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25 Years and Beyond


At 2pm on the 9 August, 2020, Bush Radio marks the 25th anniversary of broadcasting with a license from the broadcast authority.

Read: Bush Radio, Africa’s oldest community radio station project

9 August 1995 – South Africa’s first National Women’s Day – was chosen because we wanted to honour all the women who had been instrumental in giving rise to the community radio sector and establishing Bush Radio, in particular.

Listen to an audio documentary on Bush Radio and community radio

This year COVID19 has proven the importance of community media in helping the fight against the pandemic, by being a vital source of information and supporting the communities we serve through our programming.

Our events to celebrate 25 years of broadcasting were put on hold, but now we have an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve and look towards the next – dare we say it – quarter of a century!

READ: Radio, community and identity in #SouthAfrica: A rhizomatic study of Bush Radio in Cape Town – By Dr Tanja Bosch

During the pandemic, we can be together via 89.5FM and stream on

The Struggle to launch community radio – Partial Eclipse

Thank you for your support, and keep safe.


Basic protective measures against the Novel #Coronavirus – click here

Official websites for accurate information regarding COVID19:

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19

World Health Organisation

Western Cape Government Health Department

RIP – Neville Alexander (1936 – 2012) – audio


Neville Alexander at the World Conference of African Linguistics in Cologne, Sept 18, 2009

Bush Radio would like to express its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Neville Alexander who passed away on the 27th August 2012.

In memory of the work of Dr Alexander we have made available a recording from a series of programmes produced at Bush Radio called Critical Rendezvous which was broadcast in 2004.

Here Dr Alexander speaks to Dr Tanja Bosch and Joshua Ogada on “Language and National Identity in South Africa” – CLICK TO LISTEN / Right click and save. (MP3 format, 35MB)

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