We use radio to amplify youth voices across Africa, giving them the skills and tools to speak about their lives


CRF Youth Reporters interview Graca Machel...read more.


Youth Radio Awards 2014...read more.


Family Photo Day in Manenberg...read more.

This week in the Radio Workshop, the Siviwe Youth reporters in Cape town, share their views and personal testimonies on whether or not people can change. Take a listen!

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The Alex Fm "Bigger than Life" team

After bringing home the Best New Site Award from the YRAs in June, the Alex FM “Bigger than Life” crew just scooped an international prize! The team from Alexandra, South Africa, learnt this week that they won the 2014 WASH Media Award organized by the Swiss NGO WSSCC under the  theme Human Right to Water and Sanitation.

Our Young Reporters from Alexandra, who started broadcasting only five months ago, won with their radio show, in a competition that gathered 100 entries from over 30 countries. One “Bigger than Life”crew member will fly to Stockholm, Sweden to receive the Award during the upcoming World Water Week conference from 31 August to 5 September.


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Youth reporters at the Druiwevlei Community Centre in Manenberg discuss education and the safety at their schools. They explain how gangsterism affects them in and out of the class room and the kinds of distractions that take them away from studies at home. Have a listen!

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Sthembiso Ndumo, "Future Buidling 16" facilitator and YRN 2014 Best Facilitator

My name is Sthembiso Protas Ndumo, I’m from Newcastle in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. I am currently working for the Newcastle Community Radio Station and I am the Facilitator for the YRN Future Building 16 group. In this capacity, I just won the Best Facilitator Award at the June 15th Youth Radio Awards in Cape Town!

I started as a part time presenter doing a teenage talk show named “Talk and Be Heard” in 2004 and then I became a producer from 2006 until 2007. Due to studying purposes I had to leave the station for a few years after I completed my matric in 2007. I then went to Amajuba to Study Electrical Engineering because my mother said, “you need something to fall back on”. 

After that I then went back to radio and became a breakfast show presenter and ... Read More

Naiha (second from left) with the CRF UK team: Emmanuelle, Charlotte and Sophia

 On the 2nd July, Young Reporter Naiha Masih, her parents, and the CRF UK team went to the House of Commons in London to attend the “Youth Achievement Awards” event. This inspirational celebration was organized by the Universal Peace Federation, to honour young people for their exceptional involvement in projects impacting the lives of people around them and beyond.

While collecting her Award, Naiha gave a very inspiring speech relating to her experience visiting CRF Projects in Tanzania earlier this year, how that impacted her on a personal level as a young person, and strengthened her dedication to working with CRF. Naiha is also a member of the Youth Parliament where she was elected in 2013.

There were nine other Youth from across the country who were awarded in recognition of their contributions to NGOs and their communities. The awards were given to the young people by ... Read More

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