Youth Voices

Some examples of the audio-visual stories created by our nationwide network of young community journalists can be viewed here.

Stories of Change: SIHLE’s STORY

Sihle, a community journalist from Orange Farm, Gauteng, says Vuselela’s media skills programme has had a positive effect on the youth in his community as they are now able to share their stories with broader society.

Stories of Change: TSHEGOFATSO’s STORY

Tshegofatso, a community journalist from Luka Village in Rustenburg, North West, describes how Vuselela’s Media Ys programme has opened her eyes to the challenges faced by her community.

Ezethu: DRUGS

Petro, a young girl from Kleinmondt in the Western Cape, shares how she overcame addiction through a youth skills development programme.

Big Buzz: CANCER

Sarah, a 17-year-old from Alberton, Gauteng, tells us about living with and overcoming a rare form of cancer.


16-year-old citizen journalist Primrose uses her cellphone to share her experiences of being bullied and offer suggestions for what others like her can do to speak out.


Oratile, a cellphone citizen journalist from Rustenburg in North West province, shows off Charora High School’s Bafokeng choir and describes how singing brings them joy and peace.

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