Mother Bush: Freeing the airwaves in South Africa

Bush Radio logo

The struggle to free the airwaves from state control was part of the larger anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. In Cape Town, Bush Radio was at the forefront, training broadcasters and distributing programmes on audio cassettes until it first illegal broadcast in 1993. In “Mother Bush”, Hélène Michaud tells the story of the campaign to give a voice to the people, and she examines some of the challenges now facing Bush Radio, the “mother of community radio in South Africa. “

Producer: Hélène Michaud

Broadcast: April 30, 2003