World Radio Day: South African Minister urges to use power of radio in nation-building projects
World Radio Day is celebrated every year on February 13. As all the countries are celebrating World Radio Day in their own ways, South African Deputy Minister of Communications, Pinky Kekana has extolled radio as one of the most loved, cherished and universal symbols of communications and human progress.
"Radio is a powerful tool that brings people together and that has facilitated the spread of information to many people, even those in far-flung corners of the world," Pinky Kekana opined, as reported by African Daily Voice.
According to her, there was a growing need for South Africa as a country to make use of the power of radio to promote nation-building projects. "The protection of our indigenous languages is one such initiative which would benefit from the ubiquity of radio. In line with this year's theme of World Radio Day we need to use the X-K FM platform as it can contribute towards preserving the language and cultures of the Xun and Khwe people," she added.
Founded on August 18, 2000, X-K FM is a South African community radio station based in the Northern Cape.