WITS Radio Academy
Lauren Booysen
radio@journalism.co.za
South Africa



The Wits Radio Academy is a centre of training, research and public engagement based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. We aim to make a special contribution to the development of radio in South Africa and beyond, with a particular focus on community radio and a strong interest in the impact of new media. Teaching focuses on thoughtful engagement with ideas and issues, while also emphasising the practical skills that practitioners need. The academy co-operates closely with the Wits campus station, Vow 88.1, develops programming concepts in partnership with a range of radio stations and also hosts Radio Days Africa annually in July.