It is that exciting time once again, we are bringing you the latest on what the SAMIP participants have been getting up to.

Director of Namibia Media Trust joins Quote This Women+ database

Director of Namibia Media Trust, Zoe Titus has been added to the database of feminist organisation, Quote This Woman+. Zoe has joined the member-based community of like-minded women that provides skills and support to women experts. Through the women experts on the database, Quote This Women+ aims to contribute to gender transformation of the media landscape through the use of female voices and narratives.


Hashtag Our Stories at Active Minds National Conference 2022

Co-founder of storytelling agency, Hashtag Our Stories Yusuf Omar featured as a keynote speaker at the Active Minds National Conference 2022. The multi-award-winning journalist serves as a coach for SnapChat’s Club Unity and in collaboration with Active Minds and Snapchat, Yusuf and the other members of Club Unity recently launched Here For You. Here For You is an in-app mental health resource hub that aims to address ways Snapchatters can start tough conversations with friends. 


gsport4girls announces first #GAL2022 newsmakers intake

gsport #GAL2022 has officially kicked off for the year and is in its second month. The women’s sport news publisher has announced the second newsmakers intake that will form part of the build-up to its fourth Annual List event in December 2022. The #GAL2021 Newsmakers list is compiled in-house and is informed by leading events in the gsport newsroom throughout the year.


Volume branches out to form Alibi Studios

Podcasting start-up Volume has launched a new podcasting platform Alibi Studios, which is making the award-winning investigative podcast, Members Only. Alibi is adopting a paid model and going behind a paywall where members will get exclusive access to its podcasts. Members will get all the episodes of both investigative series plus a bi-weekly bonus podcast.  Click here to subscribe.


Children’s Radio Foundation’s latest Radio Workshop Podcast

Children’s Radio foundation’s podcast, Radio Workshop has published their latest episode of Things Fall Apart: 8 Days of Unrest in South Africa where youth reporters speak to their communities in an attempt to reckon with the July unrest. In the latest episode, Sibonelo Sithole speaks about broadcasting from Vibe FM in the midst of civil unrest and the power of rebuilding through radio.


SAMIP Participants cover the Russian invasion of Ukraine

SAMIP participants have been keeping on top of the Russia and Ukraine war news. Explain’s latest edition of The Wrap gives a summary of the history between the two countries. Food for Mzansi reports on how a leading local export and distribution company might withdraw its exports to Russia. Mail & Guardian published an article with an analysis on how the conflict affects South Africa and what could be at stake.