Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Goodbye Victor J #RIP

02/05/2016

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The trainees, volunteers and staff of Bush Radio are saddened to announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Victor Jantjies.

We were informed early this morning by his family that Victor passed away in his sleep

We are unable to find the words right now to express the loss we feel of this wonderful person who brought light to station.

Victor joined Bush Radio in 1996 as a trainee from a media project and worked in various areas in the station. He is best remembered by listeners as the voice of the Breakfast Rush and Morning Cruise but he also served in various areas “behind the scenes”

Most recently Victor was standing in on the Morning Cruise and responsible for technical and music at the station.

We will keep listeners and friends updated to developments via this blog and our Bush Radio facebook groups.

Please feel free to share you memories of Victor here.

CT International Jazz Festival winner is….

01/04/2016

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Congratulations to the lucky draw winner of a double weekend pass ticket to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2016, Anthony Burgess.

We hope you enjoy the event and to everyone else stay tuned to Bush Radio 89.5FM for great competitions.

Want a double weekend pass to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2016?

31/03/2016

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Bush Radio 89.5FM is giving 1 lucky listener the opportunity to win one double weekend pass (Friday and Saturday) tickets valued at R1500 to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2016.

To stand a chance of winning a ticket for you and your partner for Friday and Saturday night, all you have to do is:

SMS* the keyword JAZZ and your name + surname to 32158 by 12pm on Friday (1 April 2016)

*In order to qualify for the lucky draw you need to send a minimum of 10 sms (each sms costs R1)

The winners will be announced on Sakhisizwe between 12 and 2pm on Friday.

Enter often to increase your chances of winning as this is a lucky draw.

SMS costs R1 and free minutes do not count.

Should you be a winner you will need to be able to collect at our offices by 4pm on the same day that the names are announced. Tickets not collected at 4pm will be forfeited.

Step It Up for Gender Equality

07/03/2016

international women's day copyThe 8th of March 2016 marks International Women’s Day and to help celebrate the day, the women involved in Bush Radio (past and present) will be taking to the airwaves from 6am to 8pm to highlight the work, struggles and achievements of women.

Current women presenters on Bush Radio will be on air during the day and some new and old voices will be back on the airwaves. The male presenters will take a behind-the-scenes role by producing for some of the shows so that every woman currently working at the station – from those in admin, household, sales and reception – will take to the airwaves.

Even though it is not unusual for the Bush Radio airwaves to be filled with women’s voices, it was proposed that the station step it up for the day and swop around presenters for the day (eg: Lazola Solani who hosts the magazine programme Sakhisizwe will host the Breakfast Rush and our managing director, Brenda Leonard, will take on Sakhisizwe with former Bushnews editor, Lusanda Bill).

Stay tuned for the special The Women Who Built Bush Radio, hosted by Juanita Williams, AllAfrica.com managing editor (former Bush Radio news editor, trainer and gender issues programme producer and presenter). This programme will look back and speak with some of the women who have fought to free the airwaves and media in South Africa, and pay tribute to their contributions.

International Women’s Day will end with an outside broadcast from a City Of Cape Town Social Development, Subcouncil 9 and Early Childhood Development event in Khayelitsha.

The event will focus on awareness raising on issues that are pertinent to women, like eradicating domestic violence and entrepreneurship. The programme will also include guest speakers such as the Mayoral committee member for Social Development and Early childhood development, Suzette Little, and Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu.

Programme Lineup:

07h00 – 09h00 – The Breakfast Rush: Lazola Solani

09h00 – 12h00 – The Morning Cruise: Natasha Siqaza

12h00 – 14h00 – Sakhisizwe: Brenda Leonard and Lazola Solani

14h00 – 16h00 – Backchat: Gabebah Abdullah and Jasnine Roberts

16h00 – 17h00 – Everyday People: Kholeka Ntozini, Nombelelo Xakatha and Zimasa Mzamo

17h00 – 18h00 – The Women who built Bush Radio – Juanita Williams + guests

18h00 – 20h00 – Outside Broadcast from International Women’s day event from Khayelitsha

Tune in via 89.5FM in Cape Town or worldwide via www.bushradio.co.za

Position available: Administrative Assistant

13/01/2016

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Bush Radio 89.5FM has a vacancy for an Administrative Assistant (see full criteria + job description below).

Application must include a detailed CV, with a minimum of 3 contactable references.

Application deadline: 20 January 2016 @ 5pm

Applications can be emailed to admin@bushradio.co.za and should state:

Administrative Assistant Application 2016 in the subject line.

Please note:

  • Cape Town based (NO relocation costs paid)
  • No telephonic enquiries will be accepted.
  • Candidates must be available to start immediately.
  • Only email applications accepted
  • Applicants must have a good credit record
  • Applicants not contacted within two weeks after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Bush Radio reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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Position: Administrative Assistant

Salary range: R60,000 – R84,000 per year depending on experience.
Cape Town based

Skills required:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills .
  • Strong administrative and financial skills
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel and internet / email)
  • Excellent reading and writing skills in English and Afrikaans or Xhosa.

Experience required:

  • Experience in administration and finance work environment.
  • Extensive experience with SARS e-filing and Eazy File

Personality attributes:

  • Able to work under pressure, adhere to deadlines, work within a team, honest

Key Performance Areas:

Administration:

  • Stationery purchase and distribution
  • Do filing and updating of files
  • Maintain asset register
  • Report writing

Finances:

  • Petty cash
  • Draft financial reports for the Managing Director
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Record keeping
  • Account payments and debt collections
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Do all statutory returns, such as VAT, PAYE, SDL, and UIF

Personnel:

  • Keep and update all personnel records
  • Do work-schedules and make sure staff is on duty
  • Deal with all statutory requirements

 

Sinatra at 100 on Connected2Jazz

13/12/2015

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Check out the promo for Connected2Jazz

Celebrating Democracy, learning from the past and looking to the future. #MKK15

10/12/2015

mkk2015 logoAs Human Rights Day dawned on South Africa, over 40 youth delegates descended on Bush Radio to register to be part of the annual Media Kidocracy Konfrence hosted by the station from the 10th to the 12th December 2015.

Delegates have been drawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Italy, Northern Ireland, Austria, Germany and South Africa.

The theme for this expands and consolidates last years theme of democracy by: Celebrating Democracy, learning from the past and looking to the future.

An early highlight, which was met by excited applause by the delegates was a message of support from Varun Jhaveri, Youth representative at the UNESCO led Global Alliance on Media and Gender. Bush Radio’s Managing Director, Brenda Leonard is currently attending the International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media and The First General Assembly of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender.

The conference is being held at both St Agnes Primary School in Woodstock and at the Cape Town Science Centre.

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Background

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.

1915 – IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR!

01/12/2015

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On CONNECTED 2 JAZZ, Nigel Vermaas’s Bush Radio 89.5FM show on Tuesday nights in December, he will be marking the centenaries of two music giants: Billy Strayhorn (born 29 November 1915) and Frank Sinatra (born 12 December 1915) Earlier this year CONNECTED 2 JAZZ marked the centenary of another great artist’s birth, Billie Holiday (born 7 April 1915)

Whereas the swaggering Sinatra, whose Hoboken roots never really left him, has been a household name for nearly 80 years, as famous for his love life, punch-ups and gangster connections as he was for his singing and acting talents, the refined Strayhorn is virtually unknown outside the jazz community.

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Billy Strayhorn, who lived most of his working life in the shadow of Duke Ellington, was the writer and co-writer of many of the Ellington Orchestra’s most famous compositions, notably TAKE THE ‘A’ TRAIN. A discreetly but openly gay black man in a time when many opted for the closet, Strayhorn (‘Swee’pea’, as Duke called him) was also a brilliant orchestrater. The combination of the more flamboyant Ellington with the retiring Strayhorn produced some of the greatest works in jazz.

CONNECTED 2 JAZZ will honour Strayhorn on Tuesday 1 December from 8-10 p.m. on Bush Radio 89.5fm / http://www.bushradio.co.za

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Frank Sinatra – arguably the greatest male singer in the history of popular music – may not have been a jazz vocalist as such but he certainly identified with jazz artists (particularly Billie Holiday and Tony Bennett) and used many jazz instrumentalists on his recordings and live gigs; and most jazz singers admire Sinatra.

CONNECTED 2 JAZZ pays tribute to the “Chairman of the Board’ on Tuesday 15 December from 8-10 p.m. on Bush Radio 89.5fm / http://www.bushradio.co.za

The Biker Show is moving

16/11/2015

The first radio show produced by bikers – presented by bikers – owned by bikers – for bikers and every other road user – launched in 2012 on Bush Radio is moving to a new time-slot.

The show will be broadcast every Monday evening from 7 to 10pm on 89.5FM and available via internet / mobile phone across the world).

The show will continue to have something for everyone – those to whom biking is a hobby; others who see it as a lifestyle and for those who believe biking is life itself!

This three-hour show will have weekly features on road safety, featured bike of the week; club of the week; general biker news; special guests and if it needs to be aired for debate, it will be dealt with on The Biker Show.

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What Joining #FeesMustFall Protest Meant to Me

23/10/2015

Bush Radio trainee breakfast presenter Yuzriq Meyer took time after his morning show to join students in the #FeesMustFall protests – more than being moved by what he saw, it was what he felt that had a greater impact, here is his story:

1 feesfall 22102015So today i had a first hand experience of what the ‪#‎FeesMustFall‬ protests are like

Being a radio presenter and speaking on matters I have no idea about would prove to be beyond ignorant, so in attempts to better understand the situation, students and the protest I joined in the NON-VIOLENT protest.

First we congregated at CPUT Cape Town Campus and made our way to the city centre and then through to Waterfront to get to Granger bay Campus.

This journey was not a easy one, as police barricaded the entry through the city.Multiple shot gun shots were fired into the sky to scare the students,but to no avail.

2 feesfall 22102015The students grew more passionate to get their point across and continue their protest. 100s of shops in the city closed their doors in fear that the students might hurt them or loot their shops.

But these students were not violent,nor were they out to harm anyone. They came to sing struggle songs and knock on the doors of government to request answers and let the them know they are unhappy with the 6% increase

But what television does not show you from the 1000s and 1000s of students protesting, it could easily be only 20 students with clear anger issues or a vandalistic nature or just plain stupid that throw bricks or bottles or kick doors.

This is not even a quarter of the students that are just ignorant and haven’t a cooking clue what a non -violent protest is because they cannot internalise their anger.

And during times when a few seem to get angry or violent 100s of the other students shout at them and said “No this is a peaceful protest,don’t be stupid”

Anyways I walked with the students and if something was clear to me is that these young people were not going to back down until not only government but the world hears their cries for change.

They screamed in the streets “We are the Mandela kids, we are the new generation and we will fight for our rights- Fees Must Fall – Fees Must Fall”

3 feesfall 22102015The sheer passion of the students was out of this world.

I may not have been around in the apartheid era in freedom struggle as an active participator, but from my experience of today i may have a better understanding to what it was like to be in the atmosphere of passionate comrades and the feeling of camaraderie in the air.

But only this time every single race was present. Black White & Coloured.

And to all the people sitting at home complaining about violent protesters, my analogy would be imagine 5 kids at a school breaking the toilet door and the principal decides to keep the whole school to pay for a few people’s stupidity, so i urge you to join in so you can see what exactly happens and also understand that those few ignorant people part of the group are not in any way a reflection of these kids and what they stand for.

These kids are saying no to a 6% increase on varsity fees and down with corrupt government that does not answer it’s youth and leaders of tomorrow.

I’ve said it then and i’ll say it again #FeesMustFall

I believe in your fight Comrades.Not just for you but for the future of this beautiful country.

Related: Pics from #FeesMustFall at Parliament (Click here)

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