In marking six years since the launch of The Daily Vox, the youth media start-up ran a week long anniversary campaign: #TDVTurns6. Along with social media videos and retrospectives, The Daily Vox hosted a digital event tackling how COVID-19 was affecting students – one of the emerging struggles for equality and inclusion in higher education.
Watch our discussion on COVID-19 Campus Shutdowns https://t.co/doWLQFIroI
— The Daily Vox (@thedailyvox) June 18, 2020
The Daily Vox also launched a weekly podcast, The Critical Stans 2.0, focusing on the politics of pop culture.
South Africa’s most trusted weekly
A poll by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found that the Mail & Guardian is the most trusted weekly news publication in South Africa. The M&G, a SAMIP participant, has responded to the economic pressures of the pandemic by launching regular sponsored webinars, refining their email newsletters, and even piloting an African journalism project over WhatsApp.
Food chains in a pandemic
This week’s episode of FoodForMzansi’s podcast, The Farmer’s Inside Track, features Nezisa Sogoni, a business school graduate turned poultry farmer, and agricultural economist Lunathi Hlakanyane talks about the role of street.
Food For Mzansi also hosted a ‘young farmer’ webinar, in partnership with Grobank, focusing on the role of water in agriculture and the need to balance water conservation and food security.
YOUNG FARMER WEBINAR: Agriculture is SA's biggest water user. How do we balance sufficient water availability for food security while making sure every drop of the scarce resource counts?
Register now for @grobank_SA & Agri Gauteng’s webinar: https://t.co/b92DS8ZGR4 pic.twitter.com/UkMDwGJe5n
— Food For Mzansi (@foodformzansi) June 18, 2020
Tracking coronavirus data in SA
Media Hack Collective continued updating their Coronavirus in South Africa dashboard as SA’s coronavirus numbers grow. The total number of confirmed cases is now 83890, with 1737 death and 44920 recoveries. Media Hack recently added graphs of the daily cases in three provinces, Gauteng, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape, to their provincial data page so we can better track how quickly cases are rising.
Media Hack co-founder Alastair Otter recently reported that the dashboard has clocked close to 1.5 million views since its launch.