About us

The NCRF is a national, membership-driven association of community radio stations and support service organizations. Radio station members are independent non-profit CBOs – owned and run by diverse local communities who actively participate in the development of programming activities, for sustainable non-discriminatory local development.
The National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), registered as a Section 21
Company not for gain, was formed in 1993 in Orlando, Soweto, in order to
lobby for the diversification of the airwaves in South Africa, and to foster a
dynamic broadcasting environment in the country through the establishment of community radio stations.

Our work is to build an enabling environment and a coherent sector identity
- ensuring continued healthy growth of community radio in South Africa.