Tuesday, August 20, 2013

HUMAN RIGHTS - SCJ and WC Police Commissioner discuss their concerns regarding human rights activist Angy Peter

In today's show we were joined by Joel Bregman - Senior researcher for the Social Justice Coalition and Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer. They were on the line to raise their concerns as SJC is accusing some members of the South African Police Service in Mfuleni and Khayelitsha of harassing and intimidating human rights activist, community leader and leading member of the SJC’s criminal justice campaign Angy Peter since last year. SJC believes her work of putting pressure on police and others responsible for safety and justice to do their jobs correctly, and her exposure of poorly performing and corrupt officials is the reason she is now being targeted. In response Commissioner Lamoer said their concerns will be addressed. For further information you can contact the SJC on (021) 361 8160 or visit www.sjc.org.za

Fusion shining a light for young people caught in cycles of destructive behaviour.

We also spoke to Clare Pretorius - Programme director of Fusion. She explained more about how they building meaningful relationships with broken young people caught in cycles of destructive behaviour. Founded in 2004 Fusion is a community-based NGO operating in Manenberg that aims to educate young people formerly involved in lifestyles of destruction in order to help them choose an alternative way of life. It involves one-on-one counselling, group support and refers young people to training courses such as bricklaying, catering and baking. They also recently took to the streets of Manenberg in an effort to stop the gang violence that’s flared up in the area over the past few weeks. Good Samaritans are encourage to make donations to Fusion as they hope to raise R360 000 for its annual operational costs. For further information you can contact Clare on 072 605 2857 or send an email to clare@fusionmanenberg.org.za alternatively visit www.fusionmanenberg.org.za

Monday, August 19, 2013

Health - Leading European Cholesterol and Diabetes expert visits South Africa

In today's show we spoke to Dr Geert Verhelst - a leading European Cholesterol and Diabetes expert who was visiting South Africa on a seminar tour to share his dynamic research into the latest developments in preventing and treating these conditions which affect millions of South Africans. It is estimated that over five million South Africans are at risk of cardiovascular disease partly due to high cholesterol levels. While between three and seven million South Africans have Type 2 diabetes and most are undiagnosed. He explained more about how Red Yeast Rice - a miracle grain can help lower cholesterol levels and Cinnamon helps address type 2 diabetes.

Western Cape Community Health Centres promote Medical Male Circumcision

We also heard from James Kruger - Manager of HIV/AIDS, STI and TB (HAST) for the Western Cape Department of Health’s Cape Winelands District. He spoke to us about the
Community Health Centres in the province such as Michael Mapongwana, Kraaifontein, Eerste River and Kleinvlei who are actively promoting the medical male circumcision (MMC) programme. They calling on males from the age of 15 and above to make an appointment at any CHC to have the 30 minute procedure done which is performed by trained health care workers. Its health advantages includes reducing the risk of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted illnesses, eliminating tearing and bruising during sex which reduces the opportunity of infection, improved hygiene, reducing the risk of developing penile cancer and reducing the risk of passing the virus that causes cervical cancer to their female partners. For further information you can contact James on (023) 414 8210.

Friday August 23 marks Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

We closed off with Julie Martin - Provincial branch and education manager for the Arthritis Foundation of South African in the Western Cape. She explained more Fibromyalgia which affects an estimated 3-6% of the world’s population of which 10 million people are in America according to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association. It’s most prevalent in women but also occurs in men and children of all ethnic groups. The day aims to raise awareness as C.A.R.E. and make Fibromyalgia visible is this year’s theme which encourages people to Contribute, Advocate, participate in Research, and Educate others about fibromyalgia by hosting community events such as picnics, dinners, exhibit tables, walks, Zumbathons, and other creative ways to help other people know about this invisible illness. Fibromyalgia is a chronic form of arthritis whereby the primary symptom is widespread aching in addition to pain on applying pressure to a range of identified tender points in the body. Symptoms include chronic widespread body pain, moderate to severe fatigue, sleep disorders and disturbances, problems with cognitive functioning and memory and also psychological distress (anxiety and depression), impaired functionality, sensitivity to light, sound, and odours, stiffness upon awakening, and sexual dysfunction. For further information you can contact Julie on (021) 425 4738 or send an email to julie@arthritis.org.za alternatively visit www.arthritis.org.za

Friday, August 16, 2013

Arts, Culture & Environment - Applauz Arts Initiative is looking for young creatives

In today's show, we spoke to Natalia Da Rocha – From Applauz Arts Initiative. Applauz Arts Initiative is looking for 15 young, creative, unemployed candidates with a Matric certificate between the ages of 19 – 25 to be trained in How to do research; Interview Skills, Videography, Camera Technique, Video Editing and Script Writing. If you want more information go to www.applauz.org.za or contact 072 123 1781.

Vuyani Dance Theatre Project presents Four Seasons

Gregory Maqoma – Artistic director of Vuyani Dance Theatre Project. We were talking about Four Seasons, a dance set work for Grade 12 learners that depicts the destruction and deterioration of the human mind regarding life and the earth. It is opening tonight at 19:30PM at Artscape Theatre. Tickets costs R 80.00 at Artscape Box Office and Computicket outlets. Pensioners and students pay R40 per ticket with valid ID. Block bookings get 10% discount on 10 or more tickets. Learners (5 to 18 years): R40 per ticket at Artscape Box Office and Computicket outlets. For more information go to www.artscape.co.za

Nigel Vermaas was Instudio for the Arts update.

Zabalaza Theatre Festival is calling for applications

We closed off with Thami Mbongo - Zabalaza Artistic Director. The organisers of the Zabalaza Theatre Festival are calling for applications from young theatre-makers, directors, script writers, community groups and theatre companies to participate in the 2014 festival in March at the Baxter Theatre Centre. The deadline for applications is Friday, the 23rd of August, 2013. For more information call the Zabalaza office on (021) 680 3980, go to www.baxter.co.za or Facebook at www.facebook.com/zabalazafestival  alternatively send email to zabalazafestival@gmail.com  

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Labour - Department of Labour to embark on Employment Equity road shows

In today's show, we spoke to Trevor Bailey – From the Department of Labour about their Employment Equity road shows. The Department of Labour is embarking on a series of national road shows across the country to create awareness and compliance with the implementation of the Employment Equity Act. Headed by the Department of Labour’s EE Directorate Unit, the first round of road-shows kicked off yesterday in Paarl as officials gave presentations to hundreds of employers focusing on the status in the construction sector showing that whites still held dominant positions in senior management levels. The road shows will continue this week at the Grand West Casino in Cape Town, each day dedicated to the Construction, Manufacturing and Electrical sector, the Wholesale and Retail, and Catering sector, as well as the Finance and Transport sectors, respectfully. For further information go to www.labour.gov.za or contact Lulu Mtati on (021) 441 8090.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gender - Destiny Changers – Difference Makers empower women

In today's show, we spoke to Sandy Oostendorp - Founder of Destiny Changers – Difference Makers and Yvonne Brenton - Destiny Changers – Difference Makers member to tell us more about the organisation and the women’s lecture they hosted this past Saturday. The organisation was founded in February 2010 for women by women who have experienced the pain of separation either through the death of a loved one such as spouse, child, parent or through divorce. It’s aimed at women who are single moms, the lonely, discouraged, depressed, and down and out- to those seeking to find their purpose in life. Destiny Changers – Difference Makers hosted a women’s lecture whereby they discussed ‘Let the women gather and tell one another you can be whole again’ last Saturday in commemoration of Women’s Day and month. For further information you can contact Sandy on (021) 372 1060/ 073 993 9623 or send an email to sandy.oostendorp@gmail.com

UWC’s Gender Equity Unit presents Mind your Language Dialogue

We were also joined by Angelo Fortuin - Project Officer at UWC’s Gender Equity Unit,
Mandy Sanger - of the District Six Homecoming Centre and Bianca van Rooi - Words 4 Women cast member. We were talking about the Mind your Language Dialogue that’s taking place tomorrow at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre. UWC’s Gender Equity Unit is celebrating its 20th anniversary and in partnership with the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre they are inviting the public to their open discussion entitled “Mind Your Language” featuring a theatre production “Words 4 Women” tomorrow
August 15th, 2013 at the Centre from 6:30PM. The production plays with a variety of stereotypes and the effect is a celebration of women and their bodies as the young student cast uses words and actions to bring powerful and celebratory meaning to words that are often used to demean and oppress women. Therefore they call on new interpretations of the words in the different languages through their performance. For further information you can contact Maria Claassen on (021) 959 2812 or send an email to mclaassen@uwc.ac.za

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Inyanda Youth Network to host Youth Empowerment Conference

Lucienne & Noluthando
In today's show, we were joined by Lucienne Kelfkens - Project Director of Cesvi and Noluthando Hermanus - Inyanda Youth Network. They were here to talk about the Youth Empowerment Conference they are hosting next week. The Inyanda Youth Network (IYN) in partnership with Cesvi Foundation and Cordaid are hosting a Youth Empowerment Conference next week Thursday August 22nd, 2013 from 9:00AM till 4:30PM at Look Out Hill Tourism and Conference Centre in Khayelitsha. The Conference aims to showcase the sport and creative arts talent that the youth implementation programmes have yielded, to explore job opportunities at a vocational level in the sports and creative arts industries on the basis of recently conducted job market research and lastly to strengthen the INYN and its liaison with its partners. For more information you can contact Inyanda Youth Network on (021) 374 0800 or visit www.cesvi.org

President’s Award for Youth Empowerment

Janine Hansen - Operations Director of the President’s Award for Youth Empowerment was Instudio to tell us more about the programme and their latest activity in Robertson. She brought along guests from the Netherlands. Founded in 1983 under the banner of the Gold Shield Award the programme was re-launched as The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment, with Nelson Mandela as its Patron-in-Chief. For further information you can contact the President’s Award for Youth Empowerment on (021) 850 0728 or visit www.presidentsaward.co.za 

Westwood Strandfontein Adult Learning Centre registrations are open

We closed off with Elsabe Petrus - Founder of Westwood Strandfontein Adult Learning Centre. We were talking about the evening Matric classes they are offering. Registration for Westwood Strandfontein Adult Learning Centre’s Matric evening classes are now open at Westridge High School on the corner of Silversands and Dagbreek roads from Monday to Thursday evenings from 6PM until 7:30 PM. The next class starts on Monday August 26th. For further information you can contact Mrs Petrus on 083 670 6940.  

Monday, August 12, 2013

Health - South Africans are eating themselves to death

In today's show, we spoke to Vanessa Ascencao - A nutritional consultant. We were talking about how South Africans are eating themselves to death. That's according to startling results of the first SA National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey released by the Human Sciences Research Council and Medical Research Council. Vanessa believes a lethal combination of eating the wrong food almost totally devoid of nutrients such as hyper-processed industrial junk food, sugar, flour, chemicals, additives, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats, artificial sweeteners and hormone-laden chemicals in conjunction with not exercising are to blame for this. She advises education to help South Africans make better food choices and encourages those that could to grow their own produce. “Go back to the basics, choose whole, natural, foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, avoid processed foods and choose staples like beans, oats, brown rice, seeds and nuts, go for small amounts of lean protein like eggs, fish and chicken, drink water and stay away from chemically-laden, artificial drinks and exercise daily if possible.” For further information you can contact Vanessa on (021) 552 3351 or go to www.vdanutrition.com

BabyGym builds the connections between brain cells

We also spoke to Dr Melodie de Jager - Development specialist and founder of Babygym. We were talking about connecting baby’s movement to brain and sensory development. It appears that the sheer joy of watching your baby start to roll-over, sit, grasp, crawl and walk is not to be underestimated since these milestones are in fact magic markers and “pointers” that indicate your little one’s senses, brain, muscles and connective wiring are developing nicely. BabyGym builds the connections between brain cells so that your baby will reach each milestone in sequence. For more information go to www.babygym.co.za

August 17th marks National Cancer Survivors Day

We closed off with Linda Greeff - Social Work Services Manager for GVI Oncology. We were talking beating Cancer and commemorating National Cancer Survivors Day which is on Saturday August 17th. GVI Oncology follows a holistic approach towards cancer care as their multi-disciplinary teams live the company values of compassion, passion and respect towards the numerous patients they treat on a daily basis. Services include specialist consultations, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy and chemotherapy. For further information you can contact Linda on (021) 944 3830.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Arts, Culture & Environment - Join the Bush to Barrio’s Experience

In today's show, we spoke to Brenda Leonard - Bush Radio's MD about being a woman in South Africa and off course the journey about Bush Radio since we are officially 18 years on air today. Join the Bush to Barrio’s Experience: a collaboration with Barrio and Bush Radio 89.5fm, we are teaming up to host our Birthday Bash tonight. This evening will culminate with all the hottest local dj’s from the Bush and Barrio Crews. For one night only this will be a synergy of two worlds that will make you dance the night away. Check out these dj’s on the ones and two’s: Kyler
Stevie Bee
NV Funk
Clint Supreme
Venue: Barrio’s 15 Polaris Road, Lansdowne Industria
Entry fee: R30 with a complimentary drink on arrival
Time: 21:00 – 04:00


The Baxter Theatre presents Hayani & Arts Update

Athandwa, Busi & Nat
Nat Ramabulana and Athandwa Kani were Instudio. We were talking about their show that opened at the Baxter last night. Hayani means “home” in Venda, and it explores what this means in South Africa. It delves into the stories of two unique South Africans to reveal a complex, honest and emotional journey towards understanding themselves as South Africans and what it means to be a South African. Written and performed Nat Ramabulana and Athandwa Kani. The show is directed by Warren Nebe and music is by MacFarlane. It will run till the 31st of August. Tickets range from R100 - R120. The show starts at 19h00PM. For discounted block bookings, charities, corporate bookings and fundraisers please contact Sharon Ward on (021) 680 3962 or email sharon.ward@uct.ac.za or Carmen Kearns on (021) 680 3993 or email carmen.kearns@uct.ac.za
Nigel Vermaas was Instudio for the Arts update.

Artscape presents 2013 WC High School Drama Festival

We closed off with Riaan Visman - Artscape School Liaison Unit Manager. We were talking about Artscape WC schools for drama competition. The 2013 High School Drama Festival was initiated and coordinated by Artscape’s educational youth development programme that aims to promote social cohesion, good citizenship and empowerment through the arts. The finalists will be transported to the Artscape Theatre in August, where they will take part in the High School Drama Main Festival aimed at broadening their skills from the 12th-15th of August 2013. At the end of the competition, the winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony where they will receive their prizes on the 17th of August 2013. This year’s theme is Against all odds/ Teen oorwig van waarskynlikheid/ Noba kumnyama entle. For more information on the competition contact Riaan Visman on (021) 410 9927 or go to www.artscape.co.za

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Labour - Department of Labour to embark on Wholesale and Retail Blitz

On the show today, we spoke to Cebo Kutuka - Assistant Director of Inspection and Enforcement Services for the Western Cape Department of Labour to tell us more about their upcoming Wholesale and Retail Blitz. The Western Cape Department of Labour will be embarking on its Wholesale and Retail Blitz whereby labour inspectors are assigned to intensify mass inspections within the sector from August 12th -16th, 2013. Therefore the Department would like to inform all stakeholders, partners and any persons affected by the sector such as Shoprite/Checkers, PnP, general retailers, retailers in malls and more to expect inspectors knocking on their doors. They will mainly focus on malls, since these are hubs for people working within this sector. For further information go to www.labour.gov.za

UCT Graduate School of Business presents Company Analysis Project course

We also heard from Warren Nilsson - Company Analysis Project Programme director at UCT’s Graduate School of Business. We were talking about Company Analysis Project course that aims to help Cape Town-based organisations improve their competitiveness in local and international markets. The programme involves teams of MBA students developing a multi-dimensional, strategic inquiry and analysis of participating organisations. Organisations will have to be available for interviews, observation, and document reviews while some teams may also request opportunities to engage selected organisation members in dialogue groups, surveys, and/or shadowing. For further information you can contact Warren by sending an email to warren.nilsson@gsb.uct.ac.za

Khayelitsha Cookie Company is looking for new recipes

Adri Williams - Managing Director of the Khayelitsha Cookie Company joined us to tell us more about their competition looking for South Africa’s best Rusk/Biscotti and Traditional cookie recipes. The company’s mission is not only to produce the best cookies in South Africa, but to radically change the lives of everyone involved in the company. Now in partnership with Pick n Pay and the Expresso Breakfast show on SABC3, the Khayelitsha Cookie Company is giving baking enthusiasts around the country the chance to produce their very own Khayelitsha creation that aims to find SA’s best Rusk/Biscotti and Traditional Cookie recipes. For further information you can contact Khayelitsha Cookie Company on (021) 510 2300 or send your recipes to recipes@kcco.co.za alternatively visit www.khayelitshacookies.co.za

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Gender - Veteran political activist talks about women’s struggle

In today's show, we spoke to Aunty Florence de Villiers - Veteran political activist speaking to us about women’s struggle. Affectionately known as Aunty Florrie, is a mother of four who believes they have created a situation where women are freer than in those years and more involved than ever before. De Villiers said “the biggest problem facing women was financing the education of their children, as many were single parents. “In those years, husbands would go to the mines and never come back. We had to carry the burden and responsibility of the whole family. “There's so much work to be done. Making people aware of their freedom is one thing. “Skills and education is another,” she said.

Commission for Gender Equality celebrates Women’s Month

Leonard Macakathi - Public Education and Information Officer of the Commission for Gender Equality in the Western Cape was Instudio to tell us more about their month long events during August. The Commission for Gender Equality in the Western Cape is hosting a month long of events during August as it is Women’s Month. Events across the province will include information on their mandate, Human Rights lectures with HTL on Gender Rights, Distribution of educational material at Thusong Centres, Social Dialogue with Department of Community Safety, CGE and LGBTI groups and concluding with a Dialogue on Women on Economic Empowerment. For further information you can contact CGE on (021) 426 4080 or visit www.cge.org.za

Embrace Dignity presents Photovoice: Empowerment and Street-based prostitution exhibition

Kholiswa, Nozizwe & Busi
We closed off with Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge - Executive Director and founding member of Embrace Dignity and Kholiswa Tyiki. They were here to talk about their Photovoice: Empowerment and Street-based prostitution exhibition that’s opening tomorrow at the Homecoming Centre from 5:30PM. It will be open daily to the public from Thursday the 8th of August, until the end of August, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. For further information you can contact Embrace Dignity on (021) 466 7202 or visit www.embracediginity.org.za

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Human Rights - Elders 4 Education challenges ‘over fifties’ to get involved

In today's show, we spoke to Donovan Cooper – From Elders 4 Education. Elders 4 Education is a Voluntary Association, created as a vehicle that enables Elders (‘over fifties’) to make a contribution to the transformation and improvement of the South African education system. Donovan explained more. For further information you can contact e4e.cpt@gmail.com or visit www.elders4education.org

Abba introduces intervention plan in cases of crisis pregnancy

Elzeth Conradie - Social Worker at Abba was Instudio to tell us more about their concern regarding the re-occurring child abandonment in our society. Abba is a Child Protection Organisation, specialising in Adoption and Social Services based in Bellville and serving all communities in the Western Cape. In light of recent child abandonment cases within our communities Abba is confident that they can help reduce the rate at which this is occurring by empowering society with knowledge through their awareness campaigns facilitated in collaboration with community organisations, where they inform members about other alternatives to abandonment. Abba have introduced their intervention plan in cases of crisis pregnancy that sometimes leads to child abandonment because often birthmothers just need someone to talk to who can give them sound advice in their time of need. For further information you can contact Abba on (021) 913 8224 or visit www.abbaadoptions.co.za 

Meals on Wheels to host a cook off

Enrico Robinson - Project manager for Tygerberg Service Centre joined us on the line to tell us more about the essential care they provide and their cook off tomorrow. The Tygerberg Service Centre for the Aged and Meals on Wheels was established at 30 Weimar Street in Parow in 1969. Since 1994 the Service Centre extended its services to the broader community according to growing needs. The centre also renders a mobile clinic ‘Health on Wheels’ service that treats about 4362 patients in formerly disadvantaged communities. They will be hosting a cook off tomorrow Wednesday August 7th which will involve volunteers preparing hot meals for the destitute in Bellville South, Kalkfontein, Parow and Durbanville. For further information you can contact Tygerberg Service Centre on (021) 939 4043 or send an email to michelle@mealsonwheels.co.za or enrico@mealsonwheels.co.za

Monday, August 05, 2013

Health - This week is World Breastfeeding Week

On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Nicolette Henney - Assistant Director of the Comprehensive Health Programmes: Nutrition for the WC Department of Health. We were talking about Breastfeeding. This week we are celebrating the World Breastfeeding Week and the theme for this year is: ‘Breastfeeding Support: close to mothers’. It is reported that Breastmilk is the best food for a baby. Babies do not need any other foods or water, except breast milk until they are 6 months old but Nicolette explained more.

1 organ donor can save 7 lives

Samantha Volschenk - Executive Director of Organ Donor Foundation joined us on the line. She was speaking to us about the 2013 Save Seven Lives Campaign. The campaign is encouraging members of the public to become organ donors this August as one person can save 7 lives when they become an organ donor by the use of 1 heart, 2 lungs, 2 kidneys, 1 liver and 1 pancreas. The foundation is taking their awareness drive one step further by encouraging everyone who signs up as an organ donor during August to tell “seven” more people about it either family members, colleagues or friends. They would like to reach a target of 10,000 registered organ donors this year triple the amount of registrations received last year. Remember there is no cost charged to register as an organ donor.  To register or for more information contact the Organ Donor Foundation on (021) 426 0198 or visit www.odf.org.za or 0800 22 66 11.

This week is the Rheumatic Heart Disease Week

We closed off with Dr Liesl Z├╝hlke - a Paediatric Cardiologist from the University of Cape Town. We were talking about Rheumatic heart disease as we know that this week is the Rheumatic Heart Disease Week. According to the World Heart Federation, over 15 million people around the world suffer from the condition, which kills hundreds of thousands of people a year and is the most common acquired heart disease found among children and young people in developing countries. Rheumatic heart disease is a rare form of heart disease that typically affects children, that’s caused by having rheumatic fever, which itself is a complication from the strep throat bacteria. The inflammation from rheumatic fever causes the heart valves to become weaker and not push through the blood as they should, thus creating heart disease and also impacts on the skin, joints and nervous system. The best ways to avoid rheumatic heart disease is to treat strep throat when your child (or you) has it by seeing a doctor immediately and begin antibiotic treatments because then it does not have the opportunity to turn into rheumatic fever and cause heart problems. For more information you can contact your local clinic or day hospital or go to www.rhdafrica.org  

Friday, August 02, 2013

Arts, Culture & Environment - 'In The Wings' to be feaured at this year’s 7th Artscape Women/Humanity Arts Festival

In today's show, we spoke to Jared Kruger – From the Chaeli Campaign. We were talking about 'In The Wings' an original play written and directed by Jared featuring Bo Petersen, Danieyella Rodin, Madele Vermaak and Jaques de Silva, choreographed and co-directed by Nicola Elliott and produced by The Chaeli Campaign. The play is a coming of age story of two sisters, one of whom has cerebral palsy. It will be featured at this year’s 7th Artscape Women/Humanity Arts Festival on the 8th and 9th of August. For more information and venue details, please contact Debbie Damons on (021) 410 9915. Tickets can be purchased through Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on (021) 421 7695. Alternatively go to www.artscape.co.za for up to date information. 

Cape Town City Ballet presents "The Sleeping Beauty"

Trevor & Angela
We were joined by Trevor Schoonraad and Angela Hansford – From the Cape Town City Ballet. They both will perform in the Cape Town City Ballet upcoming production of The Sleeping Beauty at Artscape from 10th to the 18th of August. The production will also feature two international stars from the Royal Ballet. The production will be at Artscape Opera House from the 10th to the 18th of August 2013, tickets range from R100 to R300 and can be booked at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on (021) 421 7695. On the 9th of August there is a special show "BELLES of the BALLET" – a programme in celebration of WOMEN’s DAY, featuring the leading ladies of the classics and other well-known ballets. Tickets range from R50 to R110. Bookings can be made at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on (021) 421 7695. For more information visit www.capetowncityballet.org.za alternatively contact (021) 650 2400 or (021) 650 4673.

Nigel Vermaas was Instudio for the Arts update.

Can Skylark pays tribute to iconic female artists!

Can Skylark was Instudio to talk about the “I’m Every Woman” music show. The show is said to be a spectacular music production celebrating women. It pays tribute to iconic female artists throughout the ages from Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Amy Winehouse and more. The one night only show takes place at the Banyard Theatre in Cape Town on the 26th of August, 2013. Doors open 6:30PM and the show starts at 8PM. Tickets cost R135 and are available at Computicket. For more information go to www.canskylark.com or facebook.com/CanSkylarkMusic alternatively follow  

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Labour - Learn to Earn offers skills training

In today's show, we spoke to Aleks Jablonska - Donor developer for Learn to Earn. We were talking about the skills training and job creation that they offer in Khayelitsha and Hermanus. Students receive tuition in Sewing, Graphic Design, Carpentry, Cater Care, Bake for Profit, Home Management and Office Management. For further information you can contact Learn to Earn on (021) 361 5972 or send an email to info@learntoearn.org.za alternatively visit www.learntoearn.org.za

BizXnet offers businesses a social media training course

Tamzin Martin – From BizXnet was Instudio to tell us more about their upcoming social media training course for businesses. BizXnet offers businesses a social media training course next week Thursday August 8th and Wednesday August 28th, 2013 at 1 Waterview Close in Century City from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. The session will include full day training, tea/coffee and lunch, E-Certificate, Manual and one months FREE online support and cover Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Who's Who, Hootsuite from Registering the brands and personal if the participants do not have any, To how to tweet using the 140 characters, using hashtags, keywords related to your industry, Adding links, How to feed selective updates from Twitter to FB without re-writing updates, Linkedin, Introduction to a time-saving platform that manages all your networks, How to manage your brand online and Integration of accounts. The cost is R1125.00pp (R1500.00 less 25% discount). RSVP to Tamzin on 082 678 4886 or send an email to tamzin@bizxnet.co.za

Lux Mundi Training Centre is offering free computer classes

We heard from Peter Gallant - Centre manager and coordinator of Lux Mundi Training Centre. We were talking about the free computer classes that they offering. An outreach programme of the Reform Church in Mitchell’s Plain Lux Mundi Training Centre is offering free computer classes for beginners in MS Word, Excel and Outlook at its centres in Portland and Grassy Park Classes take place every Tuesday evening from 7:30PM to 9:30 PM. For further information you can contact Peter on 079 542 0961 or contact Rodney van Wyk on 082 428 0076 or send an email to rodneyvw@netactive.co.za