GLOBAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CONFERENCE 

Five ways journalists can track looted money

Bosnian investigative journalist Miranda Patrucić provides helpful ways that journalists can track and report on money looted by government officials. Regional editor of the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Miranda Patrucić, offers ways of tracking...

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Innovations for better investigations

Leading investigative journalists share their tips for developing start-ups and innovations By Khuselwa Anda Tembani Developments in technology and the way news is consumed calls for innovative and more creative journalism. Speaking on the second day of the 10th...

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Wits embraces the future of data science

Wits offers new post graduate courses in e-Science. The university created a national e-science teaching and training platform and is leading the pack in combating the scarcity of scientists and professionals qualified in dealing with data science amongst five other...

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SRC member’s views on patriarchy challenged

“As much as all women might identify with feminism, all men (sic) also identify with patriarchism. I am patriarchal.” A defense of patriarchy by Student Representative Council (SRC) member Cebolenkosi Khumalo has caused controversy among Wits students and generated...

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A child should see a bookstore before they see a tavern

African Flavour , a new bookstore which recently opened  its doors on De Korte Street, Braamfontein, gives students an opportunity to make money. by selling their published books. The bookstore offers 100% local content with African books written by African authors....

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ARC online simplifies mapping in investigative journalism

Mapping programmes like arc online are useful tools that can help investigative journalists produce accurate and better sentences for their stories. By Khuselwa Anda Tembani Mapping with Arc Online can take your story to a whole new level. Andrew Lehren senior editor...

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Resilience and resistance-journalists in conflict zones

Journalists tell their experience in conflict zones. By Kirsten Jacobs “As I walked, they pulled the trigger. One of the first shots was missed. There was a second shot which hit my right leg…they removed their helmets and started hitting me with their helmets…they...

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Communities are at the centre of development

Development issues receive little coverage in mainstream media By Lebogang Molefe Development stories can be used to address inequalities existing among communities. They are also a way to find justice, public debate and social awareness, according to Oluwatoyosi...

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Investigative reporting has no gender

Journalists defy that journalism has a gender during the #GIJC17 Women and Investigative Journalism session this morning. By Zamayirha Peter Women in investigative journalism should stand against the threats to their reporting, the Global Investigative Journalism...

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Journalists collaborate to make a difference

Journalists partner up with other professions to make difference in their communities. By Thokozani Dladla Journalism schools are partnering with media companies and health professionals to bring change to their communities. Syed Nazakat, Professor at University of...

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Technology a disrupting force in investigative journalism

Despite the disruption, technology has assisted some journalists in developing countries. By Kirsten Jacobs Access to funding and technology has emerged as the biggest factors in a round-table discussion on ‘The Future of Investigative Journalism, on Friday, at the...

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How investigative journalists get people to talk

Getting people to talk is what journalists are supposed to do, and the best journalists know exactly how to do it. By Aidan Jones Two Pulitzer Prize winning journalists shared how they get their best interviews during a presentation on interviewing techniques on the...

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Undercover journalists on their own?

While journalists are expected to tell the truth and verify facts, sometimes they feel the only way to reveal wrongdoing is to go undercover. By Lebogang Molefe The role of undercover journalism has become the topic of much debate. Sometimes journalists infiltrate...

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Carto can be the way forward in mapping data

Carto the free online GIS system that work with mapping data for analyses and storytelling. By Wesley Ford “They will never treat you like you are asking a stupid question.” These are the words of the project manager of OpenUp, Julia Renouprez during a session on the...

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Using themes in data visualisation to tell better stories

How to be trendy with data visualisation By Franco Havenga Different new trends of data visualisation were explored in a workshop at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon. Leading the workshop was Jane Pong, a...

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WITS NEWS

Mining Engineering granted five-year accreditation renewal

The Wits School of Mining Engineering has been granted a five-year renewal from ECSA.The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) accredited the Wits School of Mining Engineering for another five-year cycle allowing it to remain within the global accreditation...

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OPINION 

Finding the light at the end of the tunnel

Last week, I started thinking about the challenges and emotions I experienced at the beginning of the year. Without a doubt, this year goes down as the most stressful and trying in my entire existence. I have learned one lesson in the process: the invisibility of a...

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SLICE OF LIFE : The fear of the unknown

There are two months left of the 2017 academic year and I am honestly apprehensive about what the future holds. I am anxious about two things: Firstly, doing well enough academically in order to meet the requirements to be accepted into a master’s degree programme....

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