Southern Africa: JRS Southern Africa’s Maiden Radio Slot Has Aired; Further Great Content to Come
15 February 2016

Johan Viljoen, JRS South Africa Country Director, during his interview, at the Radio Veritas studios in Edenvale, Johannesburg. (Allan Phadi/Radio Veritas)
Father David Holdcroft SJ, Regional Director of the Southern Africa Region, will be the next interviewee on Monday the 15th February 2016, at 16:30. Father Holdcroft SJ, will give some background to JRS as an International Faith Based Organisation and also explain what the Southern Africa Regional office does.

Johannesburg, 15 February 2016 – Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Southern Africa, broadcast its maiden, half an hour radio slot, last week Monday, 8th February 2016. Johan Viljoen, JRS South Arica Country Director, was the first person to be interviewed on the extensive work JRS does in South Africa.

Much of the JRS programme in South Africa was covered, particularly focusing on the unique circumstances faced by urban refugees in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Viljoen gave great insight into how projects relating to homebased healthcare, education, vocational skills training for adults, livelihoods assistance as well as emergency assistance for newly arrived refugees impacts on the refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people we assist.

The radio programme is aired weekly, at 16:30 PM every Monday, and is hosted by the JRS Southern Africa Regional Communications Officer, Gushwell Brooks. The podcast of the prior week’s broadcast will be made available every Monday and this opportunity will be used to remind our audience of who would be interviewed next.

Father David Holdcroft SJ, Regional Director of the Southern Africa Region, will be the next interviewee on Monday the 15thFebruary 2016, at 16:30. Father Holdcroft SJ, will give some background to JRS as an International Faith Based Organisation and also explain what the Southern Africa Regional office does. The programme can be streamed here and below follows the podcast of a great conversation with Johan Viljoen from last week:

 







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