Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Big Case

 Pierre, Scotty Cundill and Thato Sehularo
iStart2 Journey on Radio Today Monday at 18h30

Great show we had yesterday! Scotty Cundill, courageous activist talked to us about the BIG CASE against the four major banks in South Africa. Have you ever gone through a tough time and tried negotiating with your bank?  Have you lost your house in the process? Came out of it bruised and stressed? Not easy to take on the big bad wolf...

Scotty and his team of legal representatives are seeking to halt all legal action by banks.
Billy joel wrote a beautiful song, innocent man, that so accurately describes the big case:

Some people stay far away from the door
If there's a chance of it opening up
They hear a voice in the hall outside
And hope that it just passes by

Some people live with the fear of a touch
And the anger of having been a fool
They will not listen to anyone
So nobody tells them a lie

I know you're only protecting yourself
I know you're thinking of somebody else

Do you think this will only happen to somebody else??

Banks are lending out computer-generated promises used as money, but the assets they foreclose on and the lives they destroy, are very real. If you have a bank account you have to hear this...

Find out more about the big case by reading about the BIG CASE on www.thebigcase.co.za. Let me know what you think... please email me at pierre@istart2.com. Podcast below:

Join us next week Monday at 18h30 for an interview with Pops Mohamed, musical legend and iStart2 Ambassador. Radio Today. The station that delivers! 1485 am or DSTV AUDIO CHANNEL 169.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Caretaker? Transient? - Prof Mervyn King & Gail Gilmore

Today we talk to Dr Mervyn King. A committed South African, dedicated campaigner for justice and fairness, an accessible and selfless man. A former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, he is currently the Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative and the Association of Business Administrators of Southern Africa. He is best known for chairing the King Committee on Corporate Governance, which issued three comprehensive reports in 1994, 2002 and 2009 endorsing an integrated and inclusive approach to corporate governance in South Africa.


While in Amsterdam I had the privilege of befriending the wonderful and talented Gail Gilmore – a woman with a passion and a voice that is larger than life itself. Gail is keen on visiting South Africa and we hope to achieve this one day soon thru a collaboration with iStart2. We listen to two beautiful songs Habanera and Chanson de Boheme from Carmen.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pops Mohamed & Friends at the iStart2 Hub

All About Love and Happy Birthday Madiba composed by Pops Mohamed and JB Arthur also formed part of millions of happy birthday wishes for the former South African president who turned 94 in July this year.

Among the featured artists on the two new local songs are Ziyon of Liquideep, Josie Field, Loyiso Bala, PJ powers, Pops Mohamed, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Concord Nkabinde, Ray Phiri, Dorothy Masuka, Olu Femi, Chiano Sky, Kabomo and Wouter Kellerman.

Check out this behind the scenes video with Pops...

Pops & friends will be performing at the Istart2 Hub.this September!

Pops Mohamed & Friends featuring OluFemi on all saxophones, poet JP Du Toit and playing till late, DJ Christopher Keys. Lekka!! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tribute to Dr Ivan May

Today we pay tribute to Dr Ivan May. A truly remarkable man who touched the lives and hearts of so many people from all walks of life. Ivan is missed by many whom he inspired to live lives that are  worthwhile. He loved music and the arts, the environment and Mickey Mouse! The Disney character, May said, embodied ‘May’s Laws’: Nothing is impossible; everything is an opportunity and there is always room for ice cream!

Ivan and I began working together on the iStart2 initiative early in 2010.  I was very fortunate and privileged to have the opportunity to spend time with him, weeks before his untimely passing, talking about the future iStart2 journey.

Today’s show also includes the beautiful music of an amazing, unconventional woman,  Jennifer Kestis Ferguson, from her cd, aptly titled, "Untimely".

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

An Emergency Minutes to Midnight

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: " We have only one home"
Sietse van der Woude: " We as South Africans are taking climate change very seriously"
Prof Mervyn King: "Each one of us has to make a start on doing this. iStart2 is a very interesting concept and I hope it is very successful"
Arno Carstens: "Yes I am worried about climate change... what conditions will our children be living in? This is an emergency"
Somerfaan: "Music is a very powerful tool"
Ivan May: "People coming together for a cause"
Lewis Pugh: " When we protect our environment we will have peace... now is the time for peace"
Nadiem Solomon: " Why can't it be about growth"
Bheki Sibiya: "I encourage Mining companies and business at large to support the iStart2 initiative"
Chris Chameleon: " Let's start today... iStart2"

We also listen to Chris Chameleon's "Minutes to Midnight", Arno Carstens singing "Emergency" and Desertrose with their beautiful song " I am a Believer"

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Non, je ne regrette rien

In the last decades interest in hunger artists has declined considerably. Whereas in earlier days there was good money to be earned putting on major productions of this sort under one’s own management, nowadays that is totally impossible. Those were different times...

The podcast of the latest iStart2 Radio show. The words of Franz Kafka and the beautiful music of Karin Hougaard.