Thursday, January 27, 2011

community buzz showcased Hip Hop Kop and a benefit concert, all happening this weekend

keeping the community in tune and in touch

Marital rape... a reality!
Findings of the respected 2008-2009 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey revealed disturbing figures showing that at least 14% of married women said their current husband or partner had forced them to have sex in the past year, while another 37% had been subjected to sexual violence at some point in their relationship.

A recent Gender-Based Violence Indicators study conducted by Gender Links and the Medical Research Council found that 7.8% of South African women had experienced intimate partner sexual violence in the past year, while 19% of women had experienced such violence in their lifetime.

33 Ways To Get And Maintain Motivation (continues…)
12. Write Clear Goals
Most of the time that translates to actually write down your goals, you already have them clear in your mind. But take them out of your mind, put them in a trusted system and move on. Your mind works better when it knows what it has to do not when it spends time figuring what it has to do.
13. Exercise Satisfaction
Once you finished some task, reward yourself. Give yourself a prize. No need to be a huge one, but just enough to create the habit. Look forward to it while you’re working, wait for it, praise for it. In time you’ll become addicted to this fulfillment satisfaction and you won’t stop until you reach it.
14. Accept Failure
As part of the game. Failure, like success, is just a result of your actions, nothing more. One of the biggest motivation enemies is fear of failure. Fear that your outcome will turn bad. Accept it. It may turn bad, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop doing what you’re doing. Give your best and hope for the best.
15. Use Affirmations
Like writing down your intentions, your goals, your current status. Affirmations are a very powerful tool, hugely underrated. People find it awkward to write self-directed messages and read them out loud. News flash: you’re doing this all the time, unconsciously. So why not doing it consciously? Start with a morning phrase.
16. Play Games
Impersonate people. Imitate animals. Pretend you’re Sindbad the Sailor. Playing challenging games will relax your mind and at the same time will gather more resources from secret sources. A good motivation is always blended with joy. You can start with a simple game like how to get from a to b in 5 random steps.
17. Say “No”
Say “no” to distractions, to trolls, to depression. Exercising “no”’s is liberating. Too often too many commitments are making your life a continuous chore. Limit your promises and only get into things you really want to finish. Once you do that, go to a mirror, smile and start to politely exercise your “no”‘s.
18. Look For Positive People
Sadness, whining and complaining doesn’t play well with motivation. On the contrary. But positive, optimistic, energetic people will always shift your vibration in the right direction. Search them, find them and become their friend. Sometimes all you need to get motivated is to be surrounded by shiny happy people.

HipHopKop, a search for an Afrikaans Hip Hop star, in a similar format to that of Idols, but based largely online. The project serves a number of purposes, including the upliftment of less privileged communities, and allowing Afrikaans hip hop culture to be reclaimed by the original pioneers of a genre that has now been appropriated by the likes of Jack Parow and Die Antwoord.

The initiative is the brainchild of acclaimed South African music producer, Deon Maas, whose aim was to provide a viable platform for coloured hip hop artists in communities across the country. It is also supported strongly by Christo van der Rheede, who heads up the Society for the Preservation of Afrikaans, and performing artist Jack Parow, one of the breakout stars of the genre.

The first leg of the competition culminates in a spectacular show, taking place as part of the Suidoosterfees Festival at the ArtsCape on Friday 28 January 2011 at 19h00, and will feature Jack Parow and DJ Ready D performing alongside the six HipHopKop finalists selected at

Lastly we interviewed the manager for Huis Luckhoff (Home for the Aged), Johann Nedft. He joined me this morning to encourage Cape Town to support their benefit concert this Friday 28th January 2011 at 19.30 St James church, Kenilworth. All the funds raised will go to the running of the home. To find out more contact Mr Nedft on 021 689 3612

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