Social media shutdown in Somalia

On 13 May 2019, Somalia's government announced that it has shut down social media to stop students from cheating during exams. The reason provided by Abdullahi Godah Barre, Cabinet Secretary for Education in Somalia, during a broadcast on the state-owned television station was that this would prevent students from cheating during the country's national high school exams.

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Malawi Journos Engaged on Disability Issues

World Vision Malawi has engaged the media through a four-day training in disability so that journalists gain advanced knowledge and skills in how to report and broadcast current affairs programmes that are a true reflection of persons with disabilities.

The training follows news that media products lack positive coverage of persons with disabilities despite the policy and media ethics being in place in the country.

This coincides with increased cases of persons with albinism being abducted, killed, neglected and abused through bad reporting and programming of issues.

Mobile Marketing Improves the Bottom Line of For-Profit and Nonprofits Alike

By Mike Laws of InTarget

With recent news that the Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (WASPA) has reduced the cost of becoming an Affiliate Member for registered nonprofit organisations by 90 percent, and the fact that we’re in the annual season of giving, it’s perhaps a pertinent time to take a look at mobile marketing for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and charities.

MIET Africa: Communications & Advocacy Officer

MIET AFRICA, an education and development NGO based in Durban.

MIET seeks to appoint a Communications and Advocacy Officer to be based in Morningside.

The purpose of the position will be Supporting the Communications and Materials Production Manager, the successful candidate will assist in the implementation and delivery of the communications and advocacy objectives of the organisation.

Remuneration: Will be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Bhekisisa: Health Reporter

The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism specialises in solutions-based health and social justice journalism aimed at policymakers here and abroad. What does that mean? It means we don’t only tell our readers about problems, we also critically evaluate what’s being done to fix them. Our narrative storytelling pairs the latest science with the stories of real people to help readers understand issues better and be a part of real change. The centre has a solid track record in producing impactful, award-winning reporting both locally and internationally.

Cape Town TV: Television internship

Cape Town TV - known as CTV - is a nonprofit, community-based television station aimed at the greater Cape Town metropolitan area. Founded by over 200 nonprofit organisations in 2006, CTV is committed to providing community access to the powerful medium of television as a tool to promote human rights, social justice and community cultural development. As a community broadcaster Cape Town TV encourages active community participation and, in order to achieve this, the channel offers workshops to specific target groups such as member organisations, local producers, staff and interns.

Green Corridors: Marketing Manager

Green Corridors is a Durban based social-purpose, nonprofit and impact-focused organization that aims to see communities thrive in balance with the habitats around them. Green Corridors co-creates open spaces in key areas around Durban that balance environmental ‘musts’ with the challenges and opportunities of the communities that live, work and thrive within them. From these spaces we run a range of projects focused on ecotourism, youth development and environmental management.

Green Corridors seeks to appoint a Durban based dynamic, creative, passionate marketing manager.

New SA data centres expected to be job creation machines

The combined impact of the Microsoft Azure data centres, the newly introduced Huawei Cloud service and the imminent launch of Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres will create much opportunity in the local cloud ecosystem, potentially generating thousands of jobs.

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