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BBC gives South African youth a voice - live from Soweto


Category: World Service

Date: 18.05.2006
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World Have Your Say has teamed up with local South African youth station Y FM for a special live broadcast from the heart of Soweto.

 

BBC presenter Ros Atkins will host the hour long debate with Y FM presenter Leslie 'Lee' Kasumba.

 

The broadcast takes place on Monday 22 May at 8.00pm local time (1800 GMT).

 

Listeners can take part by sending their opinions and questions in the following ways:

 

SMS text message
+44 77 86 20 60 80

 

Telephone
+44 20 70 83 72 72

 

Email
worldhaveyoursay@bbc.co.uk

 

Online
bbcnews.com/worldhaveyoursay

 

Ros Atkins said: "We are excited to be broadcasting live from the heart of Soweto with Y FM. Young people are the future of Africa and we want to give them an opportunity to debate the topics most important to them and bring their voices to a global audience.

 

"We also want listeners, especially young people across the world, to text, email and phone us and use the BBC to talk with each other and be a part of this global dialogue."

 

Bondo Ntuli, Y FM's Programme Manager, said: "Y FM is a groundbreaking urban radio station. We have set many trends over the years which is why we are now the country's most popular youth station. For many young South Africans we define youth culture.

 

"Our listeners expect us to create platforms allowing them to engage with other young people on issues that interest and concern them. Partnering on this special broadcast with a world class station such as the BBC World Service proves that we are listening and responding to them."

 

BBC World Service programmes can also be heard nationwide through SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation):

 

  • Cape Town on Bush Radio 89.5 FM
  • Durban on Radio Hindvani 91.5 FM
  • Johannesburg on 1485 AM Radio Today
  • KwaZulu Natal on Radio Khwezi 90.5 FM and 107.7 FM.

 

BBC programmes can also be accessed via Multichoice DSTV channels 50, 51 and 52.

 

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Date: 18.05.2006
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