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The Cape Town Top5 is back!

13/03/2014

Check out Everyday People every Thursday when we bring you the Cape TOP 5 before 5pm, showcasing the tracks from Cape Town’s best artists.

If you like it and want to keep the tracks in the TOP5 before 5PM chart, all you need to do is VOTE.

Sms the word TOP5 and the name of your favorite artist to 32158

Or

Get the Bush Radio Mxit app on your cell phone by visiting: http://mxitapp.com/bushradio

Tune into 89.5 fm every Thursday 4.30pm To 5pm to hear the full tracks or visit the CAPE TOWN TOP5 Page

Let’s support and encourage our local artists and musicians

*R1 per SMS and free minutes do not apply.

*The Top5 will be compiled using totals from the Bush Radio Mxit App and sms’s to 32158.

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RIP – Randall Titus

11/03/2014

randall titusWe at Bush Radio are saddened to hear about the the passing of our former volunteer, Randall Titus.

Just after Bush Radio 89.5FM officially went on air in 1995, Randall and another volunteer Robert Moult initiated our first sports programme which was broadcast on Saturday afternoons.

Randall had a passion for local sport and brought this passion into the studio where he shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with all the Bush Radio listeners.

According to a press statement issued by Professor Brian O’ Connell, University of the Western Cape rector and vice chancellor, Randall was also a member of the University Council and served on various committees. We believe this is a true testament to the passion Randall had for the communities of the Western Cape.

Recently he also had meetings with Bush Radio to discuss various future projects.

We wish to send our condolences to the Titus family, and his colleagues and friends.

(PICS) – Spirit of Madiba lives on in Cape Town

12/12/2013

Repost from Bushradionews

Thousands of people flocked to the Cape Town Stadium to celebrate the life of the late Former President Nelson Mandela on Wednesday. Madiba died at his Johannesburg home on Thursday evening, at the age of 95.

The function started with performances from various local artists which was followed by the National Anthem where the crowed sung in unity.

Chairperson of the African National Congress in the Western Cape Marius Fransman saluted the former icon for the role he played in the struggle and uniting the people of South Africa.

Fransman said we remember you as a freedom fighter, a revolutionary, activist and the father of the nation. The spirit of tata Mandela is already affecting us, let’s continue emulating his legacy.

The atmosphere was joyous with several people holding placards of Madiba, with many wearing Madiba t-shirts chanting Rolihlahla.

After MC Shado Twala opened the service, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille took the podium where she described Mandela as a leader, a visionary and the very best among us.

“I say that we must choose to live hope, I say that we must choose to live in the world of the vision of Mandela, I say we must make Tata Madiba to live forever in our efforts to make South Africa a country he will be proud of” De Lille added.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille told the crowd of her privilege of seeing Madiba earlier in the day as he laid in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. She opened the stage by singing a struggle song “uMadiba abazenge bam’mbone,”

Zille said Madiba was in peace and his face symbolized what South Africa has become, one nation at peace with ourselves and the world, one nation building one future.

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel closed by saying Madiba belonged to all of us and we will celebrate him together as the spirit of Madiba lives inside us all.

Nelson Mandela dies

06/12/2013

source: Festival Karsh Ottawa

Sometimes the inevitable is shocking. The news of Nelson Rolihlahla’s passing has left us shocked.

CLICK HERE: People share their thoughts on Mandela

But even as we grieve for the father of our nation, we remember that Madiba represented hope – hope that dedication, perseverance and going beyond individual goals is noble and worthy. Bush Radio,together with all South Africans, mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela – freedom fighter, our first president and an inspiration to the world.

AUDIO: Mandela’s first press conference after release

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela -  July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela Biography:Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in Mvezo, a village near Mbatha in the Transkei, on July 18, 1918. His father, Henry Mgadla Mandela, was the principal councillor to the Acting Paramount Chief of the Thembu and Mandela was preparing to eventually take over the position after his father’s death. But Mandela had dreams of helping his people in the fight for freedom.

He was educated at a local mission school where he was given the name Nelson. After his primary education, he was sent to Heraldtown, a Wesleyan secondary school. He then enrolled at Fort Hare where he was elected onto the Students’ Representatives Council. He was suspended from university for joining a protest. Then he and his cousin ran away to Johannesburg to escape arranged marriages.

He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree through the University of South Africa and then began studying for his LLB. He joined the African National Congress in 1943, a year after he graduated. In the midst of his political activities, he met his first wife, Evelyn Mase. A few months after meeting, they were married and eventually had four children. They divorced in 1958.

In 1944, a group of 60 young ANC members, including Mandela, joined forces to create the African National Congress Youth League, which hoped to transform the ANC into a more radical movement. They thought that the current political tactics would never emancipate South Africa. Mandela was elected as the league’s national secretary in 1948. Mandela impressed his peers with his disciplined and hard-working ways and was elected to the NEC.

He later became president of the youth league, and was elected National Volunteer-in-Chief in 1952 just as the ANC launched its Campaign for the Defiance of Unjust Laws, which involved mass civil disobedience. Mandela travelled the country organising resistance to discriminatory legislation. As a result, Mandela was given a suspended prison sentence for defying the Suppression of Communism Act and was confined to Johannesburg for 6 months.

Also in 1952 he opened South Africa’s first black law firm in Johannesburg with his friend Oliver Tambo. But under the land segregation legislation, the authorities demanded that they move their practice out of the city. Mandela and Tambo refused. During the early fifties, Mandela led the resistance against the Western Area removals, Bantu Education and the Freedom Charter.

During the fifties, Mandela was banned, arrested and imprisoned. And he vowed to not follow the rules and regulations of his oppressors. In 1958, Mandela married Nomzamo Winnie Mandela. They had no time for a honeymoon because Nelson had to appear in court for the Treason Trial. He was one of the 156 people accused in the Treason Trial.

His incarceration put a damper on his political and legal work. After the Treason Trial collapsed in 1961, the ANC was banned and Nelson Mandela emerged as its underground leader. In March of 1961 Mandela addressed the All-in African Conference and challenged the apartheid regime to create a new, democratic constitution. He then went underground to lead the campaign. Mandela had many disguises to evade the police, which earned him the name the Black Pimpernel. He and other ANC leaders created a new section of the liberation movement that prepared for an armed struggle. He felt that continuing non-violent tactics was unrealistic since the government continued to meet their peaceful efforts with violence.

Mandela travelled abroad to Swaziland in 1962 and was arrested shortly after his return to South Africa for illegally leaving the country. He acted as his own defence attorney during the trial and was convicted and sentenced to five years of prison. He was transferred to Robben Island in May 1963. He and 10 others were charged with sabotage shortly after.

The Rivonia Trial lasted 8 months. Mandela decided that if given the death sentence, he would not appeal because he was prepared to die for his ideals. Mandela was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison on Robben Island. After 18 years at Robben Island, Mandela was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town in 1982 and then to Victor Verster Prison near Paarl in 1988. While in prison, Mandela refused to accept Bantustan policy in December 1988 in exchange for a reduced sentence. He also refused release from prison in exchange for renouncing violence.

In prison, Mandela started a dialogue with the government based on the following conditions:

- The release of all political prisoners

- The unbanning of all banned organisations

- The return of all exiles

- The unconditional disbanding of Apartheid and all its laws

He was released from prison on February 11, 1990, and worked diligently to free South Africa from apartheid. In 1991 he was elected President of the ANC. In 1993 Mandela accepted the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of all South Africans who worked so hard and suffered so much to achieve peace. After apartheid officially ended on April 27, 1994, Mandela and all South Africans voted for the first time. Mandela was elected as President of a democratic South Africa and was inaugurated on May 10, 1994. He served one term as president until 1999. After retiring from politics, Mandela went on to set up three foundations: The Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and The Mandela-Rhodes Foundation. After his presidency, he continued his tireless efforts to foster democracy and equality and help the oppressed and deprived.

He will always be a hero not only to the South African people, but also to the world.

Gugulethu Jazz Festival 2013 Ticket winners

01/11/2013

Congratulations to the Gugulethu Jazz Festival Ticket* winners:

Saturday

  • Barbara Dejager
  • Gary Van Rheede
  • Shaun Reeves
  • Hanna Wefebe
  • Skhumbule Molose

Sunday

  • Cindy Pierce
  • Kunjulwa Mayekiso
  • Ndileka Moyake
  • Hilton Paul
  • Desiree Kleinsmidt
*Bush Radio is not an organiser of the event – queries around the lineup and programme of events should be directed to the PLATMEDIA Group (Pty) Ltd on 021 828 2350

MKK2013: Raising our voices – taking control of the media

04/10/2013

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The past September school holidays saw Bush Radio host a very successful Media Kidocracy Konfrence (MKK2013) – 22 to 27 September 2013. This was the 13th conference which drew young people from Bontheheuwel to as far away as Germany, participating in various discussions and productions around the theme “the role of media in democracy“.

The conference took place at the beautiful Mizpah Conference Centre in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve near Grabouw.

Team 1 of the photography group dealt with sexism and sexist stereotypes

Team 1 of the photography group dealt with sexism and sexist stereotypes

Besides plenary sessions which dealt with media literacy, gender and elections, the conference also included visits to various media outlets around Cape Town (radio, television, print and online) and a special “give back to the community” outreach session at Agape 2 – home for disabled and abandoned children. The conference also included lifeskill sessions on active citizenship and substance abuse as well as daily outside broadcasts from Grabouw.

Team 2 of the photography group dealt with nature and pollution

Team 2 of the photography group dealt with nature and pollution

The conference programme closed with what delegates always consider a highlight; the intensive production workshops which this year again included: television, radio, online, print, photography as well as two new productions; t-shirt and poster printing and a stage drama.

Click here for the radio programme: “The Role of Media in elections and democracy”

 

Some of the MKK2013 t-shirts and posters on display

Some of the MKK2013 t-shirts and posters on display

Bush Radio would like to thank the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Media Africa (FES Media – Africa) for their invaluable support to be able to run the conference as well as the Whale Coast Media Monitor – John Matthews and team, Independent Elections Commission Western Cape (IEC WC) – Courtney Sampson, Chris Balie and team and Trevor Davids, Democracy Development Programme (DDP), Charles King, Damelin, Voice of the Cape, CTTV, The Daily Voice, Community Policing Forum Mitchells Plain (CPF), Assitej, Independent Newspapers – Vusi Baloyi, South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (SANCA), Legend Ten Motion Pictures – Lydon Campbell, Gender Steps, Shariefa’s Catering and Mizpah conference centre.

A special thanks goes to all the Bush Radio Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) facilitators and volunteers as well as the Bush Radio staff and trainees who provided the logistical support for the conference.

Bush Radio staff checking out "Media on the Move" - the newspaper produced by MKK2013 delegates

Bush Radio staff checking out “Media on the Move” – the newspaper produced by MKK2013 delegates

Related: Media conference empowers youth for the 13th year #MKK2013

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3 Radio sales positions offered

09/09/2013

onair lightBush Radio is recruiting three (3) energetic, creative and target-driven sales representatives to work in the sales department of the station.

Requirements:

- Computer literacy compulsory (including Excel, PowerPoint and word)
- A Matric certificate
- A passion for community media
- Sound oral and written communication skills
- Own transport

A basic salary of R1000 per month will be paid with a competitive commission on sales, which can increase your monthly income to more than R10,000.

Closing date for application is 12 September at 17h00. No late applications will be considered. Interviews will take place the week of the 16th September 2013, and successful applicants have to start on the 1st October 2013.

Applications can be emailed to marketing@bushradio.co.za and should state SALES REP JOB APPLICATION 2013 in the subject line. No telephonic enquiries will be accepted.

Applicants not contacted within two weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Nobody broke my heart, you know why? It’s already broken. – Sathima Bea Benjamin (1936 – 2013)

21/08/2013
Sathima Bea Benjamin (17 October 1936 – 20 August 2013)

Sathima Bea Benjamin (17 October 1936 – 20 August 2013)

All of us at Bush Radio would like to share our condolences with all the family, friends and fans of Sathima Bea Benjamin who passed away yesterday. South African jazz singer and wife of pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, Sathima Bea Benjamin has died at the age of 76. Sathima was born in Johannesburg and raised in Cape Town.In the 1960’s Sathima and husband Abdullah Ibrahim moved between Europe and New York.

Trailer to the 2010 documentary on Sathima: “Sathima’s Windsong”

In 1979, she launched her own record label, Ekapa, primarily to produce and distribute her music. Between 1979 and 2002, she released eight albums: ‘Sathima Sings Ellington’, ‘Dedications’, ‘Memories and Dreams’, ‘Windsong’, ‘Lovelight’, ‘Southern Touch’, ‘Cape Town Love’, and ‘Musical Echoes’.

Jazz Specialist and Bush Radio presenter Nigel Vermaas said Sathima was one of the icons of South African Jazz, however she wasn’t that recognised in this country because she spent most of her career in the United States where she was highly valued.

Sathima and Bush Radio volunteer, Ronnie Green enjoying a laugh and a cup of tea at the station

Sathima and Bush Radio volunteer, Ronnie Green enjoying a laugh and a cup of tea at the station

In October 2004, South African president Thabo Mbeki bestowed upon her the Order of Ikhamanga Silver Award in recognition for her excellent contribution as a jazz artist in South Africa and internationally, as well as for her contribution to the struggle against apartheid.  This year she received the Lifetime achievement award at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.

Jazz educator and musician, Paul Sedres said Sathima was able, through her music, to represent a big sector of our population and the ideals that we wanted in terms of our social change during the apartheid era.

Sathima Bea Benjamin and Abdullah Ibrahim had two children Tsakwe and Tsidi (hip-hop artist Jean Grae).

Editor of the South African Association for Jazz Education, Diane Rossi said one of the highlights was when Sathima graced the Crypt Jazz restaurant stage on International Jazz Day this year, and in the audience were her family and fans.

Rossi added that Sathima has gone far too soon.

Listen to Sathima sing (via sathimabeabenjamin.com):

* Loveless Love/Careless Love from SongSpirit

** If You Were the Only Boy in the World from Cape Town Love

Calling all “old” Bushies

25/07/2013

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On the 9th August 2013, National Women’s Day, Bush Radio 89.5FM will be celebrating its 18th on-air birthday.

If you were a on-air volunteer, trainee or producer between 1995 and 2013 we would like to invite you to join Bassie Montewa on Backchat from 2 to 4pm on Friday the 9th August 2013 to share your experiences with listeners.

We want to find out how it was “back in the day”, how the experience changed you, affected your career choices and what you are up to now?

If you are able to join Bassie (in-studio or on the telephone) please fill in the form below or contact Isherene Siebritz on 021 448 5450 / marketing@bushradio.co.za to book your time back on air.

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Mandela Day Human Chain (slideshow)

19/07/2013

Some pictures from the Human Chain held in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy and our commitment to a united South Africa yesterday (18 July 2013) in Cape Town.

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Related:

Help honour Madiba’s legacy

Audio: Nelson Mandela’s first official press conference after his release in 1990


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