Sunday, December 05, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
24 November - Gender - Call to Action: join the 16 days of Activism against Violence and Abuse of Women and Children march
We also heard from Amanda Jones - Corporate & Community Fundraiser at PATCH, the Helderberg Child Abuse Centre. PATCH aims to support all child victims of sexual abuse in the Helderberg and strives to prevent the incidence of this horrific crime committed against innocent children. Mandy explained more. PATCH together with Rape Crisis Helderberg is kindly requesting Cakes, Tarts & Cup Cakes. Come and support their worthy cause by donating your baking. These delicious goodies will be sold on Saturday, the 11th of December outside the PATCH office in Dorhill Road, back entrance to Southey’s Vines. Drop of your baked goods at PATCH on Friday, 10th December before 4pm. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. For more information contact their offices on (021) 852 6110 or visit www.patch-helderberg.com alternatively contact Rape Crisis Helderberg on (021) 852 5620.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
On today’s show, we were joined on the line by Mr Wandisile Ngeyi – from the Khayelitsha Health Forum. Last weekend, the Khayelitsha Health Forum hosted a health summit, with the aim of bringing together all the role players within health, human rights and related sectors working in the Khayelitsha area in order to provide a platform for the community of Khayelitsha to share their lived realities and the factors affecting health. The summit was hosted in conjunction with the People's Health Movement South Africa, Mr Ngeyi explained more. If you would like to find out more about the forum do contact their offices on (021) 361 3273.
Monday, November 22, 2010
PIC: Ex-Firefighter Wally Abrahams and his wife.
Friday, November 19, 2010
19 November - Arts, Culture & Environment - Fading Traces: Postscripts from a Landscape of Memory to be screened at Alliance Française of Cape Town
Peter Jacobs – General Manager at the Arts & Culture Trust joined us on the line. The Arts & Culture Trust calls for applications for the ACT Building Blocks Programme, sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. New, emerging or established South African arts, culture or heritage organisations are invited to submit funding enquiries for Special Grants up to a maximum of R200, 000 in total and Once-off Grants ranging from R10, 000 to R50, 000. The ACT Building Blocks Programme aims to build the capacity of South African arts, culture and heritage organisations and other community organisations in order to strengthen these economically, culturally and socially. The programme is aimed at cultural organisations that serve the community at large and is not intended to serve individual artists. The programme focuses on sustainable capacity building for organisations that provide broad access to the arts. Applicants are required to complete an Application Form by the 31st of December 2010. Visit the ACT website at www.act.org.za for more information about the programme, to submit an online application or download instructions on how to submit an application manually alternatively contact (011) 712 8403.
We heard from Nigel Vermaas for the Arts Update.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Western Cape Provincial Government brings Integrated Community Outreach Programme in Mitchell’s Plain
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
12 November - Arts, Culture & Environment - Tony Mhayi talks about the future of Art and craft in South Africa
On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Tony Mhayi - Independent Arts and Crafts Professional. We were talking about his work and the future of arts and crafts in South Africa. Tony is currently working on his solo exhibition, which will be ready sometime in 2011. For more information check him on facebook www.facebook.com/people/Anthony-AlbertMhayi
Nigel Vermaas joined us on the line for this week's Arts Update.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
In today’s show, we heard from Puleng Mpokotho – CEO and Chief Editor of Great Women International. Great Women is a Professional and Business Networking Site tailor-made for the Economic Advancement of Women Globally. The platform seeks to forge solid Business relations among Professional and Businesswomen on an international scale. Great Women is determined to rid women of the ‘Victim’ tag by replacing it with that of Heroines, Conquerors and Leaders. Puleng explained more on the vision for the network. For more information contact (021) 447 0676 or go to www.greatwomeninternational.com
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
09 November - Human Rights - The People's Health Movement SA intensifies the "Right to Health Campaign"
Monday, November 08, 2010
We also spoke to Linda Peel – 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. Last week a 12 year old boy received a heart transplant in Cape Town. 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. Linda 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 0800 22 66 11 or visit www.odf.org.za
Friday, November 05, 2010
Nigel Vermaas was here for the Arts Update.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
In today’s show, we spoke to Franco Mabuya - Labour Department’s Unemployment Insurance Fund Spokesperson. The department of Labour is embarking on taxi rank road shows around the province this week. Fifteen taxi ranks will be visited throughout the Western Cape. The purpose of the road shows is to ensure that as many taxi workers as possible are registered and have access to the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s services. According to the Unemployment Insurance Act 63 of 2001, all workers who work for more than 24 hours a month are required to register with the Fund. The Fund acts as a safety net when workers lose their jobs. Today they are in Paarl & Wellington. For more information about the Unemployment Insurance Fund contact their helpline on (012) 337 1680 or visit www.labour.gov.za
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Lisa Vetten – Director at Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre. We were talking about the Shukumisa Campaign. The Campaign is aimted at stirring and shaking up social attitudes to sexual violence and the treatment of survivors in their encounters with state services throughout the criminal justice process. It was developed by the National Working Group on Sexual Offences, a network of 26 civil society organisations from around South Africa in 2003 to ensure that effective and appropriate laws around sexual offences were passed. Lisa explained more. For more information go to www.shukumisa.org.za
We also heard from Nikki Rossouw – Communications and Fundraising Coordinator at the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust. Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust now boasts a new user-friendly mobi site, enabling people to obtain valuable information on rape from their cell phones. The focus of the mobi site is on ensuring easy and convenient access to information for survivors of rape. The site is free to access but mobile networks like Vodacom, MTN and Cell C will charge for the data at the rate of a few cents per visit to the site. To view five pages would cost the user approximately 20 cents. Nikki explained more. To visit the mobi site visit www.rapecrisis.mobi
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
02 November - Human Rights - Education Coalition of South Africa is committed in the advancement of education
We also heard from Prince Mdazula – from the Citizens Advice Bureau. The Bureau offers independent, impartial, free and confidential advice to members of the community. It assists people to assert their rights and know their responsibilities. Prince explained more about their services. For more details contact their offices on (021) 361 1455 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 01, 2010
01 November - Health - Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust to raise funds for a new Surgical Skills Training Centre
Friday, October 29, 2010
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
In today’s show, we spoke to Stanford Dzititi – from Young People for Development. The organisation is based in Hout Bay and they run a resource center to empower young people from that area. If you would like to assist the organisation with resources or for more information you can email Stanford to email@example.com or check their facebook page at www.facebook.com/youngpeoplefordevelopment
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
In today’s show, we spoke to Alphonse Niyodusenga - Programme Evaluator and Researcher at the Institute for Healing of Memories. Tomorrow they will be hosting A Dialogue on Community Healing at the Mowbray Town Hall. One of the objectives for this dialogue is to reflect on the dynamics and issues that hinder the community healing in our new Democratic Society. If you would like more information you can contact their offices on (021) 683 6231 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively visit www.healingofmemories.co.za
We also heard from Mark Weinberg – National Co-ordinator of the Right to Know Campaign. The R2K is an umbrella campaign representing a broad front of civil society groups. The Campaign is concerned that the Protection of Information Bill - also known as the Secrecy Bill - currently before Parliament will fundamentally undermine hard won constitutional rights including access to information and freedom of expression. Tomorrow they will be marching to Parliament and members of the public are asked to wear red and blow their vuvuzela's to show their support for the campaign. The March will commence from Keizersgracht Street at 10:00 AM and they will be at Parliament at 12:00PM. For more information contact Mark on 074 103 6We also heard from Mark Weinberg – National Co-ordinator of the Right to Know Campaign. The R2K is an umbrella campaign representing a broad front of civil society groups. The Campaign is concerned that the Protection of Information Bill - also known as the Secrecy Bill - currently before Parliament will fundamentally undermine hard won constitutional rights including access to information and freedom of expression. Tomorrow they will be marching to Parliament and members of the public are asked to wear red to show their support for the campaign. The March will commence from Keizersgracht Street at 10:00 AM and they will be at Parliament at 12:00PM. For more information contact Mark on 074 103 6704 or visit www.facebook.com/Right-2-Know-Campaign alternatively www.r2k.org.za
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
22 October - Arts, Culture & Environment - While You Were Sleeping presents the Most Dangerous Man In America
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
We closed off the show with an interview with Nicole Klassen – from the Cape Music Industry Commission. We were talking about the Southern Youth Film Festival. The Southern Youth Film Festival in partnership with the Minor Foundation for Major Challenges, DigiCape, NUFF, Tvibit and the Bart’s African Foundation has opened a Call for Entries for the Youth Film Competition 2010. The festival accepts short films in the genres / sub – genres of drama, action, thriller, comedy, animation and factual. Films can be between 5 minutes and 15 minutes in length. This competition is open to youth filmmakers from all over the world between the ages of 14 and 35 years old. The top 4 films at the SUFF Film Festival in December will win the opportunity to attend and screen their films at the Nordic Youth Film Festival held in Tromso, Norway in June 2011 along with many other great prizes! Should their films be selected filmmakers must guarantee that permission from the rights holder is secured for a minimum of 4 screenings at the Southern Youth Film Festival 2010. Filmmakers are requested to submit DVD PAL and MOV or AVI screeners of their films and a brief filmmaker biography. Once selected, filmmakers will be forwarded the official application details and festival regulations. Please note that no screeners will be returned. The entry deadline is 25th of November and the Southern Youth Film Festival is running from the 19th till the 21st of December. For more information contact Nicole on 082 552 7500 or send an email to email@example.com
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
In today’s show, we heard from Mr. K. Chiliza – LoveLife Youth Centre Coordinator and Luthando Dumakude - Groundbreaker. Through their programmes they are promoting a holistic lifestyle approach aimed at encouraging youth to maintain an HIV-free lifestyle and achieve their aspirations through youth leadership and self-motivation. Currently they are running the groundBREAKER leanership that is opened for the youth from the ages of 18 to 25. Mr Chiliza explained more about the requirements. For more information contact (021) 695 0003 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for those who wish to email their CV and the closing date of this opportunity is 25th of October 2010. They can also fax their CVs to (021) 695 3848 for the attention of the Youth Centre Coordinator Mr. K. Chiliza.
We were also joined by Nkwame Cedile - Western Cape Organiser of the Right to Know Campaign. The R2K is an umbrella campaign representing a broad front of civil society groups. The Campaign is concerned that the Protection of Information Bill - also known as the Secrecy Bill - currently before Parliament will fundamentally undermine hard- won constitutional rights including access to information and freedom of expression. The Right to Know Campaign believes a responsive and accountable democracy able to meet the basic needs of our people is built on transparency and the free flow of information. This week they are running the Right to Know week of action and Nkwame explained more. For more information contact Nkwame on 078 227 6008 or visit www.facebook.com/nkwamecedile or go to www.r2k.org.za
Monday, October 18, 2010
In today’s show, we spoke to Tineke Boshoff - from the Down Syndrome Association of the Western Cape. She was joining us on the line to talk more about Down syndrome as we know that on Wednesday the 20th of October is the National Down syndrome Awareness Day. 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, October 15, 2010
On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Di Smith – from G2 Art. G2 Art provides diverse original contemporary South African art including painting, ceramics, sculpture, prints and photography. We were talking about a mixed exhibition by Cape Town based artist, Diane Harper titled: “a place, a memory, a feeling”. The exhibition opened on Wednesday and features beautiful pieces like “All about us” and “Distant”. Diane says her paintings are mostly meditative, with clues to or glimpses of the details that make up our world forming a continuous thread. The exhibition closes on the 27th of October. For more information contact (021) 424 7169 or visit www.g2art.co.za for the gallery opening times.
Nigel joined us on the line for this week's Arts Update.
We closed off the show with an interview with Clare Stopford – from New Africa Theatre. The New Africa Theatre Association’s graduate training programme is presenting, 11-41, based on a script by Gary Wentworth and Andre Darling. Originally performed to critical acclaim at Artscape in 2009, this new version is directed by Clare Stopford, assisted by Mbulelo Grootboom and performed by the New Africa Theatre Trainees. The play strongly features the incisive work of struggle-and-beyond poet James Matthews. The play will run at the New Africa Theatre in Sybrand Park from the 20th of October to 6th of November 2010. Tickets are available at the door. To book call (021) 696 2392 or 082 786 8044 or email email@example.com
Original script by: Gary Wentworth and Andre Darling
Produced by: New Africa Theatre Association(NATA)
Director and reworking: Clare Stopford
Assistant Director: Mbulelo Grootboom
Actors: NATA trainees
Special consultant: James Matthews
Previews: 15th & 19th Oct 2010
Opening: Wed 20th Oct 2010
Close: Sat 6th Nov 2010
All evenings: 19h30
Matinees (Saturdays only) 15h00
General: R 60
Students and pensioners: R 30
Block bookings (10 or more): R 40
For more information you can visit their website www.newafricatheatre.org or contact (021) 696 2392.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
We were also joined by Vincent Daniels – from the Cape Town Society for the Blind. They are a vehicle to facilitate sustainable employment opportunities of Visually Impaired Persons. It is reported that less than 3% of blind people are employed in South Africa, and due to lack of opportunities to learn skills, and a lack of resources to start businesses most are left dependent, or earn low incomes, they have poor self-esteem and live in social isolation. Mr Daniels explained more about their programmes. For more information contact their offices on (021) 448 4302 or visit www.ctsb.org.za alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We were also heard from Dee Jacobs – Member of the Breast Friends for Life Network. As part of a worldwide, celebrity-driven campaign for breast cancer in October, the "Breast Friends" campaign focuses on the importance a "Breast Friend" has on women throughout a breast cancer experience. They say it's all about friendship and having a supportive friend to be available at such a difficult time. Anyone can be a "Breast Friend" from a partner, relative or close friend. Dee explained more. For more information contact their hotline on 083 306 1941 or visit www.her2.co.za
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We also heard from Abdul Karriem – Member of the Right to Know Campaign. The R2K is an umbrella campaign representing a broad front of civil society groups. The Campaign is concerned that the Protection of Information Bill also known as the Secrecy Bill, currently before Parliament will fundamentally undermine hard won constitutional rights including access to information and freedom of expression. The Right to Know Campaign believes a responsive and accountable democracy able to meet the basic needs of our people is built on transparency and the free flow of information. You can sign the online petition by visiting www.r2k.org.za
Monday, October 11, 2010
In today’s show, we spoke to Hilary Goeiman – Deputy Director of the Nutrition Programme. From the 9th – 115th of October is the National Nutrition Awareness Week. It is reported that stunting and being underweight are the most common nutritional disorders afflicting South Africa’s preschool children, with the 2005 National Food Consumption Survey showing that nearly one out of 10 children aged 4 – 6 years is underweight and four out of 20 are stunted. It’s against this backdrop that the Department of Health and the Department of Social Development, along with UNICEF, the Association for Dietetics in South Africa, the Consumer Education Project of Milk SA and the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa, embark on National Nutrition Week 2010 under the theme Healthy Eating for Preschool Children. The campaign aims to encourage healthy eating among preschoolers to ensure adequate nutritional intake, essential for positive growth and development and the establishment of long-term healthy eating behaviours. Hilary explained more about the nutrients that play an important role in the health and well-being of children. For more information on nutrition you can contact your nearest health centre. To support preschool teachers in educating children around healthy eating, the Department of Health, ADSA and the CEP, with the assistance of stakeholders, have developed a Teacher Support Pack, filled with information designed to help teachers plan activities and lessons on nutrition, to order the support pack contact (021) 483 2275.
We also spoke to Bukeka Mqumbisa – Counselor at Empilweni. Empilweni is a mental health center for children based in Khayelitsha. Their goal is to improve the quality of life of children, adolescents and their families within their communities by providing culturally appropriate, child centered, community based mental health support and counselling. October is Mental Health Awareness Month with the aim of creating public awareness about mental health and to prevent mental disorders. Bukeka explained more about mental health and the stigma attached to it. They would welcome some financial assistance as the organisation is struggling to survive as an NGO. For more information contact (021) 361 7063 or visit www.empilweni.org
Friday, October 08, 2010
08 October - Arts, Culture and Environment - check Colours of the Sun at the Raw Vision Gallery and Arts Update
On Sakhisizwe today, we were joined on the line by Jocelyn Jacobson Cole – An Artist. We were talking about her current exhibition Colours of the Sun, which is on at the Raw Vision Gallery. Jocelyn grew up in Zimbabwe but lived for many years in both Botswana and South Africa. She has also traveled extensively throughout most of the Southern African countries including Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland and currently she is in the UK. It is through these travels that she found her inspiration to be that of Africa. It is said that her enduring love for her homeland is apparent in her work, seen in her bright colours and humorous paintings. She explained more about her influences. The exhibition will run till the 19th of October at the Raw Vision Gallery at number 89 Sir Lowry Road in Woodstock. They are open Monday – Friday, between 09:00 - 17:00PM. For more information contact 076 581 9468 or go to www.rawvisiongallery.com
Nigel Vermaas was here for the Arts Update.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
In today’s show, we heard from Kate Shuttleworth – Founder of Kingdom of Hearts – a social romantic network. Their objective is to banish loneliness and offer the hope of companionship, friendship and romance combined with a frisson of excitement. According to experts, when you put your prlfile together make sure your profile serves you well. You want your profile to reflect your best self, so invest the time to make it well written and lively. Kate told us more about her services. For more information visit www.kingdomofhearts.co.za alternatively call (021) 811 9900 or 071 609 9292.
Friday, October 01, 2010
01 October - Arts, Culture & Environment - One City, Many Cultures Project hosts Senior Citizens Day
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
We closed off the show with an interview with Neo Muyanga – from the Pan African Space Station. The Pan African Space Station or PASS is an annual 30-day music intervention from the 12th of September to the 12th of October, on the internet, as well as live in venues across the city of Cape Town. Tomorrow they will be hosting a big bash at Guga S’Thebe Centre in Washington Road, KwaLanga. The event will feature Johnny Cradle, Thandiswa Mazwai Trio, Dr. Philip Tabane & Malombo and many more. Tickets costs R30 pre-booked and R50 at the door. Tickets are available via Computicket visit www.computicket.com or call 083 915 8000.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In today's show we heard from Gillian Parenzee – from the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa. We were talking about the Global Day of Action. Civil society organisations in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Nigeria and Ghana supported a global call to fully finance the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria for the next three years through a day of action which is today. Several public demonstrations, press conferences and other community actions are being organised in support of the Third Voluntary Global Fund Replenishment Meeting to be held on the 4th and 5th October in New York City, at which governments and donors will signal their financial commitment towards the Global Fund. Gillian explained more. For more details, go to www.arasa.info or contact them on (021) 422 5463.
We also sopke to Lin Helme – co-ordinator of the Adult Learning Forum Western Cape. ALF is an organisation which advocates and mobilises for adult and lifelong learning. The organisation is a strong role player in the adult learning sector. We were talking about Adult Literacy. According to UNESCO, in the world today there are about 1billion non-literate adults. This 1 billion is approximately 26 percent of the world’s adult population.98 percent of all non-literates live in developing countries. In the least developed countries, the overall literacy rate is 49 percent. If you would like more information you can contact their offices on (021) 851 1427.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
20 September - Health - LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Campaign launches the Cancer Anti-Stigma Initiative
In today’s show, we spoke to Lungi Melane–Njeza – Project Manager of the Cancer Anti-Stigma Initiative. The Cancer Anti-Stigma Initiative is part of the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Campaign, an effort to reduce the global cancer burden. It is reported that this year, cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide. This disease, which claims eight million lives a year more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined has now moved beyond high-income countries of the developed world to the middle and low-income countries of the developing world. Lungi explained more about the initiative. For more information contact (012) 346 7490 or send an email to email@example.com alternatively an sms to 071 408 6489.
We also heard from Claudette Medefindt – from Retina South Africa. As it is retina awareness week, we were about the retina. Retina Week for the Prevention of Blindness hopes to raise awareness about the vision impairing disease Age-related Macular Degeneration and about Retinal Degeneration in general. Retina South Africa urges all South Africans affected by retinal degenerative conditions to register with them. They offer free advice, counselling and information an all forms of retinal vision loss. They are looking for young people who may be eligible for imminent gene specific therapy. If you want more information you can call their offices on 0860 59 59 59 or visit www.retinasa.org.za to donate: SMS Vision to 38267, SMS charged at R10 each, all prices include VAT, Free SMS's do not apply.
We closed off the show with an interview with Cathy Sham - from Alzheimer's South Africa. We will be talking about the Alzheimer’s disease. Tomorrow is World Alzheimer's Day. It is reported that currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease. Many research programs, however, are pursuing promising studies focused on halting or preventing the disease process completely. For those who are currently suffering from AD, there are medications that can help control symptoms of the disease. Cathy explained more. For more you can call 0860 102 681 or visit www.alzheimers.org.za
Friday, September 17, 2010
On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Father Austen Jackson – producer of a musical titled “Brothers”. The musical is telling a story of two priests who were deported in the 1970’s by the apartheid government, CR Fathers Robert Mercer, the previous rector of St. Mary’s in Stellenbosch and Bernard Chamberlain, the chaplain of the University of Stellenbosch. It is directed by the internationally acclaimed playwright Peter Krummeck and is collaboration between the Diocese, the drama department and students of the music department of the University of Stellenbosch. The production kicks off from 21st until the 25th of September. Organizations may buy as many tickets as they wish and they may sell it to family members and friends. Tickets are available at COMPUTICKET at all Checkers and Shoprite Money Market counters. The tickets for the matinee will be sold for R40. The tickets for all other performances will be R60. For enquiries you can contact Father Jackson on 082 814 6201.
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
In today’s show, we were joined on the line by Brad Mears – CEO of SABCOHA. Their vision is to mobilise and empower business in South Africa to take effective action on HIV/AIDS in the workplace and beyond. We were talking about the upcoming 3rd HIV and AIDS in the Workplace Research Conference. The conference offers the private sector an opportunity for business to step back and reflect on HIV/AIDS programmes, using the lens of research and practice to consider what has worked and what lessons can be extracted. The government’s HIV/Aids Technical Assistance Guidelines, recommends that employers establish HIV/Aids workplace committees, the mainstreaming of HIV/Aids and gender issues, as well as the development of policy on prevention of the disease. Brad explained more about the conference. To register for the conference visit www.sabcoha.org/conference Delegates can either register online or by downloading the relevant form. For more information contact their offices on (011) 880 4821.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
14 September - Human Rights - Get Up, Stand Up Campaign to embark on a seven-day walk against Afrophobia
Monday, September 13, 2010
We also spoke to Professor Neil Myburgh – Deputy Dean for Postgraduate and Research at the University of the Western Cape Dentistry Faculty. We were talking about Oral Health. The Professor explained exactly what oral health means and some of the common problems associated with oral health. Oral refers to the mouth, which includes the teeth, gums, and supporting tissues. It is easy to take your oral health for granted, but it is key to living each day comfortably. Remember to brush your teeth twice a day using a toothpaste with flouride. For more information visit your nearest dentist.
Friday, September 10, 2010
We also heard from Melody Kleinsmith – from Iziko Museums of Cape Town. We were talking about their Heritage Week programme. As you know that September is Heritage Month, Iziko has a jam-packed programme of activities for the whole family to celebrate our heritage. For enquiries you can contact their offices on (021) 481 3890 or visit their website at www.iziko.org.za
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
07 September - Human Rights - Grade 10 & 11 learners invited to enter the National Schools Moot Court Competition
Monday, September 06, 2010
On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Dr Cleeve Robertson - Provincial Director of the Metro Emergency Medical Services. Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a directorate within the Department of Health that provides EMS services to 5.3 million of the Western Cape public. We were talking about their services and how they strive to provide highest quality of service. The EMS Emergency number is 10177 or 112 from a cellphone.
We heard from Sister Rasieda Samai – from the National Renal Care and the Kidney Foundation of South Africa. This week is the Kidney Awareness Week and the campaign is aimed at raising awareness about kidneys and more importantly, ways to reduce the risk of kidney disease. According to medical experts, kidney disease is often ‘silent’, having few symptoms especially in the early stages. If left unchecked, the disease can progress or lead to kidney failure. If detected early, appropriate treatment can help delay or even prevent end-stage kidney failure. Sister Samai explained more. Remember to have your kidneys checked regularly, especially if you are at ‘high risk’. For more information contact the National Kidney Foundation of SA on (011) 447 2531 or visit www.nkf.co.za alternatively www.nrc.co.za
Tomorrow the National Renal Care staff will be doing screeings at the Promande in Mitchell's Plain, between 9AM -2 PM. Contact Sister Samai on 079 528 8019 for further details.
We closed off the show with an interview with Jennifer Stevens – from the Brave Foundation. The Brave Foundation provides support, services and therapy to anyone in recovery from physical trauma. This coming Saturday, 11th of September they will be hosting a workshop where they share the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga. These two sciences work in harmony with nature using food, herbs, mindful movement and the breath as tools to achieve and maintain optimal health and happiness. The workshops can be attended by parents, family, care givers and teachers. Donation is R350 including notes. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 082 717 4825.
Friday, September 03, 2010
In today's show, we spoke to Julie Cleverdon – Director of the MTN Science Centre. It is reported that the MTN Science Centre is closing down from the 12th of September, and will be relocated and re-launch as the “Cape Town Science Centre”. The Science Centre will be relocating to a temporary base from where it will run its outreach programme and an intensive fundraising drive. But Julie explained more about the move. To contribute to their future growth and help the Cape Town Science Centre take its next step, please contact Julie directly on 083 276 9501 or email email@example.com For enquiries and bookings you can contact their offices at (021) 529 8100 or visit their website at www.mtnsciencentre.org.za
We also heard from Di Smith – from G2 Art. G2 Art provides diverse original contemporary South African art including painting, ceramics, sculpture, prints and photography. We were talking about a mixed media art exhibition by Cape Town based artist, Tanya Bonello titled: In Search of Truth & Beauty. The exhibition opened on Wednesday and features beautiful pieces like the Solar and Lunar series where she uses gold and silver to pay homage to the stars, the Sun, and the Moon. The exhibition closes on the 15th of September. For more information contact (021) 424 7169 or visit www.g2art.co.za for the gallery opening times.
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
We closed off the show with an interview with Gavin Kreuiter – from Science Fiction South Africa. They are running their annual Nova Short Story Competition for budding writers of science fiction and fantasy short stories. The competition encourages writing in the science fiction and fantasy fields and promotes local talent. The closing date is midnight of 30th of September. For more information visit www.sfsa.org.za or contact Gavin on 084 830 0608.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
We closed off with an interview with Busiswa Simoyi – from the Department of Trade and Industry. The Department of Trade and Industry is hosting the Western Cape leg of the Returns and Refunds Campaign to raise awareness about the provisions relating to the new Consumer Protection Act. The purpose of the campaign is to empower consumers to understand their rights and obligations under the new Act and assist business people to prepare themselves for compliance. Today they are in Mbekweni, Paarl and tomorrow they will be in Bonteheuwel at the Thusong Service Centre from 10AM. For more information visit www.thedti.gov.za or the www.ncf.org.za