Bush Radio 89.5FM has a vacancy for an Administrative Assistant (see full criteria + job description below).
Application must include a detailed CV, with a minimum of 3 contactable references.
Application deadline: 20 January 2016 @ 5pm
Applications can be emailed to email@example.com and should state:
Administrative Assistant Application 2016 in the subject line.
- Cape Town based (NO relocation costs paid)
- No telephonic enquiries will be accepted.
- Candidates must be available to start immediately.
- Only email applications accepted
- Applicants must have a good credit record
- 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.
Position: Administrative Assistant
Salary range: R60,000 – R84,000 per year depending on experience.
Cape Town based
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills .
- Strong administrative and financial skills
- Computer literacy (Word, Excel and internet / email)
- Excellent reading and writing skills in English and Afrikaans or Xhosa.
- Experience in administration and finance work environment.
- Extensive experience with SARS e-filing and Eazy File
- Able to work under pressure, adhere to deadlines, work within a team, honest
Key Performance Areas:
- Stationery purchase and distribution
- Do filing and updating of files
- Maintain asset register
- Report writing
- Petty cash
- Draft financial reports for the Managing Director
- Bank reconciliation
- Record keeping
- Account payments and debt collections
- Prepare and monitor budgets
- Do all statutory returns, such as VAT, PAYE, SDL, and UIF
- Keep and update all personnel records
- Do work-schedules and make sure staff is on duty
- Deal with all statutory requirements
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As Human Rights Day dawned on South Africa, over 40 youth delegates descended on Bush Radio to register to be part of the annual Media Kidocracy Konfrence hosted by the station from the 10th to the 12th December 2015.
Delegates have been drawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Italy, Northern Ireland, Austria, Germany and South Africa.
The theme for this expands and consolidates last years theme of democracy by: Celebrating Democracy, learning from the past and looking to the future.
An early highlight, which was met by excited applause by the delegates was a message of support from Varun Jhaveri, Youth representative at the UNESCO led Global Alliance on Media and Gender. Bush Radio’s Managing Director, Brenda Leonard is currently attending the International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media and The First General Assembly of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender.
The conference is being held at both St Agnes Primary School in Woodstock and at the Cape Town Science Centre.
As part of a growing need for youth participation in the decision-making process and policy formulation around children’s broadcasting, in 2000 Bush Radio initiated a conference. The Kidocracy (Kid-democracy) name was created for the event – to denote a form of society characterised by social equality and acceptance of young people with representation for and by young people.
The Media Kidocracy Konference aims to establish critical awareness and understanding among young people by exposing youth to information and experiences that will enable them to identify issues they feel are relevant, as well as explore their role in media and social issues. MKK also assists participants in devising strategies for addressing social issues by using the media as a tool to help resolve and address these issues.
As our managing director, Brenda Leonard makes her way north to Geneva, Switzerland to represent Bush Radio at the International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media and The First General Assembly of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender another group of intrepid travellers are heading south to Cape Town.
Bush Radio is again pleased to host members of its Northern Ireland partner – Public Acheivement.
From PA’s press release:
Four young people are heading off to Cape Town, South Africa tomorrow to work with Bush Radio – a youth run community radio station. They are part of a United Youth programme run by youth organisation Public Achievement for unemployed young people from across Belfast.
During their 10 day trip they will help to organise the “Media Kidocracy Konference” for children and young people from around Cape Town, and they will work at Bush Radio – including being interviewed on radio and making their own programme.
Craig Murray, Shanti Mawhinney, Sarah Louise Duffy and Aoibhinn Di Torí are all participants in pilots of the “United Youth” programme which is part of the NI Executive’s good relations programme administered through the Department of Employment and Learning. The group will be accompanied by project Coordinator Chiara Cariddi.
Paul Smyth, CEO of Public Achievement said “We are delighted to be sending this group to Bush Radio. This relationship is about exposing our young people to some of the best community radio practitioners in the world as well as learning about the history of South Africa and the challenges it still faces. We believe it will be a lifechanging experience for the group – and will help them to better understand diversity and the relationship between people and communities across the world”.
Read the full press (click here)
On CONNECTED 2 JAZZ, Nigel Vermaas’s Bush Radio 89.5FM show on Tuesday nights in December, he will be marking the centenaries of two music giants: Billy Strayhorn (born 29 November 1915) and Frank Sinatra (born 12 December 1915) Earlier this year CONNECTED 2 JAZZ marked the centenary of another great artist’s birth, Billie Holiday (born 7 April 1915)
Whereas the swaggering Sinatra, whose Hoboken roots never really left him, has been a household name for nearly 80 years, as famous for his love life, punch-ups and gangster connections as he was for his singing and acting talents, the refined Strayhorn is virtually unknown outside the jazz community.
- Billy Strayhorn by William P. Gottlieb
Billy Strayhorn, who lived most of his working life in the shadow of Duke Ellington, was the writer and co-writer of many of the Ellington Orchestra’s most famous compositions, notably TAKE THE ‘A’ TRAIN. A discreetly but openly gay black man in a time when many opted for the closet, Strayhorn (‘Swee’pea’, as Duke called him) was also a brilliant orchestrater. The combination of the more flamboyant Ellington with the retiring Strayhorn produced some of the greatest works in jazz.
CONNECTED 2 JAZZ will honour Strayhorn on Tuesday 1 December from 8-10 p.m. on Bush Radio 89.5fm / http://www.bushradio.co.za
Frank Sinatra – arguably the greatest male singer in the history of popular music – may not have been a jazz vocalist as such but he certainly identified with jazz artists (particularly Billie Holiday and Tony Bennett) and used many jazz instrumentalists on his recordings and live gigs; and most jazz singers admire Sinatra.
CONNECTED 2 JAZZ pays tribute to the “Chairman of the Board’ on Tuesday 15 December from 8-10 p.m. on Bush Radio 89.5fm / http://www.bushradio.co.za
Check back here on the 1st December 2015 to find out why? Below are two picture clues:
Bush Radio 89.5FM volunteers would like to invite listeners to support the 33rd Annual Cape Town Toy Run™ taking place on Sunday, the 29th November.
Bush Radio’s The Biker Show (Monday evenings from 7 – 10pm) and Retro Rewind with Cazz (Sundays 10am – 12pm) are scheduled to broadcast at the end venue (William Herbert Sports Ground) from 10am to 2pm on 89.5fm in Cape Town and worldwide on www.bushradio.co.za
The Toy Run™ takes place under the auspices of the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club (IMOC), and is now the largest motorcycling-related charity event in Southern Africa and arguably the world.
Check out www.toyrun.co.za for details on the times and route.
The first radio show produced by bikers – presented by bikers – owned by bikers – for bikers and every other road user – launched in 2012 on Bush Radio is moving to a new time-slot.
The show will be broadcast every Monday evening from 7 to 10pm on 89.5FM and available via internet / mobile phone across the world).
The show will continue to have something for everyone – those to whom biking is a hobby; others who see it as a lifestyle and for those who believe biking is life itself!
This three-hour show will have weekly features on road safety, featured bike of the week; club of the week; general biker news; special guests and if it needs to be aired for debate, it will be dealt with on The Biker Show.
It was with sadness and shock that I accepted the news of the demise of one of the most fearless women to emerge in the aftermath of the Aids epidemic in Gugulethu and South Africa. (read more)