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See you at the 2015 Toy Run


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

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 for details on the times and route.

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The Biker Show is moving


The first radio show produced by bikers – presented by bikers – owned by bikers – for bikers and every other road user – launched in 2012 on Bush Radio is moving to a new time-slot.

The show will be broadcast every Monday evening from 7 to 10pm on 89.5FM and available via internet / mobile phone across the world).

The show will continue to have something for everyone – those to whom biking is a hobby; others who see it as a lifestyle and for those who believe biking is life itself!

This three-hour show will have weekly features on road safety, featured bike of the week; club of the week; general biker news; special guests and if it needs to be aired for debate, it will be dealt with on The Biker Show.

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What Joining #FeesMustFall Protest Meant to Me


Bush Radio trainee breakfast presenter Yuzriq Meyer took time after his morning show to join students in the #FeesMustFall protests – more than being moved by what he saw, it was what he felt that had a greater impact, here is his story:

1 feesfall 22102015So today i had a first hand experience of what the ‪#‎FeesMustFall‬ protests are like

Being a radio presenter and speaking on matters I have no idea about would prove to be beyond ignorant, so in attempts to better understand the situation, students and the protest I joined in the NON-VIOLENT protest.

First we congregated at CPUT Cape Town Campus and made our way to the city centre and then through to Waterfront to get to Granger bay Campus.

This journey was not a easy one, as police barricaded the entry through the city.Multiple shot gun shots were fired into the sky to scare the students,but to no avail.

2 feesfall 22102015The students grew more passionate to get their point across and continue their protest. 100s of shops in the city closed their doors in fear that the students might hurt them or loot their shops.

But these students were not violent,nor were they out to harm anyone. They came to sing struggle songs and knock on the doors of government to request answers and let the them know they are unhappy with the 6% increase

But what television does not show you from the 1000s and 1000s of students protesting, it could easily be only 20 students with clear anger issues or a vandalistic nature or just plain stupid that throw bricks or bottles or kick doors.

This is not even a quarter of the students that are just ignorant and haven’t a cooking clue what a non -violent protest is because they cannot internalise their anger.

And during times when a few seem to get angry or violent 100s of the other students shout at them and said “No this is a peaceful protest,don’t be stupid”

Anyways I walked with the students and if something was clear to me is that these young people were not going to back down until not only government but the world hears their cries for change.

They screamed in the streets “We are the Mandela kids, we are the new generation and we will fight for our rights- Fees Must Fall – Fees Must Fall”

3 feesfall 22102015The sheer passion of the students was out of this world.

I may not have been around in the apartheid era in freedom struggle as an active participator, but from my experience of today i may have a better understanding to what it was like to be in the atmosphere of passionate comrades and the feeling of camaraderie in the air.

But only this time every single race was present. Black White & Coloured.

And to all the people sitting at home complaining about violent protesters, my analogy would be imagine 5 kids at a school breaking the toilet door and the principal decides to keep the whole school to pay for a few people’s stupidity, so i urge you to join in so you can see what exactly happens and also understand that those few ignorant people part of the group are not in any way a reflection of these kids and what they stand for.

These kids are saying no to a 6% increase on varsity fees and down with corrupt government that does not answer it’s youth and leaders of tomorrow.

I’ve said it then and i’ll say it again #FeesMustFall

I believe in your fight Comrades.Not just for you but for the future of this beautiful country.

Related: Pics from #FeesMustFall at Parliament (Click here)


Tribute to brave Ntombi Yoko


ntombi yoko 2004It was with sadness and shock that I accepted the news of the demise of one of the most fearless women to emerge in the aftermath of the Aids epidemic in Gugulethu and South Africa. (read more)

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Internship opportunities: NEWSROOM


Bush Radio 89.5 FM is looking for volunteer recruits for its newsroom.

You have to be energetic, curious, willing to learn, a team player and passionate about news.

You do not need a formal qualification to apply but should fulfill the criteria listed below:

*You need to be able to read and write in English and Afrikaans or English and Xhosa

*You will be required full-time and to work shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00 –including weekend and public holiday shifts).

*Successful candidates will sign a minimum 6 month contract

You will not receive payment! This is a volunteer internship at Africa’s leading community radio station. Training allowance of R 1000 only – non negotiable

Shortlisted candidates will be put through a written test (for computer skills, language, general knowledge) and voice test.

Send a detailed CV (minimum of 2 references) and motivation letter to: – your subject line must read: News Internship 2015

Application deadline: 30 September 2015 @ 17h00

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into.

We love #CapeTown


As part of our regular staff development sessions some of the Bush Radio trainees got to be tourists in their own city by hopping on the City Sightseeing South Africa open-top bus tour. The guys even did a short broadcast from the bus.

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Win tickets to Micasa’s Dare to Love Tour concert (CT)


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*****UPDATE 4 September 2015*****

Congratulations to Godfrey Hlazo from Langa and Nikita January from Grassy Park who won the tickets

Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving away two sets of double tickets for Mi Casa’s Cape Town Dare to Love tour taking place on the 4th of September 2015 at The Grand West Casino in Cape Town.

Mi Casa will also be releasing their third studio album, Home Sweet Home soon and the concert will feature songs from this album. This highly anticipated album features news tracks like “Hallo Baby”, “Chokolat”, “We on the night” with guest featured appearances by Cassper Nyovest, Big Nuz & DJ Tira, and leading East African group Sauti Sol.

How to enter:

Answer the question: What is the name of the new album Mi Casa will be releasing?

SMS: MICASA + The Answer + Your name + surname to 32158

Unlimited sms entries per person – the first two correct entries drawn will each win a set of double tickets
Competition closes at 09:30 on Friday 4th September 2015.

Winners will be announced on The Morning Cruise on the 4th of September 2015. GOOD LUCK!

SMS costs R1 each and free minutes do not apply.

Position available: Newsroom Co-ordinator


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  • Are you interested in helping develop Bush Radio’s newsroom?
  • Are we covering the right stories? Are we delivering news/it in the right way?
  • Is it news that our audience can use? Do you have basic managerial and editorial skills?

Then Bush Radio 89.5FM has a position for you as a newsroom co-ordinator.

We are looking for a dynamic, driven, hardworking and enthusiastic individual with a flair for, and the basic understanding of the running of a newsroom who is willing to be mentored to help develop Bush Radio’s newsroom: in terms of policy, content, delivery (reading) editing and networking.

In return Bush Radio will offer the candidate access to local and international training as it becomes available, as well as mentoring by senior Bush Radio management in order for the candidate to develop into a fully fledge radio news editor.

Duties will include: Ensuring that Bush Radio adhere’s to its newsroom polices, that content is developed to meet these requirements, ensure that all content published by the newsroom (ie bulletins, online articles, current affairs, features) are of a high and constantly improving quality.

  • No formal journalism or media qualification is a requirement but would aid application.
  • An excellent command of English and a good general knowledge is a requirement as well as the command of one other language Bush Radio broadcasts in (Afrikaans or Xhosa)
  • Experience in working in a newsroom would be an asset.
  • This is a full time contract position (1 year contract after 6 months’ probation)
  • Salary R 4 500 to R 6 000 based on skill level and experience.
  • Cape Town based
  • Application deadline: 17h00 on Wednesday, 26 August 2015
  • Only email applications will be accepted.
  • Send your application with the subject line: News Co-ordinator 2015 to

Application must include:

  1. detailed CV
  2. A motivation letter, including basic ideas on what you think community radio’s news priorities should be, as well as some detail on how you would transform the current news on Bush Radio 89.5FM.
  3. 3 contactable references

Position available: Administrative Assistant



Bush Radio 89.5FM has a vacancy for an energetic and organised Administrative Assistant (see full criteria + job description below).

Application must include a detailed CV, with a minimum of 3 contactable references.

Application deadline: 17h00 on Wednesday, 26 August 2015.

Applications can be emailed to and should state:
Administrative Assistant Application 2015 in the subject line. No telephonic enquiries will be accepted.

Candidates must be available to start immediately.

Applicants not contacted within two weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.
Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.


Position: Administrative Assistant
Salary ranges from R60,000 – R84,000 per year depending on experience.
Cape Town based

Skills required:

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel and internet / email) Excellent reading and writing skills in English and Afrikaans or Xhosa Strong interpersonal and communication skills .
  • Strong administrative and financial skills

Experience required:

  • Experience in administration and finance (NGO or commercial environment) Experience on SARS e-filing and Eazy File

Personality attributes:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to work within a team

Key Performance Areas:


  • Stationery purchase and distribution
  • Do filing and updating of files
  • Maintain asset register
  • Report writing


  • Petty cash
  • Draft financial reports for the Station Manager
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Record keeping
  • Account payments and debt collections
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Do all statutory returns, such as VAT, PAYE, SDL, and UIF


  • Keep and update all personnel records
  • Do work-schedules and make sure staff is on duty Deal with all statutory requirements


So Wrong, Mixcloud thinks we are right



Bush Radio 89.5fm is pleased to announce that The Wrong Rock Show was a finalist in the 2015 Mixcloud* Online Radio Awards.


Leading up to Bush Radio quietly celebrating its 20th “legal” on air birthday on the 9th August 2015, Mixcloud was sifting through 24 categories and over 5000 nominations to draft a shortlist for the 2015 annual Mixcloud Online Radio Awards in association with the International Radio Festival.

The Wrong Rock Show was 1 of 5 programmes shortlisted by Mixcloud in the Alternative/Rock Show category.

A big congratulations to Botha, Greg and team!

mixcloud* Mixcloud is a online music streaming service for the listening and distribution of radio shows, DJ mixes and podcasts. Its notable users include Wired, Harvard Business School, TED Talks, and Barack Obama.


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