Guest : Felicity Guest | Founder at Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa |
Regardless of your marital status, if you are a loving, present parent chances are you
want to provide for your child. You want to be able to give them a better life than you
had and give them the comforts that other children enjoy.
You want to be able to give them the birthday parties that they deserve, the food they
need to grow up to be healthy and strong, the clothes that they need, the school
supplies that they need, and so much more.
Both parents have a duty to support their children, but this doesn't always happen. In
South Africa over 52% of children grow up without financial support from both parents.
Today is International Child Support Awareness Day – a day started by Felicity Guest,
founder of the Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa (CMDSA) is a Facebook
page – to highlight the important role financial support plays in helping a child grown
This year, she launched National Child Support Awareness Week (a first in South Africa)
which runs from 4 to 10 December, before culminating in International Child Support
Awareness Day today.
Delighted to be joined on the line by Felicity Guest now
Guests : Lauren Joseph & Vashti Prins
Tonight we are honoured to welcome Lauren Joseph & Vashti Prins to the studio, the
ladies are part of the talented cast of actors in the very popular local soapie Suid
Ooster, Lauren plays the role Zoe & Vashti that of Danny.
Guest : Genevieve Chisholm
It was a little after midnight. Genevieve Chisholm rubbed her eyes and headed out to
check on the rescued horse. He was severely malnourished. Feeding him meant waking
up every two hours just so that he could keep up his strength. But saving animals is
what Chisholm does. She has 1 260 animals in her care – and the number doesn’t stop
At Flag Animal Farm, a rescue centre in Durban, creatures from tiny hamsters to
abandoned rabbits are left on Chisholm’s doorstep every day. Often, they’re from
people who no longer want their pets or who’ve neglected them. “We have saved just
over 14 and a half thousand lives,” Chisholm says. Her on-site vet attends to every
animal when they arrive. For any wild creature that comes to the farm, Chisholm works
closely with the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife to release them. As much as she
can, she chooses not to send a rescue away. “I don’t believe in rehoming,” Chisholm says.
“An animal at Flag Farm is safe for the rest of their lives.”
Despite the large number of creatures under Chisholm’s care, she gives each one a
name and an equal amount of love. “The animals that come here all become part of my
family,” she says. With blind ponies, a three-legged cat, and more than a hundred
bunnies among the cows and goats, she’s created a haven for every type of animal.
“Where there’s breath, there’s hope,” Chisholm says. “And we will fight until the last
Guests : Tim Lundy
Bosmanskloof trail and The Fire
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Guest : Michelle Vermeulen
The Western Cape Blood Service needs your help, they only have enough stock to last 4
days & are in urgent need of
O- and B+ blood groups. The festive season has put some strain on supplies as regular
donors take a break during the festive season and with folks going back to work blood
donation has taken a back seat.
FIXED DONATION SITES
N1 City Mall-Blue Route Mall and 9 Long Street.
Guest : Hardi Swart| Director of Autus Private Clients
A very interesting article in this weeks Sunday Times on How to support ageing parents
who didn't plan for their retirement. Most people have a retirement plan for the old
age, pension, investments & maybe a bit of cash stuffed in a mattress but what to do if
your parents were not savers & only have a Social Grant to provide for their retirement?
Guest : Lisa Joshua Sonn
It is my context that teaching religion at school has also been a way to facilitate
behaviour. A set of rules that keeps children respectful of a higher being, an authority
figure with inexplicable powers, fearful of a God who can see everything you do, though
S/He is invisible and a God who can punish you or reward you according to your actions,
which then ensured compliance and obedience.
The Ten Commandments are simple enough to keep children and adults on the straight
and narrow in the world. The powerful and frightening vision of Moses presented with
those two tablets remain in my mind’s eye, there was a burning bush, Moses had a thick
grey cassock, a long beard and wild hair. Quickly as a child I embraced those
commandments as the real deal!
Guest : Bonita Bennett
Bonita Bennett, Director of the District Six Museum has decided that the 31 st January
2020 will be her last day at the organisation, she has been with the D6 Museum for 16
years, 11 of those as director.
Guest : Albert Matthews
Albert and his wife Tammy Matthews are from the The First Community Resource
Centre in Hanover Park . They provide Life skills, Drug Rehabilitation & Recovery
coaching. One of their most valuable services involves stopping drug abuse before it
starts , getting involved before the experimentation phase kicks off.
Guest : Pastor Chris Osborn
Residents of Bridgetown, The Bridgetown Neighbourhood Watch & The Bridgetown
Community Development Forum did their community a massive favour this weekend,
after months of begging and pleading they had enough and kicked out 3 drug dealers
from their area. Three properties in Loerie, Fink and Kalkoen roads were targeted and
according to reports rumours that one of the drug dealers was selling teenage girls for sex to older men was the final straw.
Guest : Andi Bengis
Meet Andi Bengis, she's an occupational therapist and the founder of stressmanagement
company I Don't Want to be Stressed. She has a particular interest in work
related stress and it's impact on mental health. With most of us going back to work next
Monday some of us must be dreading the new work year. it could be because of a very
stressful work enviroment or horrible bosses and colleagues, this can have a negative
impact on your mental health and well being in general.