SAMIP Update | A podcast in isiZulu, a new feminist talk-show, and hard news made easy

From isiZulu podcasts, fundraising campaigns, webinars, tv shows and coverage of all the news of the day, here is what SAMIP participants have been up to.

Scrolla launches a mini podcast
Scrolla, a bilingual mobile-first news platform, launched its new daily mini-podcast on its isiZulu platform. Scrollacast offers a news briefing in just two minutes, read by Scrolla isiZulu translator Zuzile Ndlela. Listen here.

QW+ crowdfunding campaign shows momentum
Quote This Woman+ raised over R30,000 in just a week with its new fundraising campaign – more than half of its monthly target of R55,000. To support the campaign and help QW+ continue to expand its database of hundreds of women+ experts in 2021, donate here.

To coincide with their funding drive, Quote This Woman+ is hosting a live virtual storytelling event on Friday evening, with a panel of storytellers including sexual health expert Dr T, and MC’d by Verashni Pillay. Details and bookings here.

DM hosts podcasting superstar behind NPR’s ‘How I Built This’
Daily Maverick’s Styli Charalambous hosted a webinar with Guy Raz, from NPR’s ‘How I Built This’. Daily Maverick has hosted more than sixty webinars since the start of lock-down, but the conversation with Raz on his book about entrepreneurship and innovation brings new global prestige.

Soul City launches a new feminist show
The Soul City Institute for Social Justice in partnership with the African Women’s Development Fund has launched a feminist talk show on SABC 2. A Feminist Thing will air on the national broadcaster every Sunday at 6:30pm.

Explain.co.za simplifies news for busy people
It’s been anything but a slow news week, but The Weekly Wrap, the flagship offering of Explain.co.za, has you covered. The last two editions tackled the US elections, the latest happenings at the Zondo Commission, and so much more. Subscribe here.

gsport alum joins young leaders programme for the Olympics
gsport for girls celebrated the selection of former reporter Valencia Seshoene to participate in the International Olympic Committee Young Leaders six-week learning sprint programme. The programme is designed to help learners understand the principles of Olympism365.

Virtual career fair gives learners a taste of the farming life (and more)
Food for Mzansi hosted a virtual agriculture career fair, a live-streamed event with exhibitors having virtual rooms with different career options beyond farming for learners all over South Africa. Access the different virtual rooms here.

CRF celebrated for innovation in Covid-19 reporting
Children’s Radio Foundation was featured in by frayintermedia for their innovative work in helping youth reporters do their work safely while reporting in and for an uncertain Covid-19 world. Read more.