Posts Tagged ‘education’

Opportunity for young people to take control of the airwaves

18/03/2013

4 crew logo

Bush Radio is recruiting children and youth aged 6 – 18 years to be trained as volunteer presenters and producers in their children’s radio project; Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) which has been running since 1996.

The programme is divided into three age groups and is on air every Saturday from 10:00 – 13:00.

We are using the following as criteria to select the young people:

– Age (must be between 6 – 18 years old)
– 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

For more information call Sinethemba at Bush Radio’s reception on 021 448 5450.

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2013 at 16:00, and only 30 children will be selected.

Application forms can be downloaded here (Adobe Reader required)

or call 021 448 5450 to have it faxed/e-mailed to you.

Background information: Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education (A paper prepared for UNESCO on media education)

The Mother of Community Radio celebrates World Radio Day 2013

13/02/2013

radio day 2013

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has declared the 13th February 2013 as World Radio Day. As Africa’s oldest community radio station project we at Bush Radio fully support this intiative as we believe in the power of radio to help build communities and improve lives.

click here – LISTEN TO WHY PEOPLE LISTEN TO RADIO – click here

Whether it is through our Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) launched in 1996 where young people learn to use the medium to develop their skills and understanding of media or one of our programmes like Sakhisizwe – Bou die Nation, Build the Nation or even our specialised music programmes like Blues in the Bush where we connect the music to its roots in Africa – radio plays a vital part in almost everyone’s daily life.

Through technology like internet streaming Bush Radio is able to connect to the entire planet with it’s audience not just from Cape Flats but with dedicated listeners in Asia, Europe and the Americas tuning into the station online through computers or mobile phones, Bush Radio truly is more than just FM radio.

Related: How to listen to us online

Back to School 2013 (pictures + audio)

16/01/2013
back to school

All the members of the Bush Radio newsteam woke up very early today and headed to school along with the estimated 970 000 who started the 2013 school year.

Their job was a bit different than the eager students, they collected sound from principals, teachers, parents and most importantly the learners to share with all the Bush Radio listeners. We also had live crossings with several principals, parents and learners throughout the Breakfast Rush (6-9am).

Below is a slideshow with a sample the audio they used.

Matric Revision 2012 programmes available for free download

04/09/2012

Once again Bush Radio has made its series of 2012 Matric Revision Programmes available for free download below.

If you are in Grade 12 and feel you need advice, tips and other information for the specific exam paper, download the programme of your choice.

Right-click on the links below and save the MP3 to your computer or open in it on your cellphone.

* We have compressed the programmes significantly (largest file only 9MB) to save you bandwidth. High quality copies are available on CD (R 30.00 each) contact Bush Radio on 021 4485450.

Accounting (English & Afrikaans version)

Afrikaans HL Paper 1

Afrikaans HL Paper 2

Business Studies (English & Afrikaans version)

Economics (Xhosa version)

English FAL Paper 1 and 2

History Paper 1 and 2 (English & Afrikaans version)

isiXhosa Paper 1 and 2

Life Sciences Paper 1 and 2 (English & Afrikaans version)

Maths Paper 1 and 2 (Afrikaans version)

Maths Paper 1 and 2 (English version)

Matric 2012 revision series on 89.5FM

20/08/2012

Bush Radio 89.5 FM and the Western Cape Education Department has once again partnered to help Grade 12 learners get ready for their final exams through a series of revision programmes. Please check below for a schedule of what will be aired, the dates and times.

If you are in Matric or know anyone who is, you owe it to yourself to tune into 89.5FM or on your mobile/computer via www.bushradio.co.za  and listen to the advice and tips in these programmes.

Let’s get through the Matric exams together on 89.5 FM!

Matric Revision Broadcast Schedule on 89.5FM:

Monday, 20 August – 8pm – Afrikaans HL 1
Tuesday, 21 August – 7pm – Afrikaans HL 2
Wednesday, 22 August – 7pm – Mathematics

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Monday, 27 August – 7pm – English FAL 1
Tuesday, 28 August – 7pm – English FAL 2
Wednesday, 29 August – 7pm – Business Studies

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Monday, 3 September – 7pm – Accounting
Tuesday, 4 September – 7pm – Life Sciences
Wednesday, 5 September – 7pm – History

The entire Matric Revision series will be made available for download via this blog shortly.

2011 Matric Revision Programmes available for download

13/10/2011

We have made our series of 2011 Matric Revision programmes available for download below.

If you are in Grade 12 and feel you need advice, tips and other information for the specific exam paper, download the programme of your choice.

Right-click on the links below and save the MP3 to your computer or open in it on your cellphone.

* We have compressed the programmes to save you bandwidth. Should you feel you need a higher quality copy on CD (R 30.00 each) contact Bush Radio on 021 4485450.

Afrikaans (Huistaal – Vraestel 1)

 Afrikaans (Huistaal – Vraestel 2)

English (First Additional Language – Paper 1)

English (First Additional Language – Paper 2 & 3)

Business Studies (English/Afrikaans version)

Business Studies (English/Xhosa version)

Economics (English/Afrikaans version)

Economics (English/Xhosa version)

Accounting (English/Afrikaans version)

Accounting (English/Xhosa version)

Life Sciences (English version)

History (English/Afrikaans version)

History (English/Xhosa version)

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Calling all Matrics – time to revise

19/09/2011

The 2011 Matric exams are fast approaching and Bush Radio 89.5 FM and the Western Cape Education Department is attempting to ease the stress of matrics through a series of revision programmes. Please check below for a schedule of what will be aired, the dates and times.

If you are in Matric or know anyone who is, you owe it to yourself to tune into 89.5FM or on your mobile/computer via www.bushradio.co.za  and listen to the advice and tips in these programmes.

Let’s get through these Matric exams together on 89.5 FM!

Schedule for the Matric Revision Programmes on Bush Radio:

Monday – 19 September – 7pm – Afrikaans (Home Language)

Tuesday – 20 September – 7pm – Afrikaans (Home Language)

Wednesday – 21 September – 8pm – English (First Additional Language)

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Monday – 26 September – 7pm – English (First Additional Language)

Tuesday – 27 September – 7pm – Business Studies

Wednesday – 28 September – 8pm – Economics

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Monday – 10 October – 7pm – Accounting

Tuesday – 11 October – 7pm – Life Sciences

Wednesday – 12 October – 8pm – History

Some postive rap (Afrikaans)

22/08/2011


A few children from Fisantekraal who are part of a project called Peace and Love International came to the Bush Radio studios and were interviewed by Bassie on Backchat. We asked them to perform a song for us.

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African TV Journalists on the Move

27/07/2011

Bush Radio in partnership with the Deutsche Welle Akademie is currently (18 – 28 July 2011) holding a training workshop at the Bush Radio training facilities to a selected group of talented television journalists, camera operators and technicians from several television stations in Africa. The workshop aims to enable African journalists to “tell their stories” by producing professional TV reports and documentaries, and consequently offering their audiences an African perspective on relevant issues such as environmental protection, economic development, poverty reduction, health, education and good governance.

There are a diverse number of objectives that the workshop aims to achieve, including the improvement of the individuals skills as well as the promotion of African perspectives on social, economic and developmental issues. Trainers, Thomas Rehermann, Robert Donauer, Florian Kroker and Jan Bruck are doing their very best to ensure that the best training is being provided to the participants.

In the first stage the participants are divided up into teams consisting of a journalist, one camera operator and one picture editor. These teams are then given tasks and at the end of the workshop they are requested to produce at least one broadcast-quality report.

The workshop also aims to enhance reporting abilities, including, story selection, research, production organisation, camera work, the basic principles of editing, storytelling and writing for television.

Stages two and three are even more exciting than stage one. In stage two the team who produces the best report in stage one is identified, and then invited to develop these reports in co-operation with editors and technicians from Deutsche Welle-TV. Deutsche Welle will then distribute the reports through various channels to an international audience.

Stage three then allows the top 20 participants the opportunity to visit Germany. During this period, they will exchange views with decision-makers and opinion leaders, in order for authentic African perspectives on international issues to be discussed. This visit will also give participants the chance to learn more about German and European opinions about current issues.

The excitement of the participants is apparent at Bush Radio. Siraaj Larney from Cape Town TV said, “I have truly enjoyed the training thus far. It has broadened my knowledge and it has helped me build my confidence.”

Another participant, Anna Nicodemus from Namibia said, “I have been a journalist for quite some time, and I thought I knew all the tricks to journalism, up until this training. I will definitely be taking back a great wealth of knowledge with me. I hope that I will make it to Germany.”

Pennipher Sikainda from Muvi TV in Zambia said that the course has been excellent thus far, especially because it has been focusing on the training of TV production. She also said that the theme of the course “Africa On The Move” is wonderful since they have seen few stories depicting growth both socially and economically. She said that the lectures are fantastic, because they are sharing great tips that she could use to meet international broadcasting standards.

Richard Khoviwa from Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, said, “I have learnt many things with regard to editing and production. This is indeed useful to me because I deal with technical issues on a regular basis at my company.”

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Local journalists get world-class TV training

27/05/2011

Bush Radio 89.5FM, in partnership with the Deutsche Welle (DW) Academy, is currently holding a 6-day Community TV and Local News training course (23 – 28 May 2011), for various participants with the aim of strengthening their skills as community television journalists.

The enthusiasm of the trainers, Birgit Keller and Martin Schönian, co-ordinator Christopher Springate and the participants is creating an infectious excitement that can be felt by all at Bush Radio’s studios.

Christopher Springate

Christopher Springate, the course co-ordinator said: “To be specific, we intend to enlighten the participants with their reporting, writing, researching, filming and editing skills.”

Birgit Keller said that as the trainers they are not doing the course to have the participants do things in a certain way, but rather to show them how it works. She also added that they are keen to show the participants how to manage current affairs in order to get ideas on how they can improve.

Birgit Keller

Participants are from various television and radio stations including Bay TV, CTV, Soweto TV, Radio KC, Bush Radio, Community Video Education Trust and the Oguni Solidarity Forum.

Lebogang Kubyane from Soweto TV said: “I am extremely impressed with the course and what it has to offer. The trainers are great people and it is comforting to know that I am able to learn new and interesting things everyday.”

The course started off with a general introduction and ranges from activities like editing vox-pops, writing for television, “on-camera” work and production editing.

Martin Schönian said, “The reason for the course being aimed at community journalists is because they have the responsibility to voice the communities’ opinions more often as opposed to commercial stations. Therefore they need to be highly skilled to do this task.”

Martin Schönian

Birgit Keller gave the final word on the participants and hosts: “I am really impressed with the participants. They are truly bringing forth a great amount of energy and good ideas. I also need to add that it is interesting to be at Bush Radio. The friendly staff and warm welcome which we receive creates a warm and good atmosphere for all.”

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