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Food Boys and Hot Cares assist Kwena Molapo Pre-school

Food Boys and Hot Cares assist Kwena Molapo Pre-school

Kwena Molapo Pre-school opened 25 years ago and is situated in the Lanseria informal settlement. It provides care and early childhood education to the children in the area and the pre-school also provides meals to the community.

 

Currently the land is occupied by over 500 families residing in shacks with over 2000 community members. This area is one of the poorest in Gauteng with 95% of its community members being unemployed. The area has no water, proper sanitation facilities or electricity.

 

Operating with limited resources Kwena Molapo Pre-school has made remarkable strides in the ECD sector but is in desperate need for assistance with groceries so that they can continue to provide meals to pupils and families in the area.

 

Thanks to the generosity of Eric and the team at Food Boys Hot Cares will be sending food items valued at R5000 to the school – making sure the little ones are well fed during these difficult times.

 

A friend in need- Elsie and Samantha

A friend in need- Elsie and Samantha

Samantha got in touch with Hot Cares to ask for assistance for her fellow colleague Elsie. They both work at a healthcare centre and unfortunately, Elsie is going through an extremely difficult time. Elsie and her husband Pamfi have two wonderful children, a 4-year-old called Justine, and a bouncy six-month-old son called Francis.  They recently bought their first home, a flat in Ferndale.  A happy complete family.  That was, until two weeks ago.

 

Pamfi was working long hours from home, and he started to feel thirstier than normal. He put it down to the long hours, but unfortunately it was much more than that.  He had gone into kidney failure and was admitted to hospital immediately.  He was diagnosed with Covid-19, and they started dialysis for his kidneys. Sadly, his body did not respond, and he passed away six days later.

 

Elsie now finds herself having to deal with the emotional roller coaster of having to be mum and dad to two little children, grieve the loss of her beloved husband, and try to ensure that they do not lose their home.

 

Hot Cares thanks Samantha for her contribution, friendship and for reaching out to Hot Cares for assistance.  We want Elsie to know that she has many people standing by her during this immensely difficult time, and that Hot Cares will help lighten her load by giving her R5000 towards her needs.

Hot 91.9FM announces their support for The Portuguese Forum of South Social Solidarity Food Drive

Hot 91.9FM announces their support for The Portuguese Forum of South Social Solidarity Food Drive

Hot 91.9FM and the Portuguese Forum of South Africa have partnered to present the Social Solidarity Food Drive which will take place on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at a secure venue where communities and established charity groups can set up a marquee to receive donations.

In addition, procession trucks loaded with pallets of donated food from local farmers and companies will attend the Social Solidarity Food Drive before delivering their donated items to the nominated food banks.

The aim of the Social Solidarity Food Drive is to bring as many compassionate resources from the cultural community groups, corporate brands, farmers, charity groups and the public together in one place, in a show of force for good.

The drive-through is designed to help those in need, Ferreirinha says, “but also to highlight the many, often unrewarded South Africans who do amazing work to help. They are what makes South Africa great.

Save the date now and join in this moving tribute to community and the importance of the outstretched hand at the corner of Atlas Road and Silver Wings Boulevard, Parkhaven, Kempton Park on Sunday 6 September 2020 at 09h00.

 

For all queries, please email: info@socialfooddrive.co.za

For more details, please visit our website www.socialfooddrive.co.za

Facebook Page: www.facebook/socialfooddrive

Instagram: www.instagram.com/socialfooddrive

Twitter: www.twitter.com/socialfooddrive

 

Hot 91.9FM lights up to support #LightSAred Campaign

Hot 91.9FM lights up to support #LightSAred Campaign

Hot 91.9FM today announced its support for the #LightSAred campaign taking place on 5 August 2020 between 6pm and 8pm. The Hot 91.9FM building, located in Northriding will be lit in red for the duration of the initiative.

 Hot 91.9FM managing director, Lloyd Madurai says, “We wholly support the #LightSAred campaign. As a radio station, we’ve always had a mutually beneficial relationship with the live events industry, and of course, we work hand in hand to create all the iconic and unforgettable events that Hot91.9FM has hosted over the past few years. We stand together with them in solidarity and assist in making their voices heard”.

 The industry (comprised of freelancers, venues, theatres, companies and businesses), has been unable to work since the blanket ban on all events due to the risk adjusted strategy implemented by government in South Africa, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic since 15 March 2020.

 Similar initiatives have successfully taken place across the world where buildings, monuments, landmarks, structures and empty theatres have been illuminated in “Emergency Red” to highlight the enormous challenges facing live events, music and performing arts sectors. In the UK, #LightItinRed saw over 670 buildings lit, while in Germany, the #NightofLight2020 had an incredible 9 000 sites lit, to mention a few.

 South Africans in the industry are called to join the campaign and light buildings in red to raise awareness of this industry’s plight. Individuals, companies and anyone concerned about the future of live events can participate by lighting a building, an empty stage, a garden or any object in red, then taking a photo and sharing it on their social media platforms while including the campaign hashtag, #LightSAred. The general public are encouraged to play a role by taking photos of red buildings and sharing them on social media.

 Visit  www.lightsared.org.za to find out how you can participate.

 

 The South African Events Industry Plight

The South African events industry is dying, and we are being ignored. Our aim is for government and financial institutions to extend financial relief to those who earn a living in the technical production and live events industry until we are permitted to resume work. In addition we need the South African government to engage with elected leaders within SACIA and the SA Events Council, and provide a platform for our voices to be heard. Lastly, #LightSAred demands that the government recognize and support the Non-Profit Organisations that are trying to sustain destitute members of the technical production and live events industry. Help us light the warning beacon and #LightSAred to remind government and private industry just how much is at stake.

Hot 91.9FM is on the go this August

Hot 91.9FM is on the go this August

On 16 August 2020 Joburg’s hottest radio station Hot 91.9FM will join The Breast Health Foundation in a challenge to complete 2 million steps for cancer at the annual “One Step at a Time” virtual walk.

Participants are invited to join the walk anytime between 06h00 and 18h00 and use this opportunity to celebrate the journey of cancer survivors, as well as build a powerful and inspiring message to unite as a community to continue cancer awareness globally.

 Hot 91.9FM and The Breast Health Foundation invite all South Africans to get involved and participate in this incredible initiative and honour and support everyone who has been affected by Cancer. #OneStep 2020 – Make A Difference.

 Event details: 

 

At Home With Dylan Rogers Podcast is a hot new feature on the Hot 91.9FM digital platform, which follows Dylan as he enters the homes – well, during lockdown that’s on the end of a Skype call – of South Africa’s sports stars to find out what makes them tick. Their likes and dislikes, hobbies, family life, daily routines etc, while focusing more on the personality and the individual, as opposed to the on-field star. He’s already chatted to some of South Africa’s biggest stars – AB de Villiers, Erik van Rooyen, Schalk Brits and Penny Heyns, with plenty more in the pipeline. To check it out go to www.hot919.co.za

 

Hot 91-9 Lock and Load Deal – NSBC Members get a further 10% discount! 

For most businesses, it hasn’t been business as usual for far too long.

And that’s why Lock ‘n Load on Hot 91.9FM is a uniquely designed on-air radio package to help SMEs survive as well as thrive. Through our no fuss, zero hassle online portal, SME’s can cash in on dramatically reduced rates for  20 second live reads across all daytime, weekday shows  – from 06h00 – 18h00.

 

Visit our Hot Shop on www.hot919.co.za and let our community know about your limited or special lockdown offer if you’re an SME certified to operate in Joburg at this time.

 

By far, one of the biggest on-air drives this year and a first for radio the world over, is Get SA Working – initiated by ProfitShare Partners and powered by Hot91.9FM. Get SA Working is offering SMEs their share of R100 million in capital support for transactions or pending purchase orders, from a minimum of R250 000 and maximum R5 million per transaction.

 

In addition, successful applicants, of the R100 million funding, will have until the end of May 2021 to create the most jobs and stand a chance of winning R1 million in cash. Stay tuned to Hot91.9FM for ongoing updates and visit www.getSAworking.co.za or www.hot919.co.za for more information.