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 email@example.com