Friday, September 30, 2016

FRIDAY- ARTS AND CULTURE

Today I had the honor to speak to Ziqu Pro-Found, a self taught performance artist based in Cape Town.
PRO-Found is a composer of both music and poetry and the content is quiet versatile; ranging from heartfelt love pieces to pieces addressing social issues. His poetry has a way to touch the soul.

PRO-Found operates as an independent artist/entertainer and his work has many faces. He has been featured in theater productions, live music and spoken word shows.

To get more of Pro- Found check him out at the Blah Blah Bar in Cape Town on the 8 October 2016, at 14:30. R50.00 gets you in and the 9 October at 13:30, by the Slave Church in Cape Town, R50.00 gets you in.

For more information like is Facebook page: Ziqu Pro-Found Ndabezitha

#Soulfoodforthesoul
#Wareverhaal
#Lifeissues
#WordIs






Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday – Labour

ENFORCING FAIRNESS IN CREDIT AND CREDIT BUREAU MATTERS

We spoke to Salem Dyafta the Public Relations Manager about what you need to know when it comes to the credit bureau.

Credit Bureau is an information hub when it comes to your accounts, as well as how often you shop. Credit Bureau monitors how good you pay your accounts in order to avoid debt. However it is the responsibility of the individual to make sure they have a good credit record by making regularly payments and it needs to be on time.

If you feel you have not been treated with the correct respect or have any inquires you can lay a complaint at the credit ombud.

According to the National Credit Act, every consumer has the right to one free credit report once in a 12 month period from the following credit bureaus being TransUnion (ITC), Experian, XDS and Compuscan. In order to obtain your free credit report you may contact the respective credit bureaus directly.

For more information contact:

Tel: 086 166 2837
SMS: 44786 and they’ll call you back

#YOUHAVERIGHTS







Wednesday, September 28, 2016

We spoke to Fatima Martin and Wilfred Diedericks from the Cape Town Association For The Physically Disabled. CTAPD has been established in 1937 and the aim is to enhance the quality of people with a physical disability.  

It was such a delight to have spoken to CTAPD as the team has such a positive energy to them.  

Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled is looking for donations of non-perishable food items, such as sugar, rice, lentils, tinned items etc. for their annual Buckets of Hope Project.

For more information on CTAPD contact:

Tel: 021 637 1204

Website: www.wcapd.org.za

Wednesday – Gender Equality

We spoke to Tracy Engelbrecht from Young Mom Support. Young Mom Support is a non profit organisation which began in 2010 as a social support group for pregnant and parenting teens, with monthly meetings.

 As the demand for there services has grown, they are moving towards a service model where the moms themselves will be trained to take ownership of their small community groups, as well as continuing to provide online support via email, chat and phone to pregnant and parenting teens around the country. They also provide workshops to schools on the topics of teen pregnancy and teen parenting and sexuality.

The main aim is to provide a safe non judgemental environment for young mothers of all race and culture.

For more information on Young Mom Support contact:


Tel: 072 986 3105


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It is important to know your rights, we looked at the right:

12. Freedom and security of the person

1.    Everyone has the right to freedom and security of the person, which includes the right ­
a. not to be deprived of freedom arbitrarily or without just cause;
b. not to be detained without trial;
c. to be free from all forms of violence from either public or private sources;
d. not to be tortured in any way; and
e. not to be treated or punished in a cruel, inhuman or degrading way.
 
2.                Everyone has the right to bodily and psychological integrity, which includes the right ­
a. to make decisions concerning reproduction;
b. to security in and control over their body; and
c. not to be subjected to medical or scientific experiments without their informed consent.


#KNOWYOURRIGHTS
We spoke to Pat Lindgren from Action on Elder Abuse SA. Action on Elder Abuse SA focus to create, raise and sustain awareness of elder abuse amongst the older persons. They provide training to the youth on how to handle the elderly people and to prevent abuse. Service is provided free.

 To get more information contact:

Contact: 0800 003 081 toll free 24/7

Email: action@actionelderabusesa.co.za
Tuesday- Human Rights

Today we spoke to Hilda Lourens and Tony Van Nie Kerk from Ukukhanya. Ukukhanya strives to empower women and children who have been victims of abuse, they also help males to overcome abuse by offering prevention and early intervention support and to make peace with the perpetrator for one to find closer. The services is provided free to communities.

Ukukhanya will be hosting an event on the 14 October 2016 on Sexuality of children and Transgender; entry fee will be the cost of R100.00.

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 850 0061


Monday, September 26, 2016

We spoke to Dr. Peter Cole about Wold Contraception Day that take place on the 26 September.

This worldwide campaign centres on a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted. Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception to enable young people to make informed choices regarding their sexual and reproductive health.

South Africa is one of more than 70 countries participating in World Contraception Day 2016. In South Africa, WCD 20156 focuses on the need to encourage people to exercise their right to search for accurate, unbiased information about contraception and to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. It further aims to provide credible information on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) – because as much as unwanted pregnancies are very rife, so is the increased rate of preventable STDs.

#It’sYourLife,YourFutureKnowYourOptions



Monday- Health

Today we spoke to Carmen Walker and Maria Carrillo from #Autism So What.

Autism So What is a non profit entity founded by those inspired by loved ones on the Autism Spectrum, focusing on empowerment, enlightenment & acceptance.

Autism So What will be having an free Expo on the 14 October 2016, @ the River Club in Observatory. The event will start @ 10:00-18:00pm. However donations are welcome.

The aim of the expo is to break barriers and change the mind sets of how people perceive people that are Autistic.

For more information contact:

             aswexpo@gmail.com

Facebook: Autism So What


#AutismSoWhat

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday- Labour Related Issues

WHAT EVERY WORKER AND EMPLOYER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK PLACE.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 requires the employer to bring about and maintain as far as reasonably practicable, a safe working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of the workers. This means the employer must ensure the workplace is free of hazardous substance that may cause injury, damage or disease. Where this is not possible the employer must inform workers of these dangers how they might be prevented and how to work safely and provide other protective measures for a safe workplace.

Staying healthy and safe at work is important. No matter what your job, it is important to reduce your risks of injury and illness at work.

Here are some tips to help make your workplace safe.

1.     Understand the risks. Once you know the particular hazards of your job or workplace, you can take steps to reduce your risk of work-related injury or illness.
2.     Reduce workplace stress. Common causes include long hours, heavy workload, job insecurity and conflicts with co-workers or bosses. Stress can lead to depression, sleeping difficulties and problems with concentration.
3.     Take regular breaks. Staying fresh and alert will help you avoid injury or burnout. Schedule the most difficult tasks of each day for times when your concentration is best, such as first thing in the morning. 
4.     Avoid stooping or twisting. Use ergonomically designed furniture and equipment, and rearrange your work area so that everything you need is within easy reach.
5.     Use mechanical aids whenever possible. Instead of trying to lift or carry a heavy object, use a wheelbarrow, conveyor belt, crane or forklift.
6.     Protect your back. If you do need to pick up and carry heavy loads, keep the load close to your body and lift with your thigh muscles.
7.     Wear protective equipment to suit the task. If worn correctly, gear such as earplugs, earmuffs, hard hat, safety goggles, gloves or full-face mask can dramatically reduce your risk of injury.
8.     Stay sober. Alcohol and drugs are a contributing factor in around three per cent of workplace fatalities.
9.     Talk over any concerns. Your employer or human resources manager need to be informed about hazards and risks. Your employer is legally obliged to ensure a safe working environment.
10. Know your rights. Organisations such as WorkSafe Victoria or unions can offer information and advice on workplace safety issues.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

We spoke to Carol Jacobs the founder from Mothers Unite.
Mothers Unite was started by a mother who realized that the children in her neighbourhood were not receiving a minimum of one meal a day.  In 2008 three mothers started working with 30 children between the ages of 4 – 18 years from a mother’s home in Seawinds, Lavender Hill. The mothers now consist of 8 mothers and they cater for 80-90 children. They provide various programmes to the children to help them excel.

For more information contact:

Tel Coral Jacobs: 084 416 3611
Gerry: 082 825 0511


Website: www.mothersunite.org.za 

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.

We spoke to Charisse Fourie from Home from Home that was founded 11 years ago.
The organisation provides homes for orphans, abused, neglected and vulnerable children, through a network of small family homes in disadvantage communities. The module is called Cluster Foster Care, which is where they rent a normal house in the communities where the children are from and appoint a foster mother that is perfectly screened and create a family to give the children that sustainable loving effect.

 “ At Home from Home it is our goal to protect and love the most vulnerable children in the Western Cape through our network of small family homes. It is our hope that with love, nurturing and stability these children will be able to overcome their pasts to become happy and productive citizens we can all be proud of.”   

For more information contact:

            charisse@homefromhome.org.za

Tel: 021 761 1581

Website: www.homefromhome.org.za      




Tuesday – Human Rights

Bringing education essentials to South African learners.

We spoke to Natalie Abel from Apple-A-Day Foundation. The foundation was founded in February 2015, as there were just too many school children who did not have the basic essentials to attend school.

The organisation's main objectives are to raise funds in order to purchase materials for schools which cater for the financially disadvantaged learners. These materials include, but are not limited to: stationery, school uniforms, sports uniforms, school books and learning material.

For more information contact:

            info@aadfoundation.org.za

Tel:     082 254 5653
           021 529 0425



Monday, September 19, 2016

Fighting Blindness

Today we had the pleasure to speak to Manny Moodley Chairperson of Retina SA and Sharon Jackson. 

World Retina Week, 18-24 September is observed in 42 countries to create awareness from blindness to sight for millions of people world wide with retinal blinding conditions.

Retina is a genetic condition that can affect anyone, that might be pass down by a family member. Depending on the genes. There is no age limit or time when one can be diagnose with retina condition.

Retina will be having a Music Concert fundraising event, taking place the 8 October 2016, @ Oude Molen Eco Village in Pinelands to raise awareness as well as funds for treatment for retinal blindness.
The theme is Ripped Genes.

Tickets cost R120.00 for adults and R60.00 for children.

For more information: 

Website: www.retinasa.org.za
Email: westerncape@retinasa.org.za
Tel: 021 824 6705 or 086 059 5959

These specs below gives you a feel of what people living with retinal condition have to experience on a every day life.  





Friday, September 16, 2016

Ayabonga Aya Solani is a versatile musician and poet. His music career started in 2014 when he was auditioned for the countries biggest choir competition (Clash of the Choirs) and later he went on to persuade his solo career as a recording and performing artist, he then also worked with a various group of artists from Cape Town. He has a pure sound to his music.
                                                                                    
For more information contact:

Facebook: Ayabonga Solani or Repetwah Music 

#Supportlocalmusic
#Localislekker


LET'S INVEST IN OUR LOCAL TALENT

Today we spoke to Cole-Will Co Owner of Destination Cape Town, Dali Tandwa and Nandi. Cole-Will is a young Artist and Fashion Designer, that will be hosting a fashion show on 1 October 2016 @ NY2 GUGULETHU SPORTS COMPLEX, starts at 18:00pm till late. Tickets go for R70.00 

The event is not only going be showcasing clothes, but will be a platform to showcase LOCAL TALENT in terms of Arts and Culture as well. 

We also got to play his new single: Int'wekhalakahle 

For more information contact:

Facebook: Odwa Mofu
Twitter and Instagram: @colewill4ever
Contact: 079 855 6480

#Local is lekker

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

TELLING UNTOLD STORIES.

Today we spoke to Bulelani Ngcako the founder of DANKIE KASI. Bulelani was on the street since the age of 9 years but, refused to become a victim of Substance Abuse or Gangsterism. Education was the most important thing in his life and all he wanted to do was succeed, he than went back to school and got into surfing to just surround himself with positive people to keep him motivated. The 2nd time Bulelani ended up on the street, he was more eager than ever to succeed, that is when the idea come above to start DANKIE KASI, which means (Thank you to the people that is a part of his life) he got the opportunity to further his education and Bulelani is now the proud owner of the clothing range which is a T-shirt business know as Dankie Kasi. The message he want to bring across is that once should never give up.

For more information on Bulelani: 

Facebook: Dankie Kasi
Contact: 061 284 8032

#KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
#EDUCATION IS THE GREATEST WEAPON.  


Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday - Health

We spoke to Professor Hennie Botha Head of Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

September serves as Cervical awareness month and Prof Botha spoke to us more about the implication and importance of  early detection for cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer is the common form that effect women and it is the number 1 cause of death.

Vaccination Campaign for Grade 4 pupils have been implemented to fight the papillomavirus(HPV). It is important to get a screening every 3 years as a minimum and a pap smear at the age of 30 years, as 1 in 35 women are diagnose with cervical cancer in there life.

There ain't any clear warning signs for cervical cancer, but some common signs could be up normal bleeding and your discharge that smells.




 

Monday- Health Issues- Orbis Africa

Today we spoke to Helen White Head of Communication at Orbis Africa. Orbis  Africa is a global non profit organisation working in developing countries to reduce preventable and treatable blindness and visual impairment. It was such an informed interview, so do not play with your health irrespective of how small the problem is rather act sooner than later.

For more information contact: www.orbis.org.za  021 447 7135 FB: ORBIS.SA or email: helen.white@orbis.org.za