Be local. Be brilliant.

Volume News brings local news back to community radio.


Are you an aspiring journalist?

How It Works

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Volume News reporters investigate in the field

Our mobile app allows accurate, efficient reporting. We cross-reference sources and allow translation into multiple African languages.

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Stories are edited, recorded and sent to radio stations

Stories are checked thoroughly, synchronized to a central database in the cloud and distributed to community radio news rooms.

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Stories are broadcast and follow-ups flagged

News editors broadcast Volume News around the country and then use our platform to search deeper into an issue and build subsequent investigations.

Volume Reporters

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Simon Elias Nwamba

Editorial Manager: Vaal. Simon has years of experience editing news for community radio stations.

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Dinah Sophie Kubheka

Reporter. Dinah loves adventurous stories and specializes in crime and protests.

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Gugu Grace Gaju

Reporter. Gugu sees a story wherever she goes and is drawn to those involving human rights.

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Esau Botipe

Project Manager: Alexandra. Esau is a brilliant networker and an inspiration to his peers.

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Joseph Mosime

Reporter. Known as “King Poet” to his friends, Joseph specializes in stories around arts and culture.

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Smangele Badirwane

Reporter. Dedicated and eager to find the best possible story in her area.

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Vivian Mokoena

Reporter. She has a silky radio voice and a passion for getting stories out into the world.

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Lesego Mohlamme

Reporter. An experienced news hound who lives and breaths current events.

Progress

We have produced 49 stories, recruited 7 reporters, and partnered with 3 community radio stations. Watch this space!

Our Advisors

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Indra de lanerolle
Director at JAMLAB

Johannesburg, South Africa

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JAMLAB
Accelerator Programme

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Richard Bricks Mokolo
Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre

Orange Farm, South Africa