Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Home of hope organisation

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Ashley from Home of hope organisation, the organisation deals with or give place of safety for children who were abandoned in dustbins to die, violently abused,raped,hungry and neglected due to poverty,infected with HIV and AIDS and those who were born bearing the effects of excessive drug and alcohol abuse by their mothers during pregnancy.

For more information
Contact:021 556 3573

by Wonke Mjwangu

Tuesday: Human Rights

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Paul Hooper from Homestead organisation in studio. According to homestead organisation no child should live on the street, their mission is to help boys between the ages of six and sixteen who are living on the streets to reconstruct their shattered lives by providing child centered caring projects and informed advocacy programs.

For more information
Contact: 083 8542  710

By Wonke Mjwangu

Monday, October 16, 2017

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Tereza Hough from National Osteoporosis Foundation Tereza was telling us about that they are the only non profit voluntary health organisation that is dedicated to promote lifelong bone to whole South Africa, they are really trying to helping people. 

For more information
Contact 021 9764 995
Web: www.osteoporosis.org.za
Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Anthea and Michelle from CANSA organisation they were telling us about the organisation  and who can be affected by cancer and the symptoms of cancer, they also mentioned that this is not only women that can be affected by cancer mans need to go to clinics when they see unusual things that are appearing to their bodies.

for more information
Contact: 021 689 5347

by Wonke Mjwangu

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

We spoke to Simphiwe, Nozi and Thandazwa from Mothers 2 Mothers which is an African Global base Non-Profit Organisation that unlock the potential of woman to eliminate mother to child’s transition and created healthy families.

They also train, employ and empower mothers living with HIV to provide social psycho support and health education to communities and they make sure that all the organisations clients are link to the right clinics.

Mothers 2 Mothers started 2001 in Cape Town with a treatment focus point; hence over the years they have grown with various programmes such as pre service and in service training. They work in 7 health facilities whereby 4 is based in Khayelitsha, 1 in Strand, 1 in Mfuleni and 1 in Delft.

For more information contact:

Website: www.m2m.org
Email: info@m2m.org
Tel: 021 466 9160
FaceBook: mothers2mothers

By: Jasnine Roberts

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Blessing from Oasis Association organisation, Blessing was probably was telling us about the organisation, when it was established and what work they do.

for more information
Contact: 021 671 2698

By Wonke Mjwangu
Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Antonio, Jamiela, Sandy and Deirdre from My child has Cancer, Deirdre is the founder of the organisation so she was telling us on how she started this organisation and how did she met her colleagues, they also told us about their good work that they do and on how they are willing to help people.

For more information
Contact:082 565 0060

by Wonke Mjwangu

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Thanduxolo Jobese from Liyakha South Africa he was telling us about his organisation on how did it come about and explaining more on how they help young people to become poets at the early stage

For more information
Contact: 078 166 7495

by Wonke Mjwangu

Monday, October 09, 2017

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Frano and Kira from Orbis Africa organisation, they were telling about their organisation and how did it come about, they also told us about their beautiful work they do

for more information
email: orbisafrica.co.za

by Wonke mjwangu

Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Julie Martin from Arthritis Foundation, they were telling us about their organisation and the way it come about and when was it established and were elaborating more about their beautiful work they are doing

For more information
Contact: 078 944 9569

by Wonke Mjwangu
Today on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Pazisa and Karen Borochowitz from DementiaSA at 12:30 they were telling us about their organisation and how did it come about, and they were elaborating more about the symptoms of demontia on how can you notice that you have this sickness or desease

For more information
 Pazisa 083 981 7192
Karen 083 264 8000

By Wonke Mjwangu

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

On Tuesday 03 October 2017 at 13:00 on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Ronell Jordaan from Ikamva Labantu organisation. Ikamva Labantu is an organisation that is committed in creating sustainable socio-economic change, in Cape Town's township communities.

For more information
\Contact: 021 461 8338

By Wonke Mjwangu 
On Tuesday 03 October 2017 at 12:30 on Sakhi Sizwe we spoke to Marilyn May from Atlantic Hope organisation.Atlantic Hope is a temporary, emergency placement site for babies who do not have healthy home environments in which to live.Atlantic Hope is founded on the principle that every child should have the best possible start in life.

For more information
Contact: 021 988 3279

By Wonke Mjwangu
On Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 13:30  on Sakhi Sizwe we spoke to Anga, Tshepho, Kuhle and Joshua from Realistic organisation.They were telling us about the beautiful work that the organisation is doing on changing people's life on drug abuse.

For more information:
Contact: 021 633 1800
By Wonke Mjwangu

Monday, October 02, 2017

On Monday 2 October 2017 at 13:00 on Sakhi Sizwe we spoke to Trevor Pols from Same Foundation Trevor was telling us about their beautiful work they do as an organisation.

For more information:
Email: Trevor Pols  trevor@samefoundation.org.za

By Wonke Mjwangu
On Monday 02 October 2017 at 12:30 on Sakhi Sizwe we spoke to Dr. Samantha Brooks is a chartered member of the British Psychological society, and is currently a Lecturer at the department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town South Africa.

for more information:
Contact: 078 944 9569

By Wonke Mjwangu

Thursday, September 28, 2017

We spoke to Kurt Minnaar from Dreamer Education and Marie Vogts from Young Blood Africa Arts and Culture Development about there Vanguard A month where math meets art  initiative that will be using art as a form of teaching Mathematics in schools that makes learning fun and enjoyable.

The focus of Young Blood Africa Arts and Culture Development is to bring the arts and business sector together and to provide artists with a platform to develop from, providing them with training and necessary business skills too become self-sustainable.

Dreamer Education exists to bridge the ever-widening gap between teachers and students. Through the creation of innovative educational resources and training, Dreamer Education seeks to creatively change the way students receive and comprehend academic content while equipping teachers with the necessary tools to cater for the student.

The Vanguard A month where math meets art initiative will take place on the 5 October 2017 at 17:00pm at Young Blood Africa Arts and Culture Development at 70- 74 Bree Street Cape Town. Free entry and expect to be dazzled and blow away.

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 424 0074
@KurtMinnaar @JasnineRoberts @YoungBloodArts 

                                      By: Jasnine Roberts

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

On wednesday 27 October 2017 we spoke to Hilda from Ukukhanya organisation, Ukukhanya is a non profit organisation establihed to give a free service to victims of abuse. Ukukhanya caters to all kinds of abuse including domestic violence, bullying and xenophobia.

For more information:
Contact: 082 875 53046

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

On tuesday 26 September 2017 on Sakhi Sizwe we spoke to Lynette Maart national director at Black Sash, Blash Sash is working towards the realisation of socio- economic rights, as outlined in the SA constitution 1996, with emphasis on social security and social protection for the most vulnerable particularly women and children.

For more information:
contact: 083 628 3425
Email: help@blacksash.org.za
On tuesday 26 September 2017 at 12:30 on Sakhi Sizwe we spoke with Nelisiwe Nomadwayi. She was telling us about Sozo foundation that is based in the impoverished Cape flats community of Vrygrond, Cape Town. with a vision to see the community of Vrygrond living with dignity, purpose and hope.

For information:
Email: admin@thesozofoundation.org.za
Telephone: 021 825 5529

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We spoke to Keri Stroebel motivational speaker and founder of power women project about the grand high tea that will be taking place at cape town society for the blind will be brightening its grand spring high tea on the 07th of October 2017 by asking its patrons to wear a touch of green which symbolizes not only the season but that of new life, growth, hope and prosperity.

For more information:
Date: Saturday 07 October 2017 14:30 for 15:00
Vanue: Upper east side Hotel 31Brickfield road, woodstock
Dress code: Smart casual with a splash of green
Booking: Tickets cost R300 per person or R2 700 for a table of 10.contact Nicky@ctbs.org.za to book.

By Wonke Mjwangu
We spoke to Phelisa Sikwata a young poet from Mfuleni. Phelisa fell inlove with writing at the age of 14 and she’s always thought of her writing of being both a gift and curse, reason being a gift is when it comes to her expressing the truth and a curse when it wakes her up ha ha ha, she also feels there is never a good time to write, as when it comes to you that is the best time to write. In 2016 she joined CYPHER (Cape Youth Poetry Hub for Expression and Rhythm) She’s featured on two Cypher productions Ndikhululeni and Imbewu Yesini. In 2017 she was part of the top four of the Cape Youth Poetry Slam which availed the opportunity to go to San Francisco and USA.

Phelisa draws her inspiration from black woman as she wants to share stories of black woman in South Africa. She shared the poem FemeSide which is based on all the violence against woman and children in our country, but she didn’t stop there she ended off with Ready To Love.

For more information reach out to her via Facebook: Phelisa Sikwata
Email: Zayasikwata@gmail.com

By: Jasnine Roberts
On wednesday on Sakhi sizwe we spoke to Rees Mann from SAMSOSA organisation that provide a support structure for non-offending male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. He also told us about the wonderful work they do in assisting males who have been the victims of sexual abuse.

For more information:
 you go to their website www.samsosa.org or call him on 083 3852141 or 0718809918

By Wonke Mjwangu

Wednesday on 20 September 2017

on Sakhisizwe we spoke to Bomikazi also as know as Bomi G, Pam and Nikita from Nyanga, Bomi G was born in eastern cape but she  currently lives in Nyanga and she is the founder of Amantungwa Designers that express their culture diverse through isiXhosa clothing. Her love for designing started when she was very young. Her mother was still at school hence she was struggling a lot with clothes so in her spare time she used to sketch the type of clothes she would imagine herself designing one day and today she is making a reality of it.

on the 30 september 2017 they have an event in langa the event called Booth they are inviting all types of arts, and on 7th of October 2017 they have launch in PE with Bambeka ngentanjana events.

For more information:
 you can go to her facebook page at Bomikazi Genda page called Amantungwa
designers or visit mamasita every end of the month.

by Wonke Mjwangu


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Our last interview for today we had Matthew from Triangle Project they are a non profit human rights  organisation offering professional services to ensure the full realisation of constitutional and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, their partners and families. Matthew was telling about the organisation and the great work they do as an organisation.

Tell: 021 712 6699

Today on Sakhisizwe we focused on anything that"s gender related we had Tina from womensnet on the show telling us about their organisation. they are a feminist organisation that works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa, through the use of technology. for more information please contact womensnet or visit their website

www. womensnet.org.za

Contact: 0217828816

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Today on Sakhisizwe we had Julia, Jacky and Andiswa from  MOT South Africa organisation, they were telling us about the wonderful work they do as an organisation such as life skills development among youth,conscious life choices that will enable youth to develop their full potential, they also told us how MOT SA became a safe and warm place which youngsters can learn about self confidence and believing in themselves. the most interesting part is where Jackie the MOT SA beneficiary told us how the organisation changed her life and made her take solid decisions in life.

if you are willing to be part of MOT South Africa organisation
Tell:021 696 6610

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Our last item for the day was an interview with Marketing Co-ordinator from Afrika Tikkun, Shirley Tshwale as well as Kaydo who spoke about the READY TO WORK campaign. Afrika Tikkun is a child and youth development NGO with a vision of developing today's youth to become tomorrow's productive citizens through a Cradle to Career model that empowers young people from the age of 2-35 years old.

\For more information visit www.afrikatikkun.org or email shirleyt@afrikatikkun.org

Our second interview for the day was a telephonic interview with Donna from the Pasco Foundation. The foundation is a voluntary, non-profit organisation established with the aim to address the basic needs of those in poor socio-economic communities and to educate individuals on how to create a healthier, sustainable life.

For those willing to donate to the foundation, or volunteer your time to assist, you can contact the foundation via email on info@pasco.org.za or visit www.pasco.org.za

Today, we spoke to Siba, Zukho, Michelle and co-founder, Asanda Vekho who told us about their upcoming event, Khayalitsha Fashion Week, which takes place on the 9th and 10th of September 2017. This is an opportunity where local designers can showcase their work and talents. The event takes place at the Isivivana Centre just behind Khayalitsha Mall from 12PM-6PM.
R30 and VIP at R60.
At the door, R40 for general tickets and R80 for VIP tickets.

For more information contact:
0788 709 388 or 073 617 9193.

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:

Website: www.psfa.org.za

                           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
contact: www.odf.org.za
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:
E-mail: perez@nonceba.org/admin@nonceba.org
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
Website: www.amyfoundation.co.za

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
E-mail: delphin@africanlegend.org.za
Website: www.africanlegend.org.za

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 blackbookclub2015@gmail.com

                              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:

Email: info@engender.org.za

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:

Website: www.Ikamva.org.za
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