Debt, the gift that keeps taking #blackfriday

23/11/2021

Debt figures in South Africa are rising. According to some reports households are spending three-quarters of their salary just to cover debt. This leaves very little for other essentials.

Bush Radio encourages you to think twice before spending on things you don’t really need.

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Black Friday Parody Videos

Local Government Elections affects you

20/10/2021

The first of our local government elections 2021 debates started today and it generated lots of interest, in Cape Town but also internationally (see pic above)

Local government elections directly affect your neighbourhoods so we encourage everyone to select the representatives who meets your needs. Bush Radio is the best platform to get the information you need to make your mark on the 1st November 2021 – Democracy is not a spectator sport – listen, engage, do!

The debates will take place between 2pm and 4pm on the days below and will be broadcast live on Bush Radio 89.5FM and online via http://www.bushradio.co.za

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 : Manifesto and Service delivery.

Thursday, 21 October 2021: Housing

Tuesday, 26 October 2021: Transportation

Wednesday, 27 October 2021: Job creation/Unemployment

Thursday, 28 October 2021 : Independent candidates

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

Engaging talk and critical thinking (2 new programmes)

05/10/2021
Bush Radio Managing Director, Brenda Leonard giving Cornerstone Institute CEO, Noel Daniels some in studio tips and tricks while Mkhuseli Veto looks on

Bush Radio 89.5FM in partnership with the Cornerstone Institute will this week (Thursday, 7 October 2021 from 7pm)  launch two new programmes.

The first is the Cornerstone Critical Dialogues and the second is Community Champions.

Cornerstone Critical Dialogues which starts at 7pm, will feature some of South Africa’s most influential thinkers, activists, performing artists and business people to debate the topics that matter most for society. Journalist Ryan Fortune will lead this collaborative project – a live radio show and podcast on Bush Radio and other platforms – is a direct offshoot (and next logical evolution) of the popular Cornerstone Critical Dialogues series.

Community Champions at 9pm  is where Noel Daniels, CEO of the Cornerstone Institute, will be chatting with one community champion, social or cultural activist, who may not always get the attention they deserve in the mainstream media. Noel will take us on a journey, exploring the world of leaders of non-profit organisations, social entrepreneurs, ground breakers and doers who are making a difference in their communities. They all have one thing in common – they are the people who play it forward.

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

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Vaxx On, Vaxx off

17/09/2021

Renato, Bush Radio’s 22-year-old logistics and programming intern, took the big step this week and went for the first part of his Covid-19 vaccination.

He said he was very nervous and hates needles, but like so many people in our worldwide community he has been directly affected by the pandemic with the loss of family members.

“My experience on getting the vaccine, it was quick and fast, I looked away for a second and it was over. It literally felt like a prick. With my side effects, I just felt a little bit of a headache, a little bit of chills. My arm was just a little bit sore for about two days and on the second day my headache and chills went away and on the third day I was up, back and running,” said Renato. 

Along with several volunteers, staff and interns he went to the CTICC vaccination site to get his jab on Monday morning. 

He decided to get the jab after studying the facts available and knowing that he is helping to safeguard his family and colleagues at the station, and the communities Bush Radio serve when going out on projects like outside broadcasts and events. 

Renato also has on-air duties, so if you would like to ask him or find out about his Covid-19 vaccination experience tune in on Monday, September 20, 2021, from 2pm till 4pm on Backchat when you can message or call him.

Studio Whatsapp – 0618621065 / Studio telephone 0214486266

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

Music Heritage Show – A special Backchat Edition

09/09/2021

Join Trevor Davids as he hosts a special Heritage Edition of Backchat on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 from 7pm till 10pm on Bush Radio 89.5FM.

Trevor describes the show as a music heritage show, music produced by South African’s for the rest of the world.

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

Winter Lockdown Advertising Special

12/08/2021

We know many small businesses and start-ups are struggling. Now more than ever it is important that you get word out around your products and services.

Call us on 0214483277 or email and find out how you can make use of our Winter Lockdown advertising packages.

Package 1:

10 x 30 second adverts

Cost = R1,265.00

Package 2:

25 x 30 second adverts

1 x 5 minute Interview

Cost: R4,370.00

Package 3:

50 x 30 second adverts

1 x 5 minute interview

Cost: R6,095.00

Package 4:

100 x 30 second ads

1 x 5-minute interview

1 x social media posting

Cost: R12,075.00

Terms & Conditions:

• Offer valid until 31 August 2021

• Full payment to secure booking

• Extended social media linked campaigns available

• Costs include VAT

South African COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Registration

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

How to submit your music

28/06/2021

If you would like to submit your music to Bush Radio do the following:

Email the track in MP3 format (DO NOT SEND links)

Technical details for MP3:

  • Sample rate – 44.1kHz or 48kHz
  • Audio Quality: minimum 192 Kbps  maximum 256 Kbps
  • “Tag” the audio files metadata such as the title, artist, album, track number or other information about the file’s contents correctly.

Also include the following in your email:

  • Track title:
  • Artist/s:
  • Composer:
  • Publisher:
  • Country and City of origin:
  • Email:
  • telephone:

This information assists us ensuring that we submit the correct details to SAMRO and ICASA.

Please note that submission of a track DOES NOT mean automatic inclusion on the Bush Radio playlist.

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

#YouthDay2021 #SowetoUprisings #June16

16/06/2021

To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: be the scriptwriters of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future. – Nelson Mandela

Age considers; youth ventures. – Rabindranath Tagore

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. – Franz Kafka

There Are No Words…

03/06/2021

We are living in a time of anxiety, uncertainty, loss, grief and  isolation.

In 1969 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross defined the five stages of grief as DENIAL, ANGER, BARGAINING, DEPRESSION and ACCEPTANCE.

These stages are experienced by those who have lost a loved one, but can also be caused by loss of work, rejection, the end of a relationship, the onset of an illness and more.

Nigel Vermaas (yes, the very same host of Connected 2 Jazz and the Arts Update, broadcaster, actor, mentor to Bush Radio trainees etc etc etc) presents THERE ARE NO WORDS.

Nigel created the audio dramas as part of the (Un)Infecting the City Public Arts Festival 2021 in collaboration with Bush Radio – the Mother of Community Radio in Africa.

There Are No Words consists of five short (very short!) audio dramas which portray the five stages with minimal dialogue and feature the talents of actors Royston Stoffels, Bianca Flanders and Chris Gxalaba.

Says Nigel: “It’s really an experiment. I look forward to listeners’ response. If they wish to hear an episode again, they can go to www.infectingthecity.co.za and find it there.”

There Are No Words will be broadcast on Bush Radio 89.5FM from Monday to Friday from the 7th June at 1:10pm.

Being Human

02/06/2021

Let me tell you about the singer. The singer is dangerous when she lies. She is dangerous when she tells the truth. She causes revolutions. She starts something in your mind, a completion of endings. The singer is in bondage unless she sings. Songs are stories, a documentation of souls and spirits, a telling of moments in history and time. Songs memoralise experiences and emotions. Songs also have the ability to heal, to teach, to moralise and corrupt. Songs can make you understand the moments and give you a prophetic (if you may) understanding of things to come.

Auriol Hays is a singer! Auriol Hays wants to be human; she needs to be Free!

She seeks to heal, prophesy, tell a story, seduce, lie, tell the truth and draw you in, into magic, her magic, a WOMAN magic. Auriol Hays takes us on a journey, a journey of healing and freedom. A journey on BEING HUMAN. A journey of The Divine Feminine being, a frequency that all should share. A journey through the voices of iconic women who have used their voices to make impact and effect meaningful change within their respective societies.

Ms Hays has been nominated for both the SAMA and Mbokodo jazz, and also opened for triple award-winning musician and instrumentalist Ben Harper in 2019, is performing with her talented band The Saints (Rodney Buys on Piano, Shaun Fracke on Guitar, Liam Webb on Drums and Andre Webb plays the Bass and directs the Band). They will be at her side once again, as she shares the music of women who inspired not only her body of work but the world at large. Musicians like Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Shirley Bassey and others. Infused with their music are compositions of her own.

Venue: Gallery 44 and Theater (44, Long Street Cape Town)

Date: Friday 4th of June and Saturday 5th of June

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm

Door: R180

For tickets visit Quicket.


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