Posts Tagged ‘Mitchells Plain’

Slideshow: #OpenStreets 25 February 2018


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On Sunday the 25th February 2018 the Bush Radio crew came out in support of Open Streets Main Road. The team headed by Sive Msolo broadcast the Love Booth and Retro Rewind from the pavement. The Shiraaz “Cazzman” Ramjee also pulled through to do his programme as well as braaing some lekker boerewors, while Yuzriq Meyer, moved up and down Victoria Road bringing us the gees from what was happening all along the Main Road.

The next Open Streets is scheduled for Mitchells Plain on the 25th March 2018. Perhaps we can get the rest of the Sunday team out there. Let us know in the comments what you think or if you could support us with an outside broadcast.


Western Cape Election results coverage 2014



The Bush Radio team travelled to various communities across Cape Town to get people to question the political parties contesting in the 2014 elections in a series of community debates which was also broadcast on 89.5fm and online. But the job is not yet done – the team will now be based at the Western Cape IEC results centre to bring you coverage of the results as they are made available.

Bush Radio’s flagship current affairs programme: “Newsline” will broadcast live on Thursday the 8th May 2014 at 7pm with Natalie Malgas and Freedom Raphela of “Everyday People” doing a build up show from 4pm.

Stay tuned to 89.5FM or online for more special crossing to the results centre as results are made available.

The people shall be heard – Final election debate for 2014


logoIXSAThe final in our series of 5 debates around the national and provincial elections for 2014 takes place in Kraaifontein on Thursday, 1st May 2014 (Worker’s Day).

Please note this debate which will once again be broadcast on 89.5fm and online will be earlier – 2pm to 4pm.


Time: 14h00 – 16h00

Date: 1 May 2014

Venue: Bloekombos Community Hall, Sam Njokozela Avenue, Kraaifontein

Remember to join us at the venue or tune in and send your sms to 32158 to have your voice heard.

Heading for poll position – Election debate 4


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Today from 6pm to 8pm Bush Radio will again host a debate between the various political parties contesting in the 2014 elections.

Members of the community in Joe Slovo Park are invited to Sinenjongo High School where they will have the opportunity to pose questions to the parties.

Bush Radio listeners, or those unable to make it to the venue can send us questions on 32158 and tune in via 89.5fm or online.


Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Venue: Sinenjongo High School, 4 Khozi Drive, Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton

Election debate heads to Mitchells Plain


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The third in a series of election debates will be from Mitchells Plain from 6pm – 8pm on Tuesday the 29 April 2014. Everyone is invited to attend but remember if you can’t get there it will be broadcast on 89.5fm and online.


Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Date: Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Venue: Mitchell Heights Primary School, Tafelberg Street, Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain

We call upon you, the community to come and voice your concerns to the political parties!



Come get The Plain Truth with Wayne McKay


After head-lining the 2012 Namibia Comedy Festival and rave reviews at the Grahamstown Festival & KKNK , stand up comedian Wayne Mckay is back with a side splitting new show called “The Plain Truth”

McKay pokes fun at all the wacky truths and quirks of our colourful nation. This show will leave you laughing long after you left the auditorium .

Fans are advised to book tickets early as no tickets will be sold at the door.

Special guests : Salome , Die Bakgat Boys & 3D

Date: 16th November 2012

Venue: Spine Road School Auditorium Mitchells Plain

Time: 20:00 -23:00

Tickets: R 80.00    Pensioners: R 60.00    Students: R 60.00

PG: No persons 2-13

Parking: Secure

Refreshments: On Sale

Book at Computicket: 0861 915 8000

Wayne McKay brand new DVD: LIVE AT THE STONE on sale at venue. Cost R 100.00 each

Dress Code: Jits

Congrats to our AVON competition winners


Congratulations to the following people who each won a hamper of goodies in our AVON competition:

1. Zayo Joba: Parklands
2. Busiswe Mgwebe: Kuilsriver
3. Valerie Kenneth: Uitsig
4. Sibusiso Ndita: Khayelitsha
5. Thuliswa Zimba: Khayelitsha
6. Keitumetse Lengongbalo
7. Xolani Mbete: Manenberg
8. Netline Adams
9. Jennifer October: Mitchells Plain
10. Maria Peters: Bishop Lavis

Sharing our heritage (Pics and Videos)


Bush Radio spent part of Heritage Day 2012 at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain as part of the Urban Renewal Programme for Khayelitsha & Mitchells Plain. The aim of the event was to use of arts, sports and cultural activities as tools for nation building.

Candice van Reenen, Senior Communication Officer of Government Communication Information System (GCIS), Western Cape shares government’s message about heritage day and her own views as a young mother.
Chief Niklasoa the First shares his views on the current status of South Africa’s first nations and heritage

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Taking #SONA2012 to the people


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While the parliamentary precinct was buzzing with journalists, politicians and celebrities (see the slideshow) last night waiting for the 2012 State of the Nation address (SONA2012), Bush Radio was at the Portlands Indoor Sports Centre in Mitchells Plain with members of the community, local politicians and activists. (listen to the audio below)

Bush Radio put together the special outside broadcast to get a sense of what the community was expecting and what they thought of President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address.

While the OB team was busy in Mitchells Plain the Bushradionews interns were at Parliament collecting sound and pictures of the event as well as generating analysis of the speech.

Some of the people who shared their views were during the outside broadcast in Mitchells Plain:

Louis Botha – Deputy Manager of GCIS in the Western Cape
Councillor Solomon Philander – Ward Councillor for ward 79 & Deputy Chairperson for the DA constituency, Mitchells Plain
Councillor Xolani Sotashe – Chief Whip of ANC in City of CT
Shahied Keet – Mitchells Plain Backyarddwellers and Resident’s Association
Rudy Kronenberg – Eastridge (Smarty town) Resident
Nafeesah – Resident
Michael Jacobs – Community Police Forum
Wayne McKay – local comedian and Bush Radio volunteer
Ismail Chotia – Universal Party




A visualisation produced by Bushradionews to highlight the most words used in the SONA 2012 - an interactive version is available on

Invasions and Rockabilly – some of our favourite videos of 2011


From Larry Joe to land invasions, comedy to Cat and the Jackal, Mxo to rockabilly. What was your favourite Bush Radio video of 2011? We thought we’d put together a selection of some our most memorable:

for more videos visit our Youtube Channel.