Friday, February 28, 2014

Arts, Culture & Environment - Passage probes Manliness

In today's show, we spoke to emerging young director - Thando Doni. We were talking about his new play, Passage, that will be showcased at the Baxter Flipside for a short season from 4th to 22nd of March. Commissioned by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Passage was devised by Doni and the cast and is an exciting new collaboration between the Baxter Theatre Centre, Magnet Theatre and Zabalaza Theatre Festival. Through combining different styles such as physical movement, music, storytelling, poetry and rituals, Passage probes and looks at how boys grow into responsible, caring men. Performed in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sotho and Pedi, there is an age restriction of 12 years. Passage previews on 4th of March, opens on 5th and runs until 22nd of March at 11am (for schools) and 6pm except on the 8th of March when it starts at 8pm. Tickets cost R80 and booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online at www.computicket.com or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet. 

The Baxter Theatre presents the 4th annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival

Thami, Zoleka, Mandisi & Mimi
Mandisi Sindo, Zoleka Helesi, Mimi Mabona and Thami Mbongo - Zabalaza Theatre Festival Team were Instudio. The fourth annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival, runs from the 7th to 15th of March 2014 at the Baxter Theatre. Over nine days, the festival will present 40 productions, 2 ‘open-mic’ sessions, and daily Spoken Word and Hip-Hop events with with the Lingua Franca and Words & Beats Collective.  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  


Nigel Vermaas joined us for the Arts update

Connect to Charity Africa Magazine to provide a new platform

We closed off with Lwandisa Princess Majali - Managing Director of Connect to Charity Africa Magazine. Connect to Charity Africa magazine, is a publication that is dedicated to doing stories on activities done by philanthropists, Corporate Social Investments activities by companies, NPO, NGO, Foundations and other organizations and individuals that do charity work around the African Continent. It will be available instores from April 2014. For more information go to www.connect2charity.org or send an email to info@connect2charity.org

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Labour - LAMEC to host a Youth Wage Subsidy Dialogue

Lunga Guza - Labour advisor for Workers World Media Productions was Instudio to tell us more about the Youth Wage Subsidy Dialogue they will be hosting tonight in Khayelitsha. Speakers from various political parties will be present.  It’s happening tonight from 6PM to 8PM at CWD Building, E505 Scott Street in Khayelitsha. Transport will be available for those interested. For further information you can contact Lunga on (021) 823 3866/77 or 071 458 2597.

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

Commissioner Andrew van Diemen - From the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration or CCMA. We were talking about how to enforce your agreements and awards from the CCMA. Andrew explained more. For more information about the CCMA go to www.ccma.org.za or contact their call centre on 0861 16 16 16.

Ingcambu Projects to host Inaugural African Entrepreneurship Business Conference 2014

We also heard from Oliver Fortune Chikodzore - Founder and chairperson of Ingcambu Projects. We were talking about the Inaugural African Entrepreneurship Business Conference 2014 taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre next month. The Conference is on the 11th and the 12th of March 2014. The conference will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, diverse career fair, cultural events, networking opportunities and a gala evening. The Theme “Entrepreneurship Crisis in Africa: Equipping a Resilient Entrepreneurial Economy” recognises the need for Africa to excel on its projected growth path. Speakers includes: Dr Dambisa Moyo, Dr Nikolaus Eberl, and Mr Femi Adebanji. For further information you can contact Oliver on (011) 869 6317 or visit www.ingcambu.co.za  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gender - Free Gender, TAC and PASSOP to host a dialogue on the issues of homophobia

On sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Funeka Soldaat - Coordinator at Free Gender. Free Gender, Treatment Action Campaign and PASSOP (LGBTI Refugees) will be hosting a prayer and a dialogue on the issues of homophobia in the continent. This is also to respond on the Anti-Gay law that was signed by the President of Uganda. The event is taking place on the 01st of March 2014 at number 6 Spin Street Cape Town from 2PM. For more info contact Aphiwe on 078 056 5829/ Siya on 072 673 5008 or Koko on 078 502 9626.

Pride Ya Rona! to protest the silenced black voices

We heard from Jackie Dichabe and Taz Uys - Organisers of Pride Ya Rona! Pride Ya Rona is back with a mix of celebrations themed 20 Y.O - FROM PROTESTS TO PARTIES... & BACK! They will start off with a silent march at Cape Town Pride to protest the silenced black voices, and to remember those "like us who were killed for being like us". Followed by an Open Mic of Conversations, Reflections, and Live Performances. MC's Bonnie Mbuli and Harrison Makhubalo. DJ Irma G + Taz Uys, Vetkop and Tribal-Nerd will entertain the guests. Tickets costs R30 before 3PM and R50 after 5PM. For more information contact 072 420 5205 or follow

  
 
 
 

Societal Pressures on childbearing

Patrick Godana – National Manager Sonke Gender Justice was Instudio. We were talking about Societal Pressures on Childbearing. Over the next couple of months 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

Mhani Gingi to host Women’s Innovation Trade Fair

We closed off with Lillian Masebenza – From Mhani Gingi. We were talking about the Women’s Innovation Trade Fair. The WITF Showcase is a platform enabling women to have greater economic impact in society. This platform will bring together women in entrepreneurship and business from all spheres, locally and internationally, with a common interest to improve lives. It happening on the 6th – 8th of March at the CTICC. For more information go to www.witf.co.za or contact (021) 531 8577.

 
 
 
 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Health - Jembi Health System strengthens eHealth & health information systems

On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Carl Fourie – Co-founder of Jembi Health System. Jembi is an African-based not-for-profit company based here in Cape Town; they focus on the development of eHealth and health Information systems in developing countries. Jembi works closely with donors and partners to improve the quality of healthcare. For more information go to www.jembi.org or contact (021) 401 0939.

PATA improves access to care for children affected and infected with HIV

Luann Hatane - Senior Programmes Manager at Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa or PATA joined us on the line. PATA is an organization of individuals dedicated to expanding access to care for children affected and infected with HIV and their families throughout the African continent. For further information you can contact (021) 447 9566.

Support My Child Has Cancer Trust


We closed off with Deidre Taylor – from the My Child Has Cancer Trust. Their vision is to be the organisation of choice providing support to families affected by childhood cancer across all communities, irrespective of religious background, race or gender in South Africa. On the 26th of February 2014, The Crypt Jazz Restaurant will be hosting the My Child Has Cancer Trust Comedy Fundraiser. The event will feature: Werner Weber, Irshaad Mohamed, Calvin Benson, Phil de Lange and Eugene Matthews. Tickets cost R100 and the event starts at 8:00PM. The organisation celebrated their 3rd birthday on 1st of February 2014 and requires funding to continue providing relief to families affected by childhood cancer. For further information you can contact Deidre on 082 560 0060 or follow @MCHCTrust

Friday, February 21, 2014

Arts, Culture & Environment - Today is the International Mother Language Day

On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Ncebakazi Saliwa-Mogale – From the Pan South African Language Board. We were talking about the International Mother Language Day, which is celebrated today the 21st of February. This day has been observed yearly since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. She explained more about the importance of mother language. For more information go to www.pansalb.org.za

Craig Makhosi Charnock says "Black is the New Black"

Craig Makhosi Charnock - founder of UBuntu Bridge, an ex-thwasa and a kwaito musician was Instudio. Craig is said to be passionate about bringing African language learning to South Africans in fun and accessible ways. UBuntu Bridge is a community engaging social enterprise and is crowdfunding to produce a fun and practical Learn Xhosa Video Series (for online, DVD and mobile platforms), to act as the glue for social cohesion. He is also working on a Kwaito album with "Black is the New Black" as promo single. For more information go to http://learnxhosa.co.za or send an email to craig@learnxhosa.co.za



Nigel Vermaas was also Instudio for the Arts update.

PEN South Africa to celebrate International Mother Language Day

We closed off with Dr Tessa Dowling – From UCT’s School of African Languages and Literatures. PEN South Africa will host an event to celebrate International Mother Language Day. Dr Dowling will present a talk on “Seeing the World through the eyes of an African language speaker”. Carole Bloch, the director of the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA), will talk about the hugely popular Nal’ibali Reading for Pleasure Project and the significance of using African languages to develop a reading culture. Finally, Nobuhle Mngcwengi of Xhosa Fundis will talk about her mother-tongue and entertain the audience with some of her favourite songs.

Event Details
  • Date: Friday, 21 February 2014
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Kalk Bay Books
    Majestic Village
    124
    Main Road
    Kalk Bay
    Cape
    Town
  • Guest Speaker: Tessa Dowling
  • Refreshments: Wine and juice will be on sale
  • Voluntary donation: R20
  • RSVP: events@kalkbaybooks.co.za or (021) 788 2266.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Labour - SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation to host a breakfast series

In today's show, we spoke to Lydia Zingoni - Director of SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation to tell us more about Awaken the Giant in you breakfast series she is hosting next Friday. SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation hosts a breakfast series titled: “Awaken the Giant in You” where guest speakers are invited to share their practical journeys in entrepreneurship and life lessons with learners, their parents and organisations wishing to support the development of entrepreneurs. The event will take place on Friday, the 28th of February 2014 at the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands at 08h30. Simon Mantell from Mantelli’s biscuits will be the keynote speaker. Tickets cost R150 and bookings for the breakfast can be made on-line at www.teenentrepreneur.co.za For more information about the breakfast contact Nadia Snyders on (021) 447 6183 or sent send an email to nadia.snyders@teenentrepreneur.co.za

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gender - Lighthouse Abuse Outreach empowers abused men

George & Kenny
In today's show, we were joined by George Marinus and Kenny Williams – From the Lighthouse Abuse Outreach. They counsel men who are abused. It is said that domestic violence against men is not always easy to identify, but it is very prevalent. George and Kenny explained how to recognize if you're being abused and where to get help. For more information about Lighthouse Abuse Outreach and their activities contact George on 084 213 1791 or Kenny on 084 0124 144 alternatively send an email to lighthouse.marinus@gmail.com

Parental alcoholism can affect children

Patrick Godana – Sonke Gender Justice Government and Media Liaison Manager was also Instudio. We were talking about alcohol and its impact on children. Over the next couple of months 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

13 WOMEN series presents Asanda Msuthu

We closed off with Asanda Msuthu - A community activist. Asanda will be speaking at the WOMAN ZONE: 13 WOMEN series. Asanda is a young lesbian and activist in her community. She supports other young women in dealing with prevalent stigma and violence, mentors those that are HIV positive and facilitates an after-school soccer programme. She is on the Board of Directors of I Am Somebody and is committed to developing herself and helping others reach their dreams. The event is on Saturday, the 22nd of February at Zolani Centre in Nyanga from 10h00AM – 12h00PM. For further information go to www.womanzonect.com or send an email to info@womanzonect.co.za

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Human Right - People's Health Movement to host a public meeting

Dr Reynolds and Tinashe
In today's show, we spoke to Dr Louis Reynolds and Tinashe Njanji – from the Peoples Health Movement South Africa. The People's Health Movement is inviting the public to participate in their first public meeting of 2014 "Big Bad Pharma: Putting Profit before Public Health", where they will be examining the pharmaceutical industry and its operations both here in South Africa and in other countries. The meeting will be on Saturday the 22nd of February from 9:30AM till 12:30PM at 129 ROCHESTER ROAD in OBSEVARTORY. For more information, please contact Tinashe on (021) 447 5770 or send an email to southafrica.phm@gmail.com

HOPES invites Retreat parents to a public meeting

Esmé Ross – Project Manager at the Homeless People’s Sanctuary joined us on the line. They are calling all parents who have school children with a drug problem to a public meeting to be hosted tomorrow in Retreat. They will be social workers and facilitaors to provide free advice to the parents. The meeting starts at 11AM at Uniting Reformed Church in Boundry Road, Reatre. For more information contact Esmé on 072 760 4033.  

Primary Science Programme turns 30

We closed off with Zorina Dharsey – Primary Science Programme Director. PSP is a teacher in-service education organisation that aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the most disadvantaged primary schools in the province. They develop teachers’ knowledge and skills and support them in their work with learners. Zorina explained more. They appeal to interested members of the public and funders to support the work of improving primary science education in SA. As a Non-Government Organisation, PSP depends entirely on private funding to do this important work. For more information contact (021) 691 9039 or visit www.psp.org.za

Friday, February 14, 2014

Arts, Culture & Environment - Glass recycling rate increase to 40.6%

In today's show, we spoke to Shabeer Jhetam – CEO of the Glass Recycling Company. It is reported that South Africans have increased the glass recycling rate to 40.6%. According to company CEO, TGRC is excited to see that everyday South Africans continue to make the effort to recycle, reuse and even return glass for refilling. He explained more. The company is South Africa’s official organisation for promoting glass recycling. It is a not-for-profit organisation and is mandated to keep glass alive by promoting the practice of recovering, recycling glass.To learn more about glass recycling 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 or visit www.theglassrecyclingcompany.co.za

Greenpeace Africa to discuss fracking

We heard from Ruth Mhlanga - Greenpeace Africa Climate and energy campaigner. On Wednesday the 19th of February, Greenpeace Africa will be convening a discussion on the issue of Fracking, and the public is invited to join. The event will be held at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory from 6PM. For more information go to www.greenpeace.org/Africa

Nigel Vermaas was Instudio for the Arts update.

Le-Lo & KwakieG ready to go national

We closed off with Le-Lo. Le-Lo has been involved in the music industry since Grade 10 at Lentegeur High school in Mitchell’s Plain. In 2007 at the age of 15 he started with a group called “duz” writing his own rhymes where he basically started as a hype man and began to adopt flows and learnt a lot from other artists. He was Instudio with KwakieG. You can follow them on twitter  and      

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Labour - CCMA settles unfair labour practice disputes

On Sakhisizwe today, we spoke to Nashira Abrahams - Dispute Management and Prevention Commissioner at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration or CCMA. We were talking about unfair labour practice disputes. Unfair labour practice is unfair treatment by an employer of an employee or job applicant. Section 185 of the Labour Relations Act states that “every employee has the right not to be subjected to an unfair labour practice”, Nashira explained more. For more information about the CCMA go to www.ccma.org.za or contact their call centre on 0861 16 16 16.

South African Premier Business Awards entries open

We closed off with Clement Manoko – from the Department of Trade and Industry. We were talking about the South African Premier Business Awards. The awards aim to recognise South African enterprises, which invest in both human and technical resources in various projects or activities, produce quality products and services and remain domestically and internationally competitive. Entry forms must be submitted by Thursday, the 20th of February 2014 at 17h00PM. For more information go to www.sapremierbusinessawards.co.za  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Gender - Department of Social Development engages older persons of Cape Town

On Sakhisizwe today, we were broadcasting live from the Good Hope Centre. The Minister for Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, engaged with the older persons of Cape Town, to discuss their socio-economic challenges.
Minister Bathabile Dlamini

The meeting with older persons was held under the banner of the Department’s Project Mikondzo - a service delivery improvement initiative aimed at improving access to the Department and its entities’ (The South African Social Security Agency and the National Development Agency) services.

 
 
It is said that numerous reports of physical abuse and neglect of older persons throughout the country, especially in areas with high levels of alcohol and substance abuse and gang violence, continue to surface. 



Older persons are also reported to suffer financial abuse by their own families, who misappropriate their social grant income, and in the hands of loan sharks and financial companies that sell them financial products they do not need.
Deputy Minister Maria Ntuli