Friday, November 29, 2013

Sakhisizwe - South African Young Feminist Activists: amplify young women’s voices regarding rape and gender based violence

On Sakhisizwe today, we were broadcasting live from kwaLanga as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. We were hosted by the South African Young Feminist Activists. The South African Young Feminist Activists is a space for women invested in fighting against patriarchy, racism, hetero-sexism and able-ism. Their main focus is to increase young women’s visibility and amplify young women’s voices regarding rape and gender based violence. 

 
Wanelisa Albert - Co-founder of the South African Young Feminist Activists


 
Veliswa Ndzinwa - Founder of Operation Read and Type


 
Michelle Clarke - SWEAT/ Sisonke Provincial Committee Member



 
Andile Priscilla Ngxola - SWEAT/ Sisonke Member



 
Nicole Adele aka Double Dee - Radical Feminist and SWEAT Member
 
 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sakhisizwe - Sizakuyenza empowering the community of Philippi

 
On Sakhisizwe today, we were broadcasting live from Sizakuyenza in Philippi as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. Sizakuyenza acts as an umbrella factor to three main sectors, including Community Health and Wellness program, Child Protection and Safe House. 
Nontembiso Mevana - Sizakuyenza Centre Manager


Nomfundo Philisani - Safe House Coordinator

Andisiwe Maginxa - Social Worker

Domestic Abuse Survivor



Zikhona Dingaan - Social Worker, Vuyiswa Xhanti - Auxiliary Social Worker, Andile & Zukisani - Substance Abuse Programme participants
 
 
Patrizia Gattoni - Desk Officer at Cesvi Foundation & Luvuyo Zahela - Consulting Project Coordinator at Cesvi Foundation


Nqaba Matoni & Odwa Stemela - Inyanda Youth Network Members


 
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sakhisizwe - Rape Crisis: Giving Support, Aiding Recovery, Seeking Justice.

On Sakhisizwe today, we were broadcasting live from Rape Crisis in Khayelitsha as part of the16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. Rape Crisis offers face-to-face counselling by experienced counsellors at three centres in Cape Town (Athlone, Observatory and Khayelitsha)
 
- They also provide counselling for family members, partners, spouses or friends of the survivor.

- They offer a 24-hour crisis line and speak to survivors in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa over the telephone.

- They offer ongoing social support in the form of support groups for survivors.

 

 
We spoke to Kholeka Booi - Training & Development Coordinator and Joyce Nomxhego – Counselling Coordinator.  

 

 
                                                 Nontsikelelo Mathole – Counsellor.
 


Rape Survivors shared with the listeners about how they were assisted by Rape Crisis.  

 

 
Leo Mbobi - MenCare Senior Trainer at Sonke Gender Justice Network also joined us. Over the next few weeks Bush Radio together with Sonke Gender Justice, is going to look at the role that fathers can play in the lives of their partners, children and in the reduction of HIV and AIDS. The programme is brought to you by MenCare. MenCare is a global campaign to promote men’s involvement as equitable, responsive and non-violent fathers and caregivers. For further information you can contact Sonke Gender Justice on (021) 423 7088 or visit www.men-care.org or www.genderjustice.org.za

 
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sakhisizwe - Nonceba Family Counselling Centre

In today’s show, we were broadcasting live from Nonceba Family Counselling Centre in Khayelitsha as part of the16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. The Centre was founded in 1998 to respond to the problems of sexual abuse in Khayelitsha, particularly the sexual abuse of children, which had risen to epidemic proportions due to the serious social problems affecting the township and a lack of capacity to cope from an overburdened police force.



We spoke to Pauline Perez - General Manager at the Centre.   
 
Nozuko Conjwa – Social Worker at the Centre joined us to talk more about their Victim Support Services.
 

 

Kim (not her real name) *Face blurred-out to protect her identity  
– shared with the listeners on how she ended up at Nonceba.  
 

 

Priscilla Baleni – Programme coordinator at Embrace Dignity shared some information about the human trafficking workshop they were hosting at the Centre today.

 

Winky Cebisa and Zandile Mahola – from Sikhula Sonke shared what they gained from the human trafficking workshop.


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Sakhisizwe - Western Cape SAPS / Men For Change 16 Days of Activism 2nd Annual Enduro motorcycle ride launched

Today Sakhisizwe, was broadcasting live at Weltevreden Valley Hall in Samora Machel where Western Cape SAPS / Men For Change launched their 16 Days of Activism 2nd Annual Enduro motorcycle ride. The SAPS Men for Change, is a network that sought to understand gender equality in order to contribute to the discussions on how men can get involved in building gender equality.

 

We spoke to Andries Douglas - Detective Warrant officer and Public Relations officer for Men For Change.   

 
Men For Change Coordinator Brigadier André Lincoln joined us to talk more about the programme.

 
Lieutenant -Colonel Viljoen - Vice-Chairperson of the Women’s Network also shared some of challenges they face in addressing domestic violence cases.

 
Councillor Nico Mzalisi - Ward 33 city councillor shared some of the programmes they run in addressing gender based violence in the community.


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Arts, Culture & Environment - Artscape presents “iSystem”

In today's show, we spoke to Fatima Dike – Director of iSystem. Playwright Anele Rusi’s play “iSystem”, showcased last year with great success, is at the Artscape Arena in full production till the 30th of November. The cast comprises some of South Africa’s finest performers. “iSystem” has emerged from the Black Playwrights’ Forum, which forms an important part of the Artscape New Writing Programme. Tickets can be purchased at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat on (021) 421 7695, prices range from R50 – R85. For more contact (021) 410 9800 or visit www.artscape.co.za

Run Cape Town invites you to the Run Gugulethu Tour

Philippa Jephson – From Run Cape Town joined us on the line to talk about Run Gugulethu Tour taking place tomorrow in Gugulethu. Run Cape Town is an eco-active tourism initiative that offers guided “sightrunning” tours of Cape Town and the Western Cape. The event will start at 8:30AM at The Mouille Point Lighthouse, 100 Beach Road, Mouille Point and drive in convoy/share lifts to the starting point at Mzoli’s Place, off Klipfontein Road, in Gugulethu at 9AM.  The run starts the run at 9:30AM. It costs R50 per person, which includes the guided run, photos which will be sent digitally to participants after the run, as well as a post-run drink at Mzoli’s. To book go to RunCapeTown or the facebook page


Nigel Vermaas was Instudio for the Arts update.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Labour - Next week is Financial Planning Week

On Sakhisizwe today, we were joined by Craig Torr - A certified Financial Planner at Crue Consulting to tell us more about commemorating Financial Planning Week and the two free financial planning workshops they will be hosting. The Financial Planning Week is a national initiative of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa. Individuals with modest incomes, like gardeners and domestic workers who generally have no form of financial planning are encouraged to attend the two free good investment workshops. The first workshop on Monday November 25th at Allan Gray Auditorium, 1 Silo Square at the V&A Waterfront from 6:00PM till 7:00PM is specifically tailored for people between the ages of 20 - 35 years which will allow them the opportunity to discuss their specific needs with a professional. The second workshop on Thursday November 28th at Claremont Hall in Bath Road from 4:00PM - 5:30PM is specifically tailored for gardeners and domestic workers as it will focus on the dark side of credit and give accessible advice about budgeting, cost of debt and saving efficiently. All attendees will receive an attendee workbook, covering the various areas discussed in detail and a pocket book sized personal monthly budget planner. For further information or to book your spot you can contact Nicola on (021) 671 0799 or send an email to reception@veritaswealth.co.za

Employers must follow proper basic guide to retrenchment

Nashira Abrahams - Dispute Management and Prevention Commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration or CCMA joined us on the line. We were talking about retrenchments and employee rights after he or she has been retrenched. It is reported that employers must consider alternatives to retrenchment.  Employers must consult all the relevant parties when considering worker retrenchment.  If retrenchment is unavoidable, fair procedures must be followed. For more information contact the CCMA on their call centre on 0861 16 16 16 or go to www.ccma.org.za

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry is strongly opposed to the Employment Equity Amendment Bill

We closed off with Michael Bagraim - Chairperson of the Human Capital portfolio committee for the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry to tell us more about their response to the Employment Equity Amendment Bill. According to Mr Bagraim, the business community is strongly opposed to the Employment Equity Amendment Bill which seeks to impose racial quotas on business. It is reported that the Commission for Employment Equity is to meet this week to look at ways of implementing the Employment Equity Amendment Bill, which was passed through Parliament last week. For further information you can contcat Mr Bagraim on (021) 422 2860.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gender - City of Cape Town launches a weaving project in Du Noon

In today's show, Binky Newman - Owner of Design Afrika was Instudio to tell us more about the women weaving project in Du Noon. A new pilot project initiated by the City of Cape Town in Dunoon is weaving social upliftment as 25 underprivileged and unemployed women were taught to weave typha and river reeds into baskets and mats. Phase two of the project will teach the women how to market and sell their products. The training aims to empower women so that they can provide for their families and to train others what they have learnt. For further information send an email to binky@designafrika.co.za 

SAPS Men for Change 16 Days of Activism – 2nd Annual Enduro motorcycle ride

Detective Warrant officer Andries Douglas and Brigadier André Lincoln – From the South African Police Service joined us on the line. They joined us to talk about the Western Cape SAPS Men for Change 16 Days of Activism – 2nd Annual Enduro motorcycle ride that kicks off next week. The SAPS Men for Change, is a network that sought to understand gender equality in order to contribute to the discussions on how men can get involved in building gender equality. It was launched in 2006. They will be visiting towns like Ceres, Worcester, Piketberg, Citrusdal, Oudtshoorn, George, Mosselbaai, Vredendal, Beaufort Wes, Swellendam, and of course Cape Metro area – Kleinvlei, Langa township, Bishop Lavis, and many other suburbs. For more information visit www.saps.gov.za

Sisters in Solidarity to host 2013 Women’s Appreciation Lunch

Bulelwa Basse – From Sisters in Solidarity. We were talking about the 2013 Women’s Appreciation Lunch they will be hosting on Saturday. The launch will feature a panel of inspirational speakers who will each address the three aspects of the self from a spiritual, physical health and self-image perspective. Programme highlights include poetry performances by Bulelwa Basse & Lyrical Base Project, a fashion show, free neck & shoulder massage and goodie bags. Tickets are R250 each: Proceeds from the Women's Appreciation Lunch, contribute toward Sisters in Solidarity Single Parent's Support Programme, which assists women-headed households to educate a child, per home, through the Sisters in Solidarity Educate a Child Trust Fund, as well as provide general well-being, through the Sisters in Solidarity Feeding Scheme and Care-Kit Project. For further details please contact 073 142 7695 or email bulelwa.basse@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Human Right - New Heritage Foundation seeks donations

Roch & Chantell
In today's show, we were joined by Roch – of Impumolelo PR Solutions and Chantell Goliath – Founder of the New Heritage Foundation. They are on a mission to assist learners from the Bishop Lavis Primary school who have been selected for the Western Province Soft Ball Tournament in Pretoria in December to fundraise for the trip. The school has managed to raise R2500.00 and their target is R8 000. They are appealing to good Samaritans for help with donations. For further information you can contact Chantell on (021) 462 4840 or send an email to newheritagesa@gmail.com

ENS is offering free Constitutional Law and Human Rights Course

Sharon Brink - Pro Bono Coordinator for Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs was Insudio to tell us more about their Constitutional Law and Human Rights Course taking place in 2014. Residents of Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha are encouraged to attend an exclusive six months training course on the Constitution and Human Rights that will be presented by ENS pro bono in Mitchell’s Plain from March to August. The course will involve an introduction and constitutional process, access to information, justice, courts, socio-economic rights, crime and the constitution with a focus on specific rights. Only selected participants will be permitted to attend the course and receive a certificate upon completion after attending every session. Therefore it’s imperative that each person is able to commit to the duration of the course and also to completing the homework assignments for each session, read and prepare for each session and to share the lessons learnt with family, friends, colleagues and the community. Space is limited and applications close January 20th, 2014. For further information you can contact Sharon on (021) 397 4241 or send and email to sbrink@ens.co.za

Save Life Choices by supporting the ‘You Decide’ campaign

Chandré & Sofia
 
Chandré De Mink and Sofia Neves - Managing Director of Life Choices were Instudio to tell us more about the launch of their campaign ‘You Decide’. In a bid to keep its doors open Life Choices is appealing to all Capetonians to do what they do best by helping those in need, and to have fun at the same time. The organisation is appealing to good samaritans to commit a donation of R100 per month for a year or buy a R20 ticket to register for the Happy Dance that’s happening on Friday November 29th at Green Point Park from 10:30AM. Alternatively participants can dance wherever they are be it at school, workplace, home or even on the street. Tickets can be purchased from Computicket or through the Life Choices at www.lifechoices.co.za/youdecide For further information you can contact Life Choices on (021) 696 4167 or follow the campaign through Facebook at Life Choices – You Decide or Twitter on @LC_YouDecide 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sakhisizwe - WC Early Childhood Development Awards


On Sakhisizwe today, we were broadcasting live from the South African Early Childhood Development Awards hosted at the River Club in Observatory. The initiative was conceptualised by Absa and the South African Congress for Early Child Development (SACECD) in 2003. The awards are in partnership with the Department of Social Development, Department of Basic Education, SA Congress, National Development Agency and UNICEF.

Donald Grant -  Western Cape Education MEC

Professor Eric Atmore - Centre for Early Childhood Development


Colleen Hoswell Daniels - Best ECD Centre winner

Friday, November 15, 2013

Arts, Culture & Environment - Mezzo to launch a new album

In today's show, we were joined by Malvory Adams aka Mezzo. We were talking about his music. He says his debut album "Timeless" was just testing the water, a proper album will be released early next year. On "Timeless" he worked with Mark Watson.

Prime Circle to kick off the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts series & Arts update

We spoke to Ross Learmonth – of Prime Circle. Prime Circle will kick off the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts series on Sunday the 24th of November, having returned from two highly successful European tours in 2013. Tickets for Prime Circle cost R120 for adults and the special Youth Ticket (6-21 years) cost R85. Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts take place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Rhodes Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town) on Sundays from 17:30PM - 19:00PM. For further information please call (021) 799 8783/8620 or visit the website www.sanbi.org or dogreatthings.co.za/music/kirstenbosch/kirstenboschconcert-programme Book online at www.webtickets.co.za Follow the music on Facebook: OldMutualSA or Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts or Twitter @OldMutualSA or #OMKBRocks

Nigel Vermaas was Instudio for the Arts update.