Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Essa Moosa – Always ready to fight the good fight

26/02/2017


We are saddened by the loss of Judge Essa Moosa who had served as Bush Radio trustee and mentor at the formal establishment of the station in the early 1990s. Judge Moosa helped ensure that Bush Radio became the pioneering community radio station it is today and that the voice of all communities are heard.

Even though Judge Moosa was no longer a trustee of the station, he followed developments in the media and the station closely, and was a regular on-air guest to highlight the challenges faced by the Kurds through his work with the Kurdish Human Rights Action Group.

His lessons of dignity, self-pride, searching for knowledge and fighting for the rights of all are values we cherish and strive to maintain and pass on to all the young people who are now part of the station.

The above clip is from the Bush Radio documentary Partial Eclipse. Judge Essa Moosa confronts officials from the apartheid regime Post Office, police and security Special Branch as they raid Bush Radio offices in 1993 to confiscate and charge members of the station for broadcasting illegally.

Judge Essa Moosa passed away in Cape Town on February 26, 2017.

We salute you

A brief biography of Essa Moosa*

Judge Essa Moosa was born on 8 February 1936 in District Six, Cape Town. He qualified as an Attorney-at Law and was admitted to practice by the High Court of the Supreme Court, Cape Town on 1 June 1962. He practised as an Attorney in Cape Town until December 1997 and in 1998 was appointed as a judge of the High Court of the Supreme Court in Cape Town, officially retiring on 8 February 2011. He has six siblings, is married and continues to live in Cape Town.

Specialising in human rights issues for almost 40 years, he challenged, in court violations of basic human rights such as detention without trial, freedom of expression, freedom of movement, security and emergency legislations and regulations. During this time he acted for a number of prominent non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, leading political and community activists. In 2012 the University of the Western Cape conferred an Honorary Doctorate in law on him in recognition of his contribution in the field of human rights.

He was a founding and executive member of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and chaired its Human Rights Committee. He was a member of the Constitutional Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), which gave logistical support to the ANC negotiation team for the establishment of a democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa. He also served as the Provincial Election Agent for the ANC in the region of the Western Cape for the first democratic elections in April 1994.

In addition he serves in a voluntary position as trustee of the University of the Western Cape, a position he has held for more than 20 years. He has also served as the Chairperson of the Council of the Peninsula Technicon and later as a member of the Council until the merger of the institute with the Cape Technicon. He was a founding member and trustee of the community based media initiatives including; Bush Radio, Grassroots Publications, Saamstaan Newspaper (Southern Cape) and South Newspaper.

*Source: International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative

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Radio is YOU! #WorldRadioDay

13/02/2017

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Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate. Where social media and audience fragmentation can put us in media bubbles of like-minded people, radio is uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for change. By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, radio provides the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face.

1-wrd2017_logo_en_blackblueRadio informs us and transforms us, through entertainment, information and audience participation. Having a radio means you are never alone – you always have a friend in radio.

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infographic, text and worldradio day logo courtesy of UNESCO

The Salon on Bush Radio wins media award

13/02/2017
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Roche Kester (left) with Enigma Von-Hamburg and Eugene Mathews (right)

On February 4th Bush Radio presenters Eugene Mathews and Roché Kester received the Media award at the 5th annual Evh Pink Award for their weekly LGBTQIA radio show called The Salon.

The 5th annual Evh Awards, which was held at the Black Pearl in Lansdowne, is the brain child of former Miss Gay Western Cape, Enigma von Hamburg. The awards look to show appreciation, celebration and recognition within the LGBTI community and supporters who dedicate their time, expertise and resources in the advancement of LGBTI rights and the wider LGBTI community.

The Salon, was nominated in the media category. After a public voting process and consideration from an adjudication panel, The Salon nabbed the Media award.

The Salon is currently the only LGBTI radio show to be found on terrestrial radio and focuses on empowering, educating and bring awareness to and about the LGBTI community in Cape Town. National and global issues which effect the LGBTI community are also discussed and highlighted on the show. The content ranges from serious issues such as health and legislation to pageants and social events applicable to the LGBTI community.

Tune into Bush Radio every Wednesday night between 8-10 PM to get your views, your gayle and your life.

#dearmrpresident – the state of the nation

03/02/2017

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The State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to take place Thursday, 10 February 2017 at 7pm.

In preparation, Bush Radio trainees have been collecting the opinions and questions from people all over Cape Town. All the participants were asked;  If you had the opportunity to ask the president to address something that affects you, what would it be?

We are inviting you to share your views with us on a special “Expectations” edition of Backchat on Bush Radio 89,5FM with Bassie Montewa on Wednesday, 9 February 2017 from 2pm to 4pm.

Send your comments and input for the programme:

sms – 32158 keyword dearmrpresident

whatsapp – 0832973910 (including voice notes)

twitter – @Bushradio #dearmrpresident

Facebook: Bush Radio 89.5FM

A message for all about 2017

31/12/2016

A message to all our listeners and supporters as we come to the end of 2016. Thank you from all of us.

Make the children smile

13/12/2016

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Today (13 December 2016) the Beulah Welfare a non-profit organisation based in Mitchells Plain had a Christmas celebration for underprivileged children in the Rocklands area.

Bush Radio and Global Max Media partnered with the organisation to make the day a success.

There were over 300 kids, some were accompanied by their parents to join in the day’s activities which included face paintings, food and local entertainment and games.

The oldest dance in Africa, Xho-pera and the klopse

12/12/2016

One of Bush Radio’s oldest programmes is called Backchat and it sees almost 20 guests (activists, NGOs, social movements etc) come through and onto the airwaves per week. But we have a saying at Bush (one of many), “that a little bit of sugar makes the medicine go down”, so from time to time the Backchat team which consists of Bassie, Siviwe and Natasha bring in some interesting musicians and artists to lighten up the studio.

So whether it is learning the oldest dance in South Africa or experiencing a new musical form like Xho-pera, we thought we should share a small sample of these acts here:




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Welcome to the Sell Your Soul show

23/11/2016


It has been a tough year for all of us and with the festive season upon us it is only getting tougher. We at Bush Radio are encouraging all our listeners to watch their spending by supporting International Buy Nothing Day 2016.

Don’t fall for excessive consumerism. Think before spending.

Pop music is aspirin and the Blues are vitamins

16/10/2016

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Tune into Bush Radio via 89.5FM or online this Sunday (16 October 2016) at 8pm as we celebrate 20 years of Blues in the Bush with Dr Ian Bell.

With its roots firmly in African soil, yet germinating in a far continent in conditions of slavery and extreme hardship, the Blues has flowered and grown over generations to be the single greatest influence in modern popular music. Dr Bell (yes a real medical professional) has an extensive collection of rare blues albums and plays the music, as well as providing detailed information about the evolution of blues, the social and cultural contexts of the music, and information about individual tracks.

Since October 1996, a tasty two hours of the best of The Blues, along with something of its history, origin, development, sociology and biography, is prescribed every Sunday evening  as immunisation against the rest of the week!

Thank you for the continued support

15/09/2016

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We would like to thank everyone who donated during our birthday month and for those have not, please note that you can still donate to help the station.

As a not for profit corporation and an independent community radio station Bush Radio relies on sponsorship, trade exchanges, selling airtime and donations to keep its doors open to promote media freedom and training.

We encourage you to make a donation no matter how large, and for entrepreneurs and established businesses to contact us to see how we can work together.

Our banking details:

Bank: Standard Bank
Name of account: Bush Radio Training Account
Account number: 07 119 4185
Branch name: Mowbray
Branch code: 051001
Address: 37 – 39 Main Road, Mowbray, Cape Town, 7700
Swift code (for foreign donations): SBZAZAJJ

If you would like a receipt for your donation, email the proof of payment to donate@bushradio.co.za

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 021 448 5450.