Vukani Community Radio is situated in Cala. It was established in 1993 by Cala University Students Association (CALUSA) and broadcasted for the first time on 09 April 1996.
Due to legal requirements CALUSA had to transfer Vukani authority to the community through a community elected structure, the Board of Trustees.
Vukani was granted a four year broadcasting licence in 2000 and in 2004 to broadcast in communities in the Chris Hani District Municipality consisting of the following towns: Cala, Elliot, Ngcobo, Tsomo, Cofimvaba, Lady Frere, Indwe, Dordrecht, Queenstown, Ugie, Maclear, Mthatha, Ngqamakwe, Dutywa, Cathcart, Stutterheim, Sada, Tarkastad, Sterkstroom, Hoffmeyer, Ntabethemba and Molteno.
Vukani Community Radio broadcasts on 90.6 - 99.90 FM, targeting general listeners of all ages within the Chris Hani District Municipality.
Vukani Community Radio prides herself with programming that addresses topical issues of local, provincial and national interest such as crime, health, social development, disability, economy and so on. Most of the programmes are locally produced and contribute to development of our society by using air-waves to educate, entertain and inform the communities Vukani serves.
Vukani Community Radio is an entity carried out for non-profit purposes and uses the funds in sustaining the project, staff as well as social development of our communities. Through our commitment to the development of the community media sector, Vukani is a founder member and the coordinating office of Eastern Cape Community Radio Forum (ECCRF).
The Station Manager is also the Provincial Coordinator and has initiated strategic partnerships with the German Development Service (DED), Engender Health (USA), National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), German Technical Corporation (GTZ), IDASA, Office of the Premier, Media Training Center for Health, Institute for Advancement of Journalism (IAJ), provincial and national government, advertisers and sponsors.
Vukani is a community owned tool for gathering, dissemination of information and encourage maximum community participation in development.
VCR is a community organ/tool for gathering, dissemination of information relevant to community development.
We broadcast to communities of Chris Hani District Municipality with emphasis to previously disadvantage communities.
We believe and encourage community participation of our community in their own development and broadcasting. Our on-air programmes focus on providing information, entertainment and education to communities so as to enable them to participate meaningfully in their own development.
We broadcast to Communities of Chris Hani Community (Sakhisizwe, Engcobo, Intsikayethu, Emalahleni, Lukhanji, Nkwankca, Tsolwana and Inxuba Yethemba) local Munipalities.
We do Live broadcast, Talkshows, News Coverage, Advertisement, Promotions, Interviews and Multi -Media Service i.e. Sound System, Internet Cafe, Printing, Computer Literacy Training, Board Room Hire.
We promote Local Talent like Local Musicians, Poets, Writters and focus on promoting local content. Vukani Community Radio is also a coordinating office for Eastern Cape Community Radio Forum.