Posts Tagged ‘activism’

Celebrating 17 years of Community Radio

08/08/2012

On the 9th August 2012, National Women’s Day, we kick off a month of celebration at Bush Radio as we reach 17 years of legal community radio broadcasting in South Africa. Besides some of the fun activities planned for our birthday month we are also taking the opportunity of looking back and reflecting on the struggle to free the airwaves in South Africa and look at how we keep it free.

Bush Radio is also in the process of digitising its extensive archive of recordings and photographs and below is a sample of some the pictures – see if you can spot yourself and if you have material that you think belongs in the archive let us know.

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related: Celebrating 16 years on air

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Johnny Issel: Everything that was noble in the Struggle

24/01/2011


Bush Radio is joining many organisations and individuals in paying tribute to the memory of Johnny Issel (born 17 August 1946 – 23 January 2011) who passed away on Sunday the 23rd January 2011.

We will be airing a discussion with Mr Issel tonight 24 January 2011 at 8pm on 89.5 FM.

A mentor to many, Mr Issel was one of the greatest organisers in our struggle against apartheid; a teacher, a student activist, a trade union and community organiser, one of the founders of Grassroots and the United Democratic Front (UDF).

We feel the words of those closest to him can best summarise what he meant to those that knew him.

Click on a name below to hear the thoughts of some of the people who attended his funeral today (24 January 2011) in Kensington.

Leila Issel (Daughter)   –   Allan Boesak   –   Trevor Manuel  

Ryland Fisher   –   Mildred Lesiea   –   James Matthews

Ruth Lewin   –   Salie Manie   –   Tyrone Appolis 

Cecil Esau   –   Frank Smith   –   Jean Swanson Jacobs

Mike Mulligan   –   Reggie September   –   Steve Carolus

 

Why? Because we have to #16days

03/12/2010

The first 7 days of our outside broadcast marathon for 16 Day of Activism is complete but it wasn’t without hitches. First our only outside broadcast laptop crashed – a day before our campaign started – but thanks to CapeTown Tweeple who retweeted our call for help, Professor Johannes Cronje from CPUT donated his laptop.

Then one of our venues in Hanover Park had no functioning telephone line but the Auntie across the road stepped in and let us use her telephone line!

Unfortunately, our appeals and proposals to national, local government and corporates for support have gone unheeded.

If you would like to support this or any Bush Radio project; through advertising, sponsorship or donations; please contact Brenda Leonard on 021 448 5450 or brenda@bushradio.co.za

No time for Silence

23/11/2010


As part of Bush Radio’s 16 days of activism campaign (25th November – 10th December 2010) we have planned a series of outside broadcasts from various organisations around Cape Town.

Tune into Sakhisizwe on 89.5 FM or online every weekday from 12h00 during the 16 Days of Activism.  (see schedule below)

The objectives of the outside broadcasts are to:

  • raise awareness on the 16 days of activism campaign
  • highlight the work of your NGO, CBO or place of safety
  • highlight the activities planned for the 16 days of activism campaign and mobilise listeners to support these activities

Let’s break the silence and put an end to abuse.

The Outside Broadcast schedule for the 16 days of Activism:

25 Nov – Simelela Centre & Rape Crisis, Khayelitsha

26 Nov – Sizakuyenza, Khayelitsha

29 Nov – Saartjie Baartman Centre, Athlone

30 Nov – Philisa Abafazi Bethu, Lavender Hill

01 Dec – SACTWU, Salt River

02 Dec – Gender and Youth Network, Hanover Park

03 Dec – Mitchells Plain Network Opposing Abuse, Mitchells Plain

06 Dec – Ons Plek, Cape Town CBD

07 Dec – Women’s Legal Centre, Cape Town CBD

08 Dec – Women’s Circle, Delft

09 Dec – Triangle Project, Mowbray

10 Dec – Sisters Incorporated, Kenilworth

Going bos with “Die Bossie”

15/01/2010

This Saturday the 16 January 2010 , from 10h00 – 12h00, the Bush Radio 89.5 FM team will be broadcasting from our listener Cassiem “Die Bossie” Jumat’s house in Heideveld on the Cape Flats.

"Die Bossie" (centre) with Victor and Shiraaz at the site check for OB from his house

Cassiem who is better known to Bush Radio listeners as “Die Bossie” is a regular on the Breakfast Show and often participates in Bush Radio activities, he also helps to improve his community by raising funds and donations to schools and feeding schemes etc.

When Bush Radio held its local pledge drive, “Bossie” got as many of his friends and family to make pledges in support of the station.

To show our appreciation we will broadcast from his home, with members of the Heideveld community. We will be discussing and highlighting issues in the community and having loads of fun!


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