Posts Tagged ‘young people’

RIP Nosi (6 August 1991 – 9 September 2018)

10/09/2018

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We at Bush Radio are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Nosiphiwo Nabatala yesterday (9 September 2018).

Nosi was a member of Bush Radio’s Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) from the age of 14 years old.

A dynamic and vibrant young women with a passion for working with young people, she continued to be involved in the project fulfilling the role of facilitator and organiser within Bush Radio for both CREW and the Media Kidocracy Konfrence. She was last working as a branch co-ordinator at Ikamva Youth SA.

We would like to extend our condolences to Nosiphiwo’s family, friends, colleagues and members of CREW.

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School holidays – a good time to learn

09/07/2013

july 2013 training pic

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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All set for Children’s Radio Education Workshop 2013

05/04/2013
Some of the members of the 2013 CREW radio programmes

Some of the members of the 2013 CREW radio programmes

Tomorrow, Saturday the 6th April 2013 sees the relaunch of the on-air part of Bush Radio’s Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) project which has been running since 1996.

For the past week at the Bush Radio studios a group of young people drawn from various parts of Cape Town have been receiving introductory radio training and workshopping various topics for the programmes.

The CREW on-air programmes (Tots, Kids and Teens) are produced and hosted by the young people themselves – they are responsible for generating the content. It will be broadcast on 89.5FM as well as online.

Please show your support by calling into the studio on 021 448 6266 or sending an sms to 32158 or via Mxit (go to Tradepost > Entertainment > Radio > Bush Radio.)

The tots start at 9am, kids at 10am and the teens at 11am.

The CREW 2013 project is made possible with the support of FES Media.

For more background on CREW and it’s aims see: Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education

Opportunity for young people to take control of the airwaves

18/03/2013

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Bush Radio is recruiting children and youth aged 6 – 18 years to be trained as volunteer presenters and producers in their children’s radio project; Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) which has been running since 1996.

The programme is divided into three age groups and is on air every Saturday from 10:00 – 13:00.

We are using the following as criteria to select the young people:

– Age (must be between 6 – 18 years old)
– Gender (balance between male and female)
– Language capabilities (English, Afrikaans and Xhosa speakers)
– Geographical area they live in (Greater Cape Town + Cape Flats)
– The willingness and ability to participate weekly

For more information call Sinethemba at Bush Radio’s reception on 021 448 5450.

Closing date: Monday 25 March 2013 at 16:00, and only 30 children will be selected.

Application forms can be downloaded here (Adobe Reader required)

or call 021 448 5450 to have it faxed/e-mailed to you.

Background information: Bush Radio’s CREW project: growing with media education (A paper prepared for UNESCO on media education)

Action! Filming in progress

04/02/2013

through your eyes

French journalist Sophie Massieu, her guide dog; Pongo and director, Olivia Buffi and crew were at Bush Radio to film a segment for a new documentary series called “Through your eyes”. Sophie is undertaking a journey with people from all around the world and trying to capture their feelings and heritage.

Also last week Paul Smyth of Public Acheivement posted a short film on his visit to Bush Radio on YouTube. Read the story of his visit.

Making changes from South to North and back again

09/01/2013
Some of the Bush Radio team with Paul and Stephen

Some of the Bush Radio team with Paul and Stephen

Bush Radio is honoured this week to be visited by Chief Executive of Public Achievement, Paul Smyth and Where is My Public Servant (WIMPS) coach, Stephen Johnston.

They are in South Africa for two reasons; to strengthen the relationship with Bush Radio and to attend a research project discussion in Cape Town.

Paul Smyth said that when he visited Bush Radio 12 years ago it challenged and changed the way he views youth work and and was one of the seeds that led to the creation of WIMPS 4 years later.

click here – LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW WITH PAUL AND STEPHEN ON THE MORNING CRUISE – click here

Paul explained that the research project that they are involved in will look at different organisations around the world and how they work with young people in ways that encourage young people to change political systems.

Seven organisations are part of the research in SA and they are drawn from Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States.

WIMPS is an organisation that tries to make politics more accessible to young people, it’s about trying to make young people use their voices and make politicians accountable for their actions.

Stephen added that the work done by Bush Radio is fantastic and that it is essential to stretch this kind of work to Northern Ireland.

From the archive: Reel-to-reel editing 1998

08/11/2012

1998: 14 year-old Michael Tshoko, a Bush Radio CREW (Children’s Radio Education Workshop) member editing a piece of audio on reel-to-reel.

Watch the video clip below to see how we used to edit:

More posts related to CREW – CLICK HERE

Saluting the women who build the nation

11/08/2011

Busisiwe Mtabane, presenter of Sakhisizwe interviewing Mildred Mme Lesiae

On Tuesday the 9th August 2011, Bush Radio 89.5FM celebrated National Women’s day at Mildred ‘Mme’ Lesiae’s house in Gugulethu. Mme is one of the leading women who organised a women’s march on the 9th August 1956 from Cape Town to Pretoria.

The four-hour emotional event was attended by more than 25 women of different ages, and two of our shows Sakhisizwe by Busisiwe Mtabane and Backchat by Lelethu Mquqo were broadcast from Mme’s house.

The young women interviewed by Lelethu Mquqo were, from left to right, Zimasa Ndzule, Siphokazi Xameni, Nothando Zama Zantsi, Philiswa Saliwa, Siyasanga Ndlwana and Busisiwe Rhafu.

According to Bush Radio’s Managing Director Brenda Leonard, the purpose of the event was to give all veterans the opportunity to tell their stories and for young people to learn from it.

The wise and old women took us back to the struggles and challenges they faced under the apartheid regime, telling us stories of the bad treatment they received in various places of work.

Lelethu Mquqo for Backchat, interviewing Grace de Klerk

Lelethu Mquqo, presenter of Backchat, said: “The event was uplifting and very inspirational; I was overwhelmed by the wisdom of the older women. The younger women I interviewed however gave me hope that not all is lost and there are some young people who are continuing with the struggle.”

‘It was very interesting and inspiring to talk to these women and we need more of these events,” said Busisiwe Mtabane, presenter of the Sakhisizwe show.

The veterans were joined by three young women who shared their experiences in the new democratic South Africa. Zimasa Ndzule; Public Relations student at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, said: “The event was very touching and it made me realise how I should appreciate and acknowledge my mother who made me the woman I am today.”

Tammy Fisher, Bush Radio production assistant, with ANC Women's League veterans; Florrie De Villiers and Dorothy Gopie.

The Bush Radio 89.5FM Women’s Day event touched the lives of all those who tuned into the show. The saying “you strike a woman, you strike a rock”, was indeed a true reflection of the spirit of togetherness amongst women.

Mme, a very wise woman, who invested a great amount of time into the fight for women liberation said: “Alone you can’t do it, we were six people and started an organisation, it spread and many women joined in because we were able to mobilise and it became a home to many people.”

Keeping the youth moving

22/07/2010

A youth participant calling his mother- image courtesy of YMM

During the June school holidays, Bush Radio was hard at work with a group of young people in Mitchells Plain from the Youth Media Movement (YMM).

Our former trainee news editor, Nadia Samie who just returned from the University of Southern Illinois in the United States where she completed her Masters in Professional Media and Media Management, conducted three intensive week long training sessions based at Glendale High School and at our studios in Salt River.

The YMM asked Bush Radio to provide media and radio training for the young people due to our experience of training young people in media skills through our Children’s Radio Education Workshop (CREW) project.

We feel that it is essential for all young people to be exposed to this kind of training as media surrounds everyone, shaping their views on issues and their understanding of world events, from TV to radio, and newspapers to using Facebook and Twitter.

This type of training is essential to show young people how to produce media, and it also equips them with the skills to understand and interpret the media messages bombarding them every day.

For most of the young people, this was their first interaction with media production and judging from their enthusiasm, it won’t be their last.

Besides discussing the power and influence of the media, part of the course also entailed making public service announcements (PSAs).

When the participants heard that the Programme Integrator gave approval for their PSAs to be played on air, students excitedly called their parents saying, “ek gaan op die radio wees, sit dit op 89.5fm”.

MKK 2009 presents a bright future

22/12/2009

Putting MKK 2009 together was not without its challenges, like others we too have suffered due to the economic meltdown.

 We are proud to say that the 10th Media Kidocracy Konference (MKK 2009) which ran from the 14th to the 18th December 2009 was a resounding success.

On the final day the young delegates (12 – 18 years old) presented their productions in a four hour closing ceremony which included video, online, graffiti and radio presentations.

 The closing ceremony also included performances by young Capetonian talent such as Shaz & B, Apple and Cinnamon and Grand Alliance.

The photographers have captured the contrast between the beauty of our natural landscape and the filth that soils it.

The television group challenged us to re-examine our so-called natural ways of being as men and women with respect to violence within the home.

The graffiti group showed through their piece that although we may differ linguistically and/or culturally, we can live in harmony.

The online and radio groups have spread the word that violence is not and never will be an option, be it violence inflicted by others through forced child labour or self-inflicted violence in the form of substance abuse.

WATCH THE ONLINE GROUP’S POWERPOINT PRESENTATION (CLICK HERE)

LISTEN TO THE RADIO GROUP’S FEATURE (CLICK HERE)

Together these products send a resounding message that states that their vision for tomorrow is one in which they wish not to live in fear and is filled with hope.

We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their assistance through advice and contributions in making this conference a success:

St Agnes Primary School and in particular the principal Mr. Alfonso Louw and caretaker Mr. Marsh.

Mr. Darion Pillay from Woolworths Financial Services

Mr Neil John Smith from John Smith Photography and Design

Mr. Brad Hale from Wild Organic Foods

Superfoto Canal Walk

Shoprite Woodstock

Ms. Lache Woldson from MTN

Trevor Muller from The Indibano Group

Loaded Smoothies

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We would also like to thank:

Elroy Williams for logistical support

Brenda Leonard and Belinda Sepkit from Bush Radio’s admin department who made the lunches

All the production facilitators and content facilitators.

The guest speakers who joined us on the first day of the conference, especially Ms Jennifer Hartnick from the Provincial Parliament whose kind and gentle words set a good tone for the conference.

We would also like to thank our delegates who joined us from as far a-field as Northern Ireland (Public Achievement) and Canada (Canada World Youth).