Nov 22, 2010

Afrikaner: Radio Licence After Two Decades of Waiting

The Afrikaans radio station Radio Pretoria received a five-year broadcasting licence after 17 years of waiting. The station, which has previously operated on temporary permissions, is expected to benefit the Afrikaner farmers community.

Below is an article published by Pretoria News:

Afrikaans station Radio Pretoria has finally been granted a five-year broadcasting licence by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), after a 17-year wait.

"After a sustained battle of 17 years, Radio Pretoria (14.2 FM) has received its broadcasting licence," the station's media spokesman Henk Joubert said yesterday [19 November 2010]. "It is clearly written on the licence that the station will serve an Afrikaner, farmer-based community'," he said.

An Icasa spokesman confirmed the station had been granted a licence. It had been broadcasting on temporary licences for nearly two decades. Joubert said the station had an audience of up to 750 000.