Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

If it’s not on, it’s not in – International Condom Day

13/02/2018

International Condom Day (ICD) is an informal holiday usually observed on February 13 in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. ICD promotes safer sex awareness in a fun and creative way while encouraging people to use condoms.

The  Bush Radio staff and trainees did a short video PSA and a song to help promote International Condom Day.

The  Bush Radio staff and trainees did a short video PSA and a song to help promote International Condom Day.

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Celebrating World Read Aloud Day

01/02/2018

As part of our support for the #WRADChallenge2018 presenters went live on Facebook and read on-air. A Bush Radio team also went to St Anne’s Home in Woodstock and spent some time with the children. Watch the video clip below:

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18/01/2018

Bush Radio is getting behind the World Read Aloud Day campaign 2018 on 1 February 2018.

You can make a difference and contribute towards creating a South Africa where children read for enjoyment, meaning and understanding.

Visit www.nalibali.org where you can download a special story and pledge the number of children to whom you will be reading it. You are also encouraged to share pictures of their read-aloud sessions on the campaign’s Facebook and twitter feeds: @NalibaliSA, or by using the hashtag #WRADChallenge2018, on the day.

Making Retro cool

06/12/2017
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Shiraz Ramjee

At the final Bush Radio Open Forum meeting for 2017 on the 5th December the annual Zane Ibrahim Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Shiraz “Cazzman” Ramjee who also hosts Retro Rewind.

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The Zane Ibrahim Award recognises volunteer service that ensures the voices and interests of the community represented on-air and through the various social upliftment projects of the station and is named after the late Managing Director, Zane Ibrahim.

Remember to catch Shiraz on 89.5fm or via www.bushradio.co.za every Sunday at 10am.

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Thinking about #blackfriday

24/11/2017

Here are two public service announcements we have been airing for the past few years about consumerism, buy nothing day and debt.

 

Related: Sell your soul

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This is the sound of NO media freedom

18/10/2017

19 October marks the 40th anniversary in South Africa of the infamous “Black Wednesday”.

On this day in 1977 in South Africa, then-minister of justice Jimmy Kruger banned The World and Weekend World. He justified the banning by stating that these publications were “publishing inflammatory material that threatened the nation’s security” and the paper’s editor Percy Qoboza and other journalists were arrested and jailed.

19 organisations were also banned and apartheid critics were detained.

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Among the organisations banned were BPC, SASO, Black Community Programmes, Black Parents Association, Black Women’s Federation, Border Youth Organisation, Eastern Province Youth Organisation, Medupe Writers Association, Natal Youth Organisation, National Youth Organisation, SASM, Soweto Students Representative Council, Soweto Teachers Action Committee, Transvaal Youth Organisation, Union of Black Journalists, Western Cape Youth Organisation, Zimele Trust Fund, Association for the Educational and Cultural Advancement of African People of South Africa.

Banning orders were also served on Beyers Naude and journalist Donald Woods.

We have released the video and poster above in support of media freedom. Share and show your support.

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Opening streets and doors

28/09/2017

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As part of Open Streets Main Road on Sunday, 1 October 2017, Bush Radio will be hosting a “Pavement Broadcast”, as well as an Open House.

Open Streets Main Road aims to bridge social and spatial divides in Cape Town by encouraging people to think differently about how we move around in the city. (visit Open Streets)

October 1’s Open Streets will be the longest to date. It will entail close to 5km along Main Road between Observatory and the city centre. The main road will be closed to motorised vehicles and it will become an open space for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair users and other non-motorised transport users to move in safety.

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Bush Radio’s Sunday programmes will be broadcast from outside the building at 330 Victoria Road in support of the activities for the day. We encourage listeners and supporters of the Open Streets initiative to pop by the station and talk with us.

People are also encouraged to come and check out the station where volunteers and staff will give guided tours of the station, and share information on the work of Africa’s oldest community radio station project.

Open Streets Main Road and the Bush Radio “Pavement Broadcast” and Open House runs from 10am to 3pm.

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Bush Radio gives rise to ordinary women this August

02/08/2017

ladiesnight logo2017.jpgAs South Africa commemorates women’s month in August, we will give rise to a group of every day women with no previous radio or media experience, to take to the airwaves for the very first time. While the radio station is volunteer run and presenters are not remunerated for their services, the women will be given a platform to give a voice to the voiceless and various communities.

The programme, dubbed Ladies Night, was conceptualized on a WhatsApp group between seven friends and will become a reality on Thursday, 3 August 2017 from 7pm. The programme is developed, produced and presented by women and will cover various topics and issues faced by the women in their everyday lives while still being entertaining. The overarching theme is to connect and inspire like-minded people within the diverse communities of the Bush Radio footprint.

The group comprises of Adielah Jacobs, Megan Cookson, Merle Du Plessis, Jodi Gordon, Michele Pinto, Tracy Van Turha and Renee Bailey. The women all come from different backgrounds and are qualified professionals in their own right. Between them various areas are represented law, education, information technology and project management.

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Ladies Night on Bush Radio 89.5FM will air for three hours every Thursday evening between 7pm and 10pm for the month of August. The style of the programme is highly conversational but casual and relatable at the same time. Each of the women come from different backgrounds and each brings a uniqueness to the show with their different characteristics.

According to Bush Radio Managing Director, Brenda Leonard: “As we celebrate 22 years of being on-air legally, we are very excited to have this programme. Ladies Night highlights how Bush Radio takes a holistic approach to creating innovative programming and works in collaboration with listeners and potential listeners to bring relevant content to the airwaves.”

Tune into 89.5fm or listen online via http://www.bushradio.co.za

Participate in the programme

WhatsApp: 0832973910
SMS: 32158
Studio: 021 448 6266

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Call for entries: 2017 China-South Africa Student Dialogue

25/07/2017

China Radio International (CRI), Global Max Media Group (GMMG), University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Humanities, and Stellenbosch University’s Confucius Institute is hosting the 2017 “From University to the World” Student Dialogue, with the assistance of Bush Radio and the Asian Students Association of UCT.

This event is scheduled to be held on 1st September 2017 at Cape Town’s One & Only Hotel and it will be live-streamed worldwide and broadcast through all of CRI’s domestic and international frequencies.

The aim of the event is to promote cultural and social exchange between the young adults from China and South Africa. With the steady trend of globalization, it is important for the future leaders of the two nations to build a relationship and have a better understanding of each other’s cultures. As BRICS members, the establishment of friendship should not only be between the two governments, but also between the citizens.

Participants will be selected through online applications and it is open to all university students from China and South Africa.

The application process has begun and received considerable interest. The applicant needs to fill in an application form and email it to Michelle Sheng.

and record a video of themselves giving a speech under the topic “If I were Chinese”. In the case of Chinese students, the topic is “If I were South African”.

Application deadline is 30 July 2017.

After two rounds of preliminary judgments, the top 10 students will receive an invitation to attend the final event. Two students will come directly from China, 3 will be Chinese students studying in South Africa, and 5 will be local students.

The selected students from South Africa will each receive a prize of R2000 and an official certificate of recognition.

The topic for the final event will be: “China & South Africa: Our Interdependent Future”.

For more information contact Michelle Sheng on 0835576136 (WhatsApp only) or via email.

How Bush Radio spent Mandela Day

18/07/2017

The Bush Radio team went out to the Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled in Bridgetown to help out on the ground as well as do an outside broadcast.