It is that exciting time again! SAMIP brings you some updates on what the cohort has been up to, here’s the latest from the South Africa Media Innovation Program.


Mail & Guardian’s Power of Women honours 50 extraordinary women

Mail & Guardian hosted the MG Power of Women event in celebration of Women’s Month. The event took place on Friday 27th August showcasing 50 powerful women who are striving to make a difference. MG Power of Women honours extraordinary women who are leading change across the country. Watch the event here:



Viewfinder partners with Eldos FM to reflect on police brutality

Accountability journalism start-up Viewfinder has launched a #VukaniMaAfrica campaign in partnership with Eldos FM. The campaign was launched in commemoration of the death of Nathaniel Julies who was killed by the police in Eldorado Park a year ago. 

The #VukaniMaAfrica campaign aims to channel the voices and experiences of communities affected by police brutality. Nathaniel Julies’ mother spoke to Eldos FM on Friday 27th August 2021 on the anniversary of her son’s death.



Stokvel Talk Roadshow a resounding success

Stokvel Talk hosted a roadshow on August 14th in Sedibeng section, Tembisa. The large audience of the roadshow was made of stokvel and burial society members as well as local residents ranging from the youth to the elderly who were attracted by the vibe. Stokvel Talk invited various service providers and organisations to educate the crowd on topics ranging from finances and savings to ordinary consumer products.


Tembisa roadshow a resounding success


#SMWX celebrates reaching 25 000 subscribers

Exciting news from #SMWX, the digital current affairs channel is celebrating a milestone of reaching a whopping 25 000 subscribers. Founded by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, #SMWX discusses political issues and sparks political conversations with the aim to explore South African politics through interviews and analysis. To subscribe to #SMWX’s YouTube channel, click here.


HashtagOurStories is hiring!

Mobile journalism network Hashtag Our Stories (HOS) is on the lookout for new talent to join their amazing team of creatives. HOS is currently recruiting for various job roles with an exciting opportunity to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Click on the link below to check out the vacancies and submit your application:


Daily Maverick CEO Styli Charalambous bags SANEF Nat Nakasa Award

The co-founder and CEO of Daily Maverick, Styli Charalambus received the prestigious Nat Nakasa industry award. The award ceremony is hosted by South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) in honour of South Africa’s media practitioners. Styli made it to the history books as this was the first time the award has been given to a CEO-publisher.