Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

All that jazz…covering the 2017 CT International Jazz Festival (with slideshow)

06/04/2017

Interns Siviwe Makeleni and Natasha Siqaza were selected by Bush Radio to participate in the Photo and Arts Journalism workshops run by the training and development initiative of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

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Natasha Siqaza (left) and Siviwe Makeleni

We asked Natasha and Siviwe about their experience.

Natasha said; “The course was a great learning opportunity that sparked great conversations and debates around the arts. We learned a lot about writing and how to approach topics not only in the arts but journalism as a whole.”

“The CTIJF photojournalism workshop was interesting and informative, it taught me how to take pictures which one can write a story about. I learnt the pre & post production of pictures and how to set your camera for low light and taking pictures for events.” added Siviwe

 

#dearmrpresident – the state of the nation

03/02/2017

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The State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to take place Thursday, 10 February 2017 at 7pm.

In preparation, Bush Radio trainees have been collecting the opinions and questions from people all over Cape Town. All the participants were asked;  If you had the opportunity to ask the president to address something that affects you, what would it be?

We are inviting you to share your views with us on a special “Expectations” edition of Backchat on Bush Radio 89,5FM with Bassie Montewa on Wednesday, 9 February 2017 from 2pm to 4pm.

Send your comments and input for the programme:

sms – 32158 keyword dearmrpresident

whatsapp – 0832973910 (including voice notes)

twitter – @Bushradio #dearmrpresident

Facebook: Bush Radio 89.5FM

Welcome to the Sell Your Soul show

23/11/2016


It has been a tough year for all of us and with the festive season upon us it is only getting tougher. We at Bush Radio are encouraging all our listeners to watch their spending by supporting International Buy Nothing Day 2016.

Don’t fall for excessive consumerism. Think before spending.

Giving back to the elders

18/11/2016

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Host of Bush Radio’s breakfast programme “The Breakfast Rush”, Yuzriq Meyer represented Bush Radio at the annual Woodstock SAPS Christmas lunch for senior citizens at the Woodstock Town Hall. We asked him to share some of the experience on this blog…

On Thursday, 17th of November 2016 the Woodstock SAPS (South African Police Service) in collaboration with the City of Cape Town hosted the annual Christmas lunch for the elderly of Woodstock & its surrounding areas.

This event takes place every year, where the police from the Woodstock area get together to throw an event all aimed at giving back to the old folks and allowing them to come out for not only a really nice lunch but also for a host of performances by influential artists, musicians and rappers from around Cape Town.

This really great initiative was nothing short of a success as the elderly, danced, laughed and had the real time of their lives.

It was a huge honour being part of such an extraordinary event.

Even more so, seeing the faces of my grandmother, your grandmother and our grandfathers faces light up with life as the artists tirelessly entertained them with sheer passion.

May next year be as successful as this and may we all do our little to give back to our communities as best we can.

We are one

Step It Up for Gender Equality

07/03/2016

international women's day copyThe 8th of March 2016 marks International Women’s Day and to help celebrate the day, the women involved in Bush Radio (past and present) will be taking to the airwaves from 6am to 8pm to highlight the work, struggles and achievements of women.

Current women presenters on Bush Radio will be on air during the day and some new and old voices will be back on the airwaves. The male presenters will take a behind-the-scenes role by producing for some of the shows so that every woman currently working at the station – from those in admin, household, sales and reception – will take to the airwaves.

Even though it is not unusual for the Bush Radio airwaves to be filled with women’s voices, it was proposed that the station step it up for the day and swop around presenters for the day (eg: Lazola Solani who hosts the magazine programme Sakhisizwe will host the Breakfast Rush and our managing director, Brenda Leonard, will take on Sakhisizwe with former Bushnews editor, Lusanda Bill).

Stay tuned for the special The Women Who Built Bush Radio, hosted by Juanita Williams, AllAfrica.com managing editor (former Bush Radio news editor, trainer and gender issues programme producer and presenter). This programme will look back and speak with some of the women who have fought to free the airwaves and media in South Africa, and pay tribute to their contributions.

International Women’s Day will end with an outside broadcast from a City Of Cape Town Social Development, Subcouncil 9 and Early Childhood Development event in Khayelitsha.

The event will focus on awareness raising on issues that are pertinent to women, like eradicating domestic violence and entrepreneurship. The programme will also include guest speakers such as the Mayoral committee member for Social Development and Early childhood development, Suzette Little, and Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu.

Programme Lineup:

07h00 – 09h00 – The Breakfast Rush: Lazola Solani

09h00 – 12h00 – The Morning Cruise: Natasha Siqaza

12h00 – 14h00 – Sakhisizwe: Brenda Leonard and Lazola Solani

14h00 – 16h00 – Backchat: Gabebah Abdullah and Jasnine Roberts

16h00 – 17h00 – Everyday People: Kholeka Ntozini, Nombelelo Xakatha and Zimasa Mzamo

17h00 – 18h00 – The Women who built Bush Radio – Juanita Williams + guests

18h00 – 20h00 – Outside Broadcast from International Women’s day event from Khayelitsha

Tune in via 89.5FM in Cape Town or worldwide via www.bushradio.co.za

Crossing continents to make a better world

05/12/2015

As our managing director, Brenda Leonard makes her way north to Geneva, Switzerland to represent Bush Radio at the International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media and The First General Assembly of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender another group of intrepid travellers are heading south to Cape Town.

Bush Radio is again pleased to host members of its Northern Ireland partner – Public Acheivement.
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From PA’s press release:

Four young people are heading off to Cape Town, South Africa tomorrow to work with Bush Radio – a youth run community radio station. They are part of a United Youth programme run by youth organisation Public Achievement for unemployed young people from across Belfast.

During their 10 day trip they will help to organise the “Media Kidocracy Konference” for children and young people from around Cape Town, and they will work at Bush Radio – including being interviewed on radio and making their own programme.

Craig Murray, Shanti Mawhinney, Sarah Louise Duffy and Aoibhinn Di Torí are all participants in pilots of the “United Youth” programme which is part of the NI Executive’s good relations programme administered through the Department of Employment and Learning. The group will be accompanied by project Coordinator Chiara Cariddi.

Paul Smyth, CEO of Public Achievement said “We are delighted to be sending this group to Bush Radio. This relationship is about exposing our young people to some of the best community radio practitioners in the world as well as learning about the history of South Africa and the challenges it still faces. We believe it will be a lifechanging experience for the group – and will help them to better understand diversity and the relationship between people and communities across the world”.

Read the full press (click here)

Support World Press Freedom Day 2015

03/05/2015

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Going digital

01/05/2015

014After a few months of construction, tweaking (and some twerking) and training we officially launch the Bush Radio Digital Broadcast studio today 1 May 2015 in honour of all the workers who have sacrificed for our democracy and helped to open the airwaves in South Africa.

bush instagramThe studio was constructed by the team from Buck Broadcast and funded through a grant from the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA).

The new digital studio will help Bush Radio to continue to be the leading incubator of young radio talent on the continent while providing listeners with the best quality sound possible.

Support Shifty September and win “The Vinyl Solution”

28/08/2014

shifty bush wrsSupport the Shifty September campaign and stand a chance to win some classic SA vinyl!

The Wrong Rock Show on Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving away one “The Vinyl Solution” reward worth R1000 to a lucky supporter of the Shifty September crowdfunding campaign .

The campaign celebrates 20 years of democracy in South Africa, Shifty’s 30th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the Voëlvry tour.

A number of events are planned for September, culminating in the Shifty Heritage Music Festival on Heritage Day in Johannesburg, featuring many of the label’s legendary artists.

What can you win?

If you pledge your support by buying any Shifty September reward, and enter your name in the Wrong Rock Show give-away, you stand a chance of winning one “The Vinyl Solution” reward, which includes:

• Voëlvry LP [signed by surviving Voëlvryers]
• Repackaged: Bigger than Jesus LP [signed by Warrick Sony]
• Pot-luck of 3 rare original still-in-their-plastic Shifty Records [it’s a surprise]
• 2 tickets to the Shifty Heritage Music Festival
• A thank you with your name on the virtual wall of thanks exhibition + a surprise Shifty gift

How to enter?

• Go to the Shifty September Thundafund Page and buy any reward ranging from R150 to R3000.

• Email us at wrongrockshow@gmail.com, or contact us on Facebook to submit your name for the draw.

• We will verify your pledge with Shifty Records and on 16 September 2014, once the Thundafund campaign is closed, we will draw one name from those entered as the winner of the vinyl goodies.

Tune in! On Monday 1 September 2014 the Wrong Rock Show will be joined by Warrick Sony for a special 2-hour preview of the Shifty compilations to be released as part of the campaign.

They are:

• Shifty & Quirky
• Shifty Blue
• Shifty Love
• Shifty Pop
• Shifty Protests
• Shifty Rocks

Please note:

• If you cannot attend the festival and cannot nominate anyone to receive your tickets, we will draw another name to give your tickets to.

• If you cannot attend the festival and collect your LP’s, you will be asked to pay postage for delivery.

Go pledge!

Win on Mandela day

16/07/2014

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The Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa, Fair Cape and Bush Radio 89.5fm are teaming up for Mandela Day this Friday on the 18th of July 2014.

Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa will be hosting a Knit-off and they invite anyone to participate by showing up between 11am and 4pm and spending 67 minutes knitting squares which will be used to make blankets and then sent to the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.

In addition to the 67 minutes, Mandela Rhodes and Fair Cape are also offering Bush Radio listeners the chance to win big! 5 Fair Cape hampers worth R150 each are up for grabs as well as a two night stay at the Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa for one lucky couple (meals not included).

To stand a chance of winning in this lucky draw you need to answer the following question: who is the recipient of the blankets that will be made on Mandela day?

To enter: sms your NAME + SURNAME, the keyword MANDELA and the answer to 32158.

Lines close at 9am on Friday 18 July. Winners will be announced on the Morning Cruise (9am – 12pm) on the same day.

This is a lucky draw so enter as many times as you can to stand a chance winning one of these awesome prizes.

SMS cost R1, free messages do not apply.