Thursday, April 26, 2012

In Studio Today :: Kwadwo Ofori Owusu (@KwaswoOwusu)

We had Kwadwo Owusu the Trandformation Facilitator at UCT - speaking to us on the open forum that went down at UCT last week namely "Is UCT Racist"

The open forum tackled a very big issue within South Africa, Cape Town and UCT. We also posed the question " Are you racist" to ourselves and to Kwadwo - which lead to some interesting discussions.

As readers of this blog we also pose the question to you " Are you racist? " and how does this make you feel as a whole!

In Studio Today :: Jody Abrahams (@JodyJAbrahams )

We had Jody Abrahams in studio talking to us about the play Bullets over Lavis.

The acclaimed Bullets over Bishop Lavis opens at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio on 23 April for a limited season.

Bishop Lavis, a community tortured by gangsters. Day after day people fight the gangs infesting their streets and killing their children. Bullets over Bishop Lavis is the story of these people. Jerome and Ronnie grew up as blood brothers... street brothers. One night a shooting changed everything. Ronnie pulled the trigger, but it was Jerome’s face Malaysia saw last. Seven years later Jerome is released looking for his traitor blood brother and discovers that things have changed in Bishop Lavis. This is where the story begins. Ronnie is now a successful criminal lawyer and Jerome an ex-con. Entangled in a new life, haunting secrets and a ghost from the past Ronnie now has to make a decision that will change their lives. Jerome is back to complete the last part of their pact.

The production enjoyed a successful debut at the Absa KKNK in 2011 where it was nominated for a Kyk-Net Fiesta Award.

Shows run Mondays to Saturdays at 20:15 and tickets cost from R90 to R120 via Computicket or 0861 915 8000.
Group booking discounts are available and corporate bookings are via
Please call 021 685 7880 for more details.

In Studio Today :: Loyiso Mkize (@mzantsifreqency)

Today we had young artist Loyiso Mkize who spoke to us about the struggles of a young artist as well as letting us know about his latest work that will are being displayed all over the City of Cape Town.

Find out more about Loyiso on his Facebook here

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

In Studio Today :: The SCrIBE Script Writing Competition - Sam de Romijin

Today we had Sam de Romijin in studio alking to us about the SCrIBE Scropt Writing Competition.

The SCrIBE Script Writing Competition is open to playwrights who are South African residents, over the age of 21 and living in the Western Cape. The winning script will be produced for a run in Cape Town from 22 October to 3 November.

The 2012 Scribe initiative is the inaugural competition and will be an annual event. It is the brainchild of the Imbewu Trust, a non-profit organisation set up to nurture and promote the contemporary theatre industry, providing a platform for new works as well as showcasing the best of South African theatre on an international stage. The Imbewu Trust was founded by highly acclaimed director and teacher Paul Griffiths, who has worked extensively in South Africa and the UK; Sam de Romijn, who is a seasoned theatre teacher, performer and stage manager; and accountant and business consultant Paul Dickson. It has established a number of programmes including an international showcase in New York, USA, and a bursary to enable graduates of the Waterfront Theatre School to produce a production at the National Arts Festival.

To find out more about how you can enter by checking out the website here

In Studio Today :: @NativeRefugee

We had one of our poets Mfundo Ntobongwana in the Freedom Writers series in studio with us - giving us some insight into his creative process as well as letting us get a sneak peak to his poem Burdens of The Free : The Train Track Chronicles that he recorded for the Freedom Writers series.

Listen to the show on Freedom day where we will be plaiying Mfundo's and the other poets poems on the show

Friday, April 20, 2012

In Studio Today :: Tina Marie ( @tinaunity )

We also had Tina Marie in studio with us discussing her recently completed album and stopped by to let us know all about it.

To find out more about Tina you can find here on Facebook here or on Twitter here and find her music on her website

@MelanieScholtz in Studio

The beautiful and enigmatic Melanie Scholtz joined us in studio and spoke about her new album, upcoming European Tour and her journey as a performer. Checkout her Facebook Fan Page for more details on where she is performing here and find her on twitter on @MelanieScholtz

In Studio Today :: Khuli Chana (@khulichana01)

We had Mostswako originator Khuli Chana in studio telling us all about his new single Tswa Daar and sharing with us his thoughts on South African hip hop and his latest album.

His new album is available on Ovi store, Musica and as well as Youtube!

You can catch him on Twitter or Facebook

Check out the single that is tearing up the airwaves below

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Primrose Mrwebi in Studio

We had a delightful interview with Primrose Mrwebi (Poet, Actress, Writer, Facilitator) discussing her new project BRAWA - Bhalani Readers and Writers Association, reading in South Africa, African Authors and what she is currently working on.

For more information about BRAWA click here

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blaq Pearl in Studio

We had the beautiful opportunity to have Blaq Pearl in studio and discussed her new CD 'Against All Odds' and her journey as an artist so far. She started writing at the age of 12 to simply express herself and because she 'wanted to change the world'. Her first piece titled, ‘Life’s No Metaphor’ developed into a song. Since the age of 12 she has grown into a force to be reckoned with and has contributed to the growth of not just our industry but also to spreading and telling the Cape Town story through her music and poetry and the production Afrikaaps which she starred in.


The African Music Store, 134 Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa


Monday, April 16, 2012

Lu Chase Interview

Winslow had a telephonic interview with Lu Chase about music, acting and her new exciting Goddess Essentials Hair Range that she is launching. Watch this space for the a clip of the interview. For more on Lu Chase click here Lu Chase Facebook Page and for more on Goddess Essentials check out Goddess Essentials Facebook Page

Friday, April 13, 2012

In Studio Today :: Rude World Records Jimmy Nevis and JC

Rudeworld Records Jimmy Nevis and Jc also stopped by to drop Jimmy's new single Elephant shoes.
We also got to find out more about the Cape Town musician, his inspirations,musical influences and what makes him tick!

He also debuted his single Elephant shoes on Bushradio

You can find out more about Jimmy and Rude World Records on their website or follow them on Twitter  Facebook or check out the video on YouTube

In Studio Today :: Inzync Poetry Sessions

We has Adrian Van Wyk and Peter Odendaal from inzync Poetry session came in to chat to us about their next show which is going down tonight in Stellenbosch!

If you are interested in finding out more check out their website or you can follow them on Twitter to stay up to date on all that they are getting up to and to find out more about tonight's show

Thursday, April 12, 2012

In Studio Today :: Margo Lawrence From The Street Steppers

As part of our networkers series we also had Margo Lawrence from The Street Steppers who spoke to us about her organisation, the challenges that the organisation faces on a daily basis.

The Street Steppers is an initiative that Margo started to give back to the "at risk" youth in Delft, through the medium of dance and in that way keeping them out of trouble.

To find out more about Margo and what The Street Steppers or if you would like to contact Margo to volunteer to the program you can reach her by calling 082 935 4910 or email

You can listen to the interview below:

In Studio Today :: Shelley Arendse and Desiree Paulsen Facilitators from the CDRA

Today we began the first installment of our networker series and we had Shelley Arendse and Desiree Paulsen from the CDRA, speaking to us about what the Development sector is all about and how the CDRA helps those within the sector.

We also learnt about how the CDRA faciliates NGO's with training through the seveal courses that they have running through out the year.

If you are an NGO and would like to attend one of their courses the next starts on Monday 16 April


‘Bringing life to group processes’
DATE Monday 16 – Friday 20 April
TIMES 9.30am to 4.30pm
FACILITATORS Shelley Arendse and Desiree Paulsen
Associates of CDRA Community Development Resource Association
COST: R2500 for local South African NGOs, R5000 for International NGOs
If NGO's register two or more members for the course they recieve a discounted fee of R2000 for the course.

You can contact the CDRA at  52/54 Francis Street, Woodstock, Cape Town or visit their webiste  here

You can Listen to the interview below

Career Tip :: Be a good listener

When networking or meeting people within a social setting, ask plenty of questions. Most people enjoy talking about themselves. Be the person who wants to know more about new contacts. Nod, smile and so everything possible to leave a favourable impression. A good conversation where the other person feels valued and heard is likely to lead to another meeting.

Job Shop

Qualifed Hairstylist

or to rent a chair call 082 486 0406

Experienced Cook

Wanetd for City Restauarnt
Contact 0837090419 after 2pm

Woolworths Vacancies.

Till operator, Sales Assistant, replenisher, Requirments Grade 12, ability to work shifts, experience advantage. email or fax your cv and certified copy of you id to : north : 021-4079944,; south: 021-4079945; flagship: 021-4079946;; central: 021-4079948 ; boland: 021-4079949, recruitmentwc06@woolworths

Admin Clerk

Admin Clerk job – Cape Town. Relevant administration experience within the automotive industry is preferred.
Our client believes in equal opportunities and employees are encouraged to contribute their maximum potential that is rewarded appropriately.
Our client believes in providing full dedication to customer satisfaction in all aspects of their business and we will therefore only consider individuals who meet with all the below minimum requirements of this position.

The minimum requirements:
Matric/Grade 12 or equivalent qualification
Minimum of 2 years working experience within an administrative role, previous experience within the motor industry would be advantageous
Fully computer literate – especially MS Excel and Email
Previous exposure to Autonmate/SPL will be advantageous
Solid administration skills are required as well as previous exposure to working on a switchboard
Able to communicate effectively in English (write, speak and read)
High attention to detail and focus
Flexible and able to work overtime when required, including weekends
Must be well presented and professional in overall approach

The main duties:
Reconcile daily banking for Parts, Warehouse and Admin department
Complete daily deposit slips and prepare daily banking for Coin Security
Capture and file daily banking
Prepare cheque and EFT payments, load EFT payments and submit for authorisation
Investigate fines and fine statements, prepare fine register, issue payment and update register for auditors
Inform relevant Managers of fines and email/file documentations
Report daily and monthly on credit note reconciliations for Parts and Workshop
Issue vouchers for cleaners, purchase coupons monthly and issue for milk delivery daily
Compile attendance from all departments and update sick leave claims
Filing and query resolution
Switchboard relief

In return our client will offer:
Monthly CTC salary of R5 000 - R7 500 inclusive of compulsory pension/provident fund and optional medical aid (dependent on skills, work experience and qualification)
Medical aid and Pension fund Contribution
Professional Working environment
Supportive Management Team
Stable and secure company infrastructure

Send CV to

PA/ Office Manager

An Executive Search Company requires the services of a Personal Assistant / Office Manager with debtors and creditors experience on Pastel. Working hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00.
We will only consider those candidates who meet with all the below requirements for pre-interview due to the executive, professional and specialised nature of this position.

Minimum Requirements:
Matric and relevant tertiary qualification would be advantageous
Minimum of 4 years working experience as a Personal Assistant, preferably within the Recruitment Industry
Strong financial acumen and basic bookkeeping knowledge and experience (creditors and debtors specifically)
Medical aid submission and insurance claims experience
Fully computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Pastel Express V11)
Minimum typing speed of 40 wpm
Exceptional communication skills on all levels and able to take criticism
Able to work under pressure
Well organised and pedantic when it comes to attention to detail
Good time management and able to delegate when required
Can take direction and work as a team player when required
Have a valid driver’s licence and own vehicle

Key Performance Areas:
Screen telephone calls, enquiries/requests and handle when/where appropriate
Manage incoming email, faxes and telephone calls, and often manage or reply on behalf of Managing Director
Ensure that Managing Director is well prepared for meetings and take detailed minutes during these meetings and prepare visual aids when required
Assist with statutory returns i.e. SARS e-filing and payment of accounts
Manage debtors and creditors and liaise with external Accountants
Liaise with clients, service providers and internal staff
Manage accurate diary/timeous notification of professional and personal engagements
Ensure that all filing is systemised and accurate
Capture and distribute reports and company correspondence to relevant persons
Ensure prompt execution of travel arrangements, requisitions, visa applications, FOREX applications etc.
Manage office stationery and consumables and order these when necessary
Ensure office is well organised and manage all building administration
Assist with special projects, KPI graphs and reporting
Assist with telesales when required or where the opportunity presents itself
Supervise junior staff and provide ad-hoc assistance to IT Administrators and Internal staff
Marketing and advertising project management
Medical aid submission and insurance claims

In Return our Client Offers:
Permanent Employment
R10 000 – R13 000 CTC
Ongoing training and support
Strong management structure

Send CV to

Thursday, April 05, 2012

FELIX! In Studio with Roberta Durrant

Roberta Durrant from Penguin Films was in studio to discuss the FELIX! film which is casting for the lead role as of the end of April 2012. The role is for a 11-17 year old young man who can speak English and Xhosa/Zulu and has some musical experience or background.

For more information or to register for the casting email/contact Candice on: or 021 422 4466

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

In Studio Today

We had a wonderful interview with Thina Zibi who is hosting the Below R300 Market this Saturday, 7th April 2012, from 1pm - 6pm at Ragazzi Live Bar 33 Long Street. The Market is geared at providing its patrons with affordable vintage fashion all under R300. Checkout their Tumblr here: Below R300 Market
You can also find Thina and Ragazzi Lve Bar on Twitter (@thinazibi @ragazzilive)

Job Shop 3 April 2012

I Am Somebody

I am really excited to be sending out an invitation for applications to our Young Adult Rite of Passage Programme (see below and attached). Please spread the word far and wide and pass on the information to any 18-25 year olds.

We are making sure that our applicant pool draws from youth of all backgrounds in Cape Town, including different classes and cultures in particular. At this stage in our recruitment, we are specifically seeking female applicants, as we have already received many applications from male participants.

An Internship is available at an established strategic communications consultancy in the Cape Town CBD for a computer literate youngster to assist with administrative and general duties. Please send a two-page CV to by 5th April 2012

We need people to assist in our fast growing company that is expanding into new divisions. Assistants are needed in customer care, for managers and in sales departments. You need to have good people skills, be energectic and have a professional appearance.

Copntact Sonja: