Our participants have already settled into the new year and are already hard at work. Here are some updates from the SAMIP cohort.


Quote This Woman+ receives OSF grant and features on Fairlady Magazine

Feminist non-profit organisation, Quote This Woman+ has received grant funding from global philanthropic organisation, the Open Society Foundation. The R700 000 grant will assist Quote This Woman+ in the fight against gender discrimination and the misrepresentation of women voices in the media.

“This funding has arrived not a moment too soon as we have exhausted our previous funder’s grant cycle – from the South African Media Innovative Program (SAMIP). “We are incredibly grateful to the entire SAMIP team for our journey with them; we know that the level of support we have had from SAMIP has been extraordinary,” says QW+ Director. Kathy Magrobi.



Another highlight for Quote This Woman+, Kathy Magrobi is featured in the January/February issue of feminist magazine, Fairlady. The magazine feature shines the spotlight on the organisation’s mission to contribute to gender transformation. Quote This Woman+ has a database of over 500 female experts and is dedicated to fighting against the misrepresentation of women experts in the media.



Media Hack Collective celebrates second birthday

Data journalism start-up, Media Hack Collective is two years old. The organisation celebrated with moving into new offices and welcoming a new addition into their team. Media Hack joined SAMIP in December 2019 with the focus to specialise in data visualisations, data-driven storytelling, and data training for newsrooms. The start-up has since reported positive growth and recently launched an independent publication, The Outlier.



gsport4girls announces first #GAL2022 newsmakers intake

gsport #GALL2022 has officially kicked off with unveiling the first monthly newsmakers intake for the year. This first set of monthly newsmakers forms part of the build-up to gsport’s fourth Annual List event in December 2022. The gsport Annual List (#GAL) was launched in 2019 and is South Africa’s only newsmakers event that is dedicated to women’s sport.



The Daily Vox advocates for dropout prevention in schools

Youth-centered news portal, The Daily Vox will be hosting a Twitter Space on how to prevent learners from dropping out of school. The virtual discussion is set to take place on 9 February at 18:00 with speakers geared to share strategies on how to put a stop to gender-responsive dropouts.



#SMWX catches up with Eusebius McKaiser

Digital current affairs channel, #SMWX recently hosted South African political analyst and journalist Eusebius McKaiser on a debate about the SA Constitution. The debate unpacked the constitution’s merits, weaknesses, future trajectories and reflected on the role of Chief Justice in changing times.



Explain on the latest Wrap

Media start-up, explain.co.za published their latest weekly Wrap with a summary of part two of the state capture commission report released by Raymond Zondo. Covered in The Wrap is the news of singer Rihanna’s pregnancy that broke the internet on socials and to wrap up, a quick explainer is squeezed in on why the petrol price in SA is so high.



Viewfinder bags nomination for the Gatefield People Journalism Prize for Africa 2021

An exciting start to the year, investigative start-up Viewfinder has been nominated for the Gatefield People Journalism Prize for Africa (PJPA). The Gatefield-backed People Journalism Prize for Africa is a public service journalism initiative to recognize and reward journalists, citizen reporters, and social justice newsmakers on the continent.