Archive for October, 2011

Fun with Norman Henshilwood High School

31/10/2011

On Saturday, 29th October 2011 we braved the rain and had an outside broadcast at Norman Henshilwood High School (NHHS) in Constantia. The school had an inter-class touch rugby competition, where the pupils competed against each other.

The pupils, teachers and parents were kept entertained by Bush Radio 89.5FM, with Lusanda Bill as the host of special broadcast.

David Millar- Principal at Norman Henshilwood being interviewed

David Millar, principal at NHHS, said they “thought it would be a great opportunity for the school and the community to come together at a school sports day to celebrate the opening of their new West Campus.

The WCED (Western Cape Education Department) decided to build the West Campus at NHHS because it is a school of excellence and has a good academic history”.

Fun and games on the field

The competition was between grade 8s up to grade 11s, and in order to have a team each class had to choose six pupils to represent their class and compete against the other grades. The game allowed each team six touches per side and whoever runs to the goal post without being touched scored a point.

Courtney Delaney, NHHS deputy chairperson of the Learner Representative Council (LRC) said: “Today we are building relationships with each other through the inter-class rugby competition.”

Celebrating a fun day

The chairperson was asked how she felt about being the head girl at NHHS; “It is exciting being the chairperson, I am feeling the pressure but I do get the support from the school because it is one of the best schools you can get and we are one big family,” said Shabnam Hoosen, chairperson of the LRC.

The Bushradio team who handled the OB

Shandre Otto, deputy principal at NHHS said: “Thank you to all teachers and pupils who put this event together, and said to Bush Radio 89.5FM. We hope to have more of Bush Radio at NHHS.”

Isherene Siebritz, Bush Radio Marketing volunteer said the event was a success and “the community came together to celebrate the beginning of the new school”.

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Congrats to our Lira (@Miss_LIRA) ticket winners

25/10/2011

Some of the Bush Crew with LIra

The winners of our Lira give-away are:

Shaun Mdudumana – Kraaifontein

Yolelwa Mbana – Cape Town CBD

Winslow Schalkwyk – Ravensmead

Enjoy the show!

Win with Lira (@Miss_LIRA) and 89.5FM

24/10/2011

Bassie Montewa (who will announce the winners) and Lira

Bush Radio is giving 3 lucky listeners the chance of winning a set of double tickets to the Lira Captured Tour performance happening at Grandwest, this Wednesday, the 26th October 2011 at 7pm.

If you would like to stand a chance of winning in this lucky draw, sms Lira and your name to 32158 by no later than 2pm on Tuesday the 25th October. The winners names will be announced in Backchat after 3pm.

Enter often to improve your chances of winning.

Sms cost R1,00 and free minutes do not apply.

From Kyrkslätt with Love

24/10/2011

 

Newspaper clipping courtesy of Västra Nyland

The Wrong Rock Show on 89.5Fm is causing a bit of a buzz in Finland judging by the media reports we have been receiving – see Västra Nyland pic or Åbo Underrättelser

The articles are from Swedish-language papers but if you would like to find out what the fuss is all about tune into the Wrong Rock Show tonight at 10pm on 89.5FM or online, when we air the second edition of “From Kyrkslätt with Love”  a segment compiled by Henrik Gustafsson.

Related post: The Wrong Rock Show at Roskilde 2011

Getting down with the Villagers

24/10/2011

The Bush Radio team in Garden Village

On Sunday, October 23, 2011 we had an outside broadcast at the Garden Village Primary School. The idea behind the OB was to promote the upcoming Village Day when Garden Village celebrates its 89th birthday. The weather was sunny, allowing the Villagers to set up their braai stands and tables to enjoy themselves.

The residents of Garden Village were kept entertained by Bush Radio’s Three Musketeers; Roger Lewis (Sensual Sundays 12pm-2pm), Dr Victor (Jazz on Bush 2pm-4pm) and Calvin Peters (Flashback 4pm-6pm).

Rene Hendricks, Marketing Director of Garden Village Residents Association said, “Today is a count down for the upcoming event, as we will be celebrating 89years of Garden Village’s existence. This event is definitely a very good sign that if people were able to come to this one, then the actual event will definitely be a success.”

Mrs October, Principal at Garden Village Primary School said “Lot of things in the community revolve around the school and there is no recreation and development. Therefore, the school has all the facilities the community needs”.

The people of Garden Village looked like one big happy family, as everyone gathered around with their families and greeted each other with warm smiles.

Dancing, Braaing and Broadcasting in Garden Village

Maureen Robertson, a resident at Garden Village said, “This is a special day for me, I have never heard of Bush Radio before and I knew nothing about it; but here I am today at my old age enjoying my time with Bush Radio, meeting you people. This is really the best thing that has happened to me, thank you Bush Radio.”

Gabiba Dames, an elderly resident at Garden Village said, “It’s the first time I see this happen, and it’s evident before my eyes that it has brought everyone together; it is a good thing to keep the interaction between the young and old. This should be done more often.”

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Remembering Black Wednesday – 19 October 1977 #zamediafreedom

19/10/2011

More info:

BLACK WEDNESDAY: 19TH OCTOBER 1977 – LEST WE FORGET

Media Matters: Making sure Black Wednesday never happens again

Black Wednesday articles on BizCommunity

 Related posts:

I write what I like #zamediafreedom (repost)

Silence kills democracy (World Press Freedom Day 2011)

Campaigning for your Right to Know

Open letter on Media Freedom & Freedom of Expression

2011 Matric Revision Programmes available for download

13/10/2011

We have made our series of 2011 Matric Revision programmes available for download below.

If you are in Grade 12 and feel you need advice, tips and other information for the specific exam paper, download the programme of your choice.

Right-click on the links below and save the MP3 to your computer or open in it on your cellphone.

* We have compressed the programmes to save you bandwidth. Should you feel you need a higher quality copy on CD (R 30.00 each) contact Bush Radio on 021 4485450.

Afrikaans (Huistaal – Vraestel 1)

 Afrikaans (Huistaal – Vraestel 2)

English (First Additional Language – Paper 1)

English (First Additional Language – Paper 2 & 3)

Business Studies (English/Afrikaans version)

Business Studies (English/Xhosa version)

Economics (English/Afrikaans version)

Economics (English/Xhosa version)

Accounting (English/Afrikaans version)

Accounting (English/Xhosa version)

Life Sciences (English version)

History (English/Afrikaans version)

History (English/Xhosa version)

Related posts: Calling all Matrics – time to revise

 

 

Celebrating a #CapeMusic legend – Basil Moses

04/10/2011

On CONNECTED 2 JAZZ on Tuesday night 4 October at 8 o’clock, Bush Radio 89.5fm will be celebrating the life and music of the late Basil Moses – bassist supreme – who passed away on 5 June, having suffered many strokes as a result of cancer.

You’ll hear Basil in duo, trio and quartet settings as well as a larger ensemble. You also hear the insights and memories of Basil’s brothers, Eddie and Cliffie, as well as those of Dave Ledbetter, Sathima Bea Benjamin, Gavin Minter, Hilton Schilder, Andreas Wellmann, William Rezant, Emily Bruce, Paul Sedres, Theo Lawrence and Cliff Wallis. Excerpts from Basil’s funeral service at St Marks Church in Athlone on 10th June will also be included in the two-hour tribute.

CONNECTED 2 JAZZ is presented by Nigel Vermaas.

 

Bush Radio mourns, Professor William T. McClain (1923-2011)

03/10/2011

One of Bush Radio’s board members and a strong anti-apartheid activist Professor William Tilden McClain passed away on Sunday the 02nd of October 2011.  We at Bush Radio mourn his death.

Professor McClain was originally from a small town inIndiana in the United States, and after his studies served as Deputy Attorney General of Indiana.

His first interest of South Africa began in 1950’s when he went to study at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the Universityof London.  Initially he was going to study Indian or Middle Eastern law, but was drawn to African law.  At this time he also followed the Treason Trial in South Africa very closely.

In 1961 he was sent by the University to do research and collect documents in Africa.  He drove from Nairobi to Lesotho and visited eight African states, including Swaziland.  This is where he met his wife May Vuyelwa Hillary. 

Professor McClain had a very close relationship with the struggle movement and its leadership in exile especially Oliver Tambo and Chris Hani.  In an interview with a Bush Radio intern two months ago he recalled a story of how he got to give Oliver Tambo his sunglasses.  “Oliver and I were on the plane heading for Zambia.  Just before we landed in Lusaka, Oliver asked me to give him my sunglasses for disguise and I gave them to him and I never got them back”

He became involved with Bush Radio more than seven years ago and served on the board at the time of his death.

Professor McClain has been described as a leader, mentor and a person who was always willing to give. His guidance and generous heart will be sorely missed by everyone at Bush Radio.  He has left a void which no one can fill.  Our condolences go to his wife, children, extended family and his friends.