The winners of the inaugural South African Media Innovation Programme's (SAMIP's) innovation challenge have been announced, and they're a stellar bunch of upstarts who are well worth knowing about.
The awards look to identify projects and organisations that are building news and information products that engage and inform local, often underserved, communities. Winners will receive a cool cash prize of up to R500,000, strategic advice and additional mentoring by some of the best innovators in the business.
Check out who won below:
9 organisations, startups and nonprofits have been selected as winners of the first SAMIP Innovation Challenge— SA Media Innovation (@SAMIP_MDIF) December 12, 2017
@VolumeNews seeks to bring local news back to community radio stations & aims to report & broadcast in South Africa's 11 official languages— SA Media Innovation (@SAMIP_MDIF) December 12, 2017