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Beautiful News

Guests : 

Tshepang Mahlatsi
Stigma thrives in silence. Though mental illness affects everyone, conversations about it
remain in the shadows. That’s why Tshepang Mahlatsi is telling his story. After
confrontations with the police during the #FeesMustFall protests, the student was
diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
In the process of recovery, he realised he wasn’t the only one struggling at university. By
sharing his experience, Mahlatsi is bringing mental health issues to light.
Mahlatsi founded Next Chapter, an organisation at the University of the Free State, to
destigmatise the dialogue on mental health.
Denzil Pillay
Fashion should enhance our self-esteem. Instead, Denzil Pillay’s confidence was shaken
by the lack of larger clothing sizes.
Pillay’s early experiences have influenced his direction as a designer today – one who is
committed to making garments for every body type. Adorned with rhinestones, feathers,
and tassels, his designs encourage people to show off who they are rather than shy
away.
He forayed into fashion in 2014 when he started experimenting with makeup
application and clothing design. Pillay’s hidden talent has since come out to shine. His
creations are made for everyday people, catering to all genders and sizes.
Mike Schlebach
Mike Schlebach surfs in trash. When he takes to the swells, plastic bottles ride
alongside him. As a big wave surfer, Schlebach is determined to conserve his
playground.
Mike Schlebach surfs in trash. When he takes to the swells, plastic bottles ride
alongside him. As a big wave surfer, Schlebach is determined to conserve his
playground. Schlebach’s approach is to revolutionise not just ocean clean-ups, but
fashion.
Together with designer Jasper Eales, Schlebach transforms used fabrics such as yacht
sails, PVC truck tarps, and display banners into stylish bags and laptop covers. .
Cleaning up the ocean isn’t effective if the trash just sits in a dump alongside other
items that don’t degrade. Schlebach and his team give waste a second life.
Lutendo Ramadwa
Letsie is fiercely proud to be a woman. The poet, known as Princess Lutendo, pens and
performs eloquent compositions as her ode to womanhood. But each verse of praise has
a deeper purpose.
Delving into issues such as HIV and gender-based violence, Letsie’s verses are laden
with empathy, consolation, and above all, understanding. Her words offer comfort to
bruised souls, pay respect to survivors, and acknowledge those who have fought
oppression. The poem ‘A Woman’ is dedicated to mothers, from street sweepers to
leaders in parliament.
Though Letsie hails from the city of Thohoyandou in Limpopo, she’s reaching out to
people across South Africa. She released her debut album in 2019, titled Poetic (Session
One), which combines music with her poetry.



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14 October 2019 9:49 PM

Guests : Jonathon Ancer
               Glenn Bowes

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14 October 2019 9:09 PM

Guest : Maxine Bezuidenhout

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14 October 2019 8:43 PM

Guest : Billy De Beer

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Bikers have accused the City of trying to ban them from riding between motor vehicles and making motorcycles behave like cars.

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Susanna Kennedy (39:20)

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Guests : Susanna Kennedy
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Joining Susanna is :
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has used her expertise and experience to benefit various organisations and individuals
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Through Catherine’s coaching, support, and life success products, you will have the tools
to finally take hold of your vision/dreams and transform them into reality.

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Chantelle Goliath (10:25)

13 October 2019 10:20 PM

Guest : Chantelle Goliath

Meet Chantelle Goliath is a businesswoman and entrepreneur who was born and raised
in Klipfontein and today she currently owns an import and export company called Milli
Distributions.
Chantelle also heads up New Heritage Foundation in the Western Cape, which provides
remodelled, clean and healthy infrastructures and enhance the internal and external
aesthetics for learning environments like Educare Centres and Primary Schools.
Chantelle is on the show this evening to talk about the work that she does but also what
inspires her to give back in these ways to her community.

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Philippi Horticultural Area (40:21)

13 October 2019 9:57 PM

Guests : Nazeer Sonday
               Susanna Coleman

In an open letter to the Mayor of Cape Town, Nazeer Sonday wrote that “ 3000 Phillipa
Horticultural Area farm workers will…lose their jobs” if their organisation’s bid to stop
Oakland City developer Wentzel Oaker – from going ahead with their planned
development of the land that is the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) Sonday also makes
the point that most of the people who will be affected by this development are women
and the youth and that Another 3000 who work in support services will also lose their
jobs. All of this rests on the outcome of a court case which will commence on October
15 in the Western Cape High Court.

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10 October 2019 10:02 PM

Guest : Keketso Tsita

Whitley Neill, award winning distiller, since 1762. Traditional English Gins hand crafted in small batches. Inspired by flavours from around the world.

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Stuart Taylor - Big 5 Comedy Tour (19:49)

10 October 2019 9:35 PM

Guest : Stuart Taylor

It's an opportunity to spot the likes of John Vlismas and Schalk Bezuidenhout face off with Stuart Taylor or hear Tumi Morake and Jason Goliath roar in a wildly hilarious show.

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Hiking with Tim Lundy (26:37)

10 October 2019 9:06 PM

Guest : Tim Lundy

Email- Tim@cape Town hiking.co.za
Twitter-@hikingcapetown
Instagram- Cape Town Hiking
Glamtrails 

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