Archive for September, 2016

REPOST: Former Bush Radio DJs victims of mob justice


Originally published by Bushradionews

Mob justice victims: Goggi Pinana was killed (left) and Terry Pinana hospitalised (right)

Music producer and former Bush Radio volunteer, Lindile “DJ Goggi” Pinana, was killed in an alleged mob justice attack on September 12 in Pretoria.

His brother and business partner Terry, who worked at Bush Radio when the station went on air 21 years ago, is currently recovering at an undisclosed hospital, after he was injured while trying to defend his brother during the incident.

Dispatch Live’s Asanda Nini, who wrote a report on the attack, said: “It’s a tragedy what happened close to Pretoria. From what we gathered, he was accused of snatching a purse and stealing a cellphone from a particular lady around Pretoria on Monday morning. Apparently the group came through while he was standing outside his house with his older brother.”

“Terry was injured as he tried to help his brother. Goggi unfortunately died on their way to hospital. Terry sustained serious injuries and is recovering.”

Terry Pinana (circled) with Bush Radio staff and volunteers in 1995
DJ Goggi’s funeral will be held next week in his hometown of Dimbaza in the Eastern Cape.
According to the Facebook group In Loving Memory of Goggi Pinana – which was created by radio personality DJ Diggy Bongz – a memorial service will be held at the Armchair Theatre on Sunday, September 18, in Cape Town.
Bush Radio’s staff and volunteers send their deepest condolences to Goggi’s loved ones, and we wish Terry a speedy recovery.

Thank you for the continued support



We would like to thank everyone who donated during our birthday month and for those have not, please note that you can still donate to help the station.

As a not for profit corporation and an independent community radio station Bush Radio relies on sponsorship, trade exchanges, selling airtime and donations to keep its doors open to promote media freedom and training.

We encourage you to make a donation no matter how large, and for entrepreneurs and established businesses to contact us to see how we can work together.

Our banking details:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
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Win tickets to the 2016 Open Book Festival


open-book_logo_20130724-e1376923259701-1024x1008Bush Radio is giving away a set of double tickets to two of the events, Cape Sounds and Afrikaaps & Hip Hop taking place in Cape Town as part of the 2016 Open Book Festival.

If you would like to stand a chance of winning a set of tickets all you have to do is the following:

  • Cape Sounds event sms the keyword CapeSounds + Yourname and Surname to 32158
  • Afrikaaps and Hip Hop event sms the keywords HipHop + Yourname and Surname to 32158

The sms line will close at 2pm on Monday (5 September 2016) and the winners will be announced at 3pm.

Cape Sounds:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Homecoming Centre Workshop
Time: 14.00 – 15.00
Price: R45

Six readings – Three languages: Featuring Dianne Case, David Cornwell, Valda Jansen, Mbongeni Nomkonwane, Shirmoney Rhode and Lwanda Sindaphi.

Afrikaaps & Hip Hop:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Time: 20.00 – 21.30
Price: R45

Blaq Pearl, EmileYX (Heal the Hood) and Shaquile Southgate (Heal the Hood) explore the lessons they took from Afrikaaps into their teaching practice for Hip Hop to young adults. Joined by B-Boy Mouse. Chaired by Prof Adam Haupt.

SMS cost is R1 and free minutes do not count. The competition is a lucky draw, so enter often to increase your chances.

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