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16 Episodes

Sexual Harrasment, Sex Positve Feminism

Mapaballo Borotho's feature about sex-positive feminism for Women's Day goes beyond the confines of traditional gender norms by celebrating a diverse spectrum of human sexuality. By amplifying the voices of resilient individuals breaking through barriers, I aim to challenge societal taboos and advocate for a more inclusive and empowered future.
9 Aug 2023 9 min

Youth unemployment in South Africa

The youth continues to be the worst affected by the high unemployment rate in the country, according to information released by Statistics South Africa. This as the country commemorates Youth Day. VOW FM News Reporter Koketso Phasha compiled following special report on youth unemployment…
16 Jun 2022 8 min

Why do we celebrate Youth day

Youth Day in South Africa is a day to honour the courage and sacrifice of the Soweto Uprising youth and to celebrate all young people. This as forty-six years ago a demonstration in Soweto, led largely by high school students was met with a brutal crackdown by police and set…
16 Jun 2022 5 min

Youth and Understanding Democracy

According to a research by the University of the Free State Academe democracy cannot be effective on its own, but is reliant on government and its citizens to sustain it. The research further stated that for the South African democracy to be sustained, the roles of the government and citizens,…
16 Jun 2022 6 min

Government support for the Youth

Youth unemployment, questionable education system, depression, violence in schools, these are a few of the many issues that the youth faces. In his weekly newsletters, earlier in the month, President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated that government was ramping up efforts to address unemployment, specifically related to the youth. Our VOW FM…
16 Jun 2022 5 min

Mental Health Among the Youth

Youth Day is celebrated annually on June 16 as a reminder of the importance of youth and their voices. The day also serves to commemorate those young people who lost their lives in the struggle against Apartheid and the Bantu Education System. VOW FM NEWS Reporter Mapaballo Borotho compiled the…
16 Jun 2022 8 min

Gender Sensitivity and correct use of pronouns.

Mis-gendering occurs when one mis-genders' another person, during interaction, in some way which does not respect one’s gender identity. VOW FM News Reporter Mapaballo Bootho compiled the following special report on gender identity and the significance of one using correct pronouns.
10 Jun 2022 6 min

Covid-19 Regulations

Herd immunity, also known as 'population immunity', is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection. World Health Organisation supports achieving 'herd immunity' through vaccination, not by allowing a disease to spread through any segment…
9 Jun 2022 5 min


Earlier this week Gauteng Premier David Makhura outlined his plans during the State of The Province for the 2022\23 financial year. VOW FM News Reporter, Mmangaliso Khumalo filed the following special report…
27 May 2022 7 min

Cannabis Edibles

Parents, teachers and the department of Education are concerned about the growing trend of learners consuming cannabis in the form of ‘space cakes during school hours. Vow FM News Reporter Tasha Siziba compiled the following special report…
27 May 2022 6 min

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. VOW FM news reporter Mapaballo Borotho has filed the following special report on the disorder…
27 May 2022 7 min

Depression and Anxiety during the peak of Covid-19

Anxiety and depression cases have gone up by over 25% globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is according to the World Health Organization which also discovered that the pandemic affected those who were needing access to mental health services. VOW FM News Mapaballo Borotho compiled the following report…
27 May 2022 8 min

Water Week

The World Water Day is observed annually on March 22. South Africa observes Water Week from March 22 until March 27, focusing on the importance of freshwater and also advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. VOW FM News Reporter Rumbidzai Chivende filed the following special report…
27 May 2022 3 min

Vigilantism in South Africa

The rising acts of vigilantism across South Africa is said to be highly disturbing following the murder of a Diepsloot resident, Zimbabwean national Elvis Nyati. VOWFM news reporter Tasha Siziba filed the following report…
27 May 2022 3 min

Mental Health

65% of children and adult are experiencing symptoms of at least one significant mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal thoughts, self-injury or eating disorders without seeking any professional help. According to reports there is still a stigma around mental health issues. Vow FM News Reporter Tasha Siziba…
27 May 2022 6 min

Africa Day

Africa Day is celebrated annually on May 25 and this year, the theme is Strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on the African continent. Our VOW FM News Reporter Mapaballo Borotho compiled the Africa Day following special report…
25 May 2022 9 min