Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday-ACTIVATE Exchange! Leadership skills to our young people!

On todays show i spoke to  the Communications Manager at the ACTIVATE Exchange program-Nelisa Ngqulana.  ACTIVATE! is a network of young leaders equipped to drive change for the public good across South Africa. Connecting youth who have the skills, sense of self and spark to address tough challenges and initiate innovative and creative solutions that can reshape our society.They have an event on the 29th November 2014, the hashtag will be #ACTIVATE!Exchange 
Where:YMCA Athlone,Dr Abdurahman Avenue,Kewton,Athlone 
When:29th NOvemnber 2014 ,10am-2pm
RSVP:wcapeexchange@activateleadership.co.za
 - See more at: http://www.activateleadership.co.za/#sthash.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday-Gender-16 Days of activism ..lets make it 365 days of activism.

Today's show was dedicated to celebrating 16 days of activism against women and children. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World AIDS Day.
During this time, the South African Government runs a 16 Days of Activism Campaign to make people aware of the negative impact of violence on women and children and to act against abuse. We are firmly committed to lead a coordinated effort to sustain the campaign into its next decade.
Every year, government, civil-society organisations and the business sector work together to broaden the impact of the campaign. By supporting this campaign, thousands of South Africans have also helped to increase awareness of abuse and build support for victims and survivors of abuse.
On today's programme i spoke to Letichia Carelse from Childline , she spoke about the counseling that they offer to children who have been abused or experienced abuse in their households.  They mentioned that their services are free and that please dial the number 08000 55 555 for help. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday-Human Rights-Racism in South Africa

Today's programme was very informative and educational as usual.In south Africa there has been alot of cases that has been reported to acts of racism and we thought by understanding what racism is. South African Human Rights Commission spokesperson Issac Mangena explained to us what racism is and how it can be dealt with. One of questikn we had for him was that of black people calling each other by the "K" word and if thats still be racist. He went on explaining that  if you ever find yourself in a situation where you feel insulted by someone calling you by a racist name regardless of the race they are, then its still a human right violation and can be reported.If you have countered racism please visit
WEBSITE: www.sahrc.org.za
General information: info@sahrc.org.zaComplaints: complaints@sahrc.org.za

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday-Health-Clinic Service delivery!

Today on the show i was joined in studio by Cherly Steyn deputy director for primary health care service Khayelitsha\Eastern Sub-structure, together with Sister Mimi Diki from the Woodstock clinic. We were having conversations about the poor service that people in our communities seem to encounter when they go to the clinic\day hospital. Cherly mentioned that the new system that they have implemented in Woodstock clinic , which is a slip\piece of small paper that requires you to write your complaint on the service. They added that the manager of the clinic then takes these complaints and try to address them to the stuff and improve on them. They stated that it is very important that people fill those in as it helps to in-better the services. Cherly also added that people shouldn't have to wait for hours to be assisted in clinic and if that happens it needs to be reported immediately. People need to know the sections that they have in clinic as well to avoid waiting in the wrong section eg;if you are there for testing and you wait with the people that are there to collect medicine.You need to ask the receptionist , always ask .If you have been treated badly in a day hospital\clinic please do inform us as we will take that further.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy Wednesday as we speak about Gender related issue!

Today i marked a very interesting day, one of the best interviews i had on the show with Patrick Godana from Sonke Gender Justice(whom we have every Wednesday).So the conversation we had was around the fact that Sonke Gender Justice is appealing for a national strategic plan to prevent gender based violence. As we approach the 16 days of activism ,patrick say that Sonke is not happy and will not pay much attention to it. As it takes place every year yet we still face gender based violence in South Africa and the celebration still take place. The question he asked is , what are we celebrating when the number of court cases of gender based violence are being thrown out of the court because the isn't enough evidence. Patrick adds that people need to pay attention to the fact that our women and children continue to be murdered and we are still without a proper plan as to how do we approach this as a country and to find ways to address that this is wrong. Hence why Sonke will be marching on the 27th November 2014,the purpose of the march is to demand a national strategic for gender based violence plan. The march is for people that believe in gender equality as well as people that are affected by gender based violence or have experienced one. It will happen in Cape Town on the 27th November and in other places like KZN,JHB it will take place on the 25th November 2014. More details about the march are to follow.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday-Human Rights-Keeping the roads safe as we approach the festive season

On today's show we spoke to Western Cape Provincial Traffic chief , Kenneth Afrika regarding insuring the people on their safety on the roads as we approach the festive season. We cant run away from the fact that in December the number of death on the road increases.The conversations we had were around the fact that people should not drive under the influence of alcohol as it puts not only the person driving at risk but as well as the passengers. Kenneth mentions that if you are caught driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, with substances that you not suppose to have with you then you will be arrested immediately. He adds that it has been observed that accidents are most likely to happen with the people that are driving long distances and the reason to it is because the drivers do not REST in between. It is advised that if you are driving a long distance please rest every after 2 hours and continue with the journey again.  If you do not rest Kenneth says the traffic officers might stop you and park the car for aleast 4 hour then you can drive again. If you are caught under the influence of anything on Friday , you are most likely to be arrest until Monday or further. Please drive safely this festive season and avoid speed as well as drinking and driving. If you would like to report someone on the matter above please call 021 021 406 8822 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday-Arts and Culture-Poetry wins!!

Today we had a very interesting show , we spoke to a young poet\musician by the name of Kyle Allan. This young artist first released his poetic album the year 2013 in October, being the diverse artist he is .On the album which is titled Influences he combined a variety of musical genres including kwaito,jazz, R&B,house,as well as Maskanda. He has been around enough to share the stages with the likes of HHP,Mak Manaka as well as many other amazing artist in South Africa. He added that he sees South African poets far in the near future and that music and poetry is like peanut-butter and jam,We had fun.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday-Gender -Heavens Shelter House needs your help!

Today it is a Wednesday that means we spoke all things related to gender issue. On today's show we we joined in studio by Crystal Delport from Heaven Helping Hands they are lending a had to the Heavens Shelter House which is based in Mitchells Plain.

Heavens Helping Hands is a group of students from CPUT(Cape Peninsula  University of Technology in cape town, this project is to arrange an event linked in with 16 days of activism against violence and abuse against women and children. Crystal being on of the students elaborated on why they choose to help this specific shelter. After the research that they did about all the different shelter we have in cape town they observed that the Heavens Shelter House cares for abused and abandoned women and children. They also identified that the shelter is in dire need of assistance and their biggest need as the moment is to raise at least R20 000.00 towards their long over due water account. She adds that their plan is to build a hygienic sandpit for the children to play in,various internal maintenance like fixing showers , wall and floor tiles and other necessary things in the shelter. They will be hosting a Outreach Day , the idea behind this day is to give these kids and women a day filled with laughter that every child and women deserves. This event is unfortunately not open for the public;for the residents in the shelter . However if you would like to help contribute to making this day extra special for them then you are more than welcome to contact Crystal on 021 483 6945.       

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Institution For the Advancement of the Disabled_Human Rights.

Today we also spoke to Vivian Lunika and Patience Lunika founders of an new organisation named (IFAD) Institution for the advancement of the Disabled) which is based in Khayelitsha. They started this NPO with one goal in mind and that is to help children s with disabilities in the community be able to go to school. They are saying as a parent with a disabled child do not hide them and not allow them to play or go to school. They help these kids with self-esteems, empower them to dream bigger.Patience and Vivian are currently working from home and they are making a huge different in their community . If you would like to get a hold of them please feel free to visit IFADSA on Facebook. 

Tuesday-Human Rights-You too have the right to protest

Today on the show we spoke to Busi Mtabane and Murray from Right2Know, the conversations that we had were round the question of "what is the right way to protest".We found out that protesting is indeed legal it can be found in The Regulation of Gatherings Act,1993. The Gathering Act is the South African law that regulates matters associated with gatherings that express any form of protest, contest or criticism in a public space. If one is planning a protest , one needs to have a purpose and a super objective on the protest. Murry mentioned that you do not need permission to go on a protest but what you do need is good planning and addressing the time of the protest before hand to the people that will be protesting with you.Now what we also needed to know was ,what is the difference between a strike and protest.They elaborated saying , a strike is when a group of workers  in a working environment strike for a better wage or whatever the case my be. Protesting is when a group of people in the community come together to voice out their voices by marching and going from point one to two with. If you would like more information about this, the Right2Know has a booklet that they hand out which consist of all the right things to do when you are planning a protest. Visit:www,r2k.org.za or infor@r2k.org.za. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday-Heath-World Prematurity Day 17th November!

Today on the show we spoke to Julie Gibson from the Newborn Groote Schuur Trust.World Prematurity Day is observed on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.Approximately 15 million babies are born preterm each year, accounting for about one in 10 of all babies born worldwide.
Julie mentioned that in Goote Schuur hospital they will be celebrating the day is style, they urge people in the community on that day to wear something purple in support of the World Premetutiry Day. They will welcome anyone in the community thats interested in knitting caps for babies that are born premature. If you find your self in around Salt River or Observaty please make your way to the Groote Schuur hospital, she added that they will open their doors at 07h00 till 2pm.




Thursday, November 06, 2014

Thursday-Labour-Solar energy considered to be the future for South Africa.

If you are in Cape Town and over the weekend had experienced blacks-outs  then i suggested you consider Solar in your home says Tiann. Tiaan De Jager the co-founder of GreenFin , GreenFin is a company that offers great financial support to anyone that wants to go solar but cant afford it. Tiaan added because we are in Africa we have a lot of sun therefore solar is always enhanced which makes it a befit for South African . Here's a bit of background about GreenFin.


GreenFin was established by South Africans, for South Africans. Established in Cape Town in 2012, GreenFin has quickly branched out to the rest of South Africa through its online presence and can service anybody in South Africa.

Very few South Africans have the ability to pay for green energy solutions in cash. GreenFin provides alternative payment solutions to those individuals who realise the need to change togreen energy sooner rather than later. GreenFin provides you with the means to do that NOW and reap the benefits of doing so much sooner. GreenFin has partnered with a wide network of trusted solar and alternative energy providers. This means that you would not be duped into installing inferior products that fail within a few years or that does not deliver the required energy bill reduction.
With GreenFin´s easy application process, you could have your energy solution installed with no down payment. GreenFin offers an easy application process, flexible repayment terms and competitive interest rates.  In fact, we can structure your monthly installment to be the same or even less than your current electricity bill! 
For more information visit: info@solarguru.co.za



Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Wednesday-Gender- Armoury Boxing Club graced us with their presents.

ON our show today we had a very interesting guest ,Alisa Ramsey manager at the Armoury Boxing club that only based in Cape Town for now. We spoke about the beauty of seeing more females in boxing, how does it really feels to be in a male dominated field. She mentioned that in September they had a training that specifically focused on women in boxing, they plan to have these regularly. She added that as the manager she need to make sure that all the fights take place and that everything in the club runs smoothly. In the boxing club they have about 40-50% of female boxers and she adds that they accommodate everyone that's interested in boxing including the young ones.
Here's a bit of a background of the club.

This isn't your ordinary faceless gym – like the name says it's a boxing club, which means great workouts, progressive learning and hard earned reward in a friendly, motivating environment. No posing, no nonsense.

Back in the day, in prohibition USA, illicit Fight Nights were held in National Guard armouries and here we are, in a beautifully renovated old armoury building with character and soul, reliving the heritage. Authentic, that's the mark of the place. Bare facebrick walls, wooden beams, leather punch bags gently swinging from black steel trusses and two rings, one centre stage, offset by stylish decor, grand pugilistic artwork and a panelled lounge snuck out the back, with leather studded furniture, black and white tiled floors, a library and chandeliers.


If you are interested in boxing please visit them on TEL | 021 461 9141
info@armouryboxing.com

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

TUESDAY -Human Rights-We are celebrating Disability Awareness Month.

TODAY on the show we spoke to Julian Moses National Programme Manager at the Disabled People South Africa(DPSA). As we all should know that from the 3rd November-3rd December we are celebrating people with disability in South Africa as well as bringing awareness about all the different types of disabilities that we have.Julian  from DPSA mentioned almost all the disabilities that we have all the different physical disabilities such as hearing, blind as well as being in a wheelchair . She also touched based on the uncommon rather not seen  or you can say over looked disabilities such mental, learning as well as epilepsy.

Today i found out that unemployment among disabled people is also a problem as Julian explained that she has come across people with disability that have qualification for a job but are not employed.She also added that some of the people with disability  prefer or would rather would go to work than wait for the grant every month  as it is  sometimes not enough.

If you would like to know more about the rest of the different disabilities  and to also get involved you can always visit.