Friday, April 03, 2009

03 April - Arts, Culture & Environment

In today’s show, we heard from Billy Domingo – EspAfrika director. We spoke about the People’s concert that will be hosted by EspAfrika in collaboration with the Western Cape provincial government and the Minister of Arts & Culture Dr Z. Pallo Jordan on Sunday at Swartklip Sports Ground in Tafelsig on Sunday, the concert is part of the two levels of government’s campaign against crime, women-abuse, abuse against children and drug addiction. On stage this year will be Claire Phillips, Sylvia Mdunyelwa, Shakatak, Gang of Instrumentals, Mos Def and The Stylistics. Gates open at 8h00 and the show starts at 10h00AM.

We were also joined on the line by Bukhosi Sokoyi – from the Nyanga Arts Development Centre. The NADC is a project initiated by the Nyanga Arts initiative, intended to contribute to the arts skills and enterprise development in the Nyanga community and surrounding areas and it is based at the Zolani Multi Purpose Centre. They currently busy with a production titled Beyond the Moon in collaboration with Artscape. This is a two hour celebration of the evolution of the rich arts and culture traditions from the Nyanga community. This production is an initiative of the Creative Street Project and represents both professional and semi-professional artists but we spoke more about the Nyanga Arts Development Centre. If you want any additional information about the center contact their offices on (021) 385 1751.

We also heard from Chris Grobler - logistics organiser of the Franschhoek Oesfees. This second annual harvest festival at Solms-Delta wine estate promises to be a feast of traditional Cape music and food, for visiting wine-lovers, music lovers and farm workers alike. It will be in full swing from 13h00 - 21h00PM at Solms-Delta Wine Estate - Delta Road, off the R45, Franschhoek Valley (less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town). Tickets cost R150 per person and include two glasses of wine and a hearty meal. Come and join the party! Tickets available through Computicket. For more details visit www.solms-delta.co.za, call Solms-Delta on 021 874 3937 or email info@solms-delta.co.za

We closed off the show with an interview with Barry Coetzee - Head of Integrated Waste Management Policy for the City of Cape Town. The City plans to introduce a new waste management by-law which will control recovery and recycling activities, and set minimum requirements for waste storage and infrastructure. We spoke about the Integrated Waste Management By-law. The by-law aims to ensure that all residents, organisations, businesses, visitors/tourists and government departments receive services from a legitimate waste management service provider. It explicitly spells out Council’s rights in respect of waste management services and its obligations regarding cleaning and cleansing – including for disaster management. These include the responsible disposal of waste that cannot be recovered for recycling; collection and recovery for recycling, and the processing and treatment of waste and recyclable materials. For more information call him on (021) 400 2992 or email him to Barry.Coetzee@capetown.gov.za

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