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Alex FM Radio: Programmes Manager

Alex FM is a community radio station that reaches listeners in Alexandra eastern Johannesburg including Germiston, Edenvale, Kempton Park, Sandton, Marlboro and Randburg in Gauteng.

Alex FM, South Africa's fastest growing community radio station seeks to appoint a Programmes Manager, based in Johannesburg.

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Community Radio Ordered to Submit Financial Reports

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has given Radio Teemaneng, a community station, seven working days to submit its financial reports.

The station, which broadcasts from Kimberly in the Northern Cape, has not been submitting its audited financial reports to the broadcasting regulating authorities for past three years.

ICASA spokesperson, Paseka Maleka, points out that the station will present its case to the compliance committee for determination and recommendation to the authority on what sanction to be imposed on that particular licensee.

Community Radio Faces Closure

Bush Radio, one of South Africa's oldest community radio stations, might be forced to stop broadcasting due to severe financial problems.
 
The station’s management have launched an appeal for funds to make up R300 000 in shortfalls, saying the station is ‘teetering on the brink of closure’.
 

NGO Threatens Legal Action Over Broadcasting Licence

A Bulawayo-based NGO, Radio Dialogue, is threatening to take the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) to court if the body fails to issue the organisation with a broadcasting licence.

Radio Dialogue project coordinator, Kudzai Kwangwari, points out that the organisation will soon file court papers against BAZ since it feels there is no seriousness on the board to issue Radio Dialogue with a licence.

Community Radio Takes On Gender and World Cup

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 South Africa, 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.

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