Marikana documentary offer

M&G Productions recently presented its first documentary: Markana: South Africa’s Dark Heart, exploring the massacre at the ‘koppie’ ten years ago and the questions remaining about that fateful day. To mark the occasion Mail & Guardian are also offering new subscribers a special offer of 3 months unlimited access to the Mail & Guardian for only R30 (R250 per quarter thereafter) with those you sign up also getting early access to the Marikana documentary.  Watch the preview here:


Accountability Journalism Fellowship opportunity 

Viewfinder is offering a fellowship for a mid-career journalist who wants to take their reporting of public interest issues in South Africa to new heights. The Viewfinder 2022 Accountability Journalism Fellowship offers remuneration and editorial support from the team to ultimately produce a broadcast segment or long-from article rooted in the reporting and findings.  Viewfinder are particularly interested in exposing abuses of power or failures by large institutions that negatively affect marginalised people or communities. You have until 23 September to apply and can find out more details here

Tune in to Carte Blanche this Sunday to watch their latest investigation

Gathering for Mzansi’s young farmers

Next month Food for Mzansi will be hosting the inaugural Mzansi Young Farmers Indaba in Sandton, Johannesburg, where South Africa’s top young farmers and agripreneurs will be able to network and connect with investors, potential partners and other stakeholders. The two-day programme will cover topics like blended finance models, climate change and access to land. Tickets sales have opened with discounts for bookings made in August. You can find out more about the Mzansi Young Farmers Indaba here

Data Journalism training

Media Hack Collective has several free training opportunities on offer, including a micro-training series on Tiktok and Instagram – find them at @mediahackza.  They have also developed a fundamentals of data journalism course for the Africa Data Hub, a free course that you can do at your own pace. Register before 9 September, spots are filling up quickly.  It turns out data journalism is pretty easy and kinda fun – that’s according to journalists recently trained by MHC, read their advice to those starting out with data-driven journalism.

Women’s month #FrayHero

Congratulations to Quote this Woman Director Kathy Magrobi who was named a #FrayHero for her work with QW+ to amplify women+ voices and lobby journalists to promote women+ as experts and contributors to public dialogue. frayintermedia has highlighted an advocacy hero doing good work on the continent each week of Women’s month and Kathy is featured alongside gender justice champions Gugu Nonjinge, Steve Letsike, Shakira Choonara and Nolwazi Tusini.

Vote for your Women’s sporting hero

gsport has announced the finalists for the 2022 Momentum gsport Awards, Africa’s longest running women’s sport recognition platform, currently in its 17th year. Three inspiring South African sportswomen, Lara van Niekerk, Akhona Makalima and Cato Louw are double finalists vying for honours in the Momentum Athlete of the Year and Sasol Global Woman in Sport categories.  The public can help choose the winners for the through free voting in the gsport Voting Hall at until midnight on Wednesday, 31 August 2022.