I am an African – #AfricaDay

24/05/2017

The video above features an amended extract from the, “I am an African” speech by Thabo Mbeki at the adoption of the RSA Constitution Bill, 8 May 1996.

Bush Radio staff and trainees recorded and edited it to celebrate Africa Day (25 May).

For the full original text visit: Adoption of RSA Constitution Bill

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia – show some love! #IDAHOT2017

17/05/2017

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Newsroom applications open

03/05/2017

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Bush Radio has places available in its newsroom for volunteer recruits. Read the post below carefully!– Deadline 9 May 2017

Are you:

Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, energetic?

Able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans/Xhosa, willing to explore new frontiers in media? From the Cape Flats? Willing to learn and work hard?

Would you like to:

Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events, test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people, build your career and profile?

If your answer to the above is yes, then a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you. (Download application form)

You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00-18h00 -including weekend and public holiday shifts.)

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Transport allowance of R 1000 only – non negotiable

This is a full-time contract position (1 year contract after 6 months’ probation) – NB: Students SHOULD NOT apply.

  • Cape Town-based position
  • Application deadline: 9 May 2017
  • Only email applications will be accepted.

Send your downloaded and completed application form and send with certificates if applicable with the subject line: Newsroom trainee May 2017 to newsroom2@bushradio.co.za

Download application form here (CLICK HERE)

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test.

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into

*** This is NOT a call for DJs, music show presenters or newsreaders***

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Support World Press Freedom Day 2017 #pressfreedom #WPFD2017

02/05/2017

“A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favour. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens.” – Nelson Mandela on freedom of expression, at the International Press Institute congress (14 February 1994)

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24 Hours of Freedom 2017

26/04/2017

24 2017 fbOn Thursday, 27 April 2015, South Africa’s Freedom Day –  Everyday People host Sive Msolo will attempt to broadcast for 24 hours straight on 89.5fm and online via www.bushradio.co.za.

He will host all the Thursday programming on Bush Radio 89.5fm from 12am in the morning along with all the regulars as we celebrate Freedom Day 2017 with 24 hours of Freedom.

Besides Sive hosting from the Breakfast Rush to the Level Da Vibes, he will also be highlighting what Freedom Day means and you are invited to call (021 448 6266), or SMS (32158), whatsapp (0832973910) or participate via twitter, facebook and instagram (#24hoursoffreedom).

Besides some of the serious stuff and excellent music – Sive will be doing some excellent give aways.

Listen to some Profound words

21/04/2017


The Cape Cultural Collective will be holding their Shades of Freedom event on Friday, the 21st April at 7pm at the Slave Church 40 Long street. The lineup is amazing and entrance is free. See you there!

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The First Lady of Song: Ella at 100

20/04/2017

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Tuesday 25th April is the centenary of the birth of one of the world’s greatest jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald.

So on 25th April from 8-10 p.m. Bush Radio will be celebrating Ella’s 100th Birthday on CONNECTED 2 JAZZ, presented by Nigel Vermaas.

Aside from the music, there’ll be insights from Ella fans of the calibre of Gretchen Parlato, Siya Makuzeni, Melanie Scholtz and Kronendal Music Academy head, Dwyn Griesel.

Celebrate the First Lady of Song this Tuesday with Bush!

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Win cash – Answer Question of the Day

20/04/2017

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Bush Radio in partnership with GMMG will be running an on air competition from today 20 April 2017.

This is an opportunity for listeners of the Morning Cruise to win R300 every week day till the 27th April 2017

The five winners* will collect their prize money on the 28th April 2017 at Bush Radio and compete in another round of questions for an extra R500.

To enter you need to listen to the Morning Cruise between 9am and 12pm for the Question of the Day segment and simply send your name and answer to 32158. The first correct sms drawn will be the winner

A sms cost R1.00 free sms’ do not apply.
*If you are notified via a call from Bush Radio that you are winner you must be available to be at the station on Friday, 28 April 2017 between 10am  and 12pm.

UPDATE: CREW applications for 2017 open

19/04/2017

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Due to requests from children, parents and teachers we have extended the deadline for CREW applications to the 1st May  2017, so that the necessary documentation that must accompany the application can be submitted.

Bush Radio is recruiting children and youth aged 6 – 18 years (or grade 1 – 11) to be trained as volunteer presenters and producers for our media project; Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW). CREW has been running since 1996 and celebrates it’s 21st Anniversary in 2017.

As part of this project, children are taught to research, produce and present their own radio programmes.

The programme is divided into three age groups and is on air every Saturday from 09h00 – 12h00.

We are using the following as criteria for selection and participation:

  • Age (must be between 6 – 18 years old or Grade 1-11)
  • Gender (balance between male and female)
  • Language capabilities (English, Afrikaans and Xhosa speakers)
  • Geographical area they live in (Greater Cape Town + Cape Flats)
  • The willingness and ability to participate weekly as well cover their own transport costs to and from Bush Radio
  • Adherence to CREW code of conduct
  • Participants must provide their own packed lunch
  • Weekly attendance is compulsory from 08h00 – 12h00
  • Parent/Guardian participation in activities
  • Selected participants must be available for a training session (date to be decided)

Download application form (includes indemnity form in case selected) and email to crew@bushradio.co.za / fax to 021 448 5451

Application forms can also be collected at Bush Radio (call Zimasa on 021 448 5450 to arrange)

Closing date: Monday 1 May 2017 at 16h00, and only 30 children will be selected.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CREW APPLICATION

PARENTS: Read more about the philosophy and broad aims of CREW:- Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education

Honestly it gets better as you get closer #tastetest

13/04/2017

With all the fish, both pickled and otherwise going around because of Easter we thought we’d introduce some of the Bush staff and trainees to the West Coast delicacy, Bokkoms.

Bokkoms (or Bokkems) is whole, salted and dried mullet (more specifically the Southern mullet, Liza richardsonii, a type of fish commonly known in the Western Cape of South Africa as “harders”, and is a well-known delicacy from the West Coast region of South Africa. This salted fish is dried in the sun and wind and is eaten after peeling off the skin. In some cases it is also smoked. It is sometimes referred to as “fish biltong”. – source: Wikipedia