SAMIP participants have been working around the clock, here are some updates from in and around the cohort.


Quote This Women+ International Women’s Day Campaign and fundraiser 

In light of International Women’s Month and Quote This Woman’s third birthday, the feminist non-profit organisation has launched a fundraiser with the aim to increase their current database from 600 to 900 female experts. Honoring this year’s International Women’s Day theme, Quote This Woman is dedicated to amplifying 300 more African female voices and narratives to #BreakTheBias in the media. The fundraiser is live until 15 April 2022, click here to make a donation pledge to support this initiative.



Food for Mzansi kicks-off AgriCareers roadshow

Agri-news publisher, Food for Mzansi has launched a new academic platform, AgriCareers. AgriCareers aims to present learners with information on what the requirements are to work towards a career in agriculture through hosting career expos and roadshows where learners get to engage with professionals in the sector. The platform is also dedicated to educating learners on the diverse job roles within the agricultural sector.

AgriCareers successfully hosted its very first roadshow on 16 March 2022 in Kroonstad, with nearly 500 state learners in attendance. Read more here.



Viewfinder produces latest Carte Blanche exposé

Investigative journalism start-up, Viewfinder is hard at work exposing police brutality and non-accountability, prompting the police code of silence to crack. In the latest Viewfinder produced segment for Carte Blanche, presenter Derek Watts speaks to an officer about how torture and cover-up has become routine at their workplace. This whistleblower was moved to speak out by an exposé on the alleged torture and murder of 36-year-old Adam Isaacs by police in January 2020.



The Outlier Blackout – Loadshedding Quiz

In the midst of South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, data journalism organisation, Media Hack publisher of The Outlier introduced a Blackout –  A loadshedding quiz. The quiz is compiled from random facts about loadshedding using data from Eskom Se Pushon loadshedding from 2015 to 2021. Click here to take the quiz and see how many you can answer correctly.



Health-e reports on HIV-TB mortality rates

Health news service, Health-e has published an article on HIV-TB mortality rates. The published piece discusses how despite integrated interventions, the two chronic illnesses remain the leading cause of death in South Africa. Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), remains worried as South Africa’s HIV-TB mortality rates continue to soar.