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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.