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

The Daily Vox hosts cast and crew of Netflix’s Blood & Water

The Daily Vox hosted the cast and crew of Netflix’s Blood & Water for a conversation on Instagram Live ahead of the highly anticipated release of the show’s second season. The Daily Vox journalist and newsletter editor, Fatima Moosa was in conversation with writer and director, Nosipho Dumisa-Ngoasheng, and actor and dancer Dillion Windvogel. The pair were sharing their experiences on filming season two and teasing on what fans can expect from the hit series.


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Stokvel Talk Roadshow is a massive hit in Soweto

Stokvel Talk is back on the road and has successfully hosted its second roadshow. The Roadshow took place on 18 September in Orlando, Soweto. The large audience made of stokvels, burial societies, businesses, and locals enjoyed the vibe while exchanging meaningful conversations about savings and receiving expert financial advice from service providers such as One Spark and Inheritance Mafa. 



Volume introduces newsletter “investigative podcasts”

Podcast production company Volume launched its new newsletter called “investigative podcasts”. The newsletter “investigative podcast” will feature behind-the-scenes stories and tips on how the award-winning podcast company makes its journalism. Subscribe here to receive the weekly newsletter.



SAMIP Participants at the Jamfest Africa 2021

SAMIP teamed up with Jamlab for some Jamfest sessions hosted virtually from 13 – 17 September 2021. The journalism and media festival showcased great innovations in delivery and hosted insightful conversations with journalists and entrepreneurs. The SAMIP family took part in the event with contributions from some of our participants and team members. Click here to watch the sessions.



Media Hack offers Data journalism in Africa masterclasses

Award-winning data journalism company Media Hack Collective, publisher of The Outlier, is offering a data masterclass course for journalists in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The course is designed for beginners who want to enhance their reporting with data and visualisations. Successful applicants will learn the fundamentals of how to use data in their journalism through a series of masterclasses in a virtual program designed to upskill media practitioners in turning data into stories. Click here to apply.