Community Airwaves

Community Airwaves is an on-line newsletter that aims to provide a communication and knowledge-sharing platform to community radio stakeholders in South Africa. The platform will provide information to its recipients timeously, allow exchange of ideas and advice between and amongst members and associates, promote networking and partnership development. For more information e-mail:

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Introducing the New NCRF Board

At its bi-Annual General Meeting 2005 at the Alpine Heath Resort & Conference Village in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal - the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) elected a completely new Board of Directors. The two-day meeting was hosted on November 10 to 11, in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

The new NCRF Board of Directors are:

1. Chairperson: Ms Geshana Nadesan - KwaZulu-Natal
2. Secretary: Mr David Seale – Western Cape
3. Treasurer: Ms Rebone Molefe - Gauteng

4. Free State - Mr Sechake Mothibedi
5. Mpumalanga - Mr Ben Tebele
6. Mpumalanga - Mr Reginald Kgoedi
7. KwaZulu-Natal - Mr Vusi Shangase
8. Eastern Cape - Mr Luyanda Jimlongo
9. Northern Cape – Mr Garth Damerall
10. North West - Ms Dudu Makapan
11. Limpopo - Mr Sebitjo Malatji

Representatives who attended the bi-AGM 2005 were from the NCRF Member stations, associate members, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Sentech, Open Society Foundation of South Africa, Ungana-Afrika, the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), private companies that are interested in the development of NCRF as an organisation and the community radio sector in general.

For more information on the NCRF Board, visit the NCRF website – link:

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Community Airwaves - keeping you talking...