Posts Tagged ‘anniversary’

I write what I like #zamediafreedom #biko



originally published 10/09/2010


Donald Woods on Bush Radio (CLICK TO LISTEN)

Open letter on Media Freedom & Freedom of Expression

Marikana: Where are we now?



marikana promo

Join Bassie Montewa this afternoon (Friday, 16 August 2013) at 2pm on 89.5FM and share your thoughts – sms 32158 / call 021 448 6266

Where were you 18 years ago? Check out these promos


On Friday the 9th of August (National Women’s Day) 2013, Bush Radio, Africa’s oldest volunteer driven community radio station celebrates 18 (legal) years on-air.

We will be having a special programme on the day from 2 – 4pm with many of the “old” Bushies. (see Calling all “old” Bushies)

Nigel Vermaas (host of Connected 2 Jazz) produced three promos (audio) for the programme. We thought we would share them here too. The promos feature Bassie Montewa the current host of Backchat as well as Dr Jeanne du Toit, Brenda Leonard and Sue Valentine and Victor J.


strap 9 aug 2013Related:

Calling all “old” Bushies

This August: Party like it’s your birthday



Calling all “old” Bushies


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On the 9th August 2013, National Women’s Day, Bush Radio 89.5FM will be celebrating its 18th on-air birthday.

If you were a on-air volunteer, trainee or producer between 1995 and 2013 we would like to invite you to join Bassie Montewa on Backchat from 2 to 4pm on Friday the 9th August 2013 to share your experiences with listeners.

We want to find out how it was “back in the day”, how the experience changed you, affected your career choices and what you are up to now?

If you are able to join Bassie (in-studio or on the telephone) please fill in the form below or contact Isherene Siebritz on 021 448 5450 / to book your time back on air.

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Mandela Day Human Chain (slideshow)


Some pictures from the Human Chain held in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy and our commitment to a united South Africa yesterday (18 July 2013) in Cape Town.

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Help honour Madiba’s legacy

Audio: Nelson Mandela’s first official press conference after his release in 1990

From pirate to pioneer (Bush Radio’s illegal broadcast 20 years later)


your voice

two appear in court over community radio

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Bush Radio‘s illegal broadcast (25 April 1993) which forced the issue of community broadcasting onto the legislative agenda in South Africa and paved the way for the airwaves to be opened and the development of a vibrant community radio sector.

Within days of the broadcast, authorities (police, members of the security branch and post office officials) seized the station’s equipment and arrested two staff members. Following intense local and international lobbying efforts, however, the case was dismissed and Bush Radio was granted a broadcast license on 1 August 1995.

let the people speak


Read more about Bush Radio – CLICK HERE

Open letter on Media Freedom & Freedom of Expression

Cops delete Bush Radio journo’s photos


Audio: Nelson Mandela’s first official press conference after his release in 1990


source: Festival Karsh Ottawa


Audio from the first Nelson Mandela press conference held at Bishop Court after his release (12 February 1990).

This is an edited version of a Bushblog post: Nelson Mandela speaks

From the archive: Download – Remembering Steve Biko


Listen to a piece produced in 2008 on the anniversary of the death of Steve Biko by former Bush Radio intern; Rhode Marshall.

*Download: Remembering Steve Biko (4.95MB – 10min 49sec – Higher quality available)

Remembering Black Wednesday – 19 October 1977 #zamediafreedom


More info:


Media Matters: Making sure Black Wednesday never happens again

Black Wednesday articles on BizCommunity

 Related posts:

I write what I like #zamediafreedom (repost)

Silence kills democracy (World Press Freedom Day 2011)

Campaigning for your Right to Know

Open letter on Media Freedom & Freedom of Expression

I write what I like #zamediafreedom (repost)


originally published 10/09/2010

Donald Woods on Bush Radio (CLICK TO LISTEN)


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