Wat praat jy? #MotherLanguageDay

20/02/2020

21 February marks International Mother Language day. What languages do you speak? What does your language mean for your identity?

According to the United Nations:

“Languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education and development, are of strategic importance for people and planet. Yet, due to globalization processes, they are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether. When languages fade, so does the world’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Opportunities, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression — valuable resources for ensuring a better future — are also lost.”

Fashion and disruptions #SONA2020

14/02/2020

On the 13th of February 2020, which also marked World Radio Day, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation Address to the people of South Africa.

Besides all the drama before the president was able to deliver the speech and the content of the speech itself, we know that you may want to see some of the fashion that was on display.

For the speech visit Parliament’s website

We are radio, we are diversity #wrd2020 #wrd

13/02/2020

Whether it is Dr Ian Bell with Blues in the Bush or Yuzriq hitting the Psy music hard on a Friday, or health with Sakhisizwe or some heavy politics with Alternative Radio, the “mother of community radio in Africa” really embraces and proves this year’s World Radio Day theme: “Radio and Diversity“.

In all aspects of the work of Bush Radio from the volunteers to staff who are drawn from all areas of Cape Town to learn and develop in media and with our eclectic mix of programming we are proud to say: We are radio, we are diversity!

Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD).

How you can support the work of Bush Radio around diversity, freedom of expression and other social issue facing Cape Town and South Africa: https://www.givengain.com/cc/bushradio

Visit our YouTube channel

Bush Radio Office Number change

20/01/2020

Please note that our telephone system is currently receiving a revamp.

To contact our office use: 0679617447 or 0214483277

To interact with us on-air the numbers remain:

  • 0214486266 (tel)
  • 0618621065 (whatsapp)
  • 32158 (sms)

Position available (Receptionist)

10/01/2020

Bush Radio 89.5FM, a community radio station based in Salt River, Cape Town is looking for a full time receptionist.

  • The ideal candidate should have at least one years’ experience as a front-line receptionist, be presentable with a good telephone manner, and have basic administration skills.
  • Must be fluent (speaking and writing) in English and either Afrikaans or Xhosa.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of MS Office (especially Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Duties include, but not limited to: – Answering a busy switchboard – Dealing with all incoming and outgoing correspondence – Dealing with listener queries and complaints – Programme copy requests – Petty cash – Other basic admin duties.
  • Hours: 07h30 – 16h30 – Monday to Friday
  • Salary: R 3000 (not negotiable)

How to submit your application:

  1. Email your CV with at least two contactable references and a motivation letter to recep2020@bushradio.co.za
  2. In the subject line clearly state: Receptionist 2020 + Your Name + Surname

No telephonic inquiries will be accepted. Only emailed applications will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Closing date: 19 January 2020

Candidates should be able to start immediately.

Imagine 2020 – Thank you

31/12/2019

A little bit of inspiration from us to all our supporters and listeners. Thank you for all the support in 2019.

With your support we can make 2020 even better.

Consider making a donation to keep the “Mother of Community Radio in Africa” doing its work in the communities of Cape Town and beyond – visit our GiveGain campaign page.

Win a printer with Bush Radio and Printer Rental

09/12/2019

Printer Rental and Bush Radio are giving away six laser printers!

In order to quality for this lucky draw all you need to do is:

  1. Visit the Printer Rental and Bush Radio Facebook pages….like and share the Printer Rental video featuring “Mr Meyer”
  2. Send a sms with the keyword PRINTERRENTAL and Your Name and Surname to 3 2 1 5 8.

Entries close 18 December.

Yuzriq will announce the winners in the Breakfast Rush on 89.5FM between 6-9 am on Friday, 20 December.

The lucky draw is brought to you by Bush Radio and Printer Rental…

Printer Rental is Cape Town’s number one copier and printer rental solutions company, providing cost effective rental solutions to suit all your business needs, short and long-term rentals, and efficient assistance with certified technicians.

SMS cost R1 and free minutes do not apply.

Bush Radio Summer Fest

20/11/2019

Come celebrate the festive season at the Bush Radio Summer Fest

Friday, 13 December 2019 at Bobs District Six from 8pm.

Performances by comedian Wayne McKay, Mr Meyer, Uncle Cal, Cazz, Tyrone Abrahams, Lusanda Juise, The only Aidy , Khanyisa Bonase and many others.

With many DJs to keep you on the dance floor.

Prizes to be won. Don`t miss out!

Tickets available via Computicket

Dance, dance my hero – RIP Sandile Dikeni

10/11/2019

Bush Radio volunteers, staff and board would like to express our condolences to the family of Sandile Dikeni who passed away today.

Besides his many roles as journalist, editor, poet and activist, Sandile was also and employee of the Cassette Education Trust (CASET) which was one of the founding organisations of Bush Radio.

When Bush Radio was formally established, Sandile became our first official employee.

We salute you Sandile, thank you for the inspiration and the words that help nourished the roots of Bush Radio.

Read more about Sandile

GUAVA JUICE

           shake shake my comrade

           shake that invention of the working class

           shake that unifying medicine before it’s too late

           shake before the time come to pass

           shake that guava juice

           throw throw qabane

           throw that liquid of capitalist invention

           throw the blood of Ntsikane

           throw before they see your intention

           throw that guava juice

           dance dance my hero

           dance around the fire of resistance

           dance at the success of your throw

           dance because the dogs are still at a distance

           dance for that guava juice

           make make my young lion

           make another guava juice

           make another one as strong as iron

           make many more until they beg for a truce

           make those many guava juices

           beg, beg you bastard

           beg that your filthy skin be spared

           beg that your blood does not flood

           beg because we have many guava juices stored

           beg those little dangerous guava juices

Ministers indifferent to the plight of the community radio sector

08/11/2019

The National Community Radio Forum issued a press statement after their meeting with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) yesterday.

The meeting was held to discuss the current crises with regards to the planned closure of certain community radio stations by the broadcasting authority.

READ NCRF STATEMENT 7 November 2019 – Ministers indifferent to the plight of the #communityradio sector

Again Bush Radio is very concerned about these developments and we believe that a closure of one station is worrying. We call upon all parties involved to look for an amicable solution for the continued survival and growth of the community radio sector.

We also encourage communities, individuals, organisations and businesses to support their community radio stations.

Related:

Community Media demands to be heard

Keep your voice alive

Don’t just like what you hear.

The end of revolutionary radio in South Africa?


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