About the NCRF
The National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), registered as a Section 21 Company not for gain, was formed in 1993 in Orlando, Soweto, in order to lobby for the diversification of the airwaves in South Africa, and to foster a dynamic broadcasting environment in the country through the establishment of community radio stations.
The NCRF has about 120 community radio station projects in its membership, with about 75 of the stations on air and others waiting to be licensed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). Community Radio collectively is now the third largest broadcaster nationally according to SAARF 2004B, with almost 5 million listeners in the most rural areas of our country covering all provinces.
May 2014: community radio covers over 26% of radio audience and a total over over 9.2 million listnership.