Guest : Megan Werner
A group of teenagers will be leaving on a journey from Cape Town to Cairo with their
own self-assembled plane which took them three weeks to build.
Twenty teenagers from different backgrounds all participated in the construction of the
Sling-4 aircraft which was completed in June last year.
Another few teenagers who have their pilot licences will be flying the aircraft with a
The team is set to embark on their journey on June 12.
The Sling-4 aircraft seats four individuals and there will also be a support plane flying
with the aircraft.
Teen pilot and founder of U Dream Global, Megan Werner, 17, said: “When we started
building the aircraft, we didn’t know anything about aviation and we had to learn about
all the tools and learning to read the engineering drawings was also quite a challenge.”
Teen plane builders work on their Sling-4 aircraft, which they will use on their journey
from Cape to Cairo on June 12. Picture: Supplied
U Dream Global is an non-profit organisation that aims to support and transform the
lives of young people.
The teenagers will visit various cities and villages during their five-week journey
through Africa. The destinations to be visited include Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi,
Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt. They will also make a stop in Uganda,
Rwanda and Zambia on their way back.
“We will also be giving inspirational talks to the locals at the different destinations and
will offer them a first time experience on the aircraft because many of these people has
never seen or even been on a plane before,” Werner said.
Fund-raiser manager for the U Dream global Cape to Cairo project, Simon Manda said:
“These teenagers have built something that will create waves in Africa.
“They are showing everyone what South African youth are capable of even though some
of them come from difficult backgrounds.”
The team would like to raise funds to help cover the costs. A campaign has been
launched on the crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy where they hope to raise
Guest : Chris Kraus
Sea The Bigger Picture is a Cape Town based NGO started in 2018 by four friends with a
passion for the environment, their main focus is coastal environmental education and
ocean pollution awareness.
They organize beach cleanups by collaborating with businesses, other NGO's & local
They are also testing a new machine that filters micro plastics from beach sand, Joining
us in studio is Chairperson of Sea The Bigger Picture Chris Kraus.
Guest : Tim Lundy
FB: Cape Town Hiking with Tim Lundy
Twitter : @hikingcapetown
You Tube: Cape Town Hiking
Instagram : capetownhiking
Guest : Nazareen Ebrahim| CEO of Socially Acceptable
Deepfakes are fake videos or audio recordings that look and sound just like the real
thing. Advances in artificial intelligence is creating convincing fake audio and video – known
as “deepfakes” – relatively easy.
Making a person appear to say or do something they did not has the potential to take
the war of disinformation to a whole new level.
Nazareen Ebrahim - CEO of Socially Acceptable joins us to talk about deep fakes and
its impact on the world.
Guest : Dali Tambo
The Long March to Freedom is a monumental procession of 100 life-size bronze statues,
the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world, and opens to the public at
Century City, Cape Town, on 15 November 2019.
The individual bronze artworks depict South African and international icons, some
famous and others unknown, and tell the story of South Africa’s 350 year struggle for
freedom and democracy.
We are joined on the line by Dali Tambo to chat about The Long March to Freedom"
which runs from the 15th of November at Century City.
Guest : Lookout Sibanda
Lookout Sibanda is a man of few words. Instead, he prefers to craft his expression
through art. Sibanda’s creative flair sparked in high school when his friends taught him
to paint. So when he couldn’t afford to study after matric, he chose to pursue his
passion by decorating ceramics with brushes of colour. But adding the final touches
wasn’t enough. Sibanda felt compelled to learn pottery from inception.
Working for established ceramists Elza van Dijk and Nicole Kingston exposed Sibanda
to their techniques. Even without formal classes, he learnt to produce pots, bowls, and
plates. Soon, Sibanda started promoting his wares at markets and exhibitions in Port
Elizabeth, building a reputation under the name Lookout Ceramics. Today, Sibanda
holds success in the palm of his hand. His signature work features abstract and
geometric patterns, with vivid colours inspired by the blankets his grandmother used to
In 2018, knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo chose to mentor Sibanda as a result of his
talent. Despite his accomplishments, Sibanda is conscious of the challenging course it’s
taken for him to get here. That’s why he hopes to share his skills by tutoring potential
For this potter, passion is the tool to triumph.
Guest : Lisa Joshua Sonn
Social Activist Lisa Joshua Sonn joins us for our weekly segment, Tonight we talk about
raising other people's kids
Guest : Rene Naylor
Rene Naylor a member of the Springboks all female sports physiotherapists team ,
along with Vivian Verwant and Dr Tanushree Pillay treated the Bok players as they put
their bodies on the line to bring home the Webb Ellis trophy.