Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Today we spoke with Patricia Christian, Yolanda George and Lynette Oliver from New world Organisation that works in Lavender Hill and in the surroundings communities near Cape Town, they were telling us about their wonderful works and The Prevention In Action Campaign that will happen on the 3nd of December 2016.

The organisation Facilitate development and supports the people and the communities in Lavender Hill, the Prevention In Action Campaign is about prevent Violence Against Women and to have a large day long awareness raising event on the Blode Street open field in Lavender Hill referred to as the Battle Field. On that day the battle field will be transformed into a safe entertainment spaces with a stage with (2) well known entertainers.

If you want to support the initiative you are more welcome

For more information contact:

Website: www.NewWorldFoundation.
Tel: 021 701 1150
Mobile: 082 860 8101

By Donald Puza


Today we spoke to Boet Patrick from Sonké Gender Justice, about the Gender Based Violence research findings that were done in Diepsloot on Monday in partnership with Witwaterrand University.

“Wits-Sonke study reveals alarming levels of men’s violence against women in Diepsloot “The survey was conducted with 2600 men in Diepsloot, which are between the ages of 18-40 years, who lives in shacks or single rooms the survey was done as part of the Sonké Change Trail, 56% of the men that done the survey have reported that they have either raped or beaten a woman.

The research showed that men that has experience abuse in there childhood were likely to use violence against woman in there adulthood. Some of the contributing factors are signs of alcohol and gender roles.

Boet Patrick also speaks about the motions around manhood that are embanked around the norms that are a warring factor, and what was also picked up is the exposure of young people to violence.  

This issue is not only affecting Diepsloot, but is a nation wide problem. Let’s take a stand against violence #CountMeIn.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

We spoke to Abdulrahman Yakubu from Alnoor Orphanage Centre is a children’s home, it is a facility that takes care of abused, HIV/AIDS infected and affected children.

They have programmes that empower these children through education, gardening, creative arts, health and HIV awareness projects in place. They do everything in there power to provide the basic needs of the child.

To get on board and so your support contact:

Facebook: Alnoor Orphanage Centre
Tel: 021 447 8472

 By: Jasnine Roberts
Today we spoke with Sinethemba Dangazele from Tomlat Children's Foster Care organisation and the Founder of the organisation Thobeka Mapapu. They were telling us more about their phenomenal work they do in assisting children, raising orphans and the event that will happen on the 3of December 2016 at 18:30 till 21;00 in their residential area Malunga park, 1Thandeka street in Gugulethu.

The aim of the event is to raise funds for Children, that is why they called it Fundraising Dinner.
If you want to support this initiative you are more than welcome, the event Tickets are available, they have only 100 Tickets to sell they still had 30 more to go.

For more information contact:

By Donald Puza

Today we spoke to Seehaam from Women Legal Centre. Women Legal Centre is a non profit law that seeks to achieve equality for women. They focus on the rights to equality, sexual health to reproduction, the level of gender base violence, relationship, discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment and their focus is also on HIV/ AIDS as women are more affected by the virus.

The Women Legal Centre has represented a range of women in the court where they try to bring about equal rights to theses women, irrespective where it is. WLCE has challenged different laws around labour rights, relation to policy and the impact on women. They mostly focus on public interest cases or on how to bring better access to women. All there serves is free to women.

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 424 5660
Facebook: Women Legal Centre

By: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, November 28, 2016


We spoke to Melissa Dolan and Marianne Nondon from The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) speaking to us about the Walk for Humanity.

The walk for humanity is a fundraising to keep the projects at SARCS stainable, which involve communities; the walk is in aid of all HIV/AIDS and TB patients so the projects, programs and feeding of patients on medication can continue.

The event will take place on the 4 December 2016, at 07:00am – 15:00pm at the Princess Vlei, by the nature reserve.

The event is a fun day for the family, with entertainment; potjie kos competition, face painting and much more.

The event is a time for you to enjoy nature with your family, improve your health. The 5km walk cost R45.00 and the 10km R55.00 and for children younger than 13 years the event is free. Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact:

Facebook: SARCSWP
Twitter: @SARCSWP
Tel: 021 797 5360



We spoke to Leigh Goldschmidt Event Consultant at St. Luke’s Hospice speaking to us more about the Annual Tree Lights Ceremony.

“St Luke’s is about people touching people in a way that will hold them for a life time. The first touch of calming hand, the second a finger wipes away those tears, that warm embrace, that special smile, the reassuring glance, and that nod to say that it’s over now but that everything is going to be okay. The Hospice is a non-profit organisation that has been committed to serving the needs of the community of the Greater Cape Town area for over 30 years. They provide palliative nursing and medical care for over 900 patients with life-threatening illnesses, and support for their families.”

Tree of Lights Ceremony is being held this year for the 27th time. In the gardens of St.Lukes there will be a 5 storey pine tree, it is also the 2nd highest in the world. It is an event where family and friends can come together to remember their love ones.

The tree will be lit at 20:00pm. There will be a pop up market, where you can purchase this. Jeremy Olivier will also be part of the event.
The money that is raised will be utilized towards improving things for the patients at St.Luke’s Hospice.

The ceremony will start at 17:00 pm to 20:00 pm on the 4 December 2016.

For more information contact Leigh Goldschmidst:

Tel: 021 797 5335

       072 447 1600

Friday, November 25, 2016


Today we spoke to MichaelAngelo Abrahams the founder of MUTE (Multi United Talented Entertainers), artist and street artist performer.

His passion is to work with the youngsters through inspiring them to become more than what they can be.
What makes him a successful artist is the fact that he believes in himself and speaks positive towards himself.

The thing that inspires him when he paints is reality, everyday experiences; he wants you as an individual to find your own story in his paintings. He dedicates his time free of charge to assist the youth of different communities to find themselves and grow as an individual.

MUTE is a platform for different types of artists to showcase their talents. MUTE takes place every Friday.

For more information contact:

Facebook: MichaelAngelo Abrahams

Thursday, November 24, 2016

We spoke to Anthea Bendie and Yolanda Bomvana from Action Volunteers Africa (AVA) which is a non profit organisation that was started in 2012 with the focus of using volunteering as a tool for the youth as unemployment is so high, where they connect the youth towards opportunities.  

There main aim is to make youth more employable for the work place through programmes like Self Development, Literasea, Work for Progress, the Self Development programmes entail Breaking believe by your dancer, Art’s and Body Maps.

The Year Beyond programmes is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18-25 years, which has a 60% in Maths or 60% in Pure Maths and 60% in English rate. You will receive a stipend of R2000.00 towards transport. This initiative is implemented in 22 schools already.

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 761 3813 / 021 761 1899

To apply for the Year Beyond Project go on: and for any updates visit there facebook page: Yearbeyond.

They looking for a 140 volunteers, give back to your community.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

We spoke to Christy Zinn from Womensnet Organisation.

Womensnet organisation is a non profit organisation that advocate for womens rights online as well as information for communication tools through the work they do. The organisation builds leardership and strengthening through social change. They run workshops that build capacity for women.

For 16 day’s of activism against women and children Womensnet are partnered with take back the tech, where they will be having a webiner on facebook.

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 782 8816
Twitter: @womensnet-za
Facebook: Womensnet

By: Jasnine Roberts

We spoke to Hazel Bowen from SA Association of Women Graduates, speaking to us about the documentary of Alison Botha’s traumatic incident that occurred in 1994.

The South African Association of Women Graduates is an affiliate of the International Federation of University Women and is a non profit organisation that is devoted to empower women. SA Association of Women Graduates, empowering women and girls through lifelong education for leadership, decision making and peace making platforms.

The film speaks about the brutal attack that occurred on December in 1994, where Alison was abducted by two men then raped, stabbed in the abdomen several times, disembowelled and her throat cut.  She was left for death, but somehow managed to find her way back to the road where she collapsed, when a car came across her body.

The screening of the documentary will take place the 26 November 2016, at 14:00 @ the Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Cape Town.

The proceeds raised through the documentary will be utilised for a project called gender for creative writing for school going girls, the theme is around human rights and gender equality.

Book your tickets on quicket and tickets go for R65.00.

For more information contact:

Twitter: @SAAWG_ORG
Facebook: SAAWG.ORG
Tel: 021 447 8989

       082 851 0835

By: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, November 21, 2016

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on the 23rd November 2016.

We spoke to Professor Keertan Dheda Head Division of Pulmonology speaking on COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).  COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time.

The leading cause of COPD is due to smoking, most people who have COPD smoke or used to smoke. Long-term exposure to other lung irritants—such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust, TB and HIV may also contribute to COPD.

When you smoke the tiny air sacks in the lungs gets destroyed, over time the disease will become more serve if you do not quit smoking.

Some of the symptoms are difficult in breathing or shortness of breath, coughing and the immune system gets weak/ weakening the lungs, chest infections/ tightness. This disease is not curable, but treatment is available.

For more information contact:

Friday, November 18, 2016


Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Isryl Flo-Don a Poet from Belhar.

Isryl Flo – Don’s poetry started at the age of 17 years and his name consists out of 3 forms, Isryl is an affiliation between him and his brothers have with one another, where ryl stands for revolutionary young lords and Flo is in honour of his brother that passed away as his name was Florenzo.

At the age of 17th he just started reading more books on Steve Biko, Martin Luther King and Chris Hanie ect and started gaining a passion for himself and the inspiration of putting ink to paper.

Isryl Flo-Don’s poetry is deep and inspirational as it speaks about life challenges and struggles he had to overcome.

For more information:

Tel: 062 419 3793
Facebook: Isryllackoutlaw


Thursday, November 17, 2016


Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Thami Mathebula a 20 year old entrepreneur of Platinum Republic and Holmes the Creative a 23 year old artist.

Platinum Republic was established a year and 4 months ago, as a platform for upcoming talent in South Africa, to showcase there work.

Holmes the Creative who is a painter that works with Platinum Republic, and has experience a lot through the organisation such as growth in all aspects.

If you have a dream you need follow it and listen to yourself and you have to have people to listen to you and take risks is the message this young entrepreneur want to give to upcoming entrepreneurs.

Holmes the Creative will be having an event coming up with Jitsvinger and Mavin Africa on a production called smortjies en smoothies.

For more information contact:


Monday, November 14, 2016

Improve Your Heart- Sakhisizwe Building the Nation/ Bou die Nasie


We spoke to Dr. Liesl Zühlke Paediatric Cardiologist about heart diseases. Often we wonder what a heart disease is or what bring on these discomforted. Dr.Liesl explains a heart disease is often used interchangeably with the term cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke.

Preventable measures will be, Blood pressures, Weight control, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol and quit Smoking or the use of Tobacco.

For more information:


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fuel2Grow Battle of Wits- Sakhisizwe Building the Nation/ Bou die Nasie


Today we spoke to Heather van Wyk from Ikamva Labantu, speaking to us more about the Fuel2Grow fundraiser.

On Saturday, 19 November 2016, the Fuel2Grow fundraising initiative by Ikamva Labantu will be adding some fun and sparkle to a family day not to be missed.

It will be a fun day for children to challenge adults where they will go head to head with general knowledge quizzes and where audience will have multiple opportunities to donate to the Fuel2Grow campaign.

 The aim of the initiative is to raise funds for vulnerable children in the townships to bring holistic care, such as education, food, schooling support and clothing, tools to grow to be successful in life.

For more information contact:

TEL: 021 461 8338

Friday, November 04, 2016

We are all from African Continent- Sakhisizwe Building the Nation/ Bou die Nasie


Ntlantla Siduka aka Naptune a hip hop artist from Langa spoke to us today on how he found the love for music. Naptune connected with music at a very young age back in primary school and ever since then music has been a part of him.

We play his tracks on the radio for the first time called Walala Wasala which speaks about the struggles you have gone true and how we are all apart of an African Continent. One Hunnid will be release this afternoon and this song relates about where you come from and everyone can jive along with the song as it has a fresh beat to it.

The message that he wants to portray though his music is for people to never give up and always chase your dreams.

If you want to know more about Naptune contact him via:

Facebook: Naptune the killer

Twitter: @naptune the killer   

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Woman empowerment- Sakhisizwe Building the Nasie / Bou die Nasie


Anthea Swift and Lindy from Women for Africa, a non profit volunteering organisation run by women to empower women, through working what is breaking them down in order to grow and become better independent individuals.

 Women for Africa was started in 2002 to become a space for women to come together where they can address life issues or challenges that they are face with, but do not  know how to deal with them.

Women for Africa has various programmes how you can get involve such as: Women within circles, Open Circles and Workshops & Weekends. This programme helps women to challenge each other on how to come out of the situation stronger.

For more information contact:

Facebook: Woman for Africa

Email: Claire Christie -