Posts Tagged ‘Bush Radio’

The First Lady of Song: Ella at 100

20/04/2017

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Tuesday 25th April is the centenary of the birth of one of the world’s greatest jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald.

So on 25th April from 8-10 p.m. Bush Radio will be celebrating Ella’s 100th Birthday on CONNECTED 2 JAZZ, presented by Nigel Vermaas.

Aside from the music, there’ll be insights from Ella fans of the calibre of Gretchen Parlato, Siya Makuzeni, Melanie Scholtz and Kronendal Music Academy head, Dwyn Griesel.

Celebrate the First Lady of Song this Tuesday with Bush!

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Win cash – Answer Question of the Day

20/04/2017

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Bush Radio in partnership with GMMG will be running an on air competition from today 20 April 2017.

This is an opportunity for listeners of the Morning Cruise to win R300 every week day till the 27th April 2017

The five winners* will collect their prize money on the 28th April 2017 at Bush Radio and compete in another round of questions for an extra R500.

To enter you need to listen to the Morning Cruise between 9am and 12pm for the Question of the Day segment and simply send your name and answer to 32158. The first correct sms drawn will be the winner

A sms cost R1.00 free sms’ do not apply.
*If you are notified via a call from Bush Radio that you are winner you must be available to be at the station on Friday, 28 April 2017 between 10am  and 12pm.

UPDATE: CREW applications for 2017 open

19/04/2017

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Due to requests from children, parents and teachers we have extended the deadline for CREW applications to the 1st May  2017, so that the necessary documentation that must accompany the application can be submitted.

Bush Radio is recruiting children and youth aged 6 – 18 years (or grade 1 – 11) to be trained as volunteer presenters and producers for our media project; Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW). CREW has been running since 1996 and celebrates it’s 21st Anniversary in 2017.

As part of this project, children are taught to research, produce and present their own radio programmes.

The programme is divided into three age groups and is on air every Saturday from 09h00 – 12h00.

We are using the following as criteria for selection and participation:

  • Age (must be between 6 – 18 years old or Grade 1-11)
  • Gender (balance between male and female)
  • Language capabilities (English, Afrikaans and Xhosa speakers)
  • Geographical area they live in (Greater Cape Town + Cape Flats)
  • The willingness and ability to participate weekly as well cover their own transport costs to and from Bush Radio
  • Adherence to CREW code of conduct
  • Participants must provide their own packed lunch
  • Weekly attendance is compulsory from 08h00 – 12h00
  • Parent/Guardian participation in activities
  • Selected participants must be available for a training session (date to be decided)

Download application form (includes indemnity form in case selected) and email to crew@bushradio.co.za / fax to 021 448 5451

Application forms can also be collected at Bush Radio (call Zimasa on 021 448 5450 to arrange)

Closing date: Monday 1 May 2017 at 16h00, and only 30 children will be selected.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CREW APPLICATION

PARENTS: Read more about the philosophy and broad aims of CREW:- Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education

Honestly it gets better as you get closer #tastetest

13/04/2017

With all the fish, both pickled and otherwise going around because of Easter we thought we’d introduce some of the Bush staff and trainees to the West Coast delicacy, Bokkoms.

Bokkoms (or Bokkems) is whole, salted and dried mullet (more specifically the Southern mullet, Liza richardsonii, a type of fish commonly known in the Western Cape of South Africa as “harders”, and is a well-known delicacy from the West Coast region of South Africa. This salted fish is dried in the sun and wind and is eaten after peeling off the skin. In some cases it is also smoked. It is sometimes referred to as “fish biltong”. – source: Wikipedia

 

All that jazz…covering the 2017 CT International Jazz Festival (with slideshow)

06/04/2017

Interns Siviwe Makeleni and Natasha Siqaza were selected by Bush Radio to participate in the Photo and Arts Journalism workshops run by the training and development initiative of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

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Natasha Siqaza (left) and Siviwe Makeleni

We asked Natasha and Siviwe about their experience.

Natasha said; “The course was a great learning opportunity that sparked great conversations and debates around the arts. We learned a lot about writing and how to approach topics not only in the arts but journalism as a whole.”

“The CTIJF photojournalism workshop was interesting and informative, it taught me how to take pictures which one can write a story about. I learnt the pre & post production of pictures and how to set your camera for low light and taking pictures for events.” added Siviwe

 

Winners of our #CTIJF 2017 tickets announced

30/03/2017

Children’s Radio Education Workshop applications open for 2017

28/03/2017

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Bush Radio is recruiting children and youth aged 6 – 18 years (or grade 1 – 11) to be trained as volunteer presenters and producers for our  media project; Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW). CREW has been running since 1996 and celebrates it’s 21st Anniversary in 2017.

As part of this project, children are taught to research, produce and present their own radio programmes.

The programme is divided into three age groups and is on air every Saturday from 09h00 – 12h00.

We are using the following as criteria for selection and participation:

  • Age (must be between 6 – 18 years old or Grade 1-11)
  • Gender (balance between male and female)
  • Language capabilities (English, Afrikaans and Xhosa speakers)
  • Geographical area they live in (Greater Cape Town + Cape Flats)
  • The willingness and ability to participate weekly as well cover their own transport costs to and from Bush Radio
  • Adherence to CREW code of conduct
  • Participants must provide their own packed lunch
  • Weekly attendance is compulsory from 08h00 – 12h00
  • Parent/Guardian participation in activities
  • Selected participants must be available for a training session on Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Download application form (includes indemnity form in case selected) and email to crew@bushradio.co.za / fax to 021 448 5451

Application forms can also be collected at Bush Radio (call Zimasa on 021 448 5450 to arrange)

Closing date: Monday 10 April 2017 at 16h00, and only 30 children will be selected.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CREW APPLICATION

PARENTS: Read more about the philosophy and broad aims of CREW:- Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education

Repost: Application to rezone Woodstock Hospital casts Cape Town’s housing crisis back into the spotlight

27/03/2017
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Bassie (left) discussing the proposed Woodstock developments with guests

Bush Radio hosted a debate on the issue of the proposed development of Woodstock hospital last week (Thursday, 23 March 2017) below is a section of the article (with audio)

“The application for the rezoning of the old Woodstock Hospital and the vacant nurses’ home submitted to the City of Cape Town by provincial government has ruffled the feathers of the Woodstock community and social-housing activist groups.

The application includes a proposal to consolidate and subdivide a section of the property and rezone one of these areas from general residential to general business. It is this caveat that has caused the most grief.” CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE

Related:

Woodstock Facebook group (with details on how to object/make submissions)

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Do you want to go to the 2017 Cape Town International Jazz Festival?

24/03/2017

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving 2 lucky listeners the opportunity to win a double weekend pass (Friday and Saturday) tickets  to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2017.

To stand a chance of winning a set of double tickets valued at almost R2500 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 Thursday (30 March 2017).

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 Backchat between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday, 30 March 2017.*

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 2pm on Friday, tickets not collected  by that cutoff will be forfeited.

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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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Johnny Issel: Everything that was noble in the Struggle

Bush Radio mourns, Professor William T. McClain (1923-2011)

Listen to your heart – remembering Zane Ibrahim