- Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has launched the first prison radio station in South Africa
- It is also the first-ever radio station on the African continent
- Basic Radio 98.7 is digital and is operated by prison inmates
South Africa's Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, has pulled off a first for South Africa - he launched a prison radio station.
Basic Radio 98.7 is also the first prison radio station in all of Africa and is digital; it will be operated by inmates.
The Brandvlei Correctional Centre is home to this new radio station, as reported by eNCA.
Minister Lamola took to the airwaves and had an interview with an inmate. With him was popular radio personality, Phat Joe.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Phat Joe wants the new radio station to go nationwide:
"I’m here with a message. I’m going to take this station nationwide. You guys will be heard coast to coast. I’m talking to your managers and programme directors right now."
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