Posts Tagged ‘project’

RIP Nosi (6 August 1991 – 9 September 2018)

10/09/2018

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We at Bush Radio are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Nosiphiwo Nabatala yesterday (9 September 2018).

Nosi was a member of Bush Radio’s Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) from the age of 14 years old.

A dynamic and vibrant young women with a passion for working with young people, she continued to be involved in the project fulfilling the role of facilitator and organiser within Bush Radio for both CREW and the Media Kidocracy Konfrence. She was last working as a branch co-ordinator at Ikamva Youth SA.

We would like to extend our condolences to Nosiphiwo’s family, friends, colleagues and members of CREW.

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Media conference empowers youth for the 13th year #MKK2013

19/09/2013

7 MKKA Bush Radio 89.5FM project, the Media Kiodcracy (kid+democracy) conference is taking place from the 22nd – 27th September in Grabouw. MKK is a youth media conference for participants aged 12 – 18 years and provides them with skills and knowledge to produce various forms of media. This year, MKK will produce radio, television, photography, online, drama and art. Two newspapers will also be produced, one before, and one during the conference.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Role of Media in Democracy”.

The Managing Director of Bush Radio, Brenda Leonard said that “MKK is taking place in a historic year for media in South Africa. Bush Radio is celebrating 20 years since its first illegal broadcast, and 18 years of legal broadcasting. The National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) is also celebrating 20 years of its existence.“

Bush Radio initiated the then Radio Kidocracy Konference, which changed to the Media Kidocracy Konference in 2006. Initially it started as a conference where children could talk about issues and policies in broadcasting affecting them directly, to make their voices heard. With the changing landscape of media in South Africa, we decided to include other forms of media in 2006, and with this, the Media Kidocracy Konference (MKK) was born.

Delegates are expected from community radio stations across South Africa, youth groups and schools, and will include over 90 youth participants.

Today, MKK as an opportunity for youth to reflect their views on the issues on the table, discuss how the media portrays these issues, and then produce the type of media that talks directly to the youth. The skills and information they gain over the five days is part of, not only strengthening their knowledge and skill set, but also strengthening democracy in South Africa.

Partners for this year’s conference are: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Media Development and Diversity Agency and Whalecoast Monitor

Background on MKK

As part of a growing need for youth participation in the decision-making process and policy formulation around children’s broadcasting, in 2000 Bush Radio initiated a conference. The Kidocracy (Kid-democracy) name was created for the event – to denote a form of society characterised by social equality and acceptance of young people with representation for and by young people.

The Media Kidocracy Konference aims to establish critical awareness and understanding among young people by exposing youth to information and experiences that will enable them to identify issues they feel are relevant, as well as explore their role in media and social issues. MKK also assists participants in devising strategies for addressing social issues by using the media as a tool to help resolve and address these issues.

Related:

WIMPS.tv – WIMPS – Karen reports from the Media Kidocracy Konference in South Africa

UNICEF Media Kidocracy Photo Essay

MKK 2009 presents a bright future

Young people taking charge of media (MKK 2012)

 

Mandela Day Human Chain (slideshow)

19/07/2013

Some pictures from the Human Chain held in honour of Nelson Mandela’s legacy and our commitment to a united South Africa yesterday (18 July 2013) in Cape Town.

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Related:

Help honour Madiba’s legacy

Audio: Nelson Mandela’s first official press conference after his release in 1990

Help honour Madiba’s legacy

16/07/2013

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Anglican Archbishop Thabo Magoba called on churches, mosques and synagogues to join him in forming a human chain on Thursday (18 July 2013) to commit to the Mandela dream of a united South Africa free from poverty.

He also called on all young people of the Cape to come forward and commit to take up the baton that Madiba’s generation is handing over to them. “This is a time that we must continue to sow the seeds of love and not destruction so that we can give hope to all in our beautiful country,” he said.

“It requires us all to roll up our sleeves and conduct ourselves in a dignified way,” he added.

The Human Chain for Madiba will snake its way from Gugulethu through Athlone to Rondebosch on Mandela Day between 1p.m and 2p.m.

Some of these organisations include the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum, The Cape Cultural Collective, the Claremont Main Road Mosque, the Gugulethu Advice Office, the Athlone Advice Office and a number of community radio stations.

For more information contact:

Ruschka Jaffer (Co-ordinator) – 072 964 0811

Vanessa November Mettler (Chief Marshall) – 084 622 1903

Or visit:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HumanChainMandelaDay

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HumanChain2013

Related: Audio: Nelson Mandela’s first official press conference after his release in 1990

School holidays – a good time to learn

09/07/2013

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While everyone may be on school holidays in South Africa at Bush Radio it is always a good time to brush up or learn new skills.

In the first week of the holidays Bush Radio hosted the UNESCO Empowering Local Radio with ICTs for Bush Radio and Radio Atlantis.

The second week saw the young people who are part of the Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) get further practical training.

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You can make Bush Radio programmes better

14/06/2013

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Bush Radio is embarking on a pilot project to get feedback on our programmes. We need 10 to 15 people to form part of a listener group.

NB! You will need to be able to listen to one programme per day (Monday to Friday) for 15 days and have access to MXIT.

Listening to the station can be done via 89.5FM / www.bushradio.ndstream.net .

If you are interested in helping us improve the programmes you hear on the station send your name to the Listener Group co-ordinator via one of the following options:

Email: listen@bushradio.co.za

SMS/WhatsApp/call: 083 297 8602

BB Pin: 229420C0

Mxit ID: e.s.williams

You will be given more information as to how to participate.

Opportunity for young people to take control of the airwaves

18/03/2013

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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)

67 more minutes of activism #Mandeladay

18/07/2012

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Some of the Bush Radio trainees and volunteers joined in on the 67 minutes of community activism protest at Parliament, calling for a stop to necklacing and asking parliamentarians to help address the issues of poverty in our communities – an underlying cause of crime.

Related:

Making every minute count – #madiba67

Nelson Mandela speaks

UNESCO and Bush Radio present “Women and Technology”

02/11/2011

Bush Radio in partnership with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) is currently hosting a two-week training course for twelve women in community radio to produce radio features on women in the fields of science, technology and engineering.

At least one radio producer from each province of South Africa is included in the training with four coming from Western Cape stations.  “The stations included in the training are mix of urban, peri-urban and rural stations,” says Brenda Leonard, the managing director of Bush Radio.

This training is taking place from the 24th October 2011 to the 4th November 2011, and will form part of a broader project called “Upgrading the technical and radio production skills of women in community radio to produce features and documentaries on women in science and engineering” that is funded by the UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). This activity falls within the framework of UNESCO contribution towards strengthening free, independent media and developing human capacity.

It is hoped that the project will not only benefit the women, but those radio stations they represent, and the broader community they broadcast too, as the skills attained during the training will improve the overall quality and content of each station.

Quanita Kamaar from Voice of the Cape said, “Participating in the training programme has enabled me to develop my skills and share what I have gained with the rest of the community.”

Another participant, Granny Makhinya from Phalaborwa FM, ended off by saying, “The training has given me the opportunity to develop my technical capabilities.”

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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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