Siyazana Project Maps Power Ties in S. Africa

This new project uses financial disclosure forms to analyze power connections in South Africa, and is being adapted for use across Africa. Done by the Institute for Security Studies and GIJN members African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting and International Center for Journalists.

Source: Siyazana

Posted on: January 31, 2015

South Africa Chair Open in Investigative Reporting

South Africa's Wits University Journalism Programme is looking for applicants for the Taco Kuiper Chair in Investigative Reporting. This is a unique opportunity to teach and supervise African grad students, participate in the Taco Kuiper Awards and the African Investigative Journalism Conference, and to write, research, and publish.

Source: Wits University

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Nonpartisan Fact-Checking Group Takes South Africa

Julian Rademeyer, a veteran investigative journalist, is the southern Africa editor of Africa Check, a Web site that is attempting to bring journalistic fact-checking to South Africa. There is a long history of courageous and sophisticated journalism in that part of the world. But until now, there has been nothing like the kind of nonpartisan fact-checking initiatives that have become so prominent in the US.

Source: New York Times

Posted on: July 29, 2013

South African Investigative Journalism’s Deep Roots

A new study shows the surprising depth of investigative journalism in South Africa. In three provinces, a survey found that nearly 60% of the papers analyzed contained investigative material. The findings support what many investigative reporters already know: that investigative journalism depends not on a media outlet’s resources, but on good management, creative newsrooms, and a willingness to accept risk.


Posted on: May 18, 2013