Posts Tagged ‘Buy Nothing Day’

Counting down to those Black Friday sales?

13/11/2018

It seems that everyone is counting down the days to “Black Friday” sales.

According to the Reserve Bank, consumer debt currently stands at R1.7-trillion, with a study by the World Bank revealing that about 25 million South African adults owe money.

We would like to ask our listeners to avoid getting  caught by sales gimmicks and false discounts. Remember to plan for the necessities  for  the  months  ahead  like  your  rent, bond, food and transport.

Do not get yourself into unnecessary debt.

Some advice from the National Credit Regulator:

  • If it is on sale and you buy it on credit, remember that interest and fees will push up the price. Therefore, cash is king for sale items.
  • Don’t spend what you don’t have this  means  do not  live  beyond your  means and don’t buy if you haven’t budgeted;
  • Set a realistic budget of what you can afford to spend at the beginning of your Black Friday/Christmas shopping and stick to it;
  • Don’t shop in a hurry, without a plan and place everything on your credit/ store card;
  • Plan carefully and pay particular attention to your budget, especially bearing in mind the additional expenses that come with the new year;
  • Have  a  shopping  list  to  avoid  buying  unnecessary  items if you don’t need it now, chances  are  you  may  never  need  it. So  a void  wasting  your  time  and  hard earned money
  • If  you  want  to  begin  the  New  Year  in  a financially  sound  position, be  aware  of  how you spend your money during this period and save for the New Year;
  • Do  a  budget  for  the  festive  season  which includes all  debt,  rent,  electricity,  water, insurance, transport, gifts, school uniform, stationery, entertainment etc;
  • Don’t blow your bonus on treats. Spend Wisely and rather pay off your debts;
  • Shop around for specials and compare prizes; Spend wisely tomorrow and during the festive season and enjoy a financially relaxed and  peaceful  new  year.

Remember  that  if  you  choose  to  ignore  your  budget  and break the bank on Black Friday or max out your credit cards for festive shopping you may be headed for a bleak 2019.

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Thinking about #blackfriday

24/11/2017

Here are two public service announcements we have been airing for the past few years about consumerism, buy nothing day and debt.

 

Related: Sell your soul

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Welcome to the Sell Your Soul show

23/11/2016


It has been a tough year for all of us and with the festive season upon us it is only getting tougher. We at Bush Radio are encouraging all our listeners to watch their spending by supporting International Buy Nothing Day 2016.

Don’t fall for excessive consumerism. Think before spending.

Jack Parow to Chuck D, find it here

04/02/2011

Have you been looking for some of the videos of artists recorded at Bush Radio?

Check out the Bush Radio YouTube channel.


Since 2008, we have been posting video clips of some of the happenings at Bush Radio on local video and photo sharing site Zoopy. The company has recently changed direction (see Bizcommunity) and due to several requests from listeners we have launched a YouTube channel.

You will still be able to find some of the old videos, special audio clips and we will continue to post new ones.

So whether it is; Jack Parow talking about rock music and big guys, Byron Clarke performing his amazing Cape Town anthem, how we teach children radio and media  , Illuminati Getuies (above) or the funny Buy Nothing Day ads they all here.

You can check out the videos on your computer or phone.

Video DIDN’T kill the radio star

21/05/2010


What do; Jack Parow, Illuminati Getuies, Byron Clarke, Zaki Ibrahim, Kesivan Naidoo, Tutu Puoane, Taxi Violence and Katherine Traut all have in common?

They are just some of the artists you can listen to and watch on the Bush Radio Zoopy site.

For the past while we have been documenting some of the artists who have come up the stairs to the station and have been willing to throw in a performance or two.

We have been putting up things like of our public service announcements or anything that we thought may make good visuals like our Buy Nothing Day advert or Shiraaz’s adventures with a duck.  We’ve also put up some audio like Nelson Mandela’s first press conference after his release.

Remember to keep coming back and checking out what we have been up to at the station

!!! You can check out the videos on your cellphone by going to the mobi version here. !!!

If you would like to share any of your videos with us, please mail ideas@bushradio.co.za

Sell your soul

20/11/2009

Buy Nothing Day is an international day of protest against consumerism observed by social activists globally.

In the current economic climate, Bush Radio asks everyone to think about their spending and remember those who don’t have any funds to spend.

This is a follow up to our 2008 video http://zoopy.com/q/fxh .

*Another campaign for awareness around global issues was the station’s anti-war stance, which drew lots of interest.


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