Thursday, May 23, 2019

Kiwondo's Sushi Company (Tasty Tuesday)

If you do not know what Tasty Tuesday is all about, it is a segment we have on Bush Radio via our Morning Cruise show, where we showcase local food businesses and what they have to offer by giving them a platform to advertise and market their business wether they are selling food from the back of a car, or their own studio space.

This week for Tasty Tuesday:
Kiwondo's Sushi is a sushi catering agency based in cape town. Their company was created in 2015 by Elie Kiwondo. They provide modern and classic on site sushi catering services and other services related to sushi.

Even though they are a sushi-inspired company, they are soon to dabble in more dishes but still incorporate the seafood side of things. With so many sacrifices they had to endure to get their sushi business off the ground, it has been all worth it for the duo. ''Everyday is a challenge, people want more and they want different from the usual to make them happy,'' are the words of Elie who speaks about how tough the food industry is and how challenging it is to keep customers coming back for more.

With 2019 in its 5th month already, Elie wishes to partner and collaborate with other catering agencies. They also wish to grow their clients so that they would have more of a consistency where income is concerned. Getting rid of all distractions are one of the many keys to success that Aneeb and Elie always follow.
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Thursday, May 02, 2019

Tamryn Pereira (student and chef at The International Hotel School)

All the way from Delft, Tamryn Lynn Pereira, an aspiring chef, joined us in studio to talk about her journey through food and came to whip up a storm for us on our segment called Tasty Tuesdays.

Going into her second year of cooking and being a chef, she draws her inspirations from her mother who is very good in pastries and has been her motivation since a young age. With Tamryn graduating in 2020, more specifically June 2020, she hints at studying further in the culinary arts department. Her specialty is Pasta, Steak and deserts. As stressful as the job is, she says its a satisfying feeling seeing that the food she serves people make them happy and that they are satisfied with their meals.

Being a perfectionist and also very critical about her food and how its made, she hopes to one day run her own restaurant and oversee a kitchen of the best chefs she can find. Tamryn hopes people stay away from fast food as it is unhealthy and that people should seek more healthy and vegetarian servings. With jobs in Dubai and on crew ships on the table, Tamryn is in no rush, as she wants to learn more dishes that could benefit her in the future where jobs and having her own restaurant is concerned.

When Tamryn is not at work, she practices cooking at home for her friends and family. Speaking about work, Tamryn applies her trade at the Onomo-Inn on the the square, in Cape Town.With the interview coming to the end, Tammy thanked her best friends and her parents for being her support system on her journey so far.

If you would like to get hold of Tamryn, contact her on:

facebook: Tammy Lynn Pereira
instagram: Tammy_Pereira

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Chef Timothy Pietersen

On the 23rd of April, chef Timothy joined us in studio to talk to us about his journey through food and cuisine. Chef Timothy who is 30 years old, was born and raised in Cape Town where he discovered his passion for cooking at the age of 11 years old.

Chef Timmy came from humble beginnings, he spent most of his time in his mother's kitchen where she was constantly cooking up new dishes. He started to help with chores around the kitchen and soon developed a love and passion for different techniques of cooking. Upon graduation from culinary school in 2008, Chef Timmy worked a wide variety of restaurants including going overseas to Abu Dhabi.

After coming back to South Africa he then joined Mala Mala Nature Reserve where he then caught his big break and became the new Head Chef. Chef Timmy now resides in Cape Town where he has been working for 3 months at the 5 star restaurant called The Lawns at Roadhouse. He now continues his love and passion for cooking and creating new dishes.

Sea food is his favourite type of food to indulge in, as he grew up in his early teens fishing with his neighbour, who taught him the different fish that are out there and how to cook them.

All in all, Timothy's future in the kitchen looks bright, with the hopes of starting his own business where he uses a food truck and serve Mexican food to the ''on the go'' type of person. So in the near future, if you see a food truck with ''Timo's Foodtruck'' on it, just know it is Cape Town's own Timothy Pietersen who will be spear-heading some tacos your way.

If you would like to get in contact with Timothy, you can do so via:

IG: chef_timo_1

FACEBOOK: Timothy Pietersen

Amelia Thys aka Miss Lia (singer songwriter)

On the 11th of April, we were joined in studio by singer songwriter rapper and all around soulful lyricist, Amelia Thys, who goes by the stage name Miss Lia. Born and bred in Steenberg, Capetown, Miss Lia has been working with Clint C as the producer of her music and has recently released a 3 track EP.

Her hit single "love yourself"she explained, is a song for the ladies by the ladies. Even though Amelia does not consider herself a rapper, but she definitely gets down and dirty with freestyles and rapping from time to time, showing her versatility in music.

Clint C, her producer, strives to make ever-lasting music and also show his versatility in making different kinds of music and not just boxing himself in to one genre. Both of the musicians thank each and everyone of their supporters and those who mentored them in the art of music.

Amelia wishes to leave a lasting impression on people in the sense of striving for your goals in life and to become an inspiration to people who are not motivated enough. "Collaboration is key" says Miss Lia, who wishes that in future, more local artists should come together and network, as well as making music together.

If you would to follow Amelia on social media, you can do so via:

 IG: Miss Lia Music
FB: Amelia Thys

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Melissa de Vries aka Melrock Lizzo

On the 22nd of March 2019, we were joined in studio by Melissa De Vries, also known as, Mel Jo Pel Tv Presenter, Actress and Dancer who hails from Blackheath and has always had a love for the entertainment industry.

As A dancer she entered all local competitions and eventually got an opportunity to rep SA at Hip hop international in Las Vegas where she met Legendary Popping Pete who then offered to train her in Popping. She then won ABC hosted by Heal the hood, consistently placed top 4 at events and won Sisters of dance hosted by Stones which is battles among females in South Africa.
On Presenting part of things she use to be a presenter on a live show called EKSE on Cape town tv then ventured in A Walk with Mel a show she started from scratch. She produces and presents the show and going for season 11.
As an Actress something she studied a while back she is currently playing a teacher on Arendsvlei a telenova on Kyknet & kie. She also featured in Krotoa, Cinderella if the show fits, and Bring it on 6. She believes that "if you believe in yourself and your gift you got from above and keep working things will fall into place for you".

Facebook Mel Jo Pel Instagram and Twitter @melrocklizzo

Friday, March 08, 2019

Chelsea Goliath, poet from Mitchells Plain

On the 6th of March, we were joined in studio by Chelsea Goliath, a fast rising and viral entity where her poetry is concerned. Her spoken word or poetry as it is more well known as, took off when she posted her very first video on social media of her performing her spoken word called "Mitchells Plain".

The video went viral on Facebook as her inspirational words and and authentic passion came through as she spoke about the trials, tribulations and great things that come out of Mitchells Plain.

With Chelsea being a full-time student at UWC, her time management has to be on point if she wants to get around to her poetry as well. Luckily, she handles her time very well and even in her busy days, makes time to set up events for her spoken word and also posting to social media.

Since she was a child, Chelsea always had a love for words and the meaning behind it. As she grew up, she found poetry as her new home and after following a poetry group from America, she knew this is what she wanted to do. Chelsea seems to find inspiration almost everywhere. Her favourite place to source for her next big hit is using public transport. She says that just listening to people talking about various topics that get swept under the rug is a boost for her and her spoken word.

"I want to paint a picture with words. I don't want people to just hear what I am saying, but also to feel what I am saying...", were the words of Chelsea expressing how she wants to convey her spoken word. All she wants is to inspire one person, and let the Boomerang effect" take place and allow a chain reaction of letting each and everyone teach and educate others and spread the words she express.

The 21 year old Chelsea Goliath, wishes that more Cape Town based people embrace who they are, their cultures to be practised fully and not half full and also to be true to who you are and prosper.

To get in touch with Chelsea, you can do so via:

Chelsea Goliath (FACEBOOK)

Chelsea_Firelilly (INSTAGRAM)

To watch one -f her performances here on Bush Radio via youtube:


Thursday, March 07, 2019

Glody Nkanga Global Peace Ambassador for South Africa in Cape Town

Glody Nkanga originally from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Lubumbashi in the south eastern part of Democratic Republic, arrived in south Africa when he was 5yrs old. Glody is an Ambassador for the Global Peace Chain, promoting peace in South Africa and all over the world. “Where ever peace is needed we are there to entitle and make sure that we are promoting it” – Said Glody.
Glody Nkanga  & Khusi Veto

In Cape Town he is currently the only Global Peace Ambassador so far, Glody will be in the Global Peace Ambassador (GPA) summit taking place in April 2019 it’s an international summit that will be hosted in Johannesburg. Glody’s dream was inspired by his church where they don’t see colour it’s a unity church ever since he was a kid his pastor made him Realise that one day he will be President and glody took that to heart that’s when he got passionate on helping people.
Glody’s main focus on global peace is crime against woman and children because “our foundation as humans it’s based on woman and children as a youth we must start where the root is beginning to grow as Nelson Mandela said “the children are the future of the country” said glody. if you start impacting the youth at a young age with goals and successful path you steer youth in a right direction. Throughout his life he has looked up to world great leaders. The next project after the Global Peace Ambassador will be community based project glody said “If you believe in change you must start in your Community as soon as you start in one house hold you can move to the next one and soon you will see the whole community is transformed. Glody is turning 22yrs on the 16 March 2019 on this day he will be hosting his an event that he will be on turning 22yrs. Glody studied IT at Dameline College now he is waiting for his Global Citizen. On the side he is also a musician and an entrepreneur on his birthday the event will be fashion show and showcasing his music he produced. The money that will be made from his event will go to a charity organisation.
Anyone can be a Global Peace Ambassador from 18yrs and above.
Glody contact details: Glody Nkanga  
Instagram: King Glody
Twitter: Glody Nkanga  

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Cha Cha Dance Company

On the 26th of February, we were joined in studio with the flamboyant and down to earth Sasha who owns the Cha Cha Dance Company. Hailing from Grassy Park, Sasha started her dance school approximately 2 years ago. By using dance competitions and workshops, she generated enough capital to start the dance school.

Dancing since the age of 5, Sasha's life has revolved around being on the dance floor competing and she says that dancing is all she knows. As soon as she became a senior dancer, she started teaching others on her own when the instructors weren't present. Trained in Hip Hop, Contemporary, etc, Sasha wishes to teach more than those two dance forms in future. Being a UCT graduate in Dance, she has 3 other teachers and 20 students at her studio.

Sasha takes children from the age of four, and would push to get a 3 year old only if they are able to concentrate for a full class. They had it tough teaching the children about rhythm and remember steps. Sasha works a 9 to 5 but still has time to give back to the community by teaching the children.

A studio with a space for parents to sit and enjoy watching their children perform and practice their routines is what Sasha ideally would like in the near future. The Cha Cha dance company will be hosting their mid-year show, in collaboration with 2 other dance schools. Anyone who would like to get in  contact with Cha Cha Dance Company can do so via Facebook: Cha Cha Dance Company. They are also on Instagram: Cha Cha Connect. Lastly, you can also reach them on their email address, which is

Sasha hopes to get more disciplined students in at her studio to teach as it makes her job much easier. She also hopes to make Cape Town aware of how important dance is and for people to take it serious.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Jamaaludien "Jet" Williams on his way to France

Rocklands footballer Jamaaludien “Jet” Williams has qualified to attend the Paris World Games with Simsport Eagles at the home of current World Cup winners, France, in the city of Paris, from July 6 to July 15 this year.
He and his parents ,Achmat and Najomoenisa Williams, joined us in studio today, 28th February, to fill us in on his great achievement. Jamaaludien, 17, was notified on the day of trials that he made it for the soccer tournament.

On the day of trials Jamaaludien and his dad, Achmat, had car trouble and it seemed everything was working against him, he said. “With hard work and dedication I made it to the trials and qualified.”

Ironically, Jamaaludien did not like soccer in the beginning at all. It was when his friend Kyle Godfrey brought a ball to him to play with that he became fond of the sport. He did research on soccer, looking at all aspects such as how its played and who the best players are.

Mr Williams said: “He was always very good in his academics. He loves the game and is very passionate about it.”

Jamaaludien started playing soccer at 12 and joined Cedar United at 13.

He also won the greatest sportsman of the year and most dedicated player of the year awards at Cedar High School in December last year.

“I did not expect this award. I am very grateful for it,” he said.

Jamaaludien plays an attacking role on the soccer field. He either plays right wing or right midfield.

His mother, Najomoenisa Williams said he surprises them all the time with his ability to achieve more. “If he wants something, he goes for it, he grabs the opportunity. I know what he is capable of so I push him to do the best he can, always. We support our son in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

His favourite soccer player is Lionel Messi and he tries to copy his style of play.

His coach and mentor, Fagan Muller, is also his role model.

“Mr Muller has pushed me to do my best and I’m so thankful to him for teaching me the skills,” says Jamaaludien.

To get Jamaaludien to France, the Williams family needs to raise R36 000.

As part of the fund-raising activities to help Jet, Rise Up Youth is hosting a “Jet Tour De France” fund-raiser on Friday March 29 at Cedar High School hall at 7pm. Tickets cost R30.

For more information or if you want to help, contact Najomoenisa at 083 343 2132.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Omar Badsha - (South African documentary photographer, artist, political and historian)

On the 26th of February, we were joined in studio by Mr. Omar Badsha, a self-taught, award winning artist and photographer. Badsha played an active role in the South African liberation struggle, as a cultural and political activist and trade union leader. Among all his great achievements, in 2000, he established South African History Online (SAHO), a non-profit online history and heritage project which has become one of Africa’s largest history websites.

Mr. Omar says being a part of Bush Radio when it started and being part of its legacy is something he holds dear to his heart and also that it shows the perseverance and resilience of the station. “With 6.2million visitors on the SAHO site, you constantly have to update your infrastructure, security and hosting…”, were the words of the ex-political figure, where his vision is to contribute to the change in SA, promote new history and contribute to knowledge production.

Ensuring that the apartheid bias was addressed, when rewriting the history from the side of people who were in the struggle is being preserved by Mr. Omar and SAHO, he intends to include all races in collecting history stories from all walks of life that falls part of South African history.  

Also, when asked how the media has changed over the years, Mr. Omar said, “it’s changed tremendously, you can’t even begin to explain to young people that when you wanted to communicate with other people there was censorship. Today, in the new South Africa, we are very lucky that our Constitution and institutions allow us freedom of expression.” Mr. Omar explains that last year, when their site was down for a few days, they were actually hacked! To put the cherry on top, this wasn’t the first time that this has happened. With the website being shutdown, the SAHO team were lucky to have backed up their entire archive, and within a week they recovered everything.

Mr. Omar and SAHO will be hosting a fundraiser for their website, while also having a campaign where they are asking people if they could donate r10 a month, to contribute to the site and keep it running while also not being dependent on big foundations, corporations, government and advertising for money.

In his last words before closing the interview, he said that young people must exercise their vote, but voting isn’t enough, one should continue to build grassroot organizations and keep local authority of those organizations accountable for what happens and doesn’t happen in our society. 

To get in contact with Mr Omar or with South African History Online: 

Tel: +27 (0)21 447 4365 or +27 (0)21 447 3434 (alternative)
Office hours: 8h00 - 16h00

Physical Address: 349 Albert Road, Woodstock 7925, Cape Town, South Africa

 Email: General queries,

To listen to the interview, click on the link below:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Cape Town Netball Federation

Igshaan Brenner, Janine du Toit and Marlene Williams, members of the Cape Town Netball Federation, joined us in studio on the 22nd of February, to talk about the sport that is netball.

The Cape Town Netball Federation has sub-divisions. For instance, as Marlene explains, there are 12 teams in the Mitchell's Plain division. Khayalitsha also has their own division within the federation, as well as Dunoon. Our presenter, Khusi Veto, was shocked and surprised when he heard that males also take part in playing netball which is called "rebel netball". Marlene further explained that each division is structured, where each team has to be registered and follow as well as abide to a constitution of rules and regulations set by the sub-division.

Janine boasts about the 10 districts ans divisions they have around Cape Town where at the end of the year they have an inter-club competitions where all the top teams of the different divisions compete in. She further explains that if there are any people wanting to start their own club, to get all documents would take a week, a team of at least 7 players, and a strong outlook on having fun.

"The money we get is too little...", was the words of Janine when asked if the are getting money. They would appreciate their own facility as the Cape Town Netball Federation. Successfully taking children off the streets can only happen if things go both ways where funding for equipment, facilities and funding for touring is concerned.

Contact details:
Cape Town WP Netball Federation-FACEBOOK

Marlene Williams, Development Officer- 076 680 7980

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Jeremiah & Shaneva (singing sensations)

On the 19th of February 2019, the spontaneous yet down to earth duo of Jeremiah Sweets and Shaneva Hendricks, joined us in studio and graced us with a few live performances that definitely blew us away.

The duo, namely Shaneva is from Elsies River, while Jeremiah is from Ravensmead yet still find time to practice. While doing a cover of one of Neville D's songs, the duo posted in online and it somehow made its way to him, and the next thing they knew, they were in his studio doing their version of his song. "I just uploaded it because I had data", was the words of Shaneva who never expected over 130000 views across South Africa. "We have a segment every week we do on Facebook, where people don't know how much hard work and effort it is", was the words of young Jeremiah who also says they don't mind putting in the work to get where they want to be.

The duo have the backing and support of their families and they also express how valuable the motivation from parents and other family members are on this tough journey they are taking to make a success of their music. Jeremiah is fluent in playing the guitar and piano and says that those two instruments are his main sources of income at the moment. The duo both said that corporate gigs pay the best, pays on time and even sometimes pay in advance.

They ended off the interview with their own rendition of the famous song, Valerie, from Amy Winehouse.  To follow the dynamic duo on social media, their handles are:

Jeremiah and Shaneva (FACEBOOK)
Jeremiah and Shaneva music (YOUTUBE)
@Jeremiah_&_Shaneva (INSTAGRAM)

And here are the links to their performance in studio with us at Bush Radio 8 9.5fm:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Future Prospects Monday Live Band (4th February 2019)

On the 4th of February 2019, we were joined in studio by a young band taking Cape Town by storm, named Future Prospects.

Playing the sweet sounds of Bruno Mars hit, "just the way you are", the group then introduced themselves as Grant Marshall on vocals, Craig on bass, Lance on keys, Benjamin Lewis on piano and Keanan Lewis on drums, accompanied by Grant Marshall who is also on saxophone.

Craig, as their manager, gave some insight on their contact details if people wish to follow them on Future Prospects SA, also cjgproductions on Facebook and to book them you can email The group started as a school band at Wynberg High, and when asked how many years each member has spend honing their craft, non of the members as spend less than 3 years on their preferred instrument.

Benjamin Lewis, the youngest of the group, played us a rendition of his own, of the hit single ''undecided"  from Chris Brown and he definitely killed the performance.

"The more we can perform, the more we can grow together", are the words from Craig who hopes to take things one step at the time. "If you have a goal, run with it", were the words of encouragement from the young and talented Benjamin Lewis.

To close the interview, they closed it off with performing two acoustic versions of "funktown", and "find one hundred ways".

Monday, February 18, 2019

T.Y from the V.I on his project, "Humble Beginnings"

On the 1st of February, we were joined in studio by CPT's own, Tyrone Abrahams, better known as TY, who is quickly becoming one of Cape town's hottest prospects where music in concerned.

 The Cape Town traffic couldn't keep TY from attending our interview here on Bush Radio 89.5fm, even though it sounded like he was out of breathe when running up our stairs to be on time! "Trust and believe, humble beginnings is on its way", were the first words uttered by the infamous TY, before even being asked about it. TY's musical journey has taken him nearly 5 years in counting to blow up and make a commercial breakthrough in the music game and says the reason for the project being called "Humble Beginnings", is because he came from nothing, and turned his struggle and things he went through into positive vibes that shine through his music.

On his first song, "you cant wys", he expresses how he wants to step up, how his next and how he wants to enter the game. "on my second song, called I Know, that's TY 2.0, as I like to call it, that's something different, where you hear the truth", TY said. He also continues by saying the third song we played, is "Ty for the jol", which basically means a song he particular made that could be played in a club or an event for jamming(dancing) to.

"You going to get waarheid, you going to get turn ups", is what the versatile rapper from Strandfontein Village said, when being asked what can be expected by fans from the Humble Beginnings tape.

His outrageous rhyme-scheme came into play when he did a young freestyle for us over various instrumental beats, such as "0-100" of Drake, and T.I's "why you wanna". Lines such as
"The flow is always slick but I'm never slipping, with my grassies on I got a school girl tripping", and "You rappers are funny you talking this goetes 'bout rapping at bony, the only time I said you ill is when you ate that polony, whats you tryna show me are things I've seen before, I know how they onderskat but when I'm done they 'gon hit the floor", show his ability to change flows, use slang and use things that were/are news that made headlines.

#HUMBLEBEGINNINGS, is where you can find any and all music from  TY on all social media platforms. "Stick to you, you cant do anyone else but you", were the words of encouragement he had to close off the interview for up and coming artists.

to follow TY, his handles are:




Thursday, January 24, 2019

We do not know what the future holds, But Building blocks are on Your Vote #Register

Our team recently did a vox pop on whether people will be voting or not.

Concerned by the negative responses and with the final registration weekend coming up we asked the Provincial Electoral Officer for the Electoral Commission of South AfricaReverend Courtney Sampson to speak with us and give us some input.

We at Bush Radio would like to encourage everyone who is eligible to go out and register to vote and check their details on the voter’s roll.
You don’t have to know who you will vote for yet, but without being on the voter’s roll you can’t exercise your right to vote.

Democracy is not a spectator sport, you have to participate to make a change.

We will keep you up-to-date with #election2019 via our debates and other discussions in order to assist you in making your decision