Saturday, July 13, 2024

Partners

MEET THE partners

Introducing the recipients of the SANEF digitization project. SANEF, the leading advocate for media freedom in South Africa, encompasses title editors, senior journalists, media trainers, and academics across print, broadcasting, and digital platforms. From national to community media, they represent a diverse spectrum. SANEF’s mission involves upholding journalistic ethics, reflecting South Africa’s diversity, safeguarding freedom of expression, and ensuring journalism’s sustainability. Recognizing community media’s vital role in media diversity, SANEF addresses challenges faced by these outlets and endeavors to enhance digital content distribution and revenue strategies for future growth, aiming to secure a vibrant future for journalism.

SANEF will advertise more opportunities as they become available. – VISIT wwwsanef.org.za or keep coming back to read more industry news on our Community section of this website. 

Publisher: Lulama Elvin Mpahla
About the media product:

Website: www.icamaguonline.co.za

Icamagu Media is an indigenous community news project that provides news in the form of current affairs, dialogues, content creation, and entertainment. The project utilizes print media and a digital radio station with the aim of reaching its clientele, which is mainly composed of rural communities. Through its newspaper, Icamagu Media encourages the use of indigenous languages, primarily isiXhosa, which is the most spoken language in the Eastern Cape Province. The project promotes linguistic programs aimed at promoting isiXhosa and other languages spoken in the Eastern Cape Province.

Publisher: Jerry Sokhupe
About the media product:

Website: www.sowetosunrise.co.za

Soweto Sunrise News has positioned itself as a positive content publication, aiming to uplift local communities and beyond. We address issues pertinent to everyday life and engage our audience to ensure their voices are heard. Employing advanced and innovative tools, we strive to better inform our readers. We provide entrepreneurs with opportunities to promote and showcase their products and services, while also highlighting events that contribute to growth and recognition, offering optimal marketing strategies beyond mere advertising space. Through strategic corporate partnerships, companies seek added value and require effective brand representation. Our live coverage showcases talent in various fields such as music, poetry, education, and sports, encouraging others to showcase their diverse abilities. We have a proven track record of covering campaign drives, both corporate and institutional, and serve as a reliable platform for gig opportunities, invitations, and more, catering to both small and large-scale needs. In the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we embrace advanced methods to revolutionize the media industry. Our content prioritizes regulated media information over informal, speculative stories often found on social media platforms. While we enjoy recognition from credible stakeholders, we continually strive to keep pace with evolving media innovations, positioning ourselves as a competitive media house focused on positively influencing our audience.

 
 
 
 
 

Publisher: Langelihle Lucas Chagee

About the media Product: 

Website: www.izwinews.co.za

Izwi Lomphakathi Newspaper is 100 percent in IsiZulu and it was established immediated when the killer dicease Covid 19 plaqued the Globe. Publisher is an experienced Journalist with more than 21 years experience in the media fraternity. Publisher had worked for various newspapers such as The New Age,Daily Sun, Sowetan, Northern Natal Courier and other community newspapers. It aimed in promoting reading and to disseminate informatio or to inform the community at large about the news that is happening around them. It also aimed at promoting the culture of going back to basics and promote the reading using indigenous languages which is now fading. Going online will also help to educate, inform the public about news happening around them and nationally.


Publisher: Fanelo Maseko
About the media product:

Website: www.loxionnews.co.za

LOXION NEWS is a township to township newspaper aimed at revealing the brighter side of living in black townships.

Loxion News publishes its print publication on monthly basis while their LOXION NEWS NETWORK facebook page uploads cutting edge mini documentaries and stories on daily basis.

Publisher: Jonathan Mathebula
About the media product:


Website: www.phethohonews.co.za

Bringing Communities Together Through Informed Discourse Welcome to Phethoho News, your trusted source of local news and stories within the heart of Thabo Mofutsanyane District Municipality. Our dedication to the community is reflected in our coverage, spanning Ficksburg, Clocolan, Marquardt, Senekal, Paul Roux, Bethlehem, Kestel, Qwaqwa, Clarance, and Fouriesburg. Local Roots, Global Reach Phethoho News is deeply rooted in the fabric of these diverse communities, committed to delivering news that matters. Our bilingual approach sets us apart, offering content in both Sesotho and English to ensure that everyone can stay informed and engaged. Comprehensive Coverage Whether it’s local politics, cultural events, or human-interest stories, Phethoho News covers it all. We take pride in being the voice of the people, shedding light on the issues that impact our readers’ lives directly. From the bustling streets of Bethlehem to the serene landscapes of Paul Roux, we capture the essence of Thabo Mofutsanyane District Municipality. Eight Pages of Vibrancy Phethoho News is not just a newspaper; it’s a visual journey. Our 8-page color paper bursts with vibrancy, bringing the stories to life. The colorful pages mirror the diversity and richness of the communities we serve, creating an immersive reading experience. Inclusive Journalism At Phethoho News, we believe in inclusivity. Our reporting aims to bridge gaps, fostering understanding and unity. Whether you prefer reading in Sesotho or English, our commitment to clear, accurate, and unbiased journalism remains unwavering. Your Window to the World As your local window to the world, Phethoho News is more than a newspaper; it’s a community companion. We strive to empower our readers with knowledge, spark conversations, and celebrate the achievements of individuals and groups that make Thabo Mofutsanyane District Municipality a vibrant and dynamic region. Phethoho News, where community and journalism converge. Stay connected, stay informed.


Managing Editor: Monwabisi Khininda

About the media Product: 

Website: www.ikhwezinews.co.za

Ikhwezi laseMthatha was established in March 2007.The newspaper is 100 % isiXhosa.The main objective is to promote and preserve the use of indigenous language in the media space. The newspaper is based in Mthatha covering the OR Tambo region. We cover towns like Mthatha,Tsolo,Qumbu,Libode,Port St.Johns and Lusikisiki.The newspaper is published twice monthly.The LSM is 3-9.

 

MARKETIG AND TECHNICAL: Sithembile Zondo

About the media Product:

Website: www.northcoastradio104.co.za

North Coast Community Radio (104 FM) is a registered NPO with NPO number 054-646 -NPO.
 
North Coast Radio was established in 2003 and licensed as a broadcaster in 2008 and relicensed in 2014 and 2019 respectively.
 
Our main objective is to deliver relevant, empowering, accurate and reliable information to the community, develop and improve the quality of life for the citizens of uMhlathuze in particular, and King Cetshwayo District in general. We have over 83000 listeners as we speak in a language and style they understand. Our programming as per our license is 70% isiZulu and 30% English. This is to encourage social cohesion between rural and urban areas and it is one of our objectives.
 
Our coverage area is the whole of King Cetshwayo District Municipality which has five municipalities as displayed on the table below: MUNICIPALITY COVERAGE POPULATION UMHLATHUZE 100% 334,459 NKANDLA 100% 114,416 MFOLOZI 100% 122,889 UMLALAZI 100% 213,601 MTHONJANENI 100% 47,818
 
TOTAL KING CETSHWAYO DISTRICT: 907,519 We have 4 peripheral districts coverage areas which are: • ILEMBE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY  ISITHEBE, MANDINI, MTHUNZINI, DOKODWENI
 60% coverage 
UMZINYATHI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY  KRANSKOP,
MAPHUMULO
 60% coverage
 UMKANYAKUDE
 MTUBATUBA (60%), St LUCIA
 70% coverage • ZULULAND
 BABANANGO, ULUNDI  70% coverage

Publisher: Zinhle Cebekhulu
About the media product:

Website: www.inkundlayezindaba.co.za

Established in 2018 as a visionary fundraising project for Journalism students, Inkundla Yezindaba Newspaper has evolved into a prominent community publication that stands as a testament to dedication, growth, and a commitment to social responsibility. Initially conceived as an educational tour initiative, the newspaper garnered overwhelming support from colleges, prompting its transformation from A4 handwritten sheets to a vibrant A3 color community Newspaper. Inkundla Yezindaba is a monthly publication with a primary focus on serving the INK/PINK area, encompassing Kwa-Mashu, Ntuzuma, and Inanda, as well as broader distribution around Durban. Inkundla Yezindaba Newspaper stands as a beacon of community engagement, offering not only news and information but also actively participating in the social and economic upliftment of the regions it serves. As it continues to grow, the newspaper remains dedicated to its founding principles of quality journalism, community support, and the empowerment of young individuals in the field of journalism.

 

Publisher:
About the media product:


Website: www.tshwanebulletin.co.za

Tshwane Bulletin Newspaper is a publication based out in Soshanguve, respected for its investigative journalism, independent thinking and unrivalled coverage of community news, opinion, entertainment, sports and local feature.

 

 

Publisher: Lufuno Millicent Maphari 
About the media product:

Website: www.seiponemadireng.co.za

The newspaper is unique in that it publishes in an indigenous language of Nothern Sotho

Publisher: Jonathan Mathebula
About the media product:

Website: Coming Soon

Publisher: Pamela Timakwe
About the media product:


Website: www.ecwmtelenews.co.za

The Eastern Cape Women’s Magazine is a bilingual (Xhosa and English )small commercial provincial magazine which was initiated by a community journalist with a mission to create platform for Eastern Cape Women to inform the public of their development initiatives .The magazine was established in 2006 and was officially launched in 2007 by the office of Executive Mayor of O.R.Tambo District Municipality by Mrs Zoleka Capa. Currently the project has two offices one in Lusikisiki in Zalu Hills Multipurpose Center donated by the Department of Public Works and the other at Mtata in the premises of the Walter Sisulu University (former Unitra). Currently the magazine is operating without a funder or sponsor but it has produced three issues with the assistance of business women who are keen to see it in the shelves .The main objectives of the magazine is to profile the work or initiatives done by women in the Eastern Cape especially those involved in rural development .Also to promote the culture of reading and writing amongst the people of the Eastern Cape .

Publisher: Oratile Setae
About the media product:


Website: www.northwesttimes.co.za

North West Times is a media platform providing local people with both international and national content and awareness about various events happening around them to keep everyone well informed hence our slogan says “People Must Know”. We are also a tool used to help eradicate deprivation,crime and poverty also significantly contributing to human mobilization and development of the people of North West. Vision: : To become the best media platform and publication were everyone can rely on for latest updates around them. : To become the voice for the people living in rural areas of our province whom are sidelined by mainstream media. Mission: :To be the best source of information for the youth and people of North West. :To contribute to the eradication of unemployment by creating jobs. :To be a reliable communication tool for government, business, schools and the general public. : Provide services including but not limited to photography, printing and layout design and events management. : North West Times is committed to providing it’s clients with quality services at affordable prices. :Pride ourselves with promoting local arts and culture.

Publisher: Mfanzile Dlakude
About the media product:


Website: www.hconline.co.za

The Highveld Chronicle Newspaper is a local community newspaper based in the Mpumalanga Highveld Area. We cover at least 80% of the Nkangala District Municipality, with a population of over 1.5 million people. Highveld Chronicle is an affiliate of Myaba Media Tech, which was established in 2012 by an individual with a strong passion for business and driven by the desire to create economic value while remaining customer-centric. In May 2016, the newspaper publication was established under the Myaba Media Tech company. Over the years of our existence, we have positioned ourselves as one of the most consistently interactive and informative weekly newspapers, currently covering most parts of Nkangala District Municipality, with 90% of our coverage focused on black, previously disadvantaged communities. We are driven by the core values below, which align with our MOTTO: FIRST WITH THE PEOPLE, FIRST WITH THE NEWS Commitment: We are committed to creating employment and serving our communities with extremely thought-provoking and thought-leading news. Professional: We are a team of qualified and experienced journalists who deliver high-quality news in a fair and impartial manner. Trustworthy: We are committed to reporting the truth and earning the trust of our audience.

 

Publisher: Mashile Phalane
About the media product:


Website: www.theeyenews.co.za

The Eye News Community Newspaper is a community newspaper in Limpopo, operating under Mambo Media Cooperative Ltd. It publishes content in Tsonga, English, and Sepedi within the Mopani District Municipality area. The newspaper offers high-quality content, with journalists who are well-trained in investigative reporting, focusing on issues such as service delivery shortcomings, corruption, and public procurement.

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