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