National Community Radio Forum

Building an enabling environment and a coherent sector identity.
Ensuring continued healthy growth of community radio in South Africa.

About the NCRF

Community Radio collectively still the No. 1 Radio Broadcasting preference by South Africa with 6,6 million listeners SAARF Rams May 2007.

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.

Latest News

Latest News
NCRF National Conference: 27 - 30 May 2017
The National Executive Committee invites all NCRF members, stakeholders and community media activist...
Apr 19, 2017
Press Statement on the passing of Mr George Christensen
The NCRF Leadership would like to convey its heartfelt condolences to the colleagues, friends and fa...
Jun 13, 2016
Gallery Page National Policy Conference, 13-15 November 2015
Dec 01, 2015
AMARC 11th General Assembly
The National Secretary of the NCRF South African Community Radio Association will be leading the del...
Aug 07, 2015
NCRF on incorrect reporting by South African media
The NCRF has noted with concern the current spread of information that South African media is wrongl...
Apr 22, 2015
NCRF congratulates it members who participated in the MTN radio awards
The stars of SA radio were heralded at a sparkling banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 1...
Apr 22, 2015
NCRF National Policy Conference postponed
Please be informed that due to circumstances beyond our control we were forced to postpone our Natio...
Jul 20, 2014
Volunteers: Brand Communications and Marketing
The NCRF is looking for a volunteer to assist in the Brand Communications and Marketing Unit for 2 m...
Jun 02, 2014
MDDA/Sanlam Local Media Awards 2013
Entries for the MDDA-Sanlam Local Media Awards for the year 2013 open today, 2 December 2013....
Dec 13, 2013
Newly Elected Board of Directors
The National Conference among other things elected the National Leadership who will take stock of th...
Dec 09, 2013
Tribute to Dr Nelson Mandela
A man who dedicated his own life to the South Africans and ensured that democracy is not only said b...
Dec 09, 2013
UNESCO-NCRF Press Release
Two South African community radio stations, Thetha FM in the Orange Farm and Alex FM in northern Joh...
Oct 04, 2013

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