Celebrating a home for the Community

14/03/2019

comm house 21 march 2019On Human Rights Day the 21st of March, Community House will be celebrating 34 years of activism.

Several activities are planned for the day which starts at 11am. These activities include an exhibition, panel discussions and cultural events.

Bush Radio 89.5FM will be doing a live broadcast and Cape Town TV will film the day.

The exhibition will showcase the work of the various organisations that are, and have been based at Community House.

The panel discussions will centre on the role of activists and activism in a democracy and Womens Rights.

If you would like to be part of these discussions either as a panelist or audience. Contact Elizabeth Schutter on 0846162687 or elizabeth.schutter@gmail.com

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Cultural activities:

Worker plays, choirs, dancing, music, poetry all will have a space.

The Cape Cultural Collective will be co-ordinating these activities, please get in touch with them on capeculturalcollective@gmail.com or June on 0791835170.

For more information on the celebration contact:

João Jardim
Manager – Community House
0843882101

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Community House Celebration Programme – 21 March 2019

11am start
Exhibition of memorabilia  and info tables in Ashley Kriel Hall, to stay throughout the day.

11:30 am to 1pm
Panel Discussion in Iman Haroon Room

1pm
Lunch break

Cultural items from Sons of South in Ashley Kriel Hall Dance flash mob in courtyard or parking lot

2pm to 3pm
2nd Panel Discussion in Iman Haroon Room AK hall exhibition continues

3 to 5pm
CCC Cultural Programme- Ashley Kriel Hall

5 to 6pm
Supper served

7 for 8pm (till late)
Gumba jol starts in Ashley Kriel Hall

Background to Community House

Community House situated in Salt River, Cape Town is a unique and historic site of living heritage. It has always been known as a site of activism from around the mid 1980s which has shaped and continues to shape the socio-political landscape of its extended communities. The building itself houses NGO’s and Trade Unions as well as a labour and community history museum centered on the Trade Union Library and its archive. It presently houses twenty-four organizations that focus on labour research, popular education, gender advocacy, HIV/AIDS education, environmental issues, youth development, media production and union organization.

In the mid-1980s, anti-apartheid trade unions and civic and service organizations began searching for a new headquarters for their resistance campaign. The Western Province Council of Churches (WPCC) and an NGO, the Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) met this need. They purchased a dilapidated auto-workshop in Salt River, an area known for its textile and light metal factories and which marks the origins of industrial unions in the province.

The site was declared a provincial heritage site in 2010.

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Authentically Chelsea Goliath #mitchellsplain

06/03/2019

The Morning Cruise featured poet and student Chelsea Goliath from Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain today.

Chelsea Goliath is a 21 year old and a student at the University of the Western Cape. Her work speaks to people from all areas and ethnic groups who were forced to live on the Cape Flats. She hopes to inspire others to focus on their education as well as pursue their passion for creativity.

Watch all the poem’s Chelsea performed at Bush Radio:

Win tickets to #TheGrandWhite Dinner

05/03/2019

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Bush Radio and the Grand White SA are giving 5 lucky listeners the opportunity to win a double PICNIC AREA ticket to South Africa’s leading lifestyle pop-up picnic event on Saturday the 9th March 2019.

Tune into the Morning Cruise on 89.5FM between 9am and 12pm on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 to win your double ticket.

(Hint: the clues to the answer are in this post)

The event is in its sixth year and has grown from 8 000 guests to more than 15 000 guests in the last five years.

The purpose of the event is to “bring people together”, with a simple request that all the guests dress in all white with a touch of gold.

Guests can expect to spend an extraordinary afternoon and evening with friends and family, filled with delicious food and music. This year’s entertainment programme will feature many acts, including BUSISWA at the star-studded event and many more.

South Africa’s upcoming fashion designers will be showcasing their designs at the “Grand Fashion Show”, that will leave guests speechless.

According to Grand White CEO, Stephan Dau, they are ecstatic to bring yet another creative venture to the people and to share something that promotes unity, freedom, and friendship.

To purchase tickets: http://tickets.thegrandwhite.com

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Twitter: @TheGrandWhite
Hashtag: #thegrandwhite

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The Biker Show is back!

04/03/2019

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Season 6 of the Biker Show on Bush Radio 89.5fm has some changes in store.

Divided into 30 minute segments the 3 hour show now picks up the pace and tightly packs in the information to educate all who use our roads while keeping you entertained with anecdotes, quips and insights into what makes biking a popular pastime in the Mother City and beyond.

Guests from various parts of our motorcycling world – from motorcycle clubs to individual adventurers, activists and deserving charities and causes all join us to bring you their very special stories.

We get to the nuts and bolts of technical issues, discuss the day to day issues that bug you and we unpack the topics of relevance to road users and bikers in particular.

Music is provided by several resident DJs and it simply rocks!

Professional Road Safety advice and information coupled with traffic law insights and information rounded off with Bike/Rider safety issues around common errors when riding and defensive riding/driving practice all seek to keep us all alive and having fun.

So tune in or miss out!

Mondays, 7pm to 10pm on 89.5FM or via www.bushradio.co.za

The Biker Show – for the love of biking!

If you are interested in advertising or featuring your product or event on the Biker Show contact bikershow@bushradio.co.za

Special packages catered for the biking community and the broader Bush Radio audience.

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For all your motorcycling handling and survival skills, from basic to advanced visit:

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An interview with Omar Badsha

26/02/2019
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Omar Badsha at the Bush Radio studio (Pic: Adrian Louw)

Omar Badsha, award winning artist, photographer, cultural and political activist and trade union leader was in studio today talking about his experiences and South Africa History Online.

Support the work of SAHO.

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International Mother Language Day (WATCH)

21/02/2019

21 February is International Mother Language Day, an annual observance held to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism.

2019 is also the International Year of Indigenous languages and Bush Radio is in the process of promoting and educating listeners about indigenous language.

“Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.”

— From the United Nations International Mother Language Day

Watch and learn words:

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Radio, dwasdeur jou porridge #WorldRadioDay

13/02/2019

13 February is World Radio Day. A day we celebrate the power of radio in our lives. This year UNESCO’s theme for the day is “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”.

We thought it appropriate that we ask our listeners, supporters, trainees and everyone who has used the medium to send us whatsapp video clips (because community radio moves with the times).

We received clips from listeners, Alternative Radio, BBC, activists, media professionals, editors and artists. The range of the responses we received clearly shows that Bush Radio lives up to this year’s theme of “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”. More than just being one of the most sort after training radio stations, it truly is building bridges between the various communities we serve.

Watch some of the clips online via our YouTube channel.

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All the action from #SONA2019

08/02/2019

The State of the Nation address is a busy time for Bush Radio. It is usually the first major news event that our trainees cover. Our coverage has evolved from simply doing radio to producing videos, live tweeting and photography. Watch the playlist below:

Dear Mr President #SONA2019

04/02/2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to deliver his State of the Nation address on Thursday, 7 February 2019.

If you had a chance to ask President Ramaphosa to address one thing that bothers you about South Africa, what would that be and why?

Please send us your input via whatsapp to +27618621065 (video or voice messages)

Working at Radio Station and what it taught me.

31/01/2019

The following was written by Maryam Adhikarie on her blog about her experience as an intern. (Reposted with permission)

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It has been months since I updated my blog and it feels really good to get back into the swing of things. Consequently, a few months ago I applied for my first ever real Journalistic job in media. I’d never ever thought any sort of job would change me as much as a person as working in the media industry.

Just finished my 1st year final assignments and rushed over to catch a ride to head over to an interview I never thought I would have gotten. With no prior experience to what an actual interview entails I sat sweating on the seat taking a look at the surroundings and tried not to look like this was my first time.

Think of any police, bad cop, good cop type of scenario where they interrogate the suspect. It felt and looked like that with the interviewer asking questions and the room with the glass windows. I was very unsure on how to behave and the teenager in me at the time could not stop fidgeting. It was a process that I felt took an eternity.

I got the golden phone call, and soon was in training alongside my newly wed colleagues. Thrown straight into editing as much sound as we possibly could. It was a painstaking process of editing sound that I assure you no intern liked, however, it would benefit us immensely later when it came to collecting sound.

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From editing we were taken outside, which we appreciated. What we did outside was collect sound from people on the streets. A basic question on current affairs asked to as much as people as you can get on record, called a Vox Pops. This is where we learnt how to approach people properly to get there opinions on anything such as sex, sport, politics to circumcision.

I thoroughly enjoyed asking people out on the streets on there opinions about things. It showed me a different perspective on things and made me more knowledgeable about how people think, enforcing the fact that not everyone thinks the same. There are instances where I would not agree with what the person is saying, however, I would reiterate in my mind that it is not my job to disagree, my job is to get a balanced story.

A balanced story is not something I was well equipped for when I started. I had to learn what a balanced story entails. There was so much learning that had to be done, not that my first year of Journalism did not prepare me enough, it is that there is certain things you have to learn in the field when your are thrown into the deep end.

University in essence is a safety net, you can make mistakes, whereas in the media industry or more specifically radio, your name as well as the company is on the line and that is where the pressure comes from. You repeat a year or a module if you fail at University and that is really no ‘biggie’, but in the media industry if you do mess up you may not have a job the next day and no media company would want to hire you after that. Protect your name.

Radio, specifically, sounds pretty easy when you listen to it, however, think of radio as a piano keyboard, anyone can sit down and press down onto the keypads but how terrible will that sound to the ears. You need to know what you doing and it does takes loads of practice. This is called engineering.

Watching presenters engineer for themselves, playing jingles, playing sound and multitasking was an honor to watch. I laugh as I write this sentence because I soon had to engineer for myself and that was, personally, for me, the most difficult but the most rewarding when I knew how. I felt like a puppet controlling the air waves and controlling what you heard, it was and will probably always be the best.

In the couple of months that I was there, news was pouring out of every corner and it would be overwhelming at first. But, overtime you would get familiar with the influx and amount of work put in to bring out your best story. You would learn how to work alongside people. I learnt that you wont be an expert at first everything takes time, some more than others, have patience.

Other than hardship, stress and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, you also get to meet fellow presidents, ministers and politicians. Particularly in radio, because of the type of radio station I worked at you get to meet loads of different types of people from chefs to singers and dj’s, you really get a nice blend.

Read the original blog post and follow Maryam’s journey on twitter.


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