In a move that is sure to turn heads in global media circles, the Daily Maverick has announced the launch of a weekly print newspaper: Daily Maverick 168. The digital media house announced its plan to “go back into the future” with a R20 weekly paper to be distributed in Pick n Pay stores, asking readers to vote on which branches the paper should be launched at. Daily Maverick 168 will be free to all customers on Pick n Pay’s SmartShopper loyal programme.
Editorial: Fellow South Africans, we’re launching a weekly newspaper. In the middle of the pandemic https://t.co/adxKDcy44a
— Daily Maverick (@dailymaverick) August 6, 2020
How students are coping with online learning
This week, youth media outlet The Daily Vox hosted a webinar on online learning challenges faced by university and TVET college students, informed by a survey by Youth Capital on how South African students are coping with online learning.
[ONLINE LEARNING] We are live now – you can tune in on FB too to watch the live.@thedailyvox @Zandie_Moloi @vuyelwa_tshoto #ShiftGears pic.twitter.com/QJ5oQHWKIn
— Youth Capital (@YouthCapitalSA) August 5, 2020
The Daily Vox also reported on how the 2020 academic year has impacted on NSFAS (the National Student Financial Aid Scheme) and what that entails for the 2021 academic year application. TDV shares the NSFAS timeline of updates from 2019 to date.
Giving voice to those in farming
In their weekly agri-news wrap, Food For Mzansi alerted their audience to key opportunities to be heard on government policy matters: a land-tenure Bill and new regulations on waste management. Though ongoing restrictions on the sale and transport of alcohol continue to impact the wine industry, Team FFM also highlighted the closing day of South Africa’s first ever winery online auction, and a new deadline for entries to the SA Young Wine Show.
In the latest episode of the Farmer’s Inside Track podcast, Food for Mzansi speaks to an award-winning agricultural worker about his journey of success, and gets inspiration from a sheep farmer.
How intellectual property affects your healthcare
In the latest episode of Access, Volume’s new podcast produced with the Health Justice Initiative, host Fatima Hassan looks at the obstacles to access to treatment in a time of COVID-19, and South Africa’s past struggles for access to life-saving medicines.
Coronavirus in South Africa Dashboard
Media Hack Collective has updated the Coronavirus dashboard to include the latest test conducted, infection cases, death and recoveries numbers, and district dashboard for Gauteng, Western Cape, and Eastern Cape.