Cape Town, South Africa-based Children’s Radio Foundation Company, a Nonprofit Organisation called Radio Workshop, marked 100 years of radio broadcasting in South Africa on this World Heritage Day, Sunday, September 24, 2023.
Over the years, the South Africa-based Radio Workshop emphasised the significant role of Radio in connecting people and highlighted its impact and development in the nation.
The Radio Workshop is the Children’s Radio Foundation Company and a nonprofit Organisation in South Africa which aims to bring Youth’s creativity, local knowledge, and passion for handling the problems that matter to them and their communities.
This Radio Workshop, founded in 2006, delivers information in Local language and a Youth-friendly manner. Its Radio shows weave together personal narratives and information on these issues to create dynamic radio shows.
As per the reports received, this Heritage Day, South Africa 2023, marked 100 years since the first radio broadcast in SA. While 80% of South Africans still listen to Radio.
Sikelela, a young reporter from the Eastern Cape, extended her pleasure while marking Heritage Day. She said: “Radio has changed my life. It is always there when I need a friend to inform me about an important topic. When I need a friend to entertain me and when I need a friend to engage with. I am never lonely with Radio.”
Over the last 100 years, the South African community has seen Radio take on multiple roles. From political stations to radio drama, Radio moves comfortably between being a news source and offering entertainment.
The broadcast in 11 of South Africa’s official languages connects people to their communities and each other.
Notably, Heritage Day is also known as National Braai Day. Braaing is an essential part of African Culture. It’s a moment to come together to share the good food and feel the same love around the fire.