SAMIP brings you some updates on what the cohort has been up to, here’s the latest from the South Africa Media Innovation Program.

gsport covers women’s cricket world cup

Women’s sports news outlet, gsport concluded International Women’s month on a high with a star-studded #GAL2022 newsmakers list for March. Included on the list are three Momentum Proteas stars featuring in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. All eyes were fixated on the Momentum Proteas’ World Cup journey in New Zealand, which saw the South Africans bow out in the semi-final round.


Hashtag celebrates world water day at Expo2020

Storytelling agency,  Hashtag Our Stories joined in on the celebration of World Water Day at the Expo Dubai, which is an annual global event that invites the world to celebrate the importance of water, exploring its various dimensions. Co-founder, Yusuf Omar introduced AR lenses on Snapchat that allow attendees to tell water conservation stories with their phones. 


‎Radio Workshop: Young, Unvaccinated, and African podcast

Children’s Radio foundation’s podcast, Radio Workshop has published a podcast episode on vaccine hesitancy among youth in Africa. The podcast features stories of a 20-something mother from Joburg, student protesters from the Durban University of Technology, young people who spend big bucks on fraudulent vaccine cards in Zimbabwe, and a mobile vaccine center in Nigeria. 


263Chat introduces new podcast 

Online news platform, 263Chat has recently launched a new podcast – The Mid-Week Show.  The podcast unpacks different conversations and is broadcast on Twitter Spaces, Instagram, and Youtube. In the latest episode, the show discusses political corrections on pop culture and cancel culture in the entertainment industry.




Quote This Women+ to host Earth Week Story Slam virtual event

Save the date, feminist organisation, Quote This Woman+ will be hosting a virtual event on 14 April themed ‘Standing up for our planet”. The Earth Week Storyslam event will feature Six speakers who will get to share their tales about how they’ve protected the planet. Tickets are free, to register, click here.