VOW FM 88.1

VOW FM 88.1 is a campus-based community radio station operated 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.

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.

The Covid Report

178 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±25 min episode every 2 days
At the onset of the Corona Virus 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, which focusses on the impact the virus has on various sectors of society. Some of the topics covered include; stories of recovery from people who have been infected with Covid-19, how people living in informal settlement are dealing with the pandemic, the impact of the virus on schooling focusing on home schooling on one show, How students are coping with studying and if the academic year can be saved. The show has also covered the impact in the economy and businesses in general. The LIVE shoe airs 6 and 7pm Monday to Thursday and is available on podcast after that.

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.

Wits School of Governance

1 EPISODES |  Podcast
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).

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.

Dealing with Gender Based violence

0 EPISODES |  Podcast
RSA President Cyril Ramaphosa has called Gender-based violence is South Africa’s second pandemic after the corona virus. GBV reportedly increased dramatically since the government moved the country to lockdown Level 3 on 1 June 2020. Ramaphosa said 21 women and children had been killed in the past few weeks. According to crime statistics released in 2019, 2,930 women were murdered in a 12-month period from 2017 to 2018, amounting to one murder every three hours.

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