Archive for February, 2020

Wat praat jy? #MotherLanguageDay


21 February marks International Mother Language day. What languages do you speak? What does your language mean for your identity?

According to the United Nations:

“Languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education and development, are of strategic importance for people and planet. Yet, due to globalization processes, they are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether. When languages fade, so does the world’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Opportunities, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression — valuable resources for ensuring a better future — are also lost.”

Fashion and disruptions #SONA2020


On the 13th of February 2020, which also marked World Radio Day, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation Address to the people of South Africa.

Besides all the drama before the president was able to deliver the speech and the content of the speech itself, we know that you may want to see some of the fashion that was on display.

For the speech visit Parliament’s website

We are radio, we are diversity #wrd2020 #wrd


Whether it is Dr Ian Bell with Blues in the Bush or Yuzriq hitting the Psy music hard on a Friday, or health with Sakhisizwe or some heavy politics with Alternative Radio, the “mother of community radio in Africa” really embraces and proves this year’s World Radio Day theme: “Radio and Diversity“.

In all aspects of the work of Bush Radio from the volunteers to staff who are drawn from all areas of Cape Town to learn and develop in media and with our eclectic mix of programming we are proud to say: We are radio, we are diversity!

Proclaimed in 2011 by the Member States of UNESCO, and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 as an International Day, February 13 became World Radio Day (WRD).

How you can support the work of Bush Radio around diversity, freedom of expression and other social issue facing Cape Town and South Africa:

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