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


'Boom Talk' Youth Reporters win big!...read more.


Thatho Rachamose, 17 years old...read more.


Linking Generations Through Radio...read more.

The Manenberg team on the (flat) summit of Table Mountain

“On Saturday 12th April, fifteen Manenberg youth reporters went up Table Mountain for the very first time. Scorching temperatures didn’t wilt their spirits and the excitement of towering 1085m above their city was an invigorating perspective.

Since radio is among the things they do best, the young reporters captured it all on their audio recorders, from cable car, to picnic, to the flora and fauna lesson. The Children’s Radio Foundation is grateful to the Table Mountain National Park, Aaniyah Omardien and everyone else who made this adventure possible!

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Thato Rachamose, Young Reporter from GLFM in Limpopo, South Africa

On the 16th of June 2013, the Children’s Radio Foundation hosted the very first South Africa Youth Radio Awards. The awards celebrate the inspirational work of our Young Reporters and our partner Community Radio Stations.

Excited finalists travelled from across South Africa to attend the ceremony, which was the first event of its kind to be held on the continent. It was an opportunity to gain recognition for their work, as well as to meet each other and share stories and experiences of being part of the Young Reporters Network. The event was a tremendous success and demonstrated the varied range and high calibre of the radio programs that our Young Reporters produce.

Thato Rachamose, 17, represented the Boom Talk team from Greater Lebowakgomo FM, who won the Best Feature Award for a PSA on social grants and how to access them. In his winning speech he reflected ... Read More

First time in studio for the Cala crew!

The South Africa Young Reporters Network now counts 18 sites across the country, from only 13 a few weeks ago!
The CRF team has been working hard to set-up five new sites. Alexandra and Mamelodi in Gauteng and Alice, Cala and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, and train 75 new youth reporters.
In the Eastern Cape, the training marks the start of a collaboration with the National Association of Child Care Workers and their great Isibindi model.
Stay tuned as we will be sharing the first radio shows from the new groups very soon!!!
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Last Saturday was World Water Day. We took the opportunity to record an episode of the Radio Workshop, our weekly podcast, on access to water in South Africa. 

While access to basic services has increased in the country in the last 20 years, access to safe water in the home is still a major challenge for many South Africans. The Radio Workshop took a trip out to Khayelitsha township in Cape Town and spoke to two young women who share their experiences of living with and without water, and reflect on water as an essential part of daily life.

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The South African general elections are only a few weeks away and CRF is really keen to know what youth thinks about it!

That’s why we have embarked on a very exciting partnership with Live SA. This great youth-produced magazine just launched its VIP (Voting Is Power) campaign and CRF’s reporters are bringing their voices and microphones to the mix. Youth radio journalists from six sites across South Africa are currently being trained to produce radio shows around the theme of the elections. Soon they will be going around their community asking youth what they think and what they are going to do on the 7th of May. Stay tuned!

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