Tuks FM spends a colourful day with CANSA

On Friday the 6th of March Tuks FM invited the Shavathon team to the Tuks FM studios in support of the Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA) 12th annual Shavathon held this year. Students from the University of Pretoria were encouraged to spray, shave or wrap their head in support of this great initiative.

Up to 150 students supported, raising R3 620 in a matter of two hours.Tuks FM also added a bit of colour with the addition of a colour wheel to this year’s Shavathon in order to assist participants in deciding which colour to spray their hair. A handful of brave men shaved their hair and the ladies sprayed their hair according to the colour they landed on the wheel.

For more information on CANSA visit www.shavathon.org.za or for more information on Tuks FM email info@tuksfm.co.za.

  Tuks FM hosts a Christmas Party for neglected children

As part of 16 Days of Activism Against Woman and Child Abuse, Tuks FM held a Christmas party at the Pretoria West Branch of the Christian Social Council (CSC) on the 4th of December 2014 in support of children who have fallen victim to abuse. CSC Pretoria West was established in 1936 and render services to the communities of Pretoria West, Proclamation Hill, Quaggasrand and Lotus Gardens. Approximately 80 children ranging from the ages of 2 to 16 joined in the festivities and were offered the opportunity to create their very own Christmas tree decorations as part of an arts-and-craft session. Franco Nieman, Tuks FM’s Lunch Break and Travel Platform presenter, surprised the children in his Santa Claus attire before handing out all the presents which were donated by the public in accordance with CSC’s Christmas wish list. Tuks FM also encouraged the public to buy Christmas presents by promoting the initiative on the Community Calendar from the beginning of November up until the 4th of December 2014. For more information on CSC visit www.cmrn.co.za or for more information on Tuks FM’s community involvement email info@tuksfm.co.za.

  Tuks FM runs for rhinos

On Saturday 6 September 2014, Tuks FM joined Run4Rhinos for the third annual fundraiser event. Run4Rhinos is a veterinary science student initiative aiming to raise funds to help the plight of rhinos. Tuks FM provided music and announcement services on the day to a crowd of 765 people who participated in the race. A total of R45 450 was raised and will be shared between RhODIS and Stop Rhino Poaching’s ‘Rhino Dog project’. For more information on Run4Rhinos visit http://www.run4rhinos.guthar.co.za

  Tuks FM shaves it off for CANSA

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) hosted its 11th annual Shavathon on 1 March 2014.
To support this initiative, Tuks FM invited CANSA on 27 February to take part in a shavathon and spray-on.

The staff members of Tuks FM decorated their hair with bright colours and one brave individual, Quintus Potgieter, DJ at Tuks FM and co-presenter of the Man Cave, shaved off all his hair for this noble cause.

  Tuks FM at Run4Rhinos 

Tuks FM joined in on the fun at the Run4Rhinos event which took place on 7 September 2013. The race, a student initiative, aims to raise awareness and funds for a DNA rhino database.


Wooly Winter is a community outreach program Tuks FM does each year. In 2012 we asked listeners to donate blankets which were distributed to various organizations, including Jakaranda Kinderhuis. We received over R65 000 worth of donations in 2012

  Tuks FM helps fight the freeze this winter

For many people across Pretoria for whom winter consists of fighting the icy cold, Tuks FM, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, brought warmth to their hearts and tummies by donating blankets, food, clothing and much-needed funds.

This year’s goal was to raise a ‘mammoth’s worth’ of goods for the community surrounding Tuks FM. Listeners were able to monitor the progress of the drive on Tuks FM’s website as the project was promoted on-air.

Tuks FM collected 5 415 items of clothing, 1 028 food items, 731 blankets, 634 toiletries and toys and R47 354 in cash. The campaign generated R314 273 worth of donations which is one massive mammoth. Tuks FM would like to thank all of those who made the Woolly Winter campaign such a success by helping to bring warmth and sustenance to many this winter.

Keep an eye on Tuks FM’s online pages to follow the distribution of donations or for more information email Tuks FM at info@tuksfm.co.za.

  Tuks FM visits the Groenkloof Campus for Student Health and Wellness Day

On Wednesday the 11th of March Tuks FM provided sound and entertainment on the University of Pretoria’s Groenkloof campus for their Student Health and Wellness Day.

Prof Irma welcomed students and emphasised the importance of caring for one’s health as a student as it is easier with support from a parent or guardian as a scholar.

Volunteers of the station took part in the TUKS Gym Challenge and handed Tuks FM badges out to students all over the campus. They also discussed how students from any campus of the University of Pretoria could join the Tuks FM team. AmaTuks soccer supports received complimentary tickets for the evening’s game at our stand in support of our Varsity soccer team.

For more information on support services provided by the University of Pretoria visit http://www.up.ac.za/support-services/home or for more information email Tuks FM at info@tuksfm.co.za.

  Tuks FM provides a helping hand on Mandela Day 

On 18 July 2014, Tuks FM joined hands with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tshwane to raise awareness for those who do not have a voice. Tuks FM visited the Watloo branch to perform some tasks and spent time with the animals. An on-air campaign started the week commencing 14 July which encouraged the public to get involved on Mandela Day. The purpose of the campaign was to inform the public of the SPCA’s needs and to encourage them to spend their 67 minutes attending to the animals’ needs.The SPCA received tons of dried and tinned food as well as R2 800 in cash donations on the day. For more information on Tshwane SPCA visit www.spcapta.org.za

  Tuks FM 2014 Woolly Winter campaign bring smiles to those in need this winter 

Tuks FM, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, brought warmth to their hearts and tummies by donating blankets, food, clothing and much-needed funds. Donations of money, blankets, tinned food and clothing to the value of  R200 000 were received. The donations received were distributed to Indaba Zosindiso Orphanage, Elandspoort; Boitumelo’s Children’s Home, Soshanguve; Sunnyside Orphanage, Sunnyside; President Kruger Children’s Home, Villieria; Community of Sant’ Egidio, Tshwane; Child Welfare Tshwane, Brooklyn and Angels Without Wings based in Pretoria North.

  Tuks FM supports Rare Disease Day 

On 6 February 2014 Tuks FM welcomed the Rare Disease Society of South Africa.

The ambassador of the society, Oscar von Memerty who has a rare condition called Maroteaux Lamy Syndrome (characterised by dwarfism amongst other symptoms) entertained students at the University of Pretoria with his smooth moves.

Tuks FM supported the cause by driving the on-air campaign and facilitating the on-campus brand activation outside the Tuks FM studio.

  Mandela Day:67 Minutes at the SPCA

We asked listeners to donate R67 to the SPCA . We wanted 67 donations but got over 250 instead. The crew then spent the day helping out at the SPCA playing with animals and cleaning their cages.


Tuks FM has a great ongoing relationship with the South African National Council for the Blind. Tuks FM crew members took part in White Cane Day which created awareness about the blind and how the community can assist them.

  Tuks FM participates in the Pretoria Bobbies Marathon Above

On Tuesday 22 March, Elizabeth Dreyer of the Pretoria Bobbies Marathon Club joined Tuks FM in studio to talk about the Pretoria Bobbies 3-in-1 Marathon which took place on Saturday the 26th of March.

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  Tuks FM participates in the Pretoria Bobbies Marathon

On Saturday the 14th of March Tuks FM participated in the Pretoria Bobbies Marathon 3 in 1 walk & run at Wonderboom Junction in support of The Pink Drive.

People of all ages were greeted by the eager Tuks FM crew and received a complimentary badge before the race began.

After completing the marathon, runners were encouraged to visit a variety of stalls at the finish line. This included The Pink Drive’s Mobile Mammography Unit where men and women could have a free test after the race. Participants were also encouraged to buy merchandise from The Pink Drive to raise additional funds.

For more information on how to get involved with The Pink Drive visit http://www.pinkdrive.co.za/ or for more information email Tuks FM at info@tuksfm.co.za.

  Tuks FM supports Community Health Day Daspoort

Daspoort Polyclinic is a training facility of the University of Pretoria and celebrated its 50th anniversary of caring for the community on Friday, 12 September 2014 at the Generaal Nicolaas Smit Sports Grounds. Tuks FM provided entertainment on the day through announcement services and music. Services rendered on the day included glucose testing, physiotherapy, oral health services, HIV- testing and eye screening to name a few. All services were free of charge and members from the community could enjoy a free hamburger and cold drink when visiting three of the 30 stalls on the day. For more information on the Daspoort Polyclinic email anita.rautenbach@up.ac.za or for more information on Tuks FM email info@tuksfm.co.za

  Tuks FM aces a hole in one for Wollies Animal Project 

On Saturday, 7 June 2014, Tuks FM joined Wollies Animal Project for a fun golf day fundraiser at the Hillside Golf Course in Pretoria North.
Tuks FM entertained the public with vibey tunes while Tuks FM newsreader, Adrian van der Velden acted as the announcer on the day. For more information on Wollies Animal Project visit www.facebook.com/WolliesAnimalProject

  Run For Rhinos Run 

Run4Rhinos is a walk/run event which donates all proceeds to the conservation and protection of rhinos in South Africa. The Tuks FM crew put on their running shoes and rocked for our rhinos.


Disability Day provided a chance to create awareness about disabilities among students in a fun and creative way. On the day there were wheelchair races, a beautiful performance by a blind group of singers and a chance to interact with guide dogs.

  Tuks FM raises awareness in Hatfield

Tuks FM joined the Hatfield City Improvement District at their 8th annual event on 18 October 2014. Hope Starts in Hatfield is a community event which encourages the public to get involved with local NGOs in support of the caring and well-being of animals and people alike. The public showed their support by completing either the ‘Walk your doggy’ 5km fun run/walk or the ‘Stomp your Paws for Rhinos’ 5km and 10km fun run/walk. Tuks FM supported the cause by providing music and announcement services on the day. The event was also advertised on Tuks FM’s Community Calendar which is an on-air platform that informs the public of non-profit initiatives and events. All profits were donated to non-profit organisations including SAVA Community Veterinary Clinics, Wet Nose, SPCA, Ferral Cats and Friends of Rietvlei (in support of their rhinos). For more information on Hope Starts in Hatfield contact Henriëtte Vorster on hv.cid@lantic.net.