Friday, November 30, 2012

Arts, Culture & Environment - Sisanda FunDaytion bringing fun days to the disadvantaged

Nicky & Leesa
In today's show, we were joined by Nicky Seymour and Leesa Flory-Bright - From the Sisanda FunDaytion. Sisanda FunDaytion is a volunteer-based non-profit organisation that makes a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children by providing them with Fun Days and other recreational opportunities. The activities range from being nature based such as boat rides to Seal Island, riding ostriches and the ever popular beach days to learning skills such as interactive drumming, experiments at the Science Centre or recycling material into new. Their mission is to create opportunities for vulnerable children to realise their potential through inspirational, memorable and fun experiences. For more information visit www.sisanda.org.za or contact (021) 762 1973.

Catch Blaq Pearl live at Barans tonight & Arts Update

Blaq Pearl & Busi
Blaq Pearl - singer/writer/poet was Instudio. We were talking about her latest album “Against All Odds” which was released earlier this year. Blaq Pearl will be performing at Barans tonight accompanied by a live band. She will be performing songs off her album “Against All Odds”, including her first single, “Move”, and the latest release called “What’s Love”. Also performing on the night is the band, The Sign. Tickets are R40 at the door. For more information visit www.blaqpearl.co.za or www.facebook.com/Blaq-Pearl or follow @BlaqPearl_ZA  on twitter.

Nigel was in for the Arts Update.
 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

29 November - Labour - Bushwise offers field guide training

On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Trevor Myburgh - Bushwise trainer. Bushwise offers comprehensive six month or one year FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) accredited field guide training courses in a prime game-viewing area of Limpopo. We were talking about Bushwise’s 2013 field guiding courses that kick off in January and July. The curriculum includes bush skills such as shooting, 4x4 driving and bush knowledge such as conservation, reserve management, geology and animal behaviour. The course has been designed to develop applicants into highly skilled professionals in the exciting area of field guiding and lodge management. The one-year course has been structured to allow the student to spend 6 months training on campus and 6 months on work experience at a 3 to 5 star rated safari lodge or research program. Students who choose to take the six month course and not the work placement will still be professionally qualified if they pass their exams. For further information you can send an email to office@bushwise.co.za  alternatively visit www.bushwise.co.za

Career Planet empowers job seekers


Emily & Janine
Janine Lawrence - Career advisor for Career Planet was Instudio to tell us more about opportunities available for matriculants. Career Planet aims to link people with training and career-related opportunities by providing up-to-date career and skills development information with a strong focus on scarce skills and sustainable self-employment. Lawrence advises Matriculants on how to deal with the challenge of not passing since it can be very stressful and can even lead to suicidal actions and also about the endless opportunities and options of what they can do after Matric. For further information you can contact Career Planet visit www.careerplanet.co.za or careerplanet.mobi or ussd: *120*1046#

Enterprise Elevator to host entrepreneur pitch competition

We closesd off with Vuyisa Qabaka - of Enterprise Elevator. We were talking about the entrepreneur pitch event that they hosting tonight at the Dream Factory, 10 Orphan St in Cape Town. Enterprise Elevator supports South African entrepreneurs in the start-up or early stage of their development to prepare for and secure an investment partner because it believe entrepreneurs have a key role to play in societal transformation in relation to justice, environmental preservation and economic abundance. Enterprise Elevator’s final six entrepreneurs selected to compete in tonight’s Entrepreneur Pitch sponsored by U-Start and FNB will see each competing entrepreneur given five minutes to pitch their business idea to a judging panel of industry experts and business innovators. Each finalist will receive business coaching valued at R30 000 by FutureFit, R20 000 by Impact Amplifier and FNB will contribute a cash prize to the winner. The six finalists are Future Power Solutions, Iono Broadcasting, Greenpop, Trashback, Youth Village and SpringAGE. It’s happening tonight November 29th from 18:30pm. Tickets cost R70. For further information you can visit www.enterpriseelevator.co.za

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

28 November - Women and Beyond to host 16 Days of Activism against Abuse event

In today's show, we spoke to Ethel Taylor - Founder of Women and Beyond. She was here to tell us more about the 16 Days of Activism against Abuse event that they are hosting this weekend at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16:30PM. The evening will include a panel of prominent speakers and abuse survivors, their report and research presented and good food and music. Women and Beyond a registered Non Profit Organisation that provides services to women and children who are succumbed to living under adverse circumstances primarily focusing on women living in informal settlements and rural areas across South Africa to address Poverty and HIV/AIDS. They aim to educate, empower, care for and support these women. Ticket costs range from R60 - R220. Ethel is giving away 5 tickets to interested women, to get a ticket call her on 078 146 0388 or for further information you can visit www.noshame.co.za alternatively send an email to ethel@noshame.co.za

Badisa vows to bring violence stats down

Annemarie Bezuidenhout - Director of Communication and Resource Development for Badisa was also instudio to tell us more about the reported increase number of women and children being abused. Badisa is a social service organisation that aims to take a stance to fight for the protection of vulnerable persons as it creates safety nets in communities, care for children in programs and protect women in crisis. They have vowed to continue their efforts to educate, encourage and serve communities in need to bring the higher number of violence down during their 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign “Say N to violence against women and children”. For further information you can contact Badisa on (021) 957 7130 or visit www.badisa.org.za

Sonke Gender Justice observes 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

We closed off with Leo Mbobi - Trainer, Capacity Building and Community Mobilizer for Sonke Gender Justice Network. He joined us to talk about their 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence  events. Sonke Gender Justice Network in partnership with the South African Council of Churches and the South African Democratic Teachers Union are hosting a series of events in commemoration of 16 Days of Activism 2012. For further information you can contact Sonke Gender Justice on (021) 423 7088 or visit www.genderjustice.org.za for the 16 Days of Activism Calendar of Events.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

27 November - Human Rights - Childsafe launches "Buckle-up or you’ll be back" campaign

In today's show, we spoke to Professor Sebastian Van As - From Childsafe and head of the Paediatric Trauma Unit at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. We were talking about the launch of their "Buckle-up or you’ll be back" campaign. Childsafe and the management of Red Cross Children’s Hospital launched the campaign last week Thursday in an effort to raise awareness as to the dangers of not buckling-up when driving, particularly when driving with children in the vehicle. It is reported that road crashes claim the highest mortality in the age group 1-18 years worldwide, while in South Africa, 250 children are killed on the road each year because adults didn’t buckle them up. More than twice as many die as pedestrians. Childsafe is a campaign of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa and Safe Kids Worldwide that aims to promote optimal health and development of all children under the age of 18. For further information you can contact Childsafe on (021) 685 5208 or visit www.childsafe.org.za

Heal Our Children invites dropouts to apply for their school re-registration programme

Theresa Witbooi - Director of Heal Our Children joined us on the line to tell us more about their school re-registration programme. They are inviting all high school and college dropouts from all areas in Mitchell’s Plain, Khayelitsha and Samora Machel to apply for their back to school re-registrating programme. Heal our Children is a Mitchell’s Plain based initiative that also welcomes youth from across the metropole to join them at their workshops. Theresa is a community worker who has taken on the very necessary and admirable task of uplifting the youth she works with, changing their realities and empowering them one workshop at a time. For further information you can contact Theresa on (021) 371 3528 or 084 333 0946.

December 3rd marks International Day of Disabled Persons

Busi, Gavin & Beverline  
We closed off with Beverline Steiger - from the Mitchell’s Plain Disability Forum and Gavin Maget - from the Western Cape Network for Disability to tell us more about commemorating the International Day of Disabled Persons. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The theme this year is Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all". The Mitchell’s Plain Disability Forum is an organisation that’s run and managed by disabled people in the Mitchell’s Plain area and beyond which serves as a help desk for persons with disabilities and their families. It envisions the empowerment and upliftment of the disabled community and to create opportunities to sustain the livelihood of the disabled people and parents of disabled children, socially and economically. The Western Cape Network for Disability will host the International Day of Disabled Persons event on the 3rd of December at Vygieskraal stadium from 9AM. For further information you can contact Gavin on 082 459 6907. The Mitchell’s Plain Disability Forum will host a sports day event on the 5th of December in Mitchell’s Plain from 9AM. For more information contact Beverline on 071 699 1046 or (021) 392 5132.

Monday, November 26, 2012

26 November - Health - Fight Pneumonia, Save a child

In today's show, we heard from Dr Richard van Zyl Smit - Specialist Pulmonologists at UCT’s Lung Institute. He joined us on the line to talk about Pneumonia. November 12th, marked the 4th World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, filling them with fluid. It causes cough and fever and can make breathing difficult. It is also reported that Pneumonia is the world's leading killer of children under five, claiming one young life every 20 seconds. That's more than AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined but the good news is that we can win the fight against pneumonia. More than one million young lives can be saved annually with vaccines and antibiotics, reducing indoor air pollution and through breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Dr van Zyl Smit explained more. For more information about Pneumonia visit www.worldpneumoniaday.org

This week is the Kangaroo Mother Care Awareness Week

Professor David Woods - of Perinatal Education Programme joined us on the line. We were talking about Kangaroo Mother Care. This week is the Kangaroo Mother Care Awareness Week. Infants are considered for KMC if they have a low birth weight but are in a stable condition. Kangaroo mother care is defined as early, prolonged and continuous skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her newborn low birth weight infant, both in hospital and after early discharge, until at least the 40th week of postnatal gestational age. Kangaroo mother care does not need sophisticated equipment, can be applied almost anywhere, could contribute to the humanisation of neonatal care, and contain costs. Professor Woods explained more on the benefits of Kangaroo Mother Care. For more information visit www.ebwhealthcare.com

November 17th marked the World Prematurity Day

We closed off with Dr Michael Harrison - Head of Department for Paediatrics and Child Health at Groote Schuur Hospital. We were talking about Preterm births in South Africa. November 17th marked the World Prematurity Day. It is estimated 1that 5 million babies are born preterm every year or before the 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed, and of which 1.1 million preterm babies die each year. The Day is marked with events and activities to bring attention to the global challenge of preterm birth which is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and the number two cause of child mortality worldwide. Common causes of preterm birth includes multiple pregnancies, infections and chronic conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure; however, often no cause is identified. Many survivors face a lifetime of disability, including learning disabilities and visual and hearing problems. To reduce preterm birth rates, women especially adolescents need better access to family planning and increased empowerment, as well as improved care before, between and during pregnancies. For more information visit www.facebook.com/WorldPrematurityDay

Friday, November 23, 2012

23 November - Arts, Culture & Environment - Slick 'n Sleeve presents “Butlers and Billionaires”

Luella Holland, Justin Wilkinson, Khalil Kathrada and Rameez Nordien
In today's show, we spoke to Justin Wilkinson and Khalil Kathrada – From Slick 'n Sleeve Theatre Collective. We were talking about their latest production “Butlers and Billionaires” which opens on the 28th of November at Artscape Arena. Justin's new murder-mystery comedy will play for four nights only at the Artscape Arena and this time, he says "the stakes are higher than ever!" It will be running till the 1st of December at 8:15PM. Ticket prices range from R50 - R70 with discounts for students, block bookings and pensioners. Book at computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on (021) 421 7695. For more information visit www.artscape.co.za

Big Fish Film School offers bursaries for 2013 & Arts Update

Dr Melanie Chait – CEO of Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking joined us on the line. Big Fish Film School is offering bursaries for 2013. They are offering fully sponsored National Certificates in Filmmaking. The courses are entry level (NQF 4) and intermediate (NQF 5) level and are available to energetic, organized, entrepreneurial, committed, reliable and innovative individuals that are committed to succeed in the Film and TV industry. Application deadline is today, 23rd of November 2012. Applicants are to be available for a 34 week period. NQF 4 requires Grade 12 and displaying passion, commitment and interest in the sector. NQF 5 requires minimum three years experience in the Film and TV sector and/or previous tertiary training or certification in the sector. Applicants to send their CV as soon as possible to Connie Mosegedi on: mosegedic@bigfish.org.za or for further information call (011) 482 5599 or www.bigfish.org.za


Nigel was Instudio for the Arts Update.

Karin Kortje to rock the "Rocking Our City" concert!

Karin Kortje - Singer. We were talking about the Rocking Our City concert that will be taking place at the Grand West’s Grand Arena tomorrow evening. Headed by Danny K and Loyiso Bala, the line up reflects an entertaining blend of well loved Capetonian performers such as Zayn Adam, Karin Kortje, James Bhemgee, Mady, and Jeremy Olivier, as well as the very special talents of the Settlers High School Choir and the dynamic Limited Edition Drum Corps. The show starts at 20h00 and tickets are available from Computicket between R150 to R220.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

22 November - Labour - Seda to host Entrepreneurship Fair

On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Denise Dookoo - Marketing specialist for the Small Enterprise Development Agency or Seda. She was speaking to us about their Entrepreneurship Fair. The Small Enterprise Development Agency in partnership with the University of Stellenbosch will host the Entrepreneurship fair that aims to facilitate the growth of small businesses themed “Expanding and Growing Your Business”. The fair provides an opportunity for business owners to network with Seda’s Business Advisors and other support organisations who will be exhibiting. It’s also an ideal platform for business owners to network with each other as well in addition to the fair showcasing access to opportunities and support for all SMME’s. It’s happening from next week Tuesday November 27th to Thursday November 29th at the Woodmill Lifestyle Centre in Stellenbosch from 10:00AM to 9:00PM. For further information you can contact Seda on (021) 415 1600 or send an email to fair@seda.org.za

Entrepreneurs are invited to the BBC ACTIVA and UCT GSB Business Dialogue

Palesa & Khaya 
Palesa Moeketsi - from Cape Town ACTIVA and Khaya Cishe - of the Black Business Chamber were Instudio to tell us more about the BBC ACTIVA and UCT GSB Business Dialogue on the "State of SMME Development in the Western Cape" that will be taking place next Wednesday, 28th November at UCT Graduate School of Business. Dr Iqbal Surve chairperson of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings will be delivering the opening address while six panellists answer fundamental questions regarding the topic where audience will be allowed to submit questions the panellists for discussion. It’s happening from 17:00PM to 19:30PM. All interested parties are encouraged to RSVP by tomorrow Friday November 23rd because the venue can only accommodate 180 people. For further information you can send an email to info@blackbusinesschamber.co.za or communications@ctactiva.info

Clevva gets awarded for Best Innovation

We closed off with Ryan Falkenberg - CEO of Clevva. He was speaking to us about how technology is the key to creating employment opportunities for grade 12 and graduating students. Clevva is a Proudly South African company that has developed a decision support platform specifically designed for sales professionals. Mr Falkenberg explained why the traditional approach to training that we have been following is no longer a working or viable option and why we need to look and embrace technology to turn raw, inexperienced students into workplace challengers that add value to their businesses. Clevva recently walked away with the Business Process Enablement South Africa’s Industry Award for Best Innovation for creating a product that revolutionises Call Centres which is a major employer of school leaving South Africans. For further information you can contact Clevva on (021) 855 1551 or visit www.clevva.net

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

21 November - Gender - CGE launches 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign

In today's show, we spoke to Dr Wallace Mgoqi - Cape Town manager of the Commission for Gender Equality to tell us more about their 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. November 25th to December 10th marks the 13th anniversary of the16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. The international campaign was established in 1991 by the Centre for Women‘s Global Leadership (CWGL) as from Peace in the Home, to Peace in the World: ‘Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women’ is this year’s international theme while in SA it’s “Don’t look away Act against Abuse”. The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will host activities during the campaign since it’s a catalyst for the attainment of Gender Equality and therefore through its programmes the CGE will not only be advocating against gender discrimination and violence but also importantly will push for policy change and cohesion. Some of the activities include the Launch of the 365 Days report, Encourage volunteerism in support of NGOs and community groups who support abused women and children, Commemorate ‘World AIDS day’ by hosting a seminar/ dialogue on the impact of gender based violence on increased incidence of HIV/AIDS in each province, Through provincial dialogues engage relevant stakeholders on the findings of the 365 days report, To engage Men’s organisations through dialogues/ seminars on strategies and mechanisms to reduce gender based violence, Through a coordinated programme with community, regional and national radio stations engage stakeholders on gender based violence and Partner with Legal Aid to do a campaign in raising awareness about gender based violence in Taxi Ranks, Bus and Train Stations, Schools etc. For further information you can contact CGE on (021) 426 4080 or visit www.cge.org.za  

Philisa Abafazi Bethu to host "Hands of Our Women, Lets Save our Men" event

Lucinda Evans - Director of Philisa Abafazi Bethu spoke to us about their 16 Days of Activism against Women and Children event that’s taking place next week Wednesday November 28th. The event is themed "Hands of Our Women, Lets Save our Men" that aims to highlight the non service delivery and the scale of violence that has been rising in Hillview 2 informal settlement in Lavender Hill. This follows after a family murder as a result of domestic violence in June 2012. Philisa Abafazi Bethu have send invitations to the MEC of Social Development, the Mayoral Committee representative of Social Development City of Cape, the Ward Councillors and the Provincial South African Police Services to attend and account to the community why the services are poor and how services for victims of domestic violence can improve. The event is happening from 7:00PM on the corners of St Boniface and Military Road, St Montague village at the green container, and will include a walk through the camp. For further information you can contact Philisa Abafazi Bethu on (021) 701 4717 or visit www.philisaabafazi.org

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

20 November - Human Rights - SANGOCO hosts NGO Week

In today's show, we spoke to Damaris Kiewitz - Chairperson of the South African NGO Coalition in the Western Cape. We were talking about NGO Week 2012 themed "Uniting to fight poverty and inequality". NGO Week will be part of an ongoing process of dialogue within South Africa, which involves a participatory experience that works with the questions, narratives and the learning of all participants. They hope all participants will be fully engaged and can share and appreciate one another’s experiences. It’s happening at the Salt River Community House until Friday November 23rd from 09:00AM till 17:00PM. Community Organisations will be on exhibit to popularize their valuable work. For further information you can contact Sangoco on (021) 4476388 or send an email to sangocowc@telkomsa.net

Prevention of Torture of Persons Bill challenged

We were also joined by Valdi van Reenen-Le Roux - Executive Director of the Trauma Centre to tell us more about the adoption of the Prevention of Torture of Persons Bill, 2012 that will be tabled before the National Assembly tomorrow. Organisations assisting survivors of torture welcomes the bill but they also want to appeal to the National Assembly and other law making institutions of SA to recognise the impact of torture on individuals and the South African society at large. The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation believes anti-torture legislation must have a holistic focus on redress which ensures that there is restitution for losses suffered by victims, there is guaranteed access to medical and psychological rehabilitation, victims and their families can claim their right to know the truth, there is public accountability, and the state has to provide guarantees that any repetition of such acts are prevented. For further information you can contact the Trauma Centre on (021) 465 7373 or visit www.trauma.org.za

Drive More Safely urges road users to change bad habits on our roads

Alida Jones - CEO of Drive More Safely was also instudio to tell us more about road safety and the urgency of changing one’s habits on our roads as the festive season is fast approaching. This past Sunday November 18th marked "World Remembrance Day for Road Crash Victims". The day is commemorated annually on the 3rd Sunday of November to rem
Busi & Alida
ember those who lost their lives on the roads of the world. Drive More Safely aims to educate road users using campaigns, educational literature, motivational talks and a fully equipped training centre for learner drivers. It urges government to put the same amount of urgency into road safety as they did for the past 20 odd years for HIV/AIDS because road crashes is stealing future leaders and nothing is being said about this. Individuals can make a difference by committing to the following 10 Road Safety commitments to use a seatbelt, Wear a helmet on a motorcycle, Drive at a safe speed suitable for the conditions, Not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Not use a mobile phone when driving, Be visible as a pedestrian or cyclist, Know and respect traffic laws, Maintain the vehicle in a good condition, Be licensed and trained for the vehicle you drive and Know how to react in case of a crash. For further information you can contact Alida on 081 311 3223 or send an email to
alida@drivemoresafely.co.za alternatively visit www.drivemoresafely.co.za

Monday, November 19, 2012

19 November - Health - Dr Kerbelker talks about Allergy Management

In today's show, we spoke to Dr Tamara Kerbelker - Senior Registrar at UCT's Division of Paediatric Allergy. We were talking about how best to manage allergic reactions. The abundance of flowering trees, grasses and even weeds, often means sneezes, runny noses, wheezing and itchy eyes for many of us and therefore change of seasons can be particularly trying as up to 20% of South Africans suffer from allergic reactions, according to the Allergy Society of South Africa. For more information contact (021) 447 9019 or visit www.allergysa.org 

Dermatologist says Psoriasis needs to be taken more seriously

Dr Dagmar Whitaker - A Dermatologist and Skin Specialist joined us on the line to talk about Psoriasis. World Psoriasis Day was commemorated on October 29th with the aim of raising the profile of a condition which needs to be taken more seriously by national and international authorities. According to the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, Psoriasis affects 125 million people globally. Psoriasis is a life-long skin disorder that causes red, scaly patches called lesions to appear on your skin which can show up on any area of the skin. There are several different kinds of psoriasis namely Plaque, Guttate, Pustular, Inverse and Erythrodermic. It can develop in males or females of any race or age which often appears between the ages of 15 and 35, although it can strike at any age including infants and the elderly. For more information you can contact the Psoriasis Association on (021) 404 5269 (Support) or visit www.psoriasis.org.za   

There's a growing recognition for Complementary Therapies

We closed off with Dr David Nye - from the Greenhouse Integrative Health Centre. We were talking about Complementary Therapies. Friday, 23rd of November is the Complementary Therapies Awareness Day which aims to raise awareness about alternative therapies that can be used along with medical treatment to help the patient feel better. There is growing recognition that complementary therapies can play an important role in our healthcare. Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Dr Nye explained more about the role of complementary therapies. For further information you can contact Dr Nye on (021) 531 3545 or visit www.greenhousehealth.com

Friday, November 16, 2012

16 November - Arts, Culture & Environment - CAN DO! to commemorate International Canvironment Week

In today's show, we spoke to Zimasa Velaphi – From Collect-a-Can. We were talking about the International Canvironment Week. The International Canvironment Week will be commemorated from tomorrow to the 23rd of November 2012, with various activities in and around Cape Town, kicking off with the launch at the CAN DO! Trekking for Trash Muizenberg Beach cleanup in Muizenberg on Saturday, 17th November. International Canvironment Week as an umbrella event encompassing the CAN DO! Trekking for Trash initiative, beach clean-ups and the Collect-a-Can annual school awards. For more information on Collect-a-Can contact their head office on (011) 466 2939 or visit www.collectacan.co.za  Collect-a-Can is also on www.facebook.com/CollectaCan and twitter.com/CollectaCan

The Glass Recycling Company is inviting schools to be eco-warriors & Arts Update

Theodorah Modise - Marketing officer at the Glass Recycling Company joined us on the line. The Glass Recycling Company is hosting a schools competition, with the aim of educating South African learners and developing a generation of eco-warriors. As a not-for-profit organisation drawing attention to “green” issues, the company aims to educate and encourage young consumers to ‘recover, reuse and recycle’, as well as to emphasise how glass recycling positively impacts the environment with minimal effort. Initially, the competition will be run in Gauteng, the Cape Peninsula and the greater Durban and Pietermaritzburg areas. Schools in these areas are invited to apply for the placement of the glass banks now, in preparation for the start of the competition in January 2013. Over the next several years, the roll out of the project will continue to spread into other areas. To further enhance the glass recycling drive, workshops will also be conducted for teachers, and educational material will be provided in order to guide educators on the theoretical and practical implementation of glass recycling activities. For more information you can contact the Glass Recycling Company on (011) 803 0767 or you can send an email to info@theglassrecyclingcompany.co.za This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it alternatively visit www.theglassrecyclingcompany.co.za

Nigel was Instudio for this week's Arts Update.

Zip Zap Circus School to host a free show on World AIDS Day

We closed off with Brent van Rensburg – Zip Zap circus school co-founder and artistic director. Zip Zap Circus School is the oldest circus in Cape Town and the only social circus in South Africa. In line with the World AIDS Day on 1st December 2012, Zip Zap Circus is performing with children from their HIV/AIDS outreach programme, Ibhongolethu and other social groups. The show is an annual Zip Zap Circus School production in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières and Cirque du Soleil. The performance aims to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to encourage an attitude of acceptance and understanding in the community. It’s happening on the 1st of December 2012 from 10AM to 3PM with the Zip Zap Circus School performing at 12PM at the Oliver Thambo Hall, corner of Mew Way and Lansdowne Road in Khayelitsha. And it’s free of charge. For more information contact (021) 421 8623 or visit www.zip-zap.co.za