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FROM THE ACM CHAIRMAN:
Dear ACM member
In some areas spring is already in the air which brings hope of new life and energy. I have seen some great pictures of the flowers in Namakwaland as it seems to be magnificent this year! You may want to look at the beautiful photos on Radio Namakwaland’s web page - http://www.934fm.co.za/blomverslag-201/
As you have noticed by now, we haven’t sent out an ACM newsletters for quite a while. We hope that, as soon as Natalie is back from maternity leave in September, it will be featuring again J.
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A few news items for your information:
Indigitous Johannesburg (Campus Crusade for Christ) will be featuring an event on Digital Strategies on 14 & 15 October. Click Here to read more.
May you have a great sense of expectation as you pray in faith and trust the Lord for the needs of your media organization - those needs that will allow us to serve His Kingdom with greater capacity.
Ephesians 3:20 – Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen
Danie du Preez
National Director, TWR-SA
Chairperson, Association of Christian Media
+27 83 463 7727
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YOUR VISION: We would love to create a society in which every person is celebrated as a unique and valued creation of God, and is encouraged to fulfill his or her full potential in life.
DATE FIRST ESTABLISHED: We have been granted our license but are not on air yet.
WHAT DO YOU DO: Bojanala FM will broadcast a message of Hope, Love & Peace to the people of the Bojanala District in North West. We are Licensed by ICASA and we are currently looking for a place of operation and on –air & production studios equipment.
HOW CAN OTHER ACM MEMBERS GET INVOLVED? Any studio equipment donations will be highly appreciated.
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