Archive for August, 2012

Spread your wings – The 2012 Eagle Rally


Tune into Bush Radio’s Biker Show this Saturday the 1st September 2012 when we broadcast live from the 2012 Eagle Rally in Villiersdorp – The Bush Radio crew will be bring you all the action from this year’s event, exclusive to 89.5FM in Cape Town or worldwide via

Remember to check out our twitter and facebook pages for pictures and videos from the event.

Related: Start your engines – The Biker Show on 89.5FM

RIP – Neville Alexander (1936 – 2012) – audio


Neville Alexander at the World Conference of African Linguistics in Cologne, Sept 18, 2009

Bush Radio would like to express its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Neville Alexander who passed away on the 27th August 2012.

In memory of the work of Dr Alexander we have made available a recording from a series of programmes produced at Bush Radio called Critical Rendezvous which was broadcast in 2004.

Here Dr Alexander speaks to Dr Tanja Bosch and Joshua Ogada on “Language and National Identity in South Africa” – CLICK TO LISTEN / Right click and save. (MP3 format, 35MB)

Join #BigBirthdayBash for We like BASS and theDANK!SH


WE like BASS in collaboration with theDANKISH and Bush Radio 89.5FM are teaming up to host a BIG BIRTHDAY BASH on Saturday, 1 September 2012: SPRING DAY!

The past twelve Capetonian months has seen the rise of two names synonymous with profiling the freshest underground bass music: WE like BASS and theDANKISH.

WE like BASS is a pop-up party hosted in alternative spaces. WE like BASS events feature cutting-edge local talent, constantly scouting for unconventional venues. TheDANKISH is a critical platform for local hip hop and bass culture and a radio show hosted on the Mother of Community Radio, Bush Radio 89.FM every Saturday between 6pm and 8pm.

You are invited to pop bottles with the WE like BASS and theDANKISH crews at this very special celebration.

*** VENUE ***

  • new Ragazzi LIVE – 8 Loop Street, Cape Town

Occupying the old DISKO-K space at the bottom of Loop Street, near to Fridas and the SideShow.

Specially for this event, a second floor ‘dance hall’ will be opened. Expect plenty of surprises!

*** DATE ***

  • 1 September 2012

*** LINE-UP ***
< LIVE stage >

< DANCE hall >

*** DEETS ***

  • Door: R20 < 11pm > R40
  • 2 floors of underground music
  • R15 birthday drink specials all night
  • come as you are + everyone is welcome!


Bush Radio 89.5fm, Cape Town’s premier community radio station is the media sponsor of #BigBirthdayBash


Matric 2012 revision series on 89.5FM


Bush Radio 89.5 FM and the Western Cape Education Department has once again partnered to help Grade 12 learners get ready for their final exams through a series of revision programmes. Please check below for a schedule of what will be aired, the dates and times.

If you are in Matric or know anyone who is, you owe it to yourself to tune into 89.5FM or on your mobile/computer via  and listen to the advice and tips in these programmes.

Let’s get through the Matric exams together on 89.5 FM!

Matric Revision Broadcast Schedule on 89.5FM:

Monday, 20 August – 8pm – Afrikaans HL 1
Tuesday, 21 August – 7pm – Afrikaans HL 2
Wednesday, 22 August – 7pm – Mathematics


Monday, 27 August – 7pm – English FAL 1
Tuesday, 28 August – 7pm – English FAL 2
Wednesday, 29 August – 7pm – Business Studies


Monday, 3 September – 7pm – Accounting
Tuesday, 4 September – 7pm – Life Sciences
Wednesday, 5 September – 7pm – History

The entire Matric Revision series will be made available for download via this blog shortly.

Get ready for the 12th African Hip Hop Indaba


THE 12th annual African Hip Hop Indaba is around the corner and again Bush Radio is a supporter of this amazing event.

The very best Freestyle Emcees, Turntablists, Beatboxers, Graffiti Artists, Krumpers, Poppers, Lockers, House, Nu Skool Hip Hop dancers and B-boys & B-Girls from around the Western Cape and South Africa are invited to enter.

Cash and prizes to the value of over R 100 000 are up for grabs! (call 021706 0481 / 0824744750 to register)

The two-day event takes place at Zula Bar on August 31, and the Good Hope Centre on September 1, 2012

Billed as the biggest event on the SA Hip Hop calendar, the African Hip Hop Indaba will showcase a historical photographic and streetwear brand exhibition, dancing and showcases in the main arena, live graffiti spraying and other exhibitions, marketing stalls and refreshment areas.

On September 1, the National Breakdance Team will be selected. The 2012 team will represent their country at the Braun Battle of the Year  – Africa Qualifier, to be held in Montpellier, France in November 2012. The top two African crews will go on to compete against 16 of the world’s best breakdancing crews.

The winning 2 on 2 B-Girls will compete against 16 other countries at the We B*Girlz finals held at Braun Battle of the Year.

The winning DJ will represent South Africa at the DMC World DJ Championships in London in September 2012.

Over the past 12 years the Heal the Hood Project through the African Hip Hop Indaba and its partners have sent over 100 young people to compete at the Battle of the Year International and on various other international exchanges.

The African Hip Hop Indaba aims to encourage a sense of national pride among youth, in representing their country. It also promotes and exposes the talent of young South African artists. The Indaba showcases the work done by Heal the Hood Project and by youth in their communities and throughout the country.

Bush Radio is proud to be associated with the project.

For more information or to register call 021 706 0481 / 082 4744750 or visit African Hip Hop Indaba

releated: Hip Hop won’t stop

Visiting the Rainbow Warrior


The Greenpeace motor-assisted sailing yacht, The Rainbow Warrior docked in Cape Town and Bush Radio was there to hear and share the message of Greenpeace and Greenpeace Africa to the Cape Flats see the Bushradionews report here.

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Celebrating 17 years of Community Radio


On the 9th August 2012, National Women’s Day, we kick off a month of celebration at Bush Radio as we reach 17 years of legal community radio broadcasting in South Africa. Besides some of the fun activities planned for our birthday month we are also taking the opportunity of looking back and reflecting on the struggle to free the airwaves in South Africa and look at how we keep it free.

Bush Radio is also in the process of digitising its extensive archive of recordings and photographs and below is a sample of some the pictures – see if you can spot yourself and if you have material that you think belongs in the archive let us know.

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related: Celebrating 16 years on air

Congratulations to all our Capitec winners


Congratulations to our Bush Radio / Capitec winners who have each won R 1000 into a Capitec account by listening to the “Money Wiz” feature and participating in our sms draw over the past 12 weeks.

Our winners are:

Godfrey Williams, Jonathon Stephanus, Elizabeth Knipe, Pam Ndungane, Barbara de Jager, Amanda Bout, Busiswa Racula, Nofanele Dladati, Johnathon Afrikaaner, Sive Ntala, Kelebohile Domingo, Sinzo Peters

Final chance to win R1000 – enter now!


Congratulations to Week 11 winner: Jonathon Stephanus

It is the last week to win R 1000 in the Bush Radio / Capitec competition – so don’t forget to get your entry in for this week by Tuesday the 7th August 2012.

SMS often to increase your odds – R 1 a sms to potentially win R 1000

Question for week 12:

Is buying a house a good idea?
a)    Yes, it is an asset and could increase in value
b)    No, it’s a waste of good money

SMS the keyword CAPITEC + the answer (A or B) + your name to 32158*

*You have until the Tuesday, 4pm before the next competition to get your answer in each week. Each week’s winner will be announced in Everyday People on Wednesday

Sms cost R1 each and free minutes do not apply.

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