Henry Nxumalo Foundation

Some of the books published with assistance from the Henry Nxumalo Foundation

The Henry Nxumalo Foundation
Cross-border investigative journalism projects from the SADC region
The Henry Nxumalo Foundation and Viewfinder are offering grants and a program of editorial support to journalists and editors within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to pursue in-depth investigative projects. Proposals which contain cross-border elements will be favoured.
Closing date: 8 July 2024.

NEWS FROM OUR GRANTEES Umjindi-Elukwatini Guardian

Latest: Bheki Mashile of the Umjindi-Elukwatini Guardian in Barberton has published his expose of the local construction mafia, showing how brazen their operation is. Greg Arde has published with Amabhungane his major investigations into the construction mafia: Taxi bosses, the construction industry and political murder and Business Against Crime calls for more government transparency in fight against criminal kingpins.

Paul McNally of Develop Audio’s podcast series on assassinations is being rolled out by the Mail & Guardian and is available on Spotify. The Last Afternoon in the Garden.

The Inhlase Centre for Investigative Reporting in Eswatini have published their series on the King’s control of this country’s land and its impact on the people:
* So much land for the King yet none for commoners – Inhlase
* EmaSwati’s own country but not own land – Inhlase
* Royal Silulu’s land hoarding costing farmers – Inhlase

The Henry Nxumalo Fund gives grants to individuals and organisations to do investigative journalism of relevance to contemporary Africa. We enable journalists to have the time and resources to do reporting that might not otherwise be done, and to encourage reporting on under-covered areas of African society.

Henry Nxumalo
Photo:  Jurgen Schaderberg
Henry Nxumalo
Photo:  Jurgen Schaderberg

Grants are available for journalists seeking pre-publication support for investigative reporting of public interest.

The grants are administered by the Henry Nxumalo Trust in memory of the pioneering investigative reporter Henry Nxumalo.

In 15 years of operation, the Fund has given about 80 grants totalling almost R5-million.