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Help us change a life …

11/08/2016

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Bush Radio has been offering broadcast and training facilities to the people of Cape Town for the past 21 years, since our first legal broadcast on the 9th August 1995.

As we celebrate our 21st birthday, we are running a pledge drive during our birthday month – from the 1 – 31 August 2016 – where YOU can make a donation towards our work.

As a non-profit community radio station, we call on former interns, staff, volunteers, board members, NGOs/CBOs, artists, musicians, designers and companies who have benefitted from our broadcast and training services to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of others.

Through such donation, you will contribute to the continued existence of Bush Radio, and also make the opportunity available to others to benefit from Bush Radio’s services.

Our bank details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
Branch code: 051001
Address: 37 – 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700
Swift code (for foreign donations): SBZAZAJJ

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment to donate@bushradio.co.za

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us  on 021 448 5450.

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Heading down the rabbit hole – @Mxit #rabbithole2012

03/04/2012

On Sunday the 1st April 2012, Bush Radio broadcast from the Mxit 2.0 party at the Brenaissance Estate in Devon Valley.

The 9 hour broadcast highlighted the work of Mxit and specifically how communities can use the platform to engage and solve social challenges, but besides all the serious things the “Alice in Wonderland” themed event had gaming, fantastic bands, good food and exciting announcements.

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One of these announcements was the appointment of Marlon Parker of RLabs – Reconstructed Living Lab (RLabs participated in MKK2010) to head up Mxit Reach.

Soon after World of Avatar founder, Alan Knott-Craig made the announcement from the main stage, Marlon was on-air with Dr Victor Davids giving listeners insight into how Mxit could be used to address social issues. (LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW – Click here)

Marlon Parker speaking during the broadcast

The broadcast also saw the official launch of the of the Bushradio-Mxit portal which enables listeners to send messages directly to the station via Mxit at only 2 cents per message.

Add the Bush Radio portal on Mxit as a contact  “bush radio”  and “Join the conversation”  – after doing this Bushradio will be under APPS and then you can send us your messages

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While the broadcast was happening the Breakfast Rush’s Sive Msolo took the opportunity to attempt fire-walking (see video)

The mother has #COP17 covered

06/12/2011

Bushradio's COP17 newsteam: L to R - Tashneem Abrahams (VOC), Lusanda Bill (Bushradio), Xolewla Mvumvu (MotheoFM) and Wesley Wessels (Bushradio)

Check out a few of the stories filed by the Bushradionews team based in Durban during the COP17 Conference below. The special coverage was made possible through a partnership between Bush Radio and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and involved training and community dialogues.

The content produced by the team is being distributed to all radio stations in South Africa as well as via the World Association of Community Radio broadcasters (AMARC) and is being carried by AllAfrica.

Remember you can follow the team on twitter (@Bushradio) or by check out their posts (Bushradionews).

COP17 kicks off in Durban #COP17

President Jacob Zuma welcomes delegates

Lesotho Going Green at COP17

Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol

Greenpeace says renewable energy can work

Melting Glaciers in the Himalayas

New technology created for Climate Change

Kids are calling government to do more in fighting climate change

Canadian Youth Delegation buying back their future

WAGGS – Educating women on how to better their lives

Planet in a BIG crisis

#COP17 Protest (Video Report)

Waste Pickers Civil Society wants to benefit from the Green Climate Fund #COP17

African negotiators identify important factors to be discussed #COP17

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Get your info – breaking news on #COP17 here

28/11/2011

Bush Radio 89.5 FM will be providing coverage of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to various radio stations and other media organisations in South Africa and around the world for the duration of the conference (28 November – 9 December 2011) in Durban.

You will be able to access updates, audio, video and pictures via the Bushradionews platform or by following us on Twitter and searching here #COP17.

This project is a continuation of a partnership between the station and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, which involved a in-depth training course for radio stations throughout South Africa, community dialogues and the creation of a COP17 focused newsteam lead by Bush Radio and drawn from other stations in South Africa.

Related posts:

Getting journalists ready for #COP17

Tackling climate change in Khayelitsha #COP17

Tackling climate change in Khayelitsha #COP17

14/11/2011

Is your weather normal?

This year marks the 17th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP17), which takes place annually, highlighting the significance of “climate change”. Bush Radio supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung is hosting a series of consultative meetings with civil society organisations to discuss their plans for COP17 and how Bush Radio could assist with publicising and broadcasting the planned events and activities.

A drama demonstrating the effects of climate change

On Monday, 14th November 2011, Bush Radio, in partnership with Sub-Council 9 in Khayelitsha and Radio Zibonele, hosted a public meeting on COP17, at the Thusong Multi-purpose Centre, to discuss the issues of climate change and its impact on communities.

Sheryl Ozinsky getting the crowd debating

The audience getting into the debate

Guest speakers included Sheryl Ozinsky from the City of Cape Town’s Climate Smart, who informed the audience about various information regarding “Climate Change” and Misha Teasdale from Greenpop, who showed the individuals how they should plant trees.

The audience also gave input on the features Bush Radio is producing as part of its training course for journalists for COP17

Greenpop's Misha Teasdale getting down to some explaining

The event included lots of fun and laughter and ended with the guests receiving lunch and a tree as a gift to take home for them to plant in their own communities.

Getting it grounded - Misha Teasdale planting with members of the Khayelitsha community

Why? Because we have to #16days

03/12/2010

The first 7 days of our outside broadcast marathon for 16 Day of Activism is complete but it wasn’t without hitches. First our only outside broadcast laptop crashed – a day before our campaign started – but thanks to CapeTown Tweeple who retweeted our call for help, Professor Johannes Cronje from CPUT donated his laptop.

Then one of our venues in Hanover Park had no functioning telephone line but the Auntie across the road stepped in and let us use her telephone line!

Unfortunately, our appeals and proposals to national, local government and corporates for support have gone unheeded.

If you would like to support this or any Bush Radio project; through advertising, sponsorship or donations; please contact Brenda Leonard on 021 448 5450 or brenda@bushradio.co.za

No time for Silence

23/11/2010


As part of Bush Radio’s 16 days of activism campaign (25th November – 10th December 2010) we have planned a series of outside broadcasts from various organisations around Cape Town.

Tune into Sakhisizwe on 89.5 FM or online every weekday from 12h00 during the 16 Days of Activism.  (see schedule below)

The objectives of the outside broadcasts are to:

  • raise awareness on the 16 days of activism campaign
  • highlight the work of your NGO, CBO or place of safety
  • highlight the activities planned for the 16 days of activism campaign and mobilise listeners to support these activities

Let’s break the silence and put an end to abuse.

The Outside Broadcast schedule for the 16 days of Activism:

25 Nov – Simelela Centre & Rape Crisis, Khayelitsha

26 Nov – Sizakuyenza, Khayelitsha

29 Nov – Saartjie Baartman Centre, Athlone

30 Nov – Philisa Abafazi Bethu, Lavender Hill

01 Dec – SACTWU, Salt River

02 Dec – Gender and Youth Network, Hanover Park

03 Dec – Mitchells Plain Network Opposing Abuse, Mitchells Plain

06 Dec – Ons Plek, Cape Town CBD

07 Dec – Women’s Legal Centre, Cape Town CBD

08 Dec – Women’s Circle, Delft

09 Dec – Triangle Project, Mowbray

10 Dec – Sisters Incorporated, Kenilworth

Keeping your voice heard (Sentech & Community Radio)

16/09/2010

From Bush Radio Managing Director, Brenda Leonard to all listeners and supporters.

You have probably heard the disturbing news that over 60 community radio and some community television stations across South Africa will have their broadcasting services terminated by Sentech due to the arrears owed by these stations. 

I wish to assure our listeners, friends and supporters that, fortunately, Bush Radio will not be one of these stations. We have managed, through loans and the support of the Department of Communications, to pay our fees to Sentech.

However, we still need to continue with these high monthly payments, and we ask you or your organisations, if you can, in whichever way, to support the station.

This crisis faced by community media raises the issue of the impact of the current economic crisis on media, especially community media.

All businesses have been hard-hit, their advertising campaigns have been cut to the bone, leaving community media out of the loop with potential advertisers. The same is true of funders, who have either cut their budgets or changed their funding priorities. 

Community media needs the assistance of government, civil society, the NGO community and business to ensure its survival as a vital service for the upliftment or the various communities they serve.

In the meantime, we ask our listeners, friends and supporters if you have any fundraising ideas, place a comment with your details below, or email ideas@bushradio.co.za . If you would like to make a donation, please see our bank details here.

We thank you for your contribution.

Yours sincerely

Brenda Leonard

Feeling the spirit

10/06/2010

Salt River and Woodstock was abuzz yesterday as many people in South Africa took to the street to blow their vuvuzelas.

Bush Radio shares some of the concerns around the impact of the World Cup on the country, especially in the areas of human trafficking, moving of the homeless, risks to children because of the long holiday, and sex work, etc.

We addressed some of these issues directly with FIFA‘s Jerome Valcke and the Local Organising Committee’s Danny Jordaan when they visited the station and have continued to interact directly with other NGOs and social movements on-air through our programmes (eg Sakhisizwe).

Shaz of the Bush Breakfast show getting into spirit of the 2010 World Cup

However, yesterday was a celebration and we couldn’t help catching the spirit, and like we say at Bush Radio: “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle!”. Let’s celebrate what we can and work on what we must.

Catch Everyday People broadcasting live from the Swartklip Fanjol tomorrow from 15h00 – 19h00.