Good radio dramas are alive with sound, taking listeners on journeys full of adventure, mystery, tense moments, humour, and romance. Through CMFD's radio dramas, audiences have experienced a magical quest for a better world, the terror of rising floodwaters, the terrible explosion of a landmine, fears of a missing daughter sold to human traffickers, and even a little of what it is like for a man to live in a women's body, and vice versa! Through compelling story lines and carefully woven messages, diverse issues - good governance, disaster risk awareness, landmines, human trafficking, gender and women's rights - are addressed in a way that drives messages home to audiences.

IMAGE Thuthuzeleka Radio Drama

Fear grips a community threatened by an unknown serial rapist. The intrepid Detective Busi Ncube/Sheila Petersen in (Afrikaans language) is assigned to the case, going deep undercover at the secondary school to try to catch the culprit. As she struggles to fit in, the suspect list grows, and the... Read More...
IMAGE Responding to Resilience and...

Communication is vital at all stages of emergencies and disasters. People need information to make decisions and take action, and responding organisations need to have their messages heard. Media is a key source of up to date information for many people before, during, and after natural disasters... Read More...
IMAGE TXIVIRIKA: Speaking of the...

Since 2010, the Partnership on Health and Mobility in East and Southern Africa (PHAMESA) health programme has been working to contribute to improved standards of physical, mental, and social wellbeing of migrants and migration affected populations in East and Southern Africa, enabling them to... Read More...
IMAGE Change the Story: Migrants...

Hitting the airwaves just in time for 16 Days of Activism 2013, this 3-part series of short radio dramas highlights  factors that make refugees and migrant communities vulnerable to sexual violence as well as challenges for accessing care and treatment services. Read More...
IMAGE Trading Places: Urban Food...

For the Africa Food Security Urban network (AFSUN) CMFD produced a ten-part radio documentaries and drama series to chronicle the complex issues of how cities in Southern Africa feed themselves. The series communicates AFSUN research, while giving a space for real stories, experiences, and... Read More...
IMAGE Mahlabathe Speaks! Linking...

CMFD produced a 13-part serial radio drama on behalf of People Opposing Woman Abuse (POWA) to highlight the intersections between HIV/AIDS and GBV in a way that is entertaining and understandable to the mostly rural target audiences. Produced in English, Isizulu, Isixhosa and Sesotho, Mahlabathe... Read More...
IMAGE Zaphamban’ izindlela!...

What happens when a corrupt old policeman and a market woman switch bodies? - The latest in the "Crossroads" series, CMFD produced the isiZulu, South African adaptation for People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), supported by Oxfam GB. Previously produced in English, Swahili,... Read More...
IMAGE Madjuba: Quest for the...

A community listens as a wise storyteller weaves a tale of adventure and fantasy, unaware the story's magic has transported their stubborn neighbor Arlindo to a far off fantasy world. Through the hero Chamwari's quest, the village listeners realise they too can speak up, make change in their... Read More...
IMAGE Bravos do Zambeze: Disaster...

First launched in March 2010, Bravos do Zambeze (‘Zambezi Braves’) is a multi-faceted initiative that combined a 26-episode radio drama produced in 2 languages with training for community radio journalists, in order to convey information around disaster risk reduction and floods, as... Read More...
IMAGE Vila Pisa Bem: Landmine Love...

A young women returns home to find her village in the midst of a delicate transformation. Then her young brother's disappearance starts a chain of events that turns her whole world upside down. Step into a world of unseen dangers, feel the pain of passion, and find love in the most unlikely places.... Read More...

 

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