This week, GSport4Girls named the athletes competing for its annual sporting awards, while other participants of the South Africa Media Innovation Program continued their work delivering news and entertainment to audiences across South Africa.
Gsport names awards nominees
Sports may be on hold, but women athletes can still be celebrated. GSport4Girls, an online initiative to raise the profile of women in South African sports, unveiled its nominees for the 2020 Moment gsport Awards. The event, an annual fixture to honour women’s achievements in sports, is set to take place digitally in August.
Did you miss out on the release of the full list of nominees for the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards?
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— gsport4girls (@gsport4girls) July 16, 2020
Remembering a youth icon
Youth media outlet Daily Voice profiled Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Mandela, and the ideals she inspired along with her parents. Mandela passed away earlier this week.
— The Daily Vox (@thedailyvox) July 16, 2020
Tracking coronavirus in South Africa
South Africa’s Covid-19 cases are rapidly rising; this week SA recorded the fourth highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world. The Media Hack Collective’s Coronavirus in South Africa dashboard charted the latest numbers, showing that South Africa has recorded over 320,000 cases and 4669 deaths, and has recorded over two million tests.
SAMIP participants’ podcasts
Masculinity as a social construct is something that comes up again and again in conversations around gender. In this week’s episode of The Daily Vox’s Critical Stans 2.0 podcast, Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa deconstruct masculinity in pop culture, focusing on Bollywood and Korean dramas, and how it influences real-life behavior.
In this week’s episode of the Farmer’s Inside Track podcast, Food For Mzansi unpacks the funding applications for the national farming support programme, andspeaks to Musawenkosi Kubheka, a farmer who made his first million at the age of 27.
Getting women’s voices heard
QuoteThisWoman+, which is committed to getting more women’s voices heard in South African media, highlighted the contribution of one of its experts, Prof. Elmien du Plessis, to a report on the risk of politicisation of farm attacks in South Africa.
The burning issue of #FarmAttacks is tackled in this @foodformzansi article – QW+ database member @elmienduplessis says the real motives behind the spate of violent attacks on farms and rural communities are relatively unknown.https://t.co/FmuBl6ebVi
— Quotethiswoman+ (@quotethiswoman) July 17, 2020