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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.

The Blessing of Abbey Cross lodge and their carers

The Blessing of Abbey Cross lodge and their carers

Hot Cares has had a special relationship with Abbey Cross Lodge for several years.  Together with the Social Activity Director, Blessing, we have been able to get actively involved in assisting Abbey Cross Lodge, through volunteer work, donations and visiting the frail care residents.

One often hears negative reports about old age homes, but Blessing is truly that – a “BLESSING”. Her warmth, dedication and sincere love for the residents is very special and unique.

In May, Blessing reached out to the Hot Cares team for face masks which we immediately purchased and dispatched to the home. But, unfortunately there have been Covid-19 cases at Abbey Cross Lodge, causing fatalities and job losses for Blessing and 13 of the carers.

We were heartbroken to receive a message from Blessing last week informing us of the deaths at the frail care unit as well as her losing her job.

A big thank you to a special anonymous couple who have been faithfully supporting our Hot Cares Covid Feeding Relief campaign during this period.

 

Hot Cares would like to assist Blessing and have provided her with R5 000 towards monthly expenses. We will also be sending grocery vouchers to the 13 carers who have also lost their jobs and assist them through these uncertain times.

 

Blessing is efficient at admin tasks, has vast experience as a carer and is great with children and the elderly. Should you know of any job opportunities for Blessing please email hotcares@hot919.co.za.

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them

Tim Plewman and his wife, Cathy, founded Cedarwood School for special needs children in 1998. Together, with the assistance of three other families, they were able to establish and finance the school.

Cedarwood School is a wonderful school and thanks to its success, Tim Plewman became involved in Logwood Village- a privately run home for intellectually disabled adults from 18-80.

Logwood Village has just over 100 residents. A large proportion are over the age of 65 or are indigents from disadvantaged communities that are sponsored by the village and need support as they have no one else to turn to. They have full time nursing staff, a medical wing, social work, and psychological support as well as care workers, ground staff and management. But more than that, the home provides a social environment that everybody is involved in, at whatever level they can achieve.

By the very nature of who Logwood Village looks after, they have a high staff ratio of about 1 to 7.  It all costs a great deal of money, but they managed to keep the monthly fees at about R8000 per resident.

Logwood Village also assists an informal settlement with work opportunities. They house 2 workshops where residents and workers assemble products for various companies. The Logwood Village workshop delivers a quality product at a reasonable price, on time, under supervised management and professional accounting.

 Logwood is currently supporting health workers by supplying PPEs – by assembling 380,000 face visors at a rate of 15,000 per day. They have also previously assembled electrical plugs, folded up to 1 million paper serviettes a month for the airlines, assembled Gardena hose fittings, and more.

 

Logwood Village invites established companies, organisations, businesses and NGO’s to partner with them by engaging and committing various outsource projects to the Logwood Village Workshop Zone, thereby engaging in our Hands with Hearts, a joint community outreach programme.

 

Should you wish to get in touch with Logwood Village to discuss outsource projects, or donate funds or sponsor an elderly or indigent resident contact 011-659-0480/0510/0586 or marketing@logwoodvillage.co.za

BNI BIZMASTERS sandwich day in partnership with Chefs with Compassion

BNI BIZMASTERS sandwich day in partnership with Chefs with Compassion

BNI BizMASTERS have accepted the challenge to make 67,000 Sandwiches!

This year, they have partnered with Chefs with Compassion to match their 67,000 soups with our sandwiches… You make the sarmies, they will make sure they get eaten.

Getting involved is easy:

Make your sandwiches

Please make sure you are Covid-19 aware by sanitising your kitchen, sanitising your hands and wear a mask/shield.

Send us a photo

Take a selfie and send it via WhatsApp to 083 793 6019 along with the number of sandwiches you’ve made.

Deliver them

To make life easy, we’ve arranged for drop-off points around Jo’burg (see below). Deliver your sandwiches to them, and we’ll get them to Rays of Hope for you.

 

Find your nearest collection point here