veterens voice radio
UNITING THE VOICES OF REASON FOR NATION BUILDING
Cognisant of the fact that Veterans, across sectors of specialisation, have a fundamental role to play in the reconstruction and defining South Africa’s positive narrative, about a country “Alive With Possibilities”. Having traversed through the epochs and been a greater part of the revolution and evolution of South Africa’s regimes and trajectories, the Veterans have a particular responsibility to the country, that of narrating the stories of their life experiences (both the highs and lows) for the benefit of current and future generations to draw lessons; with the aim of reshaping the consciousness of these generations to appreciate their own historical contexts, which will then enable them to build on the present and prepare for the future unified by the resilient sense of Patriotism.
The Centre for the Advancement of Citizenry Participation in International Relations (CACPIR) has been observant of the un-African system that marginalises and alienates the Elderly community in our societies, relegating this cohort to the margins in our communities that amasses unparalleled wisdom, knowledge, experience, expertise and skills. The Veterans’ active involvement in the development process of the country, has the potential to shape a consciousness within all sectors of communities, ranging from matters related to politics, sports, creative arts, culture, heritage, IKS and recreation, business, education, health, diplomacy and peace building, environmental and more.
Thus, emerging from these observations was the need to establish the Veterans Voice Radio Station to be housed within the Freedom Park, to immediately undermine this western influenced system and strategically correct the status quo, at least for the black majority of Veterans in the South Africa.
OVERALL GOALS | VETERENS VOICE RADIO
To establish an on-line interactive broadcasting platform that prioritises continuous dialogue to promote nation building and patriotism, positioning the crucial and noble role that can be played by Veterans.
To bond in thought through constant dialogue interface with the communities and amass the audience within the South African community that will marshal a common purpose leading up to the country that is truly “Alive With Possibilities”.
To promote a sense of appreciation of Veterans that are surviving within communities and position them as HUMAN LIVING-INSTITUTIONS that will guide and shape the positive thinking of the future generations; to in turn preserve and promote the Pride of South Africa.
To intervene in correcting the pessimistic views that are leveled against Veterans, which continue to dent the image of this important sector of our communities.
To lead dialogues on South Africa’s historic epochs, constitutional law, knowledge systems, heritage, traditions, spirituality, sports, creatives, business and family institutions.
To continuously link and interact with the South African and world community in the discussions, research and development process of gathering the material contents/information that will eventually be the crux of retelling our historical advances.
To allow for a platform where Veterans can communicate directly with communities to rebuild their confidence of their relevance within communities, without being misconstrued of their national role.
To encourage ownership and embracing of the historical contents of South Africans and Africans as shared through the Veterans’ Voice; as narrated by Africans themselves.