Friday, June 10, 2016

A license to be ... Ruda Landman

"We all grow up in boxes with people who are like you. You choose people as friends who laugh at the same jokes you do," says Ruda Landman on the iStart2 Show this week. "Journalism kicks you out of that. In South Africa we have an advantage (in that) we have to get along with people who are very different to us. We must count our blessings." 

Ruda Landman starts2 on the iStart2 Show

Widely regarded as one of South Africa’s most respected TV journalists, Ruda Landman chats to Keitu and Pierre about changes in her career, her life, her new show VeranderDinge and her perspective on the sustainability challenges we currently face in South Africa. 

Ruda is excited about having recently acquired a solar geyzer: "It works like a charm ... and we always have hot water. We have also just installed a rainwater tank. Johannesburg has water restrictions and we take that very seriously." Ruda irks about the heaps of litter in our small towns and the fact that only 66% of our people have access to refuse removal. "I believe that my life matters and that therefore I should live it responsibly towards other people and the environment."

To listen to the show and some of her favourite music by Wouter Kellerman, just click play:

Thought of the Day:

Upcoming Events:

Emperors Palace - 15 & 16 June 2016

In a historic moment for South African jazz, bandleader Jonas Gwangwa will share the stage with Hugh Masekela and Abdullah Ibrahim during a reunion concert at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, on Thursday. “It will be a pleasure and a great moment for me,” says the veteran jazzman and leading trombonist, Jonas Gwangwa.

Nirox Sculpture Park - 18 June 2016

Featuring original compositions from a collection of the finest guitar players in South Africa, including: Derek Gripper, Steve Newman, Pops Mohamed, Sibusile Xaba, Richard Bruyns and Michael Plaxton-Harrison. Their warm sounds will wander through our grassy amphitheatre beneath a sunny Winter sky.

The concert will be held on Saturday 18 June amidst the NIROX Winter 2016 Sculpture Exhibition: A Place In Time with over 40 outdoor sculptures on display by local and international artists.

There will be a fully stocked bar offering a delicious selection of drinks – including Glühwein – to refresh and hydrate as music lovers explore the landscape of Nature and Art.

Enjoy your week!

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