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Road Accident Fund Answers Burning questions 

BY BayFM

With the rate of accidents on the Port Elizabeth Roads spiking recently, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) joines us in studio to answer your burning questions. Listen to BayFM 107.9 at 10:05 today to ask Bongiwe Nyengane-Tyopo the RAF's Regional Marketing Manager your questions. 

 

The RAF is responsible for providing appropriate cover to all road users within the borders of South Africa; rehabilitating and compensating persons injured as a result of motor vehicles in a timely and caring manner; and actively promoting the safe use of all South African roads.  
 
This year, the Road Accident Fund is celebrating 20 years of caring for road users after dealing with legacy of challenges. The RAF claims it continues to: aim for service excellence; increase accessibility through ongoing public engagements, and take services to the door steps of communities.
 
What does the RAF cover and pay for?
The RAF makes payment for various categories of claims:

  1. a) General Damages (claims for pain and suffering, for serious injury).
  2. b) Individual claim payments for Loss of Earnings by accident victims (in the event that the road accident victim was unable to earn an income, or is no longer able to earn an income, due to temporary or permanent disablement).
  3. c) Individual claim payments for Loss of Support (in the event that a family loses a breadwinner due to a road accident).
  4. d) Individual claim payments in the Medical Compensation category (assisting injured road accident victims with medical treatment and the costs thereof).
  5. e) Funeral Benefits (the necessary costs related to the burial or cremation).

 Find out more about what the RAF can do for you by checking out their site at https://www.raf.co.za/Pages/default.aspx

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 September 28, 2017
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Dumza Maswana IS THIS WEEKS #LEKKERMOS STAR

BY BayFM

An authentic South African sound, beautiful instrumentals and original lyrics. The BayFM 107.9 team thinks Dumza Maswana's music has it all. If you are in to something a little more soulful, you have to check out his song Ubizo.
 
Dumza Maswana is one of many children who grew up in rural South Africa with music being a central part of their upbringing, from home to church to the community. He has been singing and composing original music since he was a child. His music has been described as soulful and Jazzy, but Dumza himself struggles to categorise it saying, "I like to write songs about every day events that happen to ordinary people. Things that everyone can relate to."
 
Dumza is a singer-songwriter and ALL of  his music is self-composed. He writes about his life experiences, views and the things that inspire and motivate him. He is deeply rooted in his culture and religion so his music does display his strong sense of tradition and religious beliefs.
Dumza is really making waves in the Eastern Cape and all over the nation. He has been fea­tured in music produced by the award-winning DJ Mobi Dixon and DJ Palture. He has also shared the stage with some of the country’s top artists including Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo Madlingozi, Tshepo Tshola, Sphokazi, the Jaziel Brothers, Mafikizolo and the legendary Victor Ntoni.


Dumza Maswana is definitely a name to watch. His fantastic songs are often played on BayFM's #LekkerMos Show with DJ Sebz every Saturday from 8pm to midnight. Don't miss out. Tune into BayFM 107.9 our community your radio.

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 September 26, 2017
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What does Heritage Day mean to the Bay?

BY BayFM

Heritage day is a holiday unique to our country where all South Africans are encouraged to show off and celebrated the vibrant cultures passed down to them. South Africa is uniquely diverse with its many different ethnicities, races, languages and cultures; and it is for this reason that South Africa was coined as the rainbow nation, to best reflect and describe the multi-culture and multi-racial post-Apartheid dispensation.
 
The country’s first Heritage day was observed in 1996. Prior to this; September 24th was known as a Shaka Day in honour of the iconic Late King, Shaka Zulu who is still revered and honoured on this day by many who chose to spend the day at his grave in remembrance. Shaka day was excluded before Parliament in the Public Holidays Bill in 1995; and with a spirit of reunion; Heritage day arose as a compromise in order for all cultures to participate in the celebration of the diversity of the country. It is a day that encompasses and includes all citizens of South Africa and their inherited identities both tangible and abstract. The creative expression of food, language, attire and traditions displays our rainbow nation for what it is was always intended to be. Just as an actual rainbow, the rainbow nation ideal is that the many cultures of South Africa-with all their differences- live harmoniously. Complementing each other as a unit, while still allowing each culture to shine in all its rich history and beauty. On this day People are encouraged to dress in their traditional attire and to prepare food indigenous to their heritage.
 
September 24th is also shared with National Braai day. This is a culture/tradition that all South Africans share whether it is referred to as Chisa Nyama, Ukhosa or simply; Braai. National Braai day is thought to be the equivalent of the Irish St Patricks day and the French Bastille Day when all South Africans are equally encouraged to light fires and prepare meals to partake in one of the few national cultures shared by all citizens. Heritage day remains a symbol of diversity, acceptance, celebration and the wealth that lies in the South African identity.
 

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 September 22, 2017
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The Bay Celebrates World Retina Week 

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World Retina Week is set to begin today the 19th of September and will run until the 25th of September. This awareness week and Retina SA aim to bring attention to the strides made to cure retinal blindness.

 

Genetic retinal conditions have caused blindness in 150?000 South Africans. The objective if World Retina Week is to bring awareness to the fact that early identification and treatment of generic retinal conditions can reverse symptoms before blindness sets in.

 

World Retina Week is observed in 42 countries. It creates global awareness and focus on treatments available for people affected by retinal blinding conditions.

 

In celebration of the week, BayFM’s brunch presenter The Pushhh, will be interviewing members of Retina SA. Sighted and none, K9 and Homo sapiens alike will be in the BayFM 107.9 studio to discuss ways to battle genetic retinal conditions.

 

 

For more on Retina SA check out: http://www.retinasa.org.za/about-us/the-foundation/ 

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 September 19, 2017
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Blaq Tye is this weeks #LekkerMos star

BY BayFM

Blaq Tye is one of the freshest and hottest properties of the Nelson Mandela bay and the Eastern Cape. His origional song, 'Dudlu Ntombazana', has been a hit on the BayFM playlist. It is for that reason that the team felt fit to award Tye the very first #LekkerMos star of the week award. His track 'Dudlu Ntombazana' is a smooth and soulful song that is guaranteed to get you singing along. 

 

Blaq Tye has performed in sold-out shows and has thus been commissioned as the solo act in many Live Music Venues. His 13 track debut album titled “Mamela Mna” was released on the 11th of August 2017. The BayFM team thinks it is definitely worth a listen.

 

Blaq Tye has performed at a number of festivals including Ebubeleni Annual Music Festival. Our local artist has also shared stages with the likes of Lira; Casper Nyovest; Caiphus Semenya; AKA; Oliver Mtukudzi; The Soil; Donald; Heavy K; Selina Johnson; Ringo; Nathi; Sankomotha to mention but a few. 

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 September 18, 2017
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Know Your National Parks

BY BayFM

The annual SA National Parks Week (SANPW) campaign will kick off from the 18th to the 22nd of September. The 12th annual SANPW allows all South African citizens free day access to the Frontier Region of SANParks. Parks that take part in the campaign includes Addo Elephant, Garden Route, Camdeboo, Mountain Zebra and Karoo National Parks.


Some of South Africa’s most beautiful flora and fauna will be open to you for free. Not just a day in the sun, parks staff will also hosting some great activities including informative sessions about the Parks, their history, conservation ethics and initiatives and much more. Some lucky guests will also be treated to a guided game drive.


The campaign which began in 2006, is aimed at showcasing the best of South Africa’s national parks to its public. By opening up the gates of our national parks, SANParks hopes to realise their vision statement of “A sustainable National Park System Connecting Society”. The theme of this year’s SANPW is “Know Your National Parks”, so why not make the half an hour drive from Port Elizabeth to Addo Elaphant’s closed gate between the 18th to the 22nd and get to know your national parks.


 
For more information on the SANPW campaign check out the SANParks site at www.sanparks.org

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 September 15, 2017
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substance abusers turn over a new leaf

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 A group of substance abusers in the Gelvandale area have been given a new lease on life this past week, after attending the Anathallo 10 Step Recovery & Life Skills Impartation Workshop.
The program, written and presented by Ignacio Schneider, aims to assist substance abusers towards recovery and restoration. It couples biblical principles with experience of substance abuse and formal rehabilitation. Mr Schneider himself was a substance abuser for 12 years.
The first workshop, which started on 10 October, was attended by Weldon Mentoor, Sagren Erasmus, Georgia Langford, Lester Stevens, Christopher Moss and Jillian Williams
 
“The visible change in the attendees after merely days was amazing. From scruffy to clean-shaven, from sagging shoulders to heads held high,  the change of heart has become apparent on their exterior”, said Schneider.
Facilitator Lucius Hufkie commented that Anathallo focuses not only on the physical and emotional effects of substance abuse, but mainly on the spiritual aspect. Abusers don’t only damage their bodies, but they lose self-confidence and hope. “These substances erode the good from every area of an abusers’ life”.
 
Extensive media coverage in week 1 has sparked the demand for more workshops, particularly in other parts of the Northern areas.
Subsequent workshops will be held as follows: West End Community Centre, 24-28 October; Booysens Park Community Hall 24-28 October; Harvest Christian Centre, Jacksonville 31 October to 4 November. All workshops are from 8am until 2pm on daily. Cost is R500 per participant, inclusive of all learning material and catering.
A call is being made for sponsorship. “Not everyone who expresses interest in the program can afford it. We appeal to our communities to support the initiative and in doing so, help put a life back on the right side of the tracks”, said Schneider.
Contact Ignacio Schneider at 073 302 7666 for further information and registration.
The workshops continue weekly.

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 October 26, 2016
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Local is “LekkaMos” with Bay FM 107.9

BY Bay FM

 
BayFM 107.9 is making good on the slogan ‘Our Community, Your radio’ with the launch of its exciting new campaign ‘#LekkaMos’.
 
 The # LekkaMos concept, aimed at providing a platform of exposure for home-grown talent, is set to revolutionise both marketing of and appreciation for local talent, across all genres.
 
“As a radio station functioning in the Eastern Cape, we have recognised both the abundance of exceptional talent, as well as our responsibility to said talent. It’s with this in mind, that this concept was birthed,” said BayFM Acting General Manager, Angelique Graaff.
 
#LekkaMos is derived from Local is Lekker, a phrase often used in conjunction with music or anything home-grown. Mos, an Afrikaans word, implies that what has been said is well known or self-evident.
“This is exactly what we, as a station, discovered. Our local talent has unique appeal. Gone are the days when aspiring artists relocate to other provinces in an effort to establish themselves.  With #LekkaMos, they can now step it up in their own backyard,” Graaff remarked.
 
With a listenership of 100 000, BayFM has the base to become a stepping stone for budding artists. #LekkaMos will create a platform for artists to show case their talent, by providing airplay to artists looking to break into the industry. This in turn provides the scope to harness local support and encourage greater awareness.
 
“#LekkaMos has the potential to develop beyond radio; it is however essential that we start somewhere. Local artists will soon know that BayFM 107.9 supports home-grown talent. Its #LekkaMos”, said BayFM Programs Manager, Luzuko Qoba.
The Lekkamos show, where only local music and artists will be featured, debuts this coming Saturday at 8pm.
Artists may visit www.bayfm.co.za   for more information on how to submit music.

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 August 23, 2016
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BayFM provides opportunity for community support

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Bayfm has enjoyed amazing support from listeners in the last while. The support has been evident, particularly during the period the station was challenged with signal distribution issues. Earlier this year, lightning caused damage to critical equipment, resulting in frequent off-air status. The current, ongoing load-shedding further affects the station’s uninterrupted broadcasting ability.
“We have since sourced a permanent solution to both our power supply and signal distribution challenges. As we implement these solutions, we will have more time to focus on delivering excellent community radio. We know our listeners in our broadcast area are behind us 100%; we therefore want to give them an opportunity to contribute financially to building a sustainable on-air service”, says General Manager Antonio Venturini.
BayFM has to date been managing its own signal distribution. Within the foreseeable future and with sufficient financial support, signal distribution will be outsourced to Sentech, a state-owned enterprise responsible for various types of signal distribution. This will ensure greater coverage within and beyond our broadcast area, zero off-air incidences and enhanced radio quality.
To facilitate listener and corporate financial support, BayFM will launch its Telethon at 6am on Monday 15 December and continue until 9pm on Sunday 21 December.
During this time, pledges can be made by calling 041 360 0909, or emailing studio@bayfm.co.za or by sending an SMS with the word ‘pledge ’and your commitment to 34852. SMS cost R1.50
BayFM is a not-for-profit organisation and therefore able to issue Section 18A tax-deductable donation certificates to those individuals and businesses making contributions

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 December 12, 2014
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