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Name of staff member: Unathi Ndiki

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

What is your background?

I am from East London, in the Eastern Cape province. I would like to describe myself as an artist, an art activist. I have background in performance art theatre. I am also an entrepreneur, and I have a company called Railway Communication, which is concerned with book publishing.

How did you get involved with CRF?

I recently applied for a job at the organisation. Being with CRF is an opportunity to inspire young people to express themselves using radio, and also for them to tell their own stories.

What makes you excited to go to work every day?

To learn from young reporters, to facilitate a conducive learning environment for all of us. I believe that we need to pay particular attention to the issues that young people are dealing with so as to find workable solutions that will be good to everyone.

What has been the highlight of your...

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On September 16th, several students from Centre Of Science and Technology (COSAT) in Khayelitsha, attended the morning plenary at the Global Evidence Summit, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The objective of this summit was to advance the use of reliable research evidence in addressing the world’s most serious health and social challenges. Accompanied by our new mentor, Unathi Ndiki, programme manager Linda Daniels as well as the school principal, Phadiela Cooper, the young reporters had the opportunity to interview each of the presenting experts on the topic of evidence in a post-truth world. These reports will be used in their broadcasts at school.

Take a listen to the interview the young reporters did with public health researcher and advocate, Caroline Weinberg at the Summit.

For more information see this website: www.globalevidencesummit.org

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Gun violence in Alexandra, South Africa

An average of 16 people are killed every day through gun violence in South Africa. Youth reporters from Alex FM in Gauteng share their thoughts and feelings about guns and violence.

The youth talk about the many incidents of violence where guns have had a major and devastating effect. This audio piece forms part of our new project, in partnership with the European Union and Gun Free South Africa, which gets young people to ignite community dialogues about youth experiences of violence, to promote safer communities.

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Our pop-up radio station recently surfaced again, this time in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Menell Media Exchange 2017!

Young Reporters from Mamelodi’s community radio station Mams FM 92.9 and Alexandra Township’s ALEX FM 89.1 joined hundreds of reporters, producers, journalists, and presenters from commercial and public service media at the Duke Mennel Media Exchange conference. We hosted a pop-up radio booth which narrow-casted in the conference venue, where the youth reporters go to speak ‘on-air’ to people working in the journalism sector.

Three young people also presented in a Community Journalism spotlight workshop about how they manage their roles as youth reporters and what the experience has done for their self confidence and interest in the world around them.

Alex FM presenter Neo “Cappuccino” Dithloiso (pictured) says: “My highlights were networking with the big players and interviewing influential people...

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How can we make our communities safer? How can young people contribute to feeling safe in their own communities in South Africa? We recently launched a 2-year project in partnership with Gun Free South Africa, with funding support from the European Union.

Using the power of radio, youth broadcasters will ignite community dialogues about youth experiences of violence, and get young people involved in making their communities safer.

This audio report spoke to some people attending our launch event in Cape Town on August 3rd, to hear more about the project and experiences of violence in different communities.

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