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iStart2 Blog : Beloved Traitor ... Elsabé Brits

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…

iStart2 Blog : Tribal Echo ... Frazer Barry

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…

iStart2 Blog : The Answer lies in the Soil .... Alan Rosenberg

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 Choice” He has also written and…

iStart2 Blog : Sustainability Conversations ... Man cannot own la...

Sustainability Conversations ... Man cannot own land

"Agriculture can never be an exact science. There is an inescapable kinship between farming and art. For farming depends as much on character, devotion, imagination, freedom and a sense of structure as on plain knowledge or academia. It is a practical art," says Alan Rosenberg. "When one looks at the practices of modern Agriculture one sees that they are working out of the mineral kingdom of nature. This is a lifeless kingdom immersed in the physical. For a true sense of Agriculture we need…

iStart2 Blog : Sustainability of Artists ... Cesare Cassarino

Sustainability of Artists ... Cesare Cassarino

"To make art is very expensive. I've got the soul of an artist. In my case I don't care about money at all. I learnt how to be functional and user friendly to make a living," says Cesare on the iStart2 Show this week. Cesare Attilio Cassarino is a bass player and composer from Johannesburg. A staple on the Johannesburg music scene since the late 80’s, he has performed in a number of varied musical situations. Cesare is a graduate of the Tshwane University of Technology where he studied Jazz…

iStart2 Blog : Pyn-in-de-gat ...

Pyn-in-de-gat ...

... of anders gestel, 'n tipe "zaalseer" wat mens kry as jy te veel fietsry in Nederland. Aan die woord was Christina Landman in gesprek met Conny Braam, eertydse Voorsitster van die Nederlandse Anti-Apartheidsbeweging, gedurende haar besoek aan Suid-Afrika. Wat 'n besonderse voorreg was dit nie om so bietjie van 'n blik agter die skerms te kry oor lang ampervergete (?) gebeure in ons geskiedenis. Conny het kom gesels en ons vertel van die dag toe Mandela vrygelaat is. Hoe Dam Square ontplof…

iStart2 Blog : Sustainability Conversations ... Art combines Thin...

Sustainability Conversations ... Art combines Thinking and Doing

"Art is very good at reconsidering the systems with which we're doing things. My own rule is that art is about art, but in our society today we're trying to come to terms with how to understand and live sustainably, and I have confidence in art being one of the fields that show the possibilities of doing this," says Olafur Eliasson. "Their motivation for creating a work of art is not to profit at someone else's expense. As a result, art enjoys credibility and trust. And remember that…

iStart2 Blog : Milking the Holy Cows ... Deon Maas

Milking the Holy Cows ... Deon Maas

Hear what Deon Maas has to say on the iStart2 Show this week. He is the author of the best seller, "Melk die Heilige Koeie." As writer, music producer, radio presenter and television host, Deon Maas wears many hats. Love him, or hate him ... but hear his views on: Controversy: "I don't see myself as controversial at all. I am never going to try and convice you to think the way I think. It is important to understand what I believe and where I come from. We have lost the ability to listen. We…

iStart2 Blog : Sustainability Conversations --- The Real State of...

Sustainability Conversations --- The Real State of the Nation

"We are angry and gatvol! While our President giggles, the people cry." - Maishe Maponya Save South Africa will convene its second People’s Assembly in the people’s church, St George’s Cathedral, in Cape Town on February 8. We will portray the true state of affairs in the country, but also offer a sense of hope of the better life all who live in South Africa deserve and can attain. It will be a dignified expression of anger, hope, laughter and some tears. - Maishe Maponya Casual observers…

iStart2 Blog : Poison on your plate? ... Gina Shoemaker

Poison on your plate? ... Gina Shoemaker

"Have a conscience and be aware of your environment and surroundings," says Gina Shoemaker on the iStart2 Radio Show this week. "We can prosper just by accepting change. Every action affects climate change and our environment. If we all decide to do the right thing we can tackle the food security issue. No child should go hungry. Do you want to put poison on your plate or nutritional organic veg? Take a stand!" Gina Shoemaker, Managing Director of Green Earth Concepts has over 25 years of…

iStart2 Blog : The iStart2 Story ... Keitu Gwangwa interviews Pie...

The iStart2 Story ... Keitu Gwangwa interviews Pierre du Toit

iStart2 is a Sustainabilty-through-Arts movement in which communities participate in re-imagining and implementing solutions towards leaving sustainable footprints for our children. iStart2 is a campaign built around the need for a revolution in the way we manage our environment and our world. iStart2 is not just what we want to do, but also what we must do. iStart2 is a rallying call to all those who wish to make the world a more sustainable place. The i in “iStart2” is you the individual…

iStart2 Blog : Witboy en Witbooi ... Deon Maas en Conny Braam

Witboy en Witbooi ... Deon Maas en Conny Braam

Kom kuier en gesels lekker saam met ons skrywers en gesprekvoerders Woensdagaand 15 Februarie by die iStart2 Hub in Centurion. Tyd om bietjie vir onsself te lag ... Heilige koeie kan seker nie vir altyd heilig bly nie ... Deon Maas kom chat oor sy boek "Melk die Heilige koeie" en Conny Braam vertel ons meer van "Ik ben Hendrik Witbooi." Attie van Nel lei die gesprek met ons twee skrywers en Christina Landman sal sorg dat jy jou ernstige opinie kan gee of sommer tong-inni-kies kom saamgesels…

iStart2 Blog : My Message to Donald Trump ... Dr Nigel Crawhall

My Message to Donald Trump ... Dr Nigel Crawhall

Nigel's message to Donald Trump: "Come to Africa. Come and see some of the rural communities. They will teach you a lot about the world. We have all the solutions we need inside Africa. What we do need is cooperation so that everybody works together for the longterm sustainability of the Planet." Dr Nigel Crawhall's lifelong interest has revolved around the relationship between people and our quality of life - internal, external and inter-dependent. This is expressed through social justice…

iStart2 Blog : Sustainability Conversations ... Indigenous or not...

Sustainability Conversations ... Indigenous or not?

Today, groups claiming to be ‘indigenous’ in Africa are mostly those who have been living by hunting and gathering; by transhumant (migratory nomadic) pastoralism and those practicing traditional drylands horticulture including oasis cultures. These different peoples represent the backbone of Africa's traditional knowledge of nature and sustainable development in remote rural areas. Graffiti Removal by Banksy source: Bradshaw Foundation INDIGENOUS OR NOT? Some Africans may be offended by the…

iStart2 Blog : Most Popular iStart2 Radio Shows of 2016

Most Popular iStart2 Radio Shows of 2016

On the iStart2 Radio Show today we highlight our most popular shows of 2016! 1. Cry of Africa: Pops Mohamed and Coenie de Villiers 2. Desperation to Destiny: Dr Stanley Arumugam 3. Activism is Sexy: Kumi Naidoo 4. Rethink the Plastic Bag South Africa: Hayley Mclellan 5. Born to be Wild: Yassie ZA Listen to our heroes in our special compilation with highlights from every show. The iStart2 Sustainability Hero of the Year 2016: We look forward to another 52 shows this year and endeavour to…

iStart2 Blog : Standing Ovation ... #iStart2Sing the Cry of Afric...

Standing Ovation ... #iStart2Sing the Cry of Africa

Hats off to all for sharing your beautiful art and music with all of us on Friday at the Atterbury Theatre! How am I ever going to get the Happy Dancing Zombie out of my head? Thank you for touching so many different emotions. It was good to feel so damn human and proudly South African again! Thank you for making me cry Vangi! Thank you maestros, Pops and Coenie! Thank you all (Cavall, Luna, Sankobo, Tumi & ArtSpoken, Herman (!) , Ashish, Poorvi, Dudu, At, Martin, Lani, Bassbot and Helena…