the Gay and Lesbian community. Russell is also a father of two teenage daughters. We were talking to him about his role as a gay father, the challenges he face and the joys of being a father. Russell is also a helpline counselor for Triangle Project’s Helpline. For more information about the Cape Town Pride you can contact their offices at (021) 425 64 61 or email info@capetownpride.co.za. The triangle Project Helpline is (021) 422 2500.
PIC: www.capetownpride.co.za

Our last interview was with Vista Kalipa - Triangle Project media coordinator. We were talking about the Civil Union Act. The act was passed last year and it allows gay and lesbian couples to get married but some gay and lesbian organisations are still not convinced. The Triangle Project will host a discussion regarding the Act on Saturday the 26th of May at the Victoria Junction Hotel in Green Point. If you want more information about that discussion you can contact Tracy Smith at (021) 448 3812
PIC: www.offenburger.com

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

08 May – Human Rights

Today we spoke to Raybin Windvogel – Director for the Western Cape Liquor Board. We were talking about Consumer rights. The 2004 National Consumer Survey found that very few South Africans know what their consumer rights are. According to the National Consumer Forum all consumers have the right to basic goods and services such as adequate food, drinking water, shelter, clothing, health care, electricity and education. These rights lay a foundation for a life of human dignity and therefore give meaning to citizen's rights to vote for the political party of their choice periodically. So if you want more information about consumer rights or want to make a complaint you can contact National Consumer Forum at (012) 428 7071 or 0800 007 081 alternatively visit their website at www.ncf.org.za or you can buy Consumer Fair available at most Absa branches nationwide. Consumer Fair is a tabloid newspaper published quarterly by the National Consumer Forum to advance the interests of consumers in South Africa.

And we also spoke to Zohra Dawood – Executive Director of the Open Society Foundation for South Africa. The Open Society in South Africa is a grant-making organisation, and is a member of the International Soros Foundations Network. The Foundation’s strategy is to support and engage in activities that focus on the delivery of a needed service. If you want more information about the organisation you can contact their offices at (021) 683 3489 or visit their website at www.osf.org.za
PIC: www.sangonet.org.za

Our last interview was with Magrieta Ruiters – From the United Sanctuary against Abuse. The organization was started by a group of factory workers at a time when domestic violence was considered a domestic issue which did not warrant police involvement that was in 1994. Members were encouraged to educate themselves around laws pertaining to Human Rights, Domestic Violence Act, Maintenance Act, counseling act. An aggressive awareness campaign was launched. This resulted in more women speaking out and reporting cases of domestic violence. The task of the organization continues to grow one issue opens another e.g. Issues of child neglect, child prostitution and so forth. They are appealing to the members of the public to donate any material like toiletries or clothes for the woman at the shelter. If you want more information you can contact Magrieta at 078 483 8166 or their offices at (021) 5728662 alternatively email info@usaa.org.za or visit their website at www.usaa.org.za
PIC:www.usaa.org.za

Monday, May 07, 2007

07 May – Health

Today we spoke to Cheryl Vermeulen and Ruth Ireland from the Cystic Fibrosis Association. Cystic fibrosis is a relatively common hereditary or genetic disease, which can have a devastating effect on one’s health. Symptoms include excessive mucus production by the cells that line the lungs, the intestine, the sweat glands, the pancreas, the liver and the reproductive tract. The thick, sticky mucus produced by patients suffering from cystic fibrosis can block any one of the ducts in the above mentioned systems, for example it may clog the lungs to such an extent that the patient cannot breathe properly, while the mucus can also damage lung cells. This can lead to constant coughs, wheezing and lung infections like acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia and other respiratory complications. For more information you can contact the South Africa Cystic Fibrosis Association at (021) 557-0323.

And we also spoke to Sigi Channer - National Coordinator of the Dystonia Association of South Africa. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The disorder may be inherited or caused by other factors such as birth-related or other physical trauma, infection or reaction to drugs. For more on Dystonia you can contact the Dystonia Association of South Africa at (011) 326 2112 alternatively you can visit www.dystonia.org.za

Friday, May 04, 2007

04 May – Arts, Culture and Environment

Today we spoke to Arlene Westergaard – Founder of the Zama Dance School. The Zama Dance School caters for about 80 students between the ages of 4-13 from Guguletu. Students have achieved great distinction, including VITA awards and bursaries for overseas and local studies. For more information you can contact (021) 638 6861.
PIC: www.firstrandfoundation.org.za

Nigel Vermaas also joined us for arts update in and around the city. Nigel will be a regular on Fridays doing Arts update on Sakhisizwe at 1:10PM. Tonight he is going to see Kurt Schoonraad in SPIDERS & MAYONNAISE at On Broadway and will tell us more about it next week Friday.

And we also spoke to Cecil Whiteman – from the Noordhoek Environmental Action Group. This is a Non Governmental Organisation focused on environmental issues in the greater Noordhoek area. They have initiated an “adopt-a-plot” scheme where anyone can choose a specific plot of local land and maintain it clear of invasive plants. If you more information about the organisation you can contact Cecil at (021) 789 2010 or visit neag.org.za

Thursday, May 03, 2007

03 May – Labour

Today we spoke to Franklyn Farmer – Director of Logra Community Skills Training Center. They provide skills training to unemployed people in basic plumbing, basic electrical and welding courses. For more information you can contact their offices at (021) 706 7161.

And we also spoke to Dianne Womersley – Founding Member of the Shaster Foundation for Community Development. Their programme provides opportunities for growth and development for individuals, families, communities, small business institutions and society as a whole. For more information you can contact their offices at (021) 797 8869 or 083 375 0988 alternatively visit www.shaster.org.za

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

02 May – Gender

Today we spoke to Meeka Biggs – Advocacy and Lobbying Coordinator at Rape Crisis. They assist rape survivors with free counseling, court support and access to medical help. South Africa has one of the highest rape statistics in the world. According to reports in 1988, a total of 19 308 cases of rape were reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS). In 1994, this figure increased to 42 429 reported cases of rape. In 1996, 50 481 cases of rape were reported to the SAPS. According to the National Institute for Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation (NICRO), the situation is more serious. For more information you can contact Rape Crisis at (021) 447 1467 or visit their website at www.rapecrisis.org.za
PIC:www.rapecrisis.org.za


And we also spoke to Dr Elaine Salo - Senior Lecturer at UCT’s African Gender Institute. We were talking about feminism. A lot has been said and written about feminism. Some myths include statements that feminists are man-haters. But Dr Salo explained what feminism is all about and the future of feminism in the democratic South Africa. If you want more information about the African Gender Institute you can contact (021) 650 2970.
PIC: http://web.uct.ac.za