Thursday, May 23, 2019

Kiwondo's Sushi Company (Tasty Tuesday)

If you do not know what Tasty Tuesday is all about, it is a segment we have on Bush Radio via our Morning Cruise show, where we showcase local food businesses and what they have to offer by giving them a platform to advertise and market their business wether they are selling food from the back of a car, or their own studio space.

This week for Tasty Tuesday:
Kiwondo's Sushi is a sushi catering agency based in cape town. Their company was created in 2015 by Elie Kiwondo. They provide modern and classic on site sushi catering services and other services related to sushi.

Even though they are a sushi-inspired company, they are soon to dabble in more dishes but still incorporate the seafood side of things. With so many sacrifices they had to endure to get their sushi business off the ground, it has been all worth it for the duo. ''Everyday is a challenge, people want more and they want different from the usual to make them happy,'' are the words of Elie who speaks about how tough the food industry is and how challenging it is to keep customers coming back for more.

With 2019 in its 5th month already, Elie wishes to partner and collaborate with other catering agencies. They also wish to grow their clients so that they would have more of a consistency where income is concerned. Getting rid of all distractions are one of the many keys to success that Aneeb and Elie always follow.
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Thursday, May 02, 2019

Tamryn Pereira (student and chef at The International Hotel School)

All the way from Delft, Tamryn Lynn Pereira, an aspiring chef, joined us in studio to talk about her journey through food and came to whip up a storm for us on our segment called Tasty Tuesdays.

Going into her second year of cooking and being a chef, she draws her inspirations from her mother who is very good in pastries and has been her motivation since a young age. With Tamryn graduating in 2020, more specifically June 2020, she hints at studying further in the culinary arts department. Her specialty is Pasta, Steak and deserts. As stressful as the job is, she says its a satisfying feeling seeing that the food she serves people make them happy and that they are satisfied with their meals.

Being a perfectionist and also very critical about her food and how its made, she hopes to one day run her own restaurant and oversee a kitchen of the best chefs she can find. Tamryn hopes people stay away from fast food as it is unhealthy and that people should seek more healthy and vegetarian servings. With jobs in Dubai and on crew ships on the table, Tamryn is in no rush, as she wants to learn more dishes that could benefit her in the future where jobs and having her own restaurant is concerned.

When Tamryn is not at work, she practices cooking at home for her friends and family. Speaking about work, Tamryn applies her trade at the Onomo-Inn on the the square, in Cape Town.With the interview coming to the end, Tammy thanked her best friends and her parents for being her support system on her journey so far.

If you would like to get hold of Tamryn, contact her on:

facebook: Tammy Lynn Pereira
instagram: Tammy_Pereira

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Chef Timothy Pietersen

On the 23rd of April, chef Timothy joined us in studio to talk to us about his journey through food and cuisine. Chef Timothy who is 30 years old, was born and raised in Cape Town where he discovered his passion for cooking at the age of 11 years old.

Chef Timmy came from humble beginnings, he spent most of his time in his mother's kitchen where she was constantly cooking up new dishes. He started to help with chores around the kitchen and soon developed a love and passion for different techniques of cooking. Upon graduation from culinary school in 2008, Chef Timmy worked a wide variety of restaurants including going overseas to Abu Dhabi.

After coming back to South Africa he then joined Mala Mala Nature Reserve where he then caught his big break and became the new Head Chef. Chef Timmy now resides in Cape Town where he has been working for 3 months at the 5 star restaurant called The Lawns at Roadhouse. He now continues his love and passion for cooking and creating new dishes.

Sea food is his favourite type of food to indulge in, as he grew up in his early teens fishing with his neighbour, who taught him the different fish that are out there and how to cook them.

All in all, Timothy's future in the kitchen looks bright, with the hopes of starting his own business where he uses a food truck and serve Mexican food to the ''on the go'' type of person. So in the near future, if you see a food truck with ''Timo's Foodtruck'' on it, just know it is Cape Town's own Timothy Pietersen who will be spear-heading some tacos your way.

If you would like to get in contact with Timothy, you can do so via:

IG: chef_timo_1

FACEBOOK: Timothy Pietersen

Amelia Thys aka Miss Lia (singer songwriter)

On the 11th of April, we were joined in studio by singer songwriter rapper and all around soulful lyricist, Amelia Thys, who goes by the stage name Miss Lia. Born and bred in Steenberg, Capetown, Miss Lia has been working with Clint C as the producer of her music and has recently released a 3 track EP.

Her hit single "love yourself"she explained, is a song for the ladies by the ladies. Even though Amelia does not consider herself a rapper, but she definitely gets down and dirty with freestyles and rapping from time to time, showing her versatility in music.

Clint C, her producer, strives to make ever-lasting music and also show his versatility in making different kinds of music and not just boxing himself in to one genre. Both of the musicians thank each and everyone of their supporters and those who mentored them in the art of music.

Amelia wishes to leave a lasting impression on people in the sense of striving for your goals in life and to become an inspiration to people who are not motivated enough. "Collaboration is key" says Miss Lia, who wishes that in future, more local artists should come together and network, as well as making music together.

If you would to follow Amelia on social media, you can do so via:

 IG: Miss Lia Music
FB: Amelia Thys

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Melissa de Vries aka Melrock Lizzo

On the 22nd of March 2019, we were joined in studio by Melissa De Vries, also known as, Mel Jo Pel Tv Presenter, Actress and Dancer who hails from Blackheath and has always had a love for the entertainment industry.

As A dancer she entered all local competitions and eventually got an opportunity to rep SA at Hip hop international in Las Vegas where she met Legendary Popping Pete who then offered to train her in Popping. She then won ABC hosted by Heal the hood, consistently placed top 4 at events and won Sisters of dance hosted by Stones which is battles among females in South Africa.
On Presenting part of things she use to be a presenter on a live show called EKSE on Cape town tv then ventured in A Walk with Mel a show she started from scratch. She produces and presents the show and going for season 11.
As an Actress something she studied a while back she is currently playing a teacher on Arendsvlei a telenova on Kyknet & kie. She also featured in Krotoa, Cinderella if the show fits, and Bring it on 6. She believes that "if you believe in yourself and your gift you got from above and keep working things will fall into place for you".

Facebook Mel Jo Pel Instagram and Twitter @melrocklizzo

Friday, March 08, 2019

Chelsea Goliath, poet from Mitchells Plain

On the 6th of March, we were joined in studio by Chelsea Goliath, a fast rising and viral entity where her poetry is concerned. Her spoken word or poetry as it is more well known as, took off when she posted her very first video on social media of her performing her spoken word called "Mitchells Plain".

The video went viral on Facebook as her inspirational words and and authentic passion came through as she spoke about the trials, tribulations and great things that come out of Mitchells Plain.

With Chelsea being a full-time student at UWC, her time management has to be on point if she wants to get around to her poetry as well. Luckily, she handles her time very well and even in her busy days, makes time to set up events for her spoken word and also posting to social media.

Since she was a child, Chelsea always had a love for words and the meaning behind it. As she grew up, she found poetry as her new home and after following a poetry group from America, she knew this is what she wanted to do. Chelsea seems to find inspiration almost everywhere. Her favourite place to source for her next big hit is using public transport. She says that just listening to people talking about various topics that get swept under the rug is a boost for her and her spoken word.

"I want to paint a picture with words. I don't want people to just hear what I am saying, but also to feel what I am saying...", were the words of Chelsea expressing how she wants to convey her spoken word. All she wants is to inspire one person, and let the Boomerang effect" take place and allow a chain reaction of letting each and everyone teach and educate others and spread the words she express.

The 21 year old Chelsea Goliath, wishes that more Cape Town based people embrace who they are, their cultures to be practised fully and not half full and also to be true to who you are and prosper.

To get in touch with Chelsea, you can do so via:

Chelsea Goliath (FACEBOOK)

Chelsea_Firelilly (INSTAGRAM)

To watch one -f her performances here on Bush Radio via youtube:


Thursday, March 07, 2019

Glody Nkanga Global Peace Ambassador for South Africa in Cape Town

Glody Nkanga originally from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Lubumbashi in the south eastern part of Democratic Republic, arrived in south Africa when he was 5yrs old. Glody is an Ambassador for the Global Peace Chain, promoting peace in South Africa and all over the world. “Where ever peace is needed we are there to entitle and make sure that we are promoting it” – Said Glody.
Glody Nkanga  & Khusi Veto

In Cape Town he is currently the only Global Peace Ambassador so far, Glody will be in the Global Peace Ambassador (GPA) summit taking place in April 2019 it’s an international summit that will be hosted in Johannesburg. Glody’s dream was inspired by his church where they don’t see colour it’s a unity church ever since he was a kid his pastor made him Realise that one day he will be President and glody took that to heart that’s when he got passionate on helping people.
Glody’s main focus on global peace is crime against woman and children because “our foundation as humans it’s based on woman and children as a youth we must start where the root is beginning to grow as Nelson Mandela said “the children are the future of the country” said glody. if you start impacting the youth at a young age with goals and successful path you steer youth in a right direction. Throughout his life he has looked up to world great leaders. The next project after the Global Peace Ambassador will be community based project glody said “If you believe in change you must start in your Community as soon as you start in one house hold you can move to the next one and soon you will see the whole community is transformed. Glody is turning 22yrs on the 16 March 2019 on this day he will be hosting his an event that he will be on turning 22yrs. Glody studied IT at Dameline College now he is waiting for his Global Citizen. On the side he is also a musician and an entrepreneur on his birthday the event will be fashion show and showcasing his music he produced. The money that will be made from his event will go to a charity organisation.
Anyone can be a Global Peace Ambassador from 18yrs and above.
Glody contact details: Glody Nkanga  
Instagram: King Glody
Twitter: Glody Nkanga  

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Cha Cha Dance Company

On the 26th of February, we were joined in studio with the flamboyant and down to earth Sasha who owns the Cha Cha Dance Company. Hailing from Grassy Park, Sasha started her dance school approximately 2 years ago. By using dance competitions and workshops, she generated enough capital to start the dance school.

Dancing since the age of 5, Sasha's life has revolved around being on the dance floor competing and she says that dancing is all she knows. As soon as she became a senior dancer, she started teaching others on her own when the instructors weren't present. Trained in Hip Hop, Contemporary, etc, Sasha wishes to teach more than those two dance forms in future. Being a UCT graduate in Dance, she has 3 other teachers and 20 students at her studio.

Sasha takes children from the age of four, and would push to get a 3 year old only if they are able to concentrate for a full class. They had it tough teaching the children about rhythm and remember steps. Sasha works a 9 to 5 but still has time to give back to the community by teaching the children.

A studio with a space for parents to sit and enjoy watching their children perform and practice their routines is what Sasha ideally would like in the near future. The Cha Cha dance company will be hosting their mid-year show, in collaboration with 2 other dance schools. Anyone who would like to get in  contact with Cha Cha Dance Company can do so via Facebook: Cha Cha Dance Company. They are also on Instagram: Cha Cha Connect. Lastly, you can also reach them on their email address, which is

Sasha hopes to get more disciplined students in at her studio to teach as it makes her job much easier. She also hopes to make Cape Town aware of how important dance is and for people to take it serious.