Heinrich Botes attended the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington DC (USA) in July 2012, as a Radio Khwezi foreign correspondent. He reported on the conference during an interview with Marius Gouws on Khwezi’s Wednesday Afrikaans actuality programme . He also set up an interview for Voice of America with the International HIV/AIDS Director of World Vision. At the Conference he met several delegates from South Africa, some of whom recognized the lanyard of his Radio Khwezi press card.
On Saturday 22 September the King of the Zulu Nation King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu was among the dignitaries and the community that attended the Heritage Day event that is held annually at Stanger (KwaDukuza) under Ilembe District Municipalty. This event is the way of commemorating KingShaka, son of King Senzangakhona who was the Zulu King that was victorious and formed the Zulu nation in this province. Delegates from the provincial government were there including the chiefs (amakhosi) and izinduna(headmen) from different tribes in the province.
Welkom by Radio Khwezi!Van 15:00 - 16:00 kan u na Khwezi FM in Afrikaans luister. Ons skop af met nuus, gevolg deur 'n program gevul met verskeie onderwerpe, vermaak en 'n groot verskeidenheid van musiek.
Welcome to Radio Khwezi!From 16.00 - 17.00 you can listen to Khwezi FM in the English language. Beginning with five minutes of news from the BBC, we provide information on various subjects, entertainment and a huge variety of music during the program.
Willkommen bei Radio Khwezi!Täglich von 14.00 - 15.00 Uhr hören Sie das deutsche Programm von Radio Khwezi. Beginned mit fünf Minuten Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle, bietet Ihnen die deutsche Stunde Informationen, Unterhaltung sowie abwechslungsreiche Musik.
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presents “Woza Nendlebe” Midday Show
speaks IsiZulu, English, Venda and Afrikaans
loves reading & research, singing, cooking & baking, travelling, planning events
and favours the taste of seafood, roasted meat and ‘isjingi’ (pumpkin dish)
“Enjoy the blessings that you have received and don’t wish to be someone else.”
presents “Ezomame (Ingxubevange)”
speaks English, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa and a bit of Afrikaans
loves reading, relaxing or being a helper
and favours the taste of chicken and lasagna
Lindiwe strives to uplift her community and enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life, via radio.
“Ladies, let us shine in our families and everywhere. Everyone, let us give love without limit.”
presents “Masiwe Ngedolo”
speaks IsiZulu and English
loves music and taking walks
and favours the taste of – grilled steak, vegetables and fruit
Lindiwe is glad for this means of communicating with people and wishes our listeners much blessing as they listen to Radio Khwezi.
presents “Zimnandi Ngokuphindwa” & Drama
speaks IsiZulu and Englishloves reading, playing computer games, netball or volleyball
and favours the taste of – her mom’s mutton stew
Nomusa loves radio presenting and discovered this interest at Radio Khwezi while doing volunteer work.
“Spread love and kindness wherever you go and strive to make a difference. Bring hope to the hopeless and put a smile on the depressed!”
presents “Very Easy English”
speaks English, IsiZulu and a bit of Afrikaans and German
loves making cards and scrapbooking
and favours the taste of – masala fried mutton chops & green beans
34 years ago Jenny had a life-changing experience that brought her peace and joy, and motivates her in her radio work.
“I love interacting with people and passing on what I’ve learnt”.
speaks Siswai, IsiZulu and English
loves reading and jogging and favours the taste of – veggies and fruit
“Khwezi is one of the only community stations where you get comfort for soul, mind and body. So stay tuned to Radio Khwezi !”
speaks German and English
loves to spend time with his family, enjoys volleyball and is fascinated by LED lighting
Though being from Germany, he enjoys a good sizzling South African braai.
“For me Radio Khwezi is a calling. We have come a long way, but there are new challenges waiting. Let's tackle them! “
is Studio Manager and Technian
speaks Afrikaans and English
loves taking walks
and favours the taste of ‘mieliepap’.
Marius is interested in sound, electronics and in people. His radio work offers a blend of all three interests.
“It’s wonderful to make a small contribution to a great cause.”
Radio Khwezi (which means “the morning star” in isiZulu) is the most successful and largest rural community radio station in South Africa. Situated near Mapumulo in the KwaZulu Natal heartland, Radio Khwezi, a non-profit organisation (NPO), has been broadcasting programming for the community, by the community since 1995. With a broadcast footprint that covers the KwaZulu Natal midlands and north coast areas, Radio Khwezi enjoys the support of over 140 000 listeners a day—the vast majority of whom are from rural, underdeveloped and economically disadvantaged communities. Broadcasting from two transmitters (Greytown on 90.5FM; and Eshowe on 107.7FM), Radio Khwezi broadcasts 80 per cent in isiZulu—each day broadcasting an hour in English, Afrikaans and German. Radio Khwezi works together with the rural communities it serves to develop, produce and broadcast quality programming with sound values geared at educating, empowering, mobilising and uplifting the social, economic and spiritual lives of individuals, families and communities. Programming reflects the interests of the rural community and is balanced with national and international priorities, all presented with a local flavour. The station broadcasts news, current affairs and educational programmes, talk shows and local dramas. Music programmes dedicate the majority of air time to local content while nurturing the talents of local choirs and gospel artists.
The programming and journalistic excellence of this rural community radio station is widely recognised. In the past five years, Radio Khwezi’s awards have included:
This level of commitment and dedication has seen Radio Khwezi “benchmarked” by the media sector in South Africa as an example of excellence in community radio—an achievement made even more remarkable by the fact that the station is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers. A true community radio station, Radio Khwezi is the trusted voice for rural communities in KwaZulu Natal.
Radio Khwezi strives to contribute to a society in which all forms of poverty, discrimination and injustice have been eradicated, and the marginalised rural community is empowered and mobilised to engage in their own development.
Our vision is to be a successful, vibrant and energetic tool for positive change, leading by example as a flourishing, sustainable and professional community radio station.
Radio Khwezi works together with rural communities in the KwaZulu Natal midlands and north coast areas of South Africa to develop, produce and broadcast quality, sustainable programming with sound values to educate, empower, mobilise and uplift the social, economic and spiritual lives of individuals, families and communities.