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Keep it locked on Bush Radio

26/03/2020

The following is a statement issued on behalf of Bush Radio by Adrian Louw, Programme Integrator.

Dear Bush Radio listeners and supporters,

Due to the lockdown as announced by our government to help curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) we are forced to go onto automated playout systems from 19h00 tonight.

Most of our volunteers, staff and trainees make use of public transport which will be limited during the lockdown, and we need to keep them safe.

Live programming will start at 7am (Monday to Friday) and weekends will also see some special programming and rebroadcasts of our best programmes.

We have also implemented remote systems which will enable us to keep you informed of developments (24/7) around the lockdown, as well as other news, advice, alerts and public service announcements.

We hope to ease the lockdown blues with some of the best and most interesting radio programming you’ve come to expect from 89.5FM. These will include special collaborations with local artists, music specials, radio features, drama, and international news and talks ranging from Noam Chomsky to Angela Davis.

Remember to check out www.bushradio.co.za for all your info and join us on our Facebook page.

Please keep the members of the lockdown team in your thoughts. They’ll be in the studio bringing you live content daily.

We urge all our listeners and supporters to stay safe and practice compassion.

These are tough times but we at Bush Radio will continue to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.

Adrian

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

South Africa Government Novel Coronavirus

Your essential lockdown info #SouthAfricaLockdown #COVID19

25/03/2020

At midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020 South Africa will start its national lockdown to help curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus – COVID19.

Everyone will have to stay home and this will be enforced by the South African National Defence Force and the South African Police Service.

On 23 March 2020 the President of the Republic announced an escalation of the measures to combat COVID – 19, which include an initial 21 Day lockdown.

Documents with regulations around the lockdown and available via South Africa Government website

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

South Africa Government Novel Coronavirus

Bush Radio contact details:

  • Office: 0214483277 (09h00 – 16h00 weekdays)
  • On-air Studio: 0214486266
  • On-air Whatsapp: 0618621065
  • General email: mother@bushradio.co.za
  • Music submissions: music@bushradio.co.za

Measures announced by South Africa to combat the spread of Novel Coronavirus

15/03/2020

On Sunday the 15 March 2020, The President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa announced measures to combat the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid 19)  in South Africa after a special cabinet meeting.

These include:

  • Declaring a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act.
  • A travel ban on foreign nationals from high-risk countries such as Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and China.
  • Discouraging all non-essential domestic travel, particularly by air, rail, taxis and bus.
  • Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited.
  • Mass celebrations of upcoming national days such as Human Rights Day and other large government events are cancelled.
  • Schools will be closed from Wednesday, 18 March, and will remain closed until after the Easter Weekend. (Mid-year school holidays will be shortened by a week).
  • Visits to all correctional centres (prisons) are suspended for 30 days immediately.

We are also encouraged to do the following:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or into your flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

Read President Cyril Ramaphosa’s full statement on on measures to combat COVID-19 epidemic.

For more information on the coronavirus in the Western Cape visit The WCG Department of Health.

For national information on the Novel Coronavirus visit the SA Government

Useful information for parents:

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak (via the World Health Organisation)

Related: Up-to-date and official information on the Coronavirus in #WesternCape

I am #GenerationEquality: Realizing Women’s Rights #IWD2020

07/03/2020

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world on 8 March. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

As the “Mother of Community Radio in Africa” we urge all our listeners to help strengthen and improve women’s rights in our communities.

In her message for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka expresses her radical impatience and hope for change.

The campaign “Generation Equality – Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future” is facilitated by UN Women in the context of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. See http://www.unwomen.org/en/get-involved/beijing-plus-25

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Space in Bushradionews

03/03/2020

Bush Radio has places available in its newsroom for volunteer recruits.

Read the following carefully!

*** This is NOT a call for DJs, music show presenters or newsreaders***

Are you:

  • Interested in developing news that matters to the Cape Flats?
  • Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, energetic?
  • Able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans or Xhosa?
  • Willing to explore new frontiers in media?
  • Able to work hard in a challenging environment?

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events and test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people.
  • Develop what it means to be journalist in a changing news environment?
  • If your answer to the above is yes, then a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you. (Download application form)

Things to pay attention to:

  • You will be required full-time with shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00) – 5 days a week, including weekend and public holiday shifts.
  • You must be available to start immediately.
  • You will not receive payment! This is a full-time trainee position at Africa’s leading community radio station.
  • Transport allowance of R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.
  • Students attending class should not apply.
  • Candidates must be computer literate.
  • Candidates must be Cape Town based.
  • Understand, write and read English and one other language (Afrikaans or Xhosa)

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a combination interview, written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and a voice test at a specified date.

How to submit your application:

Download and complete the CV Application, attach documentation (certificates etc)

In the the subject line write: (name) and (surname) – Newsroom trainee March 2020

Email completed application form to newsrecruit@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 12 March 2020 (no late applications will be considered) Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into. If you have been contacted within one week of the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

Bush Radio is the oldest volunteer driven community radio station project in Africa

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

Related: Working at Radio Station and what it taught me.

Up-to-date and official information on the Coronavirus in #WesternCape

02/03/2020

For up-to-date and official information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and status in the Western Cape visit: WCG Health

Information courtesy of Western Cape Government

Wat praat jy? #MotherLanguageDay

20/02/2020

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.”

We are radio, we are diversity #wrd2020 #wrd

13/02/2020

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: https://www.givengain.com/cc/bushradio

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Bush Radio Office Number change

20/01/2020

Please note that our telephone system is currently receiving a revamp.

To contact our office use: 0679617447 or 0214483277

To interact with us on-air the numbers remain:

  • 0214486266 (tel)
  • 0618621065 (whatsapp)
  • 32158 (sms)

Position available (Receptionist)

10/01/2020

Bush Radio 89.5FM, a community radio station based in Salt River, Cape Town is looking for a full time receptionist.

  • The ideal candidate should have at least one years’ experience as a front-line receptionist, be presentable with a good telephone manner, and have basic administration skills.
  • Must be fluent (speaking and writing) in English and either Afrikaans or Xhosa.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of MS Office (especially Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Duties include, but not limited to: – Answering a busy switchboard – Dealing with all incoming and outgoing correspondence – Dealing with listener queries and complaints – Programme copy requests – Petty cash – Other basic admin duties.
  • Hours: 07h30 – 16h30 – Monday to Friday
  • Salary: R 3000 (not negotiable)

How to submit your application:

  1. Email your CV with at least two contactable references and a motivation letter to recep2020@bushradio.co.za
  2. In the subject line clearly state: Receptionist 2020 + Your Name + Surname

No telephonic inquiries will be accepted. Only emailed applications will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Closing date: 19 January 2020

Candidates should be able to start immediately.


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