Over 50 grants have been made since 2006, totalling nearly R5-m. These have gone to individuals, both employed and freelance, groups of journalists, editors for a newsroom project and for a training project with students. We have contributed to books, stories, series of stories, photographic essays, podcasts, data stories on subjects as wide as crime, corruption, rhino-poaching, the environment, family history, the Marikana massacre and Duncan Village massacre of 1961.
Some of the work support by these grants:
Madala Thepa (Sunday Independent): Battles at the De Paarl farm experiment in restitution
Sabelo Skiti and Athandiwe Saba (Mail & Guardian): The collapse of the Masters of the Supreme Courts offices.
Daniel Knoetze (Viewfinder): Criminal Cops – an investigation into what lies behind police criminality and lack of accountability
Rehana Rossouw (Jacana): Predator Politics – Mabuza, Freddie Daniels and the Great Land Scandal
Tanya Pampalone, Eliot Moleba, etc (Sound Africa): One Night in Snake Park – An investigation into the killing 2015 killing of 14-year old Siphiwe Mahori in Snake Park, Soweto, which ignited a wave of xenophobic attacks as across South Africa.
Mignonne Breier (Tafelberg): Bloody Sunday – the nun, the defiance campaign and South Africa’s secret massacre
Pieter-Louis Myburgh (Penguin): Gangster State – Unravelling Ace Magashula’s Web of Capture
Christopher Clark (GroundUp): Three-part series on political violence in KZN and the frustrated search for justice.
Association of Independepnt Publishers: Investigation into the Lottery, a collaboration of various outlets coordinated by Ray Joseph
Jacques Pauw (Tafelberg): The President’s Keepers – Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison.
Adriaan Basson (News24): Dubai, the Gupta’s city of shells An investigation into the Gupta base in Dubai
Thabo Jijana (daily Dispatch): People cry foul over title deeds
Kimon de Greef (Hakai Magazine): Quick Sand, Dirty Money – Illegal sand mining
Ryan Brown (Bhekisisa): Signed, sealed and delivered – Why abortion-by-mail services are spreading.
Greg Mariovich (Zebra Press): Murder at Small Koppie – The real story of the Marikana Massacre
Sarah Wild and Kirsten van Scie (Mail & Guardian/EuroScientist): Unnamed, unclaimed – South Africa’s unidentified dead. Winner of the AAAS Kavli Science Award Gold.
Laura Grant (Media Hack/TimesLive): A three-part series on asbestos in school buildings
Lukhanyo and Abigail Calato (Tafelbert): My Father Died for This – a story of three generations of struggle.
Leon Sidiki and Lucas Ladwaba (Blackbird Books): Broke & Broken – The shameful legacy of gold mining in SA
Susan Puren: Investigation into a woman committed for 40 years to an asylym for sleeping with a black man
Fiona Forde (Financial Mail): HSBC leaks
Yel Even Or (Tablet): Did an Israeli Company Hack Zimbabwe’s Elections.
Johnathan Ancer (Jacana): Spy – Uncovering Craig Williamson
Lloyd Gedye (The Con): Investigation into conscrution company collusion
Stephan Hofstatter and James Oatway (Sunday Times): SA at war in the DRC
Fred Kockott (Roving Reporters/Sunday Tribune): Fred worked with student interns on a series of local investigative stories.
Santiago Villa: An investigation into Glencore
Tanya Farber (Cape Times): Corrective Rape – a Perpetrator and a Survivor
Alex Eliseev (Pan Macmillan): Cold Case Confession – Unravelling the Betty Ketani Murder
Julian Rademeyer (Zebra Press): Kiling for Profit – Exposnig the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade
Jacques Pauw (Zebra Press): Rat Roads – One man’s incredible journey
Wanjahi Kbukuru: SA Interests in Southern Sudan
Bheki Mashile (Umjindi Guardian): Badplaas Trust Illegal
David Fig: The controversy around hydraulic fracking
Salym Fahad: Jumping the Border – Smugglers and gangs on the Zimbwean border
Alon Skuy: Sex and Trade in the City’s Underbelly (A photographic project)
Bheki Mashile (Umjindi Guardian): The defrauding of intestate wills in Mpumalanga
Sanaa Peterson: Miling the Victims of Xenophobic attacks
David Beresford (Jacana): The Truth is a Strange Fruit – a personal journey through the apartheid war
Clifford Otiena: Power battles in the SANDF
Anthony Altbekker: Fruit of a Poisoned Tree
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