Tuesday, March 31, 2009
We also played an interview I had with Nikki Arendse - from the National Institute for crime prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders or NICRO. This national non-profit organisation regards crime as a threat to democracy and individual rights. Through people centered development and services to victims, offenders and communities, NICRO strengthens a human rights culture and a safer South Africa. The organisation aims to build and strengthen a democratic society, based on human rights principles through crime prevention and development. We spoke about the diversion programs run to make it possible for troubled teens to be reintegrated into society. For more info contact them on (021) 944 3980 – Bellville Office, (021) 397 6060 Mitchell’s Plain OR the Cape Town office on (021) 422 1690 alternatively their website on http://www.nicro.org.za/
We closed off the show with an interview with Damaris Fritz - Chairperson of the Community Health Forum. Community health centres have been heavily criticised in recent weeks, following numerous incidents of people being turned away from health facilities in the City. In one incident, a grand mother carrying her sick grandson on her back was turned away from no less than 3 health care facilities. In another incident, a woman was left to give birth on a pavement, after being turned away from a public hospital. Damaris explained more about people’s right to basic health care in public hospitals. For more information contact the department of health on (021) 483 2726 or the Community Health Forum on 076 813 9706.
Monday, March 30, 2009
We also heard from 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. Endometriosis can affect women from all walks of life ranging from adolescence to post-menopause, and be so painful as to render a woman or girl unable to go about her normal routine. March is International Endometriosis Awareness Month in honour of all those affected by the disease. For more information go to http://www.endometriosis.org/ or contact him on (021) 422 3290 he is based at Chris Bernard Memorial Hospital.
We closed off the show with an interview with Dr Izak Joubert, from the Travel Safe Clinic - An expert in travel medicine. We were talking about Travel Medicine. Travel Medicine is a specialized area of healthcare that focuses on the needs of travellers, particularly those who travel to other countries but Dr Joubert explained more on issues like how far ahead of your trip should you get your shots and all the vaccinations that you might need. For more information on Travel Medicine call 0860 1000 72 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can go to your nearest health care centre or visit www.travelsafeclinic.co.za. That interview was brought to you by the National Department of Health and Funded by the European Union.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
We also heard Eva Grotzinger - Manager at the Cape Town SAE Institute. SAE is the world's largest creative media college. SAE Institute Cape Town offers courses in Audio Engineering, Animation, Interactive Media Design and Film, training creative professionals through innovative teaching techniques and state of the art equipment. The creative industries are the best performing sectors in many economies. We were discussing the local industry and ways to improve it so that it can be more viable destination for both local and foreign investment. On Saturday the 28th of March the Institute will have an open day from 2pm, so if you are interested you can go view their world-class facilities, meet their teaching staff and get all the details on their pioneering creative courses. For more information you can call the SAE institute on (021) 425 7111 or visit http://www.sae.edu/
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
We also heard from Robin Booth - From the Synergy Schooling. We were talking about the Siblings without Rivalry Parenting Workshop. Sibling rivalry is one of humanity's oldest problems. While many kids are lucky enough to become the best of friends with their siblings, it's very common for brothers and sisters to fight. The most important factor, however, is parental attitude. Robin explained some do's and don'ts that may be helpful in dampening down sibling rivalry within a family. For more information, contact Robin on (021) 785 5500 alternatively you can visit their website www.robinbooth.co.za/training/rivalry
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Denise Jansen – from the Khanyisa School for Supportive Education was also part of today’s show. They are a special needs school based in Plumstead, and serve many underpriveleged children with learning disabilities that cannot be met by remedial intervention alone. They assist these children to receive the specialised and individualised education that they would otherwise not be able to afford. They fundraise 60% of their costs from overseas and the greater SA community, receiving some contributions from Europe, and local sponsors, local foundations and corporations. They constantly however need to increase their donor base and seek new donors, as their funding is never guaranteed. They are appealing to local individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations for their support. More information on the school is available on their website http://www.khanyisaschool.co.za/ or contact Denise on (021) 761 1709 during office hours. Alternatively you can send an e-mail to email@example.com
We closed off the show with an interview with Iveda Smith – from the South African Council for Social Service Professions. We were talking about the role that social workers play in our society. Last week Tuesday was the World Social Work Day and the theme was Social Work and Social Development: The Agenda. The Day was declared by the International Federation of Social Workers to honour the millions of social workers, across the globe, who dedicates themselves with passion to making a difference in our world. Iveda explained more. For more information contact the South African Council for Social Service Professions on (021) 356 9940.
Monday, March 23, 2009
We closed off the show with an interview with Emmarenthia van Breda – from the City Health. We were talking about TB. Tomorrow is World TB Day and the South African theme is “Stop TB… complete your treatment”. The campaign is aimed at educating the communities about TB and also stresses the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own health and doing something to fight the spread of TB. Emmarenthia explained more about the importance of completing your treatment. Remember, TB is curable if you take your medication correctly for the full duration. If you feel better after taking medication continue until the nurse tells you to stop. TB is dangerous if one doesn’t comply to medication and can lead to even more serious complications like MDR and XDR and even death. If you have been in contact with MDR or XDR TB patient it is possible to get the disease as it is. You must go to the clinic for TB screening and testing. That Interview was also brought to you by the National Department of Health and Funded by the European Union.
Friday, March 20, 2009
We also heard from Kerry Kirkpatrick – from the Cape Film Commission. We were talking about the Imbongi Awards. The Cape Film Commission is looking to recognize those individuals and companies within the Western Cape`s film industry for their hard work and professional approach that this industry has become renowned for. Awards are open to individuals within the Film, TV, Stills, Animation, Documentaries, Corporate and Promotional Video and Advertising sectors. The award categories includes: The Chairman’s Award, Best Contribution to marketing Cape Town and the Western Cape through Film, best Line Producer, best Locations Professional, Excellence in VFX & Animation, Post Producers, and Service Provider of the year, unfortunately the closing date for Nominations is tomorrow the 21st of March. TO obtain the Nominations Form or for more information contact their offices on (021) 483 9070 alternatively go to www.capefilmcommission.co.za The Awards Ceremony will be on the 25th of April at the Cape Town ICC Ballroom.
Nigel Vermaas – Our Arts fundi was here to tell us what’s hot and what’s not in the art sector.
We also joined on the line by Anita Rowland- producer of a show called Which Way. Which Way is an interactive kids travelling show which explores South Africa’s history, environment and rich cultures through the eyes of teenagers. For more information you may contact Anita on (021) 447 2911 or visit their website www.okuhle.co.za or join their Facebook group by searching Which Way.
We closed off the show with an interview with Maurice Ashley - the first and only black International Grandmaster of Chess. He is in the country to motivate the benefits of chess to children primarily from underprivileged backgrounds and to inspire players and non-players alike. Maurice is the guest of Chess for Change South Africa, which teaches chess to more than 4000 children a week. It is reported that according to research learning the game of chess enhances creativity, problem solving, memory, concentration, intellectual maturity, and self esteem – essential qualities for success. Tomorrow he is going to be part of the Chess 4 Change Maurice Ashley Tournament in Canal Walk. Maurice has been an ardent spokesman and advocate of the intellectual and character building effects of chess in young people for over 15 years to read more about his work go to www.mauriceashley.com
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Lastly we heard from Laurence Mitchell – from the Cape Film Commission. We were talking about the Animation Industry Development Initiative. The Cape Film Commission and the film industry in the Western Cape Province have committed themselves to create a strong animation and new media industry and they have pledged their support to help facilitate the creation of 10 000 jobs by 2020 within the Animation Industry. The first of several community Awareness Workshops commenced on the 17th March. Laurence explained more about the workshops. The workshops will specifically target candidates from Previously Disadvantaged communities who can demonstrate a command of the English language, is computer literate, have some form of Art, Drawing and Design (Visual Literacy) skills, and those that have Mathematical Literacy and possess Creative and Storytelling abilities. So if you are interested, today they are in Tafelsig Community Centre in Mitchells Plain, tomorrow they are in Site B Hall in Khayelitsha and on Saturday the 21st of March they will be in False Bay College, in Mew Way, Khayelitsha. For more information contact their offices on (021) 483 9070 alternatively go to www.flrc.co.za
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Kristine Pearson – from the Freeplay Foundation was also part of today’s show. We were talking about the services they provide. Freeplay Foundation is an internationally acclaimed humanitarian organisation that aims to facilitate sustained access to information and education for the poorest of the poor, especially children, women, refugees and the disabled. Kristine explained more. For more information contact her on (011) 783 1050 or visit www.freeplayfoundation.org
We closed off the show with an interview Sasha Forbes had with Stephne Fain, from the Rural Educational Development Corporation. Rural Educational Development Corporation is an organisation that works towards building partnerships and initiating projects that demonstrate a future vision for economic and community sustainability. For more information you can call the Rural Educational Development Corporation on (021) 783 4007 or visit their website www.sustainable-future.com
Monday, March 16, 2009
We closed off the show with an interview with Tineke Boshoff - from the Down Syndrome Association of the Western Cape. We were talking 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
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Just a recap of today’s show, we joined by Unis Mfaku- from Poor People’s Movement and she told us more about this movement and how the members of this movement help women who are from poorer communities and who are sitting around to be more self sufficient and they are able to prove for their families . For more information you can contact them on (021) 949 3669
We were also joined by on the line by Tracey Gilmore- from Dress 2 Impress. Dress 2 Impress is an organisation that has identified the need of professional clothing for women who can’t afford it and who are entering or re-entering the workplace. For more information you can contact them on (021) 715 3840 alternatively you can send them an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly we had an interview that I did with Shirley Gunn - Director of the Human Rights Media Centre. The Human Right Media Centre is a project that aims to promote an awareness of human rights by allowing organisations and members of different communities to tell their life stories to the public through a variety of media forms and through a number of projects. Shirley told us more about the new book that was released called Knocking on mothers and daughters in struggle in South Africa. For more information you may contact the Human Rights Media Centre on (021) 762 2092 or (021) 761 3303 alternatively you can send them an email email@example.com
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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We were then joined on the line by Herschelle Milford – Managing Director of Surplus People’s Project (SPP). SPP is an organisation that works towards assisting and empowering landless and homeless communities to take forward their struggles for land rights, housing and democratic forms of local and regional government. For more information you can contact (021) 448 5605 or you can visit their website www.spp.org.za
And our last interview was with Nonceba Mkangeli- from Sizakuyenza and she told us more about the work they do. Sizakuyenza is an organisation helps provide access to health and social services, as well as to care for the most vulnerable. For more information you can contact (021) 374 0800 or email them firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 09, 2009
And our last interview was with Sister Raseda Samaai – from National Renal Care. We will be talking about kidney disease. Thursday is World KidneyDay and the theme is Amazing kidneys - are yours healthy? It is unbelievable that two bean-shaped organs that we do not even give any thought to can perform so many functions to keep our bodies in optimum shape! According to the National Kidney Foundation of South Africa, tens of thousands of South African men and women, young and old, will die of kidney disease or kidney failure every year? Sister Samaai will explain more on how you can check if your kidneys are in good condition. For more information please contact the National Renal Care on 079 528 8019 or visit their website www.nrc.co.za
Friday, March 06, 2009
On today’s show, we from Leigh Brown – from Schools Environmental Education and Development (SEED). SEED is a non-profit organisation that works towards facilitating teacher and school- driven movements which aim to build outdoor learning environment through Permaculture. For more information you may contact SEED on (021) 391 5316 or visit their website www.seed.org.za
We were also joined by Nigel Vermaas with this week’s Arts update.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
On today’s show, we were also joined on the line by Sandra Prusent – from Zanokhanyo Home Management Centre. Sandra told us more about the work Zanokhanyo does and how they help unemployed, unskilled women find basic job opportunities. For more information call (021) 363 1782 or visit their website www.zanokhanyo.org.za
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
And our last interview was with Imke Gooskens and Liliane– from the Human Rights Media Centre. The Human Right Media Centre is a project that aims to promote an awareness of human rights by allowing organisations and members of different communities to tell their life stories to the public through a variety of media forms and today we spoke about one of their projects called In our shoes which is a 40 minute documentary that focuses on the discrimination of refugees and asylum seekers in Cape Town their everyday experiences. For more information you can contact (021) 761 3303 or send an email to email@example.com
Monday, March 02, 2009
We were also joined by on the line by Jan Webster- from ComaCare. ComaCare is a new Not for Profit initiative of care givers and family members, moved to improve and enhance the current provision of coma care in our society. It is inspired by the belief that people in a coma are in meaningful life processes. For more information you can contact them on (021) 086 011 0111 or (021) 797 9995 or visit their website www.comacare.com
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And our last interview was with Dr Andy Essting– from the Hout Bay Dental Studio. Dr Essting spoke more about bad breath or halitosis and the causes of this. For more information please contact the studio on (021) 790 2910 or visit their website on www.hbds.co.za