World Radio Day: South Africans urged to continue supporting radio

Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya has urged South Africans to continue supporting radio as it remains one of the powerful media platforms. The world commemorates World Radio Day on Sunday, under the theme ‘Trust and Radio’. Siweya has acknowledged the role of the medium in attaining freedom. “We celebrate this day, we want to call on everybody to continue to utilise the platform, to continue to support various media stations to ensure that we attain and maintain…

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Investment in Radio-Key to Africa’s Connectivity

In a continent that grapples with limited ICT infrastructure and access to internet and digital technologies, radio remains the leading communication medium in Africa with the highest audience and the widest geographical coverage catering to roughly 800 million Africans that remain offline as outlined in a 2021 report by the International Telecommunication Union. While modern technologies that compliment radio broadcast such as internet have been received with skepticism, radio, has over the years, predominantly emerged as a trusted and…

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