Previous grantees

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

Noseweek: A series on KZN political assassinations by Desiree Erasmus

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


In the news:

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Predator Politics
The President's Keepers
Bloody Sunday
The Republic of Gupta
Spy
Murder at small koppie
Rat Races