Thursday, August 10, 2017

Today we spoke with Leigh Brown the Founder and the director of Seed organisation, she was telling us about the wonderful work they do for youth and young adult as well as their programs such as Seeding Future this program is a six month skills training course that equip township youth with climate resilience skills to harness opportunities in green economy.

The organisation also run out door class room, the out door class room program provide resource-scarce schools with an enriching space for schools goers to learn about environment and engage with core school curriculum, the organisation also train on how to use the outdoor space teachers for an enriching learning experience.
For more info
Liegh Brown
Mobile: 082 335 4110
Tell: 021 671 6912

Friday, August 04, 2017

We spoke to M.J.Li 2016 Legends of Kungfu World Martial Arts Championships. He has four gold medals under his belt.

M.J.Li took us back on a journey of hard work to get where he is today, he has been busy visiting schools across the Western Cape and South Africa, delivering motivational talks, doing kungfu demos at schools sharing his humble story with youth of him having been a youngster who grew up in Mitchell’s Plain, trained locally and then went on to train across China.

On the 5 August 2017, he presents the first ever Western Cape Schools Kungfu Tournament at Rocklands High School Hall, tickets goes for R25.00 and the event starts at 9am.

For more information contact:

081 711 1211

021 838 1535

By: Jasnine Roberts

Friday, July 28, 2017

We spoke to Warren Lodge about Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) which is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners and students attending primary, secondary and special needs schools as well as Orphaned & Vulnerable Children Centres (OVCs), Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVETS) in the Western Province.
 PSFA’s main aims are to reduce short term hunger, enhance children’s ability to learn through school feeding and increase school attendance.

PSFA will be having there annual fun walk event on the 27 August 2017, at Green Point Cricket Grounds. The aim of this initiative is to raise funds to enable PSFA to feed underprivileged learners at schools.

The cost of the event is R50.00 where by people can enter for a 10KM walk which starts a 7:30 am and a 5KM walk at 8:00 am. R50.00 enables PSFA to provide for 20 school going learners a healthy cooked meal.

For more information contact:


                           By: Jasnine Roberts

Thursday, June 29, 2017

On Sakhisizwe we had Deirdré Taylor from the organisation My Child Has Cancer Trust, a support group for families with children who are struggling with cancer.
Deirdré told us about the importance of creating a network of mutual support and solidarity amongst families who have experienced or are experienced similar circumstances in order to help them cope better with the difficult reality they are facing.
For instance, the organisation provides support through informative sessions, offering help with everyday life business – such as groceries, picking up the other siblings from school – advice and emotional support.

                                            By: Giulia Monteleone

Tuesday, June 06, 2017




MOBILE: 076 125 5686

Monday, June 05, 2017

On sakhisizwe we had an interview with Luke Steenkamp and Fiona Mccurdie from Groote Schuur Hospital they were telling us about organ donor how one can become an organ donor,what is needed to a person who want to be an organ donor, what are the requirement and why it is so important to become an organ donor and they also rectify the lies and misconception that our communities had about organ donor.

For more info
Toll free line:0800 2266 11

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sakhisizwe today had a discussion about child protection week with Simone Sanger from child line, she was speaking on the traumatic experience a child goes through after being abused and the consequences a child could encounter once she experience any kind of abuse, Titus Petersen from SAPS  was speaking about the role government plays in analyzing cases of cyber bullying, sexting and pornography and how they deal with such, Maureen Ben a social worker from D.C.S was speaking on behalf of correctional service and how they evaluate a child that has been abuse and how the society should do to fight child abuse in our communities.

If you want to get involve in the work they do you contact them to the following info.

Child line: 08000 55 555
D.C.S: Mr David 021 700 1109

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

On Sakhisizwe today we also spoke with Nomvuyo and Thandi from mamelani organisation that work with young people and women from marginalized  communities in the western cape, enabling them to improve their lives through active change.

They were telling us about their program called Wellness program  that share essential health information.

For more info:
Nomvuyo Mbele
Today on Sakhisizwe we had Nozuko Conjwa and Pauline Perez from Nonceba Family Counselling organisation in Khayelitsha, they were speaking about the wonderful work they do for children who has been the victims of sexual abuse in khayelitsha as well as the programs they offer for those children such as, The Victim Support Services that provide assistance, intervention, and counselling for children under the age of 18 who have been sexually abuse, physically abuse or neglected and Abuse Prevention Education Program that intend to make children safer by making them and the community aware of how abuse can happen and how to deal with it when it happens.

For more info contact:
Tell: 021364 0135
We spoke to Tineke Ganz Malan from Down Syndrome Association Western Cape, which is 40 years of age.

This organisation got started by a group of parents who realise that they need to do something to assist there children to develop. One of the fathers travelled a lot, and when he went on his trips he use to collect as much information as possible.

 Tineke explains: “Down Syndrome is not a disorder you suffer from, you get born with Down syndrome disorder meaning it is a genetic condition, that sits in your genes and not something passed down from parents, you are literally born with an extra piece of genetic material on the 21 chromosome and that extra material causes developmental delay and the features that goes with down syndrome, which means there development is more slower, they find things more difficult to handle and get tired more easily ect.”   

They do have programmes that they run which expanded over the years. As circumstance are not always easy, where by the disorder do not always become the biggest problem, but what you will be putting on the table, hence Down Syndrome Association Western Cape does outreach programmes and support groups in the communities to assist parents to start with their children from an early age.

Tineke explains further: “just because they are Down syndrome one should not feel sorry for them, and they can still have a healthy lifestyle, meaning they can work and do things for themselves, but only needs to be kept an eye on. The only sad part is they will always be depended the older they get, they can not live on there own.”

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 919 8233

BY: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, May 22, 2017

We spoke to Leana Olivier from Farrsa, which is a non profit organisation that does research on Fatal Alcohol Syndrome related issues.

Fatal Alcohol Syndrome is when a mother consumes alcohol while pregnant, and the alcohol is a poisonous substance to the developing cells of the unborn babies, which can cause brain damage or birth defects in the babies.  

They do awareness programmes in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and the Free State.

Once in an area they do a prevalence study to identify how big the problem of fatal alcohol syndrome is. To determine whether there is a problem and then the awareness work follows, to make the public more aware of the syndrome and not point fingers to the mothers and put more strain on them during there pregnancy.

There flag programme is called a healthy mother a healthy baby. The aim behind this programme is to provide assistance to all females with education.

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 686 2646


Thursday, May 18, 2017

We did an outside broadcast today at Verde Hotel, Cape Town from 12:00-15:00. Promoting co- operative governance and collaboration through a multi stakeholder’s service hub in Philippi, Cape Town end of project conference.

The conference was in partnership with Cordaid , Community Connections and the Philipp Community. Cesvi Foundation hosted a ground breaking multi-stakeholder engagement conference to mark the end of a European Union Funded project.

The conference seeks to bring together stakeholders, which include citizens, community action groups and local authorities who have vested interest in addressing issues of domestic violence against women, children and youth related interventions.

For the past two years, European Union funded Cesvi and its partners to implement a project whose specific and overall objectives are improving service delivery for women, children and youth in informal settlements in Cape Town through active citizenship co- ordination and multi- stakeholders engagement, as a contribution to the improvement of capacity and provision of social services and development oriented services for the poor at a wider level respectively.

The conference covered critical issues such as:
-         A best practice approach for a building a hub focused on the delivery of integrated domestic violence services, including lessons learnt and outcomes achieved.
-         Institutionalising cooperation and collaboration.
-         Multi-stakeholder meetings as a form of engagement among Civil Society Organisations, Community Action Groups, Citizens and Local Authorities.
-         Lessons learnt about the Domestic Violence strategy and the model of engagement conceived through these meetings.
-         Financial support to 3rd parties mechanism for building multi-stakeholders collaboration.

#Lets stop turning a blind eye to violence.

For more information contact:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We spoke to Jacky Dunn and Gereen Van Rensburg from Child Welfare South Africa.

Child Welfare South Africa is a non profit and one of the organisations that work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children in South Africa, they started in 1924.  Child Welfare South Africa is an umbrella body with a National Office and 9 Provincial Offices; they represent 164 child welfare organisations across the Province, where they work to address the need of theses children in communities.

Every day thousands of children are abused, sexually exploited, trafficked, abandoned and some go without food or shelter. Children do not have enough people protecting them.

Hence two of there flagship programmes are Isolabantwana (keep eyes on the children) and 4 our children project (child at risk). They have many other projects, they are pleading with the public to help support the work they do by keeping there children safe.

If you would like to assist or donate to Child Welfare South Africa contact:

Twitter: @childwelfare_sa
Facebook: Child Welfare South Africa
Tel: 072 448 8953 / 078 893 9571

By: Jasnine Roberts

Friday, May 12, 2017

Today on Sakhisizwe we had V2V a group of fresh and talented rappers who's radiate in the dusty streets of cape town telling how they meet as the group, their music career and what transformation they want to bring through their music.

Their work are available in their facebook page.

contac details

FaceBook Page: V2V PHAM
Mobile: 084 737 2508

Thursday, May 11, 2017

We spoke to Pat Lindegren from Action on Elder Abuse. This organisation has been in existence from 1998, where it originally started as a helpline for older people or any member of society to call in to report elder abuse, it was then know as HEAL which stood for Help of Elder Abuse Line.
After all these years it still exist but, in 2002 they have expanded to include training on elder abuse, such as what it is and to be able to identify when they see it, hence the name Action on Elder Abuse was born.

They also do lobbing and advocacy, as well as provide information to people that want to know more about elderly persons.

Heal has a toll free number, but only if you are using a landline, if a cellphone is used leave your number and they’ll return your call. Heal is operational 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Pat gives examples of elder abuse and the effect drug abuse has on the older generation. Pat also explains the law that protect older persons and the amount of trouble you as an individual can get into if you turn a blind eye to abuse of a elderly person.  

Let’s stop abusing our older generation as they were after all the ones who fought for what we have today. Respect our elderly, think of it this way we all gone get old so put yourselves in there shoes. They are any thing but a burden and more of a blessing.

For more information contact:

Toll Free: 0800 00 30 81

By: Jasnine Roberts

Sakhisizwe also spoke with Michelle Bagley from Amy Biehl Foundation she was telling us about the huge inadequacies in the schools in which they work, she also talked about impact of the programs does in the creative side of the child's brain.

If you want to get in touch with Amy Biehl Foundation you are welcome to do so.

Contact details
Tell: 021 447 1690
mobile: 073 557 2004

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke with Delphin Maloba from African Legend organisation, he was telling us about educational and skills development programs they offer for children from previous disadvantage areas, the motive for that they saw a need for such programs and children and youth with poor reading and writing during their child hood are more likely to drop out of school so as the organisation they needed to come up with a new concept of terminating what young bloods are experiencing.

If you want to be involve in this initiative you are more than welcome

contact details
Mobile: 083 416 3583

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Today we spoke to Clement Papy Nkuzi Programme Director, Bridgetti Mashabane and Zuki from Cesvi Foundation and accompanied with them was Mufaro Magidi from Mosaic.

Cesvi Foundation is a non profit organisation which has two main programmes focusing environmental management about building resilience in communities and the other one is a social protection programme which focuses more on the Woman, Children and the Youth.

Mosaic is a 23year old non profit organisation and focuses mostly on gender based violence and offering support services and counselling to woman who are affected by gender based violence and over the years they are now working with male interventions.  

These two organisations come together and are fighting for the same cause, hence there new project has been established Right Fora for Change. The project comes as realization to be able to see those violent free communities and being able to document theses stories.  To elaborate further it will be a photo voice project where children will go in there communities to document there stories. The projected is aimed at the disadvantage communities. The project will be use as an preventative measure.

For more information contact:

TEL: 021 374 0800

TEL: 021 761 7585

By: Jasnine Roberts

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Children have rights too.

We spoke to Vivian Zilo the founder of Iliso Care Society and a few of the students and facilitators in the programme. Iliso Care Society is a non profit organisation that was established in 2005, with the aim to fight poverty and unemployment, as there were various problems in the society. Mama Zilo’s inspiration was the fact that she felt pregnant at a young age and lost some of her siblings, hence she wanted to guide the youth to not make the same mistake and take their lives for granted. She also wanted to educate people and help them to not be afraid to enclose their HIV status and ask for help and how to deal with various issues that effect us in our daily lives.

Iliso Care Society runs various programmes, eg where they provide skills to the community, meals on wheels to feed the communities that are hungry, after school programmes and arts programmes ect.  They identify what is needed in the community and then seek a way to fill the gap, by partnering with stakeholders.

They also assist the students to identify what it is that they want to achieve in life, and which subjects to take in order to pursue theses career paths. Some of the learners shared their stories with us how these programmes have made a positive impact in there lives.  

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 360 8283   


By: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, April 03, 2017

We spoke to Dr. Darren Levin a general practitioner speaking to us more about Influenza, as flu is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus.

Influenza is a viral infection, which has various symptoms which differs from person to person. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. These symptoms can be:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches behind the eyes
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
  • It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

To prevent this virus is to get vaccinated as June-July is a high risk season for influenza. And to avoid colds take a 5ml dose of Vitamin C daily.

Hence it is important to seek medical attention as soon as these symptoms appear.

By: Jasnine Roberts 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today we spoke to Luncedo Lawrence Ntubuntu a committee member of Black Book Club. Black Book Club was founded in 2017 by three gentlemen. They had this idea to start a networking club for young black professionals hence Black Book club started.
“We want to uneducated Black people or African People to educate them on African literature, History and authorship”.

They made an impact in communities by doing a variety of initiatives such as monthly book drives or networking sessions where these books get distributed to communities and they also provide programmes about African literature and History to Grade10, 11 and 12 at the JL Zwane centre.
They will be having a book launch free of charge and live performances and also welcoming drinks served on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 135 Albert Street Woodstock at 14:30.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the authors book The Yearning by Mohale Mashigo.

For more information contact Luncedo Lawrence Ntubuntu : 061 2168 925/078 7456 054/078 7076 157 or email

                              By: Jasnine Roberts 

Monday, March 27, 2017


Today we spoke to Dr. Monique Marais who is a qualified Gastroenterologist, which is someone who specializes in gut of your stomach oesophagus, small bowel colon and liver diseases. This means they deal a lot with gastroenteritis, inflammatory bowel disease reflux disease and all types of liver disease.

We spoke about Norovirus, which is also known as a winter vomiting bug. Norovirus is a very common cause of gastroenteritis in both adults and children. It is a virus that antibiotics will not help for. It is a self limiting disease which last for up till six days, but only reveals it self on the 3rd day.

This virus is transmitted from person to person via food, physical touch hence hygiene is of utmost importance. Some symptoms of the virus are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, lost of taste, weakness, muscle aches, headaches and fever. And can effect all age groups, hence it is important if you suspect dehydration seek medical assistance. If left untreated it could get dangerous.

Some tips to prevent Norovirus are:
Follow a healthy diet, have enough fruit and veggies to get enough vitamins especially Vitamin C.  
Get enough sleep.
Was your hands as often as possible.

For more information the doctor advice google, before consulting a doctor.

                               By: Jasnine Roberts

Wednesday, March 15, 2017



Today we spoke to Bernedette Muthien elaborating on there past International Women's day event they had the 10 March 2017, at Oude Molen Eco Village, where issues where raised and a platform created to empower woman. The theme were "Be Bold For Change". Bernedette spoke to us more on the constitution as it is our fundamental right to know our rights.  

For more information contact:


By: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, March 13, 2017

Faseega Coetzee and John Lawrence from Genes To Success spreading awareness around World Down Syndrome Day.

Genes to success was started when Shaziah was only a few months old, when her parents were trying to figure out how to handle a baby with Down syndrome. Genes to success support, care and service to children and adults from all backgrounds that is down syndrome and Intellectual disabled. To empower parents, family and guardians who has children with Down syndrome and other Intellectual disabilities with skills and Information. Promoting the fact that people with Down syndrome and other Intellectual disabilities, have the right to live with Independence, dignity and security as valued citizens in society.

Genes to success will be hosting there 4th World Down Syndrome Awareness event on the 18 March 2017, at Bonteheuwel Community Centre. The event will start at 10:00am to 14:00pm.

The Theme will be WEAR ODD SOCKS.
We can get people talking about Down syndrome awareness if we all wear socks. . . BUT NOT JUST ANY SOCKS . . . Wear “mismatched” socks, or other brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock . . . Maybe even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. AND WHY STOP AT SOCKS? Wear your favorite Down syndrome awareness shirt. Join us in wearing something which people will ask you about so that you can tell them about WORLD

For more information contact:

Tel: Faseega 073 779 3357
        Shafiek 074 075 2401

By : Jasnine Roberts


We spoke to Ananda Nel director of Ikamva Labantu, which is a non governmental organisation that focuses more on developing work in the town ships. They spoke to us about the Nursing Surgery that was launched on the 8 March 2017 at Enkululekweni Wellness Centre in Khayelitsha.

Ananda states: “The Nursing Surgery is an old container that’s been reformed into what looks like a five star private hospital inside”.  She continues “what it means is that it provides quality health care at an affordable price to anyone that needs access to health care and the community has embrace this initiative”.

The Surgery runs from Monday-Friday and is a walk in sector that provides any service you would seek from your local GP.  The service ranges from as little as R20.00 – R200.00 max.

The Nursing Surgery is located at in H Section in Khayelitsha.

For more information contact:

Tel : 021 461 8338

By: Jasnine Roberts

Friday, March 03, 2017


Today we spoke to Delta The Leo an Hip Hop artist, Choreography and a two time hip hop role dance champion talking about her newest single Let It Be.

Dalta is mostly know for being in the dance scene and dancing and music goes together which is where she found her love for music. As growing up she was encourage to pursue rapping and just trying to fit in, but she’s always loved singing.

Delta explains: “at first in was just trying to fit in while growing up, hence music was always the fundamental. I’ve always loved singing growing up and just making noise, hence it was nothing foreign for me, it was just understanding what to do, when I’m on the micro phone, when I’m in the studio, because it is different when you speak and when you have to sing, it has to make sense you can’t just talk about the trees and the moon.”

Delta continues “I like more of what the West Africans are doing, because if you listen to the internationally sound it sounds more African as they trying to be more like us, hence it is very important for us to keep our sound very different and authentic.”

Let it be is a sounds that do not exclude anyone, where everyone can connect and enjoy and listen to music and feel good. When you listen to music you let it is and not feel forced to sing along or dance it is a personal choice, but let the feeling take over.

For more information contact:

Instagram: @delta_the_leo

Twitter: @DeltaTheLeo

By: Jasnine Roberts

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Today on Sakhisizwe we had an interview with the chair person of Free Gender organisation Velisa Jara, she was telling us about the phenomenal work that Free Gender do in protecting the Right of Lesbians in the town ships of cape flats, as you are sensible that lesbians and gays in our communities are called by names and brutally killed because of who they are, so Free Gender is there to fight such experiences and protect their Rights.

For More Info:
contact Funeka: 076 321 0276
Velisa Jara: 0783466557.

By Donald

We spoke to Dani Janks from Atlantic Hope a non profit organisation which is an emergency safety placement site for abandoned and vulnerable babies who do not have a healthy home to live in. They are founded on the principle that every child should have the possible start in life.

They also care for babies that are awaiting adoption. The organisation got started 6 and half years ago in a three room apartment. Once the babies are placed in the care of Atlantic Hope they get to be provided and cared for up until a year, times the baby’s gets to stay for longer.

For more information contact:


Tel: 021 434 8514

By: Jasnine Roberts

We spoke to Josephine Joseph from The Cape Flats Development Association (CAFDA), which is a non profit organisation that promote a range of social welfare and development programs and services that promote stable family and community life.

CAFDA was established in 1944 which makes them 72 years old. CAFDA started off as a distress organisation over the years they’ve moved from being a distress organisation to a development association. CAFDA is involved with various projects where the youth can get involve with. CAFDA also provide programmes to fight the battle of unemployment. CAFDA is for anyone school leavers everyone.

For more information:

Tel: 021 706 2050 

By: Jasnine Roberts


Today we spoke to Elroy Paulus National Advocacy Manager from Black Sash. Black Sash will be turning 62 this year in May as it was established in 1955. This organisation was started by a group of very concerned women called women of defense of the constitution league. Over years it grow and become member based federal organisation, hence new Black Sash organisations opened, as one on one advice giving. Black Sash got know through the work of social assistance.

Black Sash has three programmes in place: The advocacy, citizen based monitoring which is accompanied with health and education training and information.

Elroy spoke about the social grants “in February there was a contact that was established between a Cash Pay Masters and Sassa which enables anyone that gets a grant to go draw there money anywhere, hence the bank that was used were making deductions for airtime, funeral plans ect. Hence Sassa said from the 1 April 2017, when the five year contact ends they will be ready to in source the payment, which means there would not be any deductions made from Sassa beneficiaries”

30% of the population depends on grants, hence the question remains will Sassa be ready???

Black Sash will approach the Constitutional Courts to make sure that the conditions are met by the Constitutional Courts in order to protect confidential data of Sassa beneficiaries that the information is not traded, people have the full cash value of the grant and that there be time frames.

For more information contact:

Helpline: 072 663 3739   

By: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, February 27, 2017


Today we spoke to Adele Grosse a mother of a 13year old boy named Luca that has been diagnosed with leukaemia last year November.

“I’ve been working closely with The Sunflower Fund, a South African non-profit organisation dedicated to creating awareness, educating the public and facilitating the registration process for people to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR). Every year, hundreds of South African children and adults with blood diseases such as leukaemia and bone marrow failure, reach a stage where their only chance of survival is a bone marrow transplant from a healthy donor. In about 30% of cases, a fully matched donor can be found in the patient’s own family, most often a brother or sister. For the other 70% of patients, their only hope is to find a matched unrelated donor identified by the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR).”

She shares her story with us, “pleading with the public, parents, family ect to sign a petition to challenge government to subsidise the registration and test fee to become a stem cell donor. Our government subsidises ARV's 100% for HIV patients, why not stem cells? My son and many other children innocently became sufferers of leukaemia and should be given the chance to a life. Please help by signing the petition on or follow this link: Sign the Petition. Together we can make a difference!” Grosse concludes.

For more information contact:


By Jasnine Roberts

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We also spoke with Colleen Williams and Wiedaad Thebus from Good Hope Foundation, telling us about their passionate to serve the communities of western cape and it's focus is to constantly develop and offer a wide range of services that strengthen the unemployed, uneducated and the poor families.

For more info: 
Contact Colleen Williams
Tel: 021 696 6133/1463
Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke with Auriol Hays and Stacey  regarding urslam factor competition that been happening in pollsmoor prison,
Urslam factor competition is a talent competition open to all inmates, parolees and officials of pollsmoor prison, the audition started on the 6th of February 2017 and are expected to run until the finale on the 29th of April 2017, where the winner will be chosen from 7 hopefuls fat a Gala event at the prison.

For more info:
Mobile: 076 069 6697

By Donald

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We spoke to Lisa Thompson- Smeddle director at One Heart for Kids which is a non profit organisation sustainable development network that focuses on health and education for children across South Africa.

One Heart will be having an fundraising run for education on 26 March 2017 starts at 8:00 am, late entries will be charged R20.00 extra. The 3KM is R60.00, 5KM is R90.00 and 10KM is R110.00, bring the whole family along.
The event will take place at Eikendal Vineyards. Prices will be given away on the day.

To enter the run go to:

The aim behind the initiative is to provide a sustainable curriculum to keep learners dedicated to reading. This initiative has been accepted from the community openly and the books relate to everyday situations. 

RUN READ LEAD. We believe that by joining hands with us and coming to run with us, you are helping a child learn how to read. Strong readers become strong leaders and this is our vision and passion for the organisation.”

“With us, every race you run, someone gets to learn how to read”.

For more information contact:

Facebook: One Heart For Kids
Tel: 021 883 3680

                                   BY: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, February 13, 2017


Today we spoke to Nidhi Chaitow psycho social counselor and group facilitator at Prem Nidhi Conscious Rhythm.

At Prem Nidhi Conscious Rhythm drumming gets use as a therapeutic tool, for transformation and for connecting and healing. Nidhi focuses on a variety of programmes that empower and connect with you.

For more information contact:


Monday, February 06, 2017


Today we spoke to Tracey Malawana from HEALA about Obesity.

Heala was established in October 2016 and is an alliance of like minded organisation with the mission to improve the heart of obese South Africa. Compelled by the South Africa Constitution right that states everyone has the right to access clean water and significant food. There main focus is on prevention's and awareness around obesity in South Africa.

As South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa, with up to 70% of women and a third of men being classified as overweight or obese. A staggering 40% of women in our country are obese, which means they have a body mass index greater than 30 kg/m2 and the rate of childhood obesity has reach an alarming level.

Obesity causes increased health care costs, lost wages due to illnesses and disability, reduces work productivity, generates earlier retirement, and adversely affects people’s general well-being.

Some of the factors that cause obesity is the based on what you eat, such as fizzy drinks that have a high sugar level.

And some of the common diseases that place a role through obesity are diabetes, heart illness, kidney failures and some causes cancer.

For more information contact:

Facebook: Health Living Alliance
Twitter: @heala_sa

Tel: 011 88 00 995

Friday, February 03, 2017


We spoke to Siphokazi Jonas a writer, performer and poet, she’s written, produce and performed in three one woman poetry productions: Poetry under the Stars, Wrestling with Dawn and Conspiracy Theory and she also writes fiction and play writing stories. She originated from Queens Town in the Eastern Cape but resides in Cape Town these days.

Siphokazi develop the love for writing in high school as she’s always loved reading, but over time her writing become better and spoke more to people. When she reached University she was introduce to spoken word and that is where this all started to kick off for her.

She perceive her writing as a gift that is meant to bless others, but some times it does become a curse due to her not being able to write or she not being happy with the product.  

 She states: “before we are entertainers we are teachers and we are meant to be the voice that will speak for our generations and the voice that will paint a positive future when things are really difficult hence I use my work to bring a message across to say you have the right, you have the energy behind you to choose your path”.

She’s release a dvd called It’s Kind in South Africa and numerous other productions, but she has been nominated by the word and sound which takes place in Johannesburg for her performance last year which was one of the best show cases for 2016 so all you need to do to vote is go on word and sound website. Closing date is Sunday 5 February 2016.

Her dream is to have her own school of writing where she can develop the next generation into becoming professional writers and travel the world sharing her poetry.

For more information follow her on:
Twitter: @Siphokazi_J

Instagram: Siphokazi_J  
By: Jasnine Roberts

Thursday, February 02, 2017

We spoke to Thuleka Duze Director of AnTG EKASI which is a company that started operating in 2014 from Gugulethu in a one room backyard and  now in Cape Town,76 Long Street Pan African Market.

ANTG EKASI manufactures brand creation of handbags & apparel, which boasts of African Print looks & feel, stylish infused color & quality texture from around Africa. They create ranges that represent rural and urban designs to meet the fashion needs of men and women and comprises of fashionable and unique masterpieces and they jazz up your sneakers as well with providing that new feel to it.

All there products are done hand made and they draw inspiration from anything which provide that uniqueness and color.

For more information contact:

Instagram: Antg_Ekasi
Twitter: ANTG
Cell: 083 515 4435

These are some of the hand made designs 

By: Jasnine Roberts