Archive for March, 2012

Win a double weekend pass to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival


Are you one of those people who missed buying tickets for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival?

Bush Radio is giving you a chance to attend both days!

We are giving away a double weekend pass – all you have to do to enter this lucky draw* is sms the keyword JAZZ + YOUR NAME to 32158 before 3pm today (30 March 2012).

The winner of the double weekend pass will be announced after the 3pm news today.

SMS costs R 1 and free minutes do not count.

*Terms & Conditions apply

Dutch journalism students visit the Mother


Zane Ibrahim (centre) with Sive Msolo & Dennis Kofi (who helped with the tour) and the Dutch students

A group of enthusiastic Dutch journalism students from the Windesheim University in Zwolle visited the Bush Radio offices yesterday to learn more about the history and workings of Bush Radio.

Former Managing Director and current board member Zane Ibrahim gave an insightful talk about the challenges Bush Radio had to overcome. Ibrahim also spoke about the purpose of Bush Radio and the strong belief in the station being the voice of the community.

The visit included a tour around the offices, and the students were able to experience exactly what Bush Radio is all about. One of the students, Liza Voppen, said: “I would love to come and visit Bush Radio again during my stay in Cape Town, so that I can shadow one of the producers and see what it is they really do.”

Two of the students had a short interview during Sakhisizwe regarding their visit to Cape Town.

The students chatting with Zane

Another student Genna Bostelaar said, “ I didn’t know what to expect when we went to Bush Radio, but I very soon understood that this is more than just radio making. The things Bush Radio does for the community are great and I really think it’s for a good cause. It’s also interesting to see how they work and how the people that work here become part of Bush Radio. I think that a lot of Dutch journalism students would be very pleased to take an internship here.”

The students ended off the visit by chatting to Zane at the “big table*”, asking him various questions, including his availability for an interview regarding the history of Bush Radio and his life. They left the station with a clear idea as to what community radio and Bush Radio is about.

*The “Big Table” is an area at Bush Radio occupied by a large table where open discussion, frank debates and meetings are held.

Have a music (video) break….and support #CapeMusic


Watch some of the artists who have performed live on Bush Radio 89.5FM.

Remember you can submit your music to the “Mother of Community Radio in Africa” via or snail mail (P.O. Box 13290, Mowbray, 7705) for possible selection to our playlist. Music demos are strongly encouraged!

Win a Chance to Experience International Hip-Hop Dance Theatre


Mixing it Up is a hip-hop dance theatre festival happening at Artscape on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th March 2012.

The festival will showcase the best of South African DJs, dance crews, and you will experience leading hip-hop dance theatre with crews from France, Germany, UK and Zimbabwe.

Bush Radio is giving 10 lucky listeners the opportunity to win tickets to this awesome event!

* If you would like to enter to win a set of double tickets to Mixing it Up for Saturday the 10th March: SMS your name and the keyword MIXSAT to 32158.


** If you would like to enter to win a set of double tickets to Mixing it Up for Sunday the 11th March: SMS your name and the keyword MIXSUN to 32158.

Enter as many times as you like to improve your chances of winning. Sms costs R1 and free minutes do not apply.

You have until 9am on Thursday the 8th March 2012 to send your sms, the winner’s names will be announced later that morning in the Morning Cruise.

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