For 25 years, Radio 786 has held the concerns and needs of the community at
After its inception on the 25th of September 1995, Radio 786 has always strived to be an open platform for discussion. One that does not shy away from understanding and dissecting diverse views and opinions. The Radio 786 Newsroom has not only been at the frontline of breaking news but has received numerous awards in honour of these achievements.
Along with its news and current affairs shows, Radio 786 strengthens the soul and culture of the
community with its Programming content – from marriage and fashion to home workouts and DIY. This community-fuelled radio station has always strived for greatness in their work, to inform, educate and uplift their staff and supporters.
Local and polished is the game, Radio 786 is the name!
● 2000 – Western Cape Sports Journalist of the Year – Media of the Year –
Sports Desk, Dr Omar Esau.
● 2001 – Humanitarian Award – Department of Correctional Services – Work
done in prisons – Breaking the Shackles, Jasmina Osman.
● 2003 – Media Journalist of the Year – SAFA in conjunction with Shell –
Sports Journalist of the Year – Sports Desk, Ismail Teladia.
● 2004 – Media Journalist of the Year – SAFA – Sports Journalist of the Year –
Sports Desk, Ismail Teladia.
● 2005 – Western Cape Sports Journalist of the Year – Media of the Year –
Sports Desk, Dr Omar Esau
- 2005 – Metropolitan Cup Electronic Media Award – Media of the Year in the category sports reporting – Sports Desk, Ismail Teladia
- 2007 – BBC Africa Young Broadcaster of the year – International Award for Young Broadcasters. – Youthopia Youth Programme, Qaanita Dramat.
- 2008 – Vodacom Journalist of the Year – 2 Nominations – Youthopia Youth programme, Youthopia.
- 2008 – International Radio Festival (IRIB) Award – Second Place, International Awards. Competed against 23 other countries – News and Actuality, Hassen Seria
- 2009 – Western Province Sports Electronic Media Award – Chess and Development Sports Category winner – Sports Desk, Dr Omar Esau
- 2010 – SABC Community Media Awards – Nominations in excellence in investigative journalism, excellence in developmental journalism and best producer – Zubeida Samsodien & Tashreeq Truebody
- 2010 – PMR Award – Diamond Arrow Award – Best Muslim Radio Station – Radio Station Governance and Management
- 2011 – PMR Award – Best Muslim Radio Station – Radio Station Governance and Management
- 2011 – Finalist MTN Radio Award – Only Community Broadcaster in the category – Business and Finance Show (Community Finance Programme) – Abduraoof Hanslow/, Mohammed Jaffer, Shanaaz Gool-Hamit
- 2011 – Finalist in the MTN Radio Awards – News and Actuality Producer – Taariq Jacobs News Story – Tashreeq Truebody
- 2012 – PMR Award – Diamond Arrow Award – Best Muslim Radio Station – Radio Station Governance and Management
- 2013 – District 2 Sports Award – Media Award of the Year – Sports Desk, Dr Omar Esau
- 2013 – Journalist of the Year – National Award for News feature – Farmworkers Strike, Tashreeq Truebody
- 2014 – PMR – Gold Arrow Award – Growth and Development
- 2017 – Western Province Sports Electronic Media Award – Media Award of the Year – Sports Desk, Dr Omar Esau
- 2019 – Cape Chambers of Commerce & Industry – Certificate of Service Excellence – Recognition of exceptional service received
- 2019 – PMR Award – Golden Arrow Award – Excellent Muslim Radio Station – Muslim Business Community Survey, Leaders and Achievers.