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Thandiswa Mazwai

Bassline Live in partnership with Radio2000 present Thandiswa Mazwai Live at The Lyric Theatre on Saturday 30 November. This is the Bassline’s 25th anniversary year and Thandiswa will close the 2019 series. She joins us in studio.

Phiwe Maphanga, Chairman of Neema Media.

We now find out more about the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library which will seek to honour and preserve the legacy of African leaders. We’re joined in studio by Phiwe Maphanga, Chairman of Neema Media.
Background info:
The National Endowment for the Arts 2019 Jazz Master, Abdullah Ibrahim, will perform two benefit concerts for the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library (TMPL) in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Johannesburg leg of the concerts will be at the Lyric Theatre on the 27th of November 2019 and the Cape Town one, at the Life Church in Seapoint on the 29th of November 2019.

The two concerts are in aide of the construction of the TMPL, a project of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation. In concert, Abdullah accompanied by his long-time band Ekaya and the Patron of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, former President Thabo Mbeki will be in attendance.

Ibrahim attempts to tap into the moment and into the spiritual inspiration that comes through him… a continuation of his life’s work. It expands on ideas first developed in earlier compositions such as his landmark “Water from an ancient well”, about the wisdom of the ancients…as well as “The Balance”, which contains three solo piano pieces; all of which were fully improvised.

A civil rights icon of South Africa, his song “Mannenberg” (also known as “Cape Town Fringe”) became the anthem of the movement. What is perhaps little-known is that, he also performed at the late former President Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994, where President Mandela is said to have uttered: “Bach, Beethoven, we’ve got better.” This legend has played with other greats, including, Duke Ellington, Archie Shepp, Max Roach and a host of other Jazz Giants.

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation is honoured to invite you to support this initiative by purchasing tickets for your organization and/or clients. These once in a lifetime concerts are a prequel to many more similar fundraising events planned for the continent and beyond.

Rene Naylor, Springboks physiotherapist

Rene Naylor is a sports physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience and has a BSc degree in Physiotherapy from the University of the Western Cape and a post-graduate degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Cape Town.

In 2008 Rene was appointed Head Physiotherapist of the Springboks.

Her core responsibilities include the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries.

Nkululeko ‘Legend’ Manqele

INTERVIEW [STUDIO]: We chat to Nkululeko ‘Legend’ Manqele who is a TV & film producer and CEO of the BarLeader Group about his growth within the visual entertainment industry over the past 10 years. A bold business move under his belt is the acquisition of Destiny and Destiny man magazine.

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi

INTERVIEW [STUDIO]: Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has signed a waiver which allows foreign children to enter the country without carrying additional supporting documents such as birth certificates and consent letters. The unabridged birth certificate requirement was introduced in 2015. Aaron Motshoaledi, Home Affairs Minister joins us in studio.

The San and Khoi

40 INTERVIEW: The San and Khoi will now be able to claim benefits from rooibos. The industry-wide agreement is being hailed as a world first and the KhoiSan people will reportedly now receive roughly R9 million a year.
Background info:
South Africa's rooibos tea industry to pay KhoiSan people
The industry behind the herbal tea rooibos has agreed to pay a percentage of the money that is made to the indigenous people who used the plant before production was industrialised.
South Africa's KhoiSan people will now receive 1.5% of the value farmers get when they sell to the tea processor.
This could amount to roughly $650,000 (£500,000) a year.
The lawyer representing the San people told the BBC the industry-wide agreement is a "world first".
"It has huge ramifications for the indigenous world and also for other industries where many many people can be brought under one agreement," Roger Chennells told the BBC.
Rooibos only grows in the Suid Bokkeveld region of South Africa.
At the turn of the 20th Century, under colonial rule, Rooibos farming was made into a commercial venture.
But it was first discovered centuries ago by the indigenous KhoiSan people who used it as a herbal remedy.
'Issue of dignity'
The KhoiSan are South Africa's oldest inhabitants and are made up of a number of related communities: The Cape Khoi; the Nama; the Koranna; the Griqua and the San - who also often refer to themselves as bushmen.
Lesle Jansen, from environmental and human rights law firm Natural Justice, told the BBC that this agreement is not just about money but about recognition.
"This was very much a dignity issue and the recognition by the industry that the Khoi and San are the knowledge holders to the uses of rooibos."
Descendants of Khoi people who live in rural farming communities in rooibos growing areas will get a portion of the money after it has been distributed in equal parts to the San Council and National KhoiSan Council, reports South Africa's Mail and Guardian.

Nyiko Masango (42) known as Mr Dynamix

FROM TZANEEN TO TANZANIA On the 24th of September 2019, Nyiko Masango (42) known as Mr Dynamix embarked on a three week cycling journey that took him from Greater Tzaneen (Limpopo) to the Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania. After 8 days of rest, Mr Dynamix went on to reach Gillman’s Point (5688m) on Mount Kilimanjaro in twelve hours. The cause Mr. Dynamix mission is to spread awareness on fathers rights and give hope to fathers dealing with custody issues. Mr. Dynamix almost lost custody to his child through the legal system, however, he spoke up and that generated an organic dialogue within his circle about fathers rights. This produced a resolve in his custody issues, and today he is a proud father who has a relationship with his son. Mr. Dynamix uses dialogue, athleticism, and social drives to advocate for a fair society that puts children first. Support Mr. Dynamix cycle campaign is supported by the Greater Tzaneen economic development, Lindeni group, Matmol trading, and contributions from friends. He will be landing in South Africa on Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 10:20 at OR Tambo International airport. We have been given permission by ACSA to welcome him. Would like to invite the media to come help welcome him.

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