Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WEDNESDAY- GENDER EQUALITY

Today we spoke spoke to Zandisile Nojilana and Fezile Mgwelana founders of Hustle Gang-Cpt. Hustle Gang-Cpt is a Non Profit initiative that was started in March 2016 with a purpose to benefit the underprivileged communities. The main aim is to get as much youth involve in charity work in order to work to decreasing the high rate of unemployment and change the mind set of how people think to better their futures.

 Hustle Gang-Cpt will be having an event for the elderly people today at Sizamile Old Age Home, as elderly folks needs to feel loved as well and this is there way of showing appreciation to our elderly people.

For more information or to get involve contact:

FaceBook: Hustle Gang-Cpt
    

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

We spoke to Craig from the Sea Rescue around safety this festive season. Sea Rescue has been around since 1967 it is a volunteer based organisation, but are highly skilled. They have 37 stations around the country and are on duties 24 hours a day around the year.  

The key message if you are pulled by a rip current, just stay calm till the sea be comes calmer and then just keep moving your arms and legs and scream and draw attention towards someone to help you, hence it is important to learn more about rip current.

For more information contact:

Website: www.nsri.org.za

Dail 112 from your cellphone.
WEDNSDAY- GENDER EQUALITY

Today we spoke to Sharon Cox from Triangle Project which is a non profit organisation that fights for the rights of the LGBTIQ Group. They’ve been around for 40 years and existed in different forms in the past.

Triangle is an organisation that works towards a society that is free of discrimination and predigests against LGBTIQ, hence spaces such as Triangle should be created.

The services provided at Triangle are Health and support services, Community engagement and empowerment and Research, advocacy and policy programme.

For more information contact:

Tel: 081 257 6693
Helpline: 021 712 6699
Twitter: @TriangleOrg

Facebook: Triangle Project 

By: Jasnine Roberts


Friday, December 09, 2016

FRIDAY-ARTS & CULTURE


Today we spoke to Franklin Esau aka Frank E a facilitator/ life coach at the Smiling One Foundation about his new single released called Chucks featuring with Toya G and Mack.

Frank E is a Hip Hop artist originally from Elsies River that has used music as something where he can express himself in, hence music has become apart of him, he has learned a lot of things through music as to what you are exposed to in the everyday life. Music has become a tool on to pull him back from all the challenges that have presented themselves through out his life.

The inspiration behind the song Chucks is how he used to grow up, as chucks will always trend, it is about the community and how you need to take it back to where you came from. He then asked Toya G and Mack that is part of the youth that he has been grooming to collaborate with him. The song was created in the CMD, where he found Rocks Delton from UCT who documented his life story and shot the music video of the song chucks, as it is featured in Michell’s Plain, Belhar, Elsies River and Ocean View.

For more information contact:

              www.smilingone.com

Facebook: Frank E

THURSDAY - LABOUR 


We spoke to Colleen and Charmaine from Good Hope Foundation. Good Hope Foundation is a non profit organisation that is passionate about the development of the communities, and decreasing the high rate of drug abuse, poverty ect. They have  been in existence for 17 years and serves towards lot of projects that is for operation feeding schemes.

They look for where the biggest need lays and this festive season they looking at putting some smiles and joy in the lives different communities.

They are seeking the help of everyone to give back to the community in order to make the festive season special to those who are under privileged.

They will have a few events taking place: 

9 December: Good Hope Foundation will be at Tygerberg Hospital putting up Christmas Trimmings for cancer suffering patients.

13 December: They will be at Millicent Gunt   

15 December: At Bonteheuwel at the old age home.

16 December: It will be a family day at Vygieskraal.

23 December: There will be a 3 course meal.

Do get involved, for more information contact: 

Website: www.ghfoundation.co.za
Email: ghf@absamail.co.za
Tel: 021 696 6133
Facebook: Good Hope Foundation




Wednesday, December 07, 2016

WEDNESDAY- GENDER EQUALITY

Today we spoke to Naeemah Simons the Author of the book called I Am A Survivor.

Naeemah is a Social Auxiliary Worker that discovered the passion for writing in high school. She felt she need to debrief herself in some way and that’s how the idea to start writing I am a survivor came about. Naeemah bestow her writing as a gift, as it is exhaling to her, it is an opportunity to connect with people and tell their stories.

I am a survivor is a non fiction book, that speaks about real life situations such as abuse, rape, drug misuse, teenage pregnancy ect. The moral of the book is that everyone is a survivor regardless of your situation / circumstances.

The cover of the book symbolizes: black is the cocoon that everyone is in with all the challenges that you face, the negativity in your life. And the butterfly is the positivism in your life and the day you break free.

The book is an easy read.

For more information or to get in touch contact:

Tel: 074 195 4317
Facebook: I am a survivor


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Every Tuesday Sakhisizwe focuses on any thing related to Human Rights and Today we spoke with Abigel Sheridan the founder of Chic Mamas do care organisation telling us about the Exclusive Fashion Exchange parties where they sell donated no longer wanted garments from boutique to designer labels, and they also do swapping of clothes in a party atmosphere.

Just to tell you more about Chic Mamas do care organisation, the organisation is made up by Mama's who are concerned about the children of South Africa and their future, they created a chic, fun and ethical way of fundraising, to support education and educational projects in under privileged areas of this beautiful country.

For more Information Contact:
Abigel Sheridan
Website: www.chicmamasdocare.org.za
Email: mamas@chicmamasdocare.org.za
FaceBook: Chic Mamas Do Care
Mobile: 0837159308.

By Donald Puza.
Today we spoke with Alicia, carol and the founder of Beauty for Ashes organisation Stephanie Van Wyk telling us more about the wonderful work that the organisation does in the lives of ex-convict, as Alicia and Carol told us about their life of crime drug addiction and their life after Beauty for Ashes assisted them.

To elaborate more, Beauty for Ashes organisation assist prisoners leaving prison on parole by running two Half way Houses in Observatry, the half way houses help and assist women with challenges of re-entering society after prison by providing education and training to procure meaning work by addressing emotional, psychological and physical needs and negotiate family re-unification in order to prevent a return to crime, if you want to be involve in this phenomenal initiative you are more than welcome.

For more information contact:
Stephanie Van Wyk
Tell: 021 447 0823
Mobile: 082 862 5505
Email: svanwyk@axxess.co.za









By Donald Puza

Monday, December 05, 2016

MONDAY - HEALTH

We spoke to Jooste Vermeulen a director at the Organ Donor Foundation.  Organ Donor Foundation is a non profit organisation of which the main aim is to do public awareness around transplantation to try to get people to give consent for organ donations of their love ones They get the public to become organ donors and to inform there families that they are a donor.

There are two ways that you can donate organs, which the one is a live donation and that’s mostly place when a love one or family is in need of a kidney transplant, if you are a match.

The other one occurs when you have passed on, where you can donate your heart, lungs, liver, kidney, tissue ect. However you can help up to 50 people just with the tissue, but the difficult part is where the family hasn’t been inform that you are an organ donor, which makes it hard to get consent.

For more information contact:

Website: www.ods.org.za
Tel: 0800 22 66 11



Friday, December 02, 2016

Support Local Talent- Sakhisizwe Building

FRIDAY – ARTS & CULTURE

We spoke to Yonelisa Wambi his is a Soul Artist from Gugulethu. Yonelisa’s passion for music grow at a young age in church, where he then took on the roll of playing a guitar as that was the first instrument that pulled his attention.

His motivation is his love for music that he doesn’t want to stop doing what he loves; nature plays a roll as well and the face that he get to meet new people everyday.

Yonelisa is very humble and open to new things and he just has that excitement with in that he release through his music. Yonelisa writes his own music where he bring out the diversity he is part of a rainbow nation. The biggest influence in his life would be the people he meets in his everyday day life.

Shorty was performed live for the first time on Bush Radio 89.5FM by Yonelisa Wambi and this songs is targeted at all age groups and talks to the soul indeed.

The message that Yonelisa portray though his music is hope and a new mind as we are so court up in our own problems, where there is people living with us and we should build communities through forgetting all the negativity and focusing on the positive side of things.

IKasi Festive Kick Start will be hosting there event tomorrow 3 December 2016, at 16:00pm in Gugulethu Tankiso Hall where a variety of artist will perform such as Hip Hop artist, Dancers, Singers, Rusk Coffee, Trompie ect including Yonelisa will also be performing. A ticket goes for R20.00

For more information contact:

FaceBook: Yonelisa Wambi
Tel: 063 525 4425




By: Jasnine Roberts 

Thursday, December 01, 2016

We spoke to Gregory Player from Clean C. Clean C Generate opportunities through entrepreneurship by creating sustainable employment to enrich, educate, empower and inspire through uplifting communities to be free from crime and dream big by applying hard work to take ownership to do things themselves, so it becomes part of their lifestyles.   
                                                             
Clean C started off 4 years ago cleaning up the beaches in Blouberg areas and took the concept of community volunteer star work and started expanding and diversifying on the projects.  Clean C has a verity of projects that they are involved with that helps with the high unemployment in South Africa.

The biggest aim of Clean C is for the youth to just dream big and work hard and excel as individuals.

Clean C will be having an beach clean up on the 3 December 2016, at 10:00 am at Blouberg Table View

For more information contact: 

Website: www.cleanc.co.za
Facebook: Cape Town Beach Clean Up
Tel: 082 873 1962
Reading is key- Sakhisizwe Building The Nation

THURSDAY – LABOUR

Today we spoke to Dorothy Dyer from The Fundza Literacy Trust about their two free courses for comprehension and understanding poetry.

The Fundza Literacy Trust is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to improving literacy among teens and young adults throughout South Africa.

The Fundza Literacy Trust believes just what its name say’s that literacy is the most important thing for academic, reading is so powerful for personal development in ways of looking at the world and to understand your self as well.

So often people don’t have access to books, hence Fundza makes reading popular and entertaining so you will be able to just use a device ( phone, tablet ect) to read.

The content Fundza provides is about the everyday challenges, excitement you as an individual go through, to make people want to read more.

Fundza has a book reproduction programme as well, the key point that Dorothy spoke about is that you have a whole library on your phone and the aim is to develop the passion for reading. The started target audience is from 13 years of age.   

Go check out the free courses available comprehension and understanding poetry.

To access these stories just go on www.fundza.mobi

For more information or the sign up processes go on:

Facebook: The Fundza Literacy Trust
Twitter: @fundzaclub
Tel: 021 709 0688


By: Jasnine Roberts