Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
19 December - Arts, Culture & Environment - Living your life like a circus with the South African Circus School
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
16 December - Human Rights (Reconciliation Day) - Paving the way towards human rights and equality: Living the values of the Universal Declaration of
Monday, December 15, 2008
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Gender - Closing the 16 Days of activism against Gender based violence campaign with a street soccer festival!!!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Human Rights - Director of the Human Rights Institute of South Africa challenges Immigration Policies
Monday, December 08, 2008
In developing countries, the probability of patients being harmed in hospitals is higher than in industrialized nations. The risk of health care-associated infection in some developing countries is as much as 20 times higher than in developed countries. The report further states that in recent years, countries have increasingly recognized the importance of improving patient safety.
In 2002, WHO Member States agreed on a World Health Assembly resolution on patient safety. Mrs McClachlan explained more about the importance of improving patient safety. That interview was brought to you by the National department of health and funded by the European Union. For further information please contact the Western Cape College of Nursing on (021) 684 1203/2 or send a fax on (021) 638 6988.
We closed off the show with an interview with Dr Heydn Bellardie – an orthodontist from the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The clinic is the only one of its kind in South Africa that meets the World Health Organization requirements in relation to the services it offers.
Last week they celebrated 50 years of life changing existence. The clinic performs approximately 45-50 primary surgeries and about 20 secondary surgeries annually. About 20% of the primary surgeries are on patients with isolated cleft lips. About one-third of the primary surgeries are on patients with cleft lip and palate and the remainder is on patients with isolated cleft palates. Dr Bellardie explained more about the services they provide. For more information contact the clinic on (021) 658 5448.
Friday, December 05, 2008
We also heard from Nico Dekker - CEO of the Cape Town Film Studios. The Cape Town Film Studios is the largest investment allocation to the country’s film industry and will boost much-needed investment in an under-capitalised industry and further drive the Western Cape’s turnover. Mr Dekker explained more about the new developments regarding this project. For more information visit www.capetownfilmstudios.co.za or contact (021) 462 1838.
Nigel Vermaas – our arts fundi was also here to tell us what’s hot and what’s not in the Art sector.
We closed off the show with an interview with Thoko Ntshinga – from Nants’ingqayi Arts Development Foundation. Nants’ingqayi provides the community with platforms for the development of various forms of artistic expression, upskilling in a number of performing art and related disciplines helping to create a vision for the community while promoting moral regeneration. Tomorrow they will be hosting a jazz for life event at the Johnson Ngwevela Hall in KwaLanga. These bands consist of young people from KwaLanga who have been involved in Nants' ingqayi arts development programmes and are now able to stand on their own. There will be food and beverage stalls at the event, adequate security and parking facilities. This provides a great opportunity to get a holistic view of the oldest township in South Africa, engage and socialise with the people of Kwa Langa and gain valuable insights on the arts, culture and music of this community. Doors open at 18h00PM, there will be live Jazz bands performing as well as a deejay. Admission costs R70 and R80 at the door. For any further information contact uSis’ Thoko 076 224 8997 or Bulela Kubukeli on 076 305 2322 alternatively Jama Katangana on 082 755 3475.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
We also heard from Dr David Pienaar – ARV Coordinator from the department of health. We were talking about HIV/Aids and the prevention methods. If you want more information contact your nearest clinic or hospital.
And last but least we were joined by Phillipa Douglas – Executive Director for the Organ Donor Foundation. We were talking about organ donation. The Organ Donor Foundation is a non-profit charity, established to address the critical shortage of organ and tissue donors in South Africa through awareness and education campaigns. According to the foundation, currently there are over 3,500 South Africans waiting for organ and tissue transplants. Sadly, as a result of this critical shortage less than 1,000 of them will receive a transplant and the "Gift of Life" this year. Phillipa explained more on how one can go about in giving the “Gift of Life”. Remember there is no cost charged to register as an organ donor. To register or for more information contact the Organ Donor Foundation on (021) 426 0198 or visit www.odf.org.za
Friday, November 28, 2008
We also heard from Dizu Plaatjies - Indigenous music maestro. We were talking about Embo – A place in time which is a project of the Artscape Indigenous Arts Department. Researched and written by Fatima Dike this production will feature Dizu Plaatjies, Ibuyambo Ensemble, Maskandi Waseendulo ,Utyityimbo Dance Group and also Guest Artist Hilton Schilder. It will run from the 4th till the 6th of December at Artscape Theatre. Tickets costs R35 book now. For more information contact (021) 410 9800 or go to www.artscape.co.za
Nigel Vermaas – our arts fundi was also here to tell us what’s hot and what’s not in the Art sector.
We closed off the show with an interview with Paul Slabolepszy – A veteran actor. Paul is currently on at Theatre on the Bay with the comedy FOR YOUR EARS ONLY, set in a Radio Drama studio and runs until Saturday, the 13th of December. The cast includes Michael Richard, Molefi Monaisa, Mpho Osei-Tutu, Louise Saint-Claire, Buddy-Bo Butler, Mark Rayment and Paul himself. For more information or for bookings contact Theatre on the Bay on (021) 438 3301 or visit www.theatreonthebay.co.za
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
We heard from Dr Helen Scanlot – From the International Centre for Transitional Justice. The International Center for Transitional Justice assists countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse. The Center works in societies emerging from repressive rule or armed conflict, as well as in established democracies where historical injustices or systemic abuse remain unresolved. Dr Scanlot explained more about activities they are involved in here in South Africa. For Further information please contact their offices on (021) 674 0448 or visit www.ictj.org
And our last interview was with Lindsay Coetzee - Director at Won Life. Won Life is an organisation that aims to help existing health and educational services in under-privileged areas, with a special focus on the prevention of HIV/AIDS. For more information on the work that they do contact (021) 979 5719 or go to www.wonlife.org.za , alternatively you can email Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 24, 2008
And we also spoke to Professor Mark Nicol – from the UCT’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine. We were talking about Cholera. The recent cholera outbreak in the troubled Zimbabwe has left 294 people dead and up to 2 500 people are being treated for the disease. In South Africa, three people have been treated for the disease in Gauteng hospitals and one in Kwazulu-Natal thus far. Cholera is one of the most rapidly fatal illnesses known, and infected patients may die within three hours if medical treatment is not provided. Professor Nicol explained about the causes and the kind of treatment that is available. Cholera occurs through ingesting food or water that is contaminated with cholera vibrios. The disease progresses from the first liquid stool to shock in 4 to 12 hours, with death following in 18 hours to several days, unless oral rehydration therapy is provided. So if you have diarrhoea, especially severe diarrhoea and think you may have been exposed to cholera, seek treatment right away. For more information contact your nearest health care centre.
We closed off the show with an interview with Julie Martin – from the Western Cape Arthritis Foundation. We were talking about Complementary Therapies. On Thursday the 27th of November is the Complementary Therapies Awareness Day which aims to raise awareness about alternative therapies that can be used along with medical treatment to help the patient feel better. There is growing recognition that complementary therapies can play an important role in our healthcare. Julie explained more the role of complementary therapies. For more information contact the Foundation on 0861 30 30 30 or go to www.arthritis.org.za
Friday, November 21, 2008
We also heard from Professor Jimmie Earl Perry and Professor Jan du Toit – from Stellenbosch University’s Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management. The Africa centre in association with the Artscape will host a World Aids Day gala concert that aims to bring hope to the people. It will feature guest vocalists like Golda Schulz, Janelle Visagie, Rouchelle Liedemann and many more. The concert will be held at Artscape Theatre on Monday the 1st of December from 7PM. Tickets costs R80 and are available at Computicket and you must dress formal. For more information contact Bianca Farao on (021) 808 3006/ 808 3707 or go to http://www.aidscentre.sun.ac.za/
We closed off the show with Nigel Vermaas – our arts fundi was also here to tell us what’s hot and what’s not in the Art sector.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
We also heard from Cherith Sanger – From the Women’s Legal Centre. We were talking about the One In Nine Campaign. The Campaign was established in February 2006 at the start of the rape trial of Jacob Zuma, to ensure the expression of solidarity with the woman in that trial as well as other women who speak out about rape and sexual violence. The One In Nine Campaign works for social justice in a society where the sexual rights of women are respected, upheld and advanced. The One In Nine Campaign works with organizations and institutions involved in HIV/AIDS, violence against women, women's rights, human rights, and lesbian, gay and bisexual activism to ensure that the issue of the sexual rights of all women is addressed through. For more information go to www.oneinnine.org.za or contact (011) 642-4345 alternatively the Women’s Legal Centre on (021) 421 1380.
We closed off the show with an interview with Marleen Don – national convener for the Poor People’s Movement and Theunys Andrews. PPM is a movement of organized communities that use savings and loans as a foundation for social and economic mobilization. The primary focus area of the PPM is income generation. It has started innovative local economic development projects across the country, including Mama’s Coin Factory, the West Coast Snail Industry, and the Karoo Brick Making Business. They are launching a16 savings scheme in 16 days, intiative on the 25 November in conjuction with the 16 days of activism. For more information contact their offices on (021) 949 3669 or Marleen on 083 963 6051.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
In today's show, we were joined by Liat Davis – From the Social Justice Coalition. The Social Justice Coalition is an independent group that believes in freedom, equality, non-violence and human rights. One of their aims is to actively use the South African Constitution to ensure that private and governmental policies and conduct are always based on consideration of the needs of poor and marginalised people. Last week Tuesday they staged a mass rally at St Georges Cathedral to demand an independent inquiry into the Arms Deal. In addition the SJC also addressed the need for Safety and Security for all on the basis of social justice. They say they want to share facts about the arms deal to increase people's understanding, and increase pressure on the government to institute a commission of inquiry. Liat explained more. For Further information please contact Liat Davis on 083 299 9718 or you can contact their offices on (021) 422 1490.You can also visit there website on
We also spoke to Thea Vermaas – Director at Little Angels Children with disabilities. Little Angels was initially established to serve as a resource to parents with disabled children through the provision of a day-care service but was later converted to provide permanent care. Thea explained more about the services they provide. For more information go to www.littleangelssa.com or contact (021) 851 0908 or Thea on 078 444 4115. You can also email them at email@example.com.
And our last interview was an interview I had with Neville Hendricks – Chairperson of the Homeless People’s Crisis Committee. The committee’s mission is to develop, implement and facilitate programs to meet people's basic needs. Mr Hendricks explained more on how they working towards achieving their vision of improving the life by proving skills training, building capacity by empowering people. For more information on the work that they do contact 082 346 2680 or send a fax to (021) 705 8356 alternatively you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 17, 2008
We were also joined by Erica Ketterer – A Dietician from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, we were talking about Blood Pressure and Hypertension. Hypertension causes your heart to work much harder than it should because it has to compensate for the increased blood pressure. Once diagnosed, hypertension can be treated successfully, provided the patient takes responsibility for his/her condition by modifying his/her lifestyle and following the treatment regimen prescribed by the health professional. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a community-based organisation established to reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke in the population of South Africa by providing education and supporting research. To find out more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Blood Pressure and Hypertension visit the website www.changingdiabetesbus.co.za or call (021) 447 4222.You can also call the Heart Mark Diet Line on 0860 223 222. That interview is brought to you by the National Department of Health and Funded by the European Union.
And we also joined Instudio by Dr Sharon Williams – Ear, Nose and Throat specialist from the Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital. We were talking about sinus, sinusitis and the endoscopic sinus surgery. Sinuses are air- filled spaces at the front of the skull that are connected to the inside of your nose. Sinusitis is caused by the infection of the mucous membrane that lines the sinuses. It causes symptoms of pain, a blocked nose, discharge, reduced sense of smell and the feeling of mucus at the back of your nose or throat. Dr Williams also explained about the endoscopic sinus surgery and its benefits. The aim of the surgery is to widen the passage between the sinus and your nose so that mucus does not become trapped anymore. This should prevent the sinusitis from coming back. For more information on this you can go to your nearest health care centre or call Doctor Williams practice at (021) 422 2229.
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We closed off the show with an interview with Professor Mohamed Haffajee – Professor of Urology and Head of Urology at Wits University. We were talking about Prostate Cancer and the Prostate Cancer Foundations Awareness Campaign. Every man is at risk of prostate cancer although just 1-in-6 men will be diagnosed - and if diagnosed early, prostate can be cured. The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s mission is to engage all South Africans through education, advocacy and research in addressing the prevention, treatment and ultimately cure prostate cancer. The most common symptom of Prostate cancer is: A need to urinate frequently, especially at night, Difficulty in starting to urinate or holding back urine ,Weak or interrupted flow of urine, Painful or burning urination, Frequent pain or stiffness of the lower back, hips or upper thighs. For more information contact the Prostate Cancer Foundation Helpline on (011) 921 5096 or go to www.prostatecancerfoundation.co.za
Friday, November 14, 2008
Nigel Vermaas joined us for the Arts update, to share with the listeners what’s hot and what’s not in the Art sector.
We closed off the show with an interview with Tanya Surtees – Chairperson from the Hip Khulumakahle. After the running of the very successful Gumbo the team from the FTH:K brings us another production called Ek Roep Vir Jou Vanaand devised and performed by an all-Deaf team, with assistance by Liezl de Kock. This is a heart-warming story about a young boy dealing with the loss of his father. This is a work-in-progress showing of 30 minutes long, followed by a post-production discussion of about 30 minutes. The production will be at the Intimate Theatre next week - on Thursday at 6.30, Entrance is R70. Book at (021) 448 2838 or 073 586 8208 or call Tanya on 083 528 3501.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
We also heard from Advocate Murray Zimbler – from Work in Solutions and Equity. They specialize on litigation, mediation and labour related matters. We were talking about dismissal due to pregnancy. The Constitution contains equality provisions, which enshrines the right of everyone to equal protection and benefit of the law, and to the full and equal enjoyment of all rights and freedoms. It also ensures everyone the right to fair labour practices. And according to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, of 1997 there are certain minimum standards that a contract of employment must comply with. This Act provides that no employee may be expected to work for the first six weeks after the birth of her baby. A medical practitioner or midwife may however certify that you are fit to work, in which case you may resume work if you so wishes. For more information you can contact their offices at (021) 465 3500 or visit www.workingsolutions.co.za.
we also had an interview with Sindiso Malaku - Public Relations Manager at the Industrial Development Corporation. In September the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) launched a R1 billion Transformation and Entrepreneurship Scheme to serve the financing and entrepreneurial needs of South Africa’s marginalised groups. The Scheme has been designed to facilitate the development of targeted marginalised entrepreneurs and enable them to access financing as well as serve as a propeller for new entrants into the formal sector entrepreneurial activity. Sindiso explained more about the scheme. For more information about the Transformation and Entrepreneurship Scheme go to www.idc.co.za or contact (011) 269 3000 or for enquiries call 086 069 3888.
we closed off the show with an interview I had with Tony Ehrenreich – Regional Secretary of COSATU. COSATU in partnership with the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Metropolitan and Absa will be hosting Proudly SA Expo and Conference. The expo The Expo will profile and market local firms, facilitate business linkages and encourage demand for the products of local industries, all of which help to prevent job losses. The Expo and Conference will be held at the Grand West Arena and Market Hall, Goodwood, on the 17th and 18th of November. For more information contact Geraldine Kennedy on (021) 448 0046.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
We were also joined by Dr Lindiwe Phemba – medical advisor for Novo Nordisk South Africa. We were talking about diabetes in children. The Interview focused on World Diabetes Day with a special focus on diabetes in children. We also focused on the free of charge diabetes screenings offered to the public on the Novo Nordisk Chaging Diabetes Bus. The Changing Diabetes Bus will be transversing the length and breadth of our country during the next 5 years, in an attempt to share information and help contain one of the world’s most pressing healthcare crises. All screenings on the bus are offered free of charge, and include checking out all those important numbers: blood glucose, blood pressure, weight and waist circumference measurements. With these in hand community members will be able to assess their personal risks of developing the disease, or will discover they’re already there. Trained nurses on the bus also refer those at risk – or who have the disease - to their nearest clinic, health centre or medical professional so that they’ll be able to find out more about preventing or managing their diabetes and how best to take control. To find out more about the Changing Diabetes Bus and the Changing Diabetes Campaign visit the website www.changingdiabetesbus.co.za
And we also spoke to Dr Cleeve Robertson – Head of the Metro Emergency Medical Services. We were talking about CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. CPR is an emergency procedure performed if someone has stopped breathing or whose heart has stopped and this week is the CPR week, so Dr Robertson explained more about the role of the lay rescuer/first-aider. For more information on CPR go to your nearest health care centre.
We closed off the show with an interview I had earlier today with Dr Peter De Jong a gynecologist we were talking about Endometriosis. It is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is also found elsewhere in the body, mainly in the abdominal cavity. The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain. The pain is often with menstruation, however a woman with endometriosis may also experience pain at other times during her monthly cycle. Another symptoms is infertility, and some women with endometriosis also experience severe fatigue. For more information go to www.endometriosis.org or contact him on (021) 422 3290 he is based at Chris Bernard Memorial Hospital.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
We closed off with an interview with Dr Dhesan Moodley – President at Proudfoot Consulting. According to survey findings released by Proudfoot Consulting, South Africans workers are as productive as workers in Germany, Brazil, France and the United States but are lowly paid. The study’s findings are based on a survey of 1,276 managers in 12 countries. Dr Moodley explained more about the purpose of the study. For more information about the Productivity survey findings go to www.proudfootconsulting.com
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
We also spoke to Dr Fanie Du Toit – Executive Director at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. Last week the institute launched the Truth Justice Memory, which is a twelve part DVD video clips, each about 20 minutes in length, covering a series of important aspects in the TRC's work. This first-of-its-kind course, conceptualised as part of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's Education programme, aims to expose learners to the TRC event in a sensitive but forthright manner. The TRC DVD and Coursebook is available at R250. For orders and enquiries contact (021) 763 7128 or go to www.ijr.org.za
We heard from Thembi Sithole from Habitat for Humanity South Africa. Habitat for Humanity South Africa has been actively building in South Africa since 1996 and to date over 2200 families have been served across 17 communities. As a community development organisation Habitat for Humanity SA engages with local communities in the greater Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg areas. Thembi explained more about other projects they are currently busy with here in Cape Town. For more info contact them on (021) 670 2044 alternatively their website on www.habitat.org.za
And our last interview was with Sheila Gastro – from Inyathelo, the South African Institute for Advancement. Tomorrow they will be hosting their second annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, which acknowledges individual philanthropists in South Africa for their contribution to society and their dedication to building a sustainable South African civil society. The award ceremony will be held at Walled City, in Ratanga Junction. For more information on the work that they do you can go to www.inyathelo.co.za or contact (021) 465 6981.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We also heard from Sizwe Pamla – From the National Education Health & Allied Workers Union or NEHAWU. NEHAWU claims that their members, 52 security personnel were suspended by the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) for alleged incitement and promotion of an illegal industrial action. According to the union, ACSA found some of their members guilty in absentia during a hearing without affording them an opportunity to answer for themselves or get representation from union officials. Sizwe explained more about those allegations, unfortunately Nothemba Noruwana – ACSA spokesperson failed to be part of this conversation to tell their side of the story. For more information about the union go to www.nehawu.org.za or call their office on (011) 836 2902.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
We heard from Lezete Engelbrecht – Home Care Director at the Highway Home Project. This is an organisation that offers care to abandoned, abused and neglected children, who are referred to them by welfare agencies and some who have been on the street. Their mission is to provide a safe residential care facility, offering opportunities for the healthy development of children, combined with effective community service and family support programmes, contributing to family reconciliation, reunification and preservation. Lezet explained more about other services that they provide. For more in formation call (021) 510 4554 / 083 393 1596 or go to www.highwayhome.co.za
And our last interview was with Deputy Mayor Councillor Grant Haskin and Sandra Morreira – Director of the Homestead the first shelter for street children in Cape Town. The City Of Cape Town will host street people conference in conjunction with Western Cape Provincial Government on the 30th and 31st of October. The conference will be assessing whether the City’s efforts and resources are being used effectively and efficiently in improving the quality of life of people in this marginalised and stigmatised group. Sandra shared some of the challenges they face as service providers. The conference will be at Good Hope Centre. For more information visit www.capetown.gov.za, you can contact the Homestead on (021) 419 9763 or visit www.homestead.org.za
Monday, October 27, 2008
We were also joined by Stanley Nondo – from the Department of Health. We were talking about promoting good water, food and sanitation related diseases. According to the World Health Organisation, the global estimates are that about 1.8 million people die every year from diarrhoeal disease and 90% are children under 5, mostly in developing countries. A fraction of diarrhoeal diseases is attributed to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene. Stanley explain more on what we can do to maintain good hygiene practices and prevent spread of diseases . That interview was brought to you by the National Department of Health and Funded by the European Union.
Friday, October 24, 2008
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We also heard from Fatima Abdool – Co_Editor of IZZiT Magazine. IZZiT is a new bi-monthly lifestyle magazine that addresses the needs of people of mixed heritage what you call coloured or ‘brown' people. It is under the editorship of Fatima and Erald Felix from 50/50. Fatima says the focus of this magazine will be lively, practical and contemporary, with the aim of enhancing readers' information, knowledge and skills base about themselves and the coloured community in general. It will carry regular features, columns, one-off articles and special, themed sections. IZZiT is available at R19.95 from bookstores and other stockists serving the community, as well as on subscription at R100 for six issues. But shame they forgot about Cape Town. For Further details and subscription forms go to www.izzitmagazine.com or send an email to email@example.com
Nigel Vermaas joined us for the Arts update, to share with the listeners what’s hot and what’s not in the Art sector.
We closed off the show with an interview with Tessa Dowling – Language Expert from African Voices. African Voices is involved in a number of different areas relating to Southern African language and culture. Tessa explained more on what they do. For more info visit www.africanvoices.co.za or contact (021) 788 3954.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
We also heard from John Peters – Regional Manager for Small Enterprise Development Agency or SEDA. We were talking about Entrepreneurship. SEDA in partnership with the Department of Trade & Industry hosted the first Entrepreneurs Day in Cape Town yesterday. The aim of the event is to reach mainly pre-start up as well as existing enterprises that have been in operation for less than two years, providing information, advice and networking opportunities. John explained more about the future of entrepreneurship in our province. For more information about the services that SEDA provides call (021) 949 2227 or visit www.seda.org.za
Our last interview was with Nerine Kahn -Director of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration or CCMA. The CCMA is hosting a conference on the International Perspectives about Workplace Dispute Resolution. This event will bring together Agency Heads of similar Dispute Resolution Agencies from Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand. The CCMA believes that this conference is pivotal in understanding the challenges for promoting labour market stability, not only in South Africa but in the SADC Region at large. This conference is also a key platform for people with a passion for industrial relations to learn and debate employee relations concerns affecting stakeholders world-wide. Nerine explained more about some of the focal areas that were addressing during the conference. For more information about the CCMA go to www.ccma.org.za or their call centre on 0861 16 16 16.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We also heard from Pam Jackson – Director of Ons Plek. Ons Plek is the only intake shelter for girls in Cape Town tomorrow they will be launching a book on the work of Ons Plek with girls in need. According to Pam the book has a unique and easy-to-read approach to the subject of girls living on the street, focuses on the daily realities of providing a full range of structured therapeutic and development opportunities for the children. The launch is at the Rondebosch United Church opposite St Joseph’s College at 17:00PM. The book will cost R140 but if you attend the launch you’ll get an Early Bird Special and pay R80. Pam says this book is for anyone interested in people because it is written in the form of stories. It is not necessary to be a professional to enjoy it. For more information about the book or Ons Plek, you can visit their website www.onsplek.org.za or call them on (021) 465 4829.
We closed off the show with an interview with Jennifer Williams – From the Women’s Legal Centre. The dissolution of a relationship is always difficult, so today as part of our gender talk we decided to talk to Jennifer about fair access to resources, on ensuring women get a fair share of the assets of the partnership irrespective of religion. For more information on the services that the Women’s Legal Centre provide go to www.wlce.co.za or contact (021) 421 1380.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
We also spoke to Tereza Hough – CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis literally means porous bones. It is a condition in which bone tissue is reduced and the micro-architecture of bone is disrupted. This leads to an increased risk of fracture which usually involves the spine, hip or wrist. It is called the silent disease because it progresses undetected for many years and the first sign of this disease is usually a fracture. According to reports, more than one-third of women over the age of 50 and nearly half of those over age 70 are affected by this disease. Osteoporosis in men is on the increase, and one in 5 men will develop this disease. For more information you can contact the National Osteoporosis Foundation at (021) 931 7894 or their Help line: 0861102265 for those who have access to the internet visit www.osteoporosis.org.za
Today was also Down Syndrome Awareness Day and Tineke Boshoff - from the Down Syndrome Association of the Western Cape joined us on the show to talk more about Down syndrome. Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. It is not related to race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status. The most important fact to know about individuals with Down syndrome is that they are more like others than they are different. Tineke explained more about this condition. For more information you can contact the Down Syndrome Association of the Western Cape on (021) 919 8533 or visit www.downsyndrome.org.za
Our last interview was an interview conducted by my former producer Cindy Witten on Asthma. Cindy attended a debate on whether self management is the way forward in improving Asthma control and decrease Asthma related deaths, well we will hear more on that interview Cindy had with Professor Robin Green and Professor Charles Feldman – both head of Pulmonology at Pretoria University and Wits University.