Monday, September 13, 2021

: Sisa Nobanda the Founder of the QULA KWEDINI YOUTH ORGANIZATION


In our Communities, we are facing a lot of crime and drugs especially the youth because everything starts when you become friends with wrong people in the community that has no one that is looking after you besides your Parents or Guidance.

The Qula Kwedini Youth Organisation is the organization that deals or focuses into grooming better man for the future and the community; Qula kwedini Youth Organization’s main concept is to fight violence and Drugs in the society and grooming young men.

According to Sisa,The aim of this organisation is to grow young man and become the face of the community so that in the community people can feel safe around young man. He oppened qula kwedini so that he can open the space of grooming young man that can be the face of change because all man are in the same boat if its sinking all man sink so all man must be the face of development as young man.

Presenter: Mkuseli "Khusi" Veto
Written By: Gcobani Ralo

Mnombo “Ronner” Mvinjelwa

Mnombo Ronald Mvinjelwa, better known by his stage name Ronner, is an artist from Zwelihle Hermanus.

He was exposed to music at an early age and he started recording songs back in 2013 after he joined a group of young artists in his neighborhood known as ‘Zwe-natives’. Later, he went on as a solo artist where he got an opportunity to grow as an independent artist and that is when he started producing his own records and creating his own beats. His music is more about hope, survival and embracing life. Being a huge fan of good music contributed a lot to his musical journey, and that is what makes his music unique. 


Presenter: Mkuseli "Khusi" Veto

Written by: Gcobani Ralo

Faizel Jacobs from Lace Up for change

Lace Up For Change (LU4C) registered as a Non Profit in December of 2016. As an organization, we use the medium of sport to facilitate change within impoverished communities. Our empowerment projects focusses on schools.

Their flagship project, The Boeber Run has not happened for over a year now due to the covid 19 restrictions that are in place. The project involves meeting at various areas within Cape Town in the evenings, running 5km to the nearest informal settlement or areas with a high count of homeless where they feed them. Since Lockdown and the restrictions placed on movements in the evenings, they have switched their attention to supporting 11 different feeding stations in the New Horizons, Randfontein and Tafelsig areas. They have been supporting with supplies for cooking & gas. Their empowerment projects focusses on schools. Last year, they handed over 20 Tablet computers with Vodacom sim cars and Access to Vodacom's e-learning portal to Talfallah primary school in Mannem=berg. A few weeks ago, they also unveiled a brand new computer lab with their Partners Syntell at the Dietreich Moravian Primary School in Phillipi. (https://youtu.be/yqgmtreyOds)

They also find themselves in the middle of their #50For50 Campaign. This campaign is a celebration of cofounder and teach Irafaan Abraham's 50th Birthday. As part of the challenge, Irafaan is running 50 Half Marathons during 2021 raising funds to fit learners from 50 schools with a brand new pair of school shoes. That’s almost 50 000 pairs of shoes.  (See their Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/LaceUp4Change/)

Presenter: Mkuseli "Kusi" Veto

Written by: Gcobani Ralo

Friday, August 27, 2021

Chef Bonda Cooks his Way to the Top


Don’t call me a chef, call me a cook

Self-taught cook, James “Punchos” Bonda was born and raised in Makhaya, a township in Khayelitsha. He refers to the township as the second city to Cape Town. The city itself partly inspires who he is today. His passion for cooking came while he was staying with his mother, while away at work; he had to learn to cook on his own. He started working as a waiter in a few restaurants in Cape Town before realizing his full potential.

The start of covid19, businesses had to close. That’s when I knew I had to start my own cooking business.” 

Covid19 made him to be innovative it also gave him an opportunity to start his own restaurant business called “La Vise” and a delivery service in Khayelitsha. “The amazing thing about starting a restaurant during a pandemic and it being in the township was the impact the restaurant had. It made me not limit my services to the township only but all over Cape Town. People want food that is made with love adds Bonda.  His mission is to celebrate authentic Southern African foods also giving a township twist to burgers, which have become a prominent selling item in his restaurant menu.

Bonda believes in order for anyone to make it in life, there has to be sacrifices.  He had to start from scratch by quitting soccer to fulfil his passion for food, a legacy, that one day; he hopes to leave behind for his son.

Follow Punchos on Facebook: Don Punchos

Instagram: @donpunchos_thechef

Presenter: Mkuseli "Khusi" Veto

Written By: Lucille Dyosi  


Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni On her love for Writing Children Books

Sihle Isipho with co - writer Mathabo Tlali 

International award-winning writer, story teller, PhD candidate, and the host of "The Ultimate book show", Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni had a telephonic interview with Bush radio presenter, Mkuseli “Khusi” Veto of the Morning Cruise on the 26th of July 2021, where she spoke about her book, “Wanda” and other projects that she is busy with currently, including her second book that is set to be available in September.  

Sihle Isipho hails from the Eastern Cape, in a small town called King Williams Town, and is a writer of Children’s books. Her first book is titled “Wanda”, she recently did a world read aloud story which was read to 3 million children in South Africa.  Her new book is titled “Wanda The Brave” and it is set to come out in September 2021.

Her love for writing children’s books began in 2015 while she was doing her Master’s degree at Peking University  in Beijing, China. She would go teach English to kids on weekends, and this is where she developed her passion for writing educational children’s books. She says she was amazed by the immense value of education there, and it is something that she was not used to in South Africa.

Back in 2016, when she was in South Africa, her mother was trying to publish her own book, Sihle got in touch with various publishers.  After she did some research about opportunities available to black women in South Africa, she was asked what kind of work she was looking to create at that time, her answer was “writing children’s books”. An opportunity presented itself, in terms of a competition and she took it, together with a friend, Mathabo Tlali, and that is basically how “Wanda” came about.

She mentioned that, the pandemic has affected her negatively, like most organisations because there is now less interactions, and that means she can’t do what she loves effectively to millions of children, and they have to improvise and do things online, like most people.

She also adds that they have a planned event which would either take place on the 16th of August or on 21st  August in Cape Town. The event would be a reading activation. For people who are interested to know more or to get in touch with Sihle, they can check her on Instagram. Her handle is: @wandathebook. Her personal account is @sihleisiphonontshokweni, and on twitter as well.

Presenter: Mkuseli Veto

 Done by:  Yandisa Qwabe

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Soweto Mandlanzi is an author and a creator, he grew up in a place called Coronation which is about 40 to 50 km north of KZN.

 

Soweto Mandlanzi is an author and a creator, he grew up in a place called Coronation which is about 40 to 50 km north of KZN. This is where he grew up and realised that he wanted to be a writer and people always laugh at him when he tells them how he started writing. It was when he was doing Grade 7, when he started writing according to his story.

 There was this guy who broke up with his girlfriend who came to him and said; “look bro I know you can help me with this, I want you to write a love letter and it must sound like it was written by me”, that is when he realised his (talent/ skill) power of being able to get into someone’s emotions and express them in writing, while portraying himself as them.

He wrote the letter, then unfortunately the mother of the girl got the letter from the girl’s school bag and asked her where she got the letter. “where did you get so much English, so much power in terms of emotions”, so after the guy confessed that the letter was written by Soweto, people started coming to him to write them home works and essays.

Soweto comes from a disadvantaged family background, his mom was a kitchen lady, unfortunately his father passed on when he was 3 years old. Soweto shared that he survived by small lunch boxes and getting payed for small jobs he did. He believed that his gift was there at a very young age but he didn’t realise it. He went to a public school and also to the Durban university of Technology to do his Btech Degree, but after that he realised that he wanted to write and started his own publishing company.

Soweto wrote 7 books, he started by writing a book called Just “Teething For a Thing” which deals on how people can conquer pain and any type of pain, whether mental or psychological. Another one is “Life is a Trip” which is based on the journey of life, “Running my race”, “Dear Jacob”, “Cash flow naked”, “Senzo Meyiwa”, and he will be publishing Ria Ledwaba.

According to Soweto in these critical conditions of covid-19 he thinks that one of the greatest things that he learnt growing up was that the picture of being adaptive sometimes you just have to adapt to new changes his mentor once told him that “the are many things that don’t change but one thing is constantly changing and changing itself” so he advise people to learn how to do things in a new way the way things are happening as life presents, also he believe that Covid-19 is not only the problem it is also the part of the solution for who really find it hard from working home.

Soweto admits the difficulties of covid-19 because a lot of people don’t find it easy in such situations and also he thinks the mental position or the psychological perspective truly matters and he’s been preaching one sentence that says “your biggest reality is your perspective” which is your narrative or what you think so the reality of the outside world is the second one so how you think and how you see the world determine how you handle them.

Present/Producer:  Mkuseli "Khusi"  Veto 

Written by: Gcobani Ralo 

   

 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

TheIntenXT released a new debut single, Super Cute, the rebirth

 

TheIntenXT released a new debut single, Super Cute, the rebirth

 

‘There has been a lot of confusion about my name. It's spelled TheInternXT but pronounced “Thee Inter Next”. Simply means the next best international artist’ 

 

New age Rnb artist Selo Dwabe, known as TheInternXT returns to the game with a new debut single titled ‘Super Cute’. The song was written 10 years ago before it was revived by Cape Town Sound for an official release in July 2021. “Cape Town Sound helped me get my music out there. It seems like they found my song on their archives and decided to rework on it.”- TheInternXT. 

 

TheInternXT describes himself as a young village boy from Mpumalanga who is trying to make it in this music industry like most up-and-coming artists. Before his work with Cape Town Sound, the process of releasing music has been very slow for the artist. “I haven’t gotten my ducks in a row in terms of releasing music, but I am adjusting” he explains. He is indeed grateful for the kind of audience reach he has gained after the release of Super Cute, which gave him 200 views on YouTube in just over a week of streaming.

 

Coming back into the game and trying to find your feet may be a very difficult process for many, but TheInternXT believes that his recent work will push him to continue working on his projects. Not only that but the support of his family and friends has also motivated him a lot. 

 

Apart from releasing music the artist has been working on managing his social media presence. Recognizing that social media has become the bread and butter for a lot of artists in this current new order, TheInternXT believes that’s a strong online presence is just as important as releasing a great song. Understanding the new order has made it difficult for artists to physically present themselves it’s important to make sure that you are constantly putting work out there and keeping in touch with your audience. 

 

What we can expect from the artist is a second debut single. You can find all his music on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and YouTube @TheInternXT, with the same handle on all platforms. For social media presence, he is currently on Facebook and Twitter @TheInternXT


Presenter and producer: Mkuseli Veto

Written by: Mamesi Lamoen

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Getting to know Lulama Ntisa

The young, yet established brand, Futureline, designed by Langa's very own designer, Lulama Ntisa, is scaling up by welcoming an additional branch that involves entertainment.

Realizing the need for a platform for local artists and entrepreneurs to showcase their brilliance and to be noticed, Futureline Entertainment came to light.


Friday, October 30, 2020

Le-lo Thee Illest releases new single ''Cape Flats''

Lorenzo ‘’Le-Lo Thee Illest’’ Samuels has been involved in the music industry since Grade 10 at Lentegeur High school in Mitchells Plain. At the age of 15, he started with a group called “Xoduz” where he started writing his own rhymes where he started as a hype man and began to adopt flows and learnt a lot from other artists. 

He then became infatuated with growing the music industry and now owns his own label called Orion – The Rising StarThe entertainment agency is set to release a development programme, in aid of helping young aspiring artists in all forms and walks of life to bring them to greater heights, offering several programs and making sure they reach their desired goals and destinations.

His latest single, ‘’Cape Flats’’ speaks about the daily struggles of what we have to face on a daily basis, such as gender-based violence, drug and alcohol abuse, gangsterism, etc.

PICTURED: Bush Radio's Jasnine Roberts with                                      Le-lo The Illest


Friday, October 23, 2020

Max-Hoba is a South African Afro-Soul World Music Artist, born and raised in the Free state, Welkom. He started off as a Hip-Hop vocalist but is currently doing his things as an Afro-Soul singer.

With regards to his new album that was released on the 27th July 2020 called “Beyele” (The Journey Continues) he decided to base it around the things that influenced him as a child. Most of the songs in this albums are influenced by his upbringing, Music and just in his community.

Max-Hoba

Max-Hoba says his initial plan was to release his album in March 2020 but what contemplating on if he should release it now or wait until this whole Covid-19 pandemic passes by, but couldn’t wait any longer and released it in July. He also saying that people we living in a digital world, he thought it was best to release it as soon as possible.

He believes as a creative person, says that this Covid-19 pandemic has given him the opportunity to exercise doing things differently. He just recently did a virtual show but had a limited number of people that could tune in. Max-Hoba also says he still get the same energy from the audience as he would do in an actual live performance and he is somebody that depends a lot on exchanging energy with the audience.

Max-Hoba

Max-Hoba tries to keep his music as authentic Southern African sound, so he features with multiple artist from the North, South, East and Western parts of Africa.

You can find Max-Hoba’s album on every single digital platform you can just Google “Max-Hoba - Beyele”

You can find Max-Hoba on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @Max_Hoba


Presenter: Mkhuseli "Khusi" Veto
Producer: Clayton Daniels & Renato van Schalkwyk