Posts Tagged ‘2015’

Celebrating Democracy, learning from the past and looking to the future. #MKK15

10/12/2015

mkk2015 logoAs Human Rights Day dawned on South Africa, over 40 youth delegates descended on Bush Radio to register to be part of the annual Media Kidocracy Konfrence hosted by the station from the 10th to the 12th December 2015.

Delegates have been drawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Italy, Northern Ireland, Austria, Germany and South Africa.

The theme for this expands and consolidates last years theme of democracy by: Celebrating Democracy, learning from the past and looking to the future.

An early highlight, which was met by excited applause by the delegates was a message of support from Varun Jhaveri, Youth representative at the UNESCO led Global Alliance on Media and Gender. Bush Radio’s Managing Director, Brenda Leonard is currently attending the International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media and The First General Assembly of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender.

The conference is being held at both St Agnes Primary School in Woodstock and at the Cape Town Science Centre.

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Background

As part of a growing need for youth participation in the decision-making process and policy formulation around children’s broadcasting, in 2000 Bush Radio initiated a conference. The Kidocracy (Kid-democracy) name was created for the event – to denote a form of society characterised by social equality and acceptance of young people with representation for and by young people.

The Media Kidocracy Konference aims to establish critical awareness and understanding among young people by exposing youth to information and experiences that will enable them to identify issues they feel are relevant, as well as explore their role in media and social issues. MKK also assists participants in devising strategies for addressing social issues by using the media as a tool to help resolve and address these issues.

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What Joining #FeesMustFall Protest Meant to Me

23/10/2015

Bush Radio trainee breakfast presenter Yuzriq Meyer took time after his morning show to join students in the #FeesMustFall protests – more than being moved by what he saw, it was what he felt that had a greater impact, here is his story:

1 feesfall 22102015So today i had a first hand experience of what the ‪#‎FeesMustFall‬ protests are like

Being a radio presenter and speaking on matters I have no idea about would prove to be beyond ignorant, so in attempts to better understand the situation, students and the protest I joined in the NON-VIOLENT protest.

First we congregated at CPUT Cape Town Campus and made our way to the city centre and then through to Waterfront to get to Granger bay Campus.

This journey was not a easy one, as police barricaded the entry through the city.Multiple shot gun shots were fired into the sky to scare the students,but to no avail.

2 feesfall 22102015The students grew more passionate to get their point across and continue their protest. 100s of shops in the city closed their doors in fear that the students might hurt them or loot their shops.

But these students were not violent,nor were they out to harm anyone. They came to sing struggle songs and knock on the doors of government to request answers and let the them know they are unhappy with the 6% increase

But what television does not show you from the 1000s and 1000s of students protesting, it could easily be only 20 students with clear anger issues or a vandalistic nature or just plain stupid that throw bricks or bottles or kick doors.

This is not even a quarter of the students that are just ignorant and haven’t a cooking clue what a non -violent protest is because they cannot internalise their anger.

And during times when a few seem to get angry or violent 100s of the other students shout at them and said “No this is a peaceful protest,don’t be stupid”

Anyways I walked with the students and if something was clear to me is that these young people were not going to back down until not only government but the world hears their cries for change.

They screamed in the streets “We are the Mandela kids, we are the new generation and we will fight for our rights- Fees Must Fall – Fees Must Fall”

3 feesfall 22102015The sheer passion of the students was out of this world.

I may not have been around in the apartheid era in freedom struggle as an active participator, but from my experience of today i may have a better understanding to what it was like to be in the atmosphere of passionate comrades and the feeling of camaraderie in the air.

But only this time every single race was present. Black White & Coloured.

And to all the people sitting at home complaining about violent protesters, my analogy would be imagine 5 kids at a school breaking the toilet door and the principal decides to keep the whole school to pay for a few people’s stupidity, so i urge you to join in so you can see what exactly happens and also understand that those few ignorant people part of the group are not in any way a reflection of these kids and what they stand for.

These kids are saying no to a 6% increase on varsity fees and down with corrupt government that does not answer it’s youth and leaders of tomorrow.

I’ve said it then and i’ll say it again #FeesMustFall

I believe in your fight Comrades.Not just for you but for the future of this beautiful country.

Related: Pics from #FeesMustFall at Parliament (Click here)

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Tribute to brave Ntombi Yoko

13/10/2015

ntombi yoko 2004It was with sadness and shock that I accepted the news of the demise of one of the most fearless women to emerge in the aftermath of the Aids epidemic in Gugulethu and South Africa. (read more)

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We love #CapeTown

18/09/2015

As part of our regular staff development sessions some of the Bush Radio trainees got to be tourists in their own city by hopping on the City Sightseeing South Africa open-top bus tour. The guys even did a short broadcast from the bus.

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Position available: Newsroom Co-ordinator

18/08/2015

this just in

  • Are you interested in helping develop Bush Radio’s newsroom?
  • Are we covering the right stories? Are we delivering news/it in the right way?
  • Is it news that our audience can use? Do you have basic managerial and editorial skills?

Then Bush Radio 89.5FM has a position for you as a newsroom co-ordinator.

We are looking for a dynamic, driven, hardworking and enthusiastic individual with a flair for, and the basic understanding of the running of a newsroom who is willing to be mentored to help develop Bush Radio’s newsroom: in terms of policy, content, delivery (reading) editing and networking.

In return Bush Radio will offer the candidate access to local and international training as it becomes available, as well as mentoring by senior Bush Radio management in order for the candidate to develop into a fully fledge radio news editor.

Duties will include: Ensuring that Bush Radio adhere’s to its newsroom polices, that content is developed to meet these requirements, ensure that all content published by the newsroom (ie bulletins, online articles, current affairs, features) are of a high and constantly improving quality.

  • No formal journalism or media qualification is a requirement but would aid application.
  • An excellent command of English and a good general knowledge is a requirement as well as the command of one other language Bush Radio broadcasts in (Afrikaans or Xhosa)
  • Experience in working in a newsroom would be an asset.
  • This is a full time contract position (1 year contract after 6 months’ probation)
  • Salary R 4 500 to R 6 000 based on skill level and experience.
  • Cape Town based
  • Application deadline: 17h00 on Wednesday, 26 August 2015
  • Only email applications will be accepted.
  • Send your application with the subject line: News Co-ordinator 2015 to newsed@bushradio.co.za

Application must include:

  1. detailed CV
  2. A motivation letter, including basic ideas on what you think community radio’s news priorities should be, as well as some detail on how you would transform the current news on Bush Radio 89.5FM.
  3. 3 contactable references

So Wrong, Mixcloud thinks we are right

18/08/2015

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Bush Radio 89.5fm is pleased to announce that The Wrong Rock Show was a finalist in the 2015 Mixcloud* Online Radio Awards.

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Leading up to Bush Radio quietly celebrating its 20th “legal” on air birthday on the 9th August 2015, Mixcloud was sifting through 24 categories and over 5000 nominations to draft a shortlist for the 2015 annual Mixcloud Online Radio Awards in association with the International Radio Festival.

The Wrong Rock Show was 1 of 5 programmes shortlisted by Mixcloud in the Alternative/Rock Show category.

A big congratulations to Botha, Greg and team!

mixcloud* Mixcloud is a online music streaming service for the listening and distribution of radio shows, DJ mixes and podcasts. Its notable users include Wired, Harvard Business School, TED Talks, and Barack Obama.

Are you happy with the proposed local music quotas? ICASA invites your input.

04/08/2015

UPDATE: ICASA has granted an extension on written submissions
new deadline: 31 AUGUST 2015
chad saaiman vodfunfest alThe Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) have recently called upon individuals and groups to make written input into the draft regulations on South African music content (ie quotas)

The regulations will guide all radio stations in SA as to how much local music they must play.

Highlights of the proposed regulations are:

  • Community radio 80% local (eg Bush Radio*, Zibonele, CCFM etc)
  • Commercial radio 35% local (eg KFM, Heart, Smile, Highveld, YFM)
  • SABC “Commercial” 35% local (Metro FM, 5FM + Good Hope FM)
  • SABC Public radio 70% local.(excl SABC “commercial” above)

Written representations with regard to the draft regulations must be submitted to ICASA by the14 August 2015. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS)

Enquiries should be directed to 011 566-3259; between 10h00 and 16h00, Monday to Friday.

Persons submitting written representations are asked to indicate whether they want to make oral presentations as well.

*Bush Radio currently plays a minimum of 50% local music.

Position available: Senior Administrative Assistant – UPDATE: Deadline extended to Sunday, 5 July 2015

26/06/2015

admin pic1Bush Radio 89.5FM has a vacancy for an energetic and organised Senior Administrative Assistant (see full criteria + job description below).

  • Application must include a detailed CV, with a minimum of 3 contactable references.
  • Application deadline: 16:00 on Friday, 3 July 2015.
  • ***** UPDATE: Deadline extended to Sunday, 5 July 2015 @ 8pm ******
  • Applications can be emailed to admin@bushradio.co.za and should state: Senior Administrative Assistant Application 2015 in the subject line. No telephonic enquiries will be accepted.
  • Candidate must be available to start immediately.
  • Applicants not contacted within two weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.
  • Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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Position: Senior Administrative Assistant

Salary ranges from R60,000 – R84,000 per year depending on experience.

Skills required:

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Turbocash/Pastel and internet / email)
  • Excellent reading and writing skills in English and Afrikaans or Xhosa
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills • Strong administrative and financial skills

Experience required:

  • 3 years prior experience in administration and finance (NGO or commercial environment)
  • Prior experience on SARS e-filing and Eazy File

Personality attributes:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to work within a team

Key Performance Areas:

Administration:

  • Stationery purchase and distribution
  • Do filing and updating of files
  • Ensure fixing of equipment
  • Record keeping
  • Liaise with stakeholders, clients and funders
  • Report writing

Finances:

  • Petty cash
  • Prepare financial books to trial balance (using Turbocash/Pastel)
  • Draft financial reports for the Station Manager
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Record keeping
  • Account payments and debt collections
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Write proposals and reports to funders
  • Do all statutory returns, such as VAT, PAYE, SDL, and UIF

Personnel:

  • Keep and update all personnel records
  • Do work-schedules and make sure staff is on duty
  • Deal with all statutory requirements

Other:

  • Deal with advertising queries
  • Receive advertising schedules and reconcile with payments
  • Check advertising schedules and make sure that all material is at Bush Radio

Rediscovering King Tut’s Treasures in South Africa

13/06/2015

Some pics from the @kingtut_sa exhibition now on in #capetown

A post shared by Adrian Louw (@alouw) on

Tutankhamun – His Tomb and the Treasures has meticulously reconstructed the famous tomb and the golden artifacts found by Howard Carter in November 1922, with the help of Cairo craftspeople who built more than a thousand exact replicas over five years.

AllAfrica’s Juanita Williams and Bush Radio’s Shadreck Setti interviewed Dr Tarek El Awady, described as a “walking encyclopaedia” on ancient Egypt, about one of the most famous pharaohs, and seeing the “wonderful things” Carter spoke of, at the exhibition at Grandwest in Cape Town.

See the original allAfrica.com post and photo gallery

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Lucky Draw: KwaLanga Comedy Show

28/05/2015

kwalanga comedyBush Radio is giving two listeners a chance to win a set of double tickets to the 7455 KwaLanga Stand Up comedy Show on Saturday (30 May 2015) at Guga S’thebe worth R100.

The show features Carl Anthony Weber “the bloem boykie”, Phila from Johannesburg, Nkosinathi from Port Elizabeth and Khanyiso from Kwalanga amongst others.

If you would like to enter the lucky draw, sms COMEDY + Your name + Surname to 32158.

The SMS line closes at 10am on Friday the 29th May 2018 – so get you entries in early.

Winners will be announced on the Morning Cruise after the 11am news bulletin on that day.

If you would like to purchase a ticket or need more information CLICK HERE.