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The Active Citizen Podcast provides an awareness platform for citizens to understand, engage and take charge of their future while understanding that rights must be exercised with the responsibilities.

The Active Citizen Podcast provides an awareness platform for citizens to understand, engage and take charge of their future while understanding that rights must be exercised with the responsibilities.
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South Africa

Description:

The Active Citizen Podcast provides an awareness platform for citizens to understand, engage and take charge of their future while understanding that rights must be exercised with the responsibilities.

Language:

English

Contact:

27832657743


Episodes

008 - Disregard for Disabilities is Disgusting

6/7/2019
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If you were assaulted, abused or had your car damaged because you requested an able-bodied driver to move from a disabled bay so you could park and get into your wheelchair, how would you feel? I am sure a range of emotions goes through you mind. In this show we try to understand what it feels like to be disabled and in need of a parking space, a ramp to enter a public toilet or just a lowered kerb to get onto a sidewalk. Our guest is Megan Cross a champion for people who have severe...

Duration:00:39:35

007 - Zandvlei - Can We Stop the Ecological Disaster

6/1/2019
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Recent sewage spills are not the major issue in the Zandvlei estuary. They have just highlighted the impact of an ecological disaster taking place at the moment under our noses. Two of the incidents highlighted in this show reveal aspects of the disaster. One as a result of the sewage spill leaving a man fighting for his foot in hospital and the second the poisoning of dogs through what is suspected as a chemical spill. Even if these incidents cannot be proven beyond doubt as a direct result...

Duration:00:43:10

006 - Stop the Street Sellers from Selling Puppies

5/26/2019
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Imagine a 4 week old flea infested puppy, full of worms and desperately hungry carried around the whole day in the middle of summer by a puppy seller trying to make a few hundred rands. This image spurred one woman into action that has made a difference in the lives of scores of little puppies by removing this criminal activity from our streets and communities. Helping us with information on how we can actively participate in ending this cruelty is Jo Orr-Bosman an activist with Anti Animal...

Duration:00:42:01

005 - Make the Media Work for Us

5/16/2019
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Fake news, trolls and keyboard warriors do not bring action to our communities. It's up to us to bring change through social media, radio and TV. How we use them to our advantage is vital to active citizenship. We can make change happen through influence and education. In this podcast we discuss a positive way of using the media to build our communities and environment.

Duration:00:36:43

004 - Public Safety - We Hold the Keys

5/10/2019
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In this episode we look at some of the issues around crime and public safety and what our responsibilities are and what the authorities should be doing with their limited resources. How do we deal with keyboard warriors who create fake news through their ignorance of the initiatives created by active citizens. How can you become an active citizen when you are concerned about crime? Many are doing their best to be more constructive and proactive. So, become more positive in your community and...

Duration:00:31:04

003 - How Can We Become Active Citizens?

5/1/2019
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In this edition we have a panel discussion on how to become active citizens in our community. Karen Kotze, Johan Lotter and Megan Cross form part of a panel discussion on Talk at 6 with Wayne on Radio CCFm 107.5 about active citizenship. Although barely scratching the surface, we try to dig deeper into the subject and find out how others have become more active as citizens. A lively discussion around aspects of getting involved. What we could be doing and perhaps what we shouldn't be doing....

Duration:00:51:01

002 - Active Citizen - The Face of Homelessness

4/23/2019
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The reality of our homeless situation is that the homeless have faces. They have real issues, real problems and crises that have driven them to the streets. They are not pests that need to be removed or eradicated. Society has created a perception that these people are what creates a blot on our beautiful suburbs. They are the reason for increases in crime and why our suburbs are declining. In this episode we look at some real issues and try to give our homeless faces and give them back...

Duration:00:41:54

001 - Active Citizen - Introduction

4/11/2019
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In this show we introduce the concept of active citizenship, what it is and how we can be active citizens. We talk to two people on how they view active citizenship and discuss how we can engage in our communities and understand that rights bring responsibilities.

Duration:00:34:14