Posts Tagged ‘science’

Discover your inner child at the Cape Town Science Centre

13/09/2012

 

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A visit to the Cape Town Science Centre yesterday for Bush Radio’s weekly Staff Development turned out to be a fun playground for the staff.


We had the opportunity to explore amazing displays like the biggest cell phone (video) which made it into the World Guinness Book of Records, Mindball, the game where you control a ball with your brain waves and Sive Msolo became a guinea pig when he went for a spin on the Human Gyroscope (video) to experience weightlessness.


It’s a great opportunity to take your whole family for a day of exploring science.

Call the Cape Town Science Centre on: 021 300 3200 / 083 276 9501

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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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