In this page we aim to post interesting features, and intriguing dialogue.
- Physios are first line practitioners. They use physical therapy. This is also known as physiotherapy. By using mechanical force and movements, manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, physiotherapy is able to remediate impairments and promotes mobility and function. Alex had Athule and Saadiq talking about why they need physiotherapy and what it entails.
- Keeping with our topic of #PhysiotherapyWeek, Alex chats to some professionals in the field – Sameer Rahim, HOD of the Physiotherapy Department at Red Cross Hospital and Ashley May, Community Service Physiotherapist.
- Hakeem is joined by Danica Snyders, Operations Coordinator at Open Street Cape Town to unpack the upcoming Open Street Indaba at Guga S’thebe in Langa with the theme,“Children at the Centre.
- Nolene Conrad was diagnosed with asthma at age 13 and was constantly in and out of hospital. Currently she has achieved the IAAF Gold Label Status by coming 25th in the world half marathon championship – [LISTEN] to her story as she shares it with with Hakeem.
- This September Dan Corder is a man on a mission to save South Africa’s heritage. [LISTEN] to him telling Yusrah about his partnership with South African History Online (SAHO) and WikiMedia South Africa to save more of South Africa’s history online.
- Are you into podcasts? [LISTEN] to Jenn Warren the co-founder and co-presents with Pam Sykes of Ekoneni Street Corner Stories, a podcast about innovative people in Cape Town.
- To celebrate National Month of Deaf People Athule invited Gary Hopkins, Owner of I Love Coffee – I Love Coffee is the world’s kindest coffee brand that trains and employs Deaf youth to grow a coffee business that cares for our people and the environment.
- Zaahra is joined by Dr John Odendaal, a dentist to share tips on how to keep our gums and teeth healthy.
#WomensMonth #WomenDoingGreatThingsForThemselvesAndTheirCommunity #AllWomenInterviewees
- Dawn Fish, Court Support Program Manager Mosaic, a Training, Service & Healing Centre for Women to kick-off today’s women’s month celebration broadcast.
- RX Radio welcomes Palesa Tembe, new Afternoon Express Presenter. Palesa secured this gig by winning Presenter Search on 3 competition.
- Sergeant Nosiseko Ntshanka for the metro police in the social crime prevention unit tells Hakeem and Mujie about the #AllWomen#Roadblock which took place on 8/8/18 in Athlone.
- Cindy Jacobsz, who’s diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, is cycling 500KM through the Himalayan Mountains with her partner/guide Liezel van der Westhuizen.
- Paxton Fielies – youngest SA Idols winner since Jody Williams’s victory back in 2007 graces RX Radio reporters with her presence.
- To celebrate women in performing arts Qaqamba spoke to 4th year post graduate student – Brittany Mcdonald and 2nd year student – Kearabetswe Mogotsi – who is 19yrs old.
- Since August also marks Organ Donor Month, Samantha Nicholls the Executive Director at Organ Donor Foundation unpacks organ donation celebrations and organ donation culture.
- Talitha Luiters – a young South African singer. She performed at the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Debut Gala earlier this year, as well as at the 1000 Women 1 Voice fundraiser.
- Tygerberg Children’s Choir: Scarlett (13), Mpho (13) and Shiloh (10) talk to Amirah about their experience of performing at the World Choir Games in Tshwane and what it felt like to win the Children’s Choir category at the Games.
- Sibusisiwe Mhlongo, 21yr old passionate Hospitality student Northlink College, Protea Campus (1yr).
- Nicolette Henney, Assistant Director for Nutritious at the Department of Health. Breastfeeding and creating new spaces for women to breastfeed are explored in this interview.
- Zaahra is chatting with Faiz Bowman, who is a Sous Chef in Reuben’s Kitchen at One & Only Cape Town. Faiz is also a barber and footballer!
- HOPE to Home is an initiative at Tygerberg Hospital that aims to help HIV positive children and their caregivers in making the transition between treatment as an inpatient and treated as an outpatient in the community health centre.Listen to Dr Ana Houston explaining more.
- Amirah interviews Shen from ShenFM! Shen is the SA Cultural Ambassador for the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation and he started The Modern Rockstar Academy.
- Jesse interviews Mbuyi Jwambi on Amirah’s Hot Playlist. Mbuyi is a children’s nursing sister who works part-time at the Philani project. She was involved with Radio Zibonele and was with them from the beginning – a time when Zibonele was broadcasting illegally in Khayelitsha.
- On the theme of #WrappingUpJuneAndJulyinterestingTopics Qaqamba is chatting to the Founder and Director at Love, This Skin; On-Air Personality at MFM 92.6 – host of Move to the Music.Siphosethu Mbuli’s organisation works to end the stigmatism arounds Albinism. Sethu was also honoured by Queen Elizabeth in England at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards 2018.
- Dr Tony Westwood, Children’s doctor working for the Western Cape Department of Health and the University of Cape Town is in studio with Alande and Imaad to discuss the ‘No smoking campaign’, ‘Tobacco Bill’ and his book ‘Little Lungs Leaders: Look after little lungs’.
- Jean-Marc Johannes‚ 27‚ of Athlone‚ will become the first skateboarder to receive special recognition in the Cape Town Sports Council awards as Skateboarding will feature at the Olympic Games for the first time in 2020.
- Majiet Dreyer, Founder and Coach of the Heath Athletic Soccer Club and a Receptionist at Red
Cross Hospital brings her team members to Tackling The Outdoors with Hakeem.
- To reflect on CANSA on the move for youth, Anthea-Lynn Lewis, who is a cancer Survivor and Western Cape Divisional CANSA TLC Co-Ordinator speaks to Alex.
- We are looking at a very critical topic in the country, ‘data’. To help us breakdown this matter we have rain’s COO, Kartik Mistry in studio. rain is a new telecommunications company (like MTN or Vodacom) but with a twist.
- Sherlin Barends co-host of the KFM Mornings Show at Kfm 94.5 chats with Alex about her massive contribution to the “get-up-and-go” routine of Capetonians.
- Sherlin Barends compiles the KFM Mornings Show Pop Quiz, listen to her getting a taste of her medicine on RX Radio Top 20.
#FollowYourDreams (We’re highlighting the importance of following your despite the challenges you face. Particularly challenges of Intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities)
- Joining Talitha and Zaahra is Alex & Steven from Call 2 Care, they’re speaking about the initiative and how it all came about! They’re an NGO that strives to improve health and nutrition at hospitals and children’s homes, by implementing drought resistant food gardens.
- Amirah interviews Chad Williams, an up-and-coming South African DJ with Cerebral Palsy. He has performed with well-known DJ Twinz Spin and his is currently attending the Kue DJ Academy
- Jonathan Manuel and Philasande Sithole from Cape Mental Health join Amirah to explain the purpose of Training Workshops Unlimited – a programme where people with disabilities receive training at four workshops throughout the Greater Cape Town area.
- Qaqamba interviews Bridget Kahts and Chanel Fredericks about the new Madiba and Children book. The book is a collection of photos and stories from people who met Nelson Mandela as children. It was compiled by the Centre for the Early Childhood Development and the Cape Town Museum of Childhood.
- Hilton Langenhoven, a visually impaired South African athlete and three time Paralympic Champion chats to Hakeem on Tackling The Outdoors.
- Chris Booth is a Health journalist and RX Radio intern. He share his journey of climbing up Mount Fuji.
#KFMFlashDrive invades RX Radio.
- Zoë Brown is interviewing Dr. Anitha Parbhoo about the Children’s Hospital Trust’s appeal to the public to support the Weekend Waiting List Initiative and more!
- Barron Hufkie shares what it’s like to work alongside Zoë Brown & Carl Wastie. Barron also tells us where he got the name “Barron with the good hair”👦🏽
- Athule is interviewing Carl Wastie about his journey in the media industry.
- Talitha is chatting to Dr Beth Engelbrecht, the Head of the Western Cape Department of Health.
- Luvuyo Rani, Founder of Silulo Ulutho Technology. “Silulo” means “we bring value through
technology” inspired young people interested in business.
- Michelle Vermeulen, Corporate Public Relations Officer for WP Blood Transfusion Service at Red Cross Hospital. Michelle is chatting to us about the National Blood Donor Month and the importance of Blood Donation.
- Listen to challenges of applying to different institutions as Qaqamba and Marcelle Maggott, Applications Process Manager at University of Cape Town in the Admissions Office, unpack these challenges. Marcelle is looking at the application process and some of the things that are not clear at one glance.
- Dr Diane Gray, a Senior Paediatric Consultant at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, and Isabel O’Malley, Watson Fellow at RX Radio, talk about the procedural pain project. This project looks at reducing the amount of procedural pain that patients go through in the hospital.
- The Western Cape Government Health has launched a programme where 100 operations were performed on patients at various hospitals around the province to reduce surgical backlogs and Red Cross Hospital was one of them. This project was established to commemorate the life of our late former President Nelson Mandela.
- Noxolo and Sinoxolo Cesane are 17-year-old twins playing for Cape Town Roses, Gugulethu girl’s football club and their coach is Xolile Madikane [Under 20 Provincial players].
- Rochelle Heneke, a Social Sorker from Ramot Treatment Centre for Substance dependency speaks about the work the Treatment Centre does. #SubstanceAbuseAwarenessDay #InternationalDayAgainstDrugAbuseAndIllicitTrafficking
- Kyran Wright from the Friends of the Liesbeek is talking about their initiative which aims to rehabilitate polluted rivers.
- Amirah does a telephonic interview with theatre performer, dancer and singer Tankiso Mamabolo. Tankiso is talking about Tankiso Live – her solo show that she performed last month – as well as her experiences with working on The Fall and Marc Lottering’s Aunty Merle The Musical.
- Mari is a Japanese nurse who has worked in internal medicine and the radiology department for five years and now she is looking to become a nurse in South Africa. She will soon start volunteering at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital where she will play with the kids and learn about hospitals in South Africa. Mari also loves cooking Japanese food as her father is a chef and she talks to us about nursing in Japan and the difference between South African and Japanese cuisine.
- Oluthando Mbalo (9) and Khanya Lesebo (10), Sun International Little Pink Chefs trained by Maryke Josling with more than 12 years’ experience as a Chef, travelling and cooking around the globe [Cooking Feature].
- Talitha is chatting to Paul Rubin the Owner of Nude Foods. He tells us more about Nude Foods, how the idea came about and how it is the first nude/old-school grocery store with a twist.
#YouthMonth #Young People Doing Extraordinary Things / People working with
- [LISTEN] to Connor, new RX Radio Young Reporter as he chats to Alex about how he got into RX Radio and what he thinks about our mascot.
- William Baartman is a third-degree Burns survivor, he volunteers at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. He’s particularly active in the burns unit, as he loves bringing smiles to those patients in pain. He recently climbed up Mount Everest to raise funds for causes aiming to better health care. Here he is chatting to Mujahid and Hakeem about his experiences.
- With Mujie on the phone is Traigh Hunter Pathon giving us an update on his golfing career. Today he’s also the official flag bearer for the match between the Springboks & England!
- This year Lindy Hibbard, household name in the Western Cape, is celebrating 13 years in the radio industry. Born and raised in Durbanville, Cape Town, Hibbard co-hosts Smile Breakfast with Bobby Brown and Lindy Hibbard on Smile 90.4FM every weekday 06h00 to 09h00. When not on radio, the energetic radio personality is also a voice-over artist, emcee, guest speaker, Ambassador of Hope for the Sunflower Fund.
- Kyle Grant’s interest in classical dance and ballet grew after he played the lead role in his Grade R graduation play. But what really drove him to dance was the divorce of his parents, which left him in a state of back-and-forth between homes.
- Over 60 community volunteers and artists came together to brighten up the walls of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and the lives of the children cared for there over the Youth Day weekend, 16 – 17 June. Qaqamba is talking to the Painting it Forward management,
Melissa Booysen, the Event Co-ordinator, Sandra Gie,
Artist Manager and Webpage Administrator and Chris Lategan, founder and organiser of Painting it Forward about this initiative.
- Amirah and Thameenah are speaking to Gita Amber Carroll- the owner and founder of Thanda. She aims to link NGO’s with anyone trying to do good.
- Imaad is interviewing Amanda Tiffin, Amanda is a Vocalist-pianists, and a respected Musical Director/Arranger, orchestrator and composer. National Arts Festival from 27 June to 7 July this year sees the festival’s first female conductor at the helm of the annually-constituted Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band (SBNYJB).
- Refugee Food Festival Cape Town Organiser, Rachel Bridge speaks to Talitha about World Refugee Day and the different types of foods prepared at the festival.
- 2016 runner up of cooking reality show Top Chef SA, Chef Ayabonga Gope gets interviewed by Zaahra on his challenges as a young chef and navigating the food and media industry.
#RXRadioTurns1- #Looking Back #RXRadioBDay:
- Here are Dr Anita Parboo’s first impressions of RX Radio and why the hospital allowed such an initiative to exist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
- We kicked off this year with an interview with him and Sechaba Gqeba – Sechaba G.[LISTEN] to him talking about why he supports RX Radio and his thoughts about our 1 year big milestone. He came with his daughter, Faith to celebrate with us.
- Kgomotso Motsunyane, TV and Radio Presenter KayaFM & RX Radio Advisory Board Member celebrates with the station and advises RX Radio Reporters
- Station Manager – Gabriel Urgoiti, Senior Content Producer – Noluyolo Ngomani & Wayne – Junior Content Producer layout the programme for the day and reminiscence on the journey since the inception of the project.
- Check an interview with 8-year-old golfer Traigh Hunter Pathon, joined by his mom, dad and two sister.
- We revisit Burns Week and Mujahid’s journey after he sustained 65% burns on his body with Sister Miller, Nurse at Red Cross Hospital-Burns Unit C.
- Jan Braai wishes Zaahra a happy birthday & looks back to the experience of being interviewed at RX Radio.
- RX Radio has made a difference in many people’s lives. Thus, Qaqamba is joined by parents of RX Radio Reporters, to recount experiences and how did RX Radio influence their children’s lives.
Sometime last year, Cato Bekker hosted our High Tea event, she was then interviewed by Amirah on Hot Playlist and now she relives these three moments at RX Radio.
- Beatenberg, a South African pop band based in Cape Town, composed of Matthew Field, Robin Brink, and Ross Dorkin also celebrated with us.
- Music was the order of the day, here is a performance and an interview by Asili.
- Mae Sithole, Pan Africanist singer interested in writing a song for RX Radio with the help of RX Radio Reporters reflects on her commitment with RX Radio.
- Tarique was fortunate enough last year to be interviewed by Pippa Hudson, Presenter of Afternoons with Pippa at Cape Talk. She hosted her show at RX Radio a day before our launch in October last year. Listen to her as she recalls past year’s events.
- Sous Chef Darren Everts came with delicacies from The Table Bay Sun International for RX Radio Reporters to celebrate with Zaahra and Talitha.
- Amelia Matthee, Senior Culinary Lecturer at the International Hotel School and her student, Daniella come back to remind Zaaahra the basics of cooking.
Freedom Day = ‘Freedom is Not Free’:
- Listen to Jesse Clegg’s on views on freedom, diversity and reflecting on working with his father, Johnny Clegg.
- Interested in Peace, listen to members of International Peace Youth Group being interviewed by Mujahid and Hakeem.
- People Management & Support Service Manager, Nomaxabiso Kweyama sheds light on what she does at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital & expands a bit more about World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
- We look back to World Book Day which was celebrated on Monday 23 April 2018. Yusrah interviews Amr Salie – a young author who wrote the thriller Blameless and is the face for World Book Day at The South African National Library.
- Talitha is chatting with Professor Denis Goldberg, a South African social campaigner who was active in the struggle against apartheid and was imprisoned along with other key members of the anti-apartheid movement.
- Thameenah interviews Dr Naidoo about asthma and World Asthma Day on her sister’s show – Amirah’s Hot Playlist. World Asthma Day will take place on the 1st of May and will promote awareness about asthma.
- Freshlyground’s lead singer Zolani Mahola takes Amirah through her socio-political lyrics and delves our theme, freedom is not free.
- A House DJ and producer in Cape Town, Thabang, AKA Soulmanik has a conversation with Amirah.
- Alana James, CEO of The Sunflower Fund is the driving force behind the organization. Listen to Zaahra and Talitha conversing with her.
- Cape Town-based fitness weight-loss consultant, personal stylist and Health Chef, Zintle Ntshikila aka TeamHlasela joins Talitha and Zaahra on Zaahra’s Kitchen.
Mam’uWinnie- Celebration of a struggle stalwart through various art forms/arts and her influence in the medical field:
- Amirah interviews Amy Tjasink – a singer/songwriter from Cape Town who will be releasing her new album, Simplify Me, at the end of April.
- Councillor Roberto Miguel Quintas, DA’ s Public representative and the board member of the @chtrust1 engages Amirah about the Cape Town water crisis.
- 9-year-old rugby lover, Deen Fortuin from SACS joins Mujahid on the Sports feature.
- 19-year-old Damian Willemse did a telephonic interview with Hakeem. The Stormers player gives an overview of his rugby career and more.
- The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association is celebrating their 40 years of Volunteering – Thanksgiving Event which will be on Thursday, 19 April 2018 at Red Cross Hospital. Lerato Seoposenwe, Events Coordinator and Diana Ross, Deputy Chairperson of the Board at FOCHA explain the proceedings.
- Jonathan Shapiro- Zapiro talks about his work as a Cartoonist, Mam’ uWinnie’s contribution to the struggle and her characteristics as a leader.
- Grant Powell, a stunt Performer, Fight Choreographer, Actor at Professional Stuntman. He was involved in the making of Safe House and The Scorpion King.
- We are unpacking Esophageal Cancer Awareness and we are joined by Merle Opperman, a registered nurse at the Cancer Association of South Africa.
- We continue with our Breastfeeding Campaign; Dr Esté Sauerman, Paeditrician at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is helping us raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding.
- Lufefe Nomjana, owner of Spinach King engages value-added tax, shares the story of the spinach bread invention/ espinaca innovations.
Human Rights – origins and importance of:
- Vuyo Hoboshe, Owner of Ikofu at Red Cross Hospital talks about the best ways of saving water as a 100% water run business – World Water Day.
- Rachel interviews her two cousins, Liam and Katie about her rebirth party (a celebration a year after her bone marrow transplant) that they attended.
- Jenny Wright, CEO of Milk Matters looks at Human Milk Banking Week and dissects the importance of breast feeding in relation to children’s rights.
- Hakeem’s telephonic interview with Oliver Amos, a member of South Easters – Cape Town based music band.
- Amirah is with Farhaanah Ghansar, a vibrant young woman living with Down Syndrome. At her spare time she assists at the Red Cross Library [International Down Syndrome Day].
- Vuyo Joboda, an Entrepreneur, TV Presenter joins Qaqamba telephonically to help us breakdown children’s right in the media industry and the importance of rights for young people in general.
- Qaqamba is chatting to Professor Neil Myburgh, Dentist and Health care ethics specialist about the importance of Human Rights and the contribution of Health care ethics in the health sector.
- On the 17th of April it is World Heamophilia Day and to help create awareness about the condition we have Bradley Rayner, a volunteer and a Chairperson of the Haemophilia Foundation. This year’s aim is to share knowledge about the condition throughout the month of April. And their theme is ‘Sharing makes us stronger’.
- For our sports feature Hakeem is joined by Isabel McParland, she is originally from England and studies at UCT. Isabel was a participant in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour which was on the 10th of March.
Human Rights Month, Arts and Creativity:
- Amirah is talking to 201 Quest, a Trap Music Group from Wynberg about their journey in the media industry.
- As per our creativity, creative ways of making food. We are joined by Jean-Eric Leblanc, owner and founder of Myog Frozen Yogurt hailing from France. Myog offers healthy alternatives and refreshing dessert options.
- Emily Robertson, Food Designer from Studio H, a food design studio that creates events and activations to educate and communicate ideas about our food culture. They look at S/Zout Carrot 🥕 Loops which are just like fruit loops but more yummy.
- On Amirah’s Music Feature we have Cornell Matthews. His stage name is CIG which means, Constantly Interfering Generation. The 17 year old started rapping when he was 6 years old. He grew up poor and music was the only language that he felt even the rich could understand so that is his way of communicating
- On our Arts and Creativity theme, Qaqamba is interviewing Marc Lottering telephonically. Marc is South Africa’s funniest top stand-up comedian from Retreat in Cape Town.
- For our health feature Talitha is joined by Beth Skyes living with Turners Syndrome, which is a condition found only in girls and there are about 25000.00 girls born with the syndrome. Beth also works in the Financial sector and is a volunteer at the Iris House Hospice.
- Sharing their experience of the Junior CPT Cycle tour is 7-year-old Yahya and 5-year-old Uzayr Marcus.
- Silva, Cheri & Chavonne all audiologists at the Red Cross Cross Children’s Hospital. They’ll be talking about the importance of bringing awareness to World Hearing Day!
- Hakeem and Mujahid unpack RX Water Crisis at
Red Cross Hospital and speak to Kimesh Chauhan, Assistant Director: Planning and Commissioning Unit.
- Alex interviews Bianca Le Grange; she was on Idols Season 1 and plays Anita in West Side Story.The Fugard Theatre`s smash hit musical WEST SIDE STORY returns to the Artscape Opera House following sold out seasons in Cape Town, and most recently at the Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg! Started on March 7 and I went on March 8.
- Rebecca Odendaal is the founder of ODE brand which came first in the Foschini Design Awards 2016, creating a capsule collection for Foschini. She has completed internships with Cosmopolitan Magazine and Osmans Studios in London. Rebecca’s styling work and designs have since been featured on the cover of iMute Magazine, as well as Cosmopolitan Magazine, GQ South Africa and ID Netherlands.
Physical wellness and healthy eating:
- For the Chef Feature on Zaahra’s Kitchen, Maryke Josling, founder of The Little Pink Chef , explains what happens in her cooking studio which teaches over 2200 clients each year .
- Emily Robertson from Studio H is speaking about waterless cooking and Studio H’s concept.
- To recognize #WorldHearingAwareness celebrated on the 3rd of March 2018 -Qaqamba is speaking to former Miss Deaf SA, Simone Botha.
- Chairperson of Children’s Hospital Trust, Spencer McNally is due to step down from the chair in March 2018 after serving the maximum allowed term of six years but will continue as a Trustee. Listen to him looking back into his journey.
- As National Epilepsy Week approaches us (12-15 February), Hakeem is interviewing Dr. Gillian Riordan, Neurologists at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
- Zanelle Britz, Double Bass Player for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra hangs with Imaad on Hot Playlist.
- Qaqamba is interviewing Andre Loff the communication manager at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
- Dwayne Evans (Communications Manager at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital) & Kosta Papageorgiou/@Lion500 (started a challenge in September last year to complete 500 summits up and down Lion’s Head to raise R500 000 for five charity organisations).
Two Weeks into School (2018):
- To talk about World Read Aloud Day, a project by Nal’ibali, Alex has Katie Huston who is the Head of Research & Innovation at Nal’ibali . #WorldReadAloudDay #RXRadio #partnership
- Alex is joined by Mila Smith (12), lead singer of Skyscrapers, a children’s music band.
- Rudolf van Jaanrsveldt, Head of Communications at the Western Cape Environmental Affairs and Development Planning explains looks at #WorldWetlandsDay – the day that raises awareness, the importance of and values of wetlands.
- Mujahid chats to CoolPlay netball coach Grace Mapfuno Yantolo about mixing sports and life skills. She is joined by her daughter Ashley Mavinga, an avid netball player
- Qaqamba looks at the work Loyiso Mkhize, Visual artist, creator of Kwezi and founder of Loyiso Mkize Art Ltd has done over the years, the project he plans to do with RX Radio and his partnership with Disney/ Black Panther.
- In light of #WorldCancerDay celebrated on the 4th of February 2018, Thameenah is interviewing Gemma Mills, a 10 year old girl who was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2016.
- Mae Sithole is a Pan-Africanist singer who has collaborated with many bands and award-winning producers from all over Africa and the world.
- Susan Breytenbach: Divisional Manager Sustainability for Cape Metro region and the Northern Cape Division (Springbok/Upington/Kimberly).
- Neill Anthony, a private chef in Cape Town. He was trained by the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Alyn William’s to mention a few. Listen to him as he gives advice and words of encouragement to the children in the hospital.
- Millicent February, Assistant Director: Nutrition Western Cape Provincial Office is back to talk about nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month.
Starting a new year, holidays, resolutions and new grade anxiety:
- Dr Sindiwe Magona, an acclaimed writer (children and adult books), creative coach and all-round life – teacher shares why she is interested in working with RX Radio. In the near future, she’ll read stories on our station for the children in hospital.
- Alex chats to Ryan O’Connor and Sechaba G, two heavyweights in the commercial radio industry about how they got involved in radio and what they do in a typical day. They also give advice for those who want to pursue a career in radio.
- Professor Njabulo Ndebele speaks with Athule about his love for writing and more. Professor Njabulo Ndebele is the Chairperson of Nelson Mandela Foundation, an academic and
writer of fiction, former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Cape Town.
- Listen to Naasiha Dada the CANSA Cape Metro Social Auxiliary Worker, talking about Skin Cancer Awareness.
- Jamie and Kauthar, RX Young Reporters discuss new grade anxiety and schools reopening.
- Melissa Platt, founder of Footprints 4 Sam revists her experience at Red Cross and how Footprints 4 Sam was established. She also mentions why she’s a passionate supporter of the Breatheasy Programme and an advocate for children and families in having a say in their healthcare.
The Truth and Reconciliation:
- Alex interviews Dr Alex Boraine on the importance of justice, the reasoning behind The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and how it was like working with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
- Melody Kleinsmith, Marketing Communications Manager at Iziko Museum chats with Tarique: They are chatting about the museum’s exhibitions around reconciliation and what the museum is doing to celebrate Reconciliation Day.
Looking back theme – RX Radio 2017 last live broadcast:
- Dr Gabriel Urgoiti, Station Manager at RX Radio speaks with Alex about RX Radio and his journey.
- Marva Bassom Dhliwayo, writer and a researcher at The District6 Museum talks with Yusrah about history of Distrist6 and why volunteering is essential.
- Tarique interviews Erica du Toit from Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities – they look at awareness, disability in her family, her personal experiences and how to educate the public on disability.
- Dr James Nuttall, Paediatrician and Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist speaks about the outbreak of Listeriosis.
- Alex had a telephonic interview with Oarabile Ditsele from The Fall- a play portraying experiences of seven UCT graduates during the #RhodesMustFall and subsequent student movement. They also look at giving back to the community, as 5th of December is marked to celebrate #InternationalVolunteerDay.
International Volunteer Day:
- To further celebrate International Volunteer Day Alex spoke to Eddie White, the Programmes Manager at The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association on the importance of volunteering. Also Heni from Finland and Rasheeda from Mitchells Plain, both volunteers at The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association shared why they volunteer at the Hospital. #InternationalVolunteerDay
HIV and TB:
- Alex spoke to Professor Helen Cox to briefly discuss the relationship between HIV and TB. Professor Cox is a researcher at the University of Cape Town. She conducts public health research into tuberculosis (TB) and in particular drug-resistant TB.
16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children:
- Carla Brown, Head of the Social Work Department at Red Cross Hospital discusses 16 Days of Activism, the importance of the campaign how people can involved through social media and what youth can do to fight violence against women and children.
Passive smoking and children:
- Dr Tony Westhood, a children’s doctor that works for the Western Cape Department of Health and the University of Cape Town focuses on the effects of second hand smoking on children and babies and risks of smoking in general.
TV and Radio industry:
- Cato Bekker, TV and Radio presenter shares her thoughts on 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children, how she started in the media industry and gives tips to RX Radio Reporter on presenting.
National Diabetes Week:
- Margot McCumisky the National Manager at the Diabetes South Africa National Head Office explains more about diabetes, how her organisation celebrated National Diabetes Week and provided tips on how to keep Type 2 diabetes at bay through diet.
Asthma and Allergies:
- Prof. Mike Levin, the Head of the Division of Asthma and Allergy at Red Cross Children’s Hospital speaks to Lindokuhle about allergies, the challenges of living with Asthma, and his responsibilities at his work place.
The Kids @ Centre Event, 18 November:
- On Saturday, 18 November 2017 RX Radio broadcasted LIVE at The Kids @ Centre event organised by Embrace at the Company Gardens. Our reporters had an opportunity to chat with the children that attended the event.
Breatheasy End of Year Party:
- Tazzlin, a Young Reporter of RX Radio covered the Breatheasy end of year part as she is part of the Breatheasy Programme SA.
- Kathy Bodmer from the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa and a member of the
National faculty for the Resuscitation Council of South Africa explains how it felt working in ambulance services for 21 years. And shares a bit about what inspired her to create her own emergency care.
- Hakeem interviews one with Abriella Bredell- a youngster swimmer who conquered the Atlantic Dash; and now aims the notorious Robben Island crossing.
- Roxy, RX Radio young reporter shares her outdoors experiences and how it feels living with a disability.
- Dino Europa, the Head of the Outdoors Department at Sportsman’s Warehouse chats to Hakeem about his love for the outdoors activities, nature and his job.
National Deaf Month:
- Roxy speaks with Erin Cicero, a hearing impaired patient at Red Cross and Silva Kuschke, an Audiologist at Red Cross Hospital on National Deaf Month which was celebrated in September 2017.
Blood Donation – Red Cross Blood Bank:
- Caren Overall and Greg Bellairs from Red Cross Blood Bank explain the processes around blood donations and transfusions.
National Down Syndrome Day – 20 October 2017:
- Alex interviews Hayley Rehbock, a young woman who has Down Syndrome and works at the toy library at Red Cross Children’s Hospital as well as the Down Syndrome Support Cape.
- In honour of National Down Syndrome RX Radio produced a feature of parents, health workers and volunteers sharing why they think Down Syndrome Awareness is important.
Visit from the Cystinosis Support Group in the Netherlands:
- Marjolein Bos, the founder of the Cystinosis Support Group in the Netherlands and Gail Daniels, the Chairperson of the Cystinosis Support Group in South Africa discuss treatment challenges for Cystinosis Support Group members and future prospects with Tarique .
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day:
- Roxy talks about Palliative Care with Dr Michelle Meiring, a Paediatrician who specialises in Palliave Care for children. They are joined by Huyaam Samuel, PatchSA’s Youth Ambassador. Huyaam suffers from a rare genetic mutation condition which causes all of her joints to slip in and out of place which causes her chronic pain.
National Animal Week and Animaldom:
- Laylaa does an interview with Belinda Abraham from the Cape of Good Hope SPCA about Animal Week and what to do when you find a stray animal.
- Robert O’neill, a patient at Red Cross chats with Laylaa about his love for animals, and where it originates from.
Wrap up of Oral Health Month which is celebrated in September.
- Dr John Odendall wraps up Oral Health Month with Andre and Alex.
Eye Care Awareness Month:
- Advocate Alan Small, the chairperson of the South African National Council for the Blind Western Cape is interviewed by Amirah about how his organisation celebrates Eye Care Awareness Month.
RX Radio Pre-launch Broadcast: Pippa Hudson
Pippa Hudson, presenter of Afternoons with Pippa at Cape Talk broadcasted live at RX Radio on Friday, 5 October 2017. She covered the story of RX Radio and spoke with Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital management, RX Radio Child/Young Reporters, a parent and RX Radio staff.
Click here to listen to Dr Matodzi Mukosi, the Chief Executive Officer at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
Click here to listen to Nangamso’s journey – RX Radio Young Reporter.
Click here to listen to Mujahid’s story – RX Radio Young Reporter.
Click here to listen to Tarique and Kathy’s journey -RX Radio Young Reporter and his mother.
Click here to listen to Dr Gabriel Urgoiti, the Station Manager and Noluyolo ‘Yolie’ Ngomani, Senior Content Producer at RX Radio.
Medicine is a sought after career often with high university entrance requirements, Nangamso and Alande – RX Radio Young reporters who are interested in the Health and Sciences field converse with Professor Bongani Mayosi (Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT) and Dr Reno Morar (Deputy-Dean for Health Services at the Faculty of Health Sciences of UCT). They went through issues around mannerisms of hopefuls, required marks and financial support by the Health Sciences Faculty.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month:
September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Anthea Lewis, Coordinator of the Tough Living with Cancer programme explains the Cancer Association of South Africa’s involvement in the campaign and how they support children living Cancer.
Physiotherapy BackWeek Coverage/ Campaign:
Experience National Physiotherapy BackWeek on RX Radio. Amanda Lebenya, a Physiotherapist at Red Cross Hospital is interviewed by Nangamso, one of RX Radio’s Young Reporters on Physiotherapy BackWeek and Physiotherapy in general.
Along this interview is opinions of children, parents/caregivers and health workers about what they think a Physiotherapist is, what clothes they wear, if they know what National Physiotherapy BackWeek is, who is their Physiotherapist and how many Physiotherapist are there at Red Cross Hospital.
Women’s Month Special:
- [LISTEN] to mothers of RX Radio Reporters (Lee- Ann, Renee, Nabeweya, Nadierah, Aziza, Sukeena , Shamiera and Kamilla) share their views on: Women’s Month, how they support their children, being career women, and challenges faced by women generally.
Women’s month special broadcast:
- On Mandela Day Amirah, RX Radio Young Reporter spoke to Advocate George Bizos about his relationship with Nelson Mandela and how he celebrates Mandela Day. He also shared his views on Mandela’s legacy.
- Mujahid and Qaqamba interacted with Springbok legend, Chester Williams about his journey and his most treasured memory with Nelson Mandela.
Alfred LeMaitre, an editor and Sandy Shephered, a publisher shed light on what it means to work in the publishing sphere.
- Yusrah who has a passion for books interviews Stuart Forrest, CEO of TriggerFish Animation Studios. Their movie, Revolting Rhymes an adaptation of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s classic book of surprising fairy-tales won the BAFTA Children’s Award.
- Idols SA winner, Paxton Fielies talks with Alex about winning Idols SA, how it felt to win the competition, her roots – Bishops Lavis, her future plans and shares some motivation for kids everywhere, especially those at Red Cross Hospital.
- Zander Tyler also known as Jack Parow is interviewed by Amirah on what inspires his music, Afrikaans rap music as a genre, and his newly released album, ‘Afrika For Beginners’.
- Alex is chatting with the winners of SA’s Got Talent 2017, AnecNote. They talk about how the group was formed, their careers, how it felt to win SA’s Got Talent and a bit about their future plans.
- Amirah interviews award-winning South African musician Arno Carstens on his love for music.
- Amirah hangs with Youngsta; he reveals how he got into music, shares some words of encouragement and he also did a freestyle.
- Imaad chats with Tim Murray, a music conductor. The two music fanatics are chatting about Opera and what it takes to be a conductor.
- Amirah interviews the award-winning South African pop group Beatenberg.
Red Cross War Memorial Management:
- Our Young Reporters engaged with, and got to know the Red Cross War Memorial Management better: The CEO, Dr Matodzi Mukosi and the Medical Manager, Dr Anita Parbhoo.
- Louise Driver, the CEO of the Children’s Hospital Trust expresses why they decided to support RX Radio, she explains her role as the CEO at the Trust and the responsibilities of the Trust at Hospital.
- Jesse did an interview with Thulani Nxumalo who is an Organiser of the Safe Travel to School Programme, a programme of Childsafe South Africa.
- Nangamso Nangani, one of RX Radio’s Young Reporters engages with Michelle Shargey, the Principal at Red Cross Children’s Hospital Primary School on the operation of the school and her role.
- Amirah chats to Penny Gill, Chairperson of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Health Facility Board on her thoughts about RX Radio, working as a nurse, her love for swimming and raising money which led her to swimming from Robben Island to Three Anchor bay when she was in her 40s.
World Breastfeeding Week:
To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week health professionals and breast-feeding mothers interacted and shared their views on the importance of breast feeding. Furthermore, the Red Cross Hospital Management and the Breastfeeding Group visited inpatient wards and presented each breastfeeding mother with a breastfeeding pillow and breastfeeding apron.
National Osteoarthritis Awareness Day:
- Professor Chris Scott looks at National Osteoarthritis Awareness Day which was celebrated on the 27th of July 2017 and Arthritis in general.
- Lori Lake breaks down the work done by the Children’s Institute, teaching health workers about children’s rights and what they can do to create a more child and family friendly health care service.
- Corporal Punishment
Stephanie Rohrs looks at corporal punishment and provides ways that can be used to avoid corporal punishment.
- Child Consent
Part 1 – Lucy Jamieson, a Senior Researcher at the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town unpacks child consent.
Part 2 – Lucy Jamieson and Mujahid further explore the concept of child consent and its implications.
- Thalitha interviews Dr Wendy Vogel from the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and discusses Mental Health.
- Yusrah talks to John-Joe Dawson-Squibb, a Clinical Psychologist at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP), based at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. They look at children and mental health, the Therapeutic Learning Centre and his work.
- Cape Town born Professor Petrus de Vries is interviewed by Hakeem about the work he does with the children and families at the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP) on the other side of the Rondebosch Common.
- Mujahid & Hakeem are joined by Shahied Khan (Cycling coach), Chad (13 years), Cade (13 years) and Bandile (13 years)- from Active Bodies Sports Development, an organisation based on the Cape Flats in Hanover Park focusing on sports development of kids. Active Bodies aims to encourage children to reach their dreams amidst problems in their communities.
- 7-year-old Mateo Manousakis became well known for his video where he sang along the Cape Town City FC team in their changing room. In his clip he is interviewed by Mujahid about his favourite things in soccer.
- Mujahid interviews members from the Wasabi Sports Club and they speak about their experience at the South African Gym Games.
- 7-year-old Traigh Pathon came in third place in the All Africa Junior Champs for Golf in his age group. He unpacks his golfing experience with Mujahid.
- Francois Pienaar, retired Springboks player recounts how Nelson Mandela became a Godfather to both his sons and talks about life after rugby.
- Leandra Smeda, South African women’s soccer player talks about her journey in the soccer industry, how she discovered her passion for soccer and making the national team – Banyana Banyana.
- Jean-Paul Duminy encourages ill children at Red Cross Hospital, talks about JP 21 and exposes the jokers of the cricket national team.
Qaqamba’s Motivation Segment:
Connect with SA’s motivational speakers which feature on Qaqamba’s Inspiration Corner.
- Zaahra and Shihaam Cader, a Dietician at Red Cross Children’s Hospital looked at healthy eating and unhealthy diets.
- Learn about Justine Drake’s cooking experience and what inspires her. Drake is a TV chef and a magazine editor.
- Alaweyah engages Shihaam Cader, a Dietician at Red Cross Hospital about National Nutrition Week and nutrition in general.
- Zaahra visited the Food Services Department at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to see what happens in their kitchen.
- Zaahra speaks to Melanie Coetzee F.S. Manager at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
- Janet Hacking is a Home Economist working at Ina Paarman. She loved cooking from a young age and decided to study Home Economics.