Monday, July 16, 2018

D.O.E.P & KING SMASHER RHYMING IN UP

Durane Plaatjies better known as D.O.E.P (discipline, Excellence, Purity) is a Afrikaans rapper born and raised in Cape town.

He discovered his ability at age 14 and took stage at age 17. He makes music that empowers and inspires people to strive for greater and get a full understanding of who they are and that they can achieve anything they set they mind to.

In 2016 he was nominated for best Gospel hip hop artist of the year at the Cape town VGMA awards .He also shared stage with the likes of Mi casa, Emo Adams ,Hemelbesem and so much more. He had the privilege of working with greats such as Zane Meas better known as 7de Laans Neville Meintjies, Simon Witbooi better known as Hemelbesem, just to name a few. He performed at many festivals such as Saron festival of lights ,Paarl festival,Menslay and had  the opportunity to travel in and around the Western, Eastern and Nothern Cape with his music.

King Smasher is currently in the acting industry and has already performed at the Artscape, Paarl, Baxter Theatre and various other local theatres in Cape Town. 

He has also done a Mr Price Ad where he was featured as a lead role and did a Total Customer Presenting campaign. He played the Lead Role of Colgate in the stage Production of Sarafina in 2015 and also performed at the Suidoosterfees and the Woordfees. The young artist won a Best Performer Award at his College in 2015 and was Nominated for a “Best Actor Award” in 2016 at the Zabalaza Festival and he also won an award for a production he was in called “Our Winds That Heal” for a “Best Ensamble Award” with his colleagues and friends in the production. This year 2017 he played the Lead Role in the Stage Production of Charlie & amp;The  Chocolate Factory, Co-directed and composed music for a Coloured  Musical “Gympie Straat” and it will also be part of the Suidoosterfees Festival
next year.

The young artists are really passionate about their music and has performed at
numerous shows. King Smasher and D.O.E.P collaborated on several songs together and are planning on doing big things for 2018.



Presenter and Producers: Micurls Muller n& Khusi Veto


Written By: Micurls Muller

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Improving healthcare and education in poverty-stricken communities


The S.A Medical and Education foundation is a non-profit organisation that does high impact education projects focusing on science, maths and technology.


The role aim is to improve healthcare and education in poverty-stricken communities through high-impact, focused projects. Without intervention by YOU and the SAME Foundation, these communities won’t be able to receive the healthcare and education,  and technology that they deserve. "Together we can make a real, sustainable difference" they said.


Each year SAME Foundation selects one of their beneficiaries as a recipient of their Mandela Day initiative where they bring together schools, businesses and celebrities to paint as many classrooms as possible on the day. 

This year they have selected Manzomthombo Secondary School in Cape Town as the recipient for their Mandela Day Initiative. They have completed 4 science classes, 5 general classes, 1 computer lab, 1 library and 2 lavatories at the beginning of last year and believe that in giving learners access to the best possible learning resources, they are giving them an opportunity to reach their full potential and in doing so break the cycle of poverty through quality education.



Presenters & Producers: Micurls Muller & Khusi Veto


Written By: Micurls Muller

TY TAKES MUSIC TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL!

Tyrone aka Ty, is a rap artist that resides in Strandfontein Village. He is an independent artist who works with other independent producers.


He recorded all of my music in Lotus River, Goodwood and Strandfontein, which are all homemade studios. His music speaks to and for youth who go through everyday struggles such as gangsterism and  unemployment. Ty's music is a mixture of modern day commercial sounds with true lyricism. He raps in English which is infused with about 20-30% Afrikaans. He feels like he could bring something new to the table in terms of topics I address, and authentic rhyme schemes.

He  has on stage experience as well, since he has performed at various shows and carnivals such as the community chess and at different night clubs for open mic competitions and gigs.

He  plans to push the sound of Cape Town music forward in his own unique way and build
relationships with intelligent artists and producers who share the same passion.



Presenters & Producers: Micurls Muller & Khusi Veto

Written By: Micurls Muller

Amber talks "DESIGNS"

The love for clothing started in primary school . She always found herself busy drawing pieces of clothing and cutting out swatches from her mothers old table cloths and sometimes from her own clothing . she remembered the day her mom first bought a doll and she started making clothing for the doll . "I have always been fascinated with fashion and clothing making"  she  said.

Her mom wanted her to become an accountant and dad wanted her to become a lawyer . 

"I remember, many nights that year I would cry because of the pressure that was placed on me by my mother and father . eventually I ended up choosing my subjects , which was Business , Cat AND Accounting.Grade 12 came and again I found myself crying myself to sleep , because now the pressure was back . Because I was heading into the GROWN UP world . Over the course of 5 yrs , I've received some many diplomas , served in the RCL for 3 of the 5 yrs . Been on the matric council , and I served on the SGB ( SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY ) for 2 yrs . I think this also led to my parents being so hard on me , regarding my career choice . At first , my mom and dad wasn't so happy with me studying fashion design but after , they saw the work I produced in only the first 6 months of university and the determination I had for fashion".


She's currently a first year student at CPUT Cape Town campus , in the design faculty studying fashion design . So far they've only made or been taught to make a skirt . She self taught herself how to make other prices of clothing like hoodies , joggers , bra-lettes , pants , tops etc . She managed to get an old sewing machine from her neighbor and been doing her side hustle for about 2 months now . "I have a page on IG called blvckbirdbyaed and she's my baby . I am using the page as platform to showcase my pieces and get peoples feedback . I encourage interaction and people to direct message me on my social media pages"  she said, as we all agree that media plays a huge role in fashion.



Prsenters & Producers: Micurls Muller & Khusi Veto

Written By: Micurls Muller


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

MOSTING ENTERTAINMENT


It started when 3 friends that were working in the same industry but in different departments had an idea to join forces. This is where, Mosting Entertainment formulated.

Mosting Entertainment is a brand and lifestyle endorsing free spirits, designers, artists, youth and beyond with a platform of leisure. Liberating generations through music, entertainment, clothing lines and so much more!

"This brand takes pride in social development and most certainly change, mainly aiming to create a
platform for all that screams growth, change, vision and execution." says Pumzy Pityana.

This entity also creates a wave of the new market to venues, redefining spaces to collaborate with
relevant generations, along with their brands to maintain revenue and elevation.

These ideas were inspired from different paths of life, indifference's and what is all shared
amongst each other, to create solidarity and initiatives leading to growth and success.



Presenters & Producers: Khusi Veto & Micurls Muller


Written By: Micurls Muller

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Helping Others Prosper Everywhere

Sebestian Haricombe is from Manenberg from an Organisation called (Hope) Helping Others Prosper Everywhere.

He has been Running a School Project for more than 5years Haricombe has also Managed to Raise R33 000 Through Self Funding and Donations from Local Businesses in Manenberg. He has gone around to big business in and around Cape Town to ask for donations to buy school shoes for the children that just cannot not afford them and was turned down by most of them.

The people in the community and even on the trains jumped in to help and has thus far been a success. The only problem Mr Haricombe now has is transport, but that does not stop him from doing his great works. He now sleeps over in the areas if it is from from where he hails.

He how ever needs R17 000 before the official hand over school shoes this month July 2018. To donated you can messaged Sebestian on 063 776 4969.

Our kids future is in your hands.


Presenters and Producers: Micurls Muller & Khusi Veto


Wriiten By: Micurls Muller

CLEAR RIVERS CAMPAIGN DEDICATED TO NELSON MANDELA 100

The Campaign call on everyone to dedicate their 67 minutes of goodwill activities towards cleaning up streams, wetlands, dams, canals and any freshwater source. Everyone is encouraged to participate in cleaning up our water ecosystems; on any day during Mandela Month.

Mr Sputnik Ratau says that the objective of the Clear Rivers Campaign is to undertake a collaborative effort and actively engage communities as well as promoting and creating ongoing awareness and education on protecting our water resources. Fostering volunteerism among communities is actively encouraged as part of a proactive approach to protecting our rivers, streams, wetlands and other water ecosystems, given the drought that still persist in large parts of the country.


The schedule for this month are as follow: 

Date
Activity Name & Synopsis
Area
Lead & Support
Times
Media Houses
10/07/2018
Clearing of Kuilsriver (Hindle Road)
Kuilsriver (Hindle Road)
Lead: DWS Institution Establishment
Support: DWS
Kuilsriver Friends
12h00
All media houses within the Metro area will be invited
Sputnik will do radio interviews
A media statement will be issued
13/07/2018
Eesteriver/Plankenburg
Stellenbosch
Lead: DWS Regulation
Support: DWS
SRC
Local Municipality
12h00
Media houses around Cape Winelands will be invited
Sputnik will do radio interviews
A media statement will be issued
18/07/2018
Molen River
George
Lead: BGCMA/DWS
Support: Local Municipality
Cape Nature
Province
12h00
Media houses in George will be invited

Sputnik will do radio interviews
A media statement will be issued
18/07/2018
Kleinberg River
Tulbagh
Lead: DWS WPI
Support: Municipality; WUA
Community
12h00
Media houses in Tulbagh will be invited
OB
SR will do interviews
A media statement will be issued
24/07/2018
Klipdrift River
Grabouw
Lead: DWS
Support: BGCMA
Community
12h00
Media houses in area will be invited
SR will do interviews
A media statement will be issued
27/07/2018
Mosselbank
Durbanville
Lead: DWS and Green Cities
Support: Municipality
12h00
A media statement will be issued


DWS together with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with almost 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries.

Presenters and Producer: Micurls Muller & Khusi Veto

Written By: Micurls Muller




Friday, July 06, 2018

TAKING CARE OF THOSE IN NEED

Beauty For Ashes assists Women Prisoners & Ex-Prisoners realise their true potential & dignity on return to community through the discipline of caring Relationships & programs of Renewal.
The organisation Beauty for Ashes (RF)NPC has a Service Level Agreement and in formal partnership with the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). Beauty for Ashes (RF) NPC aids prisoners leaving prison on parole by running two halfway houses in Observatory Cape Town. The first home was established in 2002.

There is help for each and everyone one out there. Be the change you want to see.





Presenters and Producers: Michaela Muller, Khusi Veto and Emma Derr


Written By: Michaela Muller

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Hoppers

Prominent nonprofit in Manenburg will be holding their second annual clothing drive for the homeless this Saturday, July 7 in Cape Town. Hoppers is a non-profit organization based out of one of the most crime-ridden townships in Cape Town, Manenburg. The two representatives of the organization, Shafiek and Yousouf, joined us in the studio this morning.

Hoppers at Bush Radio

Shafiek described that organization was born out of a desire to serve people who are homeless. He said that one day he saw a homeless person on the side of the road and pulled over, realized it was one of his relatives. When he shared this experience with his friends, they all realized that everyone has someone in their family who is homeless or poor.

So, Hoppers was founded. It focuses on empowering youth to reject a life of gangsterism and instead stay in school. Yusuf said although the youth are the most important demographic, they serve all ages of people. He said that because everyone is human, they deserve to have their basic human needs met.

The Beanie and Blanky Drive will put extra clothes and food into the hands of people who are truly in need. Shafiek and Yusuf personally deliver many of these resources. They both are extremely passionate about the organization and encourage everyone to come out and support. Even if you do not have anything to donate, you can come to the Grand Parade during the drive. The organization is also welcoming people to join them in sleeping overnight on the streets to understand better how the homeless live.

LAQUEEN

Laqueen hails all the way from Macassa,  is aspiring to be a singer and rapper.

She attends Macassa high and  is currently doing grade 11. When she finishes school her main back up plan is to study psychology. At the moment she's working on an album that will have up to 16 songs and ill be released by December.

 Her focus is more on rapping than singing. One of her influences for going in to the music industry was listening to Rihanna, which motivated her in steeping into the music life. She mainly writes about things happening in and around her school, to educate the rest of South Africa who do not know that part of the world.

She encourage everyone to strive in  what they are passionate about.



Presenters & producers: Michaela Muller, Emma Derr and Khusi Veto


Wriiten By: Michaela Muller

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

EAT YOUR WAY TO A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE AT SPRUNG FOOD

Sprung food is a new food outlet, that opened in Woodstock 169 Victoria Road Cape Town next to Debonairs. They are a much-loved food market business who after years of requests and demands, have decided to open a retail and wholesale outlet in the heart of Woodstock Cape Town. 

They serve preservative free foods that cater mainly for vegetarian and vegan tastes but also include ethically raised Halaal chicken dishes and SASSI green listed seafood. The hours are every Tuesday to Friday 12-3 which started June 19.


Anestacia Jansen with Stefan and his sister are involved in creating a warm, natural looking interior with plenty of seating space to enjoy your meal.They take pride in the quality of the food.
Their loved food market business ( Old Biscuit Mill, Root 44, Cape Point Vineyards, The Range, Earth Fair Tokai and Century City Night Market), who, after years of request and demands, have decided to open a retail and wholesale outlet in the heart of Woodstock.

Their blackboard menu currently consists of a range of delicious foods, complimented with a lunch or salad section. Hot and cold dishes are served for a healthy and tastier lunch.

Contact details

Stefan - +27 72 766 6817


Presenters and Producers: Emma Derr, Khusi Veto and Michaela Muller


Written By: Michaela Muller

Friday, June 29, 2018

French rapper Nik DaFrik has awoken Afrika with his music

Nik DaFrik embraces the local vibe that Cape Town offers, and has realised that Africa has awoken a music beast inside him. he believes that he has found his ground, his rhythm and his soul in his music to pursue his dreams.

Nik has released end of 2017 his first EP (produced by D’versCT), it is a quality product (available on all relevant platforms). He features no less than 12 guests. Three of his videos played on TV channels throughout Africa, “Something’s Gotta Give”, “Irie”,  and “Boom Bada
Boom”.

Since the EP, Nik has released 3 singles, one of them featuring DJ Eazy. Nik has also
collaborated with artists from Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and more is coming. Nik is very active with events in and around Cape Town.

Nik has the potential to become the biggest French rapper established in Africa, he is inviting the
crowd to open themselves to his African-French feel.

Presenters and Producers: Michaela Muller, Khusi Veto

Written by: Michaela Muller

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rabs Vhafuwi

Rabs Vhafuwi is a music producer from Venda who is a successful house music producer. He is the winner of LIMA 2017's Best Dance Single, "Let's Go to China,"  and his most popular song is "Count Your Blessings" with over 1.3 Youtube views. His latest tracks feature Zak Leigh, Portia Monique, and Busiswa, to name a few. His latest album titled 9 Provinces debuted this year.



Rabs said his journey began DJing while he was in university. He said at times he would be dissatisfied with his deck and wish that sounds sounded different. This is when he decided to try and produce his own sounds. Rabs said his creative process begins when he has a song in his head. He then hums it while recording on his phone. Later, in the studio he tries to recreate it. Sometimes he said he knows what kind of voice he wants to incorporate immediately and other times he listens to the beat with multiple other voices.

Rabs also is an owner and distributor for online music, as well as physical copies. He said he enjoys being on the sales side of music, because he has a background in producing management.

Rabs Vhafuwi will be performing in Cape Town tonight at 9 in the News Cafe. To stay up to date with his tours and appearances, follow him on instagram at rabsvhafuwi and on Facebook at Rabs Vhafuwi FanPage.

KAAPSEMEDIA ON TOP OF THEIR GAME!

Kaapsemedia is a production house which started in 2016 and focuses on the media side of things as in short films, music videos interviews, dance clips and anything you need visually they've got you covered. 

Their D.O.P is Mr Ryan Ray, who operates the camera. He captures the frame and directs as well "I'm the main guy" he adds. Mr Winston is their director of Kaapsemedia '"all the jobs comes through me" and they sit down draft up a proposal and discuss it with the team. Mr Leroy Samuels role in Kaapsemedia is not only choreographing but he also getting all the visuals and visions that they need to bring forward "if you bring us an idea, we'll sit down and brainstorm and get our product". 

The journey began when they first enrolled at Media Village based in Retreat Cape Town at Every Nations Church. From thee they came to an agreement that as students, they would start up a production house. This got them to a place where they could create music videos for themselves and set them on a path to finding themselves. It led them to a place where they could shoot short films on their own "it took us to another level" said Ryan.

Their first short  film released was "Spray" while they were still students back in 2016 and they have their latest one being released now called "Stick" which could be checked out on Kaapsemedia on their Youtube channel. For 2018 thus far they've only produced and shot things that came from their ideas. With the dance clips, music videos and films with people that they know personally. They freshly collaborated with a clothing line from Durban called " A N" clothing and now they are collaborating with a female artist from Durban called Nelz, who was nominated for best female nominations in the hip hop category. As a fresh start they are merging between Cape Town and Durban right now. Nelz will be flying down in 2 weeks and this will be Kaapsemedia's first music video. It's going to be a VIBE, so watch the space!

"It's not about the visuals or the editing or being beautiful in front of the camera, it's about the experience and that's the one thing I can strive when we get into the space of being creative. It's beyond just getting the video done. That 6-7 hours that you are on set is indescribable" says Mr Samuels.

They've got a good team standing behind them to create the best that has yet to be seen.


Contact details

IG: Kaapsemedia
Facebook: Kaapsemedia
email: kaapsemedia@gmail.com

Presenters and Producers: Emma Derr, Khusi Veto and Michaela Muller

Written by: Michaela Muller

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Silvertown Educentre

Silvertown Educentre serves children in the community age 2-6. The principal, Florence Reynolds, said that the centre is looking to build up its playground.

The Educentre was founded in 1970. There are currently 150 kids registered and 12 teachers with 45 kids in each unit. There is a waiting list, but as soon as a child is born the parents can add their name.

Reynolds said that this year was positive in terms of funding, but there is a new project she wants to accomplish. The playground has not been renovated in almost 50 years, and the educentre is seeking funding to fix it up. She said that she wanted to new equipment to be both safe and comfortable for the children to use.

Michaela, Emma, Khusi, and Florence Reynolds

"Tires are very important because they play a big part in their life," Reynolds said. "It becomes their taxi or their car." This is just one example of how to make the playground more comfortable.

Reynolds said that the centre is also seeking funding for the upcoming couple years to stay sustainable as a business. They are also looking for donations for outdoor equipment, such as hula hoops, skipping ropes, and balls. A service the centre needs is to be painted, which could be a great service activity for Mandela Day.

Many people volunteer, especially students completing their practicals. Reynolds said that the centre used to have many international interns, but the numbers have declined recently due to transportation issues such as the taxi conflict.

Reynolds said that she hoped they returned soon because "you could see what they were bringing in the center and the way they cared for them."

Reynolds then talked about the licensing process for an educentre. They must have certain equipment for a certain amount of kids. They also follow processes to protect children. With small children, they teachers perform spot checks for bruises. If the child cannot explain the bruise, the centre contacts a social worker. If the child is older and alerts the teacher of harm, the teacher will again contact the proper authorities.

Reynolds loves the centre, and it has in many ways been her home. She sent her own child to the center in 1974. "I went into inform them that I would'nt be able to pay fees until I got a job., and that very day they asked me if I wanted to work for them," she said.

To contact the centre, call 0216377198. In order to contact Florence Reynolds directly, email  florencereynolds.silvertown@gmail.com.

Presented by: Emma Derr, Khusi Veto, and Michaela Muller

Written by: Emma Derr

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES

Adrian Van Rooi Brant is the director of a social legal company based in Belhar. The main core of the business is working with children and families of divorced and single parents and separation.

They also do community development projects where Roosendal High School are one of their new pilot projects where they focus on grade 12 learners of disadvantage areas. This year they will be having a beauty pageant with an educational twist. Between semi finals and the finals coming up on 7 July 2018,  they have to master certain skills. They are required to attend excursions which are all about self-esteem development and helps them prepare for post matric.

Adrian Van Brant, Brandon Van de Vyfer, and a group of Roosendal High School students.


They are a multi professional group. Adrian is a qualified social worker for 17 years, and a S print lawyer. They've got advocates on the team and psychologist on the team.

Mr Brandon Van de Vyfer: " I'm from B styled SA founder. How I got involved in this project, is when Adrian contacted me and said that he wants to do with the kids and wants go the route of a beauty pageant. Beacuse of me being in a styling and fashion industry, I hoped at the opportunity because one of my passions is helping the community" .

Adrian and Brandon are business partners and have come together to work with the Roosendal High School kids and have grown to love them. There will be a Mr and Mrs beauty pageant and a KKPP winner on the 7 July and they will be waling the road with them towards tertiary education and whatever opportunities come up

Presenters: Michaela Muller, Khusi Veto and Emma Derr

Written by: Michaela Muller

Friday, June 22, 2018

South African under 16 Water Polo - Hannah Schubert

Hannah Schubert, Khusi Veto& Jasmine Mazwi


Hannah Schubert only grade 10 is a South African Water Polo swimmer but this is only one of the many talents she possesses.

"I started playing waterpolo in gr4 at the age of 9 , I always enjoyed being in the water and I loved swimming so when I heard about waterpolo I was very eager to see what is was about and very soon after joining the sport I actually fell in love and realized that it was something that I wanted to continue doing as a long term sport and possibly turn into a career. I also have had really amazing opportunities to be able to be coached by the best coaches from a very young age which really helped me a lot in terms of my individual abilities and in playing as a team which is very important in terms of waterpolo because it’s not a sport where you can be selfish, it’s predominantly based on how you are able to play and interact with other played as a team. "


Hannah started participating with the sport water polo since 9 years old, in Primary School and has not lost the passion for it. As Water Polo is a summer sport she's competes with her school Reddam house Constantia's team during the summer season and because she represents South Africa with her water polo she has to compete during the whole year .

This young inspiring woman does not conform to society. She has been playing piano since grade 1, Hannah participates in netball during the winter season and does all this while balancing her school work. She believes in going for your goals, keeping busy with takes even if it might be stressful all you need is time management.

"On top of being selected for the SA U16A team for waterpolo , I am also very committed to netball as my supposed winter sport and while having the privilege of playing waterpolo at both provincial and nation levels , I have also been lucky enough to represent the Western Cape for netball for the last three years. This has really been a huge honour for me to be able to represent my province on two platforms. At the age of 12 so when I was in gr6 , I was selected to play in the U13A Western Province team where we won gold at IPTs in Joberg and the following year I was once again selected for the U13A team and we won IPTs once again and this tournament was held in Cape Town - then my first year of high school , I was selected for the U14A team for IPTs that we’re held in Durban and once again we won gold and then last year in my gr9 year I was selected for the U15A team for IPTs that took place in PE and after a rather grueling final the game ended in a draw (5-5) so it immediately went into a penalty shoot out where we ended up winning the game so we bagged the gold for the fourth year in a row. "

CONTACT DETAILS
Facebook    -  Hannah Schubert
Instagram   -   hannahschubert_
Whatsapp   -   071 382 4516

Presented and Produced by Jasmine Mazwi and Khusi Veto
---Jasmine Mazwi

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Little Giants Band

The Little Giants is a jazz band based out of the Cape Flats that was established in 1999. Duncan Johnson is the band's saxophonist and bass player.

His love of music began in Church. He began playing the drums but has since discovered his preferred instrument, the saxophone. One memory he recalled of his early music interest was playing a song to his grandmother, which left her in tears because his grandfather had also been a saxophonist. Duncan played that same song live in the Bush Radio studio.

Duncan Johnson

Aside from his role in The Little Giants, Duncan also plays solo gigs and stated that the other members do the same. When asked what his favourite song is to cover, he chose Alicia Key's "If I Ain't Got You." However, he also composes his own music. When not composing or performing, he teaches music, both at schools and privately. He revealed that the reason he enjoys making music is "to make the world a better place."

The Little Giants, a band consisting of about 18-20 musical instruments, released its first and only album in 2006. On Sunday the 24th of June, they are performing at South Peninsula High School, on the corner of Old Kendal Road and Azalea Street in Diep River from 4 PM to 6:30 PM. Tickets cost  R80 per person, and the proceeds of the event will fund an effort to send Little Giants to the 2018 Standard Bank International Grahamstown Jazz Festival.

To contact Little Giants call, SMS or send a WhatsApp message to 078 162 5151, or email petchtm@gmail.com. You can also find the band on Facebook @the.little.giants.band. Duncan's social media is @PetchSax.

- Allyssa Peters

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dankie Gakes

Naiam Van Rooi & Jasmine Mazwi
Naiam Van Rooi is a multi-talented young man, who comes from a small town called Ocean View. His been in the Hip hop music industry since a very young age starting as a DJ then generating into a well known MC a very good producer and one of the biggest motivational people residing from Ocean View.

DJ Gakkie, and Dankie Gakes are just some of the aliases Naiam uses on a daily basis.

Dankie Gakes came to Morning Cruise to play a half hour set and set the studio on fire, if you missed out be sure to contact him on these platforms

Facebook- Dankie Gakes
               - 783 HIP HOP MOVEMENT
               - BROEDERBOND
Instagram - @dankiegakes
Twitter      - @dankiegakes

14 year old Women cycling through The Morning Cruise

Jasmine Mazwi, Donna-Lee Martin, Chursty Simon& Khusi Veto
14 year old women with a wild passion for cycling only started this sport a year ago and already part of the Western Province Cycling Team. So young with so much ambition  they believe that cycling or any sport makes it easier to go to school everyday,.

Only Grade 9 at Ocean View High School, they joined their schools cycling team and focusing solely on cycling and education. On the 16th June 2018 they competed in a Youth Day cycling event and both of these beautiful young women got first place. With their next competition taking place in Oudtshoorn this weekend these 2 girls thrive on keeping their minds and bodies healthy.

When asked about getting tired during a race and wanting to give up, both explained how winning the race is the only thing on their mind that keeps them going.

Despite residing from a crime and gangster related community, these two girls still dream big and motivate many other young people her age to aspire their dreams.

CONTACT DETAILS
0610743125

Presented and Produced by Jasmine Mazwi and Khusi Veto
---Jasmine Mazwi

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bevin Samuels joins The Morning Cruise

Emma Derr, Bevin Samuels& Jasmine Mazwi
Bevin Samuels only 21 years old has a huge passion for music.  Originally from Port Elizabeth and and matriculating in 2015 he decided to pursue his music during his gap year. he took the initiative to compete on Idols. Bevin made it to the top 10 of Idols and still has the same passion and drive as before, regarding his music.

His mother supports him 100% in his decision of a gap year, because this small step he made in his life, was in actual fact a giant leap in his career. Idols taught him many life lessons but mainly to remain true to himself, and that is the message he is trying to give through his music. He writes his own music, and the different genre's he does comes from the gut therefore Bevin is an asset to the music industry as his style of music is versatile.

Bevin is working on an Experimental Project and will be releasing a music video soon in Port Elizabeth which he says will be so much fun because it is the community he grew up in!

CONTACT DETAILS
Facebook - Bevin Samels Official
Instagram- @bevinsamuels_official
Twitter- @bevinsamuels_official

Presented and produced by Jasmine Mazwi and Emma Derr
---Jasmine Mazwi

New Restaurant Lupa Osteria

Lupa Osteria, a new Italian restaurant, is thriving on the waterfront.

Director of Lupa, Marco Zagato, has a long background in franchise operations and worked in Sydney, Australia for 17 years. He teamed up with accountant Graham Muller, who said it was a lifelong dream of his to open a restaurant. 

Zagato is from an Italian family, but was born in Cape Town. His love for food was ignited as he grew up cooking with his parents. He said the Italian food scene in Cape Town is developing, and the site on the waterfront was too good to resist. So they opened Lupa Osteria just under two months ago.

Lupa Osteria cooks its pizzas, as well as many of its other dishes, in a wood-fire oven . They import many of their ingredients from Italy but are in the process of incorporating products local to Cape Town. Zagato said their menu could be described as “modern Italian” that keeps a traditional base with new, small changes.

Graham Muller, Emma Derr, Marco Zagato, and Jasmine Mazwi at Bush Radio.

Many people wonder about the name of the restaurant. It is named after Lupa, the immortal Roman wolf goddess. In Roman history, Lupa saved the twins Romulus and Remus, who eventually founded the city of Rome.

Zagato said the ambiance of Lupa is warm and homey, perfect for winter. The restaurant is family friendly, but it also has a bar. Muller said their wine menu was excellent. 

Follow Lupa Osteria on Facebook at lupawaterfront and Instagram lupa_osteria_waterfront. To make a reservation visit their website lupa.co.za or through the application Eat Out.

They are also offering a competition for a 1000 rand Lupa voucher for anyone who can answer the question posted on our Facebook at Bush Radio. SMS your name, surname, the word TASTY, and the answer to the question to 32158. SMS cost 1 rand, and free SMS do not apply. Lines close today at 7 pm, and winners will be announced on Morning Cruise tomorrow June 20th

Presented by Jasmine Mazwi and Emma Derr.

--Emma Derr