Our staff are always encouraged to use their sense of community to respond to pressing issues of the day and champion causes that are not widely recognised or fashionable yet have a lasting social value.
Over the years, we have highlighted issues of disability, poverty, crime and abuse of vulnerable groups in our society. These issues are raised in our platforms and are elevated to national discourse and action.
The reporting and community engagement on Igunundu Podcast around the death of 16-year-old KwaZulu-Natal teen Andile Bobo Mbuthu was unrivalled in its listenership. Thanks to Igunundu Podcast’s investigative story caught the eye of Ukhozi FM, Africa’s biggest radio station in Africa. Ukhozi FM then aired the documentary podcast which was listened to by millions, giving the family and community a voice. Igunundu’s reporting exposed the links to organised crime and revealed allegations of police involvement.
LISTEN: A documentary podcast about Andile Bobo Mbuthu.