Case Studies

Volume

Volume

How Volume is perfecting low-cost, high-quality podcast production to tell stories of the pandemic and beyond.

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Viewfinder

Viewfinder

How Viewfinder is developing revenue streams to support hard-hitting accountability journalism.

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gsport

gsport

How gsport is creating partnerships and commercial sustainability to build the profile of women in sport.

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Hashtag Our Stories

Hashtag Our Stories

How Hashtag Our Stories is building a global network of citizen journalists using mobile tech to tell their own stories.

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MDIF mourns the loss of Siyabonga Africa

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of our former colleague Siyabonga Africa on 19 July. Siya died suddenly at the tragically young age of 35. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. “Siya was unique,” said Bilal Randeree, MDIF Program...

Update | New Investment deal, Sponsorship renewal, #VukaMaAfrica Campaign, and more

The SAMIP cohort has been hard at work, here are some updates from in and around the program. Scrolla bags investment deal from MDIF Founded by Mungo Suggot, Scrolla is the latest media start-up to secure equity investment from Media Development Investment Fund...

We are hiring| Program Officer vacancy

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) is a multi-year initiative to accelerate digital innovation among independent media outlets in South Africa, through technical support, capacity building and grant funding. The organisation has recently announced a...

PRESS RELEASE|South Africa Media Innovation Program expands to five Southern African countries

The South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) is pleased to announce a call for media innovators from five Southern African countries to apply to join our cohort of independent media initiatives. SAMIP will admit up to five new projects, providing grants of...

Update | New podcast, Crowdfunding Campaign, #GAL2021 Newsmaker list and more

Here are some of the latest updates from in and around the South Africa Media Innovation Program. The Daily Vox launches a crowdfunding campaign. It’s already been 7 years since The Daily Vox started revolutionising digital media! As part of their birthday...

Giving youth a voice in the media

Our participants have developed a range of initiatives to serve and develop young people through the media. Here are some of the highlights.

New deals for women’s sports, new awards honours, and more

With new investment for women’s sports media, global awards recognition for local publishers, and a membership-based training to develop more diverse voices, here are some of the latest innovations from the SAMIP cohort. gsport unveils new commercial deals Women’s...

Big news: African podcasting firm Volume secures MDIF deal

Big news in the SAMIP family: Audio start-up Volume has become the latest SAMIP cohort member to secure an investment deal with Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF).

Viewfinder digs up the data on deadly rubber bullets

New investigative journalism, new hires, and coverage of topical news – here’s the latest from the South Africa Media Innovation Program. Counting the cost of rubber bullets Ten years after rubber bullets killed Andries Tatane, investigative start-up Viewfiender...

Food For Mzansi’s citizen journalism project bears fruit

From the latest news and podcasts, to job opportunities and award ceremonies, here are the latest updates from the SAMIP cohort Food for Mzansi names top citizen journos Last week agri-news publisher Food For Mzansi hosted an award ceremony for the top performers from...