Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education draws its name ‘Tshisimani’ from a word in the TshiVenda language meaning fountain, spring or ‘at the water source’. This captures the driving inspiration for the Centre, which is to nourish, replenish and sustain the power and capacity of activist movements, organisations and networks engaged in grassroots struggle to build a just society in South Africa and internationally.

Dinga Sikhwebu is one of the co directors of the centre  The Tshisimani Centre hosts regular public seminars, lecture series, and documentary screenings on questions of politics, current affairs, history and theory that are of critical concern to activists. They also offer activist’s course. 

Youth Redemption



Youth Redemption is a youth company/movement dedicated at changing the mindset of young people all over South Africa (Youth Between the ages of 16 - 24) in order for them to make positive life choices concerning their future.


Youth Redemption is also set on assisting the less fortunate and those in need by having regular community projects. Namely the Kick Game Grind (collecting donated and new shoes to hand out to the less fortunate/those in need) as well as our Fresher Than You Project (collecting toiletries and handing them out to the less fortunate or those in need).

The Organization Started in 2014 but it was Registered in 2016 December they have been collecting Sneakers to help the under privileged youth last year they collected 2500 shoes to give to those in need the sneakers are donated through different platforms through kick and grind initiative Charlton & Dylan are the Founders of Youth Redemption their families are so supportive with their dream of helping those in need.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Now in studio: KATZ and Double Danger

Today we had KATZ and Double Danger in studio, two local rap artists and organizers from Black and White Empire. They came to advertise their event tonight, "Litty Again" at All Nations Lounge on Long Street. They say the lineup is packed, with artists representing genres like hip hop, trap, rap, RnB, and more.

They are excited to present this event to the youth of Cape Town. For more info on the event, you can see the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/413226582375596/ Or you can find Black and White on Facebook:
F: Black and White Empire

Today's guest: Bugile Matiwane talking about Moses Mabhida

Today, we had Bugile Matiwane, the Provincial Chairperson of the South African Students' Congress [SASCO] in to talk about some of our history's heroes.  Today, Mr. Matiwane talked about Moses Mabhida, one of the many unsung heroes who fought for our freedom today. Mabhida was an outstanding leader of humble origins who became a dominant figure in the trade union movement, the African National Congress (ANC), South African Congress of Trade Uninons (SACTU), uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) Commissar and the Communist Party. He was important because he was a leader and symbol for many. He embraced a progressive position on race, and found balance in alliance. He beleived race was a conduit to divide the classes and wanted to be part of a non-racial organization. To him, struggle comes from a place of love, love for the people, love for the land, etc. And that was what made Mabhida such a hero, yet such an unsung one at that.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Unlimited--The Movement

Today we had the organizers from Unlimited--The Movement in the studio to talk about their movement. The goal of their movement is to empower everyday people through the transformative power of photography. As part of their art project, they will take your picture for you after having a conversation with you about what you want from the portrait.

Although the organization does not have an official headquarters, members of the project connect over social media and meet in new places each time. Although in the past, Unlimited: The Movement has concentrated on empowering women, their new initiative strives to empower and educate men, who constantly suffer from gang violence, hyper masculinity, and substance abuse stemming from unhealthy masculine expectations. "Men bleed, men cry, men are human too," said our guests, describing this new initiative. They also report positive feedback for the program, seeing that people need the change and the unique chance to share their storytelling through photos. To join the conversation or to learn more about their upcoming launch, you can contact them at:

unlimitedthemovement@gmail.com
F: Unlimited Creations
0625144301
Renelda

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Khotso Matsimela Mogotlane - Deep House Producer

In Studio we Invited a music Producer Khotso Matsimela Mogomatlane from Johannesburg he Stay's and work in Cape Town. Khotso didn't study for Music he self taught himself using a Music Software and managed to Produce Quality Music just using his Laptop. He saw someone making music then he got interested right on the spot, Most underground music producers in cape town make music from their bed room using Computers with limited resources. Khotso doesn't like to Categorise his music he prefer to be called a music Producer. In Studio he gave us a taste on how he does a Beat here is a Video.


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Khotso grew up listening to house music from the likes of  Dj Gregory, Dj's at work, Dj christos, Vinny Da Vinci, Oskido when they started. But the most influencial Album was Mid Tempo by Glen Lewis.

Facebook: Khotso Matsimela Mogomatlane
Twitter: @kallotis
Whatsapp: 074 780 7926 or 084 760 6078


Friday, March 31, 2017

The Delft Community Peace March is on Saturday

Today, Mrs. Naseema Ismail came to the studio to talk about a very important issue in her community. In her community of Delft, gun violence, gang violence, and drug violence are a major problem, and Mrs. Ismail is impassioned and adamant about ending violence her community. To her, the safety of Delft's children and the next generation is imperative. In order to raise awareness of these issues, Mrs. Ismail has organized a gathering of sorts. This 'peace march' will take place on Saturday, going from the Stellenbosch Arterial Road to the Delft Police Station. Starting at 9:45,  a human chain will form along the Delft main road, leading to the march's starting point. Organizers of the event are asking participants to wear white t-shirts. Mrs. Ismail hopes that this march will bring awareness and meaningful change to her beloved community.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jenna Croaster on air!


Yesterday, we had Jenna Croaster and her mom, Chantel, on air. Jenna is a young 13-year-old dancer from Lotus River. Jenna, who is in Grade 7 right now, has been dancing since she was five, reports Jenna's mom, Chantel. Since she began dancing hip hop way back when, she has worked hard to train for competitions and performances and has been slowly climbing the dance ladder.

Jenna wants to study law at UCT when she gets older, and her favorite dancer is Rudy Smith, one of her judges for this competition. This fall, she is trying to go to Croatia to represent South Africa in an international dance competition! Currently, her mom is raising funds for the trip there and the entrance fee, and is looking for help. To find out more, contact:
0734556986
or email chantel@cticc.co.za

Lit Life in Studio!


Lit Life is an event promotion company run by five friends that helps bring accessible options for youth to party and for DJs to perform. Today, we had them in to the studio to talk about what they do. Their aim is to make every party a lit one. "Nothing basic", as they said in studio! They wanted to create an affordable partying and music sharing platform for youth, after they were kicked out of a club on Long Street. They work to cover promotion, representation, hosting, and organizing for these events and their hosts and DJs.

Their company started last year, working through struggles like lack of support and the struggle to separate personal life from work life in order to become a team. One of the main difficulties they have in the industry is facing the competition and 'entitlement issues' in the business. They say that the people in the party industry can get very territorial or possessive over their turf, and that can often be a challenge. This week, on Thursday, they have an event coming up.
To learn more, you can contact them on social media:

Facebook:
@shalatheunicorn
@Neliswa Ngada

Twitter:
@LitLifeZA
@Iam_neliswa
@shalatheunicorn
@kaygeetk

Instagram:
@kaygeetk
@shalatheunicorn
@Iam_neliswa




Friday, March 24, 2017

Today on Morning Cruise: Ayanta Tonise

Today in studio, we had Ayanta Tonise in the studio to talk about his innovative self-made genre-fusing music that he calls Hip Hop Reggae. Ayanta is from the Eastern Cape. He used to make hip hop music, until he realized how similar all the popular hip hop songs were. To remedy this, he created his own fusion genre, Hip Hop Reggae, which uses an innovative blend of the instrumentals and stylings of hip hop with the beats of reggae, ending up with a clean, nice product. He talked about his experience with being a self-made musician here in South Africa. If you want to learn more about his music, you can contact him on:

Instagram: Dollar_sa
Facebook : Ayanda Dollar Tonise
Twitter: @RealDollar_sa