SAfm is a national radio station in South Africa owned by the SABC. It was originally called the English Service, then in 1985 it changed its name to Radio South Africa and finally in 1995 it was changed to SAfm.[2] It was launched as the "A" service when the SABC was established by an Act of Parliament in 1936 and was therefore the Corporation's very first radio station. The "B" service (Afrikaans) was only launched a year later in 1937.

Coverage Areas and Frequencies

  • National (104 – 107 FM)[3]

Broadcast languages

  • English

Broadcast time

  • 24/7

Target audience

  • Age Group 35 – 49
  • LSM Groups 7 – 10


  • Its headquarters is in Radio Park, Auckland Park, Johannesburg[2]

Listenership figures

Estimated Listenership[4]
7 DayAve. Mon-Fri
May 2013645,000281,000
Feb 2013566,000263,000
Dec 2012517,000218,000
Oct 2012516,000218,000
Aug 2012550,000219,000
Jun 2012540,000221,000