Vuselela has partnered with television networks and cellphone-based social media sites to develop our youth media network so that young people can share the content they have produced, express their opinions about each other’s work and engage in debate about the issues they raise.
Bona Retsang makes it possible for South African youth to share their hyper-local news and stories with their peers via a range of media channels including South Africa’s national TV broadcaster (SABC1), community television stations, mobile content-sharing platforms, selected websites and social media sites. All our Bona Retsang activities focus on creating new and empowering ways for young people across South Africa to engage with each other and make their voices heard.
There are currently two Bona Retsang TV elements:
Vuselela, together with the EJC, Free Press Unlimited and Kids News Network, produces a twice-weekly 30-minute youth news and opinion show called Bona Retsang. Aimed at 14- to 18-year -olds and broadcast on five community TV stations, it features a mix of current affairs and youth-related social issues, with several inserts created by its audience. The plan is to extend the show to SABC1 in the near future.
BONA RETSANG XTRA
The best work produced by the Bona Retsang community journalists is showcased daily on the Geleza Nathi ‘edutainment’ show broadcast from 05h00 to 06h00 on SABC1.
Big Buzz: Rape
We speak to a rape survivor about her ordeal and find real young men willing to speak out against rape.
Bona Retsang Promo
See what Bona Retsang is about...
Boogooman Bhoba: Hola Black!
A peer discussion on the effects texting has in school work.
Funny man Boogooman takes us through the quirkier headlines of the week. Hola Black!
Where to see the show
1KZN – Channel 261
Monday and Wednesday @ 17h30
Bay TV – Channel 260
Wednesday @ 15h30
Cape TV – Channel 263
Wednesday and Friday @ 15h00
Tshwane TV – Channel 262
Thursday and Friday @ 16h00
Monday to Friday @ 16h30
Repeats @ 20h30
SABC 1 - Geleza Nathi
Daily @ 05h00
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