Thursday, December 21, 2017



Abstract 703 from the ones and two's resides from Ottery Cape Town.  The young and talented artist who specializes in freestyle rapping, songwriting, composing and singing has worked with many up coming artist's around Cape Town.

He likes listening to a lot of local artist and that is where he gets most of his inspirations from but if he should go for a certain sound, it would be in the likes of Drake who is one of his biggest inspirations and Bryson Tiller. He explains that his music is not only hip hop, it's more r&b influenced and that is what his going for.

Brendon Manus was 14 years of age when he started rapping as a part of his hobby. He use to write a lot and poetry is where he started his music journey. His teachers convinced him to perform live in front of the school, after that performance realized that this is meant for him and it is the path that he should be taking.

Abstract only started doing this full time since the beginning of last year and he has come far from not being known, to people calling his name when his out in the open. He collaborated with Jean Citto, Ashur Peterson, Leeron Malgas, Deandre JK, Rihanna Ray, all of who is local artist. For December is going to be dropping singles that feature mostly local artist. "As an artist you need to establish yourself as a brand in people's mind and when people hear your music, they should already know that that is you" says Abstract. As time goes on he will adapt to what is trending. He says that his music and sound will change as the trend is going.

After having a freestyle session with Cape Town Rapper YoungstCpt and MaloonThe Boom, Abstract has been growing in the industry ever since. He currently has 3 songs play listed on a few local radio stations, being GoodHope fm, Bayfm in Port Elizabeth including Bush Radio 89.5fm.

He is one of the youngest talents in Cape Town has to offer and has already made a name for himself with his musical journey. You can get his music on Spotify, AudioMack, Google Play, iTunes and Deezer.

Social Media:
IG: @abstract703
Facebook: @abstract703
Twitter: @abstract703

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

Written By: Michaela Muller

Tuesday, December 19, 2017



Aroplain is a Nigerian international Afro pop singer now based in South Africa. The Imo State born artist is the first singer from Imo State to penetrate through the hard music markets of South Africa. He is a songwriter and also an upcoming entrepreneur. Signed under his own label G.O.A Entertainment Group.

Hometown is his upcoming debut album with about 90 percent of the songs recorded in S.A featuring various artists from Ghana, Nigeria and S.A . Aroplain released his first hit single ‘Blow money fast’ from the album in late 2016 and in same year of 2016 he shot the official music video for the hit song .The music video was officially released on AroplainVEVO this year. The artist is distributed by Limd worldwide.

His video was launched with a release party at Cocoon Lounge Sandton where Aroplain also performed live with his band. Aroplain also furthered his campaign to Vanity Pretoria to launch Blow Money Fast. 'BLOW MONEY FAST'  video production by BearInMind Productions Pty Ltd. Aroplain’s Second Single #YesGirl feat Ghanaian International Hip-hop Rapper Yinks and Nyz D. Yes Girl Music Video Was Shot Successfully In South Africa Also By BearInMind Media Pty Ltd. The Song is currently available in worldwide stores, video live on VEVO on Youtube @AroplainVEVO.

Social Media Links
Twitter @Aroplain
Instagram @Aroplain

Cell / WHATSAPP: +27658815730 OR +27812725936
Alternative Contact
Aroplain’s Consultants Numbers
Boss Brain Entertainment
Cell: +27834189705 or +27818199431

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

Written By: Michaela Muller

Monday, December 18, 2017



Robyn Davids goes her stage name RAE.CHIL. She got the name from her grandmother who was named Rachel but they called her Rae, hence where the nickname comes from. Her family says she looks like her grandmother, who RAE was unfortunate to meet. Her grandmother also liked to sing, and that is where her beautiful talent comes from.

RAE.CHIL as a young kid always wanted to do music. Robyn only took on music this year. She explains that she had a child in high school and with all the responsibility she had to put everything on a hold for a while. She also finished her studies in Architecture, which she is currently doing at her 9-5 job. She has a single called 'Book of Lies', she is currently working on 2 more of my own songs. 'Book of Lies' came orginatedf when she met Dylan Joshua Mckeith, whose the owner of McK Records sat down with her and Dalton who wrote the lyrics for her and they recorded the song, which was done in a space of 2 months. She says she's been through alot of heart breaks and wanted a her song that empowers women.

Internationally her music influence is Rihanna, reason being that she does not care. Her genre is contemporary hip hop because she loves and always falls back on old school r&b. She has done a lot of cover songs and her personal favorite by Post Malone- Rockstar. Robyn is originally from Oudshoorn. She performed  at the Stellenbosch Lights Festival 2 weeks ago and says she did not feeling nervous as she likes performing in front of an audience.

RAE.CHIL plans for 2018 is to enter the idols competition because she does not what to ask herself what if like they say "you got to risk it to get the biscuit. She also seeks to record her album, which she is mostly excited for. She encourages all young people to go for what they want, so that they do not question themselves when they get old of why they did not go for their dream career

Contact Details:
Facebook: RAE.CHIL
Instagram: RAE.CHIL official
Twitter: RAE.CHIL

Presenters and Producers- Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman.

Written By: Michaela Muller

Monday, December 11, 2017

Balenciaga Banks

Balenciaga Banks Doing Great And Bigger Things

Balenciaga Banks was born in Rocklands Mitchell's Plain Cape Town, South Africa on June 24th 1991. Balenciaga predominantly works as a musician/producer.

He also has a certificate in Digital Music Production & Marketing. His also worked & done production for many of Cape Towns top artist such as, Miss Celaneous, Ayo Calley from Vuzu hustle, Colin Sheer, D-nice & has also opened for South African heavyweight A.K.A.

Bank$ describes his sound as "Pan National" for its universal appeal & message that's easily relate-able in this modern age. He is a performing and recording artist as well as a producer from RFK Entertainment. 'Lost My Mind" is his first recording single that he released. He is a team people, which a lot of people have notice and he wants to build on that. Potentially he hopes to have a lot of teams players and work around that, Cape Town in general. Music has been in his family for ages. His father was an artist and use to do music with Molly Baron from The Rockets group. His father use to tease him about the song "Ama Kokerot "  and since then his soccer coach use to call him cockroach.

His been in a Jazz band since the age of 7 and through out his high school life. After that he went to study marketing and from there studied music. He started a band in Portland High and they are doing a thing where they go around schools to do a march and initiated that back in 2007. Ever since that his been gradually following music. For him personally its an escape from everything that happens in time. He describes music to be his brother, sister and girlfriend at the same time. His mom has been his biggest supported since 2010. Since 2010 they've been building the brand and the music that they've been trying to portray to people and he thinks this it's about time to exploit his music. When he should have his first SAMA speech, he'll have his mom has his plus one.

Musically since his been growing up and because he likes r&b, his biggest influences has been R-Kelly being one of the most honest artist and Usher as well. He also grew up listening to people like Ja Rule, he showed Banks that hype music can be soft and highly commercial. For local artist that he grew up with would be DKZ who is one of the front runners to him because they were universal in their sound, no matter the language barrier that anyone had. DKZ's music makes you want to dance as well as Brenda Fassie. His grandmother use to play Anita Baker, so it was basically a lot of artist which he grasp inspiration from individually on the good traits that they had and he tries and put it into his music. 

His sound is for all ages. "You Are" which is yet to be released featuring his friend ACE whose also a hip hop artist from wynberg and works closely with RFK Entertainment and Balenciaga Banks. Balenciaga Banks currently lives & works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Contact Details: 
Facebook: @Biggie Balenciaga Banks
Instagram @balenciagabanks

Presenters and Producers: Michaela Muller, Khusi Veto and Tyler Layman

Written By: Michaela Muller

Friday, December 08, 2017

The mysterious Amy Brown breaks out of her shell

The mysterious Amy Brown breaks out of her shell

Amy Brown, from Strandfontein Cape Town describes her music as hip hop, soul, and jazz. She  been doing music seriously for less than a year but her entire life has revolved around music.

Fusion, modern and progressive is what she explains her sound to be. She is influence by a brilliant local guy called Jayson White musically and hip hop related. She likes Sting, Lauren Hill, which people she naturally affiliates her sound with, Erykah Badu, EJ Wil Lyric, someone she gives props to and Shameema from Codessa who encouraged her to be an emcee. Her mother says that her singing generically comes from her grandfather's side of the family. They have a large history of Christmas Choirs. Amy's singing started like every family would do, have her sing at her aunts event.

It took her a very long time tro grow into herself musically, but her parents listen to very good music and if it wasn't for that, she would be singing trap. Her uncle taught her a few cords on the guitar. She had one week of music lessons which she is still traumatized by. We live in an information age, where everything you want to know and learn can be done through the internet. Stealing with the eyes and watching musicians play helped her learned guitar too. " I think I'm learning now that there's a fine line between something that happens organically and actually wanting to push something as a career and I find that the balance between those two things are really important right now" says Amy.

Her song 'Fine Love' is something that started when as a journal entry that she wrote to herself. She draws inspiration from her everyday life, from being from the capeflats, from engaging with people from different cultures and just being a South African. She's been performing in her father's living room and giving him free concerts but has not performed on a big stage yet but would like the platform for it.

She has another track called 'The Anthem'. Amy is very motivated by wanting to make her father proud and want him to have enough money so that he does not have to work. Her dream is to fill the stadium one day. She is hoping to release more visual content for 2018 and she is in the process of marinating things, giving people something to listen to and also to be proud of herself. The two people in her team that hse works closely with is Jayson White and Her sister Ruby.

'Klein Fortuin' are one of the tracks that got play listed on radio, then she also has 'Jed Eye Night' and 'Lindely Linchris Heins'  the only songs she has playing, which she is gratefully thankful for.

Contact Details:
Facebook: Amy Brown
Instagram: miss_amy_brown

Presenters and Producers: Michaela Muller, Khusi Veto and Tyler Layman

Written by: Michaela Muller

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Mediator seniors' Club’s pre New Year eves dance

Mediator seniors' Club’s pre New Year eves dance
We had a quick talk yesterday about cherishing our grandmothers’, and funny enough, today we had an interview with Doreen Goliath from the Mediators Seniors’ Club from Portlands in Mitchells Plain.

Doreen mentioned that her grandchildren are treating her very well, and the two granddaughters are non-abusive, beautiful and loving children. My co-host Khusi asked Doreen to inform us a bit more about Media Senior. They were established in 1991, where about 50 members are involved in the club. Their special “meet up” day is normally on a Monday, where she has her hands full with taking care of their needs. She considers the club to be more like a family and intend on discussing health issues, problems with children and any matters under the sun worth mentioning. 

Doreen has one son, since two of her sons died. She also acknowledges the fact she has a small family, but considers the club members as her new, big family.
When Khusi asked about some of the problems elderly people face where grandchildren turn to abusing their grandparents, she replied with “substance abuse, my dear.” She further explains that these grandchildren likes to take from the grandparents and parents like stealing money and household appliances. Other elders that are not in the group, come to Doreen and the Mediators Club to speak about their problems. 

Doreen and her crew aren’t classified as “old people”. They do not knit or sow as she handsomely mentioned, but rather speak to one another, share with one another also love dancing. Doreen gives 3 dances per year, and this is one of the ways that they accumulate funds. They also go on lunches, picnics and other lovely activities. Doreen even asked Michaela, our co-host, to come and show them a thing or two.
Their pre-new year dance on the 30th of December is for the members to have fun. The venue will be at Portlands high school in Mitchells Plain. They are a club that does not get funding from anywhere, besides the events that they host. The members pay a sub-fee every month during the year, and have raffles right through the year. They are a self-sustaining club that intends on keeping this wonderful club going for many more years.

To contact Doreen in helping them raise funds or just lend a helping hand, you can phone her on 021 371 1993. Her cell number is 078 507 5234. And lastly, to get to the event, the road’s name you should take is Merrydale. Entry fee is R40 to attend, bring your own XYZ. Doreen wishes everyone has a prosperous festive season and bless everyone abundantly.

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Tinashe Thepper is seeking to pursue his music

Tinashe Thepper is seeking to pursue his music

Tinashe grew up in Kenilworth/Wynberg but now resides in Bluedowns. His stye in music is trap soul and has beeen doing music for 5 years now.

He just drop a mixed last week called 'New Kind Alert', which consists of 12 songs in different genres. "I'm coming for the thrown" he says, and that his is reason for the name of his mix tape. What you can expect to find on there is hip hop, r&b and afro pop like Nigerian type of songs. His friend Master Mind cpt is the producer his working with on his music. His music is available for download on Audio Mack and available for streaming on Soundcloud.

Musically he looks up to Wizkid, Drake and Kwesta. His music relates to them and not forgetting Bryson Tiller and Dappy who is a British artist. At the moment Tinashe is studying Sound Engineering and is in his second year. His been getting good feedback from his mix tape and even have shows lined up where he will be performing at. He will be attending a show tonight in Durbanville called 'Valley of Light'.

He wants everyone in Cpt to support the local out there trying to do what they do.

Contact Details:

Facebook: Tinashe Thepper
Instagram: Tinashe Thepper
Twitter: Tinashe Thepper

Prsenters and Priducers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

Written by: Michaela Muller

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Judge Supreme

Judge Supreme

J-Supreme gives all thanks to his creator for keeping him through is life and music journey. His single 'Rest In Peace' was produced by Redeemed Beats. The song has sentimental value to it. When he went to the studio, not with the intentions of making a song but visiting and they guy played him a beat, which was made for some else but they person could not run it. While he was making himself a sandwich, ideas popped in his head. It was the first song they did together.

His presently working with The Five Star Production, who he met recently through music and at they moment his recording there. Spit Graaf is one of his friends he grew up with in his area Rocklands Mitchell's Plain and is with Judge Supreme in the music business. They decided that they want to giving rapping a go and felt like they had a few rhymes up their sleeves. They want to send a message out their from their perspective which other artist won't be able to bring across.

At the moment Supreme does not know which way is the way forward for him but he would like to prosper in what he does. There's a lot of people who are opening up to him and feels that he can walk into every door now for the last 3 months. His sense is that his doing something right. His been running a lot of shows lately, one of them being One Love, shows for the kids in the community. Even though he was not part of the Monwabezi Festival, he stood in the line, where he got to perform for 30 minutes.

The name'Judge Supreme' was given by his friend Redeem Beats and the inspirations came from a festival that he attended. A guy came on stage and sang a few words and he thought to himself that, that is something he could be capable of. On Friday, himself and Spit Graaf will be attending a show in Paarl where they will be performing. On the 15th December 2017, he will also be at The Sunny Ocean Festival.

Judge Supreme is planning to take a break and let his music work for him

Conatct Details:
Whatsapp: 0799457622
Facebook: Shane Mano

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman.

Written By: Michaela Muller 

Monday, December 04, 2017


Craig Lucas is South Africans second season of The Voice SA in 2017 inspired by many people to break out of his comfort zones and risk pursing music as a career.

Up until a year ago he was just an ordinary person, studying and working until he entered The Voice SA. A friend of Craig's was in season one and if you are part of the competition you can suggest people to enter. H e got to skip the line process and he sang into a little camera which was recorded for him, having no stress of normal auditions. He went to the auditions with no intentions of getting far and he ended up winning. Craig is now a full time musician and gets to do what his been wanting to do for so long.

Locally, he stumbled into the music industry at the right moment, as everyone in South Africa is doing great. Jimmy Nevis has been such a great inspiration to Craig for a long time. Craig got to meet him in The Voice and they sang together. He also mentions that Shekhinah and Tim ODV is great. He performed in Town yesterday when the lights when on, which to his experience was the best. He goes every year, when the lights goes on and always said that he wants to perform on that stage. 

'Smother' was written when he finished the album in the space of two months. A lot of the songs on the album was written prior to the voice but  'Smother' was a new single. He spent 8 hours everyday, Monday to Friday. He explains he sound as alternative, soulful and pop. A family member of Craig owned a pub and that's where is use to go whenever he wanted to sing. He also sang at every family event. 

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Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman.

Written by: Michaela Muller

Friday, December 01, 2017

Vision AfriKa

Vision AfriKa

Vision AfriKa was established 15 years ago in 2003 (then known as Vision K), with 152 learners currently enrolled in the Kayamandi branch (Vision K for Kayamandi) while 132 post-Grade12 youths (who have successfully completed the programme) are being monitored as they pursue Tertiary Education or other career paths.

Vision AfriKa is an organisation that supports youth and young kids  in their process of personal growth and development. By participating in this programme, they dedicated staff and youth embark on a shared exploration journey of critical thinking, visionary dreaming, goal-setting, leadership development, academic improvement and active community citizenship. They are currently based in Kayamandi and Vlottenburg, which is part of the Greater Stellenbosch area.

Their focus is now on the cretch from the age 3-5 years. They've also started a primary school, starting from grade R up to grade 3. Vision AfriKa is all about giving children opportunities and hope to be able to break the bad bond of poverty and also to give them quick education. The youth are faced with the obvious socio-economic challenges associated with living in previously disadvantaged and currently undeserved communities. These include (but are not limited to) income poverty, inadequate and unhealthy housing, a deficient schooling system, high incidences of crime and many forms of abuse and the main challenge which is money.

Contact Details:

Telephone number: +27(0)21 889 8774      /    +27(0)82 927 8512

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

By: Michaela Muller



Jeanne Bodenstein is the advocacy coordinator of the Rape Survivors Jutice Campaign. Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust has been supporting rape survivors for the past 40 years through their counselling and support services, but theyhave identified that change is needed in how the criminal justice system deals with rape cases.

The campaign has a very specific ask, which is that the government forefil its promise to enroll their Sexual Offense course across the country. They've launched a campaign in 2016 on Womens Day and since, they have really gathered support. They have made input on the legislature relating to the designation of the court and during 16 days this year they have decided to go back to Khayelitsha to demonstrate for the demand that the Khayelitsha Magistrate Court to  be upgraded to a sexual offence court.

In the specialize course, they deal with sexual offence cases. It can be in a court room, in a court building, but they have a very important specialist personnel, specialist, prosecutes but no law relating to sexual offences and can build strong cases against perpetrators, rape and other sexual offences. In the organisation they have about 40 volunteers which works and deals in various departments.

They deal with how to overcome physical and emotional injury, to practical advice about laying charges and the criminal justice system. To help one can look at their website where you will have options to join their volunteer community  by attending a training  course but also by donating.The Justice Campaign that they'll be hosting will be happening on the 5th December in front of the Khayelitsha Magistrate Court.
hey have a vision of a South Africa in which women are safe in their communities and where the criminal justice system supports and empowers rape survivors and acts as a deterrent to rapists.Their mission is to promote safety in communities, to reduce the trauma experienced by rape survivors, to empower women, to promote gender equality, to strengthen the criminal justice system and to work actively to address flaws in legislation.

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Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

By: Michaela Muller

Wednesday, November 29, 2017



Safiso Kweyama is the Artist director of Jazzart Dance Theatre at the Artscape in Cape Town. Jazzart's creative process is an emodiment of a movement langauge based on improvisation and provides inventive platform for world class performances that reflect the changing socio-political environment of South Africa and the world.

Safiso is originally from Durban. He left Jazzart to freelance and returned as an artistic director of the place since 2015. The company is 44-years-old, it all started back in 1973 by a lady called Sonje Mayo, and has had five different directors after that. The company's main purpose is to train young artist, to become dancers, professional choreographers and teachers in various art skills. They currently have a training program with 13 students mainly from the Western Cape, but some of them come from the Eastern Cape and others come all the way from Wellington and George. They all meet at the Artscape where it based.

The main genre they work with is contemporary dance, which Safiso calls african dnace, but they teach their youth different styles. Twice a week they'll have ballet classes, hip hop class are provided, african dance, pansula, jazz dance and also traditional african dance. The duration of the  training program is 3 years, Monday-Friday from 9h00-17h00. They have a couple of sponsors the, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, The Lotto, HCI and The National Arts Council.

The next auditions will take place next year September/October and then January 2019 they will start training. The current trainees will be graduating next year July. The auditions happens over a period of 3 days in which the individual must attend everyday. The student must have matric. They look at various things like your punctuality, when they say take a break, do you really take a break or go over the movements in which you're struggling with.and the different discipline that they've taught you. If you are able to do contemporary dance can you do ballet or hip hop. If you are weak at a certain genre, it is ok, they will work on the other genre with you and help you to improve so that you are able to get jobs in everything. In the end they have a show where the dances get to perform and showcase what they've learnt.

His goal is to see his current trainees to end the program well skilled, having the body well oiled and ready for the outside world, so that can economically sustain themselves. For 2018 he would like to shift the focus from theme which was remembrance. Remembrance of the history people that surpassed Jazzart and remembering the women. The focus will be on recycling and reusing, it is part of saving. He is looking at reusing old costumes and not buying new ones.

From next year they will have open classes which will take place on Saturdays and also evening classes for adults. Classes on Saturdays will range from the ages of 7-15. 'If you think you can walk then you can dance" says Safiso. It all starts with a heart beat.

Contact Details

Tel: 0214109848

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

By: Michaela Muller

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Subz Organisation Takes A Stand In Menstruation Problems

Subz Organisation Takes A Stand In Menstruation Problems

About 7 years ago when Sue Barnes found out that 4 million girls in the the country miss school because they are mentruating and have no sanaritary, she created Subz in response to a request for the donation of washable sanitary pads and panties for the under privileged girls in her area. Subz are panties to which sanitary pads can be clipped. The panty is made of 100% cotton knit, (130 – 140g) which allows the skin to breath. This is also a eco-friendly/green solution.

This was to help females not miss school or work because of something that is so natural. Women should not be compromised, they need an equal chance.There is the issue of the cost of ladies sanitary wear. Underprivileged ladies have to use what’s available to them in their habitats. Name: packets tied around them filled with sand and leaves, waste paper, news paper, old cloths and rags. The virus appears in the menstruation blood when a woman has aids.

She states that the menstrual cup was a good idea. It is a little plastic cup that you insert into the vagina when you have your period and it connects the blood. When it's filled, you will have remove it, wash it and reinsert it. The washable panties and sanitary pads can be purchased at Clicks or on their web page.

Their goal is to try and get many girls as possible to stay in school and get education. They want to give as many packs of sanitary towels to the girls and get funding so that packs could be made and delivered. They also offer an education programme, so the girls can learn about their bodies and the changes that takes place within their bodies, their rights and the empowerment just to be a woman.

Contact Details:
Web page:

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

By: Michaela Muller

Dance takes place as a second nature for Lorenzo Eden

Dance takes place as a second nature for Lorenzo Eden

Lorenzo Eden takes us 13 years back into his life when he first discovered that he has an interest in dance. He Cedar High where he took dance as a subject and started off with contemporary.

After he moved to Steenberg, his dancing career took flight. After matriculating from Steenberg High, he took a risk not going to study but instead perused dancing professionally. The first crew he joined was Kingdom Rated under the leadership of Byron Benjamin in 2014. Exposure followed the young gentleman from there. From there Himself and a few of his friends formed Empire, which did not seem to work out in the end and everyone went their separate ways. He ended up in Paradigm, who is one of the best crew in Cape Town.

His second video dropped yesterday which features him dancing on a song of Nasty C. It will be on various social media's. This was his second project that he wanted to do. This is his way of building and expressing himself and overcoming his challenges. He is part of Love Dance Agency which is under the leadership of Didi Moses. Lorenzo thanks  Densley Carolissen also known as Lyrical Deezy, who asked him to do a movie with the agency. He he then signed with Love Dance there after. He landed his second gig with Adidas straight after the movie and was able to buy his own vehicle.

The challenge that he overcame being in the dance industry is beef between dancers. The thing he noticed that most dancers do not, is that if you want to become better and claimto love dancing, you need to put in the work and hours. Lorenzo looks forward to being one of the best choreographer and to feature in commercials and music video's.

"There will be times that you will struggle, nothing will go your way, there will be tough times but that is the times that should motivated you to push forward says Lorenzo.

Contact Details:

Facebook:@Lorenzo Eden
Instagram: @Lorenzo_Eden

Prsenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

By: Michaela Muller

The Next Big Thing In Line

The Next Big Thing In Line

Jason Johnson goes by his rap name Jesse Reignz. He moved to Cape Town 5 years ago, completing his studies here and his also been rapping for 7 years now. He is originally from Delmore, Johannesburg. Jesse goes around to communities similar to Delmore to do charity work, outreach programmes, foundations and fund raisers.

He got the opportunity to be part of The NXT LVL. Hot New Music Show Ready To Take Talent To The Next Level. The music show dubbed THE NXT LVL,  gives DJs, singers, rappers and bands the platform to learn the ins and outs of the music biz from some of South Africa’s music giants. 5 talented artists takes part in a 10 week master class that will see one of them become the NXT big thing on the SA Music scene. Stay tuned to find out who the 5 talented artists are.

During this time he was mentored by Euphonik arguably one of  South Africa’s most sought after Dj’s, DJ Zinhle, Metro FM and SAMA Award nominee DJ Zinhle, Riky Rick, who began at a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie,  Danny K, an artist best known for his SAMA award-winning hits and Big Nuz who is well-known and highly celebrated Durban-based kwaito group under the Afrotainment record label. Jesse Reignz is currently the only rapper on the show. It plays every Wednesday at 21:00 on Mzanzi Magic, Dstv and the show is busy with it's last two weeks before they announce the winner. Voting lines do open tomorrow at 29 November at 21:30 and close at 10:30 on 06 December.

His new song payslips is a collaboration that he done with Ricky Rick and is one of his favorite. 'Brown Cages' is one of the songs that is really close to Jesse. It tells a story about a coloured boy who is affected by gang violence, drug abuse, domestic abuse. It wanted to use the platform of THE NXT LVL to tell the story of the coloured people and what they experience in the communites insted of the conventional turn up music just talking about models, women and money. He released 2 songs in the last two weeks 'Brown Cages' being one of them which is available for downloads, streaming and for purchase on iTunes, Spotify, Sound Cloud and Audiomack. The other song that he released called 'Rain Maker' is a free download which is available on Sound Cloud or Audiomack.

He recently registered his own company Summer Rain International. All of the money that his been making from YouTube and performances will be invested into the company. The company will initiate developments in the coloured communities and around South Africa.

To votes for Jesse send an sms 'Jesse' to 33575. Sms cost R1,50. Voting opens at 21:30 on 29 November (tomorrow night) and closes at 10:30 on 06 December. People can vote as many times as they like.

Contact Details:

Twitter: @jessereignz
Instragram: @jessereignz\
Facebook: @jessereignz
Soundcloud: @jessereignz

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

By: Michaela Muller

Thursday, November 23, 2017



Ashton January also known by his rap name AJ LIX hails from Belhar Cape Town. AJ is an acronym for his name Ashton January and LIX stands for Life In Extreme.

His been doing rapping for a while now. Ashton comes from her musical family. Some sing and the others play instruments. His true inspiration comes from all of his friends. He use to pump to all of the tracks, he knew every word and from there his friends encouraged him to peruse it. His lifestyle that he lives, reflects in his music.

His been pushing his new single 'Power' which will be the leading track off his EP 'Green Carpet: No Ryalty'. AJ LIX is a versatile artist and his album will have something for everybody he says.

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Twitter: @AJ LIX
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Preseners and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman.

By: Michaela Muller



Ethnique always wanted to be a singer since a young age. Her singing is inherited by her mom.
She recorded her first album 'Echoes Ezaeth' which is available o iTunes, Google play and spotify. She use to singopera in her house all the time and she started taking music seriously 3 years ago. She describes her music as neo soul, r&b and hip hop.

Ethinique (Nicole Leonards) likes Jay Something from Micasa and Beatenberg, not forgetting about David van Vuuren. These are the three acts that should would love to open for with her whole life. Internationally it would be Erykah Badu, her dying wish.

A police officer, veterinarian fire fighter would have been her choices if she were not to sing. She use to play a little bit of the guitar but has not seeked much interest in it. She stuck to what she knew best which was music: writing music and her vocal abilities. One of her hidden talents is Art(painting) and she'd like to think that she could dance but says her manager would disagree.

Beneath The Surface was produced by Despicable B, Bevan Martin. She works really well with him. Her solo career is slowly taking off, knowing that only great things will happen from here onward.


Social Media
Instagram: @ethnique_za
Facebook: Ethnique_za

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

By: Michaela Muller

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Leska Beukes Sets An Example To The Youth

Leska Beukes Sets An Example To The Youth

Leska Beukes (age 18) ,is the founded and director of Know Your Worth Project. She describes herself as a loud and energetic person, she's also a people's person and adores children.

She began her journey since the age of 14 and volunteered at several communities/projects namely: Restoring Hope, PPC church, Hephzibah community church, City of Council, soup kitchens, old age homes, holiday programmes and volunteered most of her time to her community (Grassy Park).

Casts in Stoans is an events company runned by Morne Herman. He asked It's The Beukes Sisters to market the event The Arts Of Strings. It is one stage for tow days with plenty of talent. The show features various musicians (guitarist). It allows solo guitarist to get recognition, after all they do play in a band where most people do not focus just on them.

The show will take place on the 29th and 30th November 2017 at the Jamrock Theatre, Brackenfell. Doors will be opening at 7pm and showtime starts at 8pm. Admission is R150 per ticket and bookings for tickets are allocated on the night.
The year 2018 will be her year to enlarge her territories.

For tickets bookings or enquiries contact: 0790453 2370

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto, Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman 

By: Michaela Muller

Monday, October 30, 2017

Stevie Skotti

Stevie Skotti

Steven Cottle Aka Stevie Skotti started singing since grade four. Steven listened to a lot of hip hop, The East Coast West Coast rivalry, Black Noise BOC.  He use to b-boy to all those music back in the day, that is where music has always been a part of his life.

He started writing his own rap music, but he never sang before. Skotti use to rap 'wanna be' as he puts it, where everyone wanted to know who is better than who. He also has a 10 month old baby.
Steven describes himself as a commercial artist. His fondest musical memory was performing at Muizenberg High's Fashion Show and he peformed with his group back in the day, the Three Kings, their first track 'She's Like Me'.  He moved a lot, but is orginally from Fish Hoek and stays in Sunny Dale currently.

He says that everywhere he goes he sees drugs and gangs, and he doesn't dodge bullets. He uses music to get through things, people will stop him in the road and ask him to play a song on the way .
There's a 9-5 on the side which he calls his Plan B. "You can't make it on your own unless you have people backing you" says Steven, there's no zenith point for him. Being at Bush Radio, is him making it. It's another level from jamming in your room to jamming live on air.

His been getting good feedback, but getting love from the people who loves him his the most important thing to him. People has also been hitting him up musically out of no where.

Contact Details:

Facebook: Stevie Skotti
Instagram: Stevie Skottie

Prsenters and Producers: Khusi Veto
Co-Hosts: Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

By: Michaela Muller

Steenberg Screams Talent

Steenberg Screams Talent

Angelo Jansen also known as Slang za, hails from Steenberg.  He classifies the music his as an hip hop  and strongly believe that he is an artist, has  he has done edm tracks and rapped gqom beats. Jansen loves hip hop and says that it is the lifestyle.

Slang also use to be a dancer. His single 'No Hooks' was produced Master mind, who is their producer with the help Saeed Staffels known as The Prodigy za. The Prodigy and Slang are signed under Mastermind Music Cpt as well as Doedvernoordskap. They have movements that they are pushing, the beat of 'No Hooks' is by Marlon from 021 beats.

The Prodigy believes that music is platform where everybody can communicate on and is the one common ground that everyone around the world has. Their families are in support of them following this particular career, but never been to any of their shows. Angelo says that you only get that full support once you have made it, that's when everyone comes closer and wants to know you.
hey admit to Steenberg being a gang infested place, but on the hand their are great people their too. Slang thinks that the surrounding areas namely; Steenberg, Lavender Hill and Retreat got a full production there because of the amount of talent they have. He says that those three places can have one concert and they will have all the kinds of talent available.

Contact Details:

Facebook: The Prodigy za
                 Slang za
Instagram: The Prodigy za
                 Slang za

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto
Co-Hosts: Michaela Muller and Tyler Layman

By: Michaela Muller

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ULOYIKO brings theatre goers & audiences the dark side of humanity driven by power in Zimbabwe

ULOYIKO brings theatre goers & audiences the dark side of humanity driven by power in Zimbabwe

Prosper Dlodlo and Yanga Mhluzi are members are Uloyiko theatre. They recently got into theatre as a way of communicating the social injustices that are commited against people, one could call it protest theatre. They are also using theatre as a way of advocating for the rights of people.
Uloyiko is a play that brings to theatre goers and audiences the evil, the dark side of humanity driven by lust and quest for absolute power in Zimbabwe, personified by none other than Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the current president of Zimbabwe.

Uloyiko is their third production. Uloyiko speaks about the killing of people during the Genocide and was never spoken about, there were no justice for the people of Matebeleland, and are put at more than 20 000 by the Catholic Commission for Justice Report: Breaking the Silence, Building True Peace released in 1997. The play was launched on the 25th of June 2016 at Hillbrow Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa and since then has been well received by people in Matebeleland and South Africans and many people in Africa and around the world. The story came about the research that they've done about Zimbabwe and physically going to Zimbabwe and interviewing people and felt that it is necessary for South Africans to speak about it as it intertwines with SA.

Their mission is to expose the Gukurahundi Genocide committed by Robert Mugabe and his cronies in Zimbabwe against the innocent, defenseless and God fearing people in Matebeleland as a campaign for Truth, Justice and Reparations for the Genocide. Their vision and main goal is to create an awareness of Gukurahundi Genocide and support the people of Matebeleland to attain Truth, Justice and Reparations for the Genocide as well as attain the freedom from all forms pf oppression in Zimbabwe.

The target audience are people of Matebeleland, South Africans and Africans and international audiences-. Their objective is to perform Uloyiko Theatre Play to various audiences for the the awareness of Gukurahuni Genocide.

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto
Co-Hosts: Michaela Muller, Tyler Layman and Denise Pattersen

By: Michaela Muller

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Jazz Yard Academy

On October 20,2017 Judith called in on behalf of the Jazz Yard Academy to discuss what the academy represents for young people. She explained that the Jazz Yard Academy is a place where young people go that are trying to stay on the right track and not fall victims to crime and gang violence.

According to the Jazz Yard Academy site, "The academy’s offers free lessons to children from Bonteheuwel and neighbouring areas. Under the guidance of experienced musicians, these youngsters find a new meaning to life. It is encouraging to see the way music brings a smile to their faces, … how excited they are about every new lesson!"

In the interview,Judith emphasized the fact that children don't need any prior music knowledge to be apart of the organization.Judith says that learners don't need to be discouraged by not being able to read music or  that they don't have prior music experience because the instructors are there to teach them what they need to know. She also noted that the program doesn't require the learners to pay anything. They are not responsible for their music, instruments,or performance attire.

Contact Joey Fourie for more information 
084 880 7012

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Award winning Die reuk van appels in Cape Town premier at Fugard Studio Theatre

Award winning Die reuk van appels in Cape Town premier at Fugard Studio Theatre

Rudi Sadler teamed up with Johan Van Der Merwe to create Theatrerocket Productrions. Since reading the novel Die reuk van appels, Johan dreamt about producing it for stage.
Die reuk van appels is a 1993 debut novel of South African author Mark Behr.

It will be presented by Theatrerocket Productions and adapted to the stage by Johann Smith, which started 07 October until 11 November, performed in Afrkaans with English subtitles. It stars Gideon Lombard and is directed by Lara Bye. It all started with Rudi and his partner Johan, who are both from Pretoria, going to theatre a lot. They both serve on some of the theatre judging panels, that is how they met about a year and a half ago. They both have a love and passion for theatre and have the urge to start creating theatre. When they got together they both had the same dream of creating theatre instead of watching it.

They started talking and drew up a list of the top productions that they would like to see on stage and that is how the company was created. There are challenges in creating something for stage for people to watch and satisfy them, there is hard work that goes into it. "Starting from scratch without any financial backing is hard but very rewarding in the end", says Rudi.
Awards are great for recognition but for them it's about the impact it has on people. The production premiered at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees this year, with Gideon Lombard winning the Best Actor Award at the 2017, Kanna Awards for his role as Marnus. At the recent Aardklop Festival, Lombard was also nominated for the Best Actor Award and Lara Bye was nominated for Best Director.

The whole play is translated to English at the theatre and will be put on screen for the non Afrikaner people to enjoy as well. The feedback from all press and media as been astonishing and received great reviews from highly regarded critics such as, Diane De Beer and Robin Sassen. Die reuk van appels is the coming of age of Marnus Erasmus, 11-year-old son of a South African Defence Force general. It captures the Afrikaner mentality in the late 1970's and early 1980's and the brutal consequences of apartheid and militarization of South African Life.

Sadler and van der Merwe are honored to have two of the country's most respected theatre makers, director Lara Bye and actor Gideon Lombard, to bring the story to life on stage.
It takes a team of creative people to take something as powerful as the novel and bring it to life on stage.

Tickets for the preview on Tuesday cost R130; Wednesday R155 and Thursday to Saturday tickets cost R165. Bookings may be made through Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online at or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet. Booking can also be made at the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554. There is a generous 15% discount for friends of the Fugard members. Harrignton Street car park is located at the croner of Caledon and Harrighton streets and is available for the use of theatre patrons.

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto
Co-Hosts: Michaela Muller, Tyler Layman and Denise Paterson

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ill Ritchie, fundraising consultant, spoke on behalf of the Think Good.

Jill Richie

Jill Ritchie, fundraising consultant, spoke on behalf of the Think Good.

Inyathelo is an non profitable organisation, that exists to serve the sector, to support, train and guide.They have an amazing space in Woodstock. Anybody involved in the sector can come and use the space. They've got a wonderful library, they can organise advice, they can use the hot desks and use the facilities at very good prices to serve other non profitable organisations.

Inyathelo is nearly hosting the Think Good, which Jill is a member of. Think Good is a group of 45 consultants and Jill happen to be a fundraising consultant. They consult only to the non profit sector, on non profit accounting, non profit legal matters and anything else that non profits might require. #ThinkGood is a gift to the sector for Mandela Day even though we are in October. They have a free conference with four different tracks running at anytime and people from the non profit sector can come along at no charge.

#ThinkGood has had presentations on different ways on creating documents for the potential donors, presentations on collaborations and working together and Jill done a presentation on innovative and creative thinking in the non profit sector. Their sector has 165 000 registered NGO's, then you can had the universities, schools, the face pace enter-ties. There's a huge competition for donated money in our country and they are just helping everybody to cope.

Personally Jill feels that it is too easy to set an organisation up and there are too many. The real issue is that there's so many things that government should do but don't, either because they don't care or there are not enough people paying taxes into the fiskal. NGO's serves the needs, because they do what government doesn't do.This is the sector that picks up and serves those in need.

Some organisations depends on donations, but more non profit organisations should generate some sort of income.

Jill spoke about Noah the neighborhood old age home in Woodstock. They set up a shop, a trestle table on the pavement in 2009, where they were making R13 000 a month just from people donating second hand good and selling them. Now they are making R30 000 in a little shop they just bought on a corner in the same road and their goal is by 20-22 they want to sell and make enough goods. They also have some projects involving the elderly making candles and soap. They also want to have 50% of the money they need self generated.

She says that organisations need to do a little less begging and more innovative thinking to generate profits. There will always be a place for those in need and that is why there are charities exists.

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto
Co Hosts: Michaela Muller, Tyler Layman and Denise Paterson

The Hustle continues with Byronne Essack, THE STORY OF HOPE

The Hustle continues with Byronne Essack, THE STORY OF HOPE

Byronne Essack is originally from Cape Town and moved to Johannesburg about 3 years ago. Coming to the foundation Thembalitsha, he attended School Of Hope matriculated there.
Going to Johannesberg, he gained experience and came back to the foundation, which he his working along side with and helped out with the orginisational work. " We are in a generation/society where we are all about giving back and our youth are empowered" say Byronne.

School Of Hope has been in existence for 18 years. They've been giving a second chance to the youth in training health care and being there for society. He states that being in JHB  it's been hectic to get a job, he calls he story the Story of Hope. Being in JHB he was unable to complete his studies because of the lack of funding. He took a close look at how people have been getting into jobs and from that he has looked at a new initiative that we as people are able to start.

When you go into a company, know that they are looking for game changers, not just people coming in with a CV. He explains that he played  with the big sharks, drowned and got back up to shore. We're in a very high unemployment rate and it is something we can work on by starting an initiative. Essack says that we need to look at ourselves intellectually and understand emotionally where you're at before going for an interview. You need to know that you're need to put your feelings aside, be mentally, intellectually and emotionally prepared and be ready for the corporate world.
The percentage of young unemployed people has risen from 2013-2017 by 51.93% in South Africa. He has been in situations where he has been told by people in his life that he is chasing titles and therefore he cannot get a job. When you get to understand who is in your life, one needs to establish oneself by saying, this is where I'm going and if your surroundings are not supporting that, you need to draw the line.

See what you can bring forward to a company, instead of just going for an interview. The reason Byronne his working closely with the School Of Hope and the Thembalitsha Foundation, is because they've given him ground to establish himself as an entrepreneur and not to leave it at matric and search for a job. At his awards evening he received two books, which was a photography and a videography/ graphic design book.

When he couldn't finish his studies, he sat for a month at home just reading through the texts books that he had received from school, and it was a business studies book that was included in that. Not long after that his first interview was a  success. The way that had happen was, he made an appointment, not waiting for dates that were available for the interviews. He happen to go a week before and left his CV at reception and said that the guy needs to meet him for a reason. The guy immediately contacted him, weirded out by the fact that Byronne expecting an appointment, but brought him to see what he has to proposed.

Byronne advised,  to do a background check on the company you want to work for. You're are not going for the job but offering the company what they do not have, even if it's not in the job description. He researched the company and looked for a mistake, and he found that their response time to their reviews was longer, between 5 hours and a week. If you can respond to your fans within a minute, you will broaden the fan-base and other companies would want to work with them. If he noticed the mistake, how many others have not. He laid down the proposal and he got the job.

Contact Details
021 447 0034

Presenters and Producers: Khusi Veto
Co Hosts: Michaela Muller, Tyler Layman and Denise Paterson

By: Michaela Muller

Monday, October 16, 2017

Shiraaj Andrews, THE NEXT BIG THING

Shiraaj Andrews, THE NEXT BIG THING

Shiraaj Andrews, who also goes by the name Bruno Raaj is a singer/songwriter from Mitchell's Plain.
He started singing in 2009, before then he did not have any vocal abilities. He was rough at the time but as time progressed, his singing matured through experiences and meeting a lot of people in the industry. Shiraaj and his cousin started recording with cassettes, listening to Boys II Men and that's how he kept up to date with music and picked up his singing ability.

He happens to play guitar and a little bit of the piano. No one taught him how to play, he stole with the eye and ear and taught himself. His music doesn't relate to anyone specific, it can be local or international. If he can relate to what you're saying and bring the message across, then he'll go with it. If he should mention a few names that he admires it would be classics like, Luther Vandross, Brian McKnight, Boys II Men. He has a liking for African tunes and Khoisan tunes. Currently Bruno Raaj is into modern r&b pop for example, Frank Ocean and Chris Brown.

His first public performance was in Macassar at the Perre Skou, which is a horse show and back then he was with a boy band. That's where he started and learnt about harmonies, melodies and unity.  He also performed around Cape Town as well as the Baxter Theartre and Arts Cape. Shiraaj composes his own music and shared the stage with SA's top artists such as James Bhemjee, Karin Kortjie, Loukmaan Adams, Ashur Petersen.

His single, Heartbreaker, is based on his previous relationships. It was written in 2014 with no collaboration. He currently has three new songs, that are play-listed with GoodHope fm. He reckons that you have to be nervous when performing out in public even if it's just by 1%, then you know you're doing something right. "It makes you human and you also feed off differently from the crowd" says Shiraaj.

Contact Shiraaj Andrews

Facebook page: Brunoraaj Andrews
Facebook: shiraaj bruno raaj andrews
Instagram: shiraaj bruno raaj andrews

Producers and Presenters: Khusi Veto
Co Hosts: Michaela Muller, Tyler Layman and Denise Paterson

By: Michaela Muller

Friday, October 13, 2017

Seraphims Young Women Organization

On October 13, 2017 Tswelelepele Morei from Seraphim's Young Women Organization, came to visit  Bush Radio 89.5 FM to discuss her organization.

Seraphim's Young Women Organization empowers young women from their teenage years up until their 30s to be the best version of themselves. The organizations help women that come from bad situations like rape or teenage pregnancies and help transform them into even better individuals.According to Morei, it is important for young ladies to have positive role models to help  change their situations.She then uses an examples that refers to oceans. She comes from an area that does not have oceans which then as a result limited her knowledge about oceans because she wasn't exposed to them.However, when she moved to Cape Town which is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean her knowledge about oceans grew because she was now exposed to it.She gave this example to say that if people are not exposed to better they might not know that they can have better because it isn't visible.

The organization has two strategies to help young women turn their lives around.The first thing is through community service. Members of the organizations plan to go into several townships in Cape Town to help those women that are in need of their services mentally,physically,and emotionally.The second strategy they plan to use is modeling and photography.There is this thought that when you "look better you do better" which means that when people look their best and they are happy with themselves and it inspires them to do great things.

Tswelelepele Morei on Facebook for more info.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Professor Justus Apffelstaedt ( (breast cancer specialist)

On October 12,2017 Professor Justus Apffelstaedt came by the studio to speak about how important it is to become knowledgeable not only about cancer in general but specifically breast cancer this month.

According to Prof.Justus throughout the year women do not examine themselves as they should. Doctors have noticed an influx of cases in the month of October opposed to every other month because there is this idea that women should only check themselves in October.Prof.Justus says that women should self examine themselves regularly and specifically after their period and during or before their next period."Women will find many lumps in their breast during their lifetime",says Apffelsxtaedt but if it does not go away in between periods and it is best to get it checked out immediately.

Prof.Justus also added that doctors do not start to screen for under the age of 39 years old so 40 and above is when you can began getting mammograms.He included that although screenings starts at 40 and up breast cancer in women 39 and younger does exist so no one should think they are exempt because of their age.

The main cause of breast cancer is our lifestyles."It's lifestyle disease", says Apffelstaedt.We must watch what we watch and how much we eat of it.There are a lot of chemicals and preservatives in our foods that causes different cancers so have a plant based diet can be a preventative measure one could take.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Constance humbles herself through gardening creations

Constance humbles herself through gardening creations

Constance Stuurman is a gardener at Baylonstoren, also best known for her green fingers and her gift for making floral creations from humble farm finds.
She cares for plants and educates people about plants, conducting workshops. There are health benefits of gardening and recipes that you can make using ingredients from the garden, for example: Kombuchu.

She says that people spend more time working in than gardens than enjoying them and feel happiest in their gardens.
Garden Day, which is happening 15 October, will be celebrated with herself and her family to show the appreciation of what nature offers us.  As any national day, Garden Day is not intended to be 'owned' by anyone or organisation but rather by everyone, so that anyone and everyone can take part and make it on their own.The day itself is not about gardening but enjoying the space, inviting friends and families round to celebrate together.

Stuurman reckons that flowers feed compassion, chase away anxieties, worries and the blues and living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiest and enthusiasm at work. Stop to smell the roses, for nature is the thought to enhance meditation practices by focusing on the mind. For that people can too go to Therapeutic gardens, which consist of green spaces found mainly in hospitals, healthcare facilities and hospice residence, to improve health and well-being.
Constance urges everyone to start with one pot plant in the house and then working your way to having your own garden, using it for flowers and vegetables. For it will be a huge help in having things like herbs for health and food recipes and creating food for your family.

Contact Constance Stuurman

Download the app Gardening eith Babylonstoren. It's free on the garden day website . You can also vsist your nearest nursery or Garden Centre and get inspired. Visit life is a Garden website to locate your nearest Garden Centre or nursery

Presenters and Producers; Khusi Veto
Co Host: Michaela Muller, Tyler Layman and Denise Paterson

By: Michaela Muller

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Candy Clothing

Mugara Maguga is originally from Limpopo, but is studying graphic designing at Cape Peninsula University Of Technology in Cape Town.

It was not his first option, which would have been architecture but because he got rejected and skills in design, he went for graphic designing. He describes fashion as any stylish thing someone puts on, because when you put it on, you are telling a story about who you are as a person through what you wear. " It's not all about matching, it might be different colors and at the end of the day you know that's what you like" says Maguga. Through how people dress, you can tell the type of character they have.

He has always been into art and states that it's candy for your eyes. That is when he came up with the name of his brand Candy Clothing. It is simple to pronounce and the work that he will be doing is simple but complex at the same time. By the time he was in grade 7, he wanted to start his own clothing brand, but did not pursue it until this year 2017.
What inspired Mugara, was the time he on Mtv Base where he saw the founder of Galaxy Boy that had an Ad there, talking about his life story. The founder said that he was able to make his first million, without having to submit a cv and applying for a job and Maguga figured that if he could do that then it was possible to follow what he really wanted to do.

He was shocked by the response to Candy Clothing, saying that people believed more in it than what he did. To him it's just something he enjoys doing even if it doesn't pay out at the end of the day, he'll still enjoy doing it. T-shirts are the baseline of designing or having your own brand he says, but Mugara is over that stage and moved on to making jackets, wind breakers,hoodies, caps and in the next few months he is planning to launch shorts as well including tracksuits. He is lucky, as he has a roommate that is also in to fashion and two months his roommate bought a sewing machine and Mugara also learnt how to cut patterns and design most things in a months period. Together they were able to launch Candy Clothing and do all their products.

Most of his clothing is unisex, because of  both genders that wear anything these days. As a fashion designer his has five main brands that means a lot to him which are, Galaxy Boy, Bambata known as Petrol and Milk, and internationally it would be Silk Silk and Illusive London. Georgia Imani was his motivation. Trendy people are his target audience, as they go out a lot and his brand his all about going out and having a good time. People that are onto the trend, know the latest thing, understand fashion more and do their research.

In the next 5 years he wants to help other creatives back in his home town, where they don't have alot of scouts or people who will be able to help feed them knowlege about these skills. His goal is to openm a company that would sign young kids to be able to do creativity, whether it be media, music or fashion. To support them financially to buy the necessary equipment.

Contact Mugara Mugagu

Instagram: candy_clothing_sa
Facebook: candyclothingsa
or call on 0713719021

By: Michaela Muller

Thursday, October 05, 2017

National Sea Rescue Institute

    Megan from the National Sea and Rescue Institute (NSRI) came to visit the Morning Cruise to educate our listeners on swimming safety.
   The NSRI celebrates 50 years of saving lives. In 1966 a trawler was sinking off Still Bay but there was no one around who could rescue those aboard leading to one persons death. This experience is  what started the swim education initiative. The NSRI is also known for their help with saving those from the Robben Island Ferry. The organization focuses on downing prevention. "We want better signage on beaches and we believe we need to jointly find ways to teach people to swim/or at least to be able to float", says Megan. Megan mentioned a few safety tips that she believes that people should keep in mind for swimming which are: Only to swim when there are lifeguards present, do not drink and swim, never swim alone, swim between the flags, and lastly talk to your children about swim safety.

Interview with Lauren Segal

Author of Cancer: A love story 

On the Morning Cruise today we had Lauren who is a 4 time cancer survivor and author of the book called; Cancer: A love story. We asked her to share her journey with us. She told us about how she fought cancer and that the first time she was diagnosed with cancer she was 23 years old then at a later stage was then diagnosed with breast cancer. She shared how fearful she was especially when she had to go through Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy because these processes were going to change her appearance. In all that her family supported her through this period in her life.

How she ended up writing her book started with journal entries which were basically her feelings and thoughts as she was going through with her cancer journey. After being told how great her journals were as she shared them with some people, she then wrote a book about her cancer survival story and the reason for this book was to educate people who might be going through a similar situation as hers, that they may find courage and understand that it is ok to feel like a "coward" and to have great fear when it comes to the treatment of cancer. The title of her book comes across as controversial because how can cancer be a love story. What she was trying to display was the fact that although it was not easy, the love, support and care she received from her loved ones made things feel better and created a feeling of being hopeful.

Lauren will be having a book launch on the 10th of October at the book lounge at Roland street, Cape Town. Here she will be having conversations with other authors and also give a chance to anyone who attends the launch to interact with her and also ask any questions about the book or her personal journey.  Her book is now available at Exclusive Books, CNA and also available online.

Get in touch with Lauren:


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Cancer Buddies

Rayghanah from Cancer Buddies : 04 October 2017  

Rayghanah Cassiem also known as Ray Ray of Sunshine or Ray of hope is a stage 4 Breast Cancer Survivor, which is called Metastasis cancer because the cancer spreads from the breast to the bone and is incurable and advance. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 12 years ago, she was only given 5 years to live by medical experts, and however, she is still alive and well. Ray is working with an Organization called People Living with Cancer. The organisation has a few projects one being Cancer Buddies and Cancer Vive. Ray is part of both these projects.  Cancer vive, which is the ladies in the motor cycle, they are recently from the rural areas to help people who can’t get access to these places and to people who don’t have social media, and this is about educating the less fortunate about Cancer.

She is also part of Cancer buddies which is another project for People Living with Cancer. She was introduced to Cancer Buddies through a support group, she is one of the founders of the project. Through this group she saw the positive attitudes among the group and decided they must start Cancer Buddies. Through these groups they are healed and they are able share their stories with people who are going through the same problem as them. Ray encourages people to check their bodies on a regular bases so that they can seek help as fast as possible. Through these project she became empowered to motivate others to live their lives to the fullest and encourage others to do the same. According to Ray, support from family and friends are important, but as Cancer Buddies they avail themselves to assist those who are not fortunate to have family or friends to depend on.
Cancer changes your life for the better, you become conscious of things that are happening around the world. Ray encourages people to use raw ginger to help in preventing nausea and she says that ginger is good for the body and says that adding ginger to her diet made the Chemo process a bit bearable. It is important to be conscious of what you eat, even if you don’t have cancer

Contact details 
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Cell number: 0786957910

 By Banele Hokwana

The Unplugged Session

Luke Delcarme is a multi-talented 20 year old and is currently studying at the University of the Western Cape. In his spare time he is an events organiser, photographer, dancer aswell as a golfer. He became the creator of a show called "The Unplugged Session"  because he saw an opportunity to raise funds towards his tuition fees and be an example that takes initiative.  This will be Luke's 6th show he organised by himself. He chose the name "Unplugged Session" because he wants the artists to come with or without their backtracks, "bringing their raw talent". The "Unplugged Session" will be showcasing all the different artists in and around the community, and there will also be guest performers from East London, Mossel Bay and Pretoria. The show aims to be small, intimate and professional. Artists firstly got selected by invite only and many of them were selected because Luke had worked with them before. The "Unplugged Session" will take place at Ocean View Secondary High School, tickets are R35 if bought beforehand, R40 at the door and tickets are still available. The show is available to everyone; doors will open at 19:00  and it will start at 19:30.
Luke brought one of his performer's with him, a talented 18 year old High School learner from Ocean View, Nicoleen Saal. She has been singing since she can remember and does mostly Gospel but touches on RnB music here and there. She says she never chose to become an artist because music is part of who she is, even though she is amazingly talented she does not want to make it her career. Nicoleen loves singing and says that when she performs infront of people she wants to inspire them to live life passionately and lovingly as possible. According to Nicoleen her family is very supportive as music runs in her family. She wants to encourage young people to get out and do what they love to do, no matter where they find themselves- they should do whatever their heart desires. Further into the interview, Nicoleen gave us a taste of her voice which gave everyone in studio goosebumps.
Contact Details
- @lukedelcarme on Instagram
-Luke Delcarme on Facebook
-Nicoleen Saal on Facebook

Tuesday, October 03, 2017


Dr Mpho Hlalele is a veterinarian at the Animal Anti Cruelty League and currently the manages both the Epping and Bellville branches. She was born in Lesotho and has been around animal from a young age and being involved in the animal industry was her obvious direction.
The Animal Anti Cruelty League is a national organization and the head offices are in Johannesburg. It started in 1956 and the Cape Town society opened in 1969 under the premises of Dr Mol, who was basically the founder of the Cape Town Society. In the year 1992 the organization moved to the Epping industrial area, where the organization is currently based.

According to the Dr Hlalele, the organization has grown in leaps and bounds from one vet trying to help the community, to a host of vets who helps hundreds of animals every day coming from disadvantaged communities, as well as helping people with no access to private medicine. She says that the work the organization is doing is quite a big job and the necessities are huge but due to the interest in the organization and the work they do, the Bellville Branch opened in the 90’s.
One of the organizations important departments is the inspectorates department, where there are three inspectors who basically acts like the animal police, and they are the ones who respond to complaints. These inspectors then follow up on these complaints and in certain cases confiscate the animals if they feel the need to. People also drop off pets if they feel like they don’t want them anymore or simply can’t afford to look after them.

The Animal Anti Cruelty league is invested in eliminating and preventing animal cruelty and they do this through education. The organization tries to educate pet owners to be responsible and when it comes to sterilizing and vaccinating animals, they want people to understand the needs of animals that need to be catered for. Public support is also very important and the organizations urges the public to report cases of cruelty, as they cannot be everywhere all the time.
AACL’s education programme aims to instill empathy and kindness towards animals and this programme is basically based on the fact that the youth is going to be the caregivers of tomorrow.

The youth is educated on the five freedoms, which is basically every freedom that a dog or cat needs. These freedoms are the essence of the education programme, and through the programme they aim to make sure that the youth understand the freedoms and rights of animals.  The organizations wants to instill in certain communities the joy that an animal can bring. There are often times where the youth sees a dog or a cat as an object living on the street, and the organization tries to change their perspectives.

Some of the basic rights that animals have is the right not to be hungry and thirsty as well as the freedom to access medical care when sick. In the animal industry, there are animal protection by laws which outlines the needs and rights of animals. These by laws is like the animal industries constitution and inspectors can use it to enforce certain rules and when people are unaware of what they are doing, organizations can use it to help them. By having these by laws, it shows people that they need to be accountable for what they are doing and that animals are like human being as they have feeling just like humans do.
One of the AACL’s biggest challenges is funding and they cannot do more than what they are already doing because they charge a subsidized fee to low income communities, meaning that they charge very little for the services that they provide.  Another one of the organizations challenges is that people are not aware that the organization exists, and therefore they are thankful for the platforms available that allows them to chat to people.

The adoption department is a huge department and runs at the Epping and Bellville branch. There are well over 200 dogs and cats looking for homes and these animals have basically been rescued and rehabilitated and are desperately seeking homes. The adoption process is quite easy and individuals who are interested, can have a look at the animals on the website. Once the preferred animal is selected, individuals can go into one of the branches and fill out form. Property inspections are also done and once the property have approved, the animal can then be selected. Primary health clinics are also available at both branches, animals can receive vaccinations. Mobile clinics are also set up to assist individuals who cannot go to the branches. There is also a hospital ward booth at the Epping and Bellville branch and these wards can house up to 100-150 animals. Animals in these wards receive treatment every day.

World Rabies was celebrated last week and according to Dr Hlalele the disease can be prevented by vaccination. Two shots are given to kittens and puppies and they are protected for life, then following with an annual injection.

World Animal Day is celebrated on October 4th and many love this day because it allows people to stop and think about the animals in the community and bringing up the fact that animals need to be cared for. This day is important as it brings about awareness and it allows people who hasn’t done a good deed, to do so.

The youth in the community can get involved with the organization by actually going in to one of the organizations branches and meeting the animals. All the children in the community who owns pets can get together and see whose cat or dog needs a vaccination or needs to be sterilized.

The Animal Anti Cruelty League’s contact details are 021-534-6426 or and select the Cape Town branch.

Jean Citto aspires to do great things with his music career

Jean Citto age 24, is a singer/songwriter/musician and belongs to a company called Safire Productions.

Jean discovered his talent 7 years ago. He started studying Sound Engineering and through that he decided that he does not want to sit behind a desk, but to be in front of a mic, because he loves performing live and recording. He has found his passion in music.

His dad dabbles into guitar and base, but his family are not of a musical background. There's no one that plays music besides him. He takes music very seriously, "My family is amazing, they support me in everything that I do. They are always at my gigs and support me financially as well which is a big thing for your family to support you" says Jean. As usual all parents want their child to do well and build a solid future and music is not a profession that you can do that in. Jean's parents didn't want him to depart into that route. They wanted him to study something where he would get a god job and earn a good income, but at the end of the day it's about doing something that you love.

Back in 2014 Jean participated in Idols season 10 and that was the first stepping stone to becoming a musician as well as The Voice season 2 2016, where he learnt so much that he decided to take music up full time. He describes his sound as smooth, enjoyable, relate-able, emotional and something different. The song that he would belt out in his car, the bar or karaoke would be Mama by William Singe and Jonas Blue, which is his favorite.

As most people, one gets nervous when they're on stage. Jean reckons that he does not, as he loves the stage. It is his second home and don't feel the need to get nervous. He tries to become as versatile as possible in his music and his music relates to variety of artist. He could go from Justin Timberlake to Ed Sheeran,Jason Mraz, James Morrison and John Mayer, all out in different genres. Personally his favorite genre is Justin Timberlake, things that one could dance to. For himself, he likes ballads, singing about love songs, and he loves emotion.

To improve his song writing he tries to sit and write two to three songs everyday. "That is how you start off, you have to get in touch with who you are as a person and write whatever you feel and think about. You have to write songs about personal experience and that is happening in the world" says Citto. Recently he took part in a singer/songwriting competition at the Grand Arena, which he won and he wrote a song relating to self acceptance. Things that people choose to turn a blind eye on, something that Jean holds very dear using what happens around the world and expressing that, rather than everyday things.

Jean Citto is the headliner at an event called RAW, which is every two weeks held at On The Greens Kenilworth. It consists of the best of the best, from rappers, singers, comedians and dancers. He will be the headlining for RAW on 18 October, 8pm at Canvas Market in Paarden Ieland unit 17. His winning song is on YouTube called Won't you. You could find his voice audition and covers on songs on YouTube. At the end of the day, production his hard work. Doing what he loves, being on stage, performing for people, seeing their emotions and being a tool of the emotions that they feel, brings him joy.

Word of encouragement from Jean Citto: At the end of the day people need to realize that you have to follow your dreams. It doesn't just start with deciding that you want to be a musician. It takes hard work, sleepless nights and plenty sacrifices that you have to take into consideration. Follow your dreams as best as you can. Block every negativity and people who are negative and does not support what you do. Self acceptance plays a huge role. Be your own FAN!

His biggest fear is failure itself, that is why he puts so much effort and time into his music.

For bookings & Inquiries:

Richarrd C. Juries- 0794800653
Lauren Brown- 0828586375
A'eesha Peterson- 0723799604
Instagram: @jeancitto_live_
Facebook: @jeancittolive

Monday, October 02, 2017

Grand hustle production

Today on the morning cruise we had Grand hustle production a rapping crew situated in Ottery that in performances in Cape Town. They shoot, edit and record videos for house artists with the aim of bringing local talent from Cape town to the forefront.
its also cancer awareness month we had a discussion regarding the symptoms of cancer and what people can do to prevent cancer. Anyone can get cancer so please be alert at all times

By Anele Maxengana

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Project Playground

Our last guest of the Morning Cruise was Project Playground.Project Playground is an organization that is solely focused on creating a healthy environment for young children to grow up and become outstanding people. Project Playground exposes children to opportunities that they usually don't receive at home our at school.

 Project Playground is inviting everyone out to their event 'Children Art Festival in Gugulethu this Saturday 30th September 2017 from 10am to 6pm.


The next guests on the Morning Cruise are  twin brothers that we all know so well, Andrew and Brian Chaplin, who goes by the name of Loconville. Loconville is a South African duo that produce electro hip hop music. The duo came to the station to promote their brand new track called 'Done'.

During the interview the brothers were asked how they felt about working with one another being that they have been around around all their lives. There response was shocking because they admitting to liking working together. "What we do is fun and we have a good time doing it together", said Locnville.

The duo was also asked," when and how did their music career start?"
"We've been writing our music since we were kids and our mom was a big influence on that ...generally speaking we grew up around a lot of  music.We don't have anyone else in our family who are musicians or anything like that so it was just something we naturally took to."

The duo ended their interview by discussing  how they have come to learn the most important part of the music business with is the business side. They believe that the South African music industry is growing and this is great time for their career.

De-colonization of Museums

Our first guest on the Morning Cruise was Zenzile Khoisan.Khoisan is a museum extraordinaire to say the least. He considers himself an activist and a teacher of the need for the "decolonization" of museums in South Africa.

According to Khoisan "decolonization" of  museums is an on going issue. Khoisan believes that museums today are spaces that are suppose to represent the past meaning where "we" come from and the human journey. However,the museums that exist today focus on a "colonial type narrative". Meaning the museums do not represent Africa because they only tell parts of Africa's history. Khoisan also refers to the issue of the "colonial type narrative" to be an "injustice" for Africa.

Khoisan says that the museums represents Africa with  "no dignity".He then challenges the museums decisions to display the bones of those who walked on this land centuries ago. He believes that the foundation needs to be stripped down and made new to properly represent African history. Khoisan also suggest that once people realize that "we" are here because of our ancestors because we are descendants of them we'll see how important it is to decolonize the museums to tell our story.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Learn2Cycle takes Open Streets

Lebogang Mokwena,  who is originally from Johannesburg, but moved to Cape Town recently via New York City where she was a student for 2 years and part of Learn2Cycle (adults learning to cycle at Open Streets).

While being in New York City, she got involved with an NGO called the Bike New York, that does a free bicycle education program throughout the city and that is where she learnt how to ride bike at the age of 31.

No one has ever came up to her and said that it’s a kid’s toy, but given her levels of enthusiasm sometimes people would think it’s quite childlike, but she is really crazy about bicycles. ”In many developing countries around the world bicycles are the principle mode of transportation, because they are free and you use your own sweat and power to get you through” says Lebogang. This could result in people using less money on transportation and they can over huge distances. To her bicycles are about that level of freedom, autonomy and money saving, especially to her as a student.

Cycling has been working well for her and she uses it to go everywhere, for example, she’ll traveled with it from her home in Woodstock to Kommetjie. She reckons that anybody can get as far as they willing to push themselves to do.

There are certain benefits when it comes to using a bicycle. Physically, you get to do exercise without having to create space for whatever gym equipment. It can help you emotionally and psychologically, knowing that you have to focus and concentrate on not being hit by vehicles, you are not worried about anything else but being present moment that you are cycling.

For the environment, climate change, greenhouse gases, bicycles are healthy for the environment. People who commute by bike are friendly and an open community. There is something around the social communion particularly in South Africa, with so many racial and class desperacies, that a bicycle can really be a good medium for different types of people to connect in ways that they otherwise don’t and wouldn’t.

Her recent cycle experience was in May, which she and her husband cycled through Italy from Florence to Rome, compared to Cape Town and Rome, Italians are much more patient and respectful towards cyclist except in Florence. People in Cape Town don’t understand the hand signals of cyclist. If more motorists can get to know cycling language, it will make it easier for motorist and cyclist to have less tense interactions on the road.

Lebogang Mokwena has successfully introduced adult cycling lessons in Cape Town. Although structured around the Bike New York technique, the Learn2Cycle program is informed by her personal experience of learning how to cycle as an adult. Learn2Cycle is interested in getting black women in general who never got the opportunity, either because it’s a toy prioritize for boys or it’s a toy that’s really expensive that low income households cannot afford. It’s for adults that feels as if it’s too late to learn. The program dispels all the myths that you’re too old to be on the road and claim the public space that people are too scared to use.

So far she has gotten a great review and people from Durban and Johannesburg would like her to bring the program there. There’s a level of need that we all take for granted.

There will be an event on October 1 called Open Street. Learn2Cycle will be at the Grand Parade, teaching people how to cycle. There are two slots which is 10am-12pm,1pm-3pm and there are another 4 spaces for people to just drop in and learn how to cycle.

To get hold of Lebgang Mokewena contact: