Monday, September 18, 2023

Expressing your last wishes before you pass on.

A will is a legal document that expresses a person's wishes as to how their property is to be distributed after their death and as to which person is to manage the property until its final distribution.

September is known as Wills Month and National Wills Week kicks off on 11 September 2023. Your last will and testament serve as the key tool in ensuring your wishes are carried out after you pass away. It determines the distribution of your belongings and property and provides for your family and loved ones. Tune in as we speak to Rene Carstens, Principal Legal Practitioner at the Legal Aid SA Cape Town Local Office.

Presenter: Jasnine Roberts
Producer: Lydia M

Friday, September 15, 2023


Yes We Can is an organisation that has a mission to create and maintain a sustainable educational programme that equips youth and women with skillsets to develop themselves and maintain their livelihoods.

They have a vision for youth and women to replicate the programme model in their respective communities; ensuring longevity of it and its self-sustainability as well as creating self-employment and generating income for themselves and for others.

In studio we were joined by Mila Moreano Co-Founder of Yes We Can & CEO, Mrs Abieda Hendricks and Mr Simba Matanda.

Click on the link below to hear more about YES WE CAN

Presenter: Jasnine Roberts
Producer: Lydia M

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Healing Child Trauma takes Time, Patience and Care

Providing individual & group therapy to children who’ve suffered trauma and abuse with Therapeutic tools & treatment programmes Training professionals. Jelly Beanz, believe that children should be free.

Free to live. To love. To learn. To play and to grow, knowing that they matter. Jelly Beanz is an organisation that brings hope to children that have been affected by trauma

Today on Sakhisizwe we were joined by Ruth Van der Walt who is a clinical social worker at Jelly Beanz

Click on the video to hear more about Jelly Beanz and the work that they do.

Presenter: Jasnine Roberts

Producer: Lydia M

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Stop drinking when you PREGNANT

Drinking any amount of alcohol when pregnant is not safe at all it can cause a lot of serious health problems for your baby, problems such as premature birth, birth defects such as hearing loss, heart problems to name a few. If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please do not drink alcohol.

On the 9th of September it is known as International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day and that was one of the health issues that was being discussed.

What is Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD)?

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of conditions that can occur in a person who is exposed to alcohol as a result of their mother drinking during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.

FARR is dedicated to building positive futures in South African communities by significantly reducing birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Their focus of our major activities is on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).

ON the line we were speaking to Jaco Louw. He is a foundation for alcohol related (FARR) Project Coordinator and is also involved in our Research Unit.


Please click on the link below to listen to the interview.

Presenter: Jasnine Roberts
Producer: Lydia M

Monday, July 03, 2023

Employees Wellness Week

Employee wellness is all about activities and programs that improve employee health and well-being. Prioritizing employee well-being is the main way an employer can help employees manage stress, build relationships, improve productivity, and reduce burnout.

Employee Wellness Week, is an annual national health event designed to bring awareness of the importance of maintaining the health and wellbeing of employees in the workplace and within their home environment. The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) uses this week to highlight the importance of heart and brain health, as well as the associated risk factors given that CVD has a very high burden of disease in SA.  

From the 3rd- 7th  of July, is known as Employees Wellness Week and speaking to us about the importance of this week is Nutrition Science Team Leader and registered dietician form the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa Hayley Cimring.  

Click on the link below to hear what Hayley had to say:

Presenter: Jasnine Roberts
Producer: Lydia M

Monday, June 26, 2023

Winter having an effect on Bloodstocks

The Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) is appealing to all donors to donate blood as blood stocks are critically low. “The winter is having a severe effect on our bloodstocks and we are amidst a severe blood stock shortage”, says Marike Carli, Public Relations Manager at WCBS.

There is a critical shortage in the O and B blood groups, with only a 2-day supply left. The A-positive blood stocks are also under severe pressure as only a 3-day supply is left. WCBS always aim to have a blood stock level of 5 days. The winter weather is not conducive to going out, and with the continuing storms in Cape Town, they are seeing the effects on their blood stocks. Blood donors suffer from colds and flu during this time and can subsequently not donate blood – up until the resolution of their symptoms.

Click on the video below to here more:

Presenter: Jasnine Roberts

Producer: Lydia M

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Stem Cell Donation -DKMS


DKMS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of patients with blood cancer and blood disorders.

Founded in Germany in 1991 by Dr Peter Harf, DKMS and the organisation of over 1,000 employees have since relentlessly pursued the aim of giving as many patients as possible a second chance at life. With over 11 million registered donors, DKMS has succeeded in doing this 100,000 times to date by providing blood stem cell donations to those in need. 

This accomplishment has led to DKMS becoming the global leader in the facilitation of unrelated blood stem cell transplants. The organization has offices in Germany, the US, Poland, the UK, Chile and South Africa. In India.

Listen to Palesa Mokomele the Head of Community Engagement and Communications at DKMS Africa, as she tells us more about Stem Cell Donation

Presenters: Jasnine Roberts
Producer: Lydia M