With the official launch of a new print title for one of our participants, a shout-out in the New York Times for another, and new products and milestones besides, there’s been no shortage of excitement in the SAMIP family. Here are a few of the highlights.
DM goes to the presses (and keeps winning at podcasts)
This was a big week for SAMIP participant Daily Maverick. On Saturday, the digital news publication officially launched their new print product Daily Maverick 168 at selected Pick n Pay outlets nationwide.
— Daily Maverick (@dailymaverick) September 25, 2020
Daily Maverick 168 is a welcome addition to the print industry that has seen long-running publications being shuttered. Former SAMIP Advisory Committee member Pontsho Pilane wrote a feature on some of the key innovations behind the title.
This week the Daily Maverick also released the latest episode of the second season of Don’t Shoot the Messenger, their flagship podcast “telling stories behind stories to provide a new perspective and new insights”.
This week’s episode discusses the battle to use technology to save South Africa’s schooling. To date season two has been at number one on the “News” category in Apple Podcasts for the last few weeks and is currently at number six for Apple Podcasts in SA.
New York Times highlights Viewfinder’s work
Last week SAMIP participant Viewfinder was featured in a New York Times report on police brutality in South Africa. The Times drew on Viewfinder’s insights on the death of disabled teenager Nathaniel Julies, who was allegedly killed by police in his community in Eldorado Park, and interviewed Viewfinder’s editor in chief Daneel Knoetze on the struggles for accountability in police killings. This is another mark of the significant expertise that the investigative start-up has established on police brutality since its launch last year; more recently they have shone a spotlight on the injustices perpetuated by the police during South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown.
The Daily Vox reminds us why we celebrate Heritage Day
Youth digital publication, The Daily Vox, joined South Africans in marking Heritage Day with a special newsletter edition. The Daily Vox builds on its tradition of incisive social commentary in the special edition by examining the significance of this public holiday, why we celebrate it, and what people think about the day.
Heritage Day is celebrated annually to mark our nation’s diverse culture and heritage. Food is a big part of the celebration, but Heritage Day is more than a braai day. pic.twitter.com/1VrwEeeiEU
— The Daily Vox (@thedailyvox) September 24, 2020
gsport’s global initiative marks an important milestone
Women’s sports platform gsport for girls celebrated the one year anniversary of their international campaign, #Gsportglobal. gsport co-founder Kass Naidoo reflects on their first international sports reporting at the women’s cricket tour in India, their journey and experience, and the Momentum Gsport awards.
HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, #GSPORTGLOBAL!!!
Founder @KassNaidoo reflects on how gsport trusted its wings to #FlyTheFlag for women’s cricket in India last year, launching gsport’s global chapter. @Brand_SA @PlayYourPartSA #GoGirlshttps://t.co/xCH4ejJsjc
— gsport4girls (@gsport4girls) September 23, 2020
Food for Mzansi brings food to aspiring cooks
Agri-business news site Food for Mzansi has started a new weekly newsletter aimed at foodies, Mzansi Flavour. The newsletter features recipes for different diets and interviews with well-known and up-and-coming South African chefs.
You can sign up for the Mzansi Flavor weekly newsletter here.
Join Syngenta’s international food grower’s webinar, the African Green Revolution Forum launches the Africa Status report, we meet a millwright with AgriSETA and Food For Mzansi launches a new e-mailer. | @Syngenta @SyngentaSA @Agri_seta @TheAGRF https://t.co/7aH5i4r2g6
— Food For Mzansi (@foodformzansi) September 21, 2020