Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"She likes it", "but he loves me".16days of activism 25Nov-10Dec. MC showcased what organisations doing during this time

Almost one-quarter of young women who are overweight actually perceive themselves as being normal weight, while a sizable minority (16%) of women at normal body weight actually fret that they're too fat, according to a new study. Although the study looked mostly at low-income women attending public-health clinics in Texas, the findings do mirror other studies in different populations, including a recent Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll. That survey found that 30% of adults in the "overweight" class believed they were actually normal size, while 70% of those classified as obese felt they were simply overweight. Among the heaviest group, the morbidly obese, 39% considered themselves merely overweight. The problem, according to study lead author Mahbubur Rahman, is that for some women, being overweight has become the norm.

Juanne Waites, social worker from NICRO (National Institute fro Crime Prevention and Reintergration of Offenders). Since the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children (international campaign) is taking place from 25 November we discussed what NICRO will be doing during this time.
Juanne spoke about their (NICRO) programme that has been running since 2010 that focuses on the offenders of abuse against women and in their case it works primarily with men. Statistics show that women are more at risk of becoming victims of abuse than men. According to the MRC 2005 states that every 6hours a women is killed by her intimate partner and according to the department of justice 1997 states that 1 in 4 women are victims of homicide involving the partner.

The programme tries to dispel the myths around ‘love’ and relationships and trying to correct the thinking process that in most cases are cultivated from as young as five years old. It seeks to educate the community but hold them accountable for their actions, educating all that relationships should not have violence and there are different ways of dealing with situations.

On the 4th December 2010 NICRO will be having open exhibition of their services to the public at the Rockland’s sport field in Mitchell’s Plain. There’ll be great entertainment and so much more. For details you can contact NICRO’s office number in Mitchell’s Plain 021 397 6060.
It’s time to break the silence not only the victims but the perpetrators more so. It’s time for honest communication and time for healing.

Today’s Inspiration of the day
18 Ways to Deal With Your Mistakes
Not sure about you, but I make mistakes all of the time. Sometimes I make the same mistakes over and over, and sometimes I just make completely new mistakes.
Mistakes are part of life: work, friendships, romance, family, self-improvement, education, and more. Here are a few things I’ve learned from making mistakes for the past 30 years.
When you make a mistake:
1. Admit that you made a mistake. Think that’s cliché? Doesn’t matter. It’s necessary. Do it.
2. Don’t blame your mistake on someone else.
3. Don’t blame your mistake on the ten other times you made the mistake.
4. Don’t wish you never made the mistake.
5. Figure out where you went wrong. If you can’t figure it out yourself, ask someone.
6. Share your mistake with someone who is accepting and wise.
7. When that person gives you advice, don’t shrug it off.
8. Acknowledge that you are not perfect, and that is okay.
And then:
9. Next time, be willing to do it someone else’s way.
10. Next time, ask that person what to do.
11. Next time, don’t ask that person what to do.
12. Next time, read the directions.
13. Next time, ask for directions.
14. Next time, do something differently.
15. Next time, do everything differently.
16. Next time, have a little more patience.
17. Next time, do it for the right reasons.
18. Next time, accept help.
When was the last time you made a mistake? What was the very first thing that came to your mind?

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 23, 2010

Today MC showcased and discussed a 'project sms to fight crime' in Cape Town

keeping Cape Town in the know
Capetonians earn 5 percent less than the national average salary while their counterparts in Pretoria earn 7 percent more than the national average, a recent national employee income survey has shown.A national income survey by JobCrystal, a recruiting agency for more than 140 000 jobseekers, found that the average income of a South African employee is R19 273 a month.Cape Town workers earn an average salary of R18 291 a month, ranking third after Joburg - where workers earn an average of R19 964 a month - and Pretoria, the top-earning city, where workers earn an average salary of R20 663. The major city with the lowest average income is Durban, at R17 020 SA TRIVIA QUESTION
What town in South Africa is known as the heart of the sunshine city. It lies midway between Port Elizabeth and East London on the Kowie River.
A – Port Alfred B – Elizabeth Port C – doesn’t exist
A – Port Alfred

Anne Marie Jordaan from the tableview ratepayers association and Michaels Jacobs from the Mitchell's Plain Community Police Forum.

Both Anne Marie and Michael Jacobs crimefighters in different ways and serving different (financial etc) Cape Town communities, joined me to discussed the idea of fighting crime with a simple sms. Anne Marie Jordaan is the brainchild of the idea and the idea came about when attending policing community forums. She had noticed how the police was looking for ways to really work together with the community. Anne Marie Jordaan says,"I thought of a system of compiling a database of those people who want to get involved in the community and the police would be in controll of the database and in the event of a crime situation occuring where police felt like they needed assistance from the community they would simply sms the relevant people in that particular area to get them to keep an eye out for a person or vehicle etc and they would simply call their sector police and let them do the work.

Michael Jacobs then agreed that the project would definitely work in the Mitchell's Plain area as well. It's also a great way for community members to remain anonymous when giving police tip-offs and being involved in crime fighting without physical having to patrol with the neighbourhood watch. Mitchell's Plain does have some residence making use of smses to the police however it is not a structured setup.Michael also gave us a positive update on how anonymous tip offs have been working in Mitchell's Plain. About a month ago drugs worth more than R100 000 was confiscated from a well known drug house from an anonymous tip off as well as about a month ago another anonymous tip-off saw arms cash together with explosives being used to make bombs in Tafelsig confiscated.

Project sms to fight crime has not as yet kicked off completely but Anne Marie says she has been inundated with emails of residence wanting to get involved.

Both Anne Marie Jordaan and Michael Jacobs have agreed to be in contact and continue to share ideas and if possible resourses to fight crime.

Today’s Inspiration of the day
5 ways your sense of smell can improve your wellbeing
By Kim Bell, Longevity Magazine
Can’t concentrate? Take a whiff of rosemary
You feel like your day is dragging, you’ve already had your daily quota of caffeine and then some, but you have that pesky 3pm meeting you need to be alert for. It’s time to pull out your secret weapon –rosemary essential oil. Psychologists at the University of Northumbria in the UK, tested this scent on memory, attention and mood and discovered that not only did rosemary make those tested feel more alert, but it enhanced long-term memory by 15 percent. If rosemary isn’t your scent of choice, peppermint works just as well. Researchers from the Wheeling Jesuit University in the US found that the scent of peppermint improved performance and speed when completing tasks.
Want to appear thinner? Change your perfume.
A study out of the Smell and Taste Treatment & Research Foundation found that the combination of floral and spice scents reduced the perception of a woman’s weight by an average of 2kg-5kg less than their actual weight. However, the combinations of citrus and floral, and sweat pea and lily of the valley didn’t shift perception of weight at all. The researchers feel that when you perceive yourself to be leaner than you actually are, you tend to be more socially active and confident, which in turn, promotes you to participate in healthy activities such as exercise.
Want to be more fit? Try peppermint
Lagging in endurance when it comes to exercise and activity? It’s time to breathe in some peppermint essence. Researchers from the Department of Psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University, US, found that the scent of peppermint increased running speed, handgrip strength and the number of pushups the participants were able to do. However, they were quick to point out; the smell doesn’t help improve accuracy or skill. That you need to do on your own.
Have a headache? Smell a green apple
The scent of fresh green apple is beneficial in helping alleviate headaches, including those mind-numbing migraines. Previous research has shown that this aroma has proven successful in helping alleviate anxiety and tension, which is why Hirsch, along with his counterpart Dr Chil Kang, chose green apples for their study. They discovered that those who like the smell had a significant reduction in the severity of their migraine and related symptoms, while those who don’t like the smell didn’t experience any change at all.
Either way – as sniffing this aroma can help you relax it is beneficial in helping to alleviate tension headaches, too. If you are susceptible to headaches, perhaps you should stop hanging around your smoker friends. The National Headache Foundation in Chicago, US, warns that cigarette and tobacco smoke are huge culprits for triggering headaches and even migraines in both smokers and non-smokers alike.
Take years off? Spritz some pink grapefruit
Your choice of fragrance can affect the perception of your age. Scientists from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in the US, found that universally, men associate the smell of roses with an older, more mature woman, while the fresh scent of apples is considered a young woman’s choice. However, if you want to take years off your actual age, Dr Hirsch recommends you spritz with pink grapefruit. The Smell and Taste Institute’s research asked male volunteers to write down the ages of women wearing grapefruit scent. On average they were perceived to be six to 10 years younger than they actually were.

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 19, 2010

They 'Slikour' than your average & always on 'ReKWEST'.Check out Slikour&Kwesta's videos recorded live 2day @Bush Radio

Catch Kwesta and Slikour TONIGHT @ Butterfly studios Bree Street Cape Town, ladies free before 10.30pm DON'T MISS IT!

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*posted soon interview with Kwesta and Slikour

Friday, November 12, 2010

Actor/singer Matthew Moolman 'Forever Turquoise' stepped into the Bush building

Today for ART-C FRIDAY where the Morning Cruise kept it all about entertainment, arts and culture we showcased actor/tv personality/singer Matthew Moolman's album launch who happens to love the colour turquoise too.

Matthews album launch takes place at On Broadway 44 Long street Cape Town, on the 16th November 2010 and it's not just any album launch it's his 21st birthday as well.

The album's called Rhythm and Harmony- his interpretation of his music and how he feels about his music.

Check out his video recorded live at Bush Radio 89.5fm.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Today we welcomed Africa community Project and Cape Town society for the blind

Today for Community Buzz Thursday we showcased:
The Africa community Project, an NGO providing early childhood and development services to children in the poor community of Belhar amongst other projects. ACP is planning to celebrate the Graduation Ceremony in the form of a family and community fun day at their centre as well as raising some funds to help sustain the organisation.

Venue: Belhar Community Centre, 12 Reed Street, Belhar. Just off Adam Tas Road.
Date: 11 December 2010
Time: 14H00 till late
For more details to help the organisation in any where contact, James Jonas (Project ManagerACP) 0219531718/ 0829302547

Lastly Sedick Jordan from the Cape Town Society for the blind joined me in studio to discuss and invite all to be part of the international disability month of awareness in the Cape Metro area.

There'll be a jam-packed programme of games, sports and music. NGO's and inter-Departmental will be marketing there services as well as exhiting there atrs and crafts. The disable community will also participate in a march in Mitchell's Plain.

The success of the international disability month of awarness will strengthen networking between all persons with disabilities and to highlight discrimination, unemployment and all social ills.

From the 15th November 2010 - 20th November 2010 programmes are setup in Mitchell's Plain.
For more details email Sedick on or contact +27 21 448 4302

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Men – make your health your top priority! Before it's too late

Men – make your health your top priority
By Graham Anderson, the Principal Officer of Profmed
Maintaining the human body is like driving a car. The more it is used, the more attention it needs to keep it in good running order. Men over the age of 40 should start taking care of their health with routine tests to screen for diseases that are manageable if they are caught early.

Unfortunately, as men grow older, maintaining good health isn’t only about eating well and staying fit. There are a number of diseases that can affect even the healthiest among us, so it’s a good idea to have annual check-ups so that they can be diagnosed and treated in the earliest stages. Often, lifestyle factors can be adjusted to manage the disease without the need for medical intervention, but even if surgery or treatment is necessary, the sooner it commences, the more effective it is likely to be.

The prostate test
If you are over the age of 40, you should have an annual digital rectal prostate examination and a blood test for your levels of Prostate-Specific Antigens. These two tests indicate whether further testing for prostate cancer should be performed. Prostate cancer can cause difficulties in urinating or with intercourse, but can also be completely asymptomatic, therefore it’s important to have the tests done every year to ensure that the correct course of treatment can be decided upon as early as possible.

Testing for late onset diabetes
Diabetes is known as the silent killer, because symptoms may not show for many years, by which time significant complications – like cardiovascular disease – may already have occurred. Although the disease is mostly genetic, lifestyle factors like excess weight, inactivity, high blood pressure and poor diet can hasten its development and severity. Because of this, it is a good idea for men over 40 to get tested for diabetes early, so that lifestyle factors can be adjusted before too much damage is done.

Cholesterol testing
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that the body needs for its normal functioning. However, high cholesterol is a risk factor for other illnesses like coronary heart disease, angina, stroke and peripheral artery disease, so it is very important that it is checked regularly. Lifestyle factors like weight and diet can affect cholesterol levels, so if tests are carried out regularly, it is possible to make adjustments to prevent further problems from occurring. This simple blood test should be carried out yearly by men over 40.

The influenza vaccine
You may think to yourself “it’s just the flu”, but in recent years, it has been increasingly highlighted that the very real risks that come with a bout of influenza – which kills between 200 000 and 500 000 people every year. Aside from the fact that you’ll feel very ill for about a week, there is the possibility of developing pneumonia or other complications. All of this contributes to it making sense for everyone to get a flu vaccine once a year. Profmed covers the cost of the vaccination, but not a doctor’s consultation as the injection can be given for free in pharmacies.

Although this may seem like a battery of tests for you to have to undergo, many of them form part of the annual check-ups that you should be having with your specialist or GP anyway. And it’s important to remember that no matter how time-consuming it may be to take good care of your health, prevention is always better than cure.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Gugulethu comes alive tonight!!

Yesterday for Community Buzz Thursday I showcased the Anti Xenophobia cultural event. The event is organised by the Food and Allied workers union(, Gugulethu arts hub and PASSOP(

There'll be hip hop, poetry, drama, jazz, marimbas and so much more and what's more it FREE/GRATIS/MAHALA-if I knew how to say it in other languages I would've.

The event takes place at the Vuyisile Mini Centre in NY1 6pm - 10pm.
Then Equal Education (EE) launches there third school library at Masiyile High School in Khayelitsha.

The Masiyile High School library collection is made up of over 3300 fiction, non-fiction and reference books (3 books per learner) which cater for every level and interest. Many of the books have been chosen by the learners themselves, thanks to financial donations from a number of generous donors.

Currently, only 8% of public schools in South Africa have functioning school libraries, most of which are in former model-C schools. Widely acclaimed research has demonstrated that the provision of functioning school libraries is significantly linked to improved learner performance. The findings of that research are included in EE’s own research report titled We Can’t Afford Not To (attached). This research partly forms the basis for Equal Education’s current Campaign for School Libraries (1School, 1Library, 1Librarian).

For more information please contact Karabo on 072 425