Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Celebrate #AfricaDay with the Mother of Community Radio in Africa – #BushRadio (Images to download and share)

24/05/2020

Africa Day on the 25th May is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union in 1963.

Join us as we celebrate all that makes us African. As Africa’s oldest community radio station project, this day has a special significance to us.

Below are graphics you can use on social media.

The video clip above features an amended extract from the, “I am an African” speech by Thabo Mbeki at the adoption of the RSA Constitution Bill, 8 May 1996 and was made by our trainees a few years ago.

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Break the silence, show love

17/05/2020

May 17, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Help to break the silence, speak out for those unable to and above all show each other love.

Related: Read about the first gay radio programme ever in South Africa – Bush Radio’s In the Pink

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

A call for journalism without fear or favour – World Press Freedom Day 2020

02/05/2020

World Press Freedom day (3 May) is a date which celebrates the principles of press freedom, to evaluate and defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991. This in turn was a response to a call by African journalists who in 1991 produced the Windhoek Declaration on media pluralism and independence.

· Support independent journalism so that media workers can report without fear or favour. Newsrooms should be free to make independent editorial decisions that favour public interest and preserve accountability.

· A free and independent press is essential at all times, but is particularly important during a health crisis such as the one we are currently experiencing. At a time when many seek information primarily online, the role of professional journalists, whom are trained to help sort through the flow and provide necessary guidance, is vital.

· No crisis can be resolved without accurate and reliable information. At all levels, from governments to individuals, the decisions we make can be a matter of life and death and must be based on facts and science.

· It is only through joint multilateral coordination that these crucial issues can successfully be addressed, and we are deeply committed to this global effort.

· It is also important to help the media and journalists report on the crisis effectively and safely, and to promote critical thinking to limit the spread of rumors and misinformation.

· On World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May, UNESCO calls on governments, media and civil society to join us in a global online movement to draw the world’s attention to these issues which are essential to the survival of our democracies. Together, we will ensure that our response to the crisis is effective. This unprecedented health crisis has the potential to rebuild citizens’ trust in the media.

Text: UNESCO

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Related:

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

President Cyril Ramaphosa: Additional Coronavirus COVID-19 economic and social relief measures

21/04/2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed South African’s this evening (21 April 2020) on further economic and social relief measures to be introduced as we manage the COVID19 Pandemic.

Read the full speech – CLICK HERE

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

President announces extension of #lockdown for #COVID19

09/04/2020

The President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has announced an extension of the national lockdown until the end of April 2020.

Read the President’s full speech on the extension

We ask all our listeners to take note of the lockdown extension announcement. Bush Radio will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments and we will continue to bring you some relief through our special programming.

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

The best way to cope with #lockdown

30/03/2020

In answer to a question about how you are coping with #lockdown on Backchat, Ruth Bartes of Plattekloof Glen sent us this video (audio on for full effect)

“Keeping sane during lunch break whilst working from home is where it’s at…music is my stay sane tool – which is yours”? – Ruth.

In true Bush Radio fashion, Ruth is lighting a candle in these tough times. We salute you!

Send us your comments and videos on whatsapp to 0618621065

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

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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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


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