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...
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...

July sees new entrants & progress for SAMIP

As 2020 progresses and we enter the second half of the year we look back at the month that was and the goings on at the South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP). Towards the end of the first quarter of the year we switched over to remote work and despite being...

What happened in April & May at SAMIP

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. South Africa went into a nation-wide lockdown at end of March and life has not been the same since. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all industries and for media it has been likened to an...

Podcasting in the age of Covid-19

The events of this past week have been monumental: On Monday 23 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the South African government was going to lockdown the country for twenty-one days starting midnight Thursday 26 March. Despite the new state of the nation...