About Radio Days

Radio Days Africa is the largest radio conference in Africa. Held on an annual basis, Radio Days Africa is presented by the Wits Radio Academy under the auspices of the Department of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Radio Days Africa aims to stimulate learning, engagement, conversation and thinking around the various aspects of the radio business, in an African context. As a partner event to Radio Days Europe, Radio Days Africa also gains insight into international trends.

Radio Days Africa 2021 – Audio Amplified

In 2020, the first digital version of Radio Days Africa attracted 4 000 attendees to the twenty sessions that featured more than sixty speakers. A key event for radio practitioners across Africa, the 12th edition of the conference will again be taking place in the virtual sphere.

With the rapidly changing face of media platforms, audio creation and consumption enjoying renewed attention, the theme for Radio Days 2021 is “Audio Amplified”. Under this banner, the conference will focus on the growth of audio consumption in a multi-platform environment. Other topics that will be discussed include COVID, public broadcasting, future opportunities and current challenges, particularly in research and revenue.

The programme also features Fire Side conversations with influential radio personalities and knowledge sharing from across the continent through sessions such as Ask the Programme Manager, Podcasting 101 Master Class, 60 Ideas in 60 Minutes, Creating a Brand Story Using Audio and more.

This year also sees the first Swahili exclusive session with Washa Redio, which will explore radio as a mass-market medium for the more than 50 million Swahili speakers in Africa along with thoughts, ideas and innovations from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda’s Swahili language stations.

Radio Days Africa 2021 will take place over 10 days with twenty unique online sessions, starting on 5 July. There will be two sessions daily at 10h00 and 14h00.