Listen to your heart – remembering Zane Ibrahim

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Today marks Zane Ibrahim’s 73rd birthday – we have been receiving many tributes to him via our Facebook group and from emails sent to the station from around the world since we announced his passing – including from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and local tabloid Die Son.

Bush Radio would also like to thank Voice of the Cape and Radio 786 for helping to spread the word of Zane’s passing.

Many people have been asking about a memorial for Zane and we are consulting with his family as to how to best celebrate Zane’s life and will post details once these have been finalised.

We thought we’d share a few of the messages that have come to us and the tributes paid to Zane via other media. Click on the pictures to view the original post.

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Some of the messages received via Facebook

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From the Cape Argus Life section

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The famed managing director of South Africa’s Bush Radio has died. The current program manager at Bush Radio tells Carol about Zane Ibrahim’s legacy.

 “We have only been free for a few years and look at what we have built here. The US has been free for 200 years and your laws still prevent people from building places like Bush Radio?”

“We have only been free for a few years and look at what we have built here. The US has been free for 200 years and your laws still prevent people from building places like Bush Radio?”

He shocked us with what is now his much quoted saying ’90% community. 10% radio’ but as debate flew around the room we soon saw how right he is.

He shocked us with what is now his much quoted saying ’90% community. 10% radio’ but as debate flew around the room we soon saw how right he is.

The Prince Claus Fund is saddened by the news of the passing of Zane Ibrahim of Bush Radio, recipient of the 2000 Prince Claus Award.

The Prince Claus Fund is saddened by the news of the passing of Zane Ibrahim of Bush Radio, recipient of the 2000 Prince Claus Award.

In die mediawêreld was hy ook ’n bekende reus wat aktief was by baie radiostasies regoor die wêreld.

In die mediawêreld was hy ook ’n bekende reus wat aktief was by baie radiostasies regoor die wêreld.

 

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3 Responses to “Listen to your heart – remembering Zane Ibrahim”

  1. Sarah McNeill Says:

    Zane will be around a long time for everyone who knew him. That is a heck of a lot of people! He impacted on the lives of a rising generation of kids from townships in CapeTown, kids who travelled each week to Bush Radio to put their own youth magazine on air as well as the very young who took part in a Saturday morning show at the station. His mission to make the voices of young people heard became an unforgettable message at international youth media conferences, and the territory he claimed for them in the evolving field of radio has since then been tilled, sown and reaped by young men and women who now work as broadcasters on air, on the Internet and on tv. Zane was a change-maker who inspired not only by his personal warmth and humour, but also by uncompromising leadership and deep inner conviction. His directive to Bush Radio in the days following 9/11/2001 was that the station should play “Give Peace a Chance” – non-stop. He nurtured diversity while whole-heartedly embracing unity.

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