Archive for November, 2013

Get to Wola Nani’s cocktail party!


wola_nani_logoWola Nani an NGO that helps people living with HIV and AIDS help themselves, would like to invite 25 lucky Bush Radio listeners and their partners to a

WORLD AIDS DAY COCKTAIL PARTY to be held on Saturday, 30 November 2013 at Club Casa Blanca, Green Point from 8pm.

DJ’s: Ready D, Luwayne Wonder, Willy, Clint the Legend and Gary Poole will be helping you party till late.

 If you would like a double ticket to the event simply sms your name and the keyword PARTY to 32158.

Tickets are valued at R100 each!

The closing date to get your sms’s in is Thursday the 28th November at 9pm and the winners will be contacted on Friday the 29th November 2013.

SMS cost R1 and free minutes do not apply.

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets and contact 021 447 2091 /

South Africa Field Lab: Bush Radio and Cape Times


News from the HelmBush Radio played host to students from the Semester at Sea study abroad programme recently. The students came to check out the work of station. Here is an article about their visit to Bush Radio (click here)

Our weather guy is Wrongly Accused (video)


Wassef Piekaan Wrongly accused (2)

You may know him as the weather guy with the funny did-you-know fact on Bush Radio’s Breakfast Rush every weekday morning at 7:15 / 07:45 / 08:15 / 08:45 but Waseef Piekaan is also hosting his stand-up comedy show – Wrongly Accused – at the Baxter Theatre from the 18 – 30 November 2013.

Go check it out.

Position available: Senior Administrative Assistant


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Bush Radio 89.5FM has a vacancy for an energetic and organised Senior Administrative Assistant (see full criteria + job description below).

Application must include a detailed CV, with a minimum of 3 contactable references.

Application deadline: 16:00 on Friday, 8th November 2013.

Applications can be emailed to and should state: Senior Administrative Assistant Application 2013 in the subject line. No telephonic enquiries will be accepted.

Applicants not contacted within two weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.


Position: Senior Administrative Assistant

Salary ranges from R60,000 – R84,000 per year depending on experience.

Skills required:
• Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Turbocash/Pastel and internet / email) • Excellent reading and writing skills in English and Afrikaans or Xhosa • Strong interpersonal and communication skills • Strong administrative and financial skills

Experience required:
• 3 years prior experience in administration and finance (NGO or commercial environment) • Prior experience on SARS e-filing

Personality attributes:
• Ability to work under pressurised conditions • Ability to adhere to deadlines • Ability to work within a team

Key Performance Areas:

– Stationery purchase and distribution
– Do filing and updating of files
– Ensure fixing of equipment
– Record keeping
– Liaise with stakeholders, clients and funders
– Report writing

– Petty cash
– Prepare financial books to trial balance (using Turbocash/Pastel)
– Draft financial reports for the Station Manager
– Bank reconciliation
– Record keeping
– Account payments and debt collections
– Prepare and monitor budgets
– Write proposals and reports to funders
– Do all statutory returns, such as VAT, PAYE, SDL, and UIF

– Keep and update all personnel records
– Do work-schedules and make sure staff is on duty
– Deal with all statutory requirements

– Deal with advertising queries
– Receive advertising schedules and reconcile with payments
– Check advertising schedules and make sure that all material is at Bush Radio

Anger and Frustration at the Gugs Jazz Festival


This is the a report of a Bushradionews post from 2 November 2013

The Gugulethu Jazz Festival 2013 has been cancelled amidst frustration from members of the public who bought tickets and no official word from the event organisers.

One of the Bush Radio presenters, Sive Msolo who was at the venue where the festival is supposed to take place said he was told by Platmedia management that they are experiencing problems with sound equipment are the venue. They would only know within two hours if the event would go ahead or not. This was at 5pm and the event was scheduled to start at 10am.

The unnamed Platmedia Management official also said that they are not aware of artists pulling out of the event as speculated by the media in the last week. Artists, like Zahara, Thandiswa Mazwai and Simphiwe Dana who names where on the bill organised by Platmedia Management said on the social media network, twitter that they were not performing or had not be paid to perform at the event.Bush Radio was a media sponsor for the festival and according to the station’s Managing Director Brenda Leonard they were approached to do a competition, giving away tickets and give some airtime to promote the artists.

“We are not the organisers of the concert. The organisers are PLATMEDIA Group (Pty) Ltd and people who paid for tickets should contact them.

We would like to apologise to our listeners that won tickets via the competition we ran, and by wasting their time by going to an unorganised festival,” Leonard added.

The station tried several times to contact Platmedia group, Managing Director, Shaun Sishuba for comment by as yet he has not returned the station’s calls.

Gugulethu Jazz Festival 2013 Ticket winners


Congratulations to the Gugulethu Jazz Festival Ticket* winners:


  • Barbara Dejager
  • Gary Van Rheede
  • Shaun Reeves
  • Hanna Wefebe
  • Skhumbule Molose


  • Cindy Pierce
  • Kunjulwa Mayekiso
  • Ndileka Moyake
  • Hilton Paul
  • Desiree Kleinsmidt
*Bush Radio is not an organiser of the event – queries around the lineup and programme of events should be directed to the PLATMEDIA Group (Pty) Ltd on 021 828 2350

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