Posts Tagged ‘salt river’

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.


Check out That Art Fair – free


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Bush Radio and Art South Africa are giving listeners the opportunity to get a double day pass to That Art Fair running from the Friday the 27th February to the 1st March 2015 at 121 Cecil Road, Salt River,

All you need to do to get a set of tickets is call 021 448 5450 and say “hello, I want to go to That Art Fair

We are giving the tickets away on a first come first serve basis, so call NOW – lines close at 4pm today.

For more information on That Art Fair visit

Another Cape Town legend passes – RIP Zayn Adam


zayn adam 2012It was with great shock and sadness that Bush Radio yesterday learned of the passing of Cape Town legendary musician Zayn Adam – all of us would like to send our condolences to his family, friends and fellow musicians.

Below is a copy of the story filed by the Bushradionews yesterday.

Tributes pour in for legendary musician Zayn Adam

Cape Town music legend Zayn Adams died on Sunday at the age of 67-years-old.

He was born in 1947 in Salt River and when he was 15-years-old he joined the Golden City Dixes carnival show, however he was best known for leading the band called Pacific Express.

One of Adams song that he will be remembered for is Give a little love.

Bush Radio’s volunteer Doctor Victor Davids, said Adam was a soft spoke human being with a big heart and his passing leaves a massive vacuum.

Davids said “I don’t know how we going to replace that as recently he was on stage at the Baxter theatre on the 14 February valentine’s day performing and doing what he loves the most and what he does best is to give of himself to other people”.

“Rest in peace Zayn Adams your music will live in us forever” Davids added.

School holidays – a good time to learn


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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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Join #BigBirthdayBash for We like BASS and theDANK!SH


WE like BASS in collaboration with theDANKISH and Bush Radio 89.5FM are teaming up to host a BIG BIRTHDAY BASH on Saturday, 1 September 2012: SPRING DAY!

The past twelve Capetonian months has seen the rise of two names synonymous with profiling the freshest underground bass music: WE like BASS and theDANKISH.

WE like BASS is a pop-up party hosted in alternative spaces. WE like BASS events feature cutting-edge local talent, constantly scouting for unconventional venues. TheDANKISH is a critical platform for local hip hop and bass culture and a radio show hosted on the Mother of Community Radio, Bush Radio 89.FM every Saturday between 6pm and 8pm.

You are invited to pop bottles with the WE like BASS and theDANKISH crews at this very special celebration.

*** VENUE ***

  • new Ragazzi LIVE – 8 Loop Street, Cape Town

Occupying the old DISKO-K space at the bottom of Loop Street, near to Fridas and the SideShow.

Specially for this event, a second floor ‘dance hall’ will be opened. Expect plenty of surprises!

*** DATE ***

  • 1 September 2012

*** LINE-UP ***
< LIVE stage >

< DANCE hall >

*** DEETS ***

  • Door: R20 < 11pm > R40
  • 2 floors of underground music
  • R15 birthday drink specials all night
  • come as you are + everyone is welcome!


Bush Radio 89.5fm, Cape Town’s premier community radio station is the media sponsor of #BigBirthdayBash


What are they doing now? – (Foreign interns)


We contacted a few of our former foreign interns to give us an update on what they have been up to after they left Bush Radio. (click on the picture below to see their stories)

If you would like more information on Bush Radio’s Foreign intern programme click here.

Bringing you the Ish…TheDank!sh


Tune into Bush Radio 89.5FM this Saturday the 6th of August 2011 at 6pm when we launch a new programme on Africa’s pioneering community radio station.

We are proud to launch TheDank!sh radio show.

So who are they?

Young, fresh and opinionated,  cutting edge mix of radio journalists, street artists, TV camera people and other industry professionals. This dynamic and well travelled team have collaborated with fresh young people from around the world who aim to always give you TheDank!sh

A few dankish examples of what they have in store for you are music reviews by Hip-hop producer Arsenic (music with a maniac). We’ll also be tracking the latest in street style developments from dank rides to fashion and all the dankish in between.

These are just a few examples of what’s to come.

Here’s what the group has to say about why they are doing what they do:

“Are you bored of all the same old mediocre bollocks you find on the rest of the internet (and now radio)? Well so are we! We aim to inform, challenge, engage and inspire all out there to be thinkers, encouraging your opinions and participation in our quest to find the dankist things out there!”

So tune into 89.5 FM or online via on Saturday, 6 August at 6pm.

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African TV Journalists on the Move


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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Feeling the spirit


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.

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