The key role of the management team at Zibonele FM is to oversee the overall operations of the station and ensure that it is running efficiently and effectively. Some specific responsibilities of the management team may include:

  • Setting the overall strategic direction and goals of the station
  • Developing and managing budgets and financial plans
  • Hiring and managing staff, including on-air personalities, producers, engineers, and administrative staff
  • Developing and implementing programming schedules, promotions, and marketing plans to attract and retain listeners
  • Ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards, including broadcasting laws and regulations, as well as ethical standards for journalism and reporting
  • Building relationships with advertisers and sponsors to generate revenue for the station
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Kholeka August

As aStation Manager, my responsibilities are related to the overall management and strategic direction of the organization, and implementing strategic plans that align with the radio station's objectives.
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Sipho Mphakati

As a News Editor, I am responsible for managing the station's news department and overseeing the production and delivery of news content.
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Fundi Ntshwanti

I am responsible for developing and implementing a content strategy that aligns with the station's target audience and business goals.

Zweli Nokhatywa

As a Compliance and HR Manager at Zibonele station, I am responsible for ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, managing human resources functions, and promoting a positive workplace culture.


Over 28 years of existence, Zibonele FM has been recognized/awarded in different aspects, and as such, it obtained the following accolades.

  • Best Community Radio Show (Crown Gospel Music Awards) 2021
  • Best Gospel Music Show Presenter (CGMA) 2021
  • Best Station of the Year (NCRW) 2018
  • Best Station of the Year (NCRW) 2017
  • Best Community Radio DJ (SATMA) 2017
  • Best Community Radio Presenter (INGOMA)2017
  • Best Community Radio Station of the year (NCRW) 2016
  • Liberty Awards Finalist on three programs: Ilitha Lakho Breakfast Show, News and Current Affairs programmer and Sport Programmer (Liberty Life) 2016 
  • Best Run Community Station (MDDA) 2014
  • Best News Reader (MTN Awards) 2013
  • Consumer Journalist of year (Department of Trade and Industry) 2006
  • 2x Heroine in Media Awards – 2022
  • Crown Awards – 2022
  • SATMA Award – 2022
  • Best Community Radio DJ (SATMA) 2022

Once again Zibonele FM made a breakthrough of obtaining accreditation through MICT Seta to provide NQF level 5 Radio Production, and training process will commence in January 2018.