Tbo Touch on his R28m radio station upgrade!
Broadcasting personality and entrepreneur told The Star newspaper that the deal will help create 18 jobs for young online content producers and videographers to tell African stories.
He said in an interview with the publication (Destiny) that the funds from IDC would help create more opportunities for the youth.
Touch, whose real name is Thabo Molefe, told the publication that some of the content that would be created would be sent to the streaming service Netflix.
The Star reports that Molefe will be flying to Los Angeles to meet with Netflix management later this month. “The IDC is there to assist the development of businesses and I look forward to seeing young people coming to work with us in production, creating content and doing digital-content management,” he was quoted as saying.
He told the paper that they are not a radio station but a platform of content. “We are going to get youth from the shacks to showcase their talent and skills. We are creating quality products that will live on your digital platforms,” he said in the interview.
The station’s chief operations officer Veshnee Padiachy told the publication that the IDC’s cash injection showed the corporation’s efforts to fund small, medium and micro enterprises.