Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Human Rights - SLSJ to host free Family Law session

On the show today, we spoke to Ashleigh Farquharson – From the Student Leaders fighting for Social Justice or SLSJ. We were talking about the free Family Law session that they will be presenting on Monday May 13th, 2013. SLSJ will be presenting the free legal education session on Family Law hosted by Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs at no 1 Naboom Street in Eastridge, Mitchell’s Plain from 10AM. The discussion will focus on all one needs to know about the legal aspects regarding divorce. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive on time to guarantee a seat as the session will last for approximately 2 hours. For further information you can contact Sharon Brink on (021) 397 4241 or send and email to sbrink@ens.co.za

SJC & Ndifuna Ukwazi launches "Imali Yethu"

We also heard from Axolile Notywala - Manager of Imali Yethu, a project by the Social Justice Coalition and Ndifuna Ukwazi. Imali Yethu or "Our Money" aims to promote public engagement with government budgets, ensure that government adequately allocates funds to the needs of marginalised communities, and monitor the implementation of allocated funds. This month marked the beginning of the social audits that was conducted to get a better understanding of service delivery in Khayelitsha which aspires to put pressure on the City to provide better service oversight, especially when they outsource important services like sanitation. The Imali Yethu website will be launching soon in conjunction with a service delivery reporting system. For further information you can contact Axolile on (021) 361 8160 or visit www.sjc.org.za 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Health - MTC in partnership with Bush Radio focuses on the importance of nutrition, exercise and regular HIV testing during pregnancy

On Sakhisizwe today, we were broadcasting live from the Delft Maternity and Obstetrics Unit at the Delft Community Health Centre as part of the MTC project in partnership with Bush Radio. We spoke to family physician - Dr Tasleem Ras and Madiepetsane Elizabeth Sikiti - Professional Nurse about the importance of nutrition, exercise and regular HIV testing during pregnancy.

Bush Radio will host these special broadcasts every last Monday of the month. On Monday May 27th, 2013 we will be broadcasting live from the Mowbray Maternity Hospital.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Arts, Culture & Environment - Nal’ibali promotes literacy development in South Africa

On the show today, we heard from Arabella Koopman – Content Manager at Nal’ibali. Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading. Their vision is a literate society that uses writing and reading in meaningful ways and where children and adults enjoy stories and books together as part of daily life. For more information go to www.nalibali.org or send an email to info@nalibali.org    

Tracy Li to star in Camille & Arts Update

Tracy & Robin
We were also joined by Robin van Wyk - Cape Town City Ballet Artistic Director and Star prima ballerina - Tracy Li. They were here to talk about Tracy's role in Cape Town City Ballet's forthcoming production of Camille that's opening at Artscape from the 2nd of May, 2013. The ballet will be performed to the enchanting music of La Traviata, the famous opera by Guiseppe Verdi, and accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Allan Stephenson. Camille with run from the 2nd - 12th of May 2013 at the Artscape Opera House. Bookings can be made at computicket.com or ARTSCAPE Dial-a-Seat on (021) 421 7695. Tickets are priced at R100 to R280. Concession for Friends of Cape Town City Ballet (but membership number will be required) with R20.00 off each ticket (all prices and all performances). For more information visit ww.capetowncityballet.org.za alternatively contact (021) 650 2400 or (021) 650 4673.

Nigel was Instudio for this week's Arts Update.

Catch The Moreira Project at the City Hall Sessions celebrating Freedom Day

Moreira & Busi
We closed off with Multi-award winning saxophonist - Moreira Chonguica. He is said to be a prolific researcher who is fascinated by traditional music from different parts of the world. In his latest album Khanimambo - a mixture of traditional Mozambican sounds, rock, ballads and jazz, Moreira pays tribute to the Legends of Mozambique. Tomorrow he will be performing at the City Hall Sessions celebrating Freedom Day. The concert will be headlined by Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata, plus The Moreira Project. It will start at 8PM but doors open at 7.30PM. Ticket costs R80 and R50 for students and pensioners from Computicket.com The City Hall Sessions series is supported by the National Lottery Development Trust Fund, presented by Creative Cape Town (a project of the Cape Town Partnership) with assistance of the City of Cape Town. The concerts are produced by Making Music Productions. The series commenced in 2011, and has brought a dynamic and diverse range of musical collaborations to Cape Town’s historic City Hall. For more information go to www.creativecapetown.net or www.cityhallsessions.co.za For more information about Moreira’s music visit www.moreiramusic.com

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Labour - Department of Labour Construction Blitz kicked off this week

In today's show, we heard from David Esau - Deputy Director of the Enforcement and Inspection Services for the Department of Labour. We were talking about their Construction Blitz that kicked off this week. The blitz forms part of the department’s national work plan which seeks to address inspections in high risk areas as labour inspectors embarked on a series of inspections to construction sites around the city. The driving force behind this initiative is the Enforcement and Inspection Services (IES), a specialized unit within the department with a specific focus on ensuring compliance within the labour sector. Focusing within metropolitan areas, where density is experienced in terms of the number of active construction sites as blitzes will be executed in one geographical area to ensure service delivery and visibility for the period of the blitz. All identified High Risk Sectors will be aggressively inspected giving an opportunity to make a reasonable impact within the occupational health and safety parameters. Other high risk sectors also include agriculture/forestry, chemical and iron and steel. Inspections will continue this week in the central business district, Bellville areas and Somerset West. To report non-compliance contact David on 082 791 4485 or for further information go to www.labour.gov.za

Sikelela Medical and Dental Suppliers & IDC presents 2nd Annual Success Summit

Dr Nondumiso Mzizana - President and Founder of Sikelela Medical and Dental Suppliers joined us on the line. We were talking about the Success Summit happening on Friday June, 28th at the Sheraton hotel in Pretoria. The Success Summit 2013 sponsored by Industrial Development Corporation and Sikelela Medical and Dental Suppliers envisions to becoming a focal, responsible, innovative catalyst of young and up-coming entrepreneurs as well as the leading provider of innovative transformation solutions for an economically inclusive South Africa. It aims at taking entrepreneurs to greater heights as those who are interested in networking with other successful entrepreneurs can learn from different industry experts. Those interested in attending are encourage to RSVP as soon as possible as seats are limited. For further information you can contact Success Summit on (012) 346 3072 or send an email to info@successsummit.net alternatively visit www.successsummit.net 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Gender - Women Advancement Forum 2013: Think Gender

Charles Chikezie - Organiser of Women Advancement Forum joined us on the line to tell us more about their Think Gender Conference that will be taking place next week. The Women Advancement Forum is an annual women’s conference that brings together professional women, business women, entrepreneurs, NGOs and women from all works of life under one roof to take advantage of the rare opportunity of joining hands with fellow women on issues bothering on empowerment, advancement, inspiration, and motivation of the woman. The 2013 forum Emancipation and Advancement, Motivation and Inspiration, Empowerment and Networking, Fun - Business, Politics and Society will involve systematic seminar/workshop on essential societal issues affecting women including business/politics - life balance, leadership skills and emotional intelligence for the woman. It’s happening from the 28th of April to the 3rd of May at Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg. For further information you can contact Charles on (010) 226 9489 or send an email to womenforum@abn-events.com This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to

Muizenberg Police to host Domestic Violence information session

Captain Stephen Knapp spokesperson for the Muizenberg Police Station was Instudio to tell us more about the information session on Domestic Violence that they hosting tomorrow. The Muizenberg Police Station has embarked on a campaign to educate and inform the community about the causes and effects of domestic violence and the rights and resources for victims. It’s happening tomorrow, April 25th at the Italy Sports Grounds in St Patrick’s Road from 11:00AM to 13:00PM. For further information you can contact Captain Knapp on (021) 787 9000.  

IJR to host a roundtable discussion on GBV

We closed off with Eleanor Swartz - Project Leader in the Building an Inclusive Society Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. We were talking about the one-day roundtable event they are hosting on Friday titled: Filling the Gap towards gender justice and reconciliation in South Africa and Africa. In the wake of the Anene Booysen and Reeva Steenkamp murders and the increasing publicity and lobbying around Gender Based Violence and the high levels of rape in the country, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation has formed a small working group to look into how they as an organisation can complement existing efforts to curb this worrying trend in our communities. They are inviting a number of leading experts and civil society organisations to engage with them in a conversation about how the current gaps in addressing issues around sexual violence and gender justice (with a specific lens on reconciliation) might be narrowed. The event is happening at the Saartjie Baartman Centre in Manenberg on Friday, 26th of April 2013 from 9AM-4PM. For more information contact (021) 763 7190 or visit www.ijr.org.za

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Human Rights - IJR is inviting Cape Town youth to a 5 day youth camp

On Sakhisizwe today, we heard from Juzaida Swain - Programme officer for the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation or IJR. IJR’s Youth and Reconciliation – My history, my hope our future is looking for 30 young energetic and vibrant youth between the ages of 16-25 in the Western Cape to participate in their all expenses paid 5 day youth camp from June 15th to 19th, 2013. They want to hear from the youth what ideas can be translated into action by submitting either a short write up (maximum 100 words), a voice recording or a video clip of yourself (max 3 minutes) in any language most comfortable saying why you want to participate. Submit written piece, voice recording or video clip by no later than April 30th. For further information you can contact IJR on (021) 763 7125 or send an email to ijrintern1@ijr.org.za

Pink Ladies launches new identity kit campaign

We heard from Dessie Rechner - Director and founder of the Pink Ladies. We were talking about their new identity kit campaign that was launched in partnership with Mitchell's Plain SAPS. Pink Ladies in partnership with Mitchell’s Plain SAPS recently launched their new identity kit campaign at Huguenot Primary School in Tafelsig. The kit to be rolled out at Mitchell’s Plain schools provides information that’s needed by community organisations and the police when a child goes missing as it includes personal details and distinguishing features of the child. Pink Ladies a Non-Profit Organisation assists SAPS, caregivers, children’s homes and parents to locate their missing children or loved ones to bring them home. For further information you can SMS Dessie on 072 214 7439 or send an email to missing@pinkladies.org.za

Kilema Africa launches Light-up campaign

Taswell Williams - Chairman of Kilema Africa joined us to talk about their Light-up campaign. Kilema Africa is a Cape Town based NPO managed by people with disabilities. Their aim is to assist and develop its peers to develop their full potential and create a barrier free society which will enable them to enjoy social inclusion on all levels without barriers due to inaccessibility. Its key focus areas are Inclusion, Rights, Peer Counselling, Financial sustainability, Social reintegration, Awareness raising/Promote, Education and Accessibility. The organisation recently launched their Light-up campaign whereby wheelchair bound Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha residents had their wheelchairs marked with reflective stickers to make them more visible on the roads. For further information or to assist you can contact Taswell on 073 479 2753.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Health - Novo Nordisk & South African Haemophilia Foundation launches novoGo programme

On the show today, we heard from Dr Lindiwe Pemba - Medical Adviser at Novo Nordisk. We were talking about the novoGo programme. Last week Novo Nordisk, a world leader in haemophilia and diabetes care, working in association with the South African Haemophilia Foundation launched a programme called novoGo that aims to facilitate treatment of a bleeding incident as early as possible, by providing transport money to haemophilia patients that experience emergency bleed. The programme has been rolled out in four centres namely Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Polokwane General Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital. For further information you can contact South African Haemophilia Foundation on (021) 785 7140 or visit www.haemophilia.org.za

April marks Autism Month

Jill Stacey - National Director of Autism South Africa joined us on the line to talk about Autism. April marks Autism month and it is reported that globally one in every 110 children is diagnosed with Autism and according to Autism Western Cape, boys are more likely to develop it than girls as they receive the diagnosis four times more frequently. Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). It is a lifelong, complex condition also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism South Africa strives to establish a sustainable network of educators and facilitators that can work together to raise the profile of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and improve the availability of beneficial services to those affected by ASD. For further information you can contact Autism South Africa on (011) 484 9909 or visit www.aut2know.co.za

WC Department of Health launches free Measles and Polio Immunisation Campaign

We closed off with Michelle Arnot - Provincial Manager and Pharmacist for the Child Health facility based programmes. She joined us to talk about their Measles and Polio Immunisation Campaign. The free Measles and Polio Immunisation Campaign for children under 5 years will kick off from Monday April 29th. The Western Cape Government Health urges parents and caregivers to sign the consent forms for their children to be immunised as consent forms must then be returned to the crèches where teams of health workers will immunise the children. Children not attending crèches should be taken to their nearest clinic for their immunisation to ensure they protect their children against measles and polio. Round one will commence from April 29th to May 17th and round two for polio from June 17th to June 28th. For more information visit your nearest clinic.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Arts, Culture & Environment - UConn students revamp local high school library

On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Patrick Clarke – A student at the University of Connecticut. Patrick, Anna Burbank, Allie Ball and Christopher Mills are students from the University of Connecticut who are in Cape Town as part of the UConn in Cape Town Study Abroad Programme. After seeing lack of resources at the Sithembele Matiso High School in Nyanga, they decided to land a hand by revamping their library and they are currently looking for books. The library will officially open on Friday, 26th of April. If you would like to help by donating books to the Sithembele Matiso High School library call Patrick on 079 857 4399 or visit www.gofundme.com/booksfornyanga

Khayelitsha Museum is looking for historical material & Arts Update

We heard from Fonky Goboza – Co-Founder of the Khayelitsha Museum. The museum is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation that not only wants to educate its visitors but also aims at empowering the community of Khayelitsha through educational programmes, life-orientation skills workshops and outreach programmes. They are inviting community members to submit pictures and other valuable work they have done for Khayelitsha to be displayed at the museum. For more information contact Fonky on 083 713 9112 or Max on 072 338 7796 alternatively send an email to khayelitshamuseum@gmail.com

Nigel Vermaas was Instudio for the Arts update.

SAMRO - Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition entries closes today

We closed off with Kathleen du Plessis - from the the South African Society of Music Teacher. We were talking about the SAMRO - Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition. The mission of the Samro Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition is to offer talented young music learners the opportunity to learn from one another in a competition environment and to compete on a national level. The competition will be at the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre in Picton Street, Parow from the 16th – 20th of September 2013. For more details and entry forms go to www.samrohubertvanderspuy.wordpress.com or contact Kathleen on (021) 939 9105 alternatively go to www.sasmt-savmo.org.za  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Labour - Cape Craft & Design Institute to host 3rd Creative Economy Conference 2013

On the show today, we spoke to Marjorie Naidoo - Cape Craft and Design Institute communications manager. The Cape Craft & Design Institute was set up in 2001 to promote and grow craft as an economic sector in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Their mission is to develop people to build profitable enterprises, with marketable products for global markets in an enabled environment. We were talking about the free programmes, workshops and other support the CCDI offers for Western Cape craft producers and the African Creative Economy Conference they are hosting later in the year. The CCDI has won a bid to host the 3rd Creative Economy Conference 2013 and the 4th Arterial Network Biennial Conference in October 2013. The Conference aims to focus attention on the continent’s creative industries not just as economic drivers, but also to highlight their potential contribution to the eradication of poverty, to democracy and to human rights. There will be a parallel programme of African dance, film, fashion, and more. Cultural practitioners and organisations that could contribute to the range of parallel programmes are asked to submit their interest by the end of April. For more information contact (021) 461 1488 or visit www.capecraftanddesign.org.za or send an email to ACEC@ccdi.org.za 

Launch48 Weekend is coming to Cape Town

We heard from Lianne du Toit - Events and co-ordinator of Silicon Cape Initiative. We were talking about Launch48 that’s bringing its 48 hour entrepreneurship event to Cape Town next month. Launch48 was established in 2009 and their mission is to be there for people that want to be part of a startup, from those with the skills to get a startup going to those dreamers with the next big idea but no team and no idea of how to get it moving. Launch48 will be bringing its weekend event for entrepreneurs to get together and build a completely new online or app based business in just 48 hours. Kicking off the Friday evening the attendees will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas, create teams, and consume plenty of pizza before being guided through a busy weekend spent learning what it takes to launch an online startup. Mentors will be on hand to support attendees, offering guidance, support ideas to help teams achieve the most they can in the short period of time. In addition, all attendees will receive a goodie bag of software and tools valued at over $4,500 to help them in their mission to launch a startup. Tickets start at R400 and student tickets are available. It’s happening from the 17th till the 19th of May at the Bandwidth Barn in Woodstock Exchange. For more information go to www.capetown.launch48.com or follow them on twitter  

MBKEV to hosts an Emotional Intelligen​ce In leadership course

Dr Niel Rall - An eminent facilitator joined us on the line to tell us more about the Emotional Intelligence In leadership course that he will be facilitating. MBKEV in partnership with Leadership Dynamics is hosting an Emotional Intelligence In leadership course that aims to improve leadership skills personal performance, productivity, communication, negotiation and influencing skills in the workplace. It’s targeted for Managers, Leaders, Specialists, Directors and all levels of management, Human Resource Personnel and Team Leaders. It’s happening next week Monday to Wednesday, 24th of April at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Johannesburg. To register or for more information contact Kenny Sonkhani on (011) 079 6013 or send an email to kennys@mbkev.co.za alternatively contact Dr Rall on 082 455 1093 or send an email to nielrall@mweb.co.za

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gender - Enough is Enough explores Gender Violence

Fabian, Busi & Odette
Cape Town TV News assignment editor - Odette Ismail and Fabian Sickenberger - Co-Director of Enough is Enough were Instudio to tell us more about this special documentary dealing with Gender Violence. Enough is Enough tells the story of Anene Booysen and Sophia Hector, both victims of Gender Violence in 2013 and also explores how prevention and support programmes play a big role in the fight against Gender Violence. It also highlights the important role of community and grassroots movements in building safer communities for women and showcases how ordinary South African women are taking a stand and finding healing from the trauma of sexual and physical violence. It is produced by Cape Town TV News, in association with Workers World Media Productions and directed by CTV interns - Fabian Sickenberger and Sarah Schannong. The documentary is 26 minutes long and is flighted on CTV News. For more information go to www.facebook.com/pages/Cape-Town-TV-News

Inaugural WIE Symposium Africa to be held in Cape Town

We closed off with Dee Poku - Co-founder and CEO of Women: Inspiration & Enterprise or WIE. We were talking about the inaugural WIE Symposium Africa to be held next month here in Cape Town. WIE Africa will be the first women's symposium on the African continent to bring together female leaders from the worlds of politics, business, philanthropy, media, fashion, entertainment and the arts to empower and inspire the next generation. The rest of the symposium will be packed full of panels and workshops on topics such as role of technology in media, tackling social perceptions of African women, entrepreneurship and the influx of western brands to the continent. Speakers include President of Malawi - Joyce Banda, humanitarian campaigner - Graca Machel and Wellbeing Foundation President - Toyin Saraki. Tickets costs $350.00 for one day, $475.00 for two days and awards and $570.00 for two days, awards and gala dinner. To register go to www.wienetwork.org or follow them on twitter @WIENetwork  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Human Rights - The People First Foundation to host NPO Leadership Forum

On the show today, we heard from Frank Julie - Chairperson of People First Foundation. The People First Foundation will be hosting the NPO Leadership Forum next week Wednesday. The Foundation works in collaboration with community-based organisations in South Africa to strengthen their capacity to effectively mobilise resources, deliver valuable services to their communities and contribute meaningfully towards the eradication of poverty. It’s inviting all NPO Leaders to a special Open Leadership Forum where they will be able to ask any question that relates to their work in the NPO sector. A special panel of development specialists will respond to questions posed. The panel includes Ricardo Wyngaard - Effective Governance and Legal Compliance, Ronell Swartbooi - Media, marketing and public relations, Vuyiseka January - Monitoring and Evaluation, Freda Camphor - Labour Legal Compliance and Public Employment Services and Frank Julie - Fundraising, Leadership and Management, Strategic Planning, Self Management, Programs Development, Networking. It’s happening on the 24th of April at Artscape from 9:30AM to 13:00PM, a donation of R75 or R100 for NPOs with a budget over R1 million. For more information you can contact Frank on 078 812 4603 or send an email to frankjulie2603@gmail.com


NYDA is calling for nominations for their 2nd annual South African Youth Awards

Linda Dlova - Executive Manager of Communication for the National Youth Development Agency joined us on the line to tell us more about nominations for their 2nd annual South African Youth Awards. The National Youth Development Agency is calling for nominations for their 2nd annual South African Youth Awards. South Africans are encouraged to nominate exceptional youth between the ages of 14 to 35 years and public, private and civil society organisations that make tangible contributions to youth development. Themed "A Leader Without a Title" the primary objective of the awards is to recognise inspirational youth from rural, peri-urban and urban areas that are not necessarily in the limelight but have shown leadership in their communities and their chosen fields.  The categories for the awards are Academia; Arts and Entertainment; Entrepreneurship; Extraordinary Champions (young people with disabilities); Health and Wellbeing; Science, Technology and Innovation; Social Cohesion/Civil Society and Environment. In addition, two more categories have been included this year, namely, Public Sector and Private Sector. The winner for each category will receive R50 000 while the overall winner, chosen from the category winners, will receive the Presidential Award and R100 000 prize money. Entries for the awards close on April 30th, 2013. For more information go to www.nyda.gov.za/sayouthaward2013 or contact 0800 525252.  

Concerned Pensioners to march to Parliament

We closed off with Derek Kloppers of Concerned Pensioners from across the Western Cape. We were talking about their upcoming march to Parliament in a bid to hand over a memorandum and petition containing their grievances on Tuesday April 30th at 11AM. This follows after collecting 2 500 signatures from concerned pensioners across the province since November last year who are disgraced by the government’s pension of R1 260. The march is expected to start in Keizergracht Street and will proceed up Plein Street. All trains are free for pensioners on Tuesdays. For further information you can contact Derek on (021) 761 7133 or 073 521 0431.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Health - Operation Smile South Africa putting a smile on children's faces

On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Sarah Driver-Jowitt - Regional Director for Operation Smile Southern Africa. OSSA is part of a global non-profit medical services organization that provides free, safe reconstructive surgery to children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. According to OSSA, Cleft lips and cleft palates are the fourth most common birth defects in the world and are typically corrected shortly after a baby’s birth in areas with sufficient access to health care. However, for many children in rural areas around the world, medical treatment is not available.The organisation is currently on a mission in Madagascar to perform surgeries to hundreds of children who have cleft lips/palates and will do so in other African countries including South Africa. For further information you can visit www.operationsmile.org.za or contact 0800 SMILE or 0800 76453.