Call for applications: Grants to investigate kidnapping in South Africa

The Henry Nxumalo Foundation is offering grants to journalists to investigate the rise in kidnapping cases in South Africa.

The grants are intended to increase awareness and understanding of this phenomenon and to give journalists the time and resources to do this kind of in-depth reporting. There will be 4-6 grants, the size of each depending on the scale of the investigation. The work should be completed and published/broadcast within six months.

Any journalist or team of journalists may apply, and the work may be done in any media.

We favour work which is in the public interest, aims to reveal new information, is in-depth and investigative in nature and uses innovative techniques, approaches or technologies.

We encourage applications from both experienced and new journalists. We offer mentors for the less experienced.

Grant decisions are made by an independent panel of experts and are treated confidentially.

It will be the grantee’s responsibility to ensure the material is published/broadcast and the applicants should indicate where they intend to publish/broadcast. An expression of interest from the publisher/broadcaster will assist the application.

We will publish the output on our websites and retain the right to use the material for publicity purposes.

Applicants should submit a short proposal (not more than two pages), a CV, a budget and where possible an expression of interest from a publisher/broadcaster. These should be sent to:

Closing date: November 21, 2022.

See: for full grant rules and guidelines

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