SAMIP participants cover South Africa’s budget woes and GBV

This week, the economy loomed large for SAMIP participants as South Africa’s Minister of Finance delivered a grim COVID-19 budget revision.

Quote This Woman+ compiled a list of women from its database of experts who can assist the media to diversify its voices in stories about the budget and economy.

Health-e News, a digital health news organisation, reported on the Minister of Finance’s plan to increase the capacity of the healthcare system in response to the pandemic.

Media Hack Collective updated its Coronavirus in South Africa dashboard to show the latest numbers, including new local data showing hotspots at a districts and sub-district level.

But the budget and the pandemic weren’t the only things making headlines this week.

The top stories this week at youth media outlet The Daily Vox were an explainer on Israel’s latest plans to seize a third of the occupied territories of the West Bank, and a profile of Wits University’s next Vice Chancellor, nuclear physicist Zeblon Vilakazi.

Meanwhile, agrinews start-up Food For Mzansi’s latest podcast features agriculturalist Lungelo Mathenjwa, on his efforts to help small-holder farmers reach their commercial potential, and an update from Agricolleges International on what courses matric students can apply for in the next few weeks.

The latest episode of feminist law-and-finances podcast What’s Love?! looks at the differences between a Cohabitation Agreement and a Marriage Contract, to ensure listeners understand the benefits of Cohabitation Agreements for women not looking to marry in the future.

Gsport4girls, a media startup focusing on girls and women in sports, reported on SA Olympic swimmer Penny Heyns’ efforts to mentor young sportswomen. Heyns is an ambassador of the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards, which are currently open for nominations and which will be announced in August.