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Making Waves

Making Waves

By Youla Pandazis
All waves carry energy. So do these. Another characteristic of waves is “reflection”. We have adopted this too. Catch the waves, reflect and share the positive energy! Join Youla Pandazi for many interesting chats and views.
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Easter Holy Week 2021
The Corona virus pandemic has affected all areas of our lives, and Easter is no exception. Youla Pandazi spoke to the President of the Hellenic Federation of South Africa, Mr John Spyridis, and the President of the Hellenic Community of Cape Town, Mr Theo Scholiadis, about Easter this year, 2021, and the Covid regulations. 
31:45
April 25, 2021
2 days before the event - Mr Johnny Spyridis
The latest update on the 25th of March Celbration of 2021.
16:39
March 19, 2021
Saheti Music Department - Mrs Theano Fygkiori
Youla Pandazis spoke to Mrs Theano Fygkiori, music leader, about the Saheti Music Department.
18:01
March 19, 2021
Mrs Anastasia Krystallidis and the 5 Greek Qualities - Episode 3
Mrs Anastasia Krystallidis, is a former Executive Head of Saheti school and was a teacher there for four decades. In this episode, we continue the series of shows that the Hellenic Federation of South Africa has asked her to present, on 5 significant Hellenic Values. We focus on Democracy in this show and foucus on Athens, where Democracy was birthed. 
54:46
March 12, 2021
Freedom Dance - Alexa Tompras
The Hellenic Federation of SA has been working on a Freedom Song with original music, to commemorate the significant milestone of 200 years from the start of the Revolution to Freedom in 1821. Alexa Tompras joined our team as the dance choreographer, for the Freedom Song. Youla Pandazi spoke to her on Hellenic Radio about her dance routine and Greek music. 
09:43
March 4, 2021
Mrs Anastasia Krystallidis and the 5 Greek Qualities - Episode 2
Mrs Anastasia Krystallidis, is a former Executive Head of Saheti school and was a teacher there for four decades. In this episode, we continue the series of shows that the Hellenic Federation of South Africa has asked her to present, on 5 significant Hellenic Values. We start of speaking about the Value of "Knowing thyself", and then move on, to discuss the Values of Patriotism, Self-Sacrifice, and the unique Hellenic Value, known as "Filotimo".
55:26
March 4, 2021
Mrs Anastasia Krystallidis and 5 Hellenic Qualities - Episode 1
Mrs Anastasia Krystallidis, is a former Executive Head of Saheti school and was a teacher there for four decades. In this episode, we get to know her a little better, and start the series of shows that the Hellenic Federation of South Africa has asked her to present, on 5 significant Hellenic Values. 
01:02:01
February 26, 2021
The Giant Greek Flag - follow the progress!
Join the Hellenic Federation of South Africa, to break the record for the largest thread-sewn Greek Flag in the world! 1500 square meters and over 250kg of fabric... Buy 1 square meter for R500 and join the project! This is a call for all SA Hellenes to Unite!
18:03
February 25, 2021
Freedom Dance 1821 - 2021
An update on our Freedom Dance and a snippet of the song!
02:47
February 21, 2021
The Giant Greek Flag currently being made at the Germiston Hall!
Join the Hellenic Federation of South Africa, to break the record for the largest thread-sewn Greek Flag in the world! 1500 square meters and over 250kg of fabric... Buy 1 square meter for R500 and join the project! This is a call for all SA Hellenes to Unite!
17:09
February 18, 2021
The Giant Greek Flag currently being made at the Germiston Hall!
Join the Hellenic Federation of South Africa, to break the record for the largest thread-sewn Greek Flag in the world! 1500 square meters and over 250kg of fabric... Buy 1 square meter for R500 and join the project! This is a call for all SA Hellenes to Unite!
09:34
February 18, 2021
Freedom Dance 1821 - 2021, Episode 3
200 years ago, on the 25th of March 1821, Greeks started a revolution against 400 years of Ottoman rule, and regained their freedom. In 2020, Hellenes the world over, are commemorating this very significant milestone of our history and planning special initiatives to celebrate. The Hellenic Federation of SA has been working on a Freedom Song with original music to commemorate this occasion. Kyrio Babi Pappas, from the Saheti School Bouzouki Music department, assisted us in completing the song and Youla Pandazi spoke to him on Hellenic Radio about the song.
21:10
February 18, 2021
What is the Giant Greek Flag Initiative?
Join the Hellenic Federation of South Africa, to break the record for the largest thread-sewn Greek Flag in the world!  1500 square meters and over 250kg of fabric...  This is a call for all SA Hellenes to Unite!  Evie Eleftheriadis, Peter Baladakis and Marylou Kazantzas spoke to Youla Pandazi about the initiative on Hellenic Radio. 
07:45
February 15, 2021
25 March 2021 - Full speed ahead!
2021 marks 200 years from the start of the 1821 Greek Revolution, that led us to freedom from the Ottoman Empire. Hellenes the world over are commemorating the event and the South African Hellenic Federation is excited to be a part of it all, with their initiatives! In this podcast, Youla Pandazi speaks to Evie Eleftheriadis, Peter Baladakis and Marylou Kazantzas, from the Hellenic Federation of South Africa. We chat about the Federation's goals for the year, the Freedom Dance and the Giant Greek Flag Initiative for the 25th of March Celebration! Associated websites: https://www.hellenicfederationsa.com/ https://nahysosa.co.za/
47:44
February 12, 2021
The Greek Freedom Dance Initiative
200 years ago, on the 25th of March 1821, Greeks started a revolution against 400 years of Ottoman rule, and regained their freedom. In 2020, Hellenes the world over, are commemorating this very significant milestone of our history and planning special initiatives to celebrate.  One of these initiatives for the South African Hellenes, is a Freedom Song. Inspired by the Jerusalema Dance challenge, we're creating a dance challenge with Hellenic rhythm! 
07:29
February 6, 2021
Pater Georgios Tsiftsis - Hero of 2021
As we begin our "Heroes of '21... Continued!" campaign, we honour Pater Georgio Tsiftsis. Thank you to the Hellenic Community of Bloemfontein for nominating this very special Hero! Click the link to see a video created to remember his work: https://youtu.be/m2YJH3mcR1M Dear Members It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Pater Georgios Tsiftsis, priest and teacher of The Hellenic Community of Bloemfontein. Pater Georgios served the community for 20 years and became a bedrock in the Hellenic Community of Bloemfontein. A servant of God who lead the community and guided its Greek Orthodox faith. A quintessential teacher inspiring his students to loving our Greek language. A family man who cared for and nurtured his family. Pater Georgios body of work was legendary. On the Federations recent visit with the General Consul and Cultural Attaché in November 2020, we witnessed the complete respect and love the students displayed to their Priest and teacher. The enthusiasm displayed in the manner he engaged with all the members of the Community at large as Father, brother and friend was tangibly contagious and wonderful to witness. We mourn with his wife Varvarra, 3 beautiful children and the Community for the loss of this special person. We were all privileged to have known and interacted with Pater Georgios in the time he spent on this earth. O theos na ton anapafsi Aionia tou h mnimi Zoi se mas May He rest in peace and may His memory be eternal. With Sympathy, HELLENIC FEDERATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
25:54
February 5, 2021
25th March 2021 - The Giant Greek Flag Initiative gets going!
2021 marks 200 years from the start of the 1821 Greek Revolution, that led us to freedom from the Ottoman Empire. Hellenes the world over are commemorating the event and the South African Hellenic Federation is excited to be a part of it all, with their initiatives! In this podcast, Youla Pandazi speaks to Mr John Spyridis, the President of the Hellenic Federation of South Africa and chats to Mr Costa Kolatsis, the Secretary of the Board of the Hellenic Federation. We also speak to Mr Chris Ghenes, a paqssionate Hellene, who came up with the Giant Greek Flag idea, and who will help in the building of this wonderful Flag.  Associated websites: https://www.hellenicfederationsa.com/ https://nahysosa.co.za/
49:40
February 5, 2021
An audience with the SA President on the 25th of March 2021
Mr John Spyridis, President of the SA Hellenic Federation, speaks about the initiative to meet with the President of our country, on Greece's National Day. 
01:33
February 2, 2021
The Greek Flag Initiative 2021
The SA Hellenic Federation is building a massive Greek Flag for the 25th of March Celebration of 2021, to commemorate 200 years from the start of the 1821 Revolution! We need our community's help. Mr John Spyridis and Mrs Evie Eleftheriadis, President and Deputy of the SA Hellenic Federation respectively, spoke to Youla Pandazi on Hellenic Radio about this very exciting initiative.
14:18
February 1, 2021
Hellenic Federation Heroes of 2021 campaign
Kolokotronis, Bouboulina, Karaiskakis, General Yannis Makriyannis, Athanasios Diakos, Rigas Feraios, Papaflessas, Manto Mavrogenous, Kanaris, Miaoulis… these are the heroes of 1821 that Hellenes celebrate every year on the 25 of March! These are 1821 heroes, but in 2021 we continue to have heroes amidst us… many are unsung heroes, who give of themselves with love and dedication.  As we commemorate 200 years from the start of the 1821 Greek revolution, the Hellenic Federation of South Africa wants to honour these modern day heroes, by getting our community to nominate those people who have made a difference! Perhaps it’s a doctor, a teacher, or a person who has continually shown kindness to others in our community. Let us know! We'll send a link shortly!
01:27
February 1, 2021
Mr John Spyridis on the difficulties of Covid
A few minutes on the difficulties that the Hellenic Federation of SA dealt with during Covid19.
04:27
February 1, 2021
25th March 2021 - Starting the countdown to the day!
2021 marks 200 years from the start of the 1821 Greek Revolution, that led us to freedom from the Ottoman Empire. Hellenes the world over are commemorating the event and the South African Hellenic Federation is excited to be a part of it all, with their initiatives! In this podcast, Youla Pandazi speaks to Mr John Spyridis, the President of the Hellenic Federation of South Africa and Mrs Evie Eleftheriadis, the Deputy President and gets to know more about the newly elected Board. Listen in to find out what the Federation is planning for their 25th March celebration, that will be taking place on the 21st of March 2021! PRESIDIUM President John Spyridis Deputy President Evie Eleftheriadis Vice-President Panayiotis Baladakis Secretary Costa S. Kolatsis Treasurer Marylou Pappas Kazantzas EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Alex Isaakidis Chris Christodoulou Christina Gerasis Dimitrios Koutakis Harry Hajiphilippou Kostas Kapatos Michalis Scholiadis Nassos Martalas Nick Kakoullas Youla Pantazis
01:00:20
January 29, 2021
The 'Great' Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn - A Live Event planned!
Youla Pandazi spoke to Marilena Griva, the Cultural Advisor of the Greek Consulate of Johannesburg, about the Live Event planned to observe the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. This year, the “Christmas Star” will “shine” on the 21st of December and will be visible in Greece at 17.30 (GMT+2), just before sunset and at 19:15 (GMT+2) in South Africa, just after sunset. Almost every 400 years the two giant planets align considerably with our planet, resulting in a very close encounter of the two, as observed from our planet. This is what will happen on the 21st of December 2020.  Ellinogermaniki Agogi, has partnered with the Observatory of Boyden in South Africa and Skinakas Observatory in Crete, to organise a live broadcast of the observation of the phenomenon, from both the North and the South Hemispheres. Alongside the observation, which will take place weather permitting, presentations have been planned, regarding our solar system and offering educational opportunities for teachers and students.  The link to the Live event is:  www.youtube.com/user/ellinogermaniki/ This collaboration is an initiative between Greece and South Africa spearheaded by the Consul General, Mr. Ioannis Chatzantonakis, with the intention that Hellenes throughout the world experience this phenomenon and likewise celebrate the work of Mr. Paraskevopoulos . We would also like to thank the efforts and initiative of the Hellenic Community of Bloemfontein.
24:40
December 19, 2020
An English interview on the commemorative 1821 medal "FORERUNNER".
In 2021, Hellenes and Philhellenes the world over, will be celebrating 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821. The commemorative medal "Forerunner" launches the Numismatic Programme of the Committee "Greece 2021" to celebrate the bicentennial of the Revolution of 1821. Youla Pandazi spoke to Mr Ernesto Panayiotou, the General Manager for Transformation, Strategy and International Activities of the National Bank of Greece about the "FORERUNNER" coin. Golden Sponsor of the Numismatic Programme of the Committee "Greece 2021" is the Bank of Greece. The exclusive distributor of FORERUNNER is the National Bank of Greece. Visit www.nbg.gr to buy this exclusive, commemorative coin. The Committee Greece 2021, is involved with planning the celebrations for the landmark anniversary of 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821, and is organizing a comprehensive layout of projects and events which will aim at reintroducing Greece, from the beginning of its contemporary history to today, in this course of 200 years. https://www.greece2021.gr/en/committee-greece-2021/the-objective-of-the-committee.html
08:43
December 10, 2020
A commemorative medal "FORERUNNER " to celebrate 200 years since the 1821 Greek Revolution.
In 2021, Hellenes and Philhellenes the world over, will be celebrating 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821. The commemorative medal "Forerunner" launches the Numismatic Programme of the Committee "Greece 2021" to celebrate the bicentennial of the Revolution of 1821. Youla Pandazi spoke to Mr Ernesto Panayiotou, the General Manager for Transformation, Strategy and International Activities of the National Bank of Greece about the "FORERUNNER" coin. Golden Sponsor of the Numismatic Programme of the Committee "Greece 2021" is the Bank of Greece. The exclusive distributor of FORERUNNER is the National Bank of Greece.  Visit www.nbg.gr to buy this exclusive, commemorative coin. The Committee Greece 2021, is involved with planning the celebrations for the landmark anniversary of 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821, and is organizing a comprehensive layout of projects and events which will aim at reintroducing Greece, from the beginning of its contemporary history to today, in this course of 200 years. https://www.greece2021.gr/en/committee-greece-2021/the-objective-of-the-committee.html
17:51
December 10, 2020
A greek interview on the commemorative 1821 medal "FORERUNNER".
In 2021, Hellenes and Philhellenes the world over, will be celebrating 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821. The commemorative medal "Forerunner" launches the Numismatic Programme of the Committee "Greece 2021" to celebrate the bicentennial of the Revolution of 1821. Youla Pandazi spoke to Mr Ernesto Panayiotou, the General Manager for Transformation, Strategy and International Activities of the National Bank of Greece about the "FORERUNNER" coin. Golden Sponsor of the Numismatic Programme of the Committee "Greece 2021" is the Bank of Greece. The exclusive distributor of FORERUNNER is the National Bank of Greece. Visit www.nbg.gr to buy this exclusive, commemorative coin. The Committee Greece 2021, is involved with planning the celebrations for the landmark anniversary of 200 years since the Greek Revolution of 1821, and is organizing a comprehensive layout of projects and events which will aim at reintroducing Greece, from the beginning of its contemporary history to today, in this course of 200 years. https://www.greece2021.gr/en/committee-greece-2021/the-objective-of-the-committee.html
09:21
December 10, 2020
1821 Electronic Card Contest - English interview Dr. Marilena Griva
Dr. Marilena Griva, the Cultural Advisor of the Greek Consulate, spoke to us about the exciting 1821 New Years Card Competition that the  Consulate General of Greece in Johannesburg is holding. The theme of the card is: "2021: 200 Years since the Greek Revolution". THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS THE 16th DECEMBER 2020 The contestants may submit one project each. The size of the 2-D card should not exceed 21 x 29.7 cm (A4). Contestants are free to sdesign the card  using materials of their choosing and in their personal style (painting, collage, photography, electronic painting, etc.) The cards must be sent in scanned form, or as a photo (as an attached file) to the email address of the Consulate General of Greece in Johannesburg grgencon.jhb@mfa.gr by the 16th of December. There is no charge to participate in this competition, and participants have no claim whatsoever from the Consulate General regarding the copyright-intellectual property of the works they will submit.
04:17
November 30, 2020
1821 Electronic Card Contest - Greek interview Dr. Marilena Griva
Dr. Marilena Griva, the Cultural Advisor of the Greek Consulate, spoke to us about the exciting 1821 New Years Card Competition that the  Consulate General of Greece in Johannesburg is holding. The theme of the card is: "2021: 200 Years since the Greek Revolution". THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS THE 16th DECEMBER 2020 The contestants may submit one project each. The size of the 2-D card should not exceed 21 x 29.7 cm (A4). Contestants are free to sdesign the card  using materials of their choosing and in their personal style (painting, collage, photography, electronic painting, etc.) The cards must be sent in scanned form, or as a photo (as an attached file) to the email address of the Consulate General of Greece in Johannesburg grgencon.jhb@mfa.gr by the 16th of December. There is no charge to participate in this competition, and participants have no claim whatsoever from the Consulate General regarding the copyright-intellectual property of the works they will submit.
20:30
November 30, 2020
Meze Foods
Eleni Papadopoulos and Athina Ferendinos spoke to Youla Pandazis on Hellenic Radio about Meze Foods, delicious Greek cuizine, the passion for food and the love of entertaining. MEZE FOODS With the desire to bring authentic and traditional Mediterranean products to South Africa, Mezé Foods began its journey in 1974, selling a range of dips and pita breads. Its repertoire has since grown to include a variety of products, from cheeses and breads, to olives and pesto. This proudly Greek, family-run company was bought by Nick Papadopoulos in 2003 and, with his focus and determination it expanded its range of produce and grew into the established brand it is today, distributing nationally to the retail and hospitality industries. Visit their website on https://www.meze.co.za/
31:40
October 30, 2020
OXI Day 2020 - Mr. John Phillipou
Mr. John Phillipou, chairman of the Hellenic Federation of South Africa, spoke on Hellenic Radio and gave his message of unity to Hellenes. More than ever, Hellenes should stand united and look to the past for inspiration and as motivation to follow in the footsteps of our heroic forefathers. "Ζήτω η Ελλάδα!"
13:19
October 27, 2020
Saheti 2020 - Teachers' Day Tribute - 6 October
Inspired by World Teachers' Day, in this episode the Saheti 2020 team pays tribute to teachers, Basil Katakuzinos and Andonia Papavarnava chat on air, on Hellenic Radio and train live. as we listen to the messages from the Headmaster of Saheti School, Mr. Warwick Taylor, the Principal of the Primary School Mrs. Sophia Zachariou and the Principal of the Preprimary School, Mrs. Angela Barclay. 
49:41
October 7, 2020
2 October show Dr. Despina Andreanis - About her
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating our community since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving us current information and advice.  In this episode we asked her to tell us about herself and her journey in the world of Medicine. Everyone's personal story gives a glimpse into their inner being and shines a light on their purpose - listen in!  Email Dr. Andreanis at d.andreanis@gmail.com or doctorandreanis@gmail.com
33:37
October 5, 2020
The SA Cypriot and Hellenic Community celebrate 60 years of Cyprus' Independence
Cyprus marks 60 years since its independence from Britain this year, 2020.  The SA Cypriot and Hellenic Community acknowledged this significant occasion on Hellenic Radio. Chairperson of the Cypriot Brotherhood of South Africa, Mr Harry Hadjiphillipou and Vice Chairperson of PSEKA, Mr Costa Kolatsis, spoke to Youla Pandazi on this anniversary. The discussion also turned to the South African Cypriot and Hellenic Community, that is dynamic and closely knit.  https://cbsa.co.za/ https://nepomak.org/cya/ https://pseka.org/
28:44
October 1, 2020
The Path of Being - Episode 5
In this series of podcasts, we will delve into the world of the self. Join Youla Pandazi and Nicole Economou, an educational psychologist for this journey. In this episode we look at the critical voice within all of us - the voice that is always ready to tell us we aren't good enough. We discuss ways to teach it to speak to us more kindly and change the conditioning that makes us feel bad about ourselves.
39:15
September 26, 2020
18 Sep Hellenic Radio Show Dr. Andreanis (Topic: Cholesterol)
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist. In this episode she discusses the importance of checking our Cholesterol levels. Email Dr. Andreanis at d.andreanis@gmail.com or doctorandreanis@gmail.com
22:50
September 21, 2020
18 Sep Hellenic Radio Show, Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating our community since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving us current information and advice. Dr. Andreanis has offered to give us advice on different medical topics each week, as well as update us on the Covid-19 pandemic. In this episode she discusses the importance of checking our Cholasterol. Email Dr. Andreanis at d.andreanis@gmail.com or doctorandreanis@gmail.com
32:07
September 21, 2020
18 Sep Hellenic Radio Show, Vocalist Marianthe Panas
Marianthe Panas is a young 19-year old vocalist that is making waves in the South African entertainment industry and who has recently moved over to the UK to continue her studies and theatre and music. She spoke to Youla Pandazis on Hellenic Radio.
20:57
September 20, 2020
Saheti 2020 podcast #7
In this episode Andonia Papavarnava and Basil Katakuzinos chat about Democracy, and ouch on issues of Democracy that have come up during the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness. An interesting read... https://www.un.org/en/observances/democracy-day
36:10
September 19, 2020
Machi Filotimo Cancer Project - 11 September
Evy Michalopoulos and John Comninos spoke to Youla Pandazis about the Machi Filotimo Project, on Hellenic Radio. The Machi Filotimo Cancer Project is a Non-Profit Company registered in 2019 and their goal is to raise awareness for people diagnosed with cancer. Their purpose is to create awareness about Cancer, to educate on early detection and to render palliative care to cancer patients. Together with their partners, they work harmoniously in all areas related to addressing Cancer control objectives in order to take care of patients with cancer and support families of survivors. They are proud to be associated with numerous partners including the Cancer Association of South Africa, CANSA and HOSPICE WITS to name but a few. To find out more about our organization, please visit their website: www.filotimo.org.za
35:59
September 17, 2020
Dr. Andreanis - Asthma in children
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist. In this segment she touches on Asthma in children. Email Dr. Andreanis at d.andreanis@gmail.com or doctorandreanis@gmail.com
03:00
September 14, 2020
Dr. Andreanis - Learn about your Thyroid
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist. In this episode she discusses the importance of checking our Thyroid. Email Dr. Andreanis at d.andreanis@gmail.com or doctorandreanis@gmail.com
12:52
September 14, 2020
11 Sep Hellenic Radio Show Dr. Andreanis (Topic: Thyroid)
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating our community since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving us current information and advice. Dr. Andreanis has offered to give us advice on different medical topics each week, as well as update us on the Covid-19 pandemic. In this episode she discusses the importance of checking our Thyroid. Email Dr. Andreanis at d.andreanis@gmail.com or doctorandreanis@gmail.com
27:00
September 14, 2020
Advocate George Bizos Tribute - Executive Headmaster of Saheti
Mr Warwick Taylor spoke to Youla Pandazi on Hellenic Radio to pay tribute to Advocate George Bizos. SAHETI School was established in 1974 by a group of founders under the leadership of Advocate George Bizos. Its doors were open to all, welcoming widely diverse communities to share in its values-driven, universal education.
07:49
September 13, 2020
Advocate George Bizos Tribute - Hellenic Federation
Chairman of the Hellenic Federation of South Africa, Mr John Phillipou, spoke about Advocate George Bizos on Hellenic Radio.
14:49
September 12, 2020
Advocate George Bizos tribute - Katy Katopodis
Katy Katopodis, one of the Directors of Nala Media and the News Director of Newzroom Africa spoke about Advocate George Bizos and paid tribute to him.
19:25
September 12, 2020
Dr Despina Demopoulos on Hellenic Radio
Dr Despina Demopoulos, a paediatric intensivist at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, spoke to Youla Pandazi on Hellenic Radio about her life lessons during Covid-19 and the fun Jerusalema dance challenge that spread positivity to everyone. Thank you to the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre for all their work during Covid-19!
26:33
September 10, 2020
Katapult Business School bursary opportunity
Mr George Zachos, founder and director of Katapult Business School, spoke to us on Hellenic Radio about the 4 bursaries he is giving to Nahysosa and the Hellenic Community. Katapult believes that all students with a passion for learning should be allowed to study for a degree, as this will lead to betterment of their quality of life. Many students exit high schools but still lack basic analytical and other skills. Katapult believes that such students need to be motivated and trained in soft skills to assist them in succeeding with their studies. Katapult intends to assist students to excel in their studies by offering them personalised hands-on tuition. It is Katapult’s belief that all people want to improve their lives and, by encouragement and genuine support, students will rise to the occasion. Katapult believes that students must acquire analytical skills, among other skills, and be exposed to experiential learning during their formal years of study. This will prepare them for a successful working career. https://www.katapult.ac.za/ https://anchor.fm/youla-p/episodes/NAHYSOSA-Katapult-Bursary-eivpmt
41:12
September 3, 2020
NAHYSOSA Katapult Bursary
Some VERY exciting news ! NAHYSOSA are so excited and grateful to have been offered four bursaries for  Hellenic students to study at Katapult Business School. If you have any questions, please contact Anastasia or Konstandino. Applications are for 2021 and we encourage you all to apply #bursary #hellenicyouth #katapultbusinessschool #marketing #marketingbursary #education
14:32
September 1, 2020
Lucas Ioannides on the Greek Sporting Club
Exciting times at the Greek Sporting Club! The new entrance is nearly finished and everyone is invited to visit and enjoy the Greek Restaurant, the play areas and partake in the various sporting activities. Lucas Ioannides, the GSC chairman, spoke to Youla Pandazi on Hellenic Radio. The Greek Sporting Club was formed in 1958 and was initially formed as a Hellenic Community Club, but with time, has transformed into a club serving all the communities which reside in the surrounding areas. The Club is ideally situated in the suburb of Senderwood, Bedfordview in Johannesburg, next to Saheti School and is easily accessible from the N3 highway. https://greeksportingclub.co.za/
19:34
August 20, 2020
#changeforher campaign
Katy Katopodis, a Director of Nala media and News Director of Newsroom Africa, spoke to Hellenic Radio about the #changeforher campaign that they initiated on Women's Day, on the 9th of August 2020, Have a look at the South African Coat of Arms, listen to the interview and decide for yourself. Sign the petition on https://room405.tv/changeforher/
14:35
August 19, 2020
The Path of Being - Episode 4
In this series of podcasts, we will delve into the world of the self. Join Youla Pandazi and Nicole Economou, an Educational Psychologist, for this journey. In this episode we look at coping with the various losses brought about by the Corona virus Pandemic. 
43:52
August 13, 2020
7 August Hellenic Radio Show Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating our community since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving us current information and advice. In this episode she discusses the vitamins that can help boost our immune systems in order to assist us if we do contract Covid-19.  Email Dr. Andreanis at d.andreanis@gmail.com
32:08
August 8, 2020
7 August Hellenic Radio Show Athanasia Kassimiotis
Frere Hospital Frontline medical staff joined the Jerusalema dance Challenge, to stand in solidarity with their Covid-19 patients and bring joy and rhythm to all. They danced for those who could not at this time and uplifted all those around them. Hellene, Athanasia Kassimiotis, a physiotherapist at the hospital, was one of the dancers and she spoke to Youla Pandazi about the experience.
19:59
August 6, 2020
The Path of Being - Episode 3
In this series of podcasts, we will delve into the world of the self. Join Youla Pandazi and Nicole Economou, an educational psychologist for this journey. In this episode we look at the anxiety that we're experiencing in the days of Covid-19 and find tools to cope. 
47:29
August 6, 2020
31 July Hellenic Radio Show Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating our community since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving us current information and advice.
50:59
August 5, 2020
31 July 2020, Andreas Doumas on Hellenic Radio
Andrea Doumas fills us in on the latest News in Greece. Listen to him live on Friday mornings on Hellenic Radio at 10.15am.
16:50
August 5, 2020
Helen Damalis Stevenson, Chairperson of the Hellenic Ladies Association of Cape Town
Helen Damalis Stevenson, Chairperson of the Hellenic Ladies Association of Cape Town, spoke to Youla Pandazi about the Association and the events that assist the community.   The committee of ladies is made up of the following wonderful ladies:  COMMITTEE PRESIDENT - HELENÉ STEVENSON  VICE - NONI VAYANOS BUHLER  TREASURER - ANGIE HADJIDAKIS GOFF  SECRETARY - SALLY COMITIS  CHRYSTALLA FERNANDES  HELENE TOMAZOS  NATALIE PROTOULIS  MARIA ANAGNOSTELLIS LIMBEROPOULOS  GEORGIA HADJIDAKIS  The Hellenic Ladies Association of Cape Town would like to thank all the people, families and companies that support them:  - PHILLIPOU FAMILY - MEDITERRANEAN DELICACIES – Vayanos / Lourandos / Buhler Families • PROTO TRADING – Zitianellis Family • SPAR SEA POINT – Janine & George Argirakis family • RIALTO FOODS – Michele Mirotto • HADJIDAKIS GROUP – Hadjidakis family • VILLA 47 – Michele Mirotto • MANO’S RESTAURANT – Mano Coulentianos • GREEK FISHERMAN & CITY GRILL - Protoulis Family • CANDYTRON – Carvounes Family • BURGER & LOBSTER – Protoulis-Tsiftikides-Carrara • MELONCINO – Protoulis-Carrara • CAFFE NEO – Michael Elias • GREEK RESTAURANT – Helen & Helen • CALDIS FURNITURES – Caldis Family • DANTE WELLNESS & SPA – Teresa Stefanutti • CAROL MCLENNAN • KATHRIN LANFRANCHI • SUZANNE LEVY • LEON CCXIX INTERIORS – Pim & Rob Van Veen • XOXO CERAMICS – Lexi Kanias • SO GIFTED – Courtney Lourandos • OLYMPIQUE – Anita Lourandos • JULIEHELENE • MARI KUSHNER • LINDA SING • KIMBERLEY KUTTEL • KATYA LASPATZIS PHOTOGRAPHY • KOUKLA MOU JEWELLERY – Katya Laspatzis • LIQUID BLAST ENERGY DRINK – Ari Laspatzis • VIKSON FASHION ACCESSORIES – Vikki Sampson • DIGITAL DIAMONDS – Nicky Buhler • MADONNA WINES – Dimitra & Dimitri Philippou • WYNNYA PRODUCTS – Tina Boast • TUPPERWARE – Lind Sing • MAGAZINES – John Psillos • L & C MESSARIS BROS • GREEK RESTAURANT – Helen & Helen • THE CRAFT OF TRAVEL –Vicky Pappadopoulos • NEW KINGS HOTEL – Romeo Da Luz • BAILEY SCHNEIDER – MC • SOX GEORGIADES – DJ Sox - Sound & Music • DANIEL WULFSOHN – DJ – Sound and music • TALLYMASTERS - Corina Protoulis & Viola Hunter • PARK CENTRAL LIEFESTYLE – Stevenson & Comitis • KUHLE PRODUCTIONS – Wilna & Louise • DELAIRE GRAFF WINE ESTATE – Tanja Van Arnim • KWV – Lesley Paulse • MASTERCHEF – Sue Ann Allen • ROSY’S HIRING – Mustufa Gani • CAROLINE FINE FLOWERS – Caroline Dickenson • SAVVAS & SON JEWELLERS – Demetriou family • THE CRAFT OF TRAVEL – Vicky Papadopoulos • SIMPLY EVA JEWELLERY – Eva Deaconos • METROPOLITAN GOLF COURSE – Yianni Kritzas • BOATWORLD – Levy Family • TALLYMASTERS – Corina Protoulis & Viola Chloe Hunter • WYNONA PRODUCTS – Tina Boast
17:30
July 30, 2020
24 July Hellenic Radio Interview Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating our community since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving us current information and advice. 
27:23
July 26, 2020
Nahysosa President Kosta Kappatos on Hellenic Radio
The National Association of Hellenic Youth and Student Organizations of South Africa (NAHYSOSA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 which acts as an umbrella body to 9 nationwide affiliates. https://nahysosa.co.za/about-us/ NAHYSOSA membership is accessible to any member of South African youth and is not limited to those of Greek or Cypriot descent. Yes, philhellenes wishing to immerse themselves in hellenic culture are most certainly more than welcome!
27:06
July 26, 2020
24 July 2020, Andreas Doumas on Hellenic Radio
Andrea Doumas fills us in on the latest News in Greece. Listen to him live on Friday mornings on Hellenic Radio at 10.15am.  In this segment, he spoke to us about the Church of Hagia Sophia, as it opened as a mosque, allowing Muslim prayers for the first time in 86 years.  
19:31
July 25, 2020
The Path of Being - Episode 2
In this series of podcasts, we will delve into the world of the self. Join Youla Pandazi and Nicole Economou, an educational psychologist for this journey.  In this episode, we discuss the bumpy terrain of parenthood during Covid-19, and look at tools that we can use to assist our children though their difficulties at this time.  For assistance with children please contact the following organizations. JPCCC ~ Johannesburg Parent Child Care Counselling Centre CMI ~ Children’s Memorial institute ( Childline, Fight With Insight) CAFU ~ Child, Adolescent and Family Unit, Charlotte Maxeke hospitable ( Jhb gen) SADAG FAMSA LIFELINE
50:30
July 21, 2020
17 July Hellenic Radio Show Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating our community since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving us current information and advice.
40:56
July 17, 2020
17 July Show with Dimitris Komlikis
Dimitris Komlikis, our presenter from Greece catches up with us on Hellenic Radio.
10:12
July 17, 2020
Wendy Alberts from RASA on 1422AM 17/07/2020
Wendy Alberts, chairlady of the Restaurant Association of South Africa, spoke on Hellenic Radio and updated the listeners on the situation the restaurant industry has been facing during the time of Covid-19.
21:02
July 17, 2020
The Path of Being
In this series of podcasts, we will delve into the world of the self. Join Youla Pandazi and Nicole Economou, an educational psychologist for this journey. 
41:10
July 15, 2020
26 June Hellenic Radio update Katy Katopodis
Katy Katopodis is a director at Nala Media, the Deputy Chair of SANEF and News Director at Newsroom Africa. she has been updating us through the covid-19 pandemic.
04:29
July 7, 2020
26 June Hellenic Radio Interview Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Despina Andreanis, a specialist physician and endocrinologist,  gives us updates during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
30:40
July 7, 2020
Mindful Minutes
Nicole Economou, an educational psychologist and friend,  joins us to inspire a few minutes of mindfulness.   
02:56
July 6, 2020
26 June Hellenic Radio show Nomikos Old Age Home
The Greek Old Age Home at Agio Nektario at Orange Grove, is a beloved organisation that houses our elderly community. In this show we discuss the Covid-19 times at the Old Age Home and the efforts made by our community and the Hellenic Federation of South Africa to assist them. 
38:50
July 1, 2020
A tribute for our beloved Maestro Theodoro Georgopoulos
On the 15th of June we lost a talented musician, true friend and valued community member. He was taken from us so suddenly and we feel a great void. This show is a small token of appreciation for all he has done for our children and our community. He gave us so much and flooded our homes with music. We are sure he will continue to play his bouzouki with the Angels and we will listen for the sweet melody in our dreams! Watch the moving video that he created with his pupils and close co-workers on youtube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQZSdK1H0-Y
01:22:21
June 26, 2020
19 June Hellenic Radio Interview Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Despina Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating our community since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving us current information and advice.
45:05
June 23, 2020
19 June Hellenic Radio Show Andreas Doumas
Andrea Douma was a presenter at Hellenic Radio and has been updating us and keeping us in touch with what's happening in Greece during Covid-19. 
21:08
June 19, 2020
Saheti 2020 podcast #6
The Saheti 2020 learners interview Fred Schouwink, the educational psychologist of Saheti. The discussion was around the psychology of Covid-19, especially with regards to children going back to school during this pandemic.   
40:16
June 18, 2020
12 June Hellenic Interview Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating us weekly on Covid-19 in South Africa. 
38:33
June 17, 2020
12 June Hellenic Radio Show Andreas Doumas
Andrea Doumas is an educator and a former presenter at Hellenic Radio. He updates the South African Community about the various topics in Greece. 
23:26
June 12, 2020
5 June Hellenic Radio Interview Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Andreanis is a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist and has been updating us weekly on Covid-19 in South Africa.
33:28
June 5, 2020
The Restaurant Collective Movement
Natasha Sideris is the creator and founder of the successful tashas restaurants. Natasha opened the first tashas in Atholl, Johannesburg in 2005. Since partnering with Famous Brands in 2008, many more tashas have opened in South Africa, but also, in Dubai. She speaks to Youla Pandazis about the Restaurant collective Movement that she has started during the Covid-19 pandemic with other well-known Restaurant chains and her vision for this movement.  
23:02
June 3, 2020
Greek Rock Band 15 50
Youla Pandazi spoke to members of the Greek Rock band 15 50, Roussetos Dimitroglou and Mina Tsigos. 22 years in the industry and going strong!  Οι 15 50 είναι ένα ελληνικό ροκ συγκρότημα, που δημιούργησε το 1998 ο Ρουσσέτος Δημητρόγλου. Από το 1998 που δημιουργήθηκαν μέχρι και σήμερα, οι 1550 χαράσσουν τη δική τους πορεία μέσα στο τοπίο της Ελληνικής Ροκ σκηνής. Από την δημιουργία τους μέχρι και σήμερα, οι 15 50 εμφανίζονται τακτικά, περιοδεύουν ανά την Ελλάδα αλλά και την Κύπρο και κάνουν επιλεγμένες εμφανίσεις στο εξωτερικό. Έχουν συνεργασίες με μεγάλα ονόματα του χώρου, όπως ο Βασίλης Παπακωνσταντίνου, η Έλενα Παπαρίζου, οι Νίκος Ζιώγαλας, Λάκης Παπαδόπουλος, Γιάννης Γιοκαρίνης, Αντώνης Ρέμος,Πάνος Μουζουράκης,Παντελής Παντελίδης, Γιάννης Ζουγανέλης, Δημήτρης Σταρόβας[11] και πολλούς άλλους.  Μέλη:  Ρουσσέτος Δημητρόγλου: 1998- σήμερα, Κιθάρες  Mηνάς Τσίγκος: 2012-σήμερα, Φωνή  Τάσος Σταύρακας: 1998-σήμερα, Πλήκτρα  Χάρης Γρυπαίος: 2016-σήμερα, Τύμπανα
59:30
May 31, 2020
Machi Filotimo Cancer Project - Podcast 01
Evy Michalopoulos and John Comninos spoke to Youla Pandazis about their Machi Filotimo Project. The Machi Filotimo Cancer Project is a Non-Profit Company registered in 2019 and their goal is to raise awareness for people diagnosed with cancer. Their purpose is to create awareness about Cancer, to educate on early detection and to render palliative care to cancer patients. Together with their partners, they work harmoniously in all areas related to addressing Cancer control objectives in order to take care of patients with cancer and support families of survivors. They are proud to be associated with numerous partners including the Cancer Association of South Africa, CANSA and HOSPICE WITS to name but a few. To find out more about our organization, please visit their website: www.filotimo.org.za
38:35
May 26, 2020
Saheti 2020 Podcast #2
The Saheti learners from the show Saheti 2020 are back!
35:02
May 23, 2020
22 May Hellenic Radio Interview Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Andreanis, a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist, has kept us updated on Hellenic Radio during the Corona virus pandemic.  
33:24
May 22, 2020
HFSA's 2nd Vice President, Michali Scholiadis on Hellenic Radio
Michali Scholiadis, 2nd Vice President of the Hellenic Federation of South Africa (HFSA), spoke to Youla Pandazis about some of the initiatives of the HFSA to support the community during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as their new digital presence. There is a definite intent to bring the Hellenic Community of South Africa closer. Listen to the podcast!
20:16
May 22, 2020
15 May Hellenic Radio chat with Katy Katopodis
Katy Katopodis is a director at Nala Media, the Deputy Chair of SANEF and News Director at Newsroom Africa. She has been updating us throughout the South African lockdown.
14:29
May 16, 2020
15 May Hellenic Radio Interview Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Andreanis, a Specialist Physician and Endocrinologist, has kept us updated on Hellenic Radio during the Corona virus pandemic. 
29:18
May 16, 2020
Saheti 2020 podcast 01
We’ve started our Saheti 2020 podcast! Join us weekly as we catch up remotely with the Saheti team. This week we discuss social issues that learners are facing during lockdown and we hear what Basil, Christian, Shriya and Lutfiya have been up to.
29:13
May 15, 2020
Interview on ERT3 with Chrysa Samou
The Greek and South African Hellenes came together during Covid-19 to uplift the community through music. The video touched many people and this is a brief interview on this video.
07:08
May 15, 2020
Radio Parapolitika Bouzouki video interview
A radio interview with Maria Lemonia and Elena Karamihalou from radio Parapolitika, discussing the Bouzouki video made during Covid-19.
11:48
May 15, 2020
1 May Hellenic Radio interview Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Andreanis, a specialist physician and Endocrinologist, has been keeping us updated on Hellenic Radio during the Corona virus pandemic. 
27:57
May 8, 2020
Christina Kyriakou and the initiative for a food Drive during Covid-19 - 1st interview
Backed by Archbishop Petros, the Hellenic Federation of South Africa and SAHETI school, Christina encourages the community to assist in helping impoverished people duringCovid-19.
13:48
May 8, 2020
Christina Kyriakou discussing her involvement in a Food drive during Covid-19 - 2nd interview
So many people are reaching out during Covid-19. Listen to Christina Kyriakou tell us her story.
05:03
May 8, 2020
SAHETI Learners on Hellenic Radio
The SAHETI 2020 show is a new initiative, to teach learners about radio as part of the cultural curriculum at the school. Learners posted messages during the Level 4 part of the South African lockdown for the listeners. Also in this episode, grade 12 SAHETI prefect, Nicholas Christofides, spoke to us about how he used his 3D printer to print face shields for healthcare workers.
16:54
May 8, 2020
8 May Hellenic Radio interview Dr. Despina Andreanis
Dr. Despina Andreanis, a specialist physician and Endocrinologist, has been keeping us updated on Hellenic Radio during the Corona virus pandemic . 
26:18
May 8, 2020
Hellenic Federation of South Africa Initiative with Maestro Georgopoulos, on Hellenic Radio, part 2
Just a few days before the release of the Bouzouki video, "Greek and South African Hellenes come together during Covid-19", maestro Georgopoulos touched base with the Hellenic Radio and gave us more reason to look forward to the music/bouzouki video that will be coming our way. This interview is in Greek.  Tune into Hellenic Radio on radiosa.org/hellenic/ 
38:53
May 8, 2020
Build up to the Bouzouki Video in English
A prologue to the bouzouki video made by Greek and South African Hellenes during Covid-19.
03:47
May 8, 2020
Psychologist Nicole Economou on Covid19 stress
A brief discussion on the stresses we are feeling in these times of Covid-19 with psychologist Nicole Economou and some advice on how to cope. 
37:49
May 4, 2020
Chatting with Nikki Bush
Nikki Bush is a Human Potential and Parenting Expert. Here was her advice on dealing with the uncertain times of Covid-19.
24:04
May 2, 2020
Hellenic Federation of South Africa Initiative with Maestro Georgopoulos on Hellenic Radio
Music will be proven to be the international language, yet again, as talented young musicians from Greece and South Africa, collaborate to join their musical forces to uplift and unite. South African Hellenes and Greek music students, who have been honing their skills, playing traditional Greek music and instruments for years, have followed the call of the music, to collaborate and send a message of togetherness and strength to the world. The orchestrators of this initiative are En Xordo, in Patra, Greece and its director, Maestro Theodoros Georgopoulos, in collaboration with the Hellenic Federation of South Africa. The vision is for the famous theme song called Zeimbekiko tis Evdokias, to travel the world with its message of strength and passion, to inspire others to come together, but also for the talented musicians themselves, to feel more connected in this time of isolation. With technology as the global stage, the young musicians from Greece and South Africa will play the famous Zeimbekiko, in a mini production that will bring together cultures and nations. As the music plays, it will be evident that we are all interconnected and that together we can emerge stronger through difficult circumstances. The viewer will hear the voice of music itself (read by Youla Pandazis)  introducing the video, as Penny Georgopoulou plays the santouri: “I am a melody born on the turquoise waves of the Mediterranean, A rhythm from the heart of Greece… I am a strength born of South African soil, A coming together of nations… I am the symphony that surrounds your senses, A power that stirs your soul… I am the beauty of the human spirit, A love that grows in all… I… in all my magnanimous glory…am music!” A great deal of behind-the-scenes work is ongoing with much excitement as its fuel.
18:41
May 2, 2020