Posts Tagged ‘gender’

The Time is Now – International Women’s Day #IWD2018





International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. 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.

Since those early years, International Women’s Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women’s movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women’s conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.

source: United Nations


Get a radio programme on air in 2015


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Bush Radio 89.5 FM is inviting interested individuals and organisations to submit programme application proposals to develop volunteer radio programmes under the following broad subject areas:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Aged / seniors
  • Citizen’s Education
  • Arts and Culture
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • World Music
  • Africa
  • Media
  • Health
  • Sport
  • Technology

Programme proposals should have a specific aim, a defined target audience and be focused on specific issues/themes under the subject area.

No previous broadcasting experience is required to submit a proposal as Bush Radio will provide the necessary training and support should your proposal be selected for development.

What are we looking for in your proposal?

  • Potential – not only in ideas, but in people.
  • Programming produced by groups, not individuals
  • Local content and roots in the listening community
  • A diversity of grassroots voices, languages and accents from all over Cape Town
  • Identifies an audience that it wishes to serve
  • Respects its audience
  • Commitment to the concept of volunteerism
  • Puts a premium on local (ie Cape Town) content
  • Contributes to meeting our regulatory obligations

How to apply?

Download the Bush Radio Programme Application Form.

Completed application must be sent via email to – only emailed applications will be accepted.

The subject line of the email must read as the following example: Programming 2015 Subject Area: Gender

The deadline for submission of proposals: 25 January 2015

Only proposals accepted for potential development will be contacted for more information or follow-up.

Related: Join a production team at Bush Radio and get skilled

Sexy, sincere and playful – The Salon



Bush Radio’s new programme; The Salon is a sexy, sincere and playful hangout session between three friends that discuss the Queer Capetonian experience. Moving through LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) content, introducing new queer voices that laugh, play and get serious about difficult topics to broaden the perspectives that restrict the human rights of LGBTI community with compassion and acceptance.

We are hoping the audience includes everyone within the LGBTI community as well as those that stand outside of it with curiosity or disapproval.

The programme is designed to break down stereotypes and negative ideas about the LGBTI community, and aims to shatter negative misconceptions by including those that have them into its audience. There is no us vs. them, rather a movement towards an us, that is all inclusive regardless of sexual orientation.

The Salon is hosted by Myles Heneke, Sarah Summers and Sizo Mahlangu.

Tune into The Salon, Wednesdays from 8pm on 89.5FM or via

For more information on The Salon or any other programmes on 89,5FM drop an mail to the Programme Integrator

Read about Africa’s first original LGBTI programme by Bush Radio:

Coming out of the closet and into the pink

Power of pink radio

In the Pink: Bush Radio’s gay and lesbian programming

MKK2013: Raising our voices – taking control of the media


mkk2013 group crop logo

The past September school holidays saw Bush Radio host a very successful Media Kidocracy Konfrence (MKK2013) – 22 to 27 September 2013. This was the 13th conference which drew young people from Bontheheuwel to as far away as Germany, participating in various discussions and productions around the theme “the role of media in democracy“.

The conference took place at the beautiful Mizpah Conference Centre in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve near Grabouw.

Team 1 of the photography group dealt with sexism and sexist stereotypes

Team 1 of the photography group dealt with sexism and sexist stereotypes

Besides plenary sessions which dealt with media literacy, gender and elections, the conference also included visits to various media outlets around Cape Town (radio, television, print and online) and a special “give back to the community” outreach session at Agape 2 – home for disabled and abandoned children. The conference also included lifeskill sessions on active citizenship and substance abuse as well as daily outside broadcasts from Grabouw.

Team 2 of the photography group dealt with nature and pollution

Team 2 of the photography group dealt with nature and pollution

The conference programme closed with what delegates always consider a highlight; the intensive production workshops which this year again included: television, radio, online, print, photography as well as two new productions; t-shirt and poster printing and a stage drama.

Click here for the radio programme: “The Role of Media in elections and democracy”


Some of the MKK2013 t-shirts and posters on display

Some of the MKK2013 t-shirts and posters on display

Bush Radio would like to thank the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Media Africa (FES Media – Africa) for their invaluable support to be able to run the conference as well as the Whale Coast Media Monitor – John Matthews and team, Independent Elections Commission Western Cape (IEC WC) – Courtney Sampson, Chris Balie and team and Trevor Davids, Democracy Development Programme (DDP), Charles King, Damelin, Voice of the Cape, CTTV, The Daily Voice, Community Policing Forum Mitchells Plain (CPF), Assitej, Independent Newspapers – Vusi Baloyi, South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (SANCA), Legend Ten Motion Pictures – Lydon Campbell, Gender Steps, Shariefa’s Catering and Mizpah conference centre.

A special thanks goes to all the Bush Radio Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) facilitators and volunteers as well as the Bush Radio staff and trainees who provided the logistical support for the conference.

Bush Radio staff checking out "Media on the Move" - the newspaper produced by MKK2013 delegates

Bush Radio staff checking out “Media on the Move” – the newspaper produced by MKK2013 delegates

Related: Media conference empowers youth for the 13th year #MKK2013

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Democracy is not a spectator sport

Goucher College's Eric Singer speaking with a Bush Radio intern

Goucher College’s Eric Singer speaking with a Bush Radio intern

Yesterday (21 January 2013) Bush Radio hosted students from Goucher College in the United States of America.

The group was accompanied by their Political Science and International Relations lecturer, Eric Singer.

The visit was part of the students’ three-week journey researching about South Africa’s history, political and social dynamics.

“This is our third week here; so far we have met with the media, activists, farm workers and street vendors to get a better understanding of the complexity of changes facing South Africa” Singer said.

The group found out how ethnicity, culture, class and gender are involved in society’s ability to solve the country’s social challenges.

“The students are aged between 19 and 23, most have never been outside of their home country, and were shocked that some of the problems they faced back home were the same in South Africa” Singer added.

Singer said that what they have learnt in South Africa was that creating change is not about drafting legislation or forking out money, it is about communities creating space for social development.

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