Goodbye Sledge – Ebrahim Linneveldt RIP

08/01/2021

A gentle giant in Cape Town’s rich music and activist history has fallen.

Ebrahim Linneveldt, known to many as simply Sledge passed away earlier this week.

Amongst all his many activities Sledge was also a Bush Radio volunteer and used to host a Sunday programme called “Gister se Dinge” – A programme hosted by various other Cape Town legends like Vincent Kolbe, Joe Schaffers, Zelda Benjamin and more.

Host of Jazz on Bush, Dr Victor Davids recalled his memory of Sledge; “On 5 January 2000,at the welcoming function of Jazzathon held at West End, I was introduced to an amazing soul that was larger than life, while talking to Kenny Blake of the Super Heads Up Band, who gave  me a saxophone mouthpiece,  in a loud, but firm voice Sledge replied, what a great gift you are  exchanging  at the most Southern tip of Africa. That was the start of a friendship, that ended on 5 January 2021, when news broke of his passing. Sledge was an amazing gentleman, humble, caring, and had the ability to make one feel comfortable. He hosted a show Gister se Dinge, on Bush Radio which followed my show, with absolute passion and commitment. A big tree has fallen in the Cape Town entertainment world.”

Long-time Bush Radio Volunteer and entertainment industry professional, Calvin Peters said; “Sledge was larger than life and he had a phenomenal presence and aura that would literally fill a room.”

This week’s edition of Retro-Rewind (Sunday, 10 January 2021 from 10am to 2pm) will be dedicated to Sledge.

Send us your memories or stories about Sledge via whatsapp to 0618621065 or simply tune into 89.5fm or online.

* Video footage courtesy of Calvin Peters.

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Our 2021 wish for you…

31/12/2020

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. We would like to thank our volunteers, interns and staff for making sure our listeners kept informed and helped to lift their spirits in the most trying times.

We have all suffered the pain of loss, in all its various forms, but the spirit of community radio has shone through this year. Again showing the connections we have as people; because Bush Radio is truly part of the communities we serve.

Our wish for your 2021 is simple…

May your new year be filled with renewed energy, compassion and love for those who are suffering, hope for a better world, and the strength for all of us to make that possible.

Stay Safe, stay strong.

from all of us at the Mother of Community Radio in Africa

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Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

South Africans Back at Lockdown Level 3 After Covid-19 Cases Surge

28/12/2020

South Africa is once again at Alert Level 3 due to a surge in confirmed cases of Covid-19, with some adjustments. Nearly 27,000 South Africans are known to have died from Covid-19.

“Under the adjusted Level 3 regulations: All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days from the date hereof, except for funerals and other limited exceptions as detailed in the regulations, such as restaurants, museums, gyms, and casinos,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

This means restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol – a regulation that previously caused major controversy. South Africans were also called on to avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact with others.

Ramaphosa spoke to South Africans in a national address after a meeting on December 27 of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and special sessions today of the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) and Cabinet.

“The nationwide curfew will be extended from 9pm to 6am. Apart from permitted workers and for medical and security emergencies, nobody is allowed outside their place of residence during the curfew,” he said.

The move, Ramaphosa said, is being done to limit super-spreader events further, and will adjust previous level 3 regulations to keep the economy as open as possible.

Key adjusted Level 3 regulations:

Wearing a cloth mask or similar covering over the nose and mouth is again mandatory when in public

Extended curfew – from 9pm to 6am

New hotspots were declared in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Western Cape and North West

All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days, with an exception to funerals and places like restaurants and gyms. These exceptions will be clarified in the official regulations.

Alcohol sales from retail outlets and onsite consumption are banned. The prohibition on the public consumption of alcohol remains.

Businesses will continue to operate, subject to guidelines. Nightclubs and businesses that rely on alcohol sales will not be allowed to operate.

All beaches, dams, rivers and public parks and public pools in hotspot areas will be closed to the public.

All regulations take effect at midnight on December 28, 2020.

Originally published on allAfrica.com.

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

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What are you doing to light a candle?

21/12/2020

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Nigel Vermaas gets RED HOT + BLUE with Connected to Jazz – 500th Edition!

27/11/2020

On Tuesday, 1 December 2020 Nigel Vermaas celebrates his 500th edition of Connected to Jazz on Bush Radio 89.5FM.

In 1990 musicians & video makers came together to produce an album & videos in support of AIDS relief. In RED HOT + BLUE they chose to focus on the songs of Cole Porter. 

Thirty years on, Connected to Jazz celebrates its 500th edition on 1st December, World Aids Day, with the words & music of Cole Porter, one of the leading contributors to the Great American Songbook. 

Please join us on Tuesday 1st December at 8 p.m. for the 500th CONNECTED 2 JAZZ show only on Bush Radio on 89.5FM or online or our official app.

*Nigel started a programme called My Kinda Jazz on Bush Radio in 2006 which ran on a Saturday and on the 3rd May 2011, Connected to Jazz was launched in its current time-slot of 8pm on a Tuesday.

A special thanks to the Red Hot organisation for permission to use their video footage on the Red Hot + Blue album.

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Speak up…

25/11/2020

SPEAK UP….

A Bush Radio Talk Show (with music produced by South Africans)

Trevor Davids and Geoff Mamputa will run a new limited edition radio talk show on Bush Radio especially produced for the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The programme creates a space for conversations that would promote healing and behavioral change among men.

While both men and women can be victims of violence, violence against women, often at the hands of men, is a unique category of violence that is embedded in the historical and current unequal balance of power between men and women.

Violence against women is the crucial element that reinforces men’s power and control over women throughout . On some level, most of us participate in the culture that supports and encourages violence against women and girls, sometimes in small ways (like telling our friends to “man up” when they have to do something difficult)

Speak Up seeks to be a space where men feel drawn in, understood and at home as well as inspired to be their best selves and take action.

Many men are afraid of speaking up because they are afraid of being marginalised and of being excluded from groups of men.

Speaking up can come with costs and can jeopardize men’s social status and position, which causes many men to abandon their values and keep quiet rather than speak up and take action.

Speak Up will find and stand with men who want to make a difference and Speak Up will strive to serve by providing tools and skills to take action.

1st Broadcast: Wed 25 November @ 7pm

2nd Broadcast: Wed 2 December @ 7pm

Final Broadcast: Wed 9 December @ 7pm

Tune in to Bush Radio 89.5FM in Cape Town or worldwide online.

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

Get tickets for Wayne McKay’s new show

End the silence, stop the violence #IStandAgainstGBV #EndGVB #HeCareZA

27/10/2020

Do you want to end men’s silence and stop violence against women?

Whatsapp “hi” to 0600111011

Share your experiences and stand the chance to receive rewards.

Visit: HeCareZA

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

Ensure we never have another “Black Wednesday” #mediafreedom

18/10/2020

The media in South Africa commemorates the infamous “Black Wednesday” which happened on the 19 October 1977, The World and Weekend World newspapers and several organisations were banned.

We have come a long way to media freedom in this country. Being Africa’s oldest community radio station project, which at one stage faced the full wrath of the apartheid government, we feel it is our duty and responsibility to promote accurate and fair reporting.

Bush Radio does not have the resources to be a “breaking news” station, but it is our duty to be accurate and give our listeners an opportunity to make up their own minds. This however can only happen if we present all sides of any argument, through good research and having access to role-players like politicians on a local, provincial and national level.

We call on all role-players who have an interest in improving the lives of the people on the Cape Flats to be accessible, especially to community media who truly speak and represent the people of Cape Town. It is only by engaging on the hard questions that we can truly claim to be improving the lives of citizens – and being a platform where people and audience can engage with political and social leaders. Thereby learning, healing and growing this wonderful city.

As a place where many young journalists start in their careers, we call upon our audience to hold us accountable and engage with us around our reporting and broadcasts.

Background on Black Wednesday:

On this day in 1977 in South Africa, then Minister of Justice Jimmy Kruger, banned The World and Weekend World newspapers by stating that these publications were “publishing inflammatory material that threatened the nation’s security” and the paper’s editor Percy Qoboza and other journalists were arrested and jailed.

19 organisations were also banned and apartheid critics were detained.

The organisations banned were BPC, SASO, Black Community Programmes, Black Parents Association, Black Women’s Federation, Border Youth Organisation, Eastern Province Youth Organisation, Medupe Writers Association, Natal Youth Organisation, National Youth Organisation, SASM, Soweto Students Representative Council, Soweto Teachers Action Committee, Transvaal Youth Organisation, Union of Black Journalists, Western Cape Youth Organisation, Zimele Trust Fund, Association for the Educational and Cultural Advancement of African People of South Africa.

Banning orders were also served on Beyers Naude and journalist Donald Woods.

*This is an edited version of a blog post which was published 19/10/2018

Related:

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

The Road to Economic Recovery – Q+A with Alan Winde

30/09/2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, will be in studio this Thursday (1 October 2020) to keep us informed on all things COVID19.

Listeners will have the opportunity to engage in a live question and answer with the Premier.

The topic for this Q+A session is: ‘The Road to Economic Recovery’ and starts at 6pm.

You can call in on 0214486266, WhatsApp on 0618621065 or SMS* keyword Covid-19 to 32158 followed by your question, name and area you reside in.

The show is brought to you by The Western Cape Government – stay safe, move forward.

To listen to the programme tune into 89.5FM in Cape Town, or via the “listen now” link on our website or download the BushRadio App.

*SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not apply

South Africa to move to #lockdown #level1

16/09/2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced today that on Monday, 21 September 2020 our country will move to lockdown level 1.

The crisis is still far from over and we need to remain vigilant to prevent a second wave of infections.

Read the full speech

The pandemic has affected life as we know it and the impact has the potential affect many generations to come.

Below is some key information on what moving to alert level 1 means.

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