Community Radio Stations
The ANC adds its voice to the concern of over 40 South African community radio stations possibly being shut down due to lack of licences, crippling debt and funding. The Secretary for the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), stated that these community stations appeared to be under attack by stakeholders who should be empowering their advances, especially as we celebrate 25 years of democracy.
The stations that could be cancelled include, Zibonele FM, UCT Community Radio, The Rock FM, Radio Kaap se Punt and Franschhoek Community Radio. Bush Radio has been fighting to stay on air through crowdfunding campaigns and has requested government assistance, just to stay afloat.
The ANC welcomes the intervention by Ministers in the Presidency and Communications and Digital Technologies where an urgent meeting with stakeholders will be convened in a bid to keep community radio stations on air.