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 How to inspire innovation and creativity in the workplace 

Most businesses are operating at full or maximum capacity. Hybrid working is being embraced in the working world along with any other alternative methods that will improve existing workplace procedures. The reality is that working from home has had an impact on workplace creativity. This has resulted in a lack of up skilling as well […]

Everyone’s outchea trying to make the best homemade Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons granulated sugar Pinch fine salt Filling: 2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups sour cream 6 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon vanilla paste (see Cook’s Note) or extract 1 teaspoon finely grated […]

People that are born in May are incredible humans!

People born in May are usually self-dependent and don’t rely on others for their basic needs. They show possession for the things in their lives and for their closed ones as well. They are very clear about the things they hold close to their heart. If they know that something needs to be done then […]

Fierce South African Females

South African woman have been on fire and taking the world by storm. We are so proud. Have a look at our females that are killing the game in acting, singing and influencing. Zozibini Tunzi Miss Universe We know her as Miss SA and we were lucky enough to send her off to win Miss […]

What’s your superpower?

Still, the idea behind superhero day is to honour those who serve and protect while fighting evil. No matter who your favourite hero is, honouring the real or fictional people that inspire us is a worthwhile cause this April 28. If you don’t know about Marvel Comics, think about all those super heroes you loved […]

What to do for Mum on Mother’s Day

If your mother is living with you, breakfast in bed is always a classic and appreciated. Something simple is fine for this, such as toast or a croissant with jam or fruit and a cup of coffee or tea. Or, if she’s not fond of eating in bed, how about preparing a sit-down brunch? Get […]

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Freedom Day

Freedom Day is the commemoration of the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994.  These were the first post-apartheid national elections to be held in South African where anyone could vote regardless of race. The 2020 Freedom Month is commemorated under the theme ‘Valuing Our Freedom in Difficult Times’. The first democratic […]

Livers are a great source of iron

Peri peri chicken livers are delicious and many of us South Africans love to cook them for our families, they’re also packed with iron and goodness! Here’s a simple and easy to follow recipe, enjoy! Ingredients: 450g chicken livers, cleaned 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 cup red […]

Never take food for granted

Food, glorious food! We’re anxious to try it. Three banquets a day — Our favourite diet!” We are sure that you are all familiar with the famous lyrics from Oliver!, and we’re sure you can all relate to them too! After all, who doesn’t love some good ol’ grub? From pizza to pasta, cookies to […]

Tuesday – Let’s BRING it!

Tuesday motivation, it’s on! Now, more than ever, we know that you need it. Together, the world is working through it all and we’re all working together. Chin up, we’re going to get through this. The world is shifting in an unprecedented way, but we are shifting together. Monday motivation emphasises the keyword here, “unified,” […]

JP chats to Aubrey, Founder of Langa Run For Freedom

Aubrey, Founder of Langa Run For Freedom joins JP Carelse on air to chat more about it. “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” – Desmond Tutu. This race in particular is in memory of the late great Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Aubrey explains what listeners can look […]

Change the way you feel about Monday’s!

Weekends are great and we really look forward to relaxing and unwinding from the week that was. Monday’s feel hard and looking at the week ahead can be quite stressful. Instead of using Mondays as a reminder that the weekend has passed, use them to plan an awesome and productive week. They say every day […]

Do you struggle to fall sleep at night?

Smart phones, e-readers, tablets, computer screens, TVs, and digital clocks emit blue light, a short frequency of light that may be harmful to the eyes and disrupt sleep. Minimise screen time for several hours before bedtime to get a good night’s rest. Wearing orange tinted glasses that block out blue light may also be helpful. […]

Hairstylist Appreciation Day

Annually on April 25, we celebrate National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, as they are often overlooked for all the jobs they actually do. They are artists, perfectionists, colour chemists, angle mathematicians, supportive therapists, and more, and have influence on how we feel about ourselves, and how we view others. Though no one knows when the first […]

Try this homemade pizza for dinner!

Originating in Naples, Italy, pizza has become so popular across the world. Why? Because it’s the ultimate in comfort food and it’s never boring! Its delicious and you can add ANY toppings your heart desires! A deliciously fresh pizza with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses, […]

Do you suffer from panic attacks?

Here’s how you can help someone manage their panic attacks in the workplace:  If you are in close proximity of someone about to have a panic attack, customer or staff member, the first step would be to ask them if they need assistance. This would give you an idea if they are in need of […]

How to support staff during a crisis 

South Africans have been left devastated following the flooding disaster in Kwa Zulu Natal this week which claimed the lives of hundreds and has left thousands destitute. People were killed when their homes collapsed on them due to the heavy rains, others lost their lives as the overflowing rivers washed away the banks securing their […]

Food is medicine for the body, have you tried going vegetarian or vegan?

A vegan lifestyle is compatible with the highest levels of health and fitness, protects huge numbers of animals, and is a potent way to combat climate change. Plus, the food is insanely delicious and it becomes more widely available every year. If you’re thinking of trying out the vegan thing, you’ll be relieved to learn […]

April is Autism Awareness Month

CEO and founder of the Star Academy (a specialist autism centre) and mother of two, Illana Gerschlowitz has authored a book that can go a long way to helping so many others to deal with the trials and tribulations of living with autism. Aden welcomes Illana to the show to congratulate her on the success […]

National Garlic Day – what are the benefits?

Garlic grows in many parts of the world and is a popular ingredient in cooking due to its strong smell and delicious taste Garlic may help you live longer and the potential effects of garlic on longevity are basically impossible to prove in humans. But given the beneficial effects on important risk factors like blood […]

Fish Recipe’s for Good Friday

A complete meal on one pan full of flavour. Garlic Butter Baked Salmon is easy to make using minimal ingredients you already have in your kitchen! It’s possibly one of the most amazing, delicious ways to eat a juicy piece of salmon. Perfect to get your sides cooked along side your main, and it’s something […]

Hot Cross Bun Recipe for the WIN!

Enjoy baking these delicious Hot Cross Buns with the family! Ingredients ¾ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon instant powdered milk ¼ cup white sugar ⅜ teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 egg white 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon active dry yeast ¾ cup dried currants 1 teaspoon […]

What to make with your left over Easter Eggs?

Ingredients 175g butter, plus extra for greasing 200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces 225g light soft brown sugar 2 medium eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 100g plain flour 30g cocoa powder Method Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Grease a 20cm baking tin and line with nonstick baking paper. Put the […]

Tuesday Motivation for the Soul

First and foremost, the purpose of National Making Life Beautiful Day is to celebrate those who make life beautiful for others — be it our own or a larger group of people. The truly freeing part is that you often do not even realise when or how you are creating beauty in the life of […]

Who makes the best fish and chips in Cape Town?

A good plate of fish and chips is like a holiday on a plate. Fish and chips: the crispy, golden crust still sizzling around savoury, melt-in-your-mouth, flakey fish, and the accompanying “chips,” all seasoned with salt and vinegar, are an icon of Cape Town. You can find this poor man’s delicacy world-wide, and, while the […]

Wellness Wednesday’s on Heart FM!

It’s Wellness Wednesday’s and what better way to celebrate than with some wellness tips? The middle of the week will have your energy and momentum slowly draining. Keep your eye on these sweet tips. Let’s get into it! Chew your food Rushing to get onto the next task or appointment will sometimes have you not […]

Aden chats to Shuaib Salie from The Parenting Centre in Kewtown

A six-week course in Kewtown has been teaching father’s how to spend more quality time with their children. Shuaib Saalie, the coordinator of the fatherhood and parenting programme of The Parent Centre joins Aden Thomas on the line to tell us more about this course.

All about the Business with Lunga Singama

You’re one step closer to a fantastic marketing opportunity for your company. We’re providing the platform for you to brag about your business every Tuesday at 12:40. You made your dreams happen, now allow us to give it that added boost. We want to help you grow your small business by giving it some on-air […]

State of Disaster lifted after the President’s Address

After 750 days, the State of Disaster has been ended. President Cyril Ramphosa made the announcement on Monday evening. He said that the additional powers a state of disaster provides should be maintained only as long as absolutely necessary. “Since the requirements for a National State of Disaster to be declared in terms of the […]

Alopecia has reached international news, but what is it exactly?

Alopecia Areata affects SO many people across the world.  The condition occurs when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks their hair follicles, causing patchy hair loss on the scalp, face and other areas of the body. Every September month is an opportunity to create awareness and support around Alopecia and hair loss in general. Alopecia […]

What do they say about people born in April?

They are smart, brave, bold, creative and kind. People born in April can reach any goal and accomplish any difficult task, if they know their work will be appreciated. April-born people have a huge passion for food, science, books, and they’re really passionate about what they do. Following their passions helps them find a dream […]

How can businesses create more jobs to help curb the high unemployment in South Africa? 

It has been reported by Statistics South Africa in its 4th quarter report for 2021 that the unemployment rate in has escalated to 35.3%. This data comes as a concern as more South Africans are unemployed. The number of unemployed South Africans raises the alarm on the state of poverty and crime in the country. It […]

A delicious Cottage Pie for the whole family to enjoy!

This comforting cottage pie is packed with the goodness of onions, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, and of course plenty of mince. Rich in protein and vegetables, this recipe makes for a wholesome, satisfying meal for the whole family! Recipe: Ingredients 1tbsp sunflower oil 1 med onion, peeled and chopped 2 carrots, peeled and diced 500g minced […]

How to spot and better manage colleagues that drain your emotional energy at work 

Every employee has their routine in the workplace. Whether it is clocking in and heading to their desk or grabbing a cup of coffee and passing by a work friend, the way the work day starts is different for each staff member. Whilst some staff members just want to clear their inbox and meet their […]

Why do Muslims fast?

Fasting is a Quranic injunction prescribed upon the believers so that they may attain self restraint (2:183). The idea of discipline is all about taming the human soul and not allowing the evil that often emanates from it to manifest into your daily life. Fasting is undertaken to do exactly this: to discipline oneself. Abstaining […]

What is Ramadan?

During Ramadan, Muslims wake up well before dawn to eat the first meal of the day, which has to last until sunset. This means eating lots of high-protein foods and drinking as much water as possible right up until dawn, after which you can’t eat or drink anything. During the entire month, Muslims fast every day […]

Do you have a special ingredient to add to your Pickled Fish?

There are many recipes for this flavoursome pickled fish dish, most of which tend to use lots of vinegar and curry. Give this one a try: Ingredients 500 gram firm, white fish fillets For the sauce 1 large onion (or 2 small onions), sliced 1 teaspoon mild curry powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ginger […]

Fun camping spots in the Western Cape

So you’re going camping for Easter? Lucky you, we’ve got a list! Check out these camping spots in the Western Cape that we absolutely love:- The Baths Natural Hot Springs – Citrusdal Stray within the Olifants River Valley of Citrusdal; the perfect getaway for water babies who love nature. Twenty-five shady caravan and camping sites […]

A delicious Butternut Soup for a rainy day in Cape Town

Butternut soup has several health benefits. It contains elements such as protein, carbohydrates, sodium and calories. This meal is rich in dietary fibre that improves the functioning of the heart. The potassium element contained in the soup is also important as it promotes the health of the bones. Easy butternut soup recipe  Ingredients One medium-sized […]

A taxi driver has been gunned down near Borcherds Quarry Drive in Nyanga

A taxi driver has been gunned down near Borcherds Quarry Drive in Nyanga, on Tuesday. It’s understood that a 54-year-old man was shot inside his taxi, by someone who had boarded his taxi. The unknown gunman fled the scene and is yet to be arrested. Police spokesperson, Joseph Swartbooi, says the motive for the shooting […]

South Africans no longer have to wear masks outdoors

South Africans no longer have to wear masks outdoors. On Tuesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced further relaxations to Covid-19 restrictions. In fact, Ramaphosa says the State of Disaster itself will come to an end soon. That’ll once public comments are received on draft regulations to manage similar situations. The deadline for those comments is […]

More than 600 comments have been submitted on the proposal to turn Sea Point Promenade into a pedestrian-only zone

More than 600 comments have been submitted on the proposal to turn Sea Point Promenade into a pedestrian-only zone in Cape Town. This zone will start in Mouille Point and end at the Pavilion swimming pool. The proposal comes after findings that pedestrians, alone, make up 90% of the promenade’s users. The City has recently […]

First Nation rights activists in Cape Town are celebrating a victory in their fight to stop development at the River Club

First Nation rights activists in Cape Town are celebrating a victory in their fight to stop development at the River Club. The Goringhaicona Khoena Council has welcomed the granting of an urgent interdict preventing further construction at the site in Observatory. That includes work on Amazon’s Africa headquarters. The Court ruled that there’s been no […]

Cute Bunny Biscuits for the kids this Easter

Ingredients: 170 g butter 1 1/4 cups icing sugar mixture 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch salt 3 egg yolks 2 1/2 cups plain flour 12 marshmallows 24 Nestle Smarties pink Tik Tacs 3 drops liquid food colouring pink ROYAL ICING 2 egg whites 2 tsp lemon juice 3 cups icing sugar sifted Method: Preheat […]

Hop on over to Grandwest this Easter

An Easter holiday vibe beckons youngsters and families at GrandWest GrandWest has great Fun Pack deals for children this Easter, so grab your kids and head to GrandWest. The complex is under cover, so heatwaves, wind or rain will not upset your plans. Small visitors can experience a world of fun at the Cape Village […]

When is it a good time to start-up your own hustle?

When is it a good time to start-up your own hustle? Is there ever a good time? Someone with years of experience to guide us in the conversation is Cape Town-based entrepreneur is the CEO and Founder of Pranary Business School, Sandras Phiri, joins us on the show. Pranary is the practical business school for […]

First Nation rights activists are celebrating a victory in their fight to stop development at the River Club

First Nation rights activists in Cape Town are celebrating a victory in their fight to stop development at the River Club. The Goringhaicona Khoena Council has welcomed the granting of an urgent interdict preventing further construction at the site in Observatory. That includes work on Amazon’s Africa headquarters. The Court ruled that there has been […]

Mfuleni Police have launched an investigation after two people were killed

Mfuleni Police have launched an investigation after two people were killed in a suspected mob justice attack. Authorities responded to a complaint about assault of people in the Bardale Informal Settlement on Monday. It’s alleged that the victims committed theft at a house. Upon their arrival the police found three men bludgeoned to death. The […]

A Piketberg police officer accused of murdering Natasha Booise has resigned from his position

A Piketberg police officer accused of murdering Natasha Booise has resigned from his position. Richard Smit returned to the local magistrate’s court, on Tuesday. The court resumed with his bail application, where investigating officer, Warrant Officer Ronald Davids , was cross examined by defence lawyer, William Booth. The court also heard that in 2014, Smit […]

Western Cape Child Commissioner says she’s appalled by the ongoing murder of children

Western Cape Child Commissioner says she’s appalled by the ongoing murder of children in the province. Christina Nomdo’s comments follow the release of statistics that 185 young people were killed in 2021. Out of 1,421 child deaths recorded, 486 were of natural causes, 380 accidents and 370 are still being probed. Nomdo says that in […]

NGO, Action Society, wants acting provincial traffic chief, Farrell Payne, to be suspended

NGO, Action Society, wants acting provincial traffic chief, Farrell Payne, to be suspended over sexual harassment charges. The comment comes as the trial against Payne will start next week. Payne – who is out on bail – is accused of sexually harassing a colleague in 2020. He’s facing charges of sexual assault, crimen injuria, and […]

Police Minister, Bheki Cele, says SAPS cannot speculate the motive of the deadly shootings in the Endlovini

Police Minister, Bheki Cele, says SAPS cannot speculate the motive of the deadly shootings in the Endlovini Informal Settlement, earlier this week. Five people – including a woman – were gunned down at the settlement in Khayelitsha on Monday. A preliminary investigation indicates that gunmen first shot and killed the woman in her home. They […]

The mastermind in the Anni Dewani murder

The mastermind in the Anni Dewani murder, Zola Tongo, has been granted parole. However, Tongo won’t be walking out of prison gates just yet, as his release date has been set for 21 June 2022. He will be on parole until 6 June 2028. Tongo, who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of Dewani, was […]

Another mass killing in Khayelitsha

There’s been another mass killing in Khayelitsha. Police say six people were shot and killed in the Enkanini Informal settlement on Sunday. The killings come less than a week after five people were killed in a single incident in the nearby Endlovini informal settlement – and just three days after police minister, Bheki Cele, visited […]

International Cookie Day!

Cookies are my favourite snack to eat, it just so fun and delicious to munch it! Here are some of the reasons Why You Should Love Cookies! (if you did not yet love it, let me convince you) They are practical because of their size and easy to carry around. It’s the perfect size for […]

A Corned Beef Hash Dish!

Make some homemade corned beef hash! Chop it up and fry it up with boiled potatoes and serve with runny fried eggs for breakfast. Just sauté some onions, add chopped boiled potatoes and chopped cooked corned beef, and let them sizzle in the pan until browned and crispy at the edges. So good! Corned Beef […]

Foods that make you feel GREAT!

Indulge in these healthy options to keep the blues at bay, improve energy levels, promote calmness and even boost memory! 1. Avocado Tryptophan, an essential amino acid used by the brain to produce serotonin— the feel good central nervous system neurotransmitter is abundant in this fruit. Avocados also are beneficial for skin, hair and nails. […]

Sipho Mona, GM of The Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy joins Aden to tell us about this extraordinary programme

Pre Cape Town Cycle tour, the show producers attended a launch on Friday evening, of the newest cycling team at the Velokhaya Cycling academy. Sipho Mona, the General Manager of The Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy, joins us on the show to tell us about this extraordinary programme. About Velokhaya: Established as a non-profit organisation in […]

What’s your go-to dish for Easter?

PICKLED FISH There are many recipes for this flavoursome pickled fish dish, most of which tend to use lots of vinegar and curry. Give this one a try: Ingredients 500 gram firm, white fish fillets For the sauce 1 large onion (or 2 small onions), sliced 1 teaspoon mild curry powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 […]

Here’s how to get back to work after a career break 

It isn’t uncommon for people to want to take a break from their careers. The work pressure, needing to delve into a business partnership or entrepreneurship to explore other options, as well as a spiritual journey and even medical or parental leave, could be reasons for a career sabbatical. Taking a break from one’s career […]

‘ASK’ hosts Human Rights Day event to encourage conversations

THIS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – BE CURIOUS. TALK TO STRANGERS. Humankind’s boundless curiosity is the force that drives discovery, creativity and innovation and constantly reshapes our experiences of the world.  Yet, when it comes to people we don’t know, most of us have some reins on our curiosity.  We may worry about appearing nosy, ignorant […]

Today is National Lips Appreciation Day!

Today is National Lips Appreciation Day has been created so that you can give your lips some attention and appreciate how wonderful they are. This could be anything from letting them be kissed to applying a nourishing lip balm. No one has the same lip impression, lips don’t have sweat glands or oil glands, and […]

National Pie Day!

Ingredients  2 refrigerated puff pastry sheets – thawed (not frozen) and rolled out 4 strips of bacon – cooked til crisp and chopped (optional) Sliced mushrooms 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons minced garlic 3 cups shredded – or diced cooked chicken 1 cup cheddar cheese 1 egg – whisked Homemade cream of chicken 6 tablespoons butter […]

Looking for camping spots this Easter?

Grab your hot dogs and marshmallows and let’s go camping! According to a survey 96% of campers make new friends at camp and 70% gain self-confidence during a camp experience. Whether it was summer camp or a family trip, we have lots of wilderness memories! We went in search of the best campsites in the […]

Easy lunchtime meals to prepare for the family

Pack your lunchbox full of nutritious ingredients and look forward to a midday meal that not only tastes great, but is good for you too. Chicken and Avo Wraps Flatbreads and tortillas make a great alternative to bread, or you could use crisp lettuce leaves if you’re looking to cut the carbs. Protein-rich chicken and […]

How to train, run and finish an ultra-marathon trail run

If you are looking for a new goal for 2022 why not try your hand, or should we rather say legs, at an ultra-marathon trail run? The K-Way Maxi-Race Cape Winelands presented by Banhoek Chilli Oil Company 75km and 120km routes are becoming firm favourites with both local, out of province and even a few […]

How the increase in the price of fuel impacts small businesses

South Africans have been hit hard with the latest increase in fuel prices. In the next month the price of fuel could increase by at least R2. This is not just a concern for motorists but businesses too. At the same time experts warn that fuel prices are expected to reach record high of at […]

Happy International Women’s Day!

When women lead, we see positive results. Some of the most efficient and exemplary responses to the COVID-19 pandemic were led by women. And women, especially young women, are at the forefront of diverse and inclusive movements online and on the streets for social justice, climate change and equality in all parts of the world. […]

Taco Tuesday Casserole’s for the win!

A delicious Mexican dish to fill a big family, why not try it today, it is Taco Tuesday after all! Ingredients: Butter or cooking spray  Ground beef 2 cloves of garlic chopped salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon of curry powder half an onion chopped 1 and a half cups of water Taco seasoning […]

Are you born in March?

People born in March are said to have some unique qualities that separate them from the rest of the people. They have unique talents, they make good partners and they can get the most out of any situation. We can say that their brain never sleeps because they always think. No matter if it is […]

The Pedal Power Association has launched a safe cycling campaign ahead of Cycle Tour

Preamble: Cycling is one of the fastest growing leisure and sport activities alongside running in South Africa. The sport has become more diverse and during the earlier days of lockdown cycling shops reported a drastic increase in sales. If we look at it from another perspective, you as a non-cyclist might say, “so what?” This […]

Integral Life Business Executive Coach, Gabi Lowe joins Aden, to talk about dealing with depression

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) has estimated that one in six South Africans suffer from anxiety, depression or substance abuse issues, and this does not include more serious mental health issues such as bipolar disorder. During COVID, SADAG’s online survey revealed that 65% of South Africans reported feeling stressed or very stressed. […]

Wynberg Family and Lifestyle Festival – Interview with Jarrad Ricketts

Growing up on the Cape Flats in Athlone, it was the arts that gave Jarrad a sense of direction and led him to write and record his own music. Without any formal training in the arts, his persistence and drive steered him into pursuing his music career which opened up opportunities for him to perform […]

Organiser and performer at the Mother City Festival, Stuart Taylor joins Aden on the show

The Mother City Comedy Festival kicked off on Monday and runs through to Saturday at the Artscape Theatre. Organiser and performer at the festival, Stuart Taylor, joins us on the show…

Teddy Veerasamy from the NPO, Educate2Empower, has a vision to get students to change their mindset that Physics and Chemistry

Advocacy for children to take up physics and chemistry… Teddy Veerasamy from the NPO, Educate2Empower, has a vision to get students to change their mindset that Physics and Chemistry (Physical Science) are very difficult subjects. He says that many of our high schools have dropped this subject due to dwindling number of students choosing this […]

Frequently falling behind on work – Here’s how you can improve productivity 

Now that most staff members are returning to the office, since the relaxing of the restrictions around Covid-19 regulations, the workload might pile up. This means that the work from home comfortability which allowed for working at any hour, would now turn into a routine at the office. This would result in a need for […]

How to protect yourself from the Tinder Swindler

The global hit Netflix documentary Tinder Swindler has sparked massive debate and interest around the lies and swindling of Simon Leviev, with many commenting that “the women should have known better”. However, psychiatrist Prof Renata Schoeman, Head of the MBA Health Care Leadership programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) says it is […]

Last minute Valentine’s Day gifts

Are you stressing about what you can buy for your partner? Did procrastinating get you yet again? Not to worry, we have you covered! 6 of the best What is your lovers favourite drink? Buy it in a pack of 6 with a cute sticky note stating the things you love about them. Bath bomb […]

Are internships worth it? 

Internships are vital for those candidates who want experience to help them get the job that they want. It also allows them to build the confidence and knowledge on the field they are setting out in. Being an intern means putting in long hours, doing the menial tasks and accepting that for a while it […]

A Delicious Butter Biscuit Recipe

Ingredients: 100ml sunflower oil 250ml castor sugar 250g butter 1 large egg 10ml baking powder 10ml vanilla essence dark and white chocolate Sprinkles 500g cake flour Method: Cream your butter until nice and soft, then add your oil. Add sugar into the mixture and beat until fluffy Add vanilla essence and beat in the egg […]

Circles of Healing – Cancer Support

Cancer Coach and Stage 4 cancer survivor, Alison Faraday, has teamed up with well-known psychologist, Hilton Calder from Lifeshine Wellness Centre, to launch a Circle of Healing series for those who have been diagnosed with cancer or any other dreaded disease. “Circles of Healing is a 10 week, inner journey to create the ideal conditions […]

“I don’t know how to be an office person anymore” 

Here’s how to get back into the swing of things  It can be overwhelming to get back to the office and have no idea what sort of social skills to display. As much as we still need to wear our face masks and maintain social distancing, meetings and office gatherings are still held. The fact […]

Kommetdieding, the “Peoples Champion”, won the WSB Cape Town Met

The Cape Met – Second year in a row for Kommetdieding. Owner, Ashwin Reynolds, joins us on the show. Kommetdieding, the “Peoples Champion”, won the WSB Cape Town Met in thrilling style at Kenilworth on Saturday. Wild celebrations and tears of joy greeted the popular four-year-old colt as he entered the winner’s circle and was […]

Here’s how to get ahead of your career goals at the start of the year

It’s the start of the new year and everyone heading back to the office might be fixated on implementing their new year resolution. This can prove to be a challenge for those who are not in sync with the “new year new me” mantra. If that isn’t enough to get you peeved to be back […]

Cleaning out the house for Christmas

Organise and Clear the Clutter One of the biggest parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter that you don’t need. Now is a good time to get rid of items that are weighing you down and begin fresh with a more streamlined lifestyle. Sorting your belongings into four categories—trash, give-away, store, or put-way—can […]

Are you hitting the long road this Dezember?

Why do we love road tripping so much? 1. Total flexibility One of the most obvious reasons why you should travel by car is that you are 100% more flexible. No timetables, no schedules, no nothing. You can do whatever you want and feel like doing. And even better, you don’t need to plan where […]

Long-distance taxi, bus and truck operators will be forced to rest in the Western Cape.

In ongoing efforts to reduce road crashes especially over the festive season, long-distance taxi, bus and truck operators will be forced to rest in the Western Cape. That’s according to the Transport MEC Daylin Mitchell. He made the statement when he officially launched the province’s Festive Season Safety Plan, on Monday. Knowing the dangers caused […]

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape continue to rise

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape has increased by 10% as of Tuesday. This brings the total number to 23 285 cases, and one death has been reported in the province. On Monday, the Cape officially entered the fourth wave. The department of health says there’re 555 covid patients in hospital, […]

#SummerShowcase at Iziko Museums!

See! Discover! Explore! Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko) will provide Mother City dwellers and visitors with an exciting #summershowcase of new exhibitions – a varied presentation of art, science, history, and culture. Iziko operates 11 museums and the Planetarium, offering pocket-friendly experiences for all to see, discover and explore. Visit the Iziko South African […]

Has the 4th wave killed your office year end party? 

As we count down to the days leading up to the end of the year, businesses and offices are usually a buzz with activity around preparations of a year-end staff party. However, since the dawn of the new variant of covid-19 along with increasing cases in the work place, these parties have been met with […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for COVID-19. The presidency says, however, that he is in good spirits. Ramaphosa started feeling unwell after leaving the state memorial service of former President FW de Klerk in Cape Town’s CBD on Sunday. Ramaphosa, who is fully vaccinated, is currently in self-isolation in Cape Town and is being […]

Spokeperson for the NSRI, Craig Labinon, joins Aden on the line

There was a time when beaches were closed due to lockdown restrictions, however, those days are gone and as a coastal city our beaches are always busy, but it’s critical we place safety first. Spokeperson for the NSRI, Craig Labinon, joins us on the show to give us some perspective. Website: www.nsri.org.za

The City of Cape Town held a graduation ceremony for the new recruits.

The City of Cape Town held a graduation ceremony for the new recruits. The graduates were joined by 21 staff members who received their certificates for successfully completing the NFPA 1041 standard for Fire Service Instructor: Professional Qualifications at Fire Service Instructor 1 level. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith says this […]

My First Radio Play – Lubz ft Sena & G Twizz

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Track Name: Weekend Artist: Lubz ft Sena & G Twizz

My First Radio Play – Milesy

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Track Name: Chatjies Artist: Milesy “I’m from Manenberg, been writing music for a few […]

More than half of all adults in the Western Cape, have now received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine

More than half of all adults in the Western Cape, have now received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine. As of Tuesday, 2 556 131 people aged 18 and older have been given jabs. Out of that number, more than 500,000 are aged 60 and older. That’s 70% of that age group – but […]

Western Cape economy will be severely affected if travel bans imposed by international communities continue

The Western Cape economy will be severely affected if the travel bans imposed by international communities, continue. Finance MEC David Maynier made the statement when he tabled the medium-term budget policy statement, on Monday. The tourism and hospitality sector have already started to see setbacks ahead of the summer period. A survey on more than […]

The Plett Rage festival for matrics should never have been cancelled.

The Plett Rage festival for matrics should never have been cancelled. That’s the view of Greg Walsh, who describes himself as a founder, organiser, and major shareholder of the Ballito and Plett Rage Festivals. In a video he posted on his own YouTube channel, Walsh lashes out at the media for creating panic. He accuses […]

Are you a last minute Christmas shopper?

Every year, you promise yourself you won’t wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping but once again, it’s the week before Christmas and you haven’t gotten a single gift. Don’t panic! Before you go into a desperate shopping frenzy, check out these 10 tips for last-minute shoppers. You’ll find everything you need […]

The I AM Collective Survey

Hey Hearties! The following survey is focused on the Silence around Gender-based violence (GBV). Your feedback on this issue would assist in developing interventions to support individuals, families and communities impacted by GBV! Help us, help you! CLICK on the link below:- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCTVKK9?fbclid=IwAR0rBsdo9n6reCzxe3ySTFP3MFSVAaanoxHebFsRCie9etnY76V0CKB5cb8

Worried about staff not meeting deadlines in December? Here’s the answer to a productive December

One of the busiest times of the year can also be the most unproductive time of the year. Whilst many companies are rushing to place last minute orders to secure a fat commission for December, other companies not in the sales and services game might be experiencing a more relaxed end of the year. The […]

Digital marketing tactics every entrepreneur can master today

Being an entrepreneur is tough. Not only do you have to run your business – with all the administrative, financial and legal implications that entails – you also have to market your business too. Research conducted by Heavy Chef and xneelo within the Heavy Chef entrepreneur community shows that 46% of e-commerce entrepreneurs rate their […]

Eskom suspended the rolling blackouts on Sunday evening

Eskom suspended the rolling blackouts on Sunday evening, after generation reserves adequately recovered. On Saturday, the 4th of December the ailing power utility, implemented Stage 2 load shedding, which was meant to have lasted until this morning at 05h00. But instead, it was suspended at around 21h00 last night It is anticipating to return to […]

Cape Town Summer Market is happening this month!

Ryan chats to Alderman Grant Twigg about the Cape Town Summer Market and the Cape Town Online Market, have a listen to the interview here:-

Poor time management negatively impacts productivity- Here’s how to change that

It is no secret that in the coming few weeks businesses will be a buzz with work around the festive period. Following close behind is the preparation for Christmas. Most businesses do start their preparations in earnest long before the crazy period but for those who struggle with staff that have poor time management getting […]

A good news story to end off National Diabetes Month

After the week we’ve all just had, some good news would be welcome! Sweet Life Diabetes Community, South Africa’s largest online diabetes community, is delighted to share that – thanks to a generous printing sponsorship from Lilly South Africa – we will be able to print 100,000 copies of our Healthy Food Guide to distribute […]

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the increase in the unemployment rate in South Africa is cause for concern.

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the increase in the unemployment rate in South Africa is cause for concern. 600 060 jobs were lost from the second to the third quarter of 2021. This means official unemployment has increased from 34.4% to 34.9%. This is the highest number since the Quarterly Labour Force Survey was […]

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. […]

The best advice for South African entrepreneurs – from other entrepreneurs

When starting a new business, it helps to learn from other entrepreneurs who’ve been there. In fact, 72% of e-commerce entrepreneurs say that other entrepreneurs have had the biggest impact on their business. The Heavy Chef Foundation, in partnership with xneelo, recently published The Heavy Chef E-commerce Entrepreneur Education Report, with the aim of helping […]

Should after hour texts from the boss be allowed? 

There is always a moment of pressure when your phone beeps and it is a text from your boss. Whether the text is a follow up to a meeting that occurred during the day or instructing you to execute work after hours, that need to carry out the instruction that has just been sent grips […]

Aden finds out more about The Amy Foundation Gala Dinner

This year the Amy Foundation Gala Dinner celebrates Phenomenal Women like Maya Angelou, Aviva Pelham, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Prof Thuli Madonsela, Linda and Amy Biehl. In Nelson Mandela’s speech when accepting the Congressional Gold Medal in 1998 he mentioned Biehl, “Among those we remember today is young Amy Biehl. She made our aspirations her own […]

South African consumers have spent frugally and mindfully this past Black Friday

South African consumers have spent frugally and mindfully this past Black Friday. That’s according to Fintech Company, Pay U. It found that despite a significant increase of 30% in transaction volumes compared to 2020, the total spend for the day was up by only 6%. The most money spent in an hour was R17 million […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Government is exploring making vaccination mandatory for a range of activities

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Government is exploring making vaccination mandatory for a range of activities. He says a task team has been set up to undertake broad consultation on the question. That report will soon be brought to cabinet. Ramaphosa admits it’s a complex issue, but says they want a fair and sustainable approach to […]

Suga chats to Advanced Certified EAGALA professional & Clinical Social Worker Sarah Garland from the Equinox Trust 

The Equinox Trust’s mission is to foster the social and emotional development and enhance the overall  well-being of members of society through enriching, equine assisted experiential programmes. In a  partnership with horses, clients will partake in experiential, ground-based activities that do not involve  horse riding, but rather engage the participants in themed activities linked to […]

The Roland Greaver Leadership Foundation (RGLF) aims to create meaningful opportunities

The Roland Greaver Leadership Foundation (RGLF) aims to create meaningful opportunities that will positively influence the lives of historically disadvantaged and impoverished learners in SA. The Foundation enables tomorrow’s Leaders through a fully paid tuition & transformative mentorship programme, which includes a personal coach throughout your journey. Roland Greaver joins us on the line to tell […]

MEC Debbie Schäfer says her department expects an increase in the number learners who will need emergency placement at schools across the province in 2022.

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says her department expects an increase in the number learners who will need emergency placement at schools across the province in 2022. In the beginning of the year, more than 23,000 new learners were still not in a school by the end of the first term. Education authorities have […]

Coffee Curious – what’s YOUR favourite?

Ever wondered what’s inside that mug of yours? Curious about how your favourite barista makes your drink with the right consistency and blend to smooth your taste buds. Find out here how to make your drink simply the best! Americano The classic Americano consists of just water and espresso. The ratio of these ingredients is […]

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, will award Joe Schaffers the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa

Joe Schaffers is a former resident of District Six who was forced to move from the area after it was declared for whites only. Schaffers is now an Education Officer in theDistrict Six Museum, where he has worked for 20 years. In 2022 (twice delayed due to Covid), the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, will award […]

The Democratic Alliance’s Geordin Hill-Lewis was officially elected as the new Mayor of the City of Cape Town Council

The Democratic Alliance’s Geordin Hill-Lewis was officially elected as the new mayor of the City of Cape Town Council, on Thursday. He was competing with the ANC’s Noluthando Makasi, and the Cape Independence Party’s Jack Miller. Hill-Lewis, who replaces Dan Plato, received 141 votes out of 224 votes. Here’s Council Speaker Felicity Purchase, said, “Jack […]

Suga chats to the Author, Karen Theunissen of the book ‘Take Your Place, You Belong’

Take your Place, You Belong is a rhyming picture book that tells the story of two best friends who face discrimination on the playground because they look different from one another. This book explores themes of empathy, heroism, friendship and identity. It helps children, parents and teachers alike, discuss the often all too difficult issues […]

A small fire broke out yesterday at Christian Barnard Hospital

Cape Town’s Fire & Rescue Service has confirmed that no-one was injured in Wednesday’s fire at Christian Barnard Hospital. The City’s Jermaine Carelse says a call was received at twenty to three in the afternoon, and crews from Roeland Street and Milnerton were quickly on scene. “Upon arrival most of the patients had been evacuated […]

Suga chats to CEO of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Jaco de Jager

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. This morning Suga chatted to CEO of The Association […]

The Western Cape is edging towards administering its 4 millionth Covid-19 vaccination

The Western Cape is edging towards administering its 4 millionth Covid-19 vaccination. On Tuesday, the total was just a few jabs shy of 3 912 000 doses administered. Authorities had hoped to be have even more than that number already. But the nationally-driven vooma vaccination drive, over the past weekend, saw only about 14,000 people coming forward […]

Are we back to normal, has Covid disappeared & is there a 4th wave?

On Monday a webinar, hosted by Tshikululu Social Investments, looked at the collaboration and combined effort needed by every sector of society in order to assist with the national vaccination drive. Experts including Professor Jonny Myers and Dr Salome Maswime along with other stakeholders and role-players unpacked a number of topics related to South Africa’s […]

Aden chats to founder of personal coaching business 99. zero, Helga Nefdt around Diabetes Month

November is Diabetes Awareness month. We are joined in studio by founder of personal coaching business 99. zero, Helga Nefdt who has taken a unique approach to dealing with a lifestyle disease. The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the term “comorbidities” and the importance of managing these to enjoy a long, happy […]

Tech Entrepreneur, Melvyn Lubega, South Africa needs to breed ‘unicorns’

In a recent article published  on the Mail and Gaurdian’s website, tech entrepreneur, Melvyn Lubega, South Africa needs to breed ‘unicorns’ Melvyn Lubega is an experienced technology entrepreneur and executive who has built businesses that serve customers on every continent, except Antarctica. Most notably he built and scaled Go1, a leading online learning platform used […]

Western Cape dam levels remain stable as we head into the summer holidays.

Western Cape dam levels remain stable as we head into the summer holidays. They have dropped slightly by 0.8% over the past week. And they’re now standing at 81.3% full. The dams supplying the City of Cape Town with drinking water have also decreased to 98.8%. But the good news is that the South African […]

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has described the new Diabetes Centre as a milestone for the province

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has described the new Diabetes Centre as a milestone for the province. Winde and Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo officially launched the state-of-the-art centre located at Groote Schuur Hospital, on Monday the 15th of November. It’s the first public healthcare centre of its kind on the African continent. Diabetes is the […]

How often do you clean out your fridge?

The timing has never been riper to celebrate National Clean Out Your Fridge Day on November 15! This is the perfect opportunity to tackle that science experiment that’s been growing way in the back, there. Of course, ideally, we’d all clean out our fridges far more often than once a year, but let’s be real: […]

Capetonians warned of upcoming planned power outages

Capetonians are warned of power outages for the next seven days due to necessary maintenance work. The City of Cape Town says the electricity supply interruptions will start from 08h00 until 16h00 from Monday the 15th through until Sunday the 21st of November. The affected areas include some parts of Constantia, Century City, Rocklands, Diep […]

The real impact of load shedding on appliances and devices in and around your household

The real impact of load shedding on appliances and devices in and around your household. We sure many of you can relate to electric motors of gates and garage doors being buggered due to load shedding. In addition, the worst is the havoc it creates with regards to alarm systems. Expert on the subject of […]

On the provincial dashboard, it shows there are 809 people currently infected with the virus as of Tuesday

The Western Cape Health Department has explained the discrepancies in the number of reported active COVID-19 cases. On the provincial dashboard, it shows there are 809 people currently infected with the virus as of Tuesday. While the National Institute for Communicable Diseases indicates the province has over 5,000 active cases. Head of Health Dr Keith […]

Sesame Street Day

Sesame Street Day was first established in 2009 to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the show’s original broadcast. While initiated in New York City, it should come as no great surprise that this occasion is now recognised by tens of thousands of individuals from all over the planet. In fact, the number of followers for […]

My First Radio Play – Pro Dicle

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Track Name: Cost Artist: Pro Dicle “My name is Sithi Mtsila I go by […]

Dance Saves Lives according to Hout Bay dancer, Ricardo Koopman

Ricardo’s launched a fundraising initiative to sponsor young talent. He joins Aden Thomas on the show… Led by Director Ricardo Koopman  and supported by an outstanding faculty of highly experienced local and international teachers,  Ricardo’s modern dance studio is focused on bringing out the best in every student and allowing their passion, creativity and artistry […]

Aden chats to Dr Phillip Louw, Oxford University Press South Africa – Lead Publisher: Dictionaries and Dictionary Data

Aden chats to Lexicologist, an expert in words and someone who is very influential in which words qualify to go into the Oxford dictionary, Dr Phillip Louw ( Oxford University Press South Africa – Lead Publisher: Dictionaries and Dictionary Data). However, there are those of us who use words which aren’t actually words or the […]

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation just launched an exciting new pilot education programme

Interactive Gameplay to Drive Entrepreneurship. The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation just launched an exciting new pilot education programme in the form of a fun and interactive 2D video game to drive awareness and education of entrepreneurship among primary school learners. The programme is currently calling on all primary school learners to participate in the game. […]

Alex Hospice is a critical health service centre for Alexandra Township & Mamma Grace is creating awareness

There’s a fundraising initiative on the go and the founding member of Alex Hospice is currently on a road show to create awareness around this passion project of hers.  Mamma Grace Marutlulle joins us in studio… Alex Hospice was birthed from a place of identifying the need to create a caring facility that encompasses HOPE […]

MEC Debbie Schäfer says the opening session of the 2021 Matric exams went smoothly

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says the Wednesday’s opening session of the 2021 Matric exams went smoothly. Education authorities say there were no major incidents reported at any exam venue in the province. Schäfer says this is a good start. “The exam administration went according to plan for over 63 000 learners writing English […]

A series of working sessions and events focused on local government & human settlement development

The Department of Human Settlements in partnership with the Western Cape of Human Settlements are commemorating Urban October by curating a series of stakeholder engagements, working sessions and events focused on local government, human settlements development and sustainable urban development. This programme will enable the finalisation of South Africa’s national report on implementation of the […]

My First Radio Play – Timothy Herman 

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Track Name: Stay Artist: Timothy Herman

My First Radio Play -Jason Arrison 

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Track Name: P.U.S.H Artist: Jason Arrison My name is Jason Arrison. I was born […]

Western Cape leaders are looking to take proactive steps in making sure the anticipated COVID-19 fourth wave is not as severe as the third

Western Cape leaders are looking to take proactive steps in making sure the anticipated COVID-19 fourth wave is not as severe as the third. Health officials have cautioned that the fourth surge will hit country sometime between December 2021 and January 2022. With that in mind, the provincial health and transport departments along with the […]

More about the State of Nutrition report on Heart Breakfast

In light of Nutrition week last week, and Obesity week this week, we were sent the Eat Well Live Well State of Nutrition report, which unpacks interesting stats about SA and nutrition, the factors affecting South African nutritional stance and how children are mainly impacted as well the overall trends seen since lockdown. Judge on […]

At least 161 cases related to gender-based violence have been thrown out of Western Cape courts

At least 161 cases related to gender-based violence have been thrown out of Western Cape courts. This was revealed by the province’s Cape Court Watching Brief Unit in a parliamentary reply. The unit monitored cases from December 2020 until August 2021. In the majority of cases, the report has showed that the evidence of DNA […]

Cape Town bosses are warning people that they won’t tolerate the illegal setting off of fireworks

Cape Town bosses are warning people that they won’t tolerate the illegal setting off of fireworks. This warning comes as Guy Fawkes, Diwali and New Year’s Eve lie ahead. The City says those wishing to host fireworks displays can apply for a permit to do so in terms of relevant legislations. Since 2091, there’re no […]

Let’s Celebrate Cupcake Day!

Chocolate cupcakes made their first written appearance in what was also the first cookbook to be penned by an American. That American was Amelia Simmons who, in 1796, simply titled her book American Cookery, and featured novel, individual-sized cakes. Whip up some homemade cupcakes Spend some time in the kitchen (try not to eat all that delicious batter before it […]

Pharmacist & passionate hand hygiene champion, publishes children’s book about hand hygiene

Today is not only Boss’ Day, but equally if not more importantly something we’ve been made very very aware of since the birth of this pandemic – it’s global hand-washing day! One of our loyal listeners, Chiko Chakaingesu, has written and today published a book called, Soap and water buddies: A lesson on hand-washing. It’s […]

Breyton Paulse has his own cologne and Aden wants to find out more…

Over the years on Heart Breakfast we’ve spoken to this person about a variety of topics. Initially, it would have been in his capacity as a professional sportsmen. Then it was about his new hair style which he revealed to thousands on SuperSport some years ago. Then we also spoke to him about his journey […]

SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON – Head of Sanlam Brand, Mariska Oosthuizen

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a prestigious global city race open to running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is home to the ASA Marathon Championships. Running the Marathon is a unique way to experience the cultural highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa’s most visited […]

My First Radio Play – LordKeyyZ

Daniel Williams (under the alias, LordKeyyZ) is a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, sound engineering student and live performance arrangement fundi based in Cape Town. He always brings his A-game “from Studio to Stage ” He started his musical career at the age of five years old, where he received his grassroots training on the piano under […]

Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer is urging all eligible matriculants to get their COVID-19 jabs

Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer is urging all eligible matriculants to get their COVID-19 jabs before the start of the final exams. The exams start on Wednesday the 27th of October. Education authorities say this week is an ideal opportunity for learners to get their jabs in order to be partial immune ahead of […]

Now or Now Now Questionnaire

Ever wondered if you are a Now person or Now Now person in your day to day life, take the below quiz to see how you fair? GoodLuck!!        

Traditional and spiritual healers on the front-line of mental health care

Mental health professionals have called for greater collaboration between Western medical specialists and African traditional healers in providing primary health care for the one in three. South Africans who experience common mental health disorders, with 75% going untreated. Dr Lerato Dikobe-Kalane psychiatrist  and member of South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) talks to Heart Breakfast. […]

Two friends in their 80’s decide to tie the knot!

Two friends, 87 year old, Joan Baatjes and 84 year old, David Clark, grew so found of each other and now they are planning to get married on the 16 December. Between the two of them they’ve got 11 children, so this is not going to be a small wedding. Heart Breakfast finds out more […]

Local hero Nolan Hoffman became the second most successful men’s rider in Cape Town Cycle Tour history

Local hero Nolan Hoffman became the second most successful men’s rider in Cape Town Cycle Tour history when he won his fourth title in a tactical 2 hours, 37 minutes, 12 seconds in near perfect weather on Sunday. The 36-year-old ENZA team rider – who won in 2014, 2015 and 2018 – delivered the perfect […]

Why every South African needs to eat more vegetables and fruit every day

In the second pandemic year with new variants rising and straining the country, the health of South Africans remains a top-of-mind concern.  COVID-19 is not our only battle.  The country has high levels of diet and lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, as well as both significant under- and over-nutrition […]

The Electoral Commission says more than 115,000 voters have registered

The Electoral Commission says more than 115,000 voters have registered for special votes in the Western Cape. The process was opened on the 20th of September, and was closed on the 4th of October. Out of the people registered for special votes, 39% will be visited at home by IEC officials on the 30th and […]

Bus busker Vezz recorded a brand new song with Donvino Prins

A couple of months back we interviewed the musician who entertained passengers on the bus with his singing ability. He was fondly referred to as the bus busker. Vezz told us how this was how he put food on the table for his family. We also shared a song he had written. However, since then […]

Western Cape health authorities are considering increasing the vaccination target of people aged 50 and older to 85%

Western Cape health authorities are considering increasing the vaccination target of people aged 50 and older to 85%. This comes after the department was approached by the provincial expert advisory committee to change their current target. At this moment, the department plans to fully vaccinate around 70% of the total population for this age group […]

Employee Holla – Celeb Edition

ZOLANI MAHOLA IS “THE ONE WHO SINGS” – NEW SINGLE WAWUNDITHEMBISELE + ALBUM ANNOUNCED Wawundithembisele is the first single off the debut solo album by The One Who Sings. Announced as the new performing name of Zolani Mahola, The One Who Sings is excited to release the first single on 8 October 2021. formerly, as […]

Another South African production hits Netflix TODAY!

Super excited to see the launch of another South African production hit Netflix TODAY! It’s called Angeliena – a story is about self-love, terminal illness, divorce, nature, friendships, hardships, poverty, travel, beauty, hot doctors, loving Nelson Mandela, loving plants, dreams and being GOOD ENOUGH. The debut fiction feature by director Uga Carlini, ANGELIENA, stars Euodia […]

Are you a true pasta lover?

HOW TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL NOODLE DAY Try making your own noodles Making noodles is not nearly as hard as it seems. Water, flour, salt, and an egg is all you need… mix the dough, roll it out flat then into a ‘jellyroll’ shape, and cut into strips. Go out for noodles As a much simpler […]

My First Radio Play – Nicole Mason

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Suga finds out more about Nicole’s new track called ‘How Far’. Track Name: How […]

My First Radio Play – Jodi Fredericks

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Suga chats to Jodi Fredericks, a brand new track is out, have a listen […]

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has praised the teachers for making an ever-lasting impact

Today is World Teacher’s Day and Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has praised the teachers for making an ever-lasting impact on the lives of learners. This year’s theme is “Teachers at the heart of education recovery”. The provincial department will celebrate World Teachers’ Day with a month-long campaign to thank them. Schäfer says teachers […]

As of Monday the 4th of October more than 2.9 million vaccines have been administered so far.

Nearly 60,000 people have been given jabs during the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive in the Western Cape. This number is less than the target of 80,000 the health department had set to achieve during the vooma vaccination drive. More than 300 public and private vaccine sites had been operating over the past three days across […]

It’s World Teachers Day, let’s CELEBRATE!

We celebrate teachers because today is World Teachers Day! We’d love to hear your favourite memories of your favourite teachers, those that left a profound impact on your life. We’d also like to hear from teachers, how are you doing & you can send a shout out to your colleagues! On World Teachers’ Day, the […]

The United Kingdom is reportedly planning to remove South Africa from its Covid-19 travel red list

The United Kingdom is reportedly planning to remove South Africa from its Covid-19 travel red list. The reports come few days after President Cyril Ramaphosa lobbied his counterpart, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to remove the country from the list. This means people in Britain are restricted from travelling to South Africa. Also travellers from Britain […]

Learn more about this NPO called OCAL Global who is currently changing lives

We spoke to Nicolene Mostert, who’s currently on the road as part of an NPO called OCAL Global’s annual campaign for change. This year’s mission is to raise awareness and funds to alleviate period poverty in South Africa in a sustainable way. We find out how they’re doing it and how you can easily get […]

World Heart Day

Among the rising tide of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), cardiovascular or heart disease is among the most common. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 27% of all the deaths attributed to NCDs were due to heart disease. In the 40-69 years age group, heart disease is responsible for 45% of deaths. This shows how important […]

My First Radio Play – Tauriq Ismail

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Track Name: One Life Artist: Tauriq Ismail

What do you do with your once or twice used baby seat?

Wheel Well, the non-profit organisation dedicated to road safety for children in South Africa, will be at the Supa Quick fitment centre in Constantia this coming weekend.’ Wheel Well founder Peggie Mars will be on hand to educate parents who had come to receive car seats on how to install them properly, as well as […]

My First Radio Play – Keegan-Quinn Abrahams

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town. We feature 21yr old Keegan-Quinn Abrahams. His a final year Medical Bioscience student at […]

Simple Swops for Meat Free Family Favourites with Fry’s

Make a simple swop for meat free family favourites with Fry’s. For meat-free Mondays and more – do you want your family to eat less meat a couple of times a week? Fry’s makes it easy with plant-based proteins that are easy swaps.  Enjoy convenient, delicious plant-based alternatives for the whole family. Fry’s is naturally […]

South African musician Jakkie Louw recently released a new single “When Africa Smiles

South African musician Jakkie Louw recently released a new single “When Africa Smiles” just in time to celebrate Heritage Day on a high note. This single has just been released as part of his brand new album, Die Jakkie Louw Band. “When Africa Smiles” was recorded with Sima Mashazi and Hiram Koopman in three languages […]

You can ride The Cape Town Cycle Tour, but only if you’re fully vaxxed

The 2021 Cape Town Cycle Tour will take place on 10 October. The safety of their participants is always a top priority during the hosting of the Cape Town Cycle Tour. In 2021, the event will have the additional challenge of Covid-19 protocols which are aimed at mitigating risks for all involved. All participants will […]

World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day – is rabies still a thing, you might ask? Well, currently there is an outbreak of rabies in Cape Town. We joined on the show by a veterinarian at Cape of Good Hope SPCA. Dr Stephan Spamer joins us on the show.

A Wynberg based feeding scheme has celebrated its millionth person fed through their organisation

A Wynberg based feeding scheme has celebrated its millionth person fed through their organisation. Over the weekend invisible hands cooked 105 one hundred litre pots of food and distributed it to people in need. Joining Aden on the line is Faiek Samodien who goes by the name of Admin, have a listen If you’re able […]

More than 1,500 voting stations had been operating across the province this past weekend.

The Electoral Commission says the registration weekend went well, with no major disruptions in the Western Cape. More than 1,500 voting stations had been operating across the province this past weekend. The Commission had recruited and trained more than 3 200 registration staff for the drive. The IEC says people can still register online today, […]

As the COVID-19 infections continue to drop, the provincial health department is re-instating non-essential services

As the COVID-19 infections continue to drop, the provincial health department is re-instating non-essential services. In July, the department de-escalated some services such surgeries, in order to accommodate covid patients admitted to hospital. During the peak of the third wave, the Cape had recorded nearly three-thousand cases per day. As of yesterday, there’re more than […]

This year, join Iziko Museums online and on site for the annual in_herit FESTIVAL 2021

Reflect on our shared cultural heritage; join Iziko Museums of South Africa and partners for the in_herit FESTIVAL 2021! This year, join Iziko Museums online and on site for the annual in_herit FESTIVAL 2021 – a dynamic cultural programme and Heritage Day celebration from 20 – 26 September! Working in close collaboration with the University […]

My First Radio Play – King Ft Ash & Marcelino

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Aden spoke to King Ft Ash & Marcelino who released a track called ‘Feels’. […]

A beautiful book written by a Mom and Son to help kids who have lost loved ones

When Alicia English lost her husband to Covid-19, she promised herself that his death would not be in vain. The family has poured their grief into a book, I Miss Daddy and Aden catches up with the family to shed some light on the book. The book costs R55 and to purchase a copy contact Alicia […]

Alistair Izobell chats to Aden about the upcoming search – Cape Town’s Got Talent Boy Band Edition

Cape Town’s Got Talent Boy Band Edition 2021 was created to give the Western Cape music industry an opportunity to grow through means of establishing a group of well talented male individuals who are able to sing and dance. Maverick Media SA and Heart FM are in search of the hottest new Boy Band! If […]

Aden finds out more about the Disabled Golf Tournament

Each year for the past 21 years the SA Disabled Golf Open has been the flagship event on the South African disabled golf calendar. Unfortunately the ongoing pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 edition and a restructure of this year’s event. Each event is a 36-hole event and will see Physically-Disabled and Deaf golfers […]

Have you ever been Catfished? Riah Terry was, have a listen to this

Riah Terry was chatting to a cute person about 10 yrs ago. She chatted to this guy who could’ve been the person of her dreams, for about 3 months.  His profile picture on his FB profile was HOT! We arranged a meet and low and behold when I arrived…..this OLD MAN, absolutely nothing like his […]

Hospitality Services Manager Saskia Marlowe, from SANPARKS chats about their hiking routes and activities

Last week Monday we spoke about the increase in people adopting hiking as part of their health and wellness regime. This largely due to lockdown restrictions. More cyclists, more runners and more hikers. Listeners shared their experiences and new found outdoor recreational activities and experienced hikers and park rangers weighed in on the conversation about […]

Teachers at risk of anxiety amidst pressure and disruption – Dr Aneshree Moodley

Teachers at risk of anxiety amidst pressure and disruption – Dr Aneshree Moodley, a member of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) – specialises in child and adolescent psychiatry, talks to #HeartBreakfast… Just over a month in after the last lockdown and extended school holidays towards end July, teachers are at risk of anxiety […]

Appreciating Physiotherapists Today!

A physical therapist is a trained and licensed medical professional with experience in diagnosing physical abnormalities, restoring physical function and mobility, maintaining physical function, and promoting physical activity and proper function. Whether or not you undergo surgery, an essential part of recovery from an accident is physical therapy. Fix defective movement patterns: Physical therapy will […]

Dr Saadiq Kariem – Chief of Operations and Leads of the Vaccination rollout campaign        

The Western Cape Department of Health has received numerous requests for certification of vaccination status, for travel purposes. Though we try to accommodate requests as far as possible, we appeal to the public to not apply for special vaccination verification as a matter of routine.  According to the current agreement nationally, the official vaccination card […]

My First Radio Play – Shameen Abrahams

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms. We’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town. Track Name: Never Split Artist: MBM Slurp – Shameen Abrahams

Expo’s and trade shows are now forced to go online

We received news about a hybrid trade expo between African countries and Indonesia. Representative for the expo, Nusaybah Brazzo, joins us on #HeartBreakfast to explain how they are planning to pull this off. Pre-pandemic, Cape Town was one of the most in demand destinations for conventions and trade show. The CTICC often being booked up […]

Some Cape Town health workers are refusing to return to clinics located in red zone areas, over ongoing attacks.

Some Cape Town health workers are refusing to return to clinics located in red zone areas, over ongoing attacks. The facilities are in Samora Machel, Browns Farm and Crossroads. Municipal union, Samwu confirmed that some clinics are temporarily closed, after the workers refused to return to work. Discussions are underway between the City and trade […]

Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer says her department is addressing the shortage of Mathematics and Physical Science teachers

Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer says her department is addressing the shortage of Mathematics and Physical Science teachers at some provincial schools. Schäfer says in April this year her department conducted a survey of schools across the Western Cape. At the time, the findings indicated that between Grade 10 to 12; 15 teachers were […]

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Many manufacturers have begun to use coconut oil in packaged products, and many people use it for cooking. Coconut oil contains over 80% saturated fat. Some experts have linked saturated fats with cardiovascular and other diseases. Here are some of the benefits of consuming coconut oil daily: Controls blood sugar levels Reduces stress levels Manages […]

Who is Clarence Ford? Aden tells all…

Quick Game – Who’s Clarence? We played you a selection of presenters on Heart FM and you had to tell us which one is Clarence.  

My First Radio Play – Gemma Fassie

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Track Name: Best Life Artist: Gemma Fassie

My First Radio Play – Shaundeon Afrika

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Goes by the name of King Smasher, an independent artist from Mitchells Plain, Cape […]

Today we celebrate National Dog Day

Dogs are not only man’s best friend; they are also his oldest one. Although historians agree that dogs were the first domesticated animal, there is debate on how long ago and where the friendship began. Based on DNA evidence, most researchers believe that the furry, warm-nosed companion beside you descended from a group of grey […]

Funding Available for Ventures Focused on Positive Parenting by South African Fathers

Head of Marketing and Communications at Innovation Edge, Nicole Biondi, talks to Heart Breakfast. Research shows that when a child has an active and positive father or father figure in their lives, they benefit in numerous ways. Better performance at school, the likelihood of stable employment and better mental health are all outcomes that are […]

Green Prawn Curry Recipe

Preparation time: 35 minutes Total cooking time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 500g prawns 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk 1 cup of water 1-3 tablespoons green curry paste lime leaves 100g of sugar snaps 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 teaspoons of grated lime rind 2 teaspoons of sugar 1 cup […]

The Western Cape Education Department failed in its duty to investigate complaints about financial irregularities at Rhodes High School

The Western Cape Education Department failed in its duty to investigate complaints about financial irregularities at Rhodes High School. That’s according to the report from the Public Service Commission. The P-S-C presented it to the standing committee on Education, on Tuesday. This stems from a complaint lodged against the Mowbray school in 2017. A retired […]

Western Cape residents can brace themselves for cold, wet and windy weather conditions from tomorrow

Western Cape residents can brace themselves for cold, wet and windy weather conditions from tomorrow. The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of a cold front that could lead to localised flooding. Residents are also warned of a significant drop in temperatures on Friday and Saturday. Spokesperson for department of Local Government, James-Brent […]

The Womandla Foundation will be hosting the second Women in STEAM Awards on 28 August

The Womandla Foundation will be hosting the second Women in STEAM Awards on 28 August 2021. Director of the NPO, the Womandla Foundation, Sam Gqomo, talks to #HeartBreakfast The Awards shines a light on the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and advocacy for STEM and recognises excellence among those who strive […]

My First Radio Play – Perfect 5th SA

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town. Band is called Perfect 5th SA – 5 young guys in a jazz band. […]

Belhar-born singer, Lana Crowster, needs 10% of your help to Make Her NYC Dream Come True.

Lana’s new song, Fake, is loaded on the system to play out after the interview. After having spent years working on a number of successful musical endeavours, including performing on the current season of Music Roulette on SABC 2, South African music sensation, Lana Crowster, needs your help to make her latest venture a reality. […]

There’s a fresh new locally produced musical in town, currently in production

There’s a fresh new locally produced musical in town, currently in production On Tuesday the 6 May earlier this year, we spoke to Imaan Anders, Creative Director of the Octaves Musical. The back story was that she’d been pitch this creative concept and show to so many broadcasters, all of which said no and one […]

Lesley Achilles talks to #HeartBreakfast

It started as a blog she kept the first 2 years after the sudden loss of her partner. His death was her first experience with loss. This book has every real and raw emotion, most of it written through tears and in her dark flat. Death is part of everyday life and we have become […]

Elana Meyer shares the significance of this status on #HeartBreakfast.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has officially been confirmed as an Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) candidate race – the first marathon in Africa to be nominated. Headline sponsor Sanlam is celebrating its eighth sponsorship year and is equally thrilled at the prospect of the event becoming a jewel in the AbbottWMM crown. Sydney Mbhele, […]

Grade 7 learners applying for high school, but not being accepted at any of them, now what?

We received a voicenote from a concerned parent whose son has applied to schools for next year, but with no success. We thought we’d start holding a series of conversations with various stakeholders to resolve the matter. On Monday morning we spoke to CEO of NAPTOSA, David Millar, former principal at Norman Henshilwood. This morning […]

My First Radio Play – Verge The Rapper

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Verge the Rapper: From Orphan to Recording Artist Sphesihle Mhlanga, who goes by the […]

September is around the corner and we all know what that means – whale watching!

Close to the very tip of Africa, just outside Cape Town, you will find the Cape Whale Coast –  a place that can easily be called ‘Heaven on Earth’.  The main towns of the area are Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai and at this time of the year it is particularly beautiful as the flowers […]

Stop spreading fake news about the vaccine says the Western Cape’s Health Officials

Those spreading silly rumours about COVID-19 vaccines, saying things like ‘it might alter DNA or contain tracking devices’, are being publicly irresponsible. That’s the message from the Western Cape’s Health officials, as they continue to dismantle and address vaccine hesitancy. Last week, experts said it was the work of rumour mills, religious leaders and even […]

Today marks the two year anniversary of the death of UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana

Today marks the two year anniversary of the death of UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana. The 19-year-old was murdered by Luyanda Botha in a Claremont post office. UCT has called on its alumni to support a campaign that fights against gender-based violence at tertiary institutions. A new Alumni in Action Programme has been launched to provide […]

Government’s repeated bans on the sale of alcohol are currently being challenged in the Western Cape High Court

Government’s repeated bans on the sale of alcohol are currently being challenged in the Western Cape High Court. Wine-body, Vinpro, brought the application in January, and began presenting arguments on Monday. The matter is sat down for another 3 days*, and it’s being heard by a full bench. Vinpro is contesting the approach followed by […]

Game Theory protects from COVID-19

Cape Winelands District Municipality launches a Covid-19 awareness game to help keep teachers and parents safe “Through the distribution of this first-of-its-kind Covid-19 awareness game, the Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) is teaching even the youngest of our citizens that they too have a huge role in preventing the spread of Covid-19. Through this boardgame, […]

Ryan chats to Wendy Rhodes about the Heideveld Youth Cycling club

Wendy Rhodes is one of the founders of the Heideveld Youth Cycling Club. An initiative that was started to get kids off the street and onto the bike. Wendy and her team started with 3 bikes and have seen some amazing growth over the years. On the 28th of August, they will undertake a cycle from […]

Today is National Radio Day!

National Radio Day Promote your favourite station We all have a favourite radio station. You know, that one that just knows when you need to hear a sad song? That shares your exact political views? That telepathically plays the song you were JUST thinking about? Celebrate your station by giving them a boost on social […]

Little cancer fighter Seth Fortune is recovering really quickly after being diagnosed

Little cancer fighter Seth Fortune is speeding to recovery after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2018. The brave Ruyterwacht boy yesterday proudly rang the “in remission bell” at Red Cross Children’s Hospital, three days after celebrating his eighth birthday. His mother Peyton Fortune, 23, says this comes as a huge relief to their […]

Ice-Cream, you scream, we all scream for ICE-CREAM

Kirsten’s Kick-Ass Ice Cream Our ice creams are churned on site in each of our locations 3 litres at a time with a whole lotta love, and the highest quality ingredients that Africa has to offer.  While the majority of our ice creams are made with milk, cream, and sugar, we do offer flavours that […]

A Polished Gentleman by Samantha Petersen

“Polished, never scuffed – it rests at the threshold of your open door Elegantly laced with just the slight showings of age, of struggle – of a well worn, appreciated life It rests As the shadows of a cold morning and the light of a summers day catches its polished leather Those shoes, your shoes […]

Today is National Couple’s Day

Celebrations give us a sense of recognition for even the smallest accomplishments and milestones. Being recognised allows us to feel good about ourselves and take pride in whatever we do in life because we know that someone who matters cares. It motivates us to do better in life knowing that we have someone to celebrate […]

Happy Thrift Shop Day!

Vintage items and antiques can be quirky, unique and beautiful. Chances are if you find something you love, it will be one of a kind. No more turning up to parties wearing the same Primark dress as all your friends! Used items usually come at a fraction of the price of the new version. Never […]

Matric 2021 – How to Survive and Thrive

Join SACAP’s free Matric Student Study Hack and Parents’ Guide to Matric Support Webinars Lean in? Stay away? It’s not easy knowing how best to support your child through the inevitable stresses of writing their matric exams.  It’s an experience that can be as challenging to parents as it is to students, and you might […]

Today is National Spoil your Dog Day!

We love dogs. Just about all of us do. Big dogs, small dogs, funny looking dogs, fluffy dogs, all of them are loveable dogs! If you were to ask a dog owner why they love their dogs so much, they’d probably tell you that they have a close and enduring bond with their dogs, they […]

Local pop sensation Matthew Mole took home the coveted Record Of The Year Award

Local pop sensation Matthew Mole took home the coveted Record Of The Year award at this year’s South African Music Awards for his smash hit ‘Keep It Together’. The song, which appeared on his latest studio album ‘Ghost’, was a fan-favourite off the album and quickly became a massive radio hit. The category is the […]

Ryan spoke to West Coast National Park Manager Pierre Nel

This year’s flowers should be on display between the middle of August and the middle of September. The rains have been good, so 2021 is on track to be a dazzling year. It’s a great activity for families and friends alike to get out there and see our beautiful country. And if you have allergies please […]

The Western Cape’s health system is under strain – but it is coping

The Western Cape’s health system is under strain – but it is coping. The province is now officially the epicentre for the nation’s third wave of Covid-19 infections. As of Monday, the Province has been recording the majority of new cases. And it also has the country’s highest active case number – currently over 38,000. […]

Rival taxi associations, Codeta and Cata, have apologised for the conflict between them

Rival taxi associations, Codeta and Cata, have apologised to residents for the bloodshed caused by their conflict with one another. On Monday, the associations signed an agreement, which sees the services on almost all routes and ranks resume. The B97 route between Mbekweni and Bellville will, however, remain closed. This specific route is at the […]

South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women’s 200m breaststroke

South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women’s 200m breaststroke this morning in a world record time of 2:18.95. She won South Africa’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Games. Tatjana was incredible as she managed to finish 0.97 seconds ahead of American Lilly King. The 24-year-old has marked the second African gold medal, a […]

Bridget McNulty, a Cape Town based author of The Grief Handbook: A guide through the worst days of your life

The Grief Handbook will take you by the hand and offer empathy and compassion, helping you through what can feel like the worst days of your life. Bridget McNulty lost her mum suddenly. She couldn’t find the support that she needed in the rawness of her immediate grief, and the loneliness felt profoundly shocking. The […]

Aden chats to the Associate Director of MANCOSA, Nuhraan Sambo

MANCOSA endeavour to respond to the changing education demands of both public and private sectors in dynamic economies through the provision of innovative education. Accredited and Registered higher education provider with experience in the development and delivery of management and other programmes. Their programmes and short learning programmes are affordably priced and highly accessible in […]

Dr Rapiti joins us on the show to chat about the drug – Ivermectin

We were advised to get Dr Rapiti on the show to share his medical views and opinions about Ivermectin, many Doctors have warned people to not use this drug as it doesnt protect you from contracting Covid-19. Dr Rapiti, with much research believes that it does have a great percentage of protection against Covid-19. Dr […]

Since re-opening on the 26th, education department has received reports of burglary in schools

Schools across the Western Cape are still busy assessing the damages endured during the recent holiday period. Since re-opening on Monday the 26th of July, the education department has received a number of reports of burglary and vandalism at schools. Vacations often see criminals target schools – and this has increasingly seen them making use […]

Western Cape health authorities are confident that the province can reach herd immunity by end of the year

Western Cape health authorities are confident that the province can reach herd immunity by end of the year. However, this will depend on the continuous supply of vaccines to the country over the next few months. More than 3.5 million people in the province should be fully vaccinated in order for the province to reach […]

Government’s R350 a month relief grant has been extended and expanded.

Government’s R350 a month relief grant has been extended, and expanded. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the Social Relief of Distress Grant will continue to be paid until the end of March 2022. It was part of a raft of economic measures to cushion the effects of the on-going COVID-19 business restrictions, and the […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved the country to Alert Level 3

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country has moved to Alert Level 3 of the lockdown restrictions as of today. Ramaphosa also announced last night that a wide range of restrictions have been eased. On the back of a 20% drop in new Covid-19 infections, gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed […]

UCT launches an online high school, the first in SA

UCT launched an online high school, and became the first University on the African continent to extend its expertise to the secondary schooling market with a free online curriculum option available to all, in partnership with the Valenture Institute, an education technology company that has developed its own proprietary online model. “The UCT online high […]

There’s a warning for residents across the Western Cape about dangerous weather conditions

There’s a warning for residents across the Western Cape about potentially dangerous weather conditions setting in from today. The South African Weather Services issued several warnings, from localised flooding to strong sea and winds of up to 65km/hour. The stormy conditions will kick in as a cold front starts making landfall this morning. Together with […]

Premier Alan Winde will host a briefing on the state of safety today

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde will host a briefing on the state of safety in the Cape on Tuesday. He’s set to be joined by Transport MEC, Daylin Mitchell, Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz and the province’s police commissioner,  Thembisile Patekile. They’re set to unpack the recent wave of deadly gun violence engulfing both the […]

Have you tried the Spicy Pickled Garlic recipe thats gone viral?

It went viral on TikTok and since then everyone around the world, including SA have been trying out the spicy pickled garlic recipe and have only had great things to say about it. It makes for such a great snack and we’re totally addicted to it. Don’t worry, you’re mouth wont smell like garlic, coz […]

More than 80 people have been killed in the taxi related murders since the start of the year

Western Cape Transport MEC, Daylin Mitchell says talks to curb the ongoing killings in the taxi industry in the Western Cape, are still underway. Over the weekend, independent mediator facilitated the engagement between rival taxi associations, Cata and Codeta. No agreement has been reached at this stage. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Mitchell, were part […]

Western Cape Department of Health hopes to administer around 150,000 vaccines this week

The Western Cape Department of health hopes to administer around 150,000 vaccine doses this week. Government has ramped up the rollout over the past weeks. Last week, the health department has vaccinated nearly 150,000 people. This brings the number of vaccines administered in the province to more than 700,000. The department says more than 200 […]

Aden chats to Ceres Tourism about the safety of the snow fall in the Western Cape

Chair Ceres Tourism and owner of Ceres Zipline Adventures, Angelique le Roux, joins us on the show… ceres-snow-survival-guide-july-2021

Ryan caught up with Kim Engelbrecht ahead of the M-Net crime drama, REYKA

M-Net has announced that production for the new local series, Reyka has begun. The eight-part crime drama stars Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen. This past week, Reyka had its official worldwide premiere at Monaco’s prestigious 60th annual Monte-Carlo Television Festival. This is the first South African television series to have ever opened at the festival; a […]

Aden pays tribute to our dear Jenny Morris’s husband, David Morris who passed away from Covid related issues

Our prayers go out to our dear Jenny Morris and her family and friends. We are so saddened by the loss of her beloved husband and friend of the station, David Morris. We are here for you Jenny, may you be surrounded by love and strength during this difficult time. The family have asked for […]

Shark Awareness Week

Sharks are one of the oldest species on the planet, with fossil records showing they were cruising our oceans at least 420 million years ago. Modern-day sharks have been around for about 100 million years – even that’s back when the dinosaurs existed! Sharks are not only top predators of the oceans, but also amazing […]

Lieutenant Thembisile Patekile, says they have enough resources to respond to possible unrest in the province

Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile, says they have enough resources to respond to possible unrest in the province. On Tuesday, Patekile and Premier Alan Winde, outlined the state of readiness of the province, amid fears that looting and riots could spread to the Cape. The police, together with Metro Police and Law Enforcement […]

For the love of Toffee Apples

Ingredients: 12 apples small 4 cups sugar 1 tsp white vinegar 1 cup water 1/3 cup corn syrup 1 tsp red food colouring Method: Line an oven tray with greased baking paper. Stick wooden skewers into apples at stalk end about halfway through Rinse apples under cold running water and stand on wire rack to […]

She’s back with her new single. “I think I’m in love”- Amy Jones

She’s no stranger to Heart FM, but it’s the first time we get to chat to her on the O’Connor Drive. Let’s welcome singer Amy Jones to the show this afternoon! She’s back with her new single. “I think I’m in love” and we get to play it on the show for the first time […]

On Monday, Vangate Mall in Athlone closed its doors following threats of violence

The City of Cape Town says Law Enforcement Agencies are preparing for possible protests in the Metro. Authorities have confirmed that they’ve been inundated with threats. On Monday, Vangate Mall in Athlone closed its doors following threats of violence. The City says it is working with the police to address these threats. Some parts of […]

The widespread public violence in K-Z-N and Gauteng is putting the health system in danger.

The widespread public violence in K-Z-N and Gauteng is putting the health system in danger. In his address to the nation last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa focussed on the impact it’s having on the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. But there’ve also been reports that drivers transporting oxygen refuse to be on the roads in these provinces […]

My First Radio Play

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town…

Capetonians must brace themselves for heavy rainfall from 12h00 today

Capetonians must brace themselves for another cold and wet weather today. Residents can expect disruptive rainfall between 12h00 and 23h00. The City’s disaster risk management spokesperson,  Charlotte Powell said, “While the front is forecast to be considerably shorter in duration than the multiple days of inclement weather experienced last week, heavy rainfall over short periods […]

Health authorities in Cape Town are appealing to eligible residents to register for the Covid-19 vaccine

Health authorities in Cape Town are appealing to eligible residents to register for the Covid-19 vaccine, as infections across the City continue to rise. Currently there’re more than 14,400 active cases in the Metro. This is an increase of more than 40% of new infections compared to last week. The City says the highly transmissible […]

Igniting your toddler’s super senses this holiday

South Africa has a long winter school holiday over July, when the harshest, cold weather is usually at its peak.  With SA’s third wave of the pandemic on the rise and more lockdown restrictions, families are mostly planning to batten down the hatches at home.  That’s going to be a particular challenge for parents of […]

Oh boy do we love a good old Mac & Cheese Day!

How could anything possibly compete with a bowl of hot noodles drenched in cheese sauce? Even the worst bowl of mac ‘n cheese is almost always delicious. You cannot really go wrong with mac ‘n cheese because the ingredients are simple. It gives us a sense of happiness, delicious! The soft texture and carb-rich goodness […]

How to celebrate ‘Tell the Truth Day’ 

How to celebrate tell the truth day  Tell the truth the whole day Make it your goal for the day. Try and identify the moments when you would usually resort to lying and make an effort to tell the truth. Talk to children about the importance of honesty This is a great day to explain […]

The Western Cape’s vaccination capacity has been significantly boosted with the opening of the CTICC’s Centre of Hope. 

The Western Cape’s vaccination capacity has been significantly boosted with the opening of the CTICC’s Centre of Hope. Provincial health authorities say walk-ins will be allowed at the mass vaccination centre. But, warn that people with appointments will be prioritised. At full operational capacity, the centre will vaccinate 4 000 people per day. Head of […]

Dam levels have increased significantly

Several Western Cape dams have seen significant increases in levels over the past week. Thanks to the recent storms which hit the province, dam levels are currently standing at an average of 67.8%. That’s a huge increase of 12.8% points from the previous week. Meanwhile, the dams supplying the City of Cape Town with drinking […]

My First Radio Play with #HeartBreakfast

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms, then we’re looking for YOU! Heart FM are looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town. Make sure to stay tuned to Aden Thomas on Heart Breakfast […]

Golden Arrow has officially launched the first active electric bus in South Africa

Golden Arrow has officially launched the first active electric bus in South Africa at its depot, in Montana, on Monday. The event was attended by Western Cape Transport MEC, Daylin Mitchell. The bus company’s remarkable renewable energy journey started in 2017, with a pilot project. The test of the two buses was conducted in 2020. […]

Western Cape residents aged 50 to 59 will start getting their COVID-19 vaccinations today

Western Cape residents aged 50 to 59 will start getting their COVID-19 vaccinations today. The registration for the age group started last week Wednesday the 30th of June and some appointments were confirmed two days later. Authorities say they expected to administer around 100,000 doses by the end of this week. And a total of […]

The provision of humanitarian relief to assist people affected by the recent storm is continuing in the Western Cape.

The provision of humanitarian relief to assist people affected by the recent storm is continuing in the Western Cape. The cold front in the Cape has wreaked havoc especially in informal settlements. Gift of the Givers continue to assist those affected by the recent extreme weather conditions. The N-G-O has distributed hot meals, blankets, masks, […]

Ryan chats to the owner of Vixi’ Social House about the impact on his restaurant due to the lockdown

Vixi’ social house is a household name in the CBD, a restaurant which has seen great success in the past few years, but one that is also bearing the brunt of hard lockdown measures.  Joining us on the line is Andrew Valk to chat about the impact that lockdown has had, even on highly successful […]

Aden chats to Jenny who is currently recovering from Covid in hospital

Normally on a Thursday morning, our designated Chef Jenny Morris would cook up a storm for her Breakfast boys, but this time Jenny and her husband David are fighting Covid-19 in hospital. Aden calls Jenny to find out how she is and about the experience so far in hospital. Have a listen to the interview […]

Sarawat Ajam, a 62-year-old grandfather spent 106 days in ICU due to Covid

Sarawat Ajam, a 62-year-old grandfather from Mitchells Plain, spent 106 days in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Groote Schuur Hospital due to Covid-19. Sarawat missed key moments in his family’s lives due to his coma but has pulled through after an arduous ordeal and he joins us live on the O Connor Drive to […]

Fish and Tomato Smoortjie

Quick and easy economical dish that can be served with rice, veg or on a sandwich! Follow the recipe here: Ingredients: 1 large onion, sliced Sunflower oil 5 cloves of garlic 2 tomatoes, skin off and sliced salt to taste 1 red chilli 3 potatoes cut in quarters 5ml of sugar 2 cans of tuna […]

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape has jumped to 18 518

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape has jumped to 18 518 on Wednesday. This is an increase of 910 cases from the previous day. There are more than 1 700 patients in hospital with 417 being treated in ICU. Premier Alan Winde says sadly 25 more people have succumbed to covid-related […]

Registration is now open for everybody 50 years and older

The South African Government are moving down the age groups as quickly as they can. Registration is now open to everybody 50 years and older. Click on the link below and register today https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/

Capetonians planning to apply to host events will have to wait until the 11th of July

Capetonians planning to apply to host events will have to wait until the 11th of July 2021. This as the City of Cape Town’s Events Permit Office will not be considering or issuing any event permit applications until then. The decision is in line with lockdown level 4 regulations, which prohibit all social gatherings for […]

Winemakers are attempting to strong-arm government into allowing them to continue producing

Winemakers are attempting to strong-arm government into allowing them to continue producing. VinPro – which represents close to 2 600 South African wine producers, on Tuesday filed an urgent interdict application in the Western Cape High Court. The group says government’s strategy to ban alcohol nationally is unnecessary and unjustified. It wants the court to […]

We speak to Vicki Davids, owner of Second Bite Caterers about coping during level 4

A new adjusted level 4 lockdown will be implemented for a period of 14 days. All gatherings are prohibited including social, political, and religious. Beaches and parks will remain open, but no gatherings will be permitted. For restaurants and bars, the level 4 restrictions will include: A ban of alcohol (both on and off-consumption) A […]

Ryan chats to Wendy Alberts, CEO of RASA about the impact of lockdown on restaurants

The restaurant association of South Africa is lobbying to allow restaurants to open and individuals within the trade to continue to make a living. Statistics SA regarding insolvencies and liquidations in the accommodation, food and beverage sector indicated how financially damaged the sector was. The total number of liquidations increased by 55.3% in the first […]

Recovering from COVID-19 – Nutrition tips from the experts

COVID-19 has impacted infected people in different ways.  Some have been asymptomatic; many have had mild cases; some have had to be hospitalised but didn’t need ventilation and others have endured long stays in ICU.  There are those who have recovered quickly, but a number of people are suffering from ‘long-COVID’ and experience symptoms that […]

The court has sentenced Jacob Zuma to 15 months imprisonment

The Constitutional Court has in a majority decision found former president Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court. The state capture commission asked the court for the decision after Zuma ignored a court order for him to appear before the commission. Justice Sisi Khampepe handed down judgement this morning, saying that never before has the […]

Motorists are urged to practice caution on the roads as the wet weather continues

Motorists are urged to practice caution on the roads as the wet weather is expected to wreak havoc in Cape Town. Conditions remain wet and cold with continued risk of localised flooding in low-lying areas. The cold and wet weather is predicted to continue throughout the week with two further cold fronts expected on Thursday […]

Teacher unions have welcomed the decision to close both public and private schools

Teacher unions have welcomed the decision to close both public and private schools, amid the Covid-19 third wave. The schools will shut down tomorrow and are scheduled to re-open on the 19th of July. Learners were scheduled to be on the winter-break between the 9th and 26th of July. But, because of the rapid spread […]

The beer industry is threatening to go to court to challenge the Government’s decision

The beer industry is threatening to go to court to challenge government’s decision to ban the sale of alcohol. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the prohibition on the sale of alcohol for a period of 14 days from yesterday. He says these restrictions will help protect the health system as the number of COVID-19 infections continue […]

A major winter storm made landfall in the province last night & is expected to continue throughout the day

Western Cape and Cape Town disaster centres are on standby, to deal with any storm related incidents. A major winter storm made landfall in the province last night and is expected to continue throughout the day. The heavy rain, especially in the metro is expected to lead to localised flooding especially in informal settlements, roads […]

Parents & teachers are scrambling to accommodate the order to shut down all schools by Friday

Parents and school teachers alike are scrambling to accommodate the order to shut down all schools by Friday. During his address to the nation last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa set a deadline of the end of this week for schools to shut their doors. Coming so soon after the Education Department went to some lengths […]

South Africa is back on lockdown level 4

South Africa is back on lockdown level 4. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement in an address to the nation on Sunday evening. The raised Covid-19 Alert Level brings back a wide range of significant restrictions. Public gatherings are now banned, the curfew starts at nine P-M, and there’s a complete prohibition on alcohol sales. […]

Provincial health authorities say Covid-19 clusters are increasing

Provincial health authorities say Covid-19 clusters are increasing and moving into impoverished communities. For the past months the outbreaks have been identified in affluent suburbs. The health department says the clusters are reported at workplaces, schools and old age homes. The Western Cape continues to see an increase in the number of new infections. Currently […]

How to make the most out of working from home

Have a Routine It doesn’t really matter what it is as long as you stick to it. Routines make us more productive and reduce anxieties about never leaving work. Maintain Relationships With Your Co-workers We may have never felt so remote in our lives, but that’s no excuse for allowing those work relationships to go […]

How to make the best tasting SLANGETJIES

Ever tried making your own Slangetjies? We know it’s easy enough to buy them at the spice shop, but we’re always up for a cooking challenge! Here’s a quick and easy recipe to try, let us know how it turns out! Ingredients: 350ml pea flour (yellow pea) 125ml cake flour 10ml salt 5ml jeera powder […]

Celebrating Women who are Engineers and dominating

Today is Women in Engineering Day today! The day is about raising awareness to profile women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in the industry. However women within these fields which have so often been dominated by men face a difficult hurdle. According to a new study published in […]

Weather report for the next few days in the Cape

WARNINGS: Yellow Level 2 warning for Waves leading to possible coastal infrastructure damage between Cape Columbine and Cape Agulhas from Tuesday afternoon spreading to Alexander Bay and Plettenberg Bay on Wednesday, subsiding on Thursday. Cape metro and flats – rain showers for most of the day, becoming cloudy by this evening. Min of 14 and […]

Premier Alan Winde is committed to working with the private sector to ensure the vaccine rollout is accessible to everyone

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says his government is committed to working with the private sector, to ensure that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is accessible to everyone. Winde attended the launch of a private site at Old Mutual Park, in Pinelands earlier this week. Old Mutual has partnered with Netcare to establish the site. Currently […]

Western Cape health authorities have confirmed that hospital visitations are not allowed anymore

Western Cape health authorities have confirmed that hospital visitations are not allowed anymore at their public facilities. This is due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 infections in province. Currently there’re 12,695 active cases in the province. In April while the country was on Alert level 1, the provincial government allowed people to […]

Butter Chicken Recipe for a cold Winter’s day in Cape Town

Ingredients: The Curry: 2 tablespoons butter or cooking oil 2 onions, roughly chopped 3 tablespoons chopped ginger 6 garlic cloves, crushed 1 can of crushed or diced tomatoes Chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 cup water ¼ cup whipping cream, plain yogurt, or coconut milk 2 tablespoons almond butter 2–4 tablespoons brown […]

WCED Communications Director, Bronagh Hammond joins Aden on the show

Vaccine roll out for educators and support staff are on the way, WCED Communications Director, Bronagh Hammond joins us on the show, to talk about the roll-out plan… Have a listen to the interview between Aden Thomas and Bronagh Hammond here…

Today is World Onion Ring Day

Foods that are apparently easy to make, but also easy to mess up, like Onion Rings! Today is World Onion Ring Day – but is it worth all the effort to make it from scratch? Do you have a simple recipe and method? Or is it just better going to Spur? Have a listen to […]

Teachers in the Western Cape are urged to be at school in order to prepare for the Covid-19 vaccination program

Teachers and school staff in the Western Cape are urged to be at school in order to prepare for the Covid-19 vaccination programme starting on Friday. All educators and non-teaching staff at public and independent schools, as well as all district and Head Office staff are expected to get their first jab of the Johnson […]

Young Cape Town entrepreneur’s bold vision for business

A troublesome horse called Emma was the catalyst which turned a high school pupil from Cape Town into an entrepreneur who started three successful businesses by her 22nd birthday.  One of these businesses has changed the way race and show jumping horses around the world are treated and maintained. The second is well on its […]

16 Days for Youth – Cupcakes for Hope

Cupcakes of HOPE is a Non-Profit Company (NPC 2012/103028/08) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO930053726), and our aim is to raise awareness and funds for families in need of medical assistance, we do this through our love of baking cupcakes… We have several events during the year but our main event is hosting South Africa’s […]

16 Days for Youth – NSRI

Sea Rescue is a charity staffed by volunteers who are on call, day and night throughout the year.  We have rescue bases along the coast and on inland dams. Our goal is to prevent drowning through education, through preventative measures and through rescue.  Year after year we update and improve on our skills and techniques […]

What to do for Dad this Father’s Day

Despite lockdown restrictions, you may not be able to celebrate Fathers Day like you hoped. Here are a few ideas you can do with him at home. A virtual party You may not be able to see your dad or father figure this Father’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a party. With […]

Sakhikamva Foundation launches 4iR Stream Laboratory to build 4iR skills

One of the most pressing concerns about our fast-changing, tech-driven world is whether our slow-moving education system can effectively equip our children with the skills they need to thrive as adults.  As South Africa’s Department of Basic Education is in the pilot phase of rolling out the country’s first coding and robotics curriculum, millions of […]

16 Days for Youth – Belhar Youth Development Forum

Aunty Cathy, started the Belhar Youth Development Forum to provide life skills to the youngsters in Extension 13, Belhar. The organisation assists these little ones with homework, reading, arts crafts and other social activities to not only keep them away from the social ills, but for some it is also a safe haven too. The […]

My First Radio Play – Jemaine Julies

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… Jemaine Julies, a local artist living in Stanford, Overberg has been singing for a […]

The Western Cape Government has revised its target number of Covid-19 vaccines

The Western Cape Government has revised its target number of Covid-19 vaccines administered every week. This is due to the current vaccine short fall. The province receives Pfizer doses from the national government every week. This target was lowered from 120 000 to 70,000 doses. Last week Thursday, the 10th of June the province received […]

16 Days for Youth – Little Brinks

Little Brinks started when Danny and Kath were asked to come to Elsies River and have their foster daughter meet her biological mother for the first time. While waiting for the social they saw grannies, babies and children waiting for social workers to give them food and clothing parcels as they had taken in more […]

16 Days for Youth – Falcons Ladies Football Club

The Falcons Ladies Football Club is a registered NPO-251-886 and located in Stellenbosch. It started as a high school girls’ soccer team in 2016, but a mutual decision was made to involve the community of Stellenbosch and its surroundings. In 2019 the club made history as the first, South African female soccer team to play […]

16 Days for Youth – Solomons Haven

Solomons Haven (a Non Profit Organisation) in Mitchells Plain cares for physically and sexually abused children that have been placed in their care by the Department of Social Services. The Haven also feeds the community as well. At present there are 18 children under their care, and Solomon’s Haven was founded by Alec and Maria […]

WC health authorities recommend tighter restrictions, as the province enters third wave

Western Cape health authorities have recommended tighter restrictions, as the province is entering a Covid-19 third wave. However, the province can’t implement them until approved by national government. The restrictions include 50 people attending funeral for a maximum of two hours, And gatherings are limited to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors. But, the restrictions […]

The Western Cape is now officially entering a Covid-19 third wave of infections

The Western Cape is now officially entering a Covid-19 third wave of infections. This was confirmed by Premier Alan Winde during his weekly digital media briefing on Thursday. The number of cases, hospital admissions, and deaths have all increased over the past week. Around 430 new cases and 52 new admissions are reported per day […]

The Cape Town International Convention Centre is going to be turned into a mass vaccination site

The Cape Town International Convention Centre is going to be turned into a mass vaccination site. Formal contracts are expected to be signed soon, and it should be up and running in the next three to four weeks. The CTICC is intended to be the first of at least three major vaccination centres in Cape […]

16 Days for Youth – Aletta Frans

Aletta the former Grassy Park High School teacher retired in 2015 and then started offering reading classes to children she found on the streets, hoping they would learn life skills. She also runs a library and soup kitchen from her home which are open to adults and children. She has committed herself to her community. […]

Are 21st keys still a thing?

What is the significance of the big, the massive, the HUGE 21st birthday? Most people still feel that there is still some special, sparkly significance behind this age in particular. South African’s still love to have 21st keys made and handed over at big 21st birthday parties! Parents love this feeling of handing over the […]

How to make the best Roti

Ingredients: 100ml self raising flour 750ml cake flour 250ml cold water 5ml salt 45ml sunflower oil 100ml butter 100ml flour 50ml melted butter mixed with 50ml sunflower oil Method: Combine flour, self raising flour, and salt in a bowl Add oil rubbing it into flour to form a crumbly texture Add water and mix Knead […]

Where there is a will there is a way, even on a bus!

[Featured Image: The Daily Voice] A Mitchells Plain musician has taken to busking on the bus to make a living. We spotted this story in the Daily Voice and our friend VAV recommended we into this determined musician. Vezz, a 26-year-old father of one from Tafelsig, says like everyone else he has been hit hard […]

Stage 3 load shedding is set to last until 22h00 today

Eskom has implemented Stage 3 loadshedding from 08h00 on Thursday. South Africans have been kept on their toes, with the power utility first announcing Stage 2 rolling blackouts on Wednesday morning, then ramping it up to Stage 4 just a few hours later. Eskom now says that despite bringing some generation units back online, more […]

16 Days for Youth – Community Cohesion

Their Story Community Cohesion was a small idea in 2012.  At the time I was volunteering at the Hout Bay SAPS in the Victim Support Centre.  Here, we provided, and still do provide, crisis containment for victims of violence and crime.  At that time, I was working in television as a documentary producer and this […]

How to address favouritism in the workplace? 

Have you ever found cases of favouritism in the workplace? This occurs when one staff member receives special treatment while everyone else is cast aside. Have you found that one staff member gets praised excessively or that person is always the go-to for great parts of a project?  The fact is we are no strangers […]

To date, over 20 500 people have been vaccinated across old age homes in the province

The department of Social Development in the Western Cape says the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out programme continues to make steady progress at old age homes in the province. To date, just over 20 500 people have been vaccinated across old age homes in the province as part of Phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out plan. […]

16 Days for Youth – Survivor Haven Foundation

The Survivor Haven Foundation focusses on youth development and Gender Based Violence. Janine Passenz who is the director of the organisation helps and supports rape victims by providing them with free counselling and their family members too. She also focusses alot on outreach programs within various schools, where she educates on self development and up-skilling. […]

World Ocean Day

[Featured Image: fodors.com] World Oceans Day is observed every year on 8 June to create awareness among human beings of the benefits it has enjoyed from the ocean so far. The day highlights the need and necessity to protect oceans from further deterioration. As the ocean is home to most of the earth’s biodiversity, we […]

Today, let’s dedicate it to our Best Friends

Traditions for this day vary. No two (or more) best friends have the same traditions; it is unique to everyone. The shenanigans that best friends get up to are enjoyed and shared only between them, which include memorable adventures, fun gatherings, and even inside jokes. These traditions are relived on National Best Friends Day. There […]

Eskom says the struggles it’s facing are far from over

Eskom says the struggles it’s facing are far from over, and might have to bring on rolling black outs throughout this week again. The embattled power utility forced the nation into Stage 1 power cuts on Monday night. Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha admits they’ve lost the ability to produce close to 17 000 megawatts of electricity. […]

16 Days for Youth – Little Saints Daycare

Little Saints Daycare in Paarl was nominated for the incredible work they do within the community. They assist in the development of children and provide a safe place for kids to learn education and skills. Many of these parents of the kids do not have enough funds to send them to proper schools to learn, […]

16 Days for Youth – One Nation ZA

One Nation ZA an NPO started in February 2020 on the principle “let everything you do be done in love.” The organisation is situated in Drakenstein (and covers Paarl, Wellington Simondium, Hermon, Gouda and Saron). The organisations endeavour is to facilitate change through assistance with skills development, personal growth and referring families to various institutions […]

Young Delft learner gets hero’s recognition for his enterprising recycling business

7 June 2021: Pick n Pay School Club has awarded Grade 2 learner, 8-year-old Codie Koopman from Eindhoven Primary School in Delft, with an Environmental Hero Award for his enterprising recycling business, which supports his family and “employs” 10 other local youngsters. Andre Nel, head of sustainability at Pick n Pay, says the company was […]

16 Days for Youth – Morgenster United Football Club

Morgenster United Football Club was created to get kids off the streets and participating in sports activities to help them mentally. Its been an amazing journey being able to help these kids through the many challenges they face, and to be able to skill them with something that they love playing – soccer. The Soweto […]

Western Cape Government is worried by the continuous increase iof active Covid-19 cases.

The Western Cape Government is worried by the continuous increase in the number of active Covid-19 cases. Over the past two weeks, new infections have risen by more than 30%. In fact over the past 24 hours, the active cases increased by 331. As of Sunday, there were 5,060 active cases in the Western Cape. […]

The number of Covid-19 vaccine sites which will be used this week in the Western Cape, has increased to 154

The number of Covid-19 vaccine sites which will be used this week in the Western Cape, has increased to 154. This forms part of the provincial government’s plan to open additional sites every week, as the number of shots given daily increases. Last week, the health department exceeded its target number of 60,000 vaccines administered […]

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille has tested positive for Covid-19.

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille has tested positive for Covid-19. The former Cape Town Mayor, made the announcement on Sunday morning. De Lille says she took a test on Friday the 4th of June, after showing some symptoms. De Lille spokesperson Zara Nicholson, says the Minister is in self-quarantine. She has also […]

16 Days for Youth – Hope House

Hope House has been offering hope and care to hurting people since 2004. They offer counselling, addictions support and training to the people of Cape Town, South Africa. Hope House is a Christian organisation that is passionate about welcoming people of all races, religions and cultures to seek care and counselling with them. Hope House […]

Happy Doughnut Day!

Ingredients: 4 cups all purpose flour (500g or ½ kg) 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast (1 oz sachet) 12 oz evaporated milk (354ml or 1 ½ cups) 3 tablespoons butter – melted 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt (not heaped) 1 egg Oil for frying Corn oil, canola oil or vegetable oil will […]

16 Days for Youth – Woodside Special Care Centre

Woodside Special Care Centre is a residential home caring for 80 profoundly intellectually and physically disabled residents and is situated in Rondebosch East, Cape Town, South Africa. Since its inception in 1976 Woodside has worked diligently towards building a home of safety and security for its residents, all of whom require specialised care and who […]

A recipe for MeatLoaf – #FoodingAroundwithJennyMorris

Ingredients: 1kg beef mince 1 med onion finely chopped 2 eggs 3 cloves crushed garlic 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 Tablespoons tomato sauce 3 Tablespoons chopped parsley 3/4 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup natural yoghurt 1 teaspoon salt or to your taste 2 teaspoons oregano 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon […]

Singer and songwriter Gabrielle wrote a song about being a victim of bullying

A victim of bullying herself, Gabrielle has been bullied since she was in Grade 4. She explains, “I have been verbally bullied by children calling me “ugly” and saying things like I’m talentless. I have been cyber bullied through WhatsApp and have been invited into groups only to be sworn at and called names.” Bullying […]

Marc Lottering collaborates with Vicky Samson for another HIT!

Marc Lottering the song writer first gifted Salome, a complicated song and now he has teamed up with Vicky Samson! Have a listen to the interview here:-

Parents whose children have been offered places in schools for 2022 must urgently respond.

Parents whose children have been offered places in schools for 2022 must urgently respond. And those who haven’t, just need to be a little patient. That’s the message from the Western Cape’s education department, following concerns about when learners will be placed in a school. This year saw thousands of learners left without seats for […]

WCBS encourages donating blood and keeping the world beating this National Blood Donor Month

During June, the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) celebrates National Blood Donor Month, with 14 June being World Blood Donor Day.  During this month, WCBS endeavours to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products and the importance of blood donation. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) theme is “Give blood […]

Dolly Parton revealed her bizarre quirk

Dolly Parton has revealed that she sleeps in her makeup just in case there’s an earthquake or storm in the middle of the night that forces her to leave her home. The 75-year-old country legend also spoke about her exercise regime, and said she does “rejoicing exercises” every morning to keep herself both physically and […]

Day 2 of 16 Days for Youth – Anneeda’s Endo Outreach Project NGO. 

This morning with Suga, we spoke to Anneeda Pekeur from the Anneeda’s Endo Outreach Project NGO. This NGO in particular focusses on personal and female hygiene famine product distribution, hunger relief and also baby care. These remarkable people are doing incredible work within their community. Anneeda explained to Suga that the NGO has run out […]

What do they say about people born in June?

People born in the month of June have a dynamic personality. Their personality makes them quite popular among the people around them. They are quite talented in several things such as they can be good in academics as well as in sports, singing and dancing. People often want to be their friends and learn from […]

My First Radio Play – D Dorian

If you’re a bedroom artist or making music on the side, recording, possibly even publishing it online on the digital platforms…we’re looking for you and we’re looking to give you the radio platform to share your original music with Cape Town… ARTIST: From the group D Dorian – leader: Hilton Appel SONG: Lonely Nights

Kids who are making serious money in the gaming world speaks to Aden

We heard from two siblings, in fact they twins, who are making money making emotes in the gaming world. If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, have a listen to the interview below. Are your kids or do you know of kids who are making money through some entrepreneurial venture? 

World Milk Day reminds us why milk is great for the whole family

Whether you’re an adult, a teen or a young child, milk is an affordable whole food that is good for everyone.  Milk offers your family a unique combination of nutrients to keep your loved ones healthy and strong.  1 June is the celebration of World Milk Day, and it highlights that dairy offers multiple benefits […]

Gasman Craig Tungcheun chats to Aden with expert advice on gas heaters and safety

With the temperatures dropping and the gas heaters being hauled out, how many of you actually service your gas heaters? Did you know you should? A gasman, whose family has  been in the gas business for decades (since 1989) joins us on the show… Craig Tungcheun joins us with expert advice and a check list […]

Day 1 of 16 Days for Youth – Rockabye BabyHouse

The Soweto Uprising, also known as 16 June, where a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. To the brave youth that took part, some losing their lives, an annual Youth Day was set to commemorate their sacrifices. June is often referred […]

Dam levels in the Western Cape are sitting at 54% capacity

Dam levels in the Western Cape are sitting at 54% capacity, while those providing Cape Town with drinking water are at just over 75% full. These are much higher levels compared to last year this time in 2020, when they were just 36.7% and 54.8% respectively. Local Government MEC, Anton Bredell is optimistic that the […]

Cape Town’s iconic Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations cancelled due to Covid-19

Cape Town’s iconic Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations have been cancelled, due to the covid19 resurgence in the Western Cape. The event was meant to take place on the 16th of this month – having been postponed from its normal date, the 2nd of January. Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association chairperson, Muneeb Gambino says they hope they’ll […]

How to make a quick and easy Mutton Akhni

Ingredients: 1 large onion sliced 30ml sunflower oil 1 chilli Salt to taste 500ml of rice 10ml of crushed ginger 5ml of crushed garlic 5ml cumin (grounded) 5ml of ground coriander 5ml of ground fennel 5ml of tumeric 5ml chilli powder 3 whole allspice 3 whole cloves 3 cardamom seeds 2 pieces of stick cinnamon […]

More than 70 new Covid-19 vaccine sites will open across the Western Cape

More than 70 new Covid-19 vaccine sites will open across the Western Cape. This is part of the province’s scaled-up approach to open additional sites every week, as the number of shots given daily increases. 68 more public and four private vaccinations sites will be operating from today. Last week, the department exceeded its target […]

National Child Protection Week

Western Cape Social Development MEC, Sharna Fernandez says society needs reflect on the toll Covid-19 has taken on the physical, emotional, developmental, and mental wellbeing of children. Today marks the start of National Child Protection Week, 30 May to 6 June 2021. This campaign is aimed in raising awareness about protecting the rights of children. […]

Today, we learn the importance of what tobacco actually does to our bodies

World No Tobacco Day is an initiative by the World Health Organization and is observed on May 31 every year. The campaign aims to spread awareness about the dangers of tobacco and its negative impact on health, as well as the exploitation of the nicotine industry that is geared towards the youth in particular. The […]

Smile a while and give your face a rest

Smiles are powerful. Not only do they generate engagement between two people, but the more someone smiles, the healthier his/her brain can be… Seriously! Smiling more often, regardless of your mood, can improve your health and even help you live longer. Check out seven health benefits of smiling below. Smiling releases endorphins, which helps a […]

The country has been placed back on Covid-19 Alert level 2

The country has been placed back on Covid-19 Alert level 2 from Monday, the 31st of May. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement in an address to the nation on Sunday night. The announcement wasn’t unexpected – with the Free State, Northern Cape, North West and Gauteng all now in a third wave of infections. […]

Sunscreen Day and the importance of it

You know you’re supposed to wear sunscreen, but what you may not know are all the reasons why it’s so very important. It’s worth making sure you’re using sunscreen correctly, too. Proper application, upkeep, and exposure ensure the product is doing its work well. Here’s why sunscreen is so important: Decrease Risk of Cancer The […]

Woman’s fart smelled so bad that a gym was prompted to evacuate

A fitness fanatic has recounted the time she had a ripper so bad it caused a woman to pass out and the gym to be evacuated. A gym was evacuated after a woman farted so bad that another woman puked and the management thought that there was a sewage problem. Weightlifter Maxime van den Dijssel, […]

The Western Cape Government will now allow walk-ins at its Covid-19 vaccine sites

The Western Cape Government will now allow walk-ins at its Covid-19 vaccine sites, as part of Phase 2 rollout. This decision has been taken following a large number of people seen queuing at these sites over the past week. The department says those with appointments will still be prioritised. Around 30-thousand people have been inoculated […]

Ryan O’Connor speaks to Alderman Grant Twigg from My Cape Town Market

Ryan O’Connor speaks to Alderman Grant Twigg about two exciting initiatives which will be introduced by the City of Cape Town’s Urban Management Directorate: My Cape Town Market, a three-day live market taking place at the Greenpoint Urban Park from 28 to 30 May, and The Cape Town Online Market, a new online shopping experience […]

Eskom says the reason for the power outage in Wesbank, is due to the vandalism of network infrastructure

Eskom says the reason for the power outage in Wesbank, is due to the vandalism of network infrastructure. This response comes after residents of the area took to the streets with violent protests earlier this week, blaming the power utility for the loss of electricity. It’s understood that the community had been without electricity for […]

The Western Cape Health Department says it wants to increase the number of Covid-19 vaccines on a daily basis

The Western Cape Health Department says it wants to increase the number of Covid-19 vaccines administered on a daily basis. Authorities hope to inoculate around 6,000 people this week. More than 50 vaccine sites are currently operating across the province. They include public and private facilities. Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete says more sites […]

A Cape Town teenager landed himself in some hot water when he was caught speeding

A Cape Town teenager landed himself in some hot water when he was caught speeding while on joyride with friends between Old Strandfontein and Ottery Road, this past weekend. It’s believed the 16 year old clocked speeds of over 200km/hour. A Ghost Squad officer spotted the Golf 7 travelling at a high speed along Jan […]

A learner from Belgravia High was caught bullying a classmate by setting her hair alight

The Western Cape Education department says a learner caught on camera bullying a classmate and setting her hair alight has been suspended from Belgravia High School. The disturbing video has been circulating on social media this week. It shows the boy taunting the girl and then moments later, taking a lighter and setting her hair […]

A sucker to make you wakker – WPCA pays tribute to the legend Boeta Cassiem

We were so proud to see this tribute to Boeta Cassiem on Newlands Cricket Ground. The Western Province Cricket Association created a day to dedicate to the legend and world famous Boeta Cassiem for his dedication to selling ice cream at Cape Town’s world-famous rugby and cricket stadiums in Newlands for the last 55 years. Those that […]

Waiter & Waitress Appreciation Day!

Just for a minute, think about all the people who serve you food and drinks: the barista that remembers just how you like your incredibly complicated coffee drink, the waiter at the sandwich spot who helps sort out all your large group’s orders, the bartender who serves your gin and tonic with a side of […]

The heavy rains overnight have already taken a toll in parts of the Cape Metro

The heavy rains overnight and into Thursday morning, have already taken a toll in parts of the Cape Metro. The City’s Disaster Management department has been inundated with reports of flooding in among others Gugulethu, Macassar Village and Phillippi East. The Disaster Management Centre is currently doing assessments to see if the social security agency […]

National Rescue A Dog Day

Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families. You give […]