Thursday, July 31, 2008
And last but not least we spoke to Sharmiela Garnie – From the Job Creation Trust. The primary objective of the Trust is to minimise unemployment. The subsidiary objectives and programmes of the trust include Youth Employment, Aids Awareness and Women and Rural Poverty alleviation. Sharmiela explained more. If you want more information about the Trust contact (011) 339 1486 or visit www.cosatu.org.za
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
We also spoke to Huenu (pronounced Whe-noo) Solsana – Director for the Adventure Boot Camp for women. Adventure Boot Camp is a four week outdoor programme of fitness instruction, nutritional counselling and motivational training. Their mission is to inspire and motivate all women throughout South Africa by providing a fun and innovative alternative to conventional exercise programmes along with encouragement and useful information so that they are able to create positive changes within themselves, both physically and mentally. The next boot camp will be on the 11th of August. For registration or if you want more information contact their offices on (021) 671 1741 or visit www.adventurebootcamp.co.za
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We closed off the show with an interview I had with Roleen Kaplan – A motivational Speaker and founder of RoKap International Global Performance Solutions. She was one of the nominees for the 2007 Shoprite / Checkers Women of the Year award. She is also a Research Sport Psychologist and an International Conference Speaker, Workshop Facilitator and Transformation life coach. And we were talking about “The Power of Being a Woman”. For more information you can contact (011) 656 6008 or visit www.rokapi.co.za
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
We also spoke to Mncedisi Twalo - from the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign. This is an organisation that helps fight against evictions of families from their homes, water cut-offs and poor health services. Instead they hope to obtain free electricity,secure housing and opposing police brutality. The AEC is currently an umbrella body for more than 15 community organisation, concerned residents and crisis organisations that have come toogether to organise and demand their rights for basic services. Mncedisi told us more about the cause they are fighting for. If you want more information you can contact him on (021) 637 2403 or visit www.antieviction.org.za
Lastly we spoke with Elroy Paulus – from the Black Sash. We were talking about their Rights Education Projects. Black Sash educates and informs individuals and groups of their rights to enable them to take action and access these rights within the area of social protection. Elroy told us more about what they do. Black Sash is currently running the Child Support Grant Campaign and you can support its fight to extend the Child Support Grant to 18 by signing their petition to Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. The petition is available on their website www.blacksash.org.za or if you want more information contact (021) 461 7804.
Monday, July 28, 2008
We also spoke to Michael. Michael was diagnosed with Schizophrenia few years ago and has been coping very well with this condition. We were talking about Living with Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a serious disorder of the brain that usually appears at a young age (that’s according to experts) and can cause severe disability and loss of function if not treated correctly. Michael shared with us how life has been like for him since being diagnosed with Schizophrenia. If you are diagnosed with schizophrenia and need support in coping with it then contact the Cape Support for Mental Health. They give support to families of people affected by schizophrenia and other prolonged mental illnesses. They can be contacted at (021) 671 1573 or www.capesupport.org.za alternatively contact the Fountain House on (021) 447 7409.
Lastly we spoke with Vuyelwa Mehlomakulu – from the Human Sciences Research Council. We were talking about HIV Prevalence Study. It is reported that South Africa is currently the country with the highest infection and transmission rate of HIV/AIDS in the World. In order to gain a better understanding of the perceptions, problems and implications of this epidemic, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) will be leading the 3rd South African National HIV, Behaviour and Health Survey. The study will reach about 28 000 people in 15 000 randomly selected households from all parts of the country, over a period of about 5-6 months. The study aims to provide information which will inform policy makers about the HIV/AIDS situation in our country, improving and expanding HIV/AIDS programmes and services. Vuyelwa explained more about the study and how you can participate. For more information visit www.hsrc.ac.za
Friday, July 25, 2008
We also spoke to Carlton Fillis – A Senior Forecaster at Weather SA. In celebration of Antarctica Month, Carlton presented a talk on Antarctica and Islands: A journey of discovery. He told us more about the weather and climate there and its importance for South Africa's weather. Tomorrow make sure you don’t miss a rare opportunity to explore the SA Agulhas that takes researchers and scientists to icy Antarctica. In East Pier at the V&A Waterfront from 10:00 AM till 15:00 PM. There is no charge to attend the event. For more information or bookings, please call (021) 529 8100 or visit www.mtnsciencentre.org.za
Nigel Vermaas was also in today for the Arts update in and around the city.
We were then joined in studio by Nomfusi Gotyana - singer/songwriter from Khayelitsha. Nomfusi is said to be a phenomenal performer and songwriter who is currently working on her debut album. Nomfusi would like to perform at Zimfest in September. You can vote for her by clicking on the following link: http://overtone.co.za/musicblog/vote-now-who-do-you-want-to-see-at-zimfest For more information on her music go to www.vivaciousvoice.com
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
We also heard from Underé Deglon - chief executive Officer for the Disability Workshop Development Enterprise. DWDE has partnered with government and the private sector to empower the disabled and to offer sustainable job creation. On the 7th of August they will be launching a ready-to-wear women’s clothing range at Artscape Theatre Foyer from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. For more information contact DWDE on (021) 685 0736.
And last but not least we spoke to Mr Lenny Clink – Deputy Principal at the Athlone School for the Blind. This is an institution that assists partially sighted and completely blind people by teaching them social, economic and personal skill in order to allow them to gain employment in the world at large. If you want more information about the school you can contact her on (021) 951 2234 / 5 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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And we also spoke to Marietta de Vos – Executive Director of Mosaic Training Service and Healing centre for women. Their mission is to heal and empower people, specifically women, against abuse and domestic violence in their homes and communities and to contribute to the building of communities where people stand for their human and legal rights. Marietta explained more about their programmes. If you want more information contact their offices on (021) 761 7585 or visit www.mosaic.org.za
We closed off the show with an interview with Bernadette Muthien – from Engender. We were talking about the Take Back our Bodies for our Own Pleasure workshop. The goal of the workshop is to empower women to appreciate themselves, their bodies and bodily functions. Lisa explained more. If you want more information contact (021) 447 6290 or go to www.engender.org.za
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We also spoke to Nola Roman – from the Geneva Crisis Centre. At Geneva they provide help for abused and homeless women and children. Through their programmes like welding, cabinet making and Arts and culture these women are helped to develop their potential. Nola explained more about the services that they provide. If you want more information contact her on (021) 904 9912.
Our last interview was with Patsy Benjamin – from the Gender Advocacy Programme or GAP. One of their aims is to ensure that they represent the experiences and interests of women from marginalised communities, by facilitating interaction between decision-makers and women from civil society. Patsy will tell us more about what they do. If you want more information contact (021) 465 0197 or visit www.gender.co.za
Monday, July 21, 2008
We also spoke to Dr Surita van Heerden – a Psychiatrist from Stellenbosh University. We were talking about mental health. July is mental illness awareness month with the aim of creating public awareness about mental illness and to prevent mental disorders. Dr van Heerden explained more about mental illness and the stigma attached to it. If you need more information, please visit your nearest health service provider or your nearest welfare organization. That interview was brought to you by the National Department of Health and funded by the European Union.
Our last interview was with Magdalene Seguin - Research Co-ordinator from the Cancer Association of South Africa. We were talking about leukemia. Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells. According to experts, Leukemia can affect anyone at any age, but is more likely to strike the very young and people over 40. Magdalene explained more about the available treatment. For more information contact the Cancer Association of South Africa on 0800 22 66 22 or visit www.cansa.org.za.
Friday, July 18, 2008
We were joined in studio by Nigel Vermaas who was here for the Arts update in and around the city.
We closed off the show with an interview with David Gore – Director and Founder of the College of Magic. The College of Magic is the only specialist training organisation for young and old alike which offers a diploma program in the magical arts. They also have an outreach project that allows students from all social backgrounds to experience the life-changing benefits their magical training offers. David explained more about their programs. For more magical information contact (021) 683 5480 or go to www.collegeofmagic.com
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We closed off the show with an interview with Marlene Le Roux – Director of Artscape Audience Development and Education. We were talking about the Artscape Women’s Festival that was launched earlier today. The theme is women and disability. If you want more information contact (021) 410 9800 or go to www.artscape.co.za
Monday, July 14, 2008
We also spoke to Erica Stander – from the Hout Bay ADHD Group. We were talking about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the services that they provide as a support group. Attention Deficit Disorder is a label given to children and adults with significant problems in four main areas of their lives: Inattention, Impulsivity, Hyperactivity and Boredom. The term Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is used when hyperactivity is a symptom. If you wanna know more contact the Hout Bay ADHD Group on (021) 790 4178.
Friday, July 11, 2008
We heard from Karina Andersen - Founder and CEO of SmilingOne’s. We were talking about her Self Help book, titled The Responsible Individual. Karina launched the book at the Cape Town Book Fair last month and will be instores soon. For more information go to www.responsibleindividual.com
We closed off the show with an interview with Solomon and Vinchenza Kamwendo – From City at Peace. City at Peace is a youth development organisation that uses the performing arts to teach a diverse group of youngsters about cross-cultural understanding, non-violent conflict resolution and leadership for social change. For more information contact (021) 465 0408 or visit www.cityatpeace.org.za
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
Gregory Bunyard – from the Ka-Ching Foundation joined us on the line. Ka-Ching! develops practical and participative courses for children between the ages of 6 and 15. The courses aim to help parents and schools teach vital Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship techniques, success skills and wealth creation principles. We were focusing on the Hout Bay Community Intervention Initiative. The Ka-Ching! Community Intervention Initiative for Hout Bay is a project that has recognised a practical way for children and their parents to develop the mindset of an entrepreneur where they learn skills such as money-management, maths and business skills that will help them learn to become self-sufficient. The Community Intervention Initiative for Hout Bay is an all-round project that will help address the educational and unemployment challenges facing this area. For more information contact their offices on (021) 788 3574 or send him an email to email@example.com
We also heard from Etienne Vlok – from the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union. It has been reported that the clothing and textile industry is battling to survive due to the slow economy. 24 factories closed shop this year leaving more than four thousand workers jobless. More companies are expected to close down but SACTWU says they will contest these closures. We were talking about possible solution to this crisis. For more information SACTWU on (021) 4474570.
And last but not least we spoke to Candice Collins – from Learn to Earn. At Learn to Earn they train and equip unemployed people in various skills, like sewing or garment making and carpentry, so that they may become self-supportive and independent. If you want more information contact (021) 361 5972 or visit www.learntoearn.org.za
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
And we also spoke to Melanie. We were talking about Polyamory. Polyamory means having more than one loving person in your life at the same time. It is reported that polyamorous relationships might or might not be sexual, but they are loving. They are more about freedom of choice in loving relationships. Melanie is in a polyamorous relationship and she shared with us the disadvantages and advantages of being a poly. For more information go to www.polyamory.co.za
We closed off the show with an interview with Liezel van Schalkwyk – from Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust. Rape Crisis’s training and public awareness programme has an active and important role in creating awareness around gender-based violence and rape. The advocacy and lobbying programme work aggressively to make changes in the legislation and policy around sexual violence. If you want more information contact (021) 447 1467 or (021) 684 1186 alternatively visit www.rapecrisis.org.za
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And last but not least we spoke to Petrina Roberts – from the Micro Enterprise Network of NGO's. They help organisations that work in the economic development field in order to help people in the community to build up business skills. We were talking about the Community Organic Vegetable and Herb Gardening Project. If you want more information contact 083 281 71 98 or (021) 761 2373 alternatively send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
We closed off the show with an interview with Bruce Nkala – From Ebuhlanti Men Against Aids. They provide counseling, education and training on HIV/AIDS related issues. Bruce explained more about the services they provide. If you want more information contact him on (021) 633 3458.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
And we were also joined on the line by Jeremie Munyabarame -from the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. We were talking about the 17th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition that is held at the University of Pretoria, from yesterday till July 5th. Students, academics and judges from all over Africa were invited to participate. The Competition aims to prepare a new generation of lawyers to argue cases of alleged human rights violations before the newly established African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which was to become operational sometime this year. The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is said to be unique in giving the youngest and the brightest future African lawyers the opportunity to critically examine the human rights situation on the continent, with a view to improving it through the use of the persuasive tactics of logical legal argument based on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. For more information you can contact their offices on (012) 420-3587 or visit www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/en/
We closed off the show with an interview with Carly Tanur – From the Mamelani Projects. At Mamelani they believe that every human being has the right and responsibility to have a basic understanding of how their body works and what steps can be taken to stay healthy. This information should not be limited to certain groups, but should be accessible to all people. We spoke to Carly about the Mamelani Wellness Program that provides a hands-on, practical approach to living with major illnesses such as AIDS and TB through proper nutrition and a positive outlook. For more information contact her on (021) 685 4608 or visit www.mamelani.org.za