The Kaya 959 board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sibongile Mtyali as the new Kaya 959 managing director effective 1 June 2021...
Issued by KAYA 959 10 May 2021
The Broadcast Research Council (BRC) of South Africa has awarded Ipsos the contract to perform the official radio research in South Africa for the next five years...
Issued by Ipsos 3 May 2021
The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has responded to Independent Communications Authority of South Africa's (Icasa) closure of 29 local community radio stations...
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has refuted claims by the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF)...
The number of community radio stations has risen significantly in recent years, with some already having a bigger audience than larger commercial stations...
Thabiso Mochiko 23 Jan 2017
Kimberley - Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says the Department of Communications has the responsibility of ensuring that South Africans migrate from the analogue to digital world, with the help of media and government communicators.
More Matshediso 24 Oct 2014
It won't be business as usual for players in the community media field, as a pledge for increased support from two prominent organisations is set to change how this sector operates from now on.
When the MDDA-Sanlam Local Media Awards open for journalists in November 2013, there will be new categories to encourage more broadcast entries.
In celebration of World Radio Day, UNESCO, in partnership with National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), is hosting a two-day capacity building training on integrating ICT's in radio broadcasting on 13 and 14 February 2013 in Johannesburg.
Community radio operators have supported calls by the Media Development and Diversity Agency for an audit of media brokers who secure lucrative government advertising on their behalf but then fail to pay.
A new magazine titled Motivisi has been launched to encourage the community radio sector and contra some of the negative perceptions around its ability to deliver specific audiences within all LSMs in large numbers and its effectiveness and ability to offer a ROI on an entire brand campaign.
'Marginalised', 'neglected', fragmented and left to fend for itself, the SA community TV ship is gradually sinking, prompting calls for desperate measures. The fate of SA community TV lies with the Department of Communications (DOC), ICASA, Sentech, Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and other stakeholders, which are currently locked in an emergency summit in Boksburg.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 26 May 2010
The world's media eyes will soon squarely focus on South Africa, with millions from across the globe tuning in via multimillion-dollar broadcasts. Yet even as the international media and big broadcasters move in and journalists descend from all over the world, in SA, like much of Africa, community radio is still a key source of information and news for many communities, linking local activities and issues with international perspectives.
Deborah Walter 10 May 2010
South Africa's ‘excessive' media ownership and control at the hands of a very few players continues to be the main topic of discussion in political, media, civil society and academic circles, with some calling for an urgent intervention to regulate what they see as a ‘selfish' and ‘slow-transforming' industry.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 5 Mar 2010
The South African media landscape has failed to engender content diversity in the past 10 years or so, and this draws a conclusion that ownership and control does not always lead to the diversity of ideas, Dr Mashilo Boloka, of the Department of Communications (DOC), said today, Monday, 15 February 2010 in Johannesburg.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 15 Feb 2010
Africa's rural radio community stations, like the audiences they inform and entertain, face an ongoing struggle for survival. In South Africa, where over 50% of community radio stations are said to be based in rural areas, their challenges range from higher signal distribution costs to financial sustainability, shortage of skills, up-to-date equipment to logistics (inability to travel around), among others.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 21 Jan 2010
New members have been elected to the board of the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF).
The issue of media ownership concentration at the hands of a few companies - 95% or so of print media is in the hands of Caxton, Avusa, Media24 and foreign-owned Independent Newspapers, and 42% of radio by SABC - was once again at the forefront of an intense media discussion hosted last night, 29 October 2009 by Amandla Forum in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 30 Oct 2009
The AIDC (Alternative Information Development Centre) and NCRF (National Community Radio Forum) will hold the Popular Media Mindblast 09 in Upington, 6-11 December 2009, together with the NCRF biannual general meeting.
While community media activists and leaders wish to crucify government entities over the ‘lack of support' of their organisations, media specialists warn of an imminent danger the state funding will pose to the editorial integrity of community media. This has emerged at the community media reflection conference held in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 8 - 9 October 2009.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 Oct 2009
The deadline to apply for attendance to the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) and Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC) Community Media Reflection, to be held early in October, is Tuesday, 15 September 2009.
Sanelisiwe Fortunate Cele of Radio Khwezi has been crowned Best Overall Winner in the inaugural 2008 Community Media Awards which took place over the weekend. These awards are an initiative by SABC News, in partnership with the Media Development Diversity Agency (MDDA), National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Association of Christian Broadcasters (ACB) and the Independent Forum for Religious Broadcasting (IFRB).
At yesterday's Monday, 1 October 2007 emergency meeting to resolve the crisis engulfing Soweto's community radio station Jozi FM, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the parties involved put forward proposals to be tabled before the full-sitting of ICASA council today, Tuesday, 2 October.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has called for an emergency meeting today, Monday, 1 October 2007, with the parties involved in the Sowetan community radio station Jozi FM crisis. Recently, Jozi FM has been embroiled in a controversy over control of the radio station by various groups, challenging the legitimacy of the current management and the board.
The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) last week gave the management and board of directors of the Soweto-based community radio station Jozi-FM a list of special conditions that the station must comply with in order to assist with the resolution of the crisis it faces.
Earlier this week, Motsweding FM announced that it has appointed the first female programme manager in the history of the radio station – Sibongile Mtyali. She takes over as of 1 September 2007.
The National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) has elected a completely new board of directors.
The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), has allocated funds to assist small media organisations operating in various parts of South Africa. The grants were given to community and small commercial media projects in line with the MDDA's statutory mandate to such media as part of promoting development and diversity.
In one of the largest community radio collaborations in Africa this year grassroots radio stations from Africa and around the world will be broadcasting 5 hours a day from the World Summit on Sustainable Development's (WSSD).