The ANC notes the importance of community radio stations to give a voice to community and promote public participation. The ANC adds its voice to the concerns raised about problems affecting 40 South African community radio stations such as licenses, debts, funding and issues related to governance and accountability. Notwithstanding the various challenges these community radio stations face, they should be assisted to overcome these challenges particularly as we celebrate 25 years of democracy.
The ANC welcomes the recent intervention by the Ministers in the Presidency and communications and digital technologies where an urgent meeting is to be held with stakeholders to deal with all these challenges. Thank you.