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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 

BY BayFM

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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BayFM provides opportunity for community support

BY BayFM

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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BAYFM RENEWED LICENCE, ENHANCED LINE-UP

BY BayFM

The broadcasting license for Bay FM has been renewed for a further 5 years. The license, as issued by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), provides Bay FM with another 5-year window to educate, inform and entertainment its close to 90 000 listeners within its broadcast area.


“We serve a diverse, dynamic, rapidly developing community and are delighted to be allowed to continue. As a community broadcaster which is in touch with its people, ours is to contribute to the growth and development of our broadcast area which includes Nelson Mandela Bay, Kouga and Sundays River Municipalities. These areas combined is in essence a microcosm of South Africa” said General Manager, Antonio Venturini.

 

The station is experiencing exciting developments, designed to strengthen its position as a leader in its field.

 

“The next 5 years will see us go from strength to strength, entrenching our catchphrase “Our Community, Your Radio”, Venturini said.
Saturday, 18 October kick starts changes with an all new Saturday Breakfast Show.

 

“We’ve seen an increase in demand for an interactive, lively weekend breakfast programme”, says Venturini. The presenters of Weekend Breakfast – Luzuko Qoba, Siba Swartbooi and Lerato Thipa are no strangers to radio, having been involved in weekend programming on BayFM to date.  This new programme is followed by the ever popular “Group1 Saterdagjolyt”, presented by the Alberts brothers, Kobus and André. 

 

An all new Afrikaans programme makes its debut on Saturday 18 October. “My Kontrei”, presented by Dr Brink Botha; it will run from 2pm to 5pm and will focus closely on local content, artist profiles and an unpacking of cultures and its nuances- an element of present day society, which is often held dear to many. The final hour of the show will be dedicated to property talk and developments in and around our broadcast area.


Sunday line-up has seen its only change recently, with Pieter Huysamen anchoring the Sunday music show “ Musiek met Feel”. Pieter, who is totally blind for the last 12 years, is the first blind radio presenter in the Eastern Cape.


Weekday Breakfast, which runs from 6am to 9am, sports a facelift, with the addition of two new voices. Armand De Lauwere and Anja Cole join Marlon Primo, while Alida Senekal bids farewell to the show. Rochlé Bloem previously co-host in the Breakfast Show now joins Kevin D on the “Out to Lunch” programme (12 noon to 3pm).

 

The weekday music programme, “Nightschool, is graduating, with a new name to boot. "Studio 041", as it will now be called, will provide weekday listening pleasure and dynamic conversation-a platform for 20 to 30 year olds to “tell it like it is”. The show will be anchored by DJ Spectrum (Chad Smith), Leah Moodaley and Taku Mharapara (DJ Marbles). The station plans to host an official Studio 041 launch party during November.


Friday evenings from 10pm to 12am will see the return of the once-popular creative arts programme, "Present Testament". This platform is specifically re-introduced to cater for all forms of local creative skills ranging but not limited to hiphop, spoken word and even fashion design.


“We have in recent times done our level best to address burning issues and beneficial community matters. Creating a bigger platform to discuss that which matters in our community seems only fitting”, commented Venturini. The talk show “Community Matters”, previously aired on Monday evenings, will now run from Monday to Wednesday evenings from 8pm – 9 pm, thereby providing more time to address matters of interest to our community.


October also saw the return of traffic news fundi Tobie Jonck. Traffic News has since been increased to include lunch time reporting over and above the regular Breakfast and Drive Show reports.


Weekday line-up changes will commence on Monday, 20 October 2014.

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 October 18, 2014
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BayFM and Boot Camp SA promote better help in the Bay.

BY BayFM

Boot Camp Academy South Africa and Bay Fm 107.9 are teaming up to make the Nelson Mandela Bay community healthier!

With Boot Camp Academy SA’s main goal to make South Africa healthy and Bay FM 107.9’s mission to serve the Nelson Mandela Bay community, this venture will prove to be a force to be reckoned with!

 

BayFM 107.9 has been informing, educating and entertaining the Bay for years and have recently caught the fitness bug. Presenters and staff have signed up for the boot camp program and cannot wait to see and feel results!

“We cannot stress enough how important it is to become and remain fit and healthy; we invite our listeners to come along and train with us”, says BayFM Breakfast Show presenter and Boot Camp Brand Ambassador, Rob Taylor.

Boot Camp Academy SA provides military style FUN fitness training focusing on health and wellness and sustainable lifestyle changes.

 

Boot camp training provides a unique and exciting way of getting into shape. By offering different exercises every day, focusing on team-work and using the natural outdoor environment to provide innovative routines, it combines fun and excitement with social interaction whilst getting fit and burning body fat.

“Boot Camp is but the start of many exciting ventures to promote health and fitness in the Bay”, says Sharon Jessop, Boot Camp Academy fitness training specialist.

 

The BayFM team will participate in weekly exercise routines at various Boot Camp Academy SA venues around Nelson Mandela Bay and will keep listeners up to date on their experience and results

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 March 13, 2014
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2013 MATRIC RESULTS AVAILABLE NOW

BY BayFM

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MATRICULANTS

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced in a media briefing on SABC 1 on Monday that the class of 2013 received a pass rate of 78.2%. Matrics will be able to get their individual results from Tuesday 7 January at 06:00.

Results will be available at schools, exam centres or in major newspapers. They can also be obtained from the department of basic education’s website.

The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric pass rate increased to 98.6% for 2013.

 

(Source: NEWS24.com)

 

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 January 06, 2014
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

BY BayFM

Notice is hereby given that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Campus BayFM trading as BayFM will be held at:

 

Victory Ministries International (VMI)

Minor Hall, Cnr Standford Road and Aubrey Street

Gelvan Park, Port Elizabeth

 

on Saturday, 25 January 2013

at 10h00

 

for the following business:

 

To confirm the Minutes of the Previous Annual General Meeting.

  1. To transact such other business as may be transacted at an Annual General Meeting.

 The minutes of the previous meeting are available upon request from the General Manager, Antonio Venturini.

 

RSVP by Thursday, 23 January 2014 to agm2014@bayfm.co.za

Proxy form attached hereto and available from the BayFM Office.

 

BY ORDER OF THE INTERIM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

DAVID ALEXANDER

Place: Port Elizabeth

4 January 2014

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 January 04, 2014
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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...  read more
 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 A...  read more
 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 Afric...  read more
 September 22, 2017
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The Bay Celebrates World Retina Week 

BY BayFM
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 objecti...  read more
 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&n...  read more
 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, Mo...  read more
 September 15, 2017
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