About Us

South Africa Media Innovation Program

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) is a multi-year media initiative the seeks to accelerate digital media innovation among independent media outlets in South Africa.


SAMIP is about innovation. Innovation in how media is used to find and tell stories, and innovation in developing new and sustainable business models.

This is a time of transition for many media companies and successful organisations need to diversify revenue streams and build products that resonate with their audiences.

Our program provides funding and mentorship needed for the independent media sector to deploy new solutions and reach new audiences.

The program is being run by MDIF, with funding support from Open Society Foundation of South Africa and Luminate.