Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Engaging talk and critical thinking (2 new programmes)

05/10/2021
Bush Radio Managing Director, Brenda Leonard giving Cornerstone Institute CEO, Noel Daniels some in studio tips and tricks while Mkhuseli Veto looks on

Bush Radio 89.5FM in partnership with the Cornerstone Institute will this week (Thursday, 7 October 2021 from 7pm)  launch two new programmes.

The first is the Cornerstone Critical Dialogues and the second is Community Champions.

Cornerstone Critical Dialogues which starts at 7pm, will feature some of South Africa’s most influential thinkers, activists, performing artists and business people to debate the topics that matter most for society. Journalist Ryan Fortune will lead this collaborative project – a live radio show and podcast on Bush Radio and other platforms – is a direct offshoot (and next logical evolution) of the popular Cornerstone Critical Dialogues series.

Community Champions at 9pm  is where Noel Daniels, CEO of the Cornerstone Institute, will be chatting with one community champion, social or cultural activist, who may not always get the attention they deserve in the mainstream media. Noel will take us on a journey, exploring the world of leaders of non-profit organisations, social entrepreneurs, ground breakers and doers who are making a difference in their communities. They all have one thing in common – they are the people who play it forward.

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Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

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Vaxx On, Vaxx off

17/09/2021

Renato, Bush Radio’s 22-year-old logistics and programming intern, took the big step this week and went for the first part of his Covid-19 vaccination.

He said he was very nervous and hates needles, but like so many people in our worldwide community he has been directly affected by the pandemic with the loss of family members.

“My experience on getting the vaccine, it was quick and fast, I looked away for a second and it was over. It literally felt like a prick. With my side effects, I just felt a little bit of a headache, a little bit of chills. My arm was just a little bit sore for about two days and on the second day my headache and chills went away and on the third day I was up, back and running,” said Renato. 

Along with several volunteers, staff and interns he went to the CTICC vaccination site to get his jab on Monday morning. 

He decided to get the jab after studying the facts available and knowing that he is helping to safeguard his family and colleagues at the station, and the communities Bush Radio serve when going out on projects like outside broadcasts and events. 

Renato also has on-air duties, so if you would like to ask him or find out about his Covid-19 vaccination experience tune in on Monday, September 20, 2021, from 2pm till 4pm on Backchat when you can message or call him.

Studio Whatsapp – 0618621065 / Studio telephone 0214486266

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Music Heritage Show – A special Backchat Edition

09/09/2021

Join Trevor Davids as he hosts a special Heritage Edition of Backchat on Wednesday, 22 September 2021 from 7pm till 10pm on Bush Radio 89.5FM.

Trevor describes the show as a music heritage show, music produced by South African’s for the rest of the world.

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

#YouthDay2021 #SowetoUprisings #June16

16/06/2021

To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: be the scriptwriters of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future. – Nelson Mandela

Age considers; youth ventures. – Rabindranath Tagore

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. – Franz Kafka

Celebrate #AfricaDay #BushRadio (Images to download and share)

24/05/2021

Africa Day on the 25th May is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union in 1963.

Join us as we celebrate all that makes us African. As Africa’s oldest community radio station project, this day has a special significance to us.

Below are graphics you can use on social media.

The video clip above features an amended extract from the, “I am an African” speech by Thabo Mbeki at the adoption of the RSA Constitution Bill, 8 May 1996 and was made by our trainees a few years ago.

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Cruising with the Morning Cruise

18/03/2021

Lots of activity takes place before and after the Morning Cruise team goes into the on-air studio

The programme includes elements like interviews, jobshop, this day in history, birthdays and much more.

Catch the Morning Cruise every weekday from 10am to 1pm on 89.5FM in Cape Town or worldwide via www.bushradio.co.za

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Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

Good News This Week

23/02/2021

One of the many sayings at Bush Radio is “don’t curse the darkness, light a candle” and in these times it seems particularly hard. When we came across an illustrator called Amii James from the UK we reached out and asked if we could share some of the work on our blog.

Amii is doing a series of work called “Good News This Week” – check out some of them out below or visit the facebook page.

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Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

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Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

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Our 2021 wish for you…

31/12/2020

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. We would like to thank our volunteers, interns and staff for making sure our listeners kept informed and helped to lift their spirits in the most trying times.

We have all suffered the pain of loss, in all its various forms, but the spirit of community radio has shone through this year. Again showing the connections we have as people; because Bush Radio is truly part of the communities we serve.

Our wish for your 2021 is simple…

May your new year be filled with renewed energy, compassion and love for those who are suffering, hope for a better world, and the strength for all of us to make that possible.

Stay Safe, stay strong.

from all of us at the Mother of Community Radio in Africa

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

South Africans Back at Lockdown Level 3 After Covid-19 Cases Surge

28/12/2020

South Africa is once again at Alert Level 3 due to a surge in confirmed cases of Covid-19, with some adjustments. Nearly 27,000 South Africans are known to have died from Covid-19.

“Under the adjusted Level 3 regulations: All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days from the date hereof, except for funerals and other limited exceptions as detailed in the regulations, such as restaurants, museums, gyms, and casinos,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

This means restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol – a regulation that previously caused major controversy. South Africans were also called on to avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact with others.

Ramaphosa spoke to South Africans in a national address after a meeting on December 27 of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and special sessions today of the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) and Cabinet.

“The nationwide curfew will be extended from 9pm to 6am. Apart from permitted workers and for medical and security emergencies, nobody is allowed outside their place of residence during the curfew,” he said.

The move, Ramaphosa said, is being done to limit super-spreader events further, and will adjust previous level 3 regulations to keep the economy as open as possible.

Key adjusted Level 3 regulations:

Wearing a cloth mask or similar covering over the nose and mouth is again mandatory when in public

Extended curfew – from 9pm to 6am

New hotspots were declared in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Western Cape and North West

All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days, with an exception to funerals and places like restaurants and gyms. These exceptions will be clarified in the official regulations.

Alcohol sales from retail outlets and onsite consumption are banned. The prohibition on the public consumption of alcohol remains.

Businesses will continue to operate, subject to guidelines. Nightclubs and businesses that rely on alcohol sales will not be allowed to operate.

All beaches, dams, rivers and public parks and public pools in hotspot areas will be closed to the public.

All regulations take effect at midnight on December 28, 2020.

Originally published on allAfrica.com.

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

You can now download the official Bush Radio app on Google Play.

Nigel Vermaas gets RED HOT + BLUE with Connected to Jazz – 500th Edition!

27/11/2020

On Tuesday, 1 December 2020 Nigel Vermaas celebrates his 500th edition of Connected to Jazz on Bush Radio 89.5FM.

In 1990 musicians & video makers came together to produce an album & videos in support of AIDS relief. In RED HOT + BLUE they chose to focus on the songs of Cole Porter. 

Thirty years on, Connected to Jazz celebrates its 500th edition on 1st December, World Aids Day, with the words & music of Cole Porter, one of the leading contributors to the Great American Songbook. 

Please join us on Tuesday 1st December at 8 p.m. for the 500th CONNECTED 2 JAZZ show only on Bush Radio on 89.5FM or online or our official app.

*Nigel started a programme called My Kinda Jazz on Bush Radio in 2006 which ran on a Saturday and on the 3rd May 2011, Connected to Jazz was launched in its current time-slot of 8pm on a Tuesday.

A special thanks to the Red Hot organisation for permission to use their video footage on the Red Hot + Blue album.

Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department


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