VOW FM 88.1

VOW FM 88.1 is a campus-based community radio station broadcasting from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The station has a variety of music and talk show that reflect the life of the youth, students, politics and tackles social issues. We are on air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit our website on vowfm.co.za

Student Accommodation in Jo'burg

5 EPISODES |  Series, ±15 min episode total time 1 hr 16 min
In this five-part series podcast, we focus on student accommodation in Johannesburg. Finding the perfect home away from home is not always easy, especially when searching in the City of Johannesburg. Boipelo Mooketsi takes listeners on an informative journey and engages with various guests, where they unpack all things funding for student accommodation first-time buyers, student accommodation in the time of Covid-19, and how to create a home away from home at your student accommodation.

Presenter: Boipelo Moeketsi
Content Producers: Hlengiwe Mashinini and Siyabonga Motha
Tech Producer: Elijah Moetsi

Young Entrepreneurs Summit 2021

4 EPISODES |  Series, ±35 min episode total time 2 hr 20 min
Voice of Wits and the Tshimologong Precinct hosted the inaugural Young Entrepreneurs Summit on 24th June 2021. The Summit was targeted at young people who want to start a business or enhance their business skills, as well as learn and engage with other business people.

Civic Tech in Africa

11 EPISODES |  Series, ±33 min episode total time 6 hr 04 min
Civic Tech in Africa is a podcast by the Civic Tech Innovation Network, in partnership with Vow FM. The podcast focuses on the profiling of civic tech initiatives, civic innovators, activists, researchers, social entrepreneurs and others working in the civic tech and other related fields in Africa.

The Covid Report

204 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±25 min episode every 3 days
At the onset of the Covid- 19 pandemic in South Africa when President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster in March 2020, Voice of Wits launched an hour- long daily talk show, The Covid Report. This show focuses on the impact the virus has on various sectors of society. Some of the topics covered include; stories of recovery, how people living in informal settlements are dealing with the pandemic, the impact of the virus on schooling- focusing on home schooling. The LIVE show airs 6 and 7pm Monday to Thursday and is available on podcast after that.

Wits School of Governance

8 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±1 hr 01 min episode every 5 weeks, 1 day
The Wits School of Governance is hosting a number of events in August to give women a platform to “take up space”. We want to use these forums to learn from women, we want our guests to share their knowledge, wisdom and leave us feeling more inspired and on a trajectory for healing, growth and creativity. Our all women panels throughout the month will cover issues around women in business, leadership, crisis communication and gender-based violence (especially during COVID-19).

FEMME Conversations

3 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±15 min episode every day
Welcome to “FEMME Conversations”. This is a three part podcast series titled “Femme Conversations” focussing on engagements which aim to empower, educate and shift perspectives around issues faced by females. Though the content is highly feminine, the dialogues and engagements are also targeted to society at large. The series is hosted Boipelo Mooketsi is a radio presenter, writer and AFDA graduate who is a fervent supporter of the rights of women and children. She believes in lending her voice and using broadcasting platforms to advocate for the injustices faced by children, women, those who are vulnerable and less fortunate. She is in conversation with two guests Tumelo Gracious Ratlhogo and Oyama Botha. Tumelo Gracious Ratlhogo is a 24-year-old woman from Pretoria, who is passionate about women and success. She is currently studying towards her Masters degree in Educational Technology and Philosophy at the Witwatersrand University. Where she also formed part of a feminist organisation called 'Black Women Caucus', where her focus was on epistemic violence and GBV and Oyama Botha is the Founder and Owner for “Yammie Hearts and Curves”, she also a curve model who advocate for body positivity and a Oxford University and the University of Cape Town graduate.

Surviving the 2020 Academic year

1 EPISODES |  Podcast
2020 has been an extraordinary year because of the covid-19 pandemic that has changed our lives. Join us as we look at the impact of the coronavirus on higher learning, and how university students in South Africa have managed to survive the academic year. Broadcast journalist Nokukhanya Mtambo paints a picture in this five part docu series produced by voice of Wits

Tech Insights on VOW FM

5 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±16 min episode every 1 week
Tech Insights is an informative and insightful discussion on developments in the world technology and tech business. The feature is on every Monday between 10 and 11am (South Africa Standard Time). VOW FM presenter and producer Thato Mathibi 'Harvy T' speaks to Kevin Ssemwogerere who is a Chartered Accountant and Digital Innovator to share his independent on various topics.

My journey with Covid-19

11 EPISODES |  Series, ±8 min episode total time 1 hr 36 min
Quarantine is key to stemming the Covid-19 pandemic, but it’s not easy. This podcast series follows the journey of 19 year old Nkosi Mnisi who is a first year student at Wits University. He is currently self isolating in his room at home in the South of Johannesburg.

DREAMS Thina Abantu Abasha

14 EPISODES |  Series, ±4 min episode total time 1 hr 06 min
DREAMS Thina Abantu Abasha is an ambitious youth led programme aimed at reducing HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng. The goal of DREAMS TAA is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.

Growing on the success of the HIGHER HEALTH Future Beats programme, Johnson and Johnson entered into a partnership with HIGHER HEALTH, to broadcast the Dreams Thina Abantu Abasha (DREAMS TAA) initiative through its community and campus radio station network.
The collaboration between HIGHER HEALTH and DTAA involves radio programming through four radio stations namely, Maputaland Community Radio (KZN), Durban Youth Radio (KZN), VOW FM (Gauteng) and Tshwane FM (Gauteng). The aim is to empower AGYW in three key areas, namely, Employability, Leadership and Sexual and Reproductive Health resources.

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