City of Johannesburg launches new online radio station

The City has introduced its very own vibrant online radio station.

The City of Johannesburg has launched its long-awaited online radio station, Joburg Pulse FM at Ivory Park Emthojeni Taxi Rank on 15 April.

In an aim to close the gap of the digital divide, the City has introduced its very own vibrant online radio station.

This powerful form of content aims to close down communication barriers by reaching out to more residents.

Lwando Mbelu, one of the radio presenters, said, “Residents will now not only communicate with the City on social media but will engage live and direct. It will cover everything regarding the City of Joburg from service delivery, wanting to know your city council better and promoting small business enterprise.”

The radio station currently has two slots which include the morning show Rise up eGoli between 8am to 10am and the afternoon drive Good afternoon Jozi which airs at 3pm till 5pm.

Another excited radio presenter of the show, Jurgen van Lill, added, “Radio is good and very relevant as we are moving to a digital age, which is the fourth industrial revolution radio…. it has a way of reaching to diverse people.”

MMC of Economic Development councillor Lawrence Khoza spoke about the importance of the 120 days of accelerated service delivery and highlighted some of the service delivery achievements, and how the City was creating opportunities that would empower the youth.

Executive Mayor Geoff Makhubo said, “I am delighted that we have taken this leap as Johannesburg by launching this online radio station as digital is the future. We are one of the first cities in Africa to have done this in order to communicate our messages and engage with our citizens. In terms of service delivery, we are setting a new standard and there will be reviews in these 120 days from each ward to identify service delivery challenges and find solutions.”

Makhubo also communicated with the residents in the region about their service delivery issues. In Ward 79, the City officials help to patch up a road as part of day three of the 120 days of accelerated service delivery.

They also went to Tembisa Mall to engage with the business community in Region A. The aim of the session was to discuss strategies and interventions with entrepreneurs on how they could recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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