Our Mission:

Let radio thrive

Volume is building the future of radio in Africa.

 
 
 
 
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Our Mission

Our mission is to help radio in Africa thrive.

 
 
 South African Media Innovation Programme 2017

South African Media Innovation Programme 2017

Our partners

We currently receive funding from The South African Media Innovation Programme (SAMIP) which is part of the Media Development Investment Fund. 

We were part of the JAMLAB accelerator hosted by WITS journalism in partnership with Ryerson University, Toronto and Journalists for Human Rights.

We have partnered with community activist NGO Grassroot to receive stories from important, areas. And we have partnered with Citizen Justice Network (CJN) who are using the Volume platform for their justice programming.

 

 

Community Radio

Community radio serves 8.9 million South African listeners, yet less than 14% of its news content is local. Not only is this problematic for radio stations, since they need to produce local news to keep their broadcasting licence; it deprives rural listeners of news around them. 
A lack of local news threatens democratic principles, because it takes away a central mechanism that keeps local governments and police services accountable.

 

200+

Community radio stations in SA

Ranging from small stations in rural areas to campus stations in the big urban centres.

 

10+

millions of listeners

Community radio remains one of the most popular free mediums for news and entertainment.

 
 

11+

Official languages

All 11 official languages are used for broadcasting.

 
 

Our Products

Volume has developed a suite of products that enables community radio stations to offer a better listening experience to their audiences.

 

Volume Ads
 

Technology platform

Volume News
 

Creative studio

 

 
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April 2018

Having completed their six months on JamLab’s accelerator programme, the team is well on its way to making an invaluable impact on community radio

Tshepo Tshabalala / Read Full Article

 

 
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Our team

We are based at the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Pop in!

  Paul McNally

Paul McNally

  Segopotso Thothela

Segopotso Thothela

  Roland Perold

Roland Perold