Local Voices

WITS RADIO ACADEMY  |  Podcast , ±3 min episodes every 4 days  | 
Local Voices was established in 2019 as an election project. The partnership between Wits Radio Academy, the Media Development and Diversity Agency, the Children’s Radio Foundation, Africa Check and Open Society Foundation was meant to support election reporting on community radio. It has now made a return as a pilot project to give the work done at community radio level a wider range.

It is about stories of ordinary South Africans who have pinned their hopes on democratic South Africa to pay true to her promise of a free, fair and equal society.

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12
OCT
2021

Local Voices - Local Elections 2021 Show #2

We looked at what the African National Congress and Congress of the People has to offer the residents of Johannesburg time around. The spokesperson of the ANC in Johannesburg Region Sasabona Mangaye shared what his party is aiming to do for the City of Johannesburg should they be elected to power.

We also spoke to COPE mayoral candidate for the City of Johannesburg Colleen Makhubele on how she aims to revive the party and also their plans to serve should they be given the vote to govern the city of gold.

We wrapped up the show by speaking to one of CJN's Senior Paralegal, Drops Marotholi on service delivery issues in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District Municipality.
05
OCT
2021

Local Voices - Local Elections 2021 Show #1

We looked at the 2016- 2021 term of political parties in Gauteng municipalities. Political Analyst Sanusha Naidu, from the Institute of Global Dialogue, gave her analysis on how the parties performed previously and also the different political parties' factions that they had during the build up to the 2016 local government elections.

We also spoke to Political Analyst Professor Barry Hanyane from the North West University, on the current political spectrum across South Africa and also possibilities of coalition after the upcoming local elections.

We wrapped up the show by speaking to one of CJN's Seniof Paralegal, Innocent Moloi, on service delivery issues in the Emfuleni Municipality.
28
JAN
2021

Makhubele happy to be going to Parliament

Limpopo’s Ponani Petunia Makhubele is amongst four candidates who have been sworn in as members of Parliament in a hybrid swearing in ceremony by the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Lechesa Tsenoli.
26
JAN
2021

Anger over demolishing of houses in KZN

The community of Mpumpula in Duvela, kwaCeza, in KwaZulu-Natal is irate after White people destroyed their homes. Home owner, Nkosingiphile Mnguni, says the White men are making false ownership claims.
26
JAN
2021

Uproar over demolishing of houses in Mpumpula

The community of Mpumpula in Duvela, kwaCeza, in KwaZulu-Natal is irate after White people destroyed their homes. Ward 4 councillor, Manyomfana Masondo, from the Ulundi Municipality is calling for an intervention.

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