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0022 - Pocket Money, Plastics and Planting Potatoes

Privilege protects and insulates people from each other and the simple lessons we learn growing up, like pocket money, are not universal. In this episode we hear about the amazing steps being made by a lady towards releasing the potential in young entrepreneurs as they make their own pocket money. When the problem of poison plastics in our vlei becomes so large that the authorities lose control is when private citizens take action. Jenine Versveld took action and financed cleaners to remove...


John Maytham Interviews Wayne on Cape Talk

John Maytham of Cape Talk 567 chats with Wayne about Hello Muizenberg podcast, how it started and some of the background to a community styled podcast.


0022 - Ashton Crashes Through Barriers and Smashes Disabiity Mould

Ashtan Davids is a 21 year old born and bred Muizenberg surfing resident with a diffability, as he calls it. He has refused the label of disability and prefers his own word of diffability or a different ability. Born with cerebral palsy and the use of only one hand he has single-handedly (pardon the pun) broken through barriers and smashed moulds despite major physical challenges. His idea of normal is reaching his full potential within the parameters of his spectrum of abilities. Some would...


0021 - Camping Crisis, Sandy Tracks and a Logjam

In this edition we chat around the eviction crisis in a local caravan park where new ownership means some people lose their sites. It boils down to the rights of an owner versus the rights of a tennant. Then there is good news fr commuters between Simonstown and Fish Hoek. PRASA is in the middle of clearing the sand from the tracks and promises an pen in a very short time. Karen chats abut the recent Logjam surfing competition held by African Soul Surfer This is the fourth event and proved...


0020 - Thinking Safety While Working Together, More Snakes and Putting Out Fires

In this weeks episode we talk about some of the issues that were raised at the community meeting at the Lakeside Traffic Dept called by Councilor Aimee Kuhl. During quite a heated discussion the fears, frustrations and anger of the community were aired. A number of officials present also talked about their frustrations of being spread thin across the city and how many law enforcement officers are serving for days without sleep. A great interview with Marti Weddepohl gives us ideas on how to...


0019 - Snakes, Swings and Serious Stuff

In this edition we chat to Karen and Yolande about some the stories from our local communities in the deep south. From snakes to swings and then some of the more serious stories around the protest action and street people. We are facing difficult times but if we start working together and understanding each other then there is hope.


0017 - To Drink or Not to Drink That is the Question

Muizenberg Beach is a world famous as a blue flag beach and beginner surfers paradise. It's a family beach and draws huge crowds on public holidays and surfers throughout the year. It's an alcohol free zone yet hundreds of people try to smuggle huge quantities of liquor past the law enforcement agencies on these holidays. This creates massive problems of drunkenness, drownings and various forms of alcohol related crime. This past festive season the community of Muizenberg decided enough...


0016 - Water Update and Gentrification in Muizenberg

In this episode we chat about our Muizenberg water task team and developments taking place specifically in identifying people at risk who would need water if Day Zero arrives. We also chat to Etienne who is from France, about the worldwide phenomenon of gentrification and its impact on Muizenberg. With the renewal and rejuvenation of a suburb property prices and rentals skyrocket forcing out residents who don't have the means to pay higher prices. This marginalisation pushes people to the...


0015 - Water and Plastic Disaster Updates

This week we have regular Whats Happening in the hood and water task team update with Fergus Turner and then we get an update from Kevin Rack about another potential plastics disaster. With the water crisis we are experiencing and the kindheartedness of people from around South Africa, we are having an influx of millions of plastic bottles. This is potentially another massive disaster as there is a great possibility that hundreds of thousands of these will reach our water canals and vleis....


0014 - The Little Red Bike and a Trio

In this episode we have a regular update as to what is happening in Muizenberg at the beginning of the show. Then we chat with an interesting lady who has just moved into an entrepreneirual space at the Hive. Her venture is called the Little Red Bike and she provides quality vegan food to the community. Perhaps not my style of cooking, but, she gives an interesting take on what veganism is all about. We also interview a trio of volunteers, two from Holland and one from Japan, about the...


Hip Hop Meets Graffitti Art

In this episode we meet Claire, Serge and Andile and hear their story that takes us from Muizenberg to Masiphumulele and from Hip Hop to graffiti. In 2014 they had the idea of creating a mobile studio out of a refrigeration container. Four years later, situated in the suburb of Masi, we find a creative space that is being used as a small business and a creative space for community collaboration. They also chat about Hip Hop and how it influences their creativity in both art and music. We...


0012 - Massachusetts Meets Muizenberg

In this episode we chat to an intern from Boston, Massachusetts in the USA and he shares some of his journey to the village of Muizenberg. Many people don't realise that the diversity of Muizenberg includes many foreign volunteers and interns who serve the people in our community. We have an update on the water crisis and plans to get the community more involved in taking control of the water shortages. Then finally we chat to Darren who has just moved his coffee business to a space within...


0011 - A Plastic Disaster Zone in Muizenberg

Although the title of this episode may sound ominously dramatic it highlights the major problem we have in Muizenberg along our beautiful waterfronts at the beach and vlei. we chat with Kevin Rack and Calvin two plastic activists who highlight the problem of styrofoam and degraded plastics at the beach and vlei. Although the problem may seem huge and past the tipping point, there is always something we can do. So we encourage you to get involved at whatever level you are able to. Let's be...


0010 - First Time in the Ocean for Abongile and the Water Crisis

In this episode we chat with Abongile a member of the Vrygrond community, and originally from the Eastern Cape, who joined the Brazilian team on a weekend away of getting back to nature in the Cape Point Nature Reserve. We take for granted many things that people from different communities have never experienced. He dived into the icy ocean clothes and all. This was a first time experience for him. He was amazed by the "dogs" he saw swimming in the sea that didn't have regular feet, The...


0009 - The Muizenberg Community Reaches Out to Brazil

In this episode we chat to a group of Brazilian girls who have come to experience the community of Muizenberg and learn how the projects and community building works. We chat with a few of the young ladies about their experiences here in Muizenberg and what they are taking back with them to Sao Paulo in Brazil. The facilitator of the group, is Roberta who spent a year here in Muizenberg back in 2015. She loved the experience so much she now is bringing teams to Muizenberg to learn and...


0008 - City of Cape Town Law Enforcement Chief Interview

In this episode we chat to Director for Policing and Law Enforcement for the City of Cape Town about how the city works for you and IF the city works for you. We ask some big questions and get some honest answers. Robbie Robberts is a former major general from the SA Police Services who took on this role 2 years ago. What impressed us with the interview is that he is so committed to working with communities that he has given his personal mobile number for people to contact him with...


0007 - The French Connection and Urban Resilience

In this edition we have two guests. Etienne, who comes from France and lives near to the French Alps and a return guest Ma Yoli. Etienne first heard about Muizenberg through listening to the Hello Muizenberg podcast in his hometown in France. This lead to him joining the team at the Hive as a intern for the next 6 months in order to learn how the Muizenberg community works. He graduated from university in Geography and Urban Planning. Ma Yoli reports back about the Urban Resilience...


0006 - HM Podcast - Connecting with Your Community

Muizenberg is an exciting community to be a part of with diverse cultures, backgrounds and nationalities. One of the most interesting aspects of our community is volunteering. We have NGOs that specialise in it doing a great job. But, the most exciting part of this is the way in which members of the community volunteer through neighbour watches, ratepayers associations and Muizenberg Improvement District. Over this past festive season we've seen a rise in people getting involved from...


0005 - Family Adventure Cycling Through Africa

In this episode we chat to father and daughter team, Tegan and Stuart Phillips, who cycled from Cape Town through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Namibia with their family. They share their experiences of life on the road with only bicycles on an adventure tour. The nine month adventure tour is an epic story of family fun and constant challenges.