Monday, May 31, 2010
In today’s show, we spoke to Leon Spamer - From the AstraZeneca Oncology Department. We were talking about the dangers of smoking. Today is the World No-Tobacco Day and the theme for this year is "Gender and tobacco" with an emphasis on marketing to women and Girls. According to the World Health Organization, controlling the epidemic of tobacco among women is an important part of any comprehensive tobacco control strategy. World No Tobacco Day will draw particular attention to the need to protect women and girls from the harmful effects of tobacco marketing and smoke in accordance with WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. It is reported that in South Africa, more than 43 000 people die every year from diseases directly and indirectly related to tobacco smoke. Tobacco smoke contains at least 4 000 chemicals of which many can cause cancer. For more information visit www.mycancer.co.za
Friday, May 28, 2010
We also heard from Dr. Ludmila Ommundsen - Director of Alliances Françaises of Cape Town and Mitchell’s Plain. With a view to promoting cultural diversity, urban cultures and artistic exchanges between South Africa, France and the African Continent, the French Institute of South Africa, the General Direction of the Alliances Françaises in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland, proudly present: PARIS/JOBOURG – ALLER/RETOUR. The concert is on the 9th of June. Dr. Ommundsen explained more about the objectives of the project. For more information contact (021) 423 56 99 or visit www.alliance.org.za
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
25 May - Human Rights - Dr Edigheji talks about constructing a democratic developmental state in South Africa
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
21 May - Arts, Culture & Environment - check a limited season of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!
20 May - Labour - Labour Office embarks on a Regulation of Child Labour education and awareness campaign
On Sakhisizwe today, we were joined on the line by Mark Samuel – Labour Inspector. The Western Cape Labour Office has embarked on a Regulation of Child Labour education and awareness campaign as of this month till the 5th of June. This is also, in light of the coming 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament, where kids will have a month long holiday and run a risk of being used as labourers. The purpose of this campaign is to create greater awareness about regulations on child labour as per the Child Labour Programme of Action for South Africa, to educate the community about the acceptable forms of child labour and to also clarify at what age is a child eligible to work and under what conditions. Mark explained more. For more information or to report Child Labour cases contact Mark on (021) 441 8095 or 079 877 9197 alternatively Irvin Paulsen on (021) 441 8084.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
In today’s show, we were joined on the line by Chandre de Mink – from Life Choices. The organisation focuses on empowering South African youth and they recently launched a new initiative called Dream2Be. The organisation which works in gang and drug infested areas like Delft, Manenberg, Athlone and Grassy Park, specifically launched the programme not only to equip youth better but also to make informed choices about their future. Chandre explained more. For more information contact (021) 696 4167 or (021) 696 4157.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
12 May - Gender - Commission for Gender Equality appears before the portfolio committee on Women, Children and Persons with Disability
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
In today’s show, we spoke to Dr Shirani Naidoo – A Paediatrician at Melomed Hospital. We were talking about asthma. It is said to be one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, affecting more than 300 million people world-wide. Asthma is characterized by symptoms such as breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing. However, according to asthma experts, with proper treatment most asthma patients can achieve good control of their disease. Tomorrow is World Asthma Day and this year’s theme is “You Can Control Asthma”. In South Africa, the National Asthma Education Campaign collaborates with an international body and is tasked with the responsibility to disseminate globally accepted asthma treatment guidelines and implement asthma related patient education. Dr Naidoo explained more about the campaign. For more information visit your nearest hospital or clinic, alternatively go to www.asthma.co.za or contact 0861 278 462.
We were also joined on the line by Professor Nomafrench Mbombo – Spokesperson for the Midwives Society of Western Cape. On Wednesday is an International Midwives Day. It is an occasion to celebrate and promote the profession of midwifery. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises midwives as the health professionals best able to deliver safe, cost effective maternity services to the majority of families. A midwife is educated to give all necessary care throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn period and believe that childbirth is a normal and significant life event for women and their families. For more information contact her offices on (021) 959 2271 or 072 265 6084.
We closed off the show with an interview with Andrea Jenkins - a nutritional therapist. We were talking about the International No-Diet Day, which is on Thursday, the 6th of May. It is a celebration of body acceptance and body shape diversity. The day is also dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of restrictive diets and its symbol is a blue ribbon. You can email Andrea personally with your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.andreajenkins.co.za alternatively www.nutritionist.co.za to find a nutritional therapist near you.