How Bush Radio spent Mandela Day

18/07/2017

The Bush Radio team went out to the Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled in Bridgetown to help out on the ground as well as do an outside broadcast.

Spend your Mandela Day with us

13/07/2017

ct apd.jpgNelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly.

This year the theme is dedicated to fight poverty. (#ACTIONAGAINSTPOVERTY #MANDELADAY)

July is also known as  psycho-social disability awareness month, Bush Radio trainees have decided to dedicate their 67 minutes for Mandela Day to the Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled.

This will take place on 18 July 2017 at the premises of Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled where we will clean up the premises by gardening and cleaning rubble. The address is 152 Tarentaal Road, Bridgetown, Cape Town, 7764.

We will also be broadcasting from the event from 12 till 2pm.

We ask that you join us from 10 am. If you would like to give a hand, donate or need more information contact Natasha on 021 448 5450.

Whitney Houston show competition

21/06/2017

whitney fb insta 2017.jpgBush Radio 89.5fm is giving 5 lucky listeners and their partners the opportunity to watch the amazing Belinda Davids in action in The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show at Artscape.

If you are free on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 at 8pm then you should enter our lucky draw.

All you need to do is sms the keyword Whitney + YOURNAME + SURNAME to 32158.

Lines close on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 at 10am and winners will be announced in Sakhisizwe (12-2pm)

The show features Belinda Davids live on stage with full band, dancers and theatrical effects, the show is both and amazing tribute  as well as a concert experience.

Hear all of Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment in Time and Didn’t We Almost Have It All and I’m Every Woman. (More information)

SMS cost R1 and free minutes do not apply.

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Catch the Wayne McKay interview with Belinda on Thursday, 22 June 2017 from 8pm on 89.5fm or via www.bushradio.co.za

Celebrate the Youth

13/06/2017

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Bush Radio will be celebrating June 16 with the youth and community of Delft.

As a build up to the June 16 celebration Bush Radio and its partners will facilitate a debate (15 June 2017 – broadcast on 89.5fm/www.bushradio.co.za) between learners from 7 schools on the topic: The use of social media amongst youth; Does social media have a positive or negative impact on youth?

On the 16th June, members of the community are invited to join us (for free) as we witness creative performances ranging from music by The Assasins, Lee Enigma, Dapzito, Larnelle,  and poetry by members of the spoken word movement, Lingua Franca to drama from members of a Cesvi Foundation project.

June 16 Celebration

Date: 16 June 2017 (Friday)
Venue: Rosendaal High School (Delft)
Time: 12:00 – 17:00

For more information contact Bush Radio on 021 448 5450 or email us.

The battle to get to work and home

13/06/2017

The majority of the Bush Radio team have to rely on public transport to get to work and home. As most of us live on the Cape Flats taking this mode of transport can be scary at the best of times. Mkhuseli Veto was trekking home when he captured the following footage.

Words laid bare – 2017 Naked Word Festival

30/05/2017

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The 2017 Naked Word poetry and spoken word festival will take place from 8 to 11 June at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Observatory, Cape Town. The Naked Word festival attracts the attendance of poets and audience from all over the country.

The theme for this second annual Naked Word Festival is “I Speak of My Inherit-Age”. History has displaced many South Africans, culturally and physically. We want to place ourselves culturally, but that demands a re-shape of our understanding of ‘culture’. We are acknowledging that many stories and histories dissipated during colonisation and the new South African dispensation. We are redefining culture as generational, and we are employing live poetry, music and dialogue to do this”.

The Festival is funded by Western Cape Government, Department of the Premier. Other sponsors and partners include Bush Radio, Grounding Sessions, Theatre Arts admin Collective and The Radioactive Blog.

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Check out the “I am an African” video:

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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