Be local. Be brilliant.

Volume News brings local news back to community radio.

Are you an aspiring journalist?

How It Works


Volume News reporters investigate in the field

Our mobile app allows accurate, efficient reporting. We cross-reference sources and allow translation into multiple African languages.


Stories are edited, recorded and sent to radio stations

Stories are checked thoroughly, synchronized to a central database in the cloud and distributed to community radio news rooms.


Stories are broadcast and follow-ups flagged

News editors broadcast Volume News around the country and then use our platform to search deeper into an issue and build subsequent investigations.

Volume Reporters

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Simon Elias Nwamba

Editorial Manager: Vaal. Simon has years of experience editing news for community radio stations.

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Dinah Sophie Kubheka

Reporter. Dinah loves adventurous stories and specializes in crime and protests.

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Gugu Grace Gaju

Reporter. Gugu sees a story wherever she goes and is drawn to those involving human rights.

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Esau Botipe

Project Manager: Alexandra. Esau is a brilliant networker and an inspiration to his peers.

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Joseph Mosime

Reporter. Known as “King Poet” to his friends, Joseph specializes in stories around arts and culture.

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Smangele Badirwane

Reporter. Dedicated and eager to find the best possible story in her area.

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Vivian Mokoena

Reporter. She has a silky radio voice and a passion for getting stories out into the world.

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Lesego Mohlamme

Reporter. An experienced news hound who lives and breaths current events.


We have produced 49 stories, recruited 7 reporters, and partnered with 3 community radio stations. Watch this space!

Our Advisors

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Indra de lanerolle
Director at JAMLAB

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Accelerator Programme

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Richard Bricks Mokolo
Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre

Orange Farm, South Africa