Friday, March 25, 2011
25 March - Arts, Culture & Environment - Plans to form Cape Metropole Arts and Culture movement revived
We also heard from Loyiso Skoti - Field Manager at Lalela Project. Lalela Project empowers children affected by extreme poverty through Ideas, Art, and Music. The aim of the program is to expose children to the arts as a tool for positive change in their lives. Loyiso explained more. For more information visit www.lalelaproject.org or contact their offices on (021) 790 1108.
Kim Saulse was here for the Arts Update.
We closed off the show with an interview with Sundae Hendrikcs – Coordinator for the Aids Awareness Concert. The Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management will be hosting auditions for the South African Artists for Aids Awareness Concert. They looking for professional singers, aged 23 years and up. Singers are to bring an up tempo song and a ballad as well as a photo and résumé of themselves. They will be required to sing acapella and in group compositions. There will be a piano accompanist if needed. The auditions will be held on Saturday, the 2nd of April from 1:30pm to 6pm in the Chisholm Recital Room at the South African College of Music at UCT. For more information contact Sundae on 071 447 9475 or email email@example.com
Thursday, March 24, 2011
We closed off with an interview with Alan Winde – Western Cape MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism. We were talking about the Work and Skills for 100 000 programme. The programme recruits young people, who are placed with a "host employer" for a year, with a minimum of 12 weeks dedicated to skills development. They get mentored and paid a stipend of R1 000 a month, offered as an incentive to learners and host organizations who are encouraged to add to the stipend or the training opportunities. The programme is said to target young matriculants, who have been unemployed for two years or more. If you want to find out more about the programme visit www.capegateway.gov.za
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Kubi Rama – Deputy Director at Gender Links. In view of the country celebrating Human Rights, Kubi recently wrote an article titled “Are women's rights a priority”. According to Kubi, one of the main drivers of gender inequality is women's and men's disparate access to the mainstream economy and the lack of recognition of women's work in the informal sector, community and domestic arenas. She highlighted some of the issues that she feels needs to be addressed around prioritizing women's rights. For more information about gender Links visit www.genderlinks.org.za or contact their offices on (011) 615 6278.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
In today’s show, we spoke to Ilchen Retief - PR, Events and Fundraising Manager for the Amy Biehl Foundation. We were talking about the Township Jazz Festival that they will be hosting on Monday at the Gugulethu Indoor Sports Complex from 11AM till 3PM. The festival will feature the Amy Biehl Youth Bands and special appearances by Yolanda Yawa, Mtika, The Tribe of Benjamin and the Milton Academy Jazz Band from the U.S. Entrance is free. If you want any additional information about the festival contact William on (021) 462 5052 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We also heard from Ryland Fisher – CEO of the Cape Town Festival. The festival kick starts today till Monday the 21st of March. This year’s musical bill has everyone in for a special treat with a must-see line-up of some of Cape Town, South Africa and Africa’s most celebrated performers offering a wide range of musical genres including afro-pop, world music, rock, afro-beat, jazz, RnB, urban-pop, hip hop and soul. Judith Sephuma, Tucan Tucan, Glen Robertson, Nomfusi and the LuckyCharms are on the bill. The event will be hosted at the Company’s Gardens between 12PM and 8PM daily. For more information visit www.capetownfestival.co.za or email email@example.com
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
We closed off the show with an interview with Members of Sound Masters Crew and their Manager, Yoliswa Dwane. On Monday, the 21st of March, the group will be performing at the Grand Parade at the Equal Education Human rights concert alongside DJ Oskido and Freshlyground. Their music is said to have a message about the struggle of equal education for the majority of the South African youth. They explained more about their music influences. For more information about their upcoming album or for bookings contact Yoliswa on 072 342 7747 or email her to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 17, 2011
We closed off the show with an interview with Eva Daniels - Director of the High Spirits Skills and Training Centre. The High Spirits Skills and Training Centre, based in Strandfontein, aims to empower intellectually disabled people by providing them with skills that can be utilised to help them start their own businesses. Eva explained more about their programmes. They have made an appeal to businesses to grant the graduates contracts in the fields in which they’ve been trained. If you want to find out more on how to assist you can contact Eva on (021) 393 5893 or 079 514 9768.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
16 March - Gender - Recognition of Muslim Marriages Forum supports the proposed Muslim Marriages Bill
In today’s show, we were joined Instudio by Mohamed Groenewald – from the Recognition of Muslim Marriages Forum. We were talking about the Muslim Marriages Bill. It is reported that the Bill once passed will provide greater certainty to Muslim marriages, thereby affording Muslim women better protection in accordance with Islamic tenets and principles. The justice and constitutional development department has called for comment on the Muslim Marriages Bill and according to recent media reports, the comment period has been extended to the end of May after several Muslim bodies alleged it to be anti-Islamic. Mohamed explained more about whether this bill will make a difference or not. For more information about the forum contact him on 073 826 4959. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has invited public comments on the Bill by the end of May 2011. Show your support for the Bill by writing to Mr T N Matibe, Private Bag X81, Pretoria, 0001 or Fax it to 086 648 7766 alternatively send an email to TMatibe@justice.gov.za
Our last interview was with Melanie Nathan - Founding CEO of Private Courts and LGBTI Activist. Two days ago Melanie was invited, along with members of the South African lesbian rights group Luleki Sizwe to a discussion about “corrective” rape, by Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Jeff Radebe. According to a report on ActionAid – an international anti-poverty agency, Lesbian women in South Africa are being raped by men who believe it will “cure” them of their sexual orientation. The report further states that one lesbian and gay support group says it is dealing with 10 new cases of lesbian women being targeted for “corrective” rape every week in Cape Town alone. Melanie explained more about the outcome of the meeting. If you want more information contact visit www.lezgetreal.com
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
In today’s show, we spoke to Miriam Fredericks - Head of Service Delivery at the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture. We were talking about police brutality. According to Hubert Locke, police brutality can by implication cover a number of practices, from calling a citizen by his or her first name to a death by a policeman's bullet. Miriam explained more about how they assist victims of police brutality. Victims can report such incidents to a nearest police station or the Independent Complaints Directorate on (021) 426 2277. For more information you can contact Trauma Centre office on (021) 465 7373 alternatively visit www.trauma.org.za
We closed off the show with an interview with Roland Abrahams - A learning support teacher. Roland is a former educator at Sunnyside Primary and is offering basic literacy and numeracy tuition in Mannenberg. Abrahams’ programme aims to increase parental involvement and believes that "parents are a rich, untapped source" when it comes to their children’s education. He explained more about the programme. He would like business people to sponsor this initiative. For more information you contact him on 076 896 1343.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
In today’s show, we were joined on the line by Bongi Ludidi - Chief Director of Gender and Women Empowerment Unit at the Department of Trade and Industry. Yesterday we were commemorating International Women’s Day, a global day of celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In view of this, the Department of Trade and Industry will be rewarding women achievers in recognition of the significant impact they have made in various sectors of the economy, through the application of technology to create a competitive edge for their businesses at this year's Technology for Women in Business Awards ceremony. The event will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre tomorrow. According to the department, the TWIB Awards play a critical role in supporting and promoting women entrepreneurs to utilise technology to advance their businesses. Winners will receive non financial business support in a form of technology applications, training and other related items and services. The overall winner will walk away with R600 000 sponsored by the Small Enterprise Development Agency and a trip to Turkey to attend the Global Women's Summit. The category winner will receive R180 000 from the dti's Black Business Supplier Development Programme. For more information visit www.thedti.gov.za and click on the Gender & Women Empowerment link or contact (012) 394 9500.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
Nigel was here for the Arts Update.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
We closed off the show with an interview with Carol Gerber – Director at Gerbera Life Coaching. We were talking about Career Coaching. It is said that career coaching helps individuals discover what they really want to do with their lives and then develop a strategy to achieve it. According to Carol, your Career Coach in essence holds up the Mirror of Reality for you so that you can at all time remain grounded while making the necessary changes in your career. She explained more about process involved in career coaching. For more information contact their offices at (021) 526 0469 or visit www.gerberalifecoaching.co.za
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
02 March - Gender - Samila Gender Counselling and Support Serivces continues the fight against gender- based violence
In today’s show, we heard from Hilda Mtshazi – Executive Director at Samila Gender Counselling and Support Serivces. Samila offers services to everyone who is affected by abuse and gender violence but mainly focuses on working with men and male youth. They based in Khayelitsha and promote and protect family stability and community safety. Sis Hilda explained more. For more information contact their offices on (021) 364 8521 or visit www.samila.org.za
We were also joined by Chumisa Maphambana, Nozee and Sista Zoé – Organisers of the 2011 Stop Gangsterism & Crime Educational Festival. The festival will be on the 26th & 27th of March in Gugulethu. They say due to the lack of recreational activities available to young people, many of them become involved in self-destructive activities such as gangsterism and crime. Through their initiatives intervention, they will be able to involve the youth in healthy and positive activities, which will keep them away from these negative influences and help them to become responsible young leaders in the community, as well as role models to their peers. For more information contact Chumisa on 084 808 3313.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
In today’s show, we spoke to Yoliswa Dwane – Head of Communication and Policy at Equal Education. Equal Education will be launching its Late-Coming Campaign tomorrow at schools in and around Khayelitsha. This is aimed at encouraging young people in school to take their education seriously by arriving to school on time, ready to be taught and ready to demand a better education. This campaign is one of the campaigns that young people run in their schools together with the school community and the larger community. Yoliswa explained more about the Campaign. For more details, contact their offices on (021) 387 0022/3 or visit www.equaleducation.org.za
We also heard from Solly Malatsi – Media Liaison Officer for the Western Cape Ministry of Transport and Public Works. The department is inviting the public to give input on the Western Cape’s Vision, Priorities and Strategies for Transport at the Provincial Land Transport Framework Open Day. On the 24th of March they will be at the Bellville Civic Centre from 10:00AM till 19:00 PM. The deadline for the input is at 16:00PM on the 30th of March. You can obtain the document electronically by emailing email@example.com or visit www.capegateway.gov.za