South Africa

South Africa: Journalism Training (1998)

Knight International Journalism Fellow Saul Friedman concluded five months of journalism training in South Africa in 1998, partnering with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism.

South Africa: Journalism Training (1998)

Knight International Journalism Fellow Dorothy Gilliam completed two months of journalism training in South Africa in 1998, partnering with Rhodes University.

South Africa: Journalism Training (1994)

Knight International Journalism Fellow Gordon Manning (Deceased) completed two months of journalism training in South Africa in 1994, partnering with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism.

South Africa: Journalism Training (1997)

Knight International Journalism Fellow Clem Richardson completed six months of journalism training in South Africa in 1997, partnering with the Independent Newspaper School of Journalism.

South Africa: Journalism Training (2001)

James and Sharon Rousmaniere completed two months of journalism training in South Africa in 2001, partnering with the African Eye News Service and Peninsula Technikon.

South Africa: Journalism Training (1995)

Knight International Journalism Fellow William Siemering completed four months of journalism training in South Africa in 1995, partnering with the Open Society Foundation for South Africa.

South Africa: Journalism Training (1999)

Knight International Journalism Fellow Remer Tyson completed nine months of journalism training in South Africa in 1999, partnering with Peninsula Technikon.

South Africa: Give Health News a Higher Profile

Mia Malan launched the first weekly health program at Soweto TV, the largest community TV station in Africa, with more than 1 million viewers. She trained a team to produce high-quality feature reports for the show with a special focus on HIV/AIDS. The half-hour show features topics such as the use and abuse of antiretroviral drugs, male circumcision, attention-deficit disorder and organ transplants.

In addition to the new half-hour weekly show, health stories on Soweto TV’s daily news reports have increased threefold as a result of Malan’s efforts.

Apr 92009

South Africa's 4th AIDS conference: The politics of HIV in South Africa.

On a dark Durban night in June 2000, two of South Africa’s leading HIV/AIDS researchers were unexpectedly called to a meeting in a plush room at the city’s Hilton Hotel. “The minister wants to see you! Now!” a government official had simply barked at Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Jerry Coovadia, who were both in the process of releasing groundbreaking studies at the International AIDS Conference.

Both men had previously been critical of their government’s response to the epidemic which was at the time killing thousands of their compatriots.

Mar 182009

Finally in South Africa!

Editors Note: Fellow Mia Malan returns to South Africa.

I’ve been back in Johannesburg for a month now – after an absence of six years in Kenya and the US. So I’m seeing my country through a new set of eyes - mostly because I’ve got more to compare it to than before I left. Many people are negative, which I can understand to some extent – dealing with a constant climate of crime and corruption can be exhausting. But mostly, I see positive changes in South Africa - at least so far.