In South Africa, 140 community radio stations obtain licences

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Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

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On April 19, South Africa's Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, announced that more than 140 community radio stations have been licensed in the country. Many of them are already in operation.

While presenting the five-year strategic plan for the Ministry of Communications, Mrs Muthambi also announced that support will be provided to the community radio stations and to municipalities that are not yet serviced by them.

Furthermore, studies will be made by the Ministry to understand the impact of the service.

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