Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP 4) – 10 March 2023

Find out more about the new Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP 4) call for arts and culture applications for the 2023-2024 financial year. Everyday People’s Lerato Mashile spoke with Zola Lumko, Project Manager at National Arts Council of South Africa

Rachel and Siya Kolisi – 3 January 2023

While Nigel Vermaas (Connected 2 Jazz, Arts Update etc) was on holiday in the Eastern Cape, he happened to meet two pretty famous South Africans.

Nigel grabbed the chance to interview Rachel & Siya Kolisi outside Pearston in the Eastern Cape recently.

Siya and Rachel talk about their move to France and the work of the Kolisi Foundation.

Siya Kolisi is a professional rugby player and the current South African national captain.

Rachel and Siya formed the Kolisi Foundation in 2020.

Spinnerkop 24 June 2022

The guys of SPINNERKOP (spin‧ne‧kop) – Weaving the Webs of Social Change came by Bush Radio to gift the station a rug.

Spinnerkop based in Kensington are focused on creating employment, marketing and networking opportunities for at risk communities, particularly women of colour who are survivors of or vulnerable to being exposed to gender based violence.

Lucinda Classen, Haafezah Awaldien and co-founder Zahier Davids presented the rug with the Bush Radio to staff and trainees at the station.

MARIECHAN 8th April 2022:  When you think of Mariechan, you think talented vocalist, Jamali and Missed call but Mariechan has come a long way. With roots in the beautiful wineland town of Stellenbosch, Mariechan always knew that music was her calling to the point that she was dubbed the human juke box by some of her close family and friends. After a successful Jamali tenure, Mariechan states that she was petrified to go solo after a decade with the group given that she states that ”we built a sisterly bond that can never be replaced by fame or fortune.” Now as one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, Mariechan has teamed up with the award winning Mobi Dixon as well as Jnr to release the track, When house was house  showing us that when music hits, you feel no pain

I HEAR YOU NGO 12th April 2022: On the 28h January 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa approved amendments to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill, the Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill and the Domestic Violence Amendment Bill. While this is a step in the right direction with the fight against GBV, we cannot deny that according to the Mail & Guardian (4 Dec 2020), 51% of South African women admitted to having experienced GBV with 76% of men admitting they’ve perpetrated GBV. With April being recognized as sexual assault awareness, we are joined by I hear you which is a non-profit organization based on the facilitation of the prevention of gender based violence.

AMAGAMA KA NOKUTELA 21ST April 2022:“She does not want to be saved, she wants to be seen” words echoed by the phenomenal Writer and performer, Siphokazi Jonas who alongside executive Producer, Asanda Sizani photographer Thalente Khomo several writers, and actress Nokuthula Mavuso as Nokutela pay homage to the life of the late great Nokutela Mdima-Dube through the Legacy Creates project, Amagama kaNokutela.

NASTY C 20th May 2022:  From Price City to Zulu man with some power, we have watched Nasty C grow from being the coolest kid in Africa to being the award winning internationally recognized zulu man with global power. Now after trailblazing the globe with achievements longer than my arm, Nasty C is back in the Mother City to show the love with his Ivyson Army tour which kicked off last week in Durban showing us that the sky isn’t the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

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