Posts Tagged ‘Community radio’

Your chance to Backchat!

29/03/2020

Join Trevor Davids with a special #lockdown edition of Backchat from 1pm till 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Drive the discussion by calling 0214486266 or sending a whatsapp to 0618621065 .

Official SA Government Regulations and Guidelines – regarding Coronavirus Covid-19, Lockdown, Disaster Management Act etc.

Keep it locked on Bush Radio

26/03/2020

The following is a statement issued on behalf of Bush Radio by Adrian Louw, Programme Integrator.

Dear Bush Radio listeners and supporters,

Due to the lockdown as announced by our government to help curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) we are forced to go onto automated playout systems from 19h00 tonight.

Most of our volunteers, staff and trainees make use of public transport which will be limited during the lockdown, and we need to keep them safe.

Live programming will start at 7am (Monday to Friday) and weekends will also see some special programming and rebroadcasts of our best programmes.

We have also implemented remote systems which will enable us to keep you informed of developments (24/7) around the lockdown, as well as other news, advice, alerts and public service announcements.

We hope to ease the lockdown blues with some of the best and most interesting radio programming you’ve come to expect from 89.5FM. These will include special collaborations with local artists, music specials, radio features, drama, and international news and talks ranging from Noam Chomsky to Angela Davis.

Remember to check out www.bushradio.co.za for all your info and join us on our Facebook page.

Please keep the members of the lockdown team in your thoughts. They’ll be in the studio bringing you live content daily.

We urge all our listeners and supporters to stay safe and practice compassion.

These are tough times but we at Bush Radio will continue to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.

Adrian

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

South Africa Government Novel Coronavirus

Your essential lockdown info #SouthAfricaLockdown #COVID19

25/03/2020

At midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020 South Africa will start its national lockdown to help curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus – COVID19.

Everyone will have to stay home and this will be enforced by the South African National Defence Force and the South African Police Service.

On 23 March 2020 the President of the Republic announced an escalation of the measures to combat COVID – 19, which include an initial 21 Day lockdown.

Documents with regulations around the lockdown and available via South Africa Government website

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

South Africa Government Novel Coronavirus

Bush Radio contact details:

  • Office: 0214483277 (09h00 – 16h00 weekdays)
  • On-air Studio: 0214486266
  • On-air Whatsapp: 0618621065
  • General email: mother@bushradio.co.za
  • Music submissions: music@bushradio.co.za

President announces 21-day lockdown for #COVID19

23/03/2020

23 March 2020

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced further measures from his initial statement on the 15th March 2020.

The National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to enforce a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March.

The nation-wide lockdown will be enacted in terms of the Disaster Management Act:

  • From midnight on Thursday 26 March until midnight on Thursday 16 April, all South Africans will have to stay at home.
  • The categories of people who will be exempted from this lockdown are the following: health workers in the public and private sectors, emergency personnel, those in security services – such as the police, traffic officers, military medical personnel, soldiers – and other persons necessary for our response to the pandemic.
  • Individuals will not be allowed to leave their homes except under strictly controlled circumstances, such as to seek medical care, buy food, medicine and other supplies or collect a social grant.
  • All shops and businesses will be closed, except for pharmacies, laboratories, banks, essential financial and payment services, including the JSE, supermarkets, petrol stations and health care providers.

Important: Read the full statement here

We ask all our listeners to take note of the lockdown announcement. Bush Radio will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments and bring you some relief during these trying times.

Remember you can tune in via 89.5FM and online via www.bushradio.co.za

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information:

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

South Africa Government Novel Coronavirus

I am #GenerationEquality: Realizing Women’s Rights #IWD2020

07/03/2020

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world on 8 March. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

As the “Mother of Community Radio in Africa” we urge all our listeners to help strengthen and improve women’s rights in our communities.

In her message for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka expresses her radical impatience and hope for change.

The campaign “Generation Equality – Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future” is facilitated by UN Women in the context of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. See http://www.unwomen.org/en/get-involved/beijing-plus-25

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Space in Bushradionews

03/03/2020

Bush Radio has places available in its newsroom for volunteer recruits.

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 R500 per month for 3 months (probation), increased to R 1000 thereafter, non-negotiable for 9 months.
  • 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 the subject line write: (name) and (surname) – Newsroom trainee March 2020

Email completed application form to newsrecruit@bushradio.co.za

Application deadline: 12 March 2020 (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 been contacted within one week of the closing date you should consider your application unsuccessful.

Bush Radio is the oldest volunteer driven community radio station project in Africa

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

Related: Working at Radio Station and what it taught me.

Imagine 2020 – Thank you

31/12/2019

A little bit of inspiration from us to all our supporters and listeners. Thank you for all the support in 2019.

With your support we can make 2020 even better.

Consider making a donation to keep the “Mother of Community Radio in Africa” doing its work in the communities of Cape Town and beyond – visit our GiveGain campaign page.

Ministers indifferent to the plight of the community radio sector

08/11/2019

The National Community Radio Forum issued a press statement after their meeting with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) yesterday.

The meeting was held to discuss the current crises with regards to the planned closure of certain community radio stations by the broadcasting authority.

READ NCRF STATEMENT 7 November 2019 – Ministers indifferent to the plight of the #communityradio sector

Again Bush Radio is very concerned about these developments and we believe that a closure of one station is worrying. We call upon all parties involved to look for an amicable solution for the continued survival and growth of the community radio sector.

We also encourage communities, individuals, organisations and businesses to support their community radio stations.

Related:

Community Media demands to be heard

Keep your voice alive

Don’t just like what you hear.

The end of revolutionary radio in South Africa?

What should we do with the art of monstrous men?

04/11/2019

Listen to a highly condensed version of the discussion on 23rd October at the Masambe Theatre. Recorded and edited by Nigel Vermaas and aired on Bush Radio’s Sakhisizwe arts edition.

On 23 October the South African Cultural Policy Network held a Public Forum at the Masambe Theatre, Baxter. What should we do with the art of monstrous men? There has been much international debate about the “monstrous men” in art, movies, television, and music in the age of #MeToo movement.

The South African arts industry has its own ‘monstrous men’.

Artist Zwelethu Mthethwa is serving eighteen years in jail for murdering sex worker, Nokupila Kumalo; Mbongeni Ngema faces a number of allegations of sexual harassment. And Welcome Msomi has recently been found guilty of having stolen R8m from the Living Legends fund.

Should we separate the art from the artist?

Should Sarafina and other works by Ngema – and Ngema himself –be banned from our theatres? And what about our Rolling Stones albums, Woody Allen DVDS? Etc etc.

A panel consisting of poet & cultural activist Malika Ndlovu, Stellenbosch university transformation officer Babalwa Gusha and gender activist & academic Amanda Gouws grappled with this complex topic. The forum was facilitated by another Stellenbosch University academic Ncebakazi Mnukwana. Tina Schouw also features in the audio.

Music, all of which is made by so-called monstrous men has been added, including Miles Davis, one of the greatest musicians of the 20th Century and also an abuser of women.

The actual forum lasted about 90 minutes so obviously there was a lot of important stuff that is not included.

Thanks to Mike van Graan and the SA Cultural Policy Network for keeping these conversations going.

The above text is taken from Nigel’s introduction of the recording.

Catch Nigel Vermaas every week with Connected to Jazz (Tuesdays 8pm) and during Sakhisizwe’s arts edition (Fridays from 12pm) via 89.5FM or www.bushradio.co.za

43 radio stations facing closure in South Africa

19/10/2019

As we at Bush Radio fight to keep the station going financially through our crowdfunding campaign and engagements with government, we are concerned to learn of developments to close up to 43 community radio stations in South Africa.

The National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), of which Bush Radio is a founding member, today issued a press statement highlighting the plans of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to shut down certain stations for various reasons.

Today we commemorate Black Wednesday 42 years ago – October 19, 1977 – when the apartheid government banned several newspapers, organisations and journalists.

Today, ICASA, an institution for which Bush Radio fought hard to be established, wants to shut down more than 40 community radio stations. The effect will be the same as then – limiting media freedom and alternative voices in the broadcast sector.

Bush Radio strongly urges our democratically elected government to intervene in this matter. We ask ICASA to look at a positive resolution to help secure the future of the community radio sector.

READ: Press Release: Shutdown of 43 Community Radio stations by ICASA

See below for the names of the stations affected.

  1. Lekwa FM
  2. Lukhanji FM
  3. Mohokare FM
  4. MP East Community Radio
  5. Nkungumathe FM
  6. Ncuthu Community Radio
  7. Zibonele FM
  8. Greater Middleburg FM
  9. Merafong FM
  10. KZN Capital FM
  11. Catitura Community Radio
  12. Mozolo FM
  13. Lephalale FM
  14. Greater Zaneen FM
  15. Phalaborwa FM
  16. The Rock FM
  17. Devine Touch FM
  18. Emmanuel Haven
  19. East Griekwaland FM
  20. Franshoek Community Radio
  21. Giyani Youth FM
  22. Hlanganani FM
  23. Kanyamaza FM
  24. Kingfisher FM
  25. Kopel Studio
  26. Lebowakgomo FM
  27. Lekho Community Radio
  28. Lentswe FM
  29. Lethabong Community Radio
  30. Letlhabile FM
  31. Radio Kaap se Punt
  32. Radio Sekunda
  33. Radio Unique
  34. Radio Renosterberg
  35. Siyathuthuka FM
  36. Sunshine Community Radio
  37. Swartland FM
  38. Ubuhle Beshowe FM
  39. UCT Community Radio
  40. Vaal Community Radio
  41. Endermark Community Radio
  42. Bophirima FM
  43. Naledi Community Radio
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