WAN-IFRA names finalists for African digital news awards

SAMIP congratulates three of our participants, Daily Maverick, Food For Mzansi and Mail & Guardian, for being named as finalists in the WAN-IFRA African digital news awards. The awards celebrate publishers who deliver unique and original media projects in the last twelve months. The winners will be announced during the Digital Media Africa 2020 virtual event on 8 and 9 September 2020.

Gsport4girls red-carpet event goes digital
This week Gsport4girls celebrated women in sports by hosting the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards. This year marks the first time the red-carpet event to honour women in sports went fully virtual. You can catch the repeat of the awards on Supersport Tv and on Gsport4girls’ YouTube channel.

A victory for land justice

This week youth media outlet The Daily Vox reported on a High Court ruling in favour of civil society organisations challenging the sale of public land to a private buyer. The Vox provides more information on the significance of the case for urban land in the future.

Celebrating women leaders and the youth

This week the Mail & Guardian  released a list of ordinary women doing extraordinary things in South Africa; on 10 September the M&G will host a virtual event to release its much anticipated “200 Young South Africans” list.

Podcasting on the art of livestock farming
In this week’s episode of Farmer’s Inside Track, Food For Mzansi speaks to a farmer about patience, planning and practicing livestock farming. The team also shares information and explains the concept of being under or over-capitalised and the consequences it has on agribusiness.

The future of internet shutdowns

Volume produced the final episode of Kill Switch, a podcast that explores the alarming rise of antidemocratic internet shutdowns across the world. The final episode looks interrogates on whether internet shutdowns will spread and continue across the world.

Hunger during Covid-19

Today on News From The Frontline podcast produced by Volume the team discusses food scarcity and fighting hunger during Covid-19 and lockdown.