Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beloved Traitor ... Elsabé Brits

"Emily Hobhouse is such a phenomenal woman. She was a humanist and a fighter for human rights. She was truly a woman of her time and our time ... a true pacifist. She was on the side of peace and showed the world that war is never right," says Elsabé Brits on the iStart2 Show this week. "One person can make a difference."

Emily Hobhouse died alone. There were no clergymen or mourners at her cremation. An unsung heroine in her own country. Her ashes were shipped to South Africa.

Many years ago, in the early 1900's, Emily Hobhouse wrote:
Personally I believe that segregation of any of either race or colour or class is the wrong policy and one which can only lead to discontent and ultimate disaster.” If only someone, then, had the vision and foresight to have listened. 

Listen to the interview with Elsabé Brits, author of Beloved Traitor and hear her incredible story:

Elsabé travelled in Emily Hobhouse’s footsteps, retracing her astonishing story. In Canada she discovered Hobhouse’s handwritten notebooks, scrapbooks and letters in a long-forgotten chest. Elsabé shares her journey with us and gives inspirational insights into the life of an extraordinary woman and her lifelong fight for justice.

Tune in to the Start2 Show on Thursdays at 17h30 to listen to our sustainability conversations.  Radio Today broadcasts on 1485 MW (AM) in greater Johannesburg and countrywide on ‪#‎DStv‬ audio channel 869.  


Radio Today also streams globally on Not to be missed! 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tribal Echo ... Frazer Barry

"I love people," says Frazer Barry, musician and frontman of Tribal Echo, on the iStart2 Show this week. "I just want everybody to love one another. We breathe the same air, we eat from the same soil. We are different tribes, but it is my heartbeat."

"We've got so much to learn from one another and so much to give to each other. I challenge my African brothers, my coloured brothers and my white brothers on how we hang together. I know how it looks in a typical white neighborhood. You don't know how it looks in my town. Come visit me. We must make a conscious effort to embrace the unknown. You must get out of your small world."

Frazer is adamant that more muso's and artists must come together to embrace one another's culture. "We've been quiet for much too long. We must sing out, paint out and write out! I believe every South African can wave a white flag. There's different ways to getting this country to prosper again." 

The captivating lyrics of Tribal Echo's music will make you laugh, smile, cry and give you food for thought. Tribal Echo's Eclectic Roots Rock is a fresh new sound on the South African music scene, but  closely related to the indigenous sound of their (Western Cape) culture and the stories of the Western Cape people.

Listen to the full interview with Frazer Barry - aka "die Rymklets Troebadoer"

Frazer Barry with iStart2 Ambassador, Pops Mohamed. We feel a collaboration in the air!

#Woordfees gigs oppie spyskaart in Stellenbosch:
Saterdag 11 Maart
13h00 - #DieRymkletsTroebadoer, Bloekomhoek
20h30 - Tribal Echo by Amazink

Maak soes djy wiet!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Answer lies in the Soil .... Alan Rosenberg

On the iStart2 Radio Show this week we chatted to Alan Rosenberg about Agroecology and the evolution of Agriculture. What are the challenges that we  face in farming? Is Agriculture an Art? How do we enable people to become connected? How do we collaborate to share?

Alan initiated, wrote and published a few books: Organic Agriculture A Handbook” for South Africa, “Global Health in Crisis, The Answer lies in the Soil” and Biodynamic Agriculture, A Conscious ChoiceHe has also written and published Agroecology, The Promise of Future FlourishAll books available through Lindros.

Hear what Alan has to say!  Podcast of the show ... just click play! 


Upcoming shows:

If you find tourself in the Stellenbosch area this week, join us at the Woordfees!
Don't miss the show KONNEXI with: Luna Paige, Pops Mohamed, Schalk Joubert and animation Charles Badenhorst

US Woordfees, Stellenbosch
kykNET Fismer (US Konserwatorium)
6 Maart 14:00
7 Maart 17:30
8 Maart 20:30
R130. Bookings at Computicket.

See you there!