Friday, December 18, 2009

ART-C FRIDAY saw the likes of a great Capetonian jazz musician Mr Mervyn Africa, he's back home promoting his new album. Find out more:

By Denisia Adams
Paroxysm \PAIR-uhk-siz-uhm\
1. (Medicine) A sudden attack, intensification, or recurrence of a disease.
2. Any sudden and violent emotion or action; an outburst; a fit.

Steven Spielberg, a three-time Academy Award winning director, remains one of the most commercially successful filmmakers in the history of US cinema. Spielberg began his career directing for television, but his major success came when he began directing movies. His 1975 film, Jaws, set a domestic box office record and made him a household name. Spielberg later surpassed this record with the films E.T. and Jurassic Park.

How to Improve a Hated Job
Let's face it. The reasons we hate jobs are they don't pay enough, the people drive you crazy, it's boring, you aren't being promoted, and a whole laundry list of other reasons. We usually know why we hate the job, but how do we overcome it? Here are a few ways to improve a hated job.
1. Step 1
Determine why you hate your job. Is it the co-worker who sits next to you or is it your boss who won't give you a raise? Know why you hate your job.
2. Step 2
Talk with the decision maker about how to improve your job. Some companies have large human resource departments whose job it is to fit the right candidate with the right job. Maybe you are in the wrong area and need to ask for a transfer. HR can be your best friend. They can keep an eye open for new opportunities and if you know that there is light at the end of the tunnel it can help you get through the day.
3. Step 3
Take it one day at a time. Don't think that this terrible job might be all there is for you in life. Try to stay upbeat and focus on getting through the day and the week.
4. Step 4
Bring food to work. People are usually more pleasant to work with if their bellies are full. Bake some brownies or bring bagels and cream cheese in.
5. Step 5
Talk with the decision makers about adding a bonus program. Reward systems improve the workplace. Start an employee of the week program or ask HR to award gift cards for outstanding work.
6. Step 6
Find out if there are any educational assistance or job training opportunities you can take advantage of. This could get you out of the same day to day rut and workplace politics.
7. Step 7
Keep your head up. Keep working hard and don't cut corners. Keep your integrity and you will be rewarded.

Mirza Parker and the great Mervyn Africa. They joined us to discuss and intice listeners to support Mervyn’s album launch taking place on 27th December 2009 at Cape Town’s number one Jazz club, Swingers in Lansdowne Road. Mervyn Africa a brother who has performed for Madiba ,The President of South Africa and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a soloist , An Internationally respected artist who is in backing bands to and with the best all around the world is back home to perform after 27 years in exile, Mervyn Africa also has available Felicia Marion (ex Joy )as a guest performer in his band. To find out more contact Mirza on Tel 021 637 1684 or Cell 071 384 1237

Christy Borgeld
Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the   
best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Let’s work together to ensure that Bush Radio continues with the implementation of the community upliftment projects (schools aids education, CREW, crèche, soup kitchens, rain covers etc).

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This week Bush Radio 89.5 FM, the mother of community radio in Africa will be running a pledge drive from 13 (Sunday) – 20 December (Sunday) 2009.

We are asking you, our supporters, listeners, former Bush Radio interns, volunteers, trainees or staff member to make a donation.

This donation will allow Bush Radio to continue providing the quality programming as well as allowing us to continue with the implementation of the community upliftment projects (schools aids education, CREW, crèche, soup kitchens, rain covers etc).

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As the year comes to an end the Morning Cruise looks back and remembers all the NGO's who have uplifted ours community in 2009

By Denisia Adams
Doff \DOF\
1.To take off, as an article of clothing.
2.To tip or remove (one's hat).
3.To put aside; to rid oneself of.

Where in South Africa would you find place called, White River?
A – Eastern Cape B – Mpumalanga C – doesn’t exist
Answer: B – Mpumalanga

Leptin, a hormone produced by fat cells that helps regulate appetite, has long been touted as a possible treatment for obesity. Now, researchers believe that it may also reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. A 12-year study of 200 volunteers found that those with the lowest levels of the hormone were more likely to develop the disease than those with the highest levels. Furthermore, research on mice found that those that received doses of leptin were more adept at navigating a maze.

How to Stay Awake at Work in 5 Steps
If can be difficult to stay awake at work—especially if your job is grueling and painfully slow. Since you probably can’t change the amount of time you have to work, or how boring your job may be, you need to find ways to stay awake. While I can’t make your job any more exciting, these steps will help you stay awake at work.
1. Step 1
Avoid sugar and caffeine. Don’t rely on sugar or caffeine to stay awake at work. These are nice stimulants but after a few minutes will wear off and leave you lower than where you started. Instead, eat healthy foods to give you energy and keep you working. Eating healthy foods and avoiding sugar and caffeine will help you stay awake at work.
2. Step 2
Listen to Music. If you avoid sugar and caffeine and still struggle to stay awake at work, ask your boss if you can listen to music at work. Listening to music you like can help you stay awake at work. Loud upbeat music can do a world of good keeping your eyes open in the workplace.
3. Step 3
Don’t let yourself get too comfortable. You’re not going to stay awake at work if you’re reclined in a nice soft warm chair. So sit in an odd position that keeps you awake and alert. Don’t set your arms on the desk and forget about them, keep your body moving. If you can, get up and walk around every few minutes. Stay awake at work by keeping your body active.
4. Step 4
Open a window. One of the best ways to stay awake at work is to open up a window in the office (if you can). Your body has an internal clock that is programmed to get drowsy in dim lighting—inside the office. If you can’t crack open a window, look at your computer screen or another bright light. The bright light will trigger your brain to stay alert and help you stay awake at work.
5. Step 5
Use Sweet scents. If you find it hard to stay awake at work, try sniffing something potent. Bring a small candle or something to work with you and when you begin to fall asleep take a whiff. Mint, pine, coffee, and other strong scents will help you stay awake at work. Plug something into the wall, or bring mint in a bag and give it a whiff when it gets tough to stay awake at work.

showcased a few of the NGO’s the Morning Cruise has interviewed throughout the year.

Storm Jameson
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Today's show discussed protective clothing in the summer time and the hosting of SA's prestigious dancesport competition for 2009


By Denisia Adams
numinous\NOO-min-us; NYOO-\ , adjective;
1.Of or pertaining to a numen; supernatural.
2.Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence.
3.Inspiring awe and reverence; spiritual.

Chapman's Peak Drive was the brain child of Sir Frederic de Waal, the first administrator of the Cape Province. What road, in Cape Town, was named after him?
A – Roeland Street B - De Waal Drive C – Plein Street
Answer: B - De Waal Drive

Underwater footage taken between 1999 and 2008 shows octopuses in the waters off the coast of Indonesia scooping up coconut shells and crawling inside them for protection. The videos show that when an octopus had only one shell half, it would turn it over and hide underneath. However, if it recovered two halves, it would reassemble them to mimic the form of the original, closed coconut and conceal itself between the shell sections. The octopuses were also recorded scooping up the shells and carrying them for later use. Scientists say this is the first evidence of tool use among the marine creatures.

How to Deal with a Coworker that Hates You
So there you are just minding your own business—and then you notice one of your coworkers doesn’t seem to like you very much. It can be difficult to keep professional work relations with a coworker that hates you. Try as you might, it can be difficult to convince a coworker you’re really not that bad. These steps will help you deal with a coworker that hates you.
Step 1
Find out why your coworker is mad at you. If you want to deal with a coworker that hates you, the first step is to find out why they don’t like you. Asking your coworker why they hate you may not be the best approach to take. Try to notice what things your coworker does and doesn’t like. Talk to other coworkers and see if they have any input. While you are dealing with the difficult coworker, don’t contribute to the problem. Try to stay out of their way, and just get your own work done.
Step 2
Be nice to your coworker. While you are trying to find out what your coworker dislikes about you, try to be as polite as possible. To deal with a coworker that hates you, go out of your way to be extra nice. Bring your coworker cookies, or buy them a small gift card somewhere. Find ways to work together, and help your coworker out whenever you can. While you may not be able to stop your coworker from disliking you, you can build professional working relationships by working together.
Step 3
Talk to your coworker. If you can’t get anywhere by working with your coworker and being nice to him/her, try talking to your coworker. To deal with a coworker that hates you, pull them aside and ask for a few minutes to talk. Mention a few things you like about that coworker and ease into the situation. After you have mentioned a few things you admire about your coworker, proceed to talk about those things that are bothering you. Deal with a coworker that hates you by being polite and asking what you can do to change. Ask them those things you might do to build a good work relationship. Listen carefully and try to do those things they tell you.
Step 4
Talk to a manager. If you’re coworker isn’t very agreeable and talking doesn’t get you very far, try talking to a supervisor or a manager. Tell them about how you tried to deal with your coworker and the steps you have taken. If you tell your manager about the actions you have taken, it should show your initiative and add a good amount of credibility to your story. Demonstrate to your manager how the relationship with your coworker is hurting work performance. Your impressive story should urge your manager to take action, once they realize the coworker is hurting your job performance. Ask the manager to deal with the coworker that hates you.

Dorothy De plooy from the Cancer association of South Africa. She joined me to discuss protective clothing for the summer season. Read the article below:
Protective clothing: FAQs
Hats, umbrellas, cotton shirts. Can these really protect you from the sun? Brush up on the facts about protective clothing with these frequently asked questions.
Q: What kinds of clothing best protect my skin from UV rays?
A: Clothing that covers your skin protects against the sun's UV rays. Loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts and long pants made from tightly woven fabric offer the best protection. A wet T-shirt offers you much less UV protection than does a dry one.

If wearing this type of clothing isn't practical, at least try to wear a t-shirt or a beach cover-up. Keep in mind, however, that a typical t-shirt actually has an SPF rating substantially lower than the recommended SPF 15, so double-up on protection by using sunscreen with at least SPF 15 (and UVA and UVB protection) and staying in the shade when you can.
Q: Does protective clothing have to be a certain colour?

A: Wearing clothing made of tightly-woven fabric is best for protecting your skin, regardless of the colour. Darker colours, though, may offer more protection than lighter colours.
Q: It gets so hot here in the summer, there's no way I could be comfortable in long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. So, what else can I do to protect my skin?

A: Protecting yourself from the sun's UV rays doesn't have to be a major chore; it's just a matter of knowing your options and using them. Wearing a dry T-shirt is a good start, but it is not enough if you are going to be outside for more than a few minutes.
If you can't wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, you can boost your protection by seeking shade whenever possible and by always wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
Q: Will a hat help protect my skin? Are there recommended styles for the best protection?

A: Hats can help shield your skin from the sun's UV rays. Choose a hat that provides shade for all of your head and neck. For the most protection, wear a hat with a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck.
If you choose to wear a baseball cap, you should also protect your ears and the back of your neck by wearing clothing that covers those areas, using sunscreen with at least SPF 15, or by staying in the shade.
Q: For the best protection, what material should I look for in a hat?

A: A tightly woven fabric, such as canvas, works best to protect your skin from UV rays. When possible, avoid straw hats with holes that let sunlight through.
Q: Does the colour of my hat matter?

A: The amount of shade offered by a particular hat appears to be its most important prevention characteristic. If a darker hat is an option, though, it may offer even more UV protection.
Q: Are sunglasses an important part of my sun protection plan?

A: Yes. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts. They also protect the tender skin around your eyes from sun exposure.
Q: What type of sunglasses best protects my eyes from UV rays?

A: Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection. Wrap-around sunglasses work best because they block UV rays from sneaking in from the side.
Q: Is there any particular time I should try to stay in the shade?

A: The sun's UV rays are strongest and do the most damage during midday, so it's best to avoid direct exposure between 10:00am and 3:00pm. You can reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer by seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelter before you need relief from the sun.
Q: I work outdoors all summer and can't stay in the shade. What can I do to protect my skin?

A: If you can't avoid the sun, you can protect your skin by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, wraparound sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays, long-sleeved shirt, and long pants. You can also wear a sunscreen and lipscreen with at least SPF 15 and UVA and UVB protection and reapply according to the manufacturer's directions. When you can, take your breaks and your lunch in the shade.
Q: If I stay in the shade, should I still use sunscreen and wear a hat?

A: UV rays can reflect off virtually any surface (including sand, snow and concrete) and can reach you in the shade. Your best bet to protect your skin and lips is to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you're outside - even when you're in the shade.
Lastly I was joined by Lily Ford from the Federation of Dancesport South Africa. FEDANSA is hosting the prestigious SA Dancesport Competition 2009 the only officially recognised structure of Dancesport in SA, the Championships will showcase national dance at its best.

Over 500 couples entered into the juvenile and adult sections of the competition. “Participants are hard at work practising to bring their best to the competition,” says Convenor Lily Ford. Dancers from all walks of life will be judged by an international panel of adjudicators. Winners of “Die Laaste Wals” and Supadance SA will also be participating in this prestigious event.

Tickets are available at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers stores countrywide at R80 for adults and R50 for children between the ages of 5 and 15 years. Pensioners pay R60. Season tickets are available, book early to avoid disappointment.
For more information contact Lily Ford on 0832356791.

Thich Nhat Hanh
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 04, 2009

I joined the Mile High with Cathy Specific and her nationwide tour and Ghetto fab Rattex is collaborating with Swiss Filewile find out more

By Denisia Adams

1. Strengthening; restoring vigor.
1. A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative.

What Cape Town born Hip Hop artist formed his name from a well known rat poison?
Answer: B – Rattex

An Italian man who lost his left forearm in an automobile accident was successfully connected to a robotic hand that was controlled by his mind and which allowed him to feel sensations in the artificial limb. The Italian man had electrodes implanted in the nerves of what remained of his left arm. Over time, he learned to wiggle the robotic fingers independently, make a fist, grab objects, and make other movements. Experts say this experiment is a significant step forward in the development of a viable interface between the human nervous system and prosthetic limbs.

How to Stay Positive when You Know Your Life Sucks
1. As the first law of Buddihsm states: Life is difficult. The fallacious thought is that we can change that. In accepting that life indeed is difficult, we begin to make it less painful...not less difficult. Accept that life is full of difficulty and choose the religion, belief system, or substance to ingest to decrease the pain; that is after all what the rest of us do. Life DOES suck, deal with it.
2. # Stop feeling sorry for yourself. People who go around saying that life sucks are really wanting attention hoping somebody will care enough to actually want to help. Yes, life can be difficult and cruel and unfair, but every time you're feeling sorry for yourself , consider how fortunate you really are and what you DO have. Show me the person who complains about not having name brand sneakers or designer shoes and I'll show you the person with no feet! Every day above ground really is a good day. So stop feeling sorry for yourself, and take one step forward. Then another. Then another. Then another.
3. Ground Yourself. The most common reason why people think their lives suck is that they aren't living their own lives. Look deeply into whether you are acting to please others - to please family, friends, and society. Realize that you need to get to know who you are and what your needs are, and make the choices to follow your own path. To know these things, a path of meditation and inner exploration is invaluable.
4. Look on the inside. What are some qualities you have that you like about yourself? Are you funny? Are you intelligent? Are you sincere? Are you generous? What do you have pride in? Try focusing on the positive things in your life. You may be having a positive influence on others even when you think you're useless.
5. Prove those negative thoughts wrong. When you find yourself in a bad mood, you could think of the negative things such as, "I'm dumb and annoying", "I'm better off dead", "I'm ugly, I wish I looked different", etc. Even though it's not true. Change your mind. Look for your good features, think about the ones that you know love you, look on your greater side. Realize that nobody's life is easy and that there will always be ups and downs, and moments of low self esteem. Don't automatically assume that nobody cares. Every person matters to someone. You're alive for a reason.
6. Appreciate what you see. Look in the mirror. Find some beautiful things about yourself.... Do you have nice skin? nice nails? beautiful eyes? full lips? Find stuff that appeals to you. When you can't change something, change your attitude towards it!
7. It's all how you look at it. Jealous of the people with 'amazing' lives? They chose to be that way! Remember, there are people living in mansions who are miserable and people living on the street who are perfectly happy. It's all on how you look at it.
8. Determine how your life could be better. What can you do to make your life better? What do you desire to do? How do you want to feel? Make a few reachable goals and your own strategies. The first step is usually the hardest - getting help or admitting you need it.
9. Get motivated. What motivates you? What gives you energy to go on everyday? Music? Love? Family? A 1km run? God/Allah? Your attitude? Your pet? Friends? School? Give yourself a boost by focusing on what is important to you personally.
10. Remember that some things can pass with time. There will be a tomorrow. There will be a next week. There will be a next month and perhaps by then, things will have changed for the better.
11. Reminisce. Whenever you feel like the future is 'hopeless', think about happy memories. It will help make you feel better and remind you that in the future, there will be good things, too. Think about all the good things you've experienced, felt, and achieved, and consider how many more could things could be waiting ahead. There will be many great moments in your life - don't let a few obstacles get in the way.
12. Don't stop yourself from feeling the joy. It's okay to step back once in awhile and just enjoy the moment. Even in tough situations - it's important to smile and laugh here and there. Don't restrict yourself from doing things you love because they're "not important" or because you think you'll be criticized for doing them. Let yourself enjoy life even if you're not at the best place you could be. You only live once - make the best of it.
13. Develop a gratitude journal. It's pretty simple. At the end of every day, write down five things that have made you happy or appreciative that day -- not necessarily big things, even small ones count. For example: nice weather, being praised by my boss for getting an urgent errand done, my playful dog, kids and hubby kissing me goodbye before they went to school/work, a hilarious joke a mate shared, etc.
14. If you feel persistently sad, unmotivated, anxious, hopeless or fearful, seek professional help. You may be suffering from a mood disorder or nutritional deficit which could be contributing to your situation. Remember there is always somebody there who wants to help you. You are valuable!
ALSO FEATURED:Brendan van Rhyn who has taken Johannesburg by storm with the Mile High Show Cathy Specific and comedic musical all about van Rhys many experiences as a flight attendant. It’s a definite must see. Van Rhyn is taking with the Mile High Show with Cathy Specific on a nationwide South African is hoping it’ll be embraced by all walks of life. It will be showcasing at the New Space Theatre in long Street Cape Town from Mon – Sat until January. To find out more contact or to book contact 021 4225522.

Lastly we spoke to Cape Towns finest hip hop act RATTEX. He join us to speak about the Swiss club sensation Filewile are set to rock Africa in a tour presented by Pro Helvetia Cape Town, the Swiss Arts Council.The dub-driven Filewile duo, Dustbowl (Andreas Ryser) and Dejot (Daniel Jakob), will perform with guest vocalist Joy Frempong and Mago Flück on bass, and will collaborate with top local artists for a series of concerts in Dar Es Salaam, Johannesburg, Maputo and Cape Town. The Johannesburg shows will feature Pedro Da Silva, lead singer of the award-winning band 340ml, while the Cape Town shows will feature Rattex, the multi-lingual, edgy Cape Flats rapper.

The Cape Town leg of the Filewile African Tour line-up is:
Cape Town: Friday 4 December: The Assembly
Cape Town: Saturday 5 December: Fong Kong Bantu Sound System at All Nations

Doors open at 9pm. For bookings and further information contact: or phone 082 976 7010.
The outdoor jam session will take place on:

Cape Town: Sunday 6 December, 4-6pm at Nyanga Arts Centre, promoted by Ghetto Sound

Lord Byron
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

What is society's attitude towards gays and lesbians in 2009? Has it change or are certain people just refusing to accept. Let us know ...


By Denisia Adams
Hello to all I hope you doing well, if not, it’s completely acceptable after all it is the end of the year and 23 more days to Christmas and for most of you, vacation time. Check out what happened on today’s show and don’t forget to interact with us drop us a comment ;)

1. Fearless; bold; brave; undaunted; courageous; as, an intrepid soldier; intrepid spirit.

What is the originally known as Springfield now known as?
A – Winterfield B – Winterton C – summertime (it’s situated foothills of the Drakensberg)
Answer: B – Winterton

Australian scientists believe kangaroos may hold the key to developing an effective treatment that will prevent skin cancer. Researchers are investigating a DNA repair enzyme found in kangaroos as well as many other organisms that is able to repair DNA damage linked to many skin cancers. They hope that by using this enzyme as a model, they will be able to develop a "dream cream" or other treatment that can repair ultraviolet damage done to human skin by sun exposure.

How to Overcome Serious Regrets
There is no such thing as a life without any regrets. However, regrets can become either burdens that interfere with your present happiness and restrict your future, or motivation to move forward. If you find yourself overcome by regrets, here are some steps that should help you integrate them.
1. Determine what your regret really is. Do you regret something you did or something you didn't do? Something someone else did or did not do? A circumstance beyond your control? It is important to step back from the feelings of regret and identify exactly what the regret is.
2. Ask for forgiveness and make amends. Apologize for any harm you may have caused others, it does not kill to ask for forgiveness so give it a go! Forgive yourself. Forgiving others will make you happier. Be compassionate toward everyone involved including yourself.
3. Accept the circumstances. Avoid blaming others but rather take responsibility for anything that you could have better handled.
4. Deal with toxic relationships. Sometimes other people cause us to do things that leave us with serious regrets. Do you have a toxic relationship that needs to be addressed or severed?
5. Grieve for your regrets. When we feel regret, we re-live guilt, sadness or anger over and over again. Allowing yourself to experience these feelings fully with the intention of moving forward can help you stop revisiting them.
6. Recognize what you have learned or gained. When you find yourself thinking of the regret, turn your thoughts to the things you have learned and the opportunities that are now yours - even if they are not what you would have preferred. There is always a lesson even in pain and sadness. Look for the lesson and focus on it instead of what might have been.
7. Write out a plan or agreement for yourself that identifies how you could avoid having this sort of regret in the future.

Zane Imam and Asanda Fanti. Zane is from an organisation called rainbow UCT ( and Asanda from the Triangle project ( both based in Cape Town. They joined me to discuss society’s sentiments towards gays and lesbians in 2009. I wanted to know whether attitudes have changed, are people well informed or not and especially since there are still hate crimes against lesbians in South Africa. Fortunately both Zane and Asanda noticed that people are more accepting, not 100% but there is a change. For both Zane and Asanda their biggest challenge is getting their family to accept their sexuality they come from strict religious and traditional backgrounds which in most cases renders a problem. However they both want all gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders to love who they are despite the difficulties and not deny their own freedom and right to life.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Anonymous
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Art - C Friday where it's all about entertainment, arts and culture and Munyaradzi says goodbye to the Morning Cruise

By Denisia Adams

To enlarge beyond bounds or the truth.
Eg. The principal has a tendency to hyperbolize when discussing her school's educational achievements.

(Shona word) shangara
(1)relax and be happy
(2)Traditional dance

What MC extraordinaire is known for his hit, “Part-Time Lover”, was born in Zambia but raised in Zimbabwe?
Answer: Zubz – full name Ndabaningi Mabuye

160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of them are spam. ALSO DID YOU KNOW A clementine is the smallest of the mandarin oranges, or Citrus reticulata. The fruit is a slightly flattened sphere, about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. The glossy, deep orange peel is loose on the fruit, making it exceptionally easy to peel. Unlike its cousin the tangerine, the Clementine has no seeds. In fact, a clementine with seeds is evidence that bees have been at work cross-pollinating

How to Make Your Heart and Mind Work Together
1. Avoid confusing the purpose of the heart and mind. The main reason we suffer from this illness of indecision, is that we’ve mistaken the purpose of heart and mind. The heart is like a compass - its purpose is to guide the direction our lives should take. Our heart takes a bird's eye view on our life and says “this is where you’re at and this is the direction you need to go.” Our mind, on the other hand, isn’t made for making purpose-driven decisions. The nature of the mind is that it conceptualizes, organizes and compares information. It does this as best it can and says “here are the facts, here are both sides of the story.” If we compare our mind and heart to a courtroom, our mind would be the defendant and the plaintiff (both stories) and our heart would be justice or the judge (the right direction). The reason we’re so troubled by this conflict of "Head vs. Heart" is that the mind is not only playing the prosecutor and the defense, but has take over the role of the judge as well. The mind should never be the judge. The mind's job is to compare and contrast. To sort things out and say “this is what I’ve got, do what you want with it.” But more often than not, our mind isn’t doing that. Our mind is making our choices.
2. Tame the mind. Before we can get the mind to take a break when we don’t need to be incessantly thinking, we have to make friends with it first. If we try to tell our mind to go away, or that we don’t need it, we’ll just encourage it all the more. Instead of a retreat we’ll get a resurgence. We don’t want that. So if we want to end the conflict of head and heart, we’ve got to figure out a way to marry this disparate pair. Remember at the start, we suggested that the answer to this problem is simple? Well, it is. But it won’t be easy at first, because we’ve been doing it all wrong for so long. What we have to do is only use our mind to go with ourselves. The Latin root for sin means “to go against.” So we have to learn to be without sin. We have to learn to constantly rely on our decisions to be “with ourselves.”
3. Think about each of your decisions. When deciding what phone to get or who to marry or how long to spend at the dinner table, think about each of these things:
o Gain information: What is the implied benefit of the decision? Will it be something you'll ever regret? Although your mind may be telling you that the temporary benefit of a bad decision will be a wise one, in your heart you may still know that it's not the best thing to do. Seek information about it and evaluate in your mind.
o Identify problems: What might go wrong? Will you feel good after making the decision?
o Explore options: Think about what's best for you, and most of the time doing what your heart tells you to do is the best choice.
o Implement a plan and make a choice. Learn from your mistakes and try, try again.
o By listening to your heart, you can train your mind to think like it and eventually get them to work in harmony.
4. Keep practicing to fall into this new habit. Have you ever wondered how to tell whether a decision is right? It seems so difficult, doesn’t it? But it becomes so easy when you think “Is this choice going with me, or against me?” You’ll find that the right choice is immediately evident. If you can learn to practice this every time you make a choice, you’ll start to regain your personal power. You’ll create a marriage of your heart and mind. Maybe then their child (you) won’t have permanent emotional damage from the divorce it’s been suffering from for so long. Make the choice today. Just try it out. Go with yourself.

Lee Bester from ShowBuzz Promotions. Currently they are in search of Michael Jackson impersonators between the ages of 20 – 55 years old in Cape Town South Africa. Successful participants will be required to travel for nine months doing various shows in Barcelona Spain. The last audition takes place tomorrow and to find out more contact 076 981 56 40

Jimme Earl Perry an American Actor/Musician who was telling us about the International World Aids Day Concert that will be held in Cape Town on Tuesday the 1st of December 2009. The concert will feature South African music legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo amongst many other artists from not only South Africa but the world. Some of the artists at the concert are actually people living with HIV/AIDS. The concert will take place at the Artscape Theatre at 7:30pm.

André Dubus
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation."

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

From the Backyard dwellers to the Mitchells Plain school of skill right here on Community Buzz Thursday- Morning Cruise

By Denisia Adams

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2. a. Displaying a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; foolish: an inept remark.
    b. Bungling or clumsy; incompetent: inept handling of the account.
(Shona word) Mambokadzi
means: A Queen

The Table Mountain National Park stretches all the way from?
A - Cape Point to Signal Hill
B – Table Mountain to Lions Heads
C – The National Park doesn’t exist
Answer: A - Cape Point to Signal Hill

The first traffic light system to use red and green lights were patented by William Ghiglieri of San Francisco, California in 1917 (patented no 1,224,632). His design could be operated manually or in automatic. ALSO DID YOU KNOW Rama is a prince in Hindu mythology and is the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana. The character is revered as an exemplary Hindu and is a popular figure in the religion. He is remembered for his dedication to fulfilling his dharma, the spiritual obligation of his life.

How to Stop Feeling Like Your Life Isn't Good Enough
1. In recent times, it seems there are only three measures of success: Money, looks, and fame. If you don't have one or all of them, you just don't measure up. But you're an ordinary person, and it's hard to feel self-worth, self-respect, and self-esteem when you go to an everyday job in an everyday world. Perhaps you need to overcome feelings of regret and sorrow. Well, you can overcome your feelings... How do you find a sense of significance in a world that seems so very Cultivate a grateful heart. Gratitude is the one thing that most people who feel a low sense of self-worth lack. If you can look outside your own world, and see how good you really have it, you will feel much more like your life is a worthwhile thing. If you don't have a terminal illness, have had something to eat today, have a bed to sleep in tonight... materially speaking you have it better than 70% of all the people in the whole world. If you're reading this on your own computer, you're better off than about 90% of everyone.
2. Know when enough is enough. Take the advice of Mary Poppins. She says, "Enough is as good as a feast." Think about that for a moment. You can only eat so much, no matter how good the food is, or how much there is. It doesn't matter if your meal is served in a fancy restaurant at $1000 a plate, or in your own kitchen at $2.79 a plate. When you're full, you're full, and if you try to eat more, you will very likely get sick. When you have enough, it's exactly the same as having sat down to a tremendous feast and eaten your fill. Mary Poppins is right. Well, she is practically perfect in every way, after all.
3. Learn to value deeper virtues. The media seem to be overflowing with images of the young, rich, and beautiful, and unless you fit that mold, you feel less worthy of good things in your life. But those things are so fleeting - youth and beauty fade with years, and in a short while, those celebutantes won't be so pretty (or at least it won't be cheap for them to be so pretty). Fortunes can be lost. But love is eternal. Honor lasts. Truth abides. Beauty comes in all forms: a butterfly is beautiful. So is a waterfall, and the ocean, and the sky on a starry night. Learn to appreciate natural beauty, good character, honesty, your family.
4. Be nice. Believe it or not, this can be the first step to feeling your own power. Feeling a little ... ordinary... can make you feel like it isn't worthwhile to care about the feelings of others. You don't realize just how much power you have. Your lousy mood is contagious. It casts a pall over everyone you encounter, from your family to your friends to your co-workers. Instead of being abrupt and surly, try giving each person a smile. Take a moment to make eye contact. People enjoy talking about themselves or those closest to them. So give them an opportunity to do so. Try to remember names, and ask about their loved ones. You don't know what's happening in their lives - you might be the one and only person to treat them like a human being today. You may not realize how just one kind word, even from a stranger, can refresh someone's spirit. Try it and see. It may be very nice to be important. But it's much more important to be nice. In some circles, this is called 'projecting loving kindness' and it takes practice.
5. Realize that being part of your family is important. You may not have family, in this case you must cherish the relationships with friends. If you have children, a spouse, siblings, parents who depend on you, everything you do for them is a good deed, a mitzvah,[1] as they say. When you help your mom find her milk, which she put in the cupboard instead of the fridge, even if she doesn't remember it 10 minutes later, you're doing something so valuable and important for her. Let your life with your family and friends rejuvenate you with the feeling that you are with people who love you no matter what.
6. Be humble. Of course if you go around bragging about how amazing you are, people are going to try to knock you down. Plus, people who talk themselves up to others are usually covering up an internal feeling of inadequacy. Just look at celebs - no sooner are they hot than the rumors start and the sniping begins. It's called "Schadenfreude"[2] - getting shallow satisfaction from the misfortune of those seemingly more fortunate than you. No matter how much you want to feel important, it won't help you unless you can appreciate it when it happens for the right reasons. By exercising humility, and refraining from all the brag and swagger, you free people to praise you when it's appropriate instead of hogging attention when it isn't.
7. Help others. There is nothing that will make you feel like you are valued, needed, and essential like volunteering to help and serve others who are less fortunate than you. This really goes along with the "humility" thing well - stepping up to help the elderly, coach at an after school children's center, feed the homeless, help build a home for someone (Habitat for Humanity), collect toys for orphanages at Christmas time - these things allow you to be of service to others, and nothing will make you feel better. There are times when you may wish to give the gift of your help in secret, telling no one of your good deeds, and there is great value in this. There are other times when you may want to share what you are doing as a way to encourage others to get involved, too - and the value of this is incalculable, as your gift can grow and grow. You will know when the time is right for either approach.
8. Feel the satisfaction of creating gratitude in another's life and let it stay within your heart. The first time a little child brings you a hand-drawn card and throws her arms around you to thank you for helping her family, it's practically guaranteed you'll feel tears of joy flow from your eyes and a big lump in your throat. And that's when you know your life is not just "good enough" - it's awesome.

Donia Stemmet from the Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills. It’s a school for children with a learning disability. In order for any child to be accepted at the school the child would have failed consecutively in grades one to three as well as be referred to the school by government. The child would have to be 14 years old as well. Kids are taught on different levels of literacy according to the last place they got stuck or time they stopped learning. They’re taught basic calculations in mathematics done in both english and Afrikaans, life orientation which includes natural& social sciene, life skills art and music. In the technical department kids are taught welding, clothing, metal work, hairdressing, motor mechanics, upholstery, life care, music and art. For more details contact the school on +27 21 392 1213

Mable Abrahams from the Bonteheuwel Back-dwellers Association. Mabell talked about the situation of back-dwellers in Cape Town and how they are going around educating other back-dwellers about their Human Rights and making them aware of the unequal treatment they face. We also talked about the newly founded Cape Metropolitan Back-Dwellers Association and she told us about the first meeting they held in Langa at the premises that the City Council had freely gave them after intense negotiations.

The Reverend Jesse Jackson, American civil rights leader
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
Nelson Mandela
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's the start of the 16 days of activism check out what the Morning Cruise got up to in our Gender Hub Wednesday show

By Denisia Adams

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Eg. Friends sometimes find that they are germane, or closely related, to each other.

To sway completely off topic

Why was Rhodes Memorial built?
Answer: Built in remembrance of Cecil John Rhodes who contributed greatly to the formation of the sub continent, lies on the northern flank of Table Mountain, at the base of Devil’s Peak. Built on the site where Rhodes was said to sit and restlessly contemplate his future, the memorial was designed by Sir Francis Macey and Sir Herbert Baker, and built with money raised by the citizens of Cape Town.

A car accident in 1983 left Rom Houben, a Belgian man, in what doctors believed was a vegetative state. In truth, Houben was conscious but paralyzed. Though he tried to shout, he was unable to make a sound. It sounds like a nightmare, but it was this man’s reality for 23 years. Only in 2006, when doctors used state-of-the-art imaging equipment to examine Houben, did they discover that his brain was active. Now able to communicate via a special keyboard, he is writing a book about his experiences.

How to Find Yourself
Finding yourself is an enlightening experience. You become self-sufficient. You can do things for others without any expectations of return. You are no longer a needy child and you become utterly grateful for all those things people have done for you in the past. Finding yourself is a time of developing a philosophy or belief system that can carry you through the rest of your life.
Start with a clean slate. Develop your own moral conduct and practice sticking to it. Remove vice from your life. Smoking, over-eating, and over-drinking will prevent you from functioning at your peak. Remember, you can't drive your life forward if you are always gazing through your rear-view mirror!
Now that you have a clean slate and you realize some people still think you stink: Forget about what everyone else thinks! You cannot please everyone. While you might not want to disappoint the people close to you, they should want you to be happy. As long as you continue to exist to fulfill other people's ideas of who you should be, you'll never know your true talents. "He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away." - Raymond Hull
'Find solitude'. Get away from the expectations, the conversations, the noise, the media, and the pressure. Take some time each day to go for a long walk and think. Plant yourself on a park bench and look. Take a long, thoughtful road trip. Whatever you do, move away from anything that distracts you from contemplating your life and where you want it to go. In solitude, you should feel independent and self-sufficient, not lonely, needy or afraid.
Ask yourself every question in the book, questions that are difficult, that dare to look at the big pictures, such as:
o If I had all the resources in the world - if I didn't need to make money - what would I be doing with my day to day life and why? Perhaps you'd be painting, or writing, or farming, or exploring the Amazon rain forest. Don't hold back.
o What do I want to look back on in my life and say that I never regretted? Would you regret never having traveled abroad? Would you regret never having asked that person out, even if it meant risking rejection? Would you regret not spending enough time with your family when you could? This question can be particularly difficult for some people.
Write down your answers. Beyond your time alone, it's easy for these thoughts to slip to the back of your mind and be forgotten. If you have them written down, then every time you reflect, you can review your notes and take it a step further, instead of answering the same questions all over again.
Act upon your newly discovered knowledge. Do the things that you want to do! Pick up those water-colors. Write a short story. Plan a trip to Mombasa, Mt Kenya, a walk at Nairobi Safari Walk. Have dinner with a family member. Start cracking jokes. Open up. Tell the truth. Whatever it is that you've decided you want to be or do, start being and doing it now.
Be ready for dead ends. Finding yourself is a journey, not a destination. A lot of it is trial and error. That's the price you pay in return for the satisfaction you receive: More often than not, you hit a bump in the road, and sometimes you fall flat on your face. Be prepared to understand and accept that this is a part of the process, and commit to getting right back up and starting over. It's not going to be easy - it never has been for anybody - but if you learn to see that as a chance to prove how much you want to find yourself, then you'll find fulfillment and security in your pursuit. When you are yourself, everyone will respect you more and treat you kindly. Best of all, you will always feel good about yourself.

Manene Tabane from Positive Men’s Movement of South Africa, Mr Tabane is the Secretary General of the movement and he joined us to discuss about the International Men’s Day that was held on the 19th of November. We also discussed about the 16 days of activism that started today and what the movement was doing to assist in this regard.

Commissioner Dr Yvette Abrahams from Commission for Gender Equality. Abrahams joined the Morning Cruise to discuss the first of the 16 days of activism seminar series taking place on 27th November 2009; Changing Social Norms Around Gender-based Violence: What is the Relationship between Social Norms and Material Conditions? It will be taking place at HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street , Cape Town . Contact Vuyokazi Ngxubaza, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or, Cell: 082 0508453.

Raymond Hull
"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away." 

“You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility”.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jam packed show 2day: (1)Sony Fevapitch, (2)Education sector failing SA workplace, (3)International Education Week

‘keeping you in-the-know between 9am – 12pm’
By Denisia Adams

affable adj.
1. Easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable.
2. Gentle and gracious: an affable smile.
Eg. He has an affable manner that instantly puts an interviewer at ease, almost like talking with an old friend.
SHONA Word of the Day
Word used in respect to a man. In English you’d address a man you don’t know by saying, “Sir”, Changamire is used the same way.

Which of the following are not traditional South African foods?
A – Milktart B – Biltong C – sausage
Answer: C – sausage

At least 21 people from a group of politicians and journalists abducted in the southern Philippines have been found dead, and more members of the group remain missing. The violence, which is being called the most "gruesome massacre of civilians" in the country’s recent history, is believed to have been politically motivated. ALSO DID YOU KNOW In ancient pagan times, the last day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere was celebrated as the night that the Great Mother Goddess gives birth to the baby Sun God.

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Much like people apples and oranges are part of the same family, but are so different that it's pointless to compare them. We are all different yet we have a tendency to compare ourselves to others. It's human nature, and while learning from others is an important part of critical decision making, if it is used to reinforce an unrealistic or negative self-image it can be an unhealthy habit to get into.
1. Recognize that comparing yourself to others is a bad habit.
Culture often projects flawless skin, big eyes, full lips, small nose, pure white teeth, smooth and shiny hair, curvy body, and designer clothes for women and they portray them as being happy. They portray tall men with flawless skin, six packs, and designer clothes with lots of women, and they define that that is what makes a man happy. Culture is extremely successful in being able to brainwash people into believing they should look a certain way, act a certain way, be a certain someone, when in reality every single one of us is different. What culture does is categorize people and they want you to believe that you have fewer rights to be happy because you do not fit an idealistic lifestyle. That's why lots of men and women resort to plastic surgery, hide away from society, and grow up thinking that there's something wrong with them. Comparing yourself to others, especially celebrities, is a fine way to throw your self-esteem down the drain as there will always be those who are 'better' than you, and those who are 'worse' than you. In the end you will most likely end up wishing you were different with thoughts of worthlessness. It takes you nowhere, wastes a lot of time, and puts you in a psychologically terrible place.
2. Realize that everybody is different, because we are.
People are born to be different; no two of us are the same. We have different mindsets, we interpret things differently, we have different experiences, we feel different emotions. Even identical twins are different from each other. We all will always have room for improvement; nobody is flawless, whether it is on the outside or on the inside. As much as some people may want to believe otherwise, nobody is perfect.It would be wise to stop letting people get to you, and be open-minded and aware of what you are doing to others. Something you can do is start thinking how different they are from you.
3. Stop being afraid to be yourself
Whatever size, color, religion, gender, race, or sexual orientation, don't be afraid to be yourself. Nobody but you has the right to dictate what you do, what you think, and what you believe in. There is only one you; nobody has more rights over another person to live. Everybody comes into the world the same way; we all age, feel, analyze, and eventually die, so nobody is more special than another. We are all different. If you've forgotten who you are, find yourself again.
4. Forgive and learn
Learn to recognize that holding a grudge only ties you down from what you really want out of life. Untie the knot and set yourself free. Better yet, analyze and learn what actually hurt you, and prevent it from happening again in the future.
5. Understand that not everything is possible
You might have heard the saying, 'nothing is impossible'. In reality that's only denialism and false hope. You can't fly, change the weather, time-travel, change the past, live forever, make someone else change unless they are willing to, fit in with everybody, or be somebody else. There are many more things that cannot happen in reality. Be yourself and appreciate where you are now.
6. Learn to deal with change and embrace it.
7. Whatever makes you happy, whatever floats your boat
If you feel you need self-improvement and have set yourself an attainable goal, go for it. If you believe that you really need change, do it now. Be sure that you're doing it because it will make you happier, rather than impressing somebody else. For example, stop swearing if it makes you feel better. Learn to meditate. Start helping others. Learn a new skill. Improve your reading speed. Learn how to write poetically, work towards a better grade, be nicer to someone, try to be more outgoing, train yourself to run faster, learn how to wear makeup better, find clothes that will fit your frame, be a better wikiHow contributor, work harder towards that promotion, learn to better manage your time, change your habit of being a perfectionist, etc. Do it because you feel good about it, not because you feel bad about yourself. This is your life.

England defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the second One Day International at Centurion, making it the Proteas’ sixth successive defeat against the English. The visitors restricted the powerful Proteas batting line up to 250/9, knocking off the required 251 runs with four overs to spare.After winning the toss England elected to field and outplayed South Africa in all departments. The Proteas' innings had few partnerships to speak off. And it could have been worse as England skipper Andrew Strauss dropped two catches.Strauss and Kevin Pietersen departed early to leave the side wobbling at 41/2. But, Paul Collingwood and Jonathan Trott gradually took the game away from South Africa.The two put on 162

A long list of injuries has forced the Springbok management team to delay naming the side for Saturday's test match against Ireland until Thursday. Eight players have minor injuries. That and bad weather in Dublin also caused today's training session to be cancelled.Zane Kirchner, Adi Jacobs, Fourie du Preez, Bakkies Botha and Adriaan Strauss joined Schalk Burger, Bismarck du Plessis and C.J van der Linde are all on the injury list. But no replacements from South Africa are on the cards.Meanwhile, a war of words is already raging ahead of Saturday's test between the best of the southern hemisphere and the Six nations champions. The Irish have also labelled the Springboks as thugs following the brutal British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa and the Schalk Burger eye-gouging incident.There is a lot at stake on Saturday - the winner is likely to be crowned the International Rugby Board's Team of the year. Smit revealed in his autobiography that Lions players refused to drink with the Boks after the first two Tests earlier this year. He said a senior Irish player had been behind the snub. There was also the incident with Schalk Burger eye-gouging Irish wing Luke Fitzgerald during the last Lions Test. De Villiers said it was not bad blood, but possibly that the Lions did not like South African beer.

All is not lost for football fans that don’t have 2010 World Cup tickets. There will be a FIFA Fan Festival in each of the 12 host cities where 31 days of non-stop action will be freely available. The concept was first introduced in Germany in 2006. Meanwhile, South African coin enthusiasts will have a fresh new addition for their collections. SA Mint has produced a commemorative Soccer City FIFA 2010 World Cup coin at Soccer City. These pure gold and silver coins form part of a celebratory series featuring three host cities. The 2010 coin series features South Africa's national symbols and set of 2010 mascot Zakumi will probably be the rarest in the world. They will only be sold through the South African Gold Coin Exchange.

At 10.35am Munyaradzi spoke to legendery Eddie ‘Magents’ Motale who joined us to speak about the Sony Fevapitch coming to Cape Town. It's a world class five-a-side football tournament and the last Provincial Finals in the 2009 competition will take place in Cape Town on 1 and 2 December at the V&A Waterfront. This event will precede the National Finals to be held at the same venue on 4 and 5 December, coincidiam with the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ draw taking place on 4 December.

On the final day of the Provincial Finals there will be a Media Challenge with top Cape Town based newspapers and radio stations taking each other on. The winning Media team gets to compete against the Sony All Stars team comprising ex Bafana Bafana players including Steve Crowley, Mark Fish, Eddie Motale, Doc Khumalo, Bashin Mhlangu, Marc Batchelor and Mark Williams on the final day of the National Finals (5 December).

We then spoke to Regional Manager of Edexcel, Ian Yoell who joined us to speak about how the Education sector is failing the South African workplace. Companies have however raised serious concerns about the quality of graduates they take on each year, according to a survey conducted by Edexcel. “Feedback from interviews in over 25 countries has consistently drawn our attention to one key point – that there is a significant disconnect between education systems and the needs of 21st century employers, both public and private. The match between what employers, individuals and governments seek and what respective education and training systems provide appears ill-fitting in many countries,” states Ian Yoell, Regional Director of Edexcel. Ian Yoell emphasized particularly on the behaviours of applicants that fail to meet requirements. So how does Edexcel assist firstly Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body offering the joint currencies of academic and vocational qualifications in the UK and across 112 countries worldwide. Although Edexcel is not based in Africa as yet it does however have partner centers. To find out more visit

Lastly we spoke to Consul General Dr Alberta Mayberry. Mayberry joined us to talk about International Education Week. IEW is something the US Government started a decade ago to recognize the value of education outside of one’s own land. American students benefit when they study overseas, and non-Americans can get a wonderful education in the US. To find out more about overseas studies if you live in South Africa email

(Mine) Anonymous
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

(Munya) Chinese Quote
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!