Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education

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

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

Youth Redemption



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


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

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

Now in studio: KATZ and Double Danger

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

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

Today's guest: Bugile Matiwane talking about Moses Mabhida

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


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Unlimited--The Movement

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

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

unlimitedthemovement@gmail.com
F: Unlimited Creations
0625144301
Renelda

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Khotso Matsimela Mogotlane - Deep House Producer

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


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

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


Friday, March 31, 2017

The Delft Community Peace March is on Saturday

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jenna Croaster on air!


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

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

Lit Life in Studio!


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

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

Facebook:
@shalatheunicorn
@Neliswa Ngada

Twitter:
@LitLifeZA
@Iam_neliswa
@shalatheunicorn
@kaygeetk

Instagram:
@kaygeetk
@shalatheunicorn
@Iam_neliswa




Friday, March 24, 2017

Today on Morning Cruise: Ayanta Tonise

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

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Eva McKend Interview

Eva McKend is an anchor and reporter at WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont. We managed to invite her to Bush Radio to interview her about her time in South Africa. She is also volunteering locally in the Gugulethu township community through the Ikamva Youth organization

Eva traveled to South Africa to learn more about the countries rich history and life post-Apartheid. She's originally from New York City. Growing up, she was a part of the Young People's Chorus of New York City and the Harlem Educational Activities Fund. She's traveled to Japan, Senegal, Morocco, Brazil, Australia, and London.


Listen to our interview with her below to learn more about her life as a journalist in the United States. You can contact her on:

Facebook: Eva McKend ((Please link to my professional fan page and not my personal page))

Instagram: Eva McKend

Twitter: @evamckend


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Big Fun Music (Local Music label & CapeKapa (Local Clothing Brand)

BIGG FUN MUSIC is formed and directed by 4 young men, namely - Trendy Deejay, AyaProw, Laphiro Maniak & Spoilt Deejay. The company operates as a label in Cape Town, and Performs all over South Africa. We invited them in Studio to get a hint of their Music with their song from their Ep the song is Called Nguwe Lo they are also dressed by a Local Clothing Brand called CapeKapa CK The CapeKapa will open their Clothing Store at Khayelitsha




We had Simbongile Wani, Sopakana Cele, in studio talking about their Music Label Bigg Fun Music and their song Nguwe Lo from their EP we touched on issues about Artist don't get Airplay on Local Radio station's and what are Challenges as Artist's in Cape Town. 



We also Spoke to CapeKapa about their New store at Khayelitsha what are ups and Down's of Clothing Industry, They also Dress The Big Fun Music for their Gigs.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Crossroads Library CHESS CLUB

We have in studio Thando Hlakula and Ntsika Kuhlane from the Crossroad Chess Club. They using a Public Library to teach people chess and challenging adults to learn Chess so they can Influence their Children when it Come's to Chess.

Thando Learned chess from friends on the street he also Invited Ntsika to be part of the Chess Club and Learn 10 Golden Rules of Chess. They also trying to break the Stigma of Black people dont want to learn the Chess, one of their main Aim is to take children off the street. the Chess club started in 2015 with only 10 Kids and now it is Growing they also take part in competitions. Their disadvantage they looking for Funding.





CPUT Students Siziphiwe and Luchulumanco Talking about helping the Fire Victims from Imizamo Yethu

 Siziphiwe Refiloe Dlulane and Luchulumanco Nanto from Cape Peninsula University CPUT are Currently running a campaign to help the Fire Victims of Mandela Park at Imizamo Yethu Township on the 11th of March Saturday 2017 There were about 15 000 residents left homeless.

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As Students they trying their best on helping out the Community by Asking each Residency at CPUT Styudent's to Donate what ever item they can be able to donate from Food to Clothe's including Books for School Kids. Not only they asking the Student's to donate for Imizamo Yethu Community they also went to Khayelitsha and Ask the Community to Donate as well.



If you think you can Help please get in Contact with  Siziphiwe Refiloe Dlulane and Luchulumanco Nanto from Cape Peninsula University CPUT  on 062 6854615  Number also available on Whatsapp on facebook its Siziphiwe Refiloe Dlulane and Luchulumanco Nanto



Producer & Host
Mbasa MB Gqokoma & Mkhuseli Khusi Veto

Mawande Bokweni Musician Talking about his Upcoming Album

|Mawande Bokweni also known as (Big Wande) is an Artist from Langa who is now taking his Brand further on Promoting clothing brand, also taking his Music further promoting it on Platforms like Social Media, we also touched on the Payola issue Payola is when a Artist pays a Music Compiler to play the music on Radio and it is illegal to do that but most Radio Stations in South Africa are linked to that. Mawande said as an underground artist they struggle to get their music out there. Bush Radio is the First station to play his Single (War ft Lolo) 


The Song talks about Social issues that young people face in our Community's and also he talk's about people who don't want him to make it in the Music industry. Tay Showtime was the Producer of the song from 







Producer & Host's
Mkhuseli Khusi Veto & Mbasa MB Malusi Gqokoma

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Today on the Morning Cruise: A Woman's Path

In addition to a few other interviews, we had a representative in today from A Woman's Path, an organization that empowers local women to do more with their identity. Nosiviwe elaborated on how easy it is for women to forget their power and lose it, along with their purpose. Women are strong, she said, it is only a matter of finding your strength. You have to test it through strife and communal struggle. One must know how to navigate your purpose. A Woman's Purpose helps women do this by offering workshops and open spaces for talking and networking. in addition, one-on-one mentoring programs are offered, as well as the Visionaries Breakfast series. The only requirement for these programs is to be a woman, that's it. Nosiviwe talked a bit more about their upcoming projects. One of them is their high school project, where they encourage and motivate students of all genders at local high schools, and address the shock of upcoming independence from domestic life, which is not taught in school. The next upcoming event for them is the next installment of their Visionaries Sanctuary Breakfast Series at the ArtsCape center. This month, the theme is Start to Finish, addressing the motivation to see a goal through to the end. "You are not your past", says Nosiviwe. "Do not let others define you."

Twitter: @S.Lisa
Insta: '''''''
Facebook: Lisa Nwabisa

Today on Morning Cruise: Running for Pads Campaign, and Vij ZA-Vuyani Batyi

Today, we had three guests in studio

The first was a phone interview with a representative for the #Running4Pads campaign, a campaign to help disadvantaged young women gain access to sanitary pads. Founded a year ago, their marathons help raise money for something that should be considered a necessity for all women. We talked about the importance of feminine hygiene products in the modern day, and how limited access has made them more than just a commodity.

Next, we had Vij ZA, a local hip hop artist with an upcoming event. He started back in 2006, and since then, his brand has grown to a point where he now has legitimate offers to perform at large events. His name is an attempt to inject his own identity into his namesake, taking his name and home country to a new level. His upcoming team-up show, Hip Hop Explosion, will showcase his brand-new music video for his new release. His aim is to bring the music back to the people. After giving him the opportunity to slay it against a beat, we wrapped it up. He can be reached at:

Monday, March 06, 2017

Marley Bloo and Bombza in the studio

Today, we have a special guest: musician Marley Bloo from Pretoria! She came in to perform for us and talk a bit about her journey.

Social media: Marley Bloo

Also, we have the artist Bombza on the show.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Our guests today: the minds behind Mr. and Mrs. Empower Pageant

The Mr. and Mrs. Empower Pageant, starting in the beginning of April, is a program meant to empower young people to do better and be proud of themselves. The program helps give agency and independence to the youth of Khayelitsha through a specific type of performance and activity. From opportunity can come great success, and this program provides such opportunity. The program also provides leadership opportunities for these youth. Information about the pageant is in the below brochure.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Now in studio: RFK Krump Dance!

RFK Krump Dance, established in 2009, is a dance school that teaches Krump dancing. Krump dancing is a very aggressive and expressive dance that tries to portray strong emotion through dance. It is a slowly growing dance type in South Africa and around the world. They have an event coming up in April called the 12th Fam Feuds, a dance battle platform, and we discussed that and what the event will be like. For more info on the event, see the social media tags below.   VIDEO TO COME 

"ROYAL FAM KINGS were created as an exclusive Krump FAM in August 2009 by Cape Town Krump's most active and committed Krumpers to truly start the Cape Town Krump Movement. The initial members came together in an attempt to properly represent and push the movement of Krump in Cape Town. ROYAL FAM KINGS immediately started entering all Krump events and quickly established themselves as the first exclusive Krump FAM in Cape Town, whether performing at shows, entering battles, hosting Krump sessions, teaching, or community outreach RFK seeks to continually push the Krump movement in Cape Town. Within the structure of RFK new members are selected not on the basis of skill and dance ability and there are no auditions to join RFK, new members are instead selected on the basis of their potential, commitment and passion. Potential new members spend time with the RFK Fam and in this process relationships are formed as we are a Fam (family) and not a dance crew so this is crucial in becoming a part of RFK as the PARENT BODY." (http://kmtulu.wixsite.com/royal-fam-kings/about-us)

F:@RoyalFamKings
Same for most social media

Today on Monday Live: Mathew Rudd and Alex Searle!

Today on Monday Live, we had two local musicians perform for a full hour on the Morning Cruise. Their style is best described as a fusion of African soul, folk, rock, and more. To them, genre boundaries are restricting, and cannot affect them. They performed a myriad of songs for us, utilizing a couple of different styles and instruments. We talked to the musicians about their inspirations and origins. They had a very unusual origin story: When Mathew moved to Cape Town, he was all alone, so he began looking for a band to join. While searching on Gumtree, he found Alex! That is how they met and began making music together.

About the Musicians

Matthew Rudd is a Cape Town based Singer, Song-writer and Session Guitarist. Performing live since the age of 17, he is no stranger to the world of music and entertainment. Matthew began playing the guitar at the age of 9 and hasn't stopped yet. Thanks to some talent, and a fair amount of luck, the guitar gifted Matthew the privilege of performing alongside a few of South Africa's finest musicians, namely: Jethro Butow, Francois Van Coke, Aston Creed and Vusi Mahlasela. Matthew is currently recording his first album and manages the booking of artists for events held around Cape Town under the Matt Rudd Music banner.

Alex Searle is a songwriter, singer, bass player, filmmaker, business owner, father and occasional human being based in Cape Town, South Africa. He was born to musician parents who took him around the world in their travels, living in the Middle East and Spain for a big part of his childhood. After finishing school, he played in the family band in Abu Dhabi for 8 months before starting a degree in English and Journalism at UCT. He met Matthew Rudd along the way and they've been playing together for the last 3 years. In 2015 he shot a Youtube-style solo documentary film on the culture of music in Vietnam, called South by South East. It also chronicled the journey of becoming a father during his travels with his future wife, Tiffany. It was his first film and has since been screened in both Cape Town and Hanoi, Vietnam. It is currently in the running for a number of festivals internationally. Since then, Alex has started writing music for films, become a father to a gorgeous boy named Lake and launched a video production company. He and Matthew are currently writing some new material for their debut album. VIDEO TO COME


Friday, February 24, 2017

Interview with CPUT Green Campus Initiative and Career of the Day

Today, we had a brief interview with a representative from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Green Campus Initiative (GCI). He talked a bit about the current draught and water crisis in Cape Town, and all the ways that we could help alleviate the strain we are putting on our water supply. He also talked about the university's GCI initiative, Water Warriors. This is a program that allows anyone to help in saving water. The initiative started about two years back, when the crisis became public. Our guest said their cause is important because, according to the city of Cape Town, our days of water are numbered, and soon, water restrictions will be put in place, cutting off the water supply for short periods of time in order to save precious water. Finally, he gave some water tips on how to save water (most of which are laid out below). To find out more, go to CPUT GCI Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CPUT-GCI-316270118496431/
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Our Career of the Day was an Environmental Management position. Our guest told her all about her profession and the importance Environmental Managers are to companies and to the environment.

Now in the studio: Local musicians Mphozisi, Ta Mavesta, and DJ Villivesta!

Today, we had an avalanche of guests in the studio! Our day started with local afro-soul musician Mphozisi, who was joined by Ta Mavesta, a hip-hop artist from Khayelitsha. Both expressed their love of music from the very beginning, and talked about their inspirations. Both showed off their incredible performance skills live on air to an excited reception.

Later in the day, we had DJ Villivesta, an exuberant DJ from Cape Town. He talked a bit about the types of venues at which he performs, and the performance scene he knows and loves. As we are having difficulties with tech, photos and videos to come.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Interview with Wandile and Friend

Local artists Wandile and Friend came in to studio to talk about their music and their work. Their music is a mix of hip hop and African music and beats. The group consists of Parker Geeh (Facebook: Parker Geeh Instagram: Parker_Geeh) and Wizer Skinny (Facebook: Wizer Skinny Instagram: Wizer_Official). They talked bout their inspirations and their connections to their home town of Khayelitsha. We asked what genre they peprformed, but they gave an ambiguous answer, so we said the proof was in the pudding! So we got to hear them perform impromptu improvisation live! If you want to learn more about them, see their social media tags above, or visit the group Facebook page at SoulEnt Mageng.

Interview with Mr. Ebrahim Ryland

Today, we welcomed Mr. Ebrahim Ryland into the studio to talk about pensions for the elderly. He talked about how an Older Persons' or SASSA grant can help the elderly get money for retirement. He talked bout how to qualify, and how best to use the grant. According to Mr. Ryland, an older person's grant is a type of social assistance for those who have reached the age of retirement. In order to qualify, one has to pass a Means Test, or the process of evaluating the income and assets of the applicant. Whether you pass the means test or not depends on the consistency of one's income and security of one's assets. But do not worry about qualifying if you are unemployed; some people can if they fall in the parameters of the means test! If you would like to find out more, you can call Mr. Ryland at his office in Cape Town at 0214690235.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Dean Jates on THE ANNUAL D.L.J CAR SHOW FUNDRAISER EVENT

February, 2017 (Bonteheuwel) – On 25 February 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m. at Multi-Purpose Centre, Jakkalsvlei Ave, 7764 Bonteheuwel) the Annual D.L.J Car Show will be the 1st event to be held in celebration & on steering young drivers to excellence.  D.L.J Car Show is a collaborative community drive that aims at creating awareness on fundamental travelling safety principals for young drivers, connecting entrepreneurs and establishing young people in community leadership positions.
The main aim also behind holding this event, is to raise donations for Foots Prints of Hope, an organisation based in Lesotho that deals with children run households that has been affected by HIV & AIDS