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Essa Moosa – Always ready to fight the good fight

26/02/2017


We are saddened by the loss of Judge Essa Moosa who had served as Bush Radio trustee and mentor at the formal establishment of the station in the early 1990s. Judge Moosa helped ensure that Bush Radio became the pioneering community radio station it is today and that the voice of all communities are heard.

Even though Judge Moosa was no longer a trustee of the station, he followed developments in the media and the station closely, and was a regular on-air guest to highlight the challenges faced by the Kurds through his work with the Kurdish Human Rights Action Group.

His lessons of dignity, self-pride, searching for knowledge and fighting for the rights of all are values we cherish and strive to maintain and pass on to all the young people who are now part of the station.

The above clip is from the Bush Radio documentary Partial Eclipse. Judge Essa Moosa confronts officials from the apartheid regime Post Office, police and security Special Branch as they raid Bush Radio offices in 1993 to confiscate and charge members of the station for broadcasting illegally.

Judge Essa Moosa passed away in Cape Town on February 26, 2017.

We salute you

A brief biography of Essa Moosa*

Judge Essa Moosa was born on 8 February 1936 in District Six, Cape Town. He qualified as an Attorney-at Law and was admitted to practice by the High Court of the Supreme Court, Cape Town on 1 June 1962. He practised as an Attorney in Cape Town until December 1997 and in 1998 was appointed as a judge of the High Court of the Supreme Court in Cape Town, officially retiring on 8 February 2011. He has six siblings, is married and continues to live in Cape Town.

Specialising in human rights issues for almost 40 years, he challenged, in court violations of basic human rights such as detention without trial, freedom of expression, freedom of movement, security and emergency legislations and regulations. During this time he acted for a number of prominent non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, leading political and community activists. In 2012 the University of the Western Cape conferred an Honorary Doctorate in law on him in recognition of his contribution in the field of human rights.

He was a founding and executive member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and chaired its Human Rights Committee. He was a member of the Constitutional Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), which gave logistical support to the ANC negotiation team for the establishment of a democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa. He also served as the Provincial Election Agent for the ANC in the region of the Western Cape for the first democratic elections in April 1994.

In addition he serves in a voluntary position as trustee of the University of the Western Cape, a position he has held for more than 20 years. He has also served as the Chairperson of the Council of the Peninsula Technicon and later as a member of the Council until the merger of the institute with the Cape Technicon. He was a founding member and trustee of the community based media initiatives including; Bush Radio, Grassroots Publications, Saamstaan Newspaper (Southern Cape) and South Newspaper.

*Source: International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative

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The Salon on Bush Radio wins media award

13/02/2017
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Roche Kester (left) with Enigma Von-Hamburg and Eugene Mathews (right)

On February 4th Bush Radio presenters Eugene Mathews and Roché Kester received the Media award at the 5th annual Evh Pink Award for their weekly LGBTQIA radio show called The Salon.

The 5th annual Evh Awards, which was held at the Black Pearl in Lansdowne, is the brain child of former Miss Gay Western Cape, Enigma von Hamburg. The awards look to show appreciation, celebration and recognition within the LGBTI community and supporters who dedicate their time, expertise and resources in the advancement of LGBTI rights and the wider LGBTI community.

The Salon, was nominated in the media category. After a public voting process and consideration from an adjudication panel, The Salon nabbed the Media award.

The Salon is currently the only LGBTI radio show to be found on terrestrial radio and focuses on empowering, educating and bring awareness to and about the LGBTI community in Cape Town. National and global issues which effect the LGBTI community are also discussed and highlighted on the show. The content ranges from serious issues such as health and legislation to pageants and social events applicable to the LGBTI community.

Tune into Bush Radio every Wednesday night between 8-10 PM to get your views, your gayle and your life.

#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

Make the children smile

13/12/2016

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Today (13 December 2016) the Beulah Welfare a non-profit organisation based in Mitchells Plain had a Christmas celebration for underprivileged children in the Rocklands area.

Bush Radio and Global Max Media partnered with the organisation to make the day a success.

There were over 300 kids, some were accompanied by their parents to join in the day’s activities which included face paintings, food and local entertainment and games.

The oldest dance in Africa, Xho-pera and the klopse

12/12/2016

One of Bush Radio’s oldest programmes is called Backchat and it sees almost 20 guests (activists, NGOs, social movements etc) come through and onto the airwaves per week. But we have a saying at Bush (one of many), “that a little bit of sugar makes the medicine go down”, so from time to time the Backchat team which consists of Bassie, Siviwe and Natasha bring in some interesting musicians and artists to lighten up the studio.

So whether it is learning the oldest dance in South Africa or experiencing a new musical form like Xho-pera, we thought we should share a small sample of these acts here:




For more videos visit Bush Radio’s Youtube Channel

Win tickets to the 2016 Open Book Festival

02/09/2016

open-book_logo_20130724-e1376923259701-1024x1008Bush Radio is giving away a set of double tickets to two of the events, Cape Sounds and Afrikaaps & Hip Hop taking place in Cape Town as part of the 2016 Open Book Festival.

If you would like to stand a chance of winning a set of tickets all you have to do is the following:

  • Cape Sounds event sms the keyword CapeSounds + Yourname and Surname to 32158
  • Afrikaaps and Hip Hop event sms the keywords HipHop + Yourname and Surname to 32158

The sms line will close at 2pm on Monday (5 September 2016) and the winners will be announced at 3pm.

Cape Sounds:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Homecoming Centre Workshop
Time: 14.00 – 15.00
Price: R45

Six readings – Three languages: Featuring Dianne Case, David Cornwell, Valda Jansen, Mbongeni Nomkonwane, Shirmoney Rhode and Lwanda Sindaphi.

Afrikaaps & Hip Hop:
Date: 07/09/2016
Venue: Fugard Theatre
Time: 20.00 – 21.30
Price: R45

Blaq Pearl, EmileYX (Heal the Hood) and Shaquile Southgate (Heal the Hood) explore the lessons they took from Afrikaaps into their teaching practice for Hip Hop to young adults. Joined by B-Boy Mouse. Chaired by Prof Adam Haupt.

SMS cost is R1 and free minutes do not count. The competition is a lucky draw, so enter often to increase your chances.

Help us change a life …

11/08/2016

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Bush Radio has been offering broadcast and training facilities to the people of Cape Town for the past 21 years, since our first legal broadcast on the 9th August 1995.

As we celebrate our 21st birthday, we are running a pledge drive during our birthday month – from the 1 – 31 August 2016 – where YOU can make a donation towards our work.

As a non-profit community radio station, we call on former interns, staff, volunteers, board members, NGOs/CBOs, artists, musicians, designers and companies who have benefitted from our broadcast and training services to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of others.

Through such donation, you will contribute to the continued existence of Bush Radio, and also make the opportunity available to others to benefit from Bush Radio’s services.

Our bank details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
Branch code: 051001
Address: 37 – 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700
Swift code (for foreign donations): SBZAZAJJ

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment to donate@bushradio.co.za

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us  on 021 448 5450.

Goodbye Victor J #RIP

02/05/2016

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The trainees, volunteers and staff of Bush Radio are saddened to announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Victor Jantjies.

We were informed early this morning by his family that Victor passed away in his sleep

We are unable to find the words right now to express the loss we feel of this wonderful person who brought light to station.

Victor joined Bush Radio in 1996 as a trainee from a media project and worked in various areas in the station. He is best remembered by listeners as the voice of the Breakfast Rush and Morning Cruise but he also served in various areas “behind the scenes”

Most recently Victor was standing in on the Morning Cruise and responsible for technical and music at the station.

We will keep listeners and friends updated to developments via this blog and our Bush Radio facebook groups.

Please feel free to share you memories of Victor here.

Want a double weekend pass to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2016?

31/03/2016

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving 1 lucky listener the opportunity to win one double weekend pass (Friday and Saturday) tickets valued at R1500 to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2016.

To stand a chance of winning a ticket for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday night, all you have to do is:

SMS* the keyword JAZZ and your name + surname to 32158 by 12pm on Friday (1 April 2016)

*In order to qualify for the lucky draw you need to send a minimum of 10 sms (each sms costs R1)

The winners will be announced on Sakhisizwe between 12 and 2pm on Friday.

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.

Should you be a winner you will need to be able to collect at our offices by 4pm on the same day that the names are announced. Tickets not collected at 4pm will be forfeited.

See you at the 2015 Toy Run

29/11/2015

toyrun.jpgBush Radio 89.5FM volunteers would like to invite listeners to support the 33rd Annual Cape Town Toy Run™ taking place on Sunday, the 29th November.

Bush Radio’s The Biker Show (Monday evenings from 7 – 10pm) and Retro Rewind with Cazz (Sundays 10am – 12pm) are scheduled to broadcast at the end venue (William Herbert Sports Ground) from 10am to 2pm on 89.5fm in Cape Town and worldwide on www.bushradio.co.za

The Toy Run™ takes place under the auspices of the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club (IMOC), and is now the largest motorcycling-related charity event in Southern Africa and arguably the world.

Check out www.toyrun.co.za for details on the times and route.

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