Celebrating women in media

Celebrating women in media

South Africa celebrates National Women’s Day annually on the 9th of August in commemoration of the day on which approximately 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in protest against the extension of pass laws to women. South Africa Media Innovation Program...
Giving youth a voice in the media

Giving youth a voice in the media

South Africa celebrates Youth Month in June, commemorating the 1976 Soweto student uprising. It serves as a time to reflect on the meaning of being a young person living in South Africa and overcoming various challenges such as unemployment.  Our participants have...
New deals for women’s sports, new awards honours, and more

New deals for women’s sports, new awards honours, and more

With new investment for women’s sports media, global awards recognition for local publishers, and a membership-based training to develop more diverse voices, here are some of the latest innovations from the SAMIP cohort. gsport unveils new commercial deals Women’s...
Big news: African podcasting firm Volume secures MDIF deal

Big news: African podcasting firm Volume secures MDIF deal

Big news in the SAMIP family: African podcasting firm Volume secures MDIF deal Audio start-up Volume has become the latest SAMIP cohort member to secure an investment deal with Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Founded in 2017, Volume was one of the first...
Viewfinder digs up the data on deadly rubber bullets

Viewfinder digs up the data on deadly rubber bullets

New investigative journalism, new hires, and coverage of topical news – here’s the latest from the South Africa Media Innovation Program. Counting the cost of rubber bullets Ten years after rubber bullets killed Andries Tatane, investigative start-up Viewfiender...