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The Wits Radio Academy under the auspices of the University of the Witwatersrand Journalism Department is proud to present the eighth annual Radio Days Africa conference. Held in association with Radio Days Europe, the conference has become the premier gathering of radio leaders and influencers on the African continent.

With a variety of topics, speakers and participants, all spheres in the public, commercial and community radio sectors are catered for. Sharing the best radio of today and discussing the future of the medium, delegates can grapple with issues facing the medium in a changing environment and be exposed to new ideas and skills from the continent and abroad.

Held at the University of the Witwatersrand from 05 – 07 July 2017 the conference attracts more than 250 delegates from public, community and commercial radio from across Africa. A range of international and local media experts will share their knowledge, insight and passion for radio.

The conference will host a range of local and international speakers who will speak about the tenacity of the medium in a booming technological era and give insight into best practices and future trends. Radio Days Africa will cater for on-air talent, producers, enthusiasts, managers, marketers and anyone else interested in the medium

The nitty gritty


Dates: 05 – 07 July 2017

Venue: Wits Club, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Programme and other information:

To be confirmed

Email: info@radiodaysafrica.co.za

Phone: 011 717 4083

Facebook: Wits Radio Academy

Twitter: @radiodaysafrica

Instagram: radiodaysafrica


See application form for detailed costs for the conference.

Community radio is invited to apply for a bursary to attend.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Chris Price – BBC Radio 1 & 1 Xtra. Valerie Geller – International Author & Consultant.
  • Brandon Oelofse – RNTC the Netherlands
  • Habeeb Fasinaro – Fenchurch Media
  • Nigeria
  • BBC Media Action
  • Zambia
  • Eleanor Mannion – RTE Ireland, Story Teller and Producer.


Radio Days 2016 in Pictures