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substance abusers turn over a new leaf

BY Bay FM

 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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BAYFM PAVING THE WAY FOR BLIND PASSION

BY Bay FM

BayFM 107.9 recently welcomed a new voice to the airwaves when Pieter Huysamen took over anchoring the popular Sunday evening music programme “Musiek Met Feel” a few weeks ago.

 

What makes this addition to the BayFM team significant is the fact that Pieter is blind, making him the first blind radio presenter in the Eastern Cape.

 

Pieter’s eyes were irreparably damaged when acid was thrown in his face in 2002; his eyes were surgically removed as a result.

“Pieter has the voice, life experience and extensive knowledge of music - a perfect combination for Musiek met Feel”, says BayFM General Manager Antonio Venturini. He believes Pieter’s passion contributes immensely to the success of the programme.

 

“When I still had my eyesight, I tackled everything in life systematically. When I became blind, I merely adapted my systems accordingly. The same applies to being on air. I’m not blind – I just can’t see”, said Huysamen.

 

While Pieter has a co-host to operate the playout system, he prepares and researches playlists for each show.

“I didn’t have time at my disposal to pursue my passion for music before. The opportunity presented to me by BayFM107.9 is truly fulfilling.”

 

Musiek Met Feel airs every Sunday evening from 18h00 to 21h00 on BayFM 107.9

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 October 07, 2014
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Port Elizabeth entrepreneurs excel at the ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop

BY Greenqueen

Celebrating five years of polishing entrepreneurial pitches, the ENGEN Pitch & Polish 2014 programme was attended by eager entrepreneurs at the first event, held in Port Elizabeth.

Engen Petroleum Ltd, in partnership with business incubator, Raizcorp, and media partner SAfm, as well as local partners, Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and SEDA and Kingfisher FM joined forces to bring the fifth annual Pitch & Polish workshop to Port Elizabeth. The workshop and competition continues to be a highlight for entrepreneurs, where they can have their ideas brainstormed, tested and challenged – and ultimately to polish their pitch.

Almost 300 people filled the Feather Market Convention Centre with a keen interest in learning how to pitch their businesses successfully. The day began with delegates watching a clip, which captured the essence of events from previous years, setting the scene of what could be expected.

Stephen Reid, Business Incubator Manager from Raizcorp facilitated the workshop and competition and guided the delegates throughout the day. It was soon evident that the workshop is an active process where each individual is stretched and pushed towards a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship and their business.

Myth 1:        Pitching is easy.
Myth 2:        Being a delegate at an ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop is a passive act of listening and note-taking.

It was a gruelling day of pitching for Asa Mazomba, Loyiso Gongqa, Luvuyo Ponase, Lezáne van Niekerk and Siphamandla Javu. They shared the stage and braved the audience-come-investors’ polishing and difficult questions. Their initial 30 second pitches were fleshed out to become well-rounded three minute pitches delivered to judges, Lungile Dumse, Human Capital General Manager, Engen Petroleum Ltd; Glenton De Kock, Project Manager, Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and Vernon Naidoo, Manager: VW Community Trust. Throughout the day, delegates diligently filled in their worksheets to compile their individual pitches.

Characteristic to this format, is that entrepreneurs are given feedback on their pitches, there and then. The truth, whether harsh or positive, is shared in the moment so that the kinks can be ironed out and the brightness turned up.

Through to Round 2, from Port Elizabeth, are Asa, Luvuyo and Siphamandla.

A few key learnings from the day included the importance of:
•         Research
•         Being understood
•         Knowing your value proposition
•         Identifying who your target market is – it is not “everyone”
•         Portraying yourself professionally

“It is remarkable what can be achieved in eight hours. Those who have invested the time in being here today, are walking out knowing which area of their business needs work.” commented Glenton De Kock, the Project Manager from the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.

After the event, the contestants were inundated with support, feedback, ideas, business cards and sincere encouragement from their peers.

This winning formula of workshop-and-competition makes ENGEN Pitch & Polish one of the most stimulating business events of the year – where everyone leaves victorious and with tools to become a successful entrepreneur!

For more information or the opportunity to pitch on SAfm visit www.pitchandpolish.com.

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 July 03, 2014
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Floating on airwaves

BY Algoa Sun

STAR Nyembezi of Bay FM in Linton Grange is this year’s winner of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Sanlam Local Media award in the best sport magazine show category. Nyembezi, the producer of various Bay FM shows and a sound engineer for nearly five years, enjoys producing jingles for advertisers and working as a radio presenter.

 

“I produce radio spots or adverts, promos for the station, pre-record interviews and at times pre-record three-hour shows. “I also produce sound bites for various shows, for example, by cutting interviewsdone with a field mic by only taking the important part or the gist of the interview.“I enjoy selling people’s
business by producing radio adverts for them and interacting with and meeting new people every day. I also produce for various Bay FM radio personalities when we have outside broadcasts,”he said. 

 

If Nyembeziis not doing it for Bay FM, he is busy mastering beats for music artists in Nelson Mandela Bay. He also presentstwo Bay FM Sunday radio shows. “One is called Urban Playground–it’s between 3pm to 6pm. I host it with my co-host Sibabalwe Swartbooi. The other is the Late Night Ride between 9pm and midnight. “I am also a student as well. I’m studying journalism at The Media Workshop in NewtonPark. “My Sunday show is laid-back. It’s a place to unwind, detox and relax. We play soothing music for the soul. We talk about love, romance and various relation-ship topics. But what’s funny is that I have a huge following of female listeners. It’s great. I would love togrow my male listenership too, ”he said.

 

Nyembezi’s future plans are to get into commercial radio and finish his studies. “I want to finish up my media/journalism studies and join commercial radio. “I’m sure I will get my breakthrough when the time is right. Until then I will contin- ue nurturing my talent and skills whileserving the community through the medium I love, ”Nymbezi said. His message to the youth was for them to attend school and go after their dreams. “There are so many things that one could do in the radio industry besides radio presenting. You need to find your true passion and nurture it.  “Please go to school. Talent can only take you thus far, but if you couple that talent with education, you can move mountains. Be creative, think out-of-the-box, be open to constructive criticism, find a mentor and work on your craft on a daily basis and eventually you will get your big break. “And when you do, please don’t sleep on your craft, continue to nurture it,”Nyembezi said.

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 July 03, 2014
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Twin girls receive birthday smiles

BY Smile Foundation

Twin girls who are unable to smile, to receive smiles for their first birthday
One-year old twins to receive-life changing surgery on their birthday.

 
A set of Eastern Cape twins who are unable to smile, will receive the priceless gift of a smile for their first birthday.
The two sisters, Onyeyichi and Onyeduchi Moses, suffer from a facial anomaly.
Tomorrow (Wednesday 21 May), on their first birthday, they will receive facial reconstructive surgery free of charge.

This is being made possible through the generous funding of Port Elizabeth International Airport and the support of Smile Foundation.
Ten other children with facial anomalies will also receive sponsored facial reconstructive surgery this week. 
The surgeries will take place during a mini Smile Week to be held from 21 – 23 May at the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital.

Says Moira Gerszt, Operations Executive Director of Smile Foundation, “It is extremely humbling and rewarding to know that the surgeries will change the little girls and their family’s lives forever. The fact that the surgeries fall on their first birthday, makes it extra special. What better gift is there than the gift of a smile? ”
 
Gerszt continues, ““It is our pleasure to once again work together with Dr Chris van der Walt and his team at PE Provincial Hospital.  It is heart-warming to see how caring the surgeons and hospital staff are towards the patients and their families.”

Says Azad Cassim, Airport Manager, Port Elizabeth International Airport, “The Airports Company South Africa is proud to be associated with the Smile Foundation in making a difference in children’s lives.”


Currently one in 750 South African children is born with a facial condition. 

The Smile Foundation has been partnering with Academic Hospitals in South Africa for over 13
years to assist underprivileged children with facial anomalies, alleviating backlogs in the hospitals, encouraging skills transfer, offering psychological help before and after surgery and supporting hospital infrastructure.

The success of the Smile Week model has been widespread. To date, almost 1400 children have benefited from surgeries around the country through the partnership with state academic hospitals.

Twin girls who are unable to smile, to receive smiles for their first birthday

One-year old twins to receive-life changing surgery on their birthday.

 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa;

A set of Eastern Cape twins who are unable to smile, will receive the priceless gift of a smile for their first birthday.

The two sisters, Onyeyichi and Onyeduchi Moses, suffer from a facial anomaly.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 21 May), on their first birthday, they will receive facial reconstructive surgery free of charge.

 

This is being made possible through the generous funding of Port Elizabeth International Airport and the support of Smile Foundation.

Ten other children with facial anomalies will also receive sponsored facial reconstructive surgery this week. 

The surgeries will take place during a mini Smile Week to be held from 21 – 23 May at the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital.

 

Says Moira Gerszt, Operations Executive Director of Smile Foundation, “It is extremely humbling and rewarding to know that the surgeries will change the little girls and their family’s lives forever. The fact that the surgeries fall on their first birthday, makes it extra special. What better gift is there than the gift of a smile? ”

 

Gerszt continues, ““It is our pleasure to once again work together with Dr Chris van der Walt and his team at PE Provincial Hospital.  It is heart-warming to see how caring the surgeons and hospital staff are towards the patients and their families.”

 

Says Azad Cassim, Airport Manager, Port Elizabeth International Airport, “The Airports Company South Africa is proud to be associated with the Smile Foundation in making a difference in children’s lives.”

 

 

Currently one in 750 South African children is born with a facial condition. 

 

The Smile Foundation has been partnering with Academic Hospitals in South Africa for over 13

years to assist underprivileged children with facial anomalies, alleviating backlogs in the hospitals, encouraging skills transfer, offering psychological help before and after surgery and supporting hospital infrastructure.

 

The success of the Smile Week model has been widespread. To date, almost 1400 children have benefited from surgeries around the country through the partnership with state academic hospitals.

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 May 20, 2014
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Provincial Electoral Officer: Eastern Cape, Thamsanqa Mraji, gives feedback on Elections 2014

BY IEC

The election results started coming through last night with the first result captured and first to appear on the results report nationally came from Umzimvubu Municipality at Mqhekezweni Junior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape.  After 22h00 the results captured at the IEC local offices slowly started coming through to the Provincial Results Operations Centre in East London. 

 

By 15h00 the province was at 81% results captured and some of the results still have to be audited. 

 

  We anticipate that the provisional results will be available later today. The Commission expects to announce the final results on 10 May 2014 in Pretoria.   
All voting stations closed at 21h00 and counting in 4615 voting stations was done and completed by the early hours of the morning of 08 May 2014.  Results Capturing process has been audited by a team of auditors at the Provincial Results Centre and MEO offices from PriceWaterCoopers.
Out of 39 local offices 29 have completed the capturing.
A few issues have been reported yesterday but have been resolved:
1.    It was found that some of the results slips for the National Ballot did have a barcode and could therefore not be scanned. Some party representatives in Mthatha were not satisfied with the explanation to transcribe the results onto a new result slip with a barcode although the original results slip was going to be kept with the new one.
2.    There was a complaint from parties about ballot boxes that were not correctly sealed with the official seal of the IEC in Lukhanji (Queenstown).
From the beginning of preparing for the elections the IEC had good relations with the political parties who contested the elections. We appreciate their support and understanding of the electoral processes which assisted in resolving the issues that came up during the election period.

 

The South African Police Services have diligently and effectively managed the security for the elections and were prepared to go the extra mile to ensure the safety of the electorate and the success of the elections. Their commitment and effort is appreciated by my office.  The interventions made by the Provincial Government to assist with infrastructure for the voting stations and managing the community protests which were targeted to disrupt the elections.
I want to thank the media for the high standard of coverage for the elections and educating the communities on the election processes. They have been objective in the coverage of the elections and the IEC was not spared when its staff committed breaches of the electoral laws and processes.
In my opinion the National and Provincial Elections of 2014 have been credible free and fair in spite of the many challenges that were encountered. 

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 May 08, 2014
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Are you ready to go barefoot?

BY Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber

International One Day Without Shoes is coming up on 29 April 2014.
For the third year running, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has challenged its Top 40 Under 40 achievers, its members and partners, to ONE, observe One Day Without Shoes by going barefoot, and TWO, to collect new shoes for people in need right here in Nelson Mandela Bay. Contact Neil Terblanche on sales@nmbbusinesschamber.co.za or register online to take part!
Here's what we want you to do:
Between now and the 29th of April, collect
- new kids' school shoes
- new slippers and warm shoes for elderly adults
- new shoes and booties for toddlers
These will be donated via the Community Chest.

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 April 17, 2014
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ENTRIES FOR DIE BURGER BOARDWALK MR PE NOW OPEN!

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Every year in June, a new Die Burger Boardwalk Mr PE gets chosen to represent the young men of the Nelson Mandela Metro. This prestigious title has increasingly grown in stature since its inception in 2001. The gala event is an undisputable highlight on the social calendar of the Eastern Cape.

Please be advised that this is not a modelling competition. The young gentleman chosen to fulfil the role of Mr PE is not only to be the most dashing of all, but more importantly a young man to whom the city’s youth can look up to. Past Mr PE’s have undoubtedly been much needed role models to the youth of the region. They were given building blocks and guidelines to further their careers and better their lives.

Die Burger Boardwalk Mr PE has a proud record of active involvement in social investment programmes in Port Elizabeth. The aim of the title is to embrace responsibility and encourage a positive impact through community activities.

The titleholder will support a variety of charitable organisations.  He will be responsible to garner pro-active community involvement and corporate social responsibility support for the chosen charities.

All funds raised through various fundraising endeavours under Die Burger Boardwalk Mr PE title are administered by the official Mr PE Trust.

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 March 24, 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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SANBS THANKS SOUTH AFRICANS FOR NOT LETTING LIFE GET IN THE WAY OF LIFE

BY SANBS

Every December the South African National Blood Service encourages people to take time during their holidays to donate blood. Although SANBS did not manage to maintain a five day O group blood stock level during the Festive Season, there was still a sizable increase in collections year-on-year.

 

Vanessa Raju of SANBS said “Blood collections are typically low during holiday periods, however the past holidays were more stable and showed a huge improvement from the previous years. We are proud of everyone who did their best to make sure critical shortages were avoided.”

 

SANBS needs to collect 3 000 units of blood daily to meet the demand for patients in need in SA’s private and public hospitals. Statistics show that, although SANBS did not reach its target, overall collections had improved in December, with 67 000 donors attending both fixed centres and mobile drives. Centres in Johannesburg yielded the highest number of collections with over 15 000 units during the December period.

 

A proud donor, Estee Nickey Coetzee, who donated blood at the end of the year, said that she was happy to be ending her year on a very high note by giving blood. “My goal for 2014 is to donate at least four times a year. Everyone should commit to saving lives by sharing their blood with those who need it.”

 

The SANBS would like to thank everyone who considered those in need by giving their time and the gift of life.

On behalf of the blood recipients, their loved ones and the SANBS team – thank you South Africa. We appreciate every donation made. We appreciate your continued support and dedication to this vital cause.

 

Minimum requirements to be a donor:

• Be between the ages of 16 – 65 years

• Weigh more than 50 kg

• Be in good health

• Live a sexually safe lifestyle

 

How to find the nearest donor centre?

Contact 0800 11 9031 | www.sanbs.org.za | Facebook.com/SANBS | Twitter @theSANBS

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 January 29, 2014
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MTN RADIO AWARDS 2014 – LISTENERS HAVE A SAY!

BY MTN Radio Awards

TO VOTE FOR BAYFM SEND THE WORD 'BAY' TO 40616.

 

Listeners have a definite say with regard to one of the categories in the MTN Radio Awards - the My Station Award category. The category is divided into two awards:

  • My Station Votes – which goes to the station that generates the most votes
  • My Station Most Loyal Listeners – which goes to the station which generates the most votes as a ratio against their RAMS audience numbers

“This category has proved extremely popular with stations and listeners alike and generated almost 400 000 votes in 2013” says Lance Rothschild, MTN Radio Awards CEO. “It ran exceptionally well last year with the awards going to Umhlobo Wenene FM and Radio Pretoria respectively.”
“The opinions of the listener are extremely important to us at MTN and we feel that this category provides the listeners with the opportunity to cast a vote in the MTN Radio Awards” says Brian Gouldie, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN. “We’re really looking forward to seeing who will win this category this year.”
Station participation in the My Station Award is voluntary and listeners are requested to vote by sending in the station’s code via SMS to 40616. All voters go into a draw where one lucky winner will win a trip for two to the United States of America. Delta Air Lines have sponsored two return air tickets and three nights of accommodation for two people sharing in Florida (choice of Miami / Fort Lauderdale / Tampa / Orlando). In addition, the winner will win two tickets to the MTN Radio Awards gala dinner and a smartphone with R500 airtime. Each SMS costs R 1.00 and (Terms and Conditions Apply).
Audience voting in the My Station Awards closes at midnight on Monday 31 March.

 

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 January 19, 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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LALA NGOXOLO...REST IN PEACE...RUS IN VREDE

BY The Presidency

Address to the nation by President Jacob Zuma on the departure of former President Nelson Mandela

5th December 2013

 

My Fellow South Africans,

 

Our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the founding President of our democratic nation has departed.

 

He passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20h50 on the 5th of December 2013.

 

He is now resting. He is now at peace.

 

Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. 

 

Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss.

 

His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world.

 

His humility, his compassion, and his humanity earned him their love. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family. To them we owe a debt of gratitude. 

 

They have sacrificed much and endured much so that our people could be free.

 

Our thoughts are with his wife Mrs Graca Machel, his former wife Ms Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, with his children, his grand-children, his great grand-children and the entire family.

 

Our thoughts are with his friends, comrades and colleagues who fought alongside Madiba over the course of a lifetime of struggle.

 

Our thoughts are with the South African people who today mourn the loss of the one person who, more than any other, came to embody their sense of a common nationhood.

 

Our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embraced Madiba as their own, and who saw his cause as their cause.

 

This is the moment of our deepest sorrow.

 

Our nation has lost its greatest son.

 

Yet, what made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves.

 

And in him we saw so much of ourselves.

 

Fellow South Africans,

 

Nelson Mandela brought us together, and it is together that we will bid him farewell.

 

Our beloved Madiba will be accorded a State Funeral.

 

I have ordered that all flags of the Republic of South Africa be lowered to half-mast from tomorrow, 6 December, and to remain at half-mast until after the funeral.

 

As we gather to pay our last respects, let us conduct ourselves with the dignity and respect that Madiba personified.

 

Let us be mindful of his wishes and the wishes of his family.

 

As we gather, wherever we are in the country and wherever we are in the world, let us recall the values for which Madiba fought.

 

 

Let us reaffirm his vision of a society in which none is exploited, oppressed or dispossessed by another.

 

Let us commit ourselves to strive together - sparing neither strength nor courage - to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa.

 

Let us express, each in our own way, the deep gratitude we feel for a life spent in service of the people of this country and in the cause of humanity.

 

This is indeed the moment of our deepest sorrow.

 

Yet it must also be the moment of our greatest determination.

 

A determination to live as Madiba has lived, to strive as Madiba has strived and to not rest until we have realised his vision of a truly united South Africa, a peaceful and prosperous Africa, and a better world.  

 

We will always love you Madiba!

 

May your soul rest in peace.

 

God Bless Africa.

 

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika.

 

 

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 December 06, 2013
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BAY FM APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER

BY Bay FM

Bay FM has appointed Antonio (Tony) Venturini to the position of General Manager with effect from  1 November 2013. Tony will also be responsible for the day to day operations of the station which includes all social development initiatives that they undertake. Together with his very passionate and community-driven team, he has been tasked with positioning the station to be a beacon of hope, good news and community development within its broadcast area – through programmes on education, information and entertainment.

 

Venturini was selected as the successful candidate after the station embarked on an intensive internal recruitment and selection process. He has more recently served the organisation as Sales and Marketing Manager and previously as Chairperson of the Board of Directors and CEO of the station’s CSI wing, Bay FM Foundation.

 

“Tony has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to community radio and is absolutely passionate about its place in society. We believe his leadership skills and tenacity is what is required to navigate the organisation through the current tough economic climate. Community radio survives on two pillars – loyal listeners and advertisers. We believe Bay FM is succeeding in providing tremendous value to these critical components” says Len Sember, outgoing acting station manager/consultant who has been at the at the helm of the organisation for the past seven months

 

“Bay FM has always focused on development - from delivering informative content on air to providing a platform for aspiring talent, especially local music artists from all genres. This will continue and will be enhanced as the station continues to fulfill its mandate as a community broadcaster”, Sember said.

 

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 November 01, 2013
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substance abusers turn over a new leaf

BY Bay FM

 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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PAINT YOUR WORLD PURPLE

BY CANSA

Join the BayFM Team as we paint our world purple!

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 February 10, 2016
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GOSPEL SHOW MOVED AFTER UITENHAGE MUSIC SCAM

BY Sipho Ngwema

 

 

The Gospel Music Festival of the Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival scheduled to take place at the Jabavu Stadium in Uitenhage this Saturday has been postponed to September 05.

 

The announcement follows media reports of a music scam that left scorers of concert-goers, local community leaders and entertainers furious after a local organiser duped people into buying tickets for a bogus concert supposedly scheduled to take place at the same venue last week Saturday.

 

The fiasco has had devastating effect on this weekend's gospel concert as ticket sales dropped dramatically immediately after the news of the scam emerged. Security reports indicate that there may be community action planned as the result of the scam.

 

The Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival decided to take precautionary step and move the show to September to allow emotions to subside and the situation to return to normal. The plunge in public confidence towards concerts as a direct result of the scam is hopefully temporary and show will return in September.

 

Fortunately, the artists that were meant to perform this coming Saturday have overwhelmingly agreed to come back in September and assist in efforts to restore credibility of the entertainment industry.



Issued by Sipho Ngwema on behalf of Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival. For more information call him at 082 499 8111.

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 July 09, 2015
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AWARD-WINNING ENGLISH AND AFRIKAANS DREAM TEAM COLLABORATION

BY Starburst Music

He opened for Bon Jovi during their 2013 Because We Can world tour in South Africa and regularly performs in the UK and US.  He has won Wawela Music Award for ‘Best Male Artist & Composer’ and was nominated for ‘Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatrical Documentary’.  He recently released his smash hit, Indestructible, off his brand new album Apollo, which is currently burning up the airwaves around the country.

They opened for Westlife during their 2011 tour in Namibia and for Air Supply during their 2014 tour in South Africa.  They have been winning South African Ghoema and Huisgenoot Tempo Music awards since 2011 and regularly perform at the biggest Afrikaans festivals and shows around the country.  Their self-titled album achieved gold status during 2013 and they have just been nominated for another Huisgenoot Tempo award for their music video GOUD from their latest album, GOUD, which is due to reach gold status any day now.

South African award-winning and chart-topping singer/songwriter and pop/rock/dance artist, Daniel Baron and the popular award-winning Afrikaans pop group and singer/songwriters, ADAM (Hugo Ludik, Reynardt Hugo and Kyle Grant) have joined forces for this hit collaboration!

Their very first international single, SAY WHAT YOU WANT, will be released to South African audiences during June 2015.  It has already been released in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg by the European record label, Red Bullet, in early May 2015 and will soon be released to the rest of Europe.  

The single will play exclusively and for the first time on the 947 and KFM Kia Top 40 on 6 June 2015, where after the song will be released to radio stations nationally and will be followed by the release of the music video.
The song was written by Hugo Ludik and Daniel Baron for no particular project or reason – only for the sake of putting two creative heads together and seeing what comes from it.  The result is: SAY WHAT YOU WANT.
“The choice to do the song together as a collaboration didn't take much thought or time. Both Daniel and ourselves identified with every single part of the song - from the lyrics to the melody and production - and felt that our musical strengths combined would turn this song into a big hit, as well as a song we can be proud of. We are hoping that this song will get as much airplay worldwide as it deserves” says Hugo Ludik – founder of the group ADAM.

Daniel Baron says:  “I've known Hugo Ludik for a couple of years now. Before the ADAM group formed, we used to perform together as session musicians in different bands. Very recently we caught up and decided to co-write a song. We sat down for 2 hours and came up with "Say What You Want". It's the perfect collaboration song for both myself and ADAM because it carries elements of both our sounds, and it also crosses over to new genres. It's been incredible to work with ADAM. They are true professionals and true rock stars.”

#SayWhatYouWant… but this single is guaranteed to be a big hit!

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 June 18, 2015
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FAIRVIEW’S SPECTACULAR DERBY

BY Fairview Racecourse

The SW Security East Cape Derby and Prawn Festival meeting at Fairview on Sunday was an enormous success and a vibrant crowd of over 5000 racegoers cheered home the horses enthusiastically for all nine of the races.


The Joey Ramsden-trained St Tropez stamped himself as a stayer with a very bright future when sauntering to victory in the main race of the day, the Grade 3 Cape Derby over 2400m, under his world class jockey Anton Marcus.
Later, the Alan Greef-trained two-year-old colt Juan Two Three put himself in pole position to be named the Eastern Cape Champion Juvenile Male when winning the Listed Epol Dahlia Plate over 1200m easily and impressively under Greg Cheyne.
The weekend’s fun started on Friday with an eight race meeting on the polytrack.


The Prawn Festival meeting on the Sunday has become one of the most anticipated family fun days on the Port Elizabeth social calendar and the carnival-like atmosphere at this year’s event proved that it is growing from strength to strength.


1800 kilograms of prawns were sold and patrons also lapped up the plentiful on course entertainment that was provided.


The crowd lingered on until the last horse had been led away from the winner’s enclosure. They didn’t seem to want the day to end.
Phumelela’s Sales and Marketing Exec, Clyde Basel commented “We couldn’t be happier with the success and growth of the Derby weekend. Fairview hasn't seen that many people in ages and we can grow our database in order to engage with new faces, hopefully bring them back to the races and invite them to be a part of the Racing. It's a Rush campaign, a process that takes them through the various levels of participation".

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 May 11, 2015
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