Starting yesterday, 8 October, the program is originating from five locations across South Africa with SAfm presenter Xolani Gwala partnering BBC World Service presenter Ross Atkins to host the show.
The program venues include a truckers’ café, the training ground of a top soccer team and a farm. In each location, the audience present and listeners around the world will set the agenda.
“It is over a year since ‘World, Have Your Say’ was last in South Africa, and I still think about the discussions we heard during the two shows that we broadcast from Soweto and Sandton. I know this country fascinates our audience, and I am sure our listeners will relish the chance to talk with South Africans again,” Atkins said.
“SAfm’s involvement is significant as our station is known for hosting South Africa’s national conversation and our participation in this initiative adds considerable depth to our mission to inspire, inform and engage South Africans and, in this case, through the BBC, the global community,” said SAfm Station Manager Dennis O’Donnell.