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South Africa, are you oraait? #SONA2023

03/02/2023
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“Dear Mr President…This economy not kwaai”(part 1/3) #SONA2023 #BushRadio

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The 2023 State of the Nation Address is scheduled to be delivered by to a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 9th of February 2023.

We asked listeners what they would tell the president he needs to address if they had the opportunity.

You can catch full coverage of the activities organised by civil society groups and NGOs leading up the address on Bush Radio 89.5fm or online, as well as the speech itself and then reactions to the speech in our coverage the next morning.

Related: We keep going as a nation

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For a long period of time now we as South Africans have been facing a challenges that seem overwhelming and relentless. #bushradio #hope

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Bringing (radio) power to the people

31/01/2023

In line with the Bush Radio philosophy of “Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle”, the station has been hard at work looking for the resources to ensure that we remain on air during load shedding.

In 2018 the station installed a UPS system, but the constant load shedding led to the batteries degrading to such a point that the station would only remain on air for 20 minutes when the power went out at its studio in Salt River.

This past weekend the Bush Radio team guided AB Technical Solution installed and tested an auto-start diesel generator system which will allow us to stay broadcasting during load shedding.

As much as the new system relieves the immediate need for the station to remain broadcasting, it is not the final step. We would like to have a more environmentally and economic solution to power the entire station (the newsroom and administration). To this end we are looking for partners who could assist in taking the station to the next level, perhaps exploring a solar power solution and make sure that the “Mother of Community Radio in Africa” keeps bringing light to the airwaves and online with its dynamic programming and social upliftment projects.

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When you know it is going to be #Fridaypsydayon #BushRadio and you don’t have to worry about #loadshedding @mr.meyer05

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We keep going as a nation #southafrica

23/01/2023

For a long period of time now we as South Africans have been facing a challenges that seem overwhelming and relentless. Loadshedding, the economy, COVID 19 and many other hardships.

The Bush Radio team went out to collect messages of inspiration from Capetonians to their fellow citizens.

We would like you to remain positive, embrace the challenges and remember it is ok to ask for help or assistance.

SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group) – 0800 567 567

LifeLine South Africa National Counselling Line: 0861 322 322

Gender Violence Helpline – 0800 150 150

AIDS Helpline – 0800 012 322

Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Helpline – 0800 121 314

Always be recording

09/01/2023

Bush Radio volunteer, trainer and mentor Nigel Vermaas was spending some time in the Eastern Cape and ran into Rachel and Siya Kolisi.

He grabbed the opportunity to get Bush Radio an exclusive interview with the couple just after it had been announced that South Africa’s 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning captain would be joining a new club in France.

You can catch Nigel swopping his rugby boots for the best in jazz with Connected 2 Jazz every Tuesday from 8pm till 10pm on Bush Radio 89.5FM or online.

Listen to the interview with Rachel and Siya Kolisi:

Push Forward #16days

25/11/2022

Over the next three weeks, the Bush Radio – Sakhisizwe team will be doing a series of outside broadcasts from various organisations that work hard to combat gender based violence and provide support to the communities they serve. Tune into Bush Radio daily for the broadcasts and how you can support their work as we bring the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence into focus.

The organisations Bush Radio will be broadcasting from:

Supporting community radio

18/11/2022
Lihle Mbikwana of BCR (right) with Brenda Leonard

Lihle Mbikwana from Bulungula Community Radio in the Eastern Cape got to spend some time at the station to learn more about the operations of Bush Radio.

Providing listeners in Cape Town and globally, with interesting and varied content is one part of the work done by Bush Radio.

As the oldest community radio station project in Africa, and known as the “Mother of Community Radio” we assist other community radio stations and organisations in navigating the media landscape and providing training.

Bush Radio is offering space for newsroom recruits

15/11/2022

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 27 November 2022

Read the following carefully!

* This is NOT a call for DJs, music show presenters or newsreaders *

Are you:

  • Interested in developing news that matters to the Cape Flats?
  • Curious, adventurous, always looking for a story, willing to hunt down a source, energetic?
  • Able to speak, write and read in English & Afrikaans or Xhosa?
  • Willing to explore new frontiers in media?
  • Able to work hard in a challenging environment?

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Record sound, conduct interviews, compile bulletins, read bulletins, take pictures, record video, cover events and test your skills LIVE to a listening and online audience of over 375 000 people.
  • Develop what it means to be journalist in a changing news environment?

If your answer to the above is yes, then a volunteer news trainee position in the Bush Radio newsroom is for you. (Download application form)

Things to pay attention to:

  • You will be required full-time with shifts (06h00 – 14h00 and 10h00 –18h00) – 5 days a week, including weekend and public holiday shifts.
  • You must be available to start immediately.
  • You will not receive payment! This is a full-time trainee position at Africa’s leading community radio station.
  • Transport allowance of R1500 per month for 3 months (probation).
  • Students attending class should not apply.
  • Candidates must be computer literate.
  • Candidates must be Cape Town based.
  • Understand, write and read English and one other language (Afrikaans or Xhosa)

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

How to submit your application:

  • Download and complete the CV Application, attach documentation (certificates etc)
  • In the subject line write: (name) and (surname) – Newsroom trainee November 2022
  • Email completed application form to news2022@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 27 November 2022 (no late applications will be considered)

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment – Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – No correspondence will be entered into. If you have not been contacted within one week of the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

Powering up your event

07/11/2022

The Bush Radio team recently did an outside broadcast the ACDC Dynamics client day. Here is a little taste of the fun.

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A little taste of our outside broadcast this morning with #acdcdynamics #ACDCExpress #CapeTown and @mr.meyer05 (PS the boerewors was very lekker!)

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Bush Radio Spring Advertising Specials (click here for more information)

We don’t do it for us…

28/09/2022

All hands on the decks

14/09/2022

This week Bush Radio is busier than usual. We started with a major service of our studios, starting with every piece of equipment getting taken out, dismantled, cleaned and repaired if necessary.

What this means is that we are broadcasting from our production studio.

The servicing team is under the guidance of Ebrahim Sampson from AB Technical Solution.

We guess you can call this the start of our “spring-cleaning”.

Jasnine Roberts hosting Sakhisizwe from the production studio.

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