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MEDIA STATEMENT: THE MDDA BOARD APPROVES 31 COMMUNITY PRINT AND BROADCAST PROJECTS FOR GRANT FUNDING

 

Johannesburg, South Africa, 01 April 2021 – On the 25th of February 2021, the Board of the MDDA met and deliberated over and approved grant and seed funding for 22 community radio stations across provinces & on the 18th of March 2021, the Board further approved grant and seed funding for 9 community and small commercial print media projects.

These approved projects were part of the total overall number of 158 applications that responded to the 2020/21 Call for Grant Funding Applications for a six-week period, which officially opened on 15 October 2020 and closed on 30 November 2020. Of these applications, 78 were community broadcast media projects, including radio and TV and 80 were community print and digital publications, which were a combination of community print, small commercial print and digital media projects.

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