Patricia Aruo

Intern, Reuters Africa

READ: A less conventional approach to an age-old problem

Chante Schatz

Intern, Media24, 2017 best in-depth reporting project student & photography student of the year

READ: As hardy as the aloe – The Griquas of Kliptown

Kayla De Jesus Freitas

READ: The ABCs of building a brighter future

Zamayihra Peter

Intern, Media24

READ: A rose in thorny Kliptown

Karen Mwendera

2017 Recipient, eNCA Bursary & Video Student of the Year

READ: Going bananas over sorghum beer

Odwa Mjo

Intern, Bloomberg Africa

READ: Being Muslim in Soweto

Nomvelo Chalumbira

Intern, Reuters Africa

READ: ‘Kasipreneurs’ rising above

Chulumanco Mahamba

Recipient, Hazelhurst Bursary and Intern, The Star Newspaper

READ: Home: The heart of business

Juniour Khumalo

Intern, Media24 and 2017 student journalist of the year

READ: Soweto’s oldest mosque: a place of solace and suspicion

Michael Pedro

Intern, Primedia

READ: Under the skin of tattooing in Orlando

Tebadi Mmotla

2017 Recipient, Newstrack Bursary

READ: The two sides of the Kliptown coin


Juwairriyah Jeena

READ: Fusion of the feet

Gypseenia Lion

2017 Recipient, Juda Ngwenya/Reuters Africa Photojournalism Bursary

READ: For the love of the beautiful game

Nonkululeko Njilo

2017 Recipient, Newstrack Bursary

READ: Soweto as virgin territory

Ntando Thukwana

Intern, Bloomberg Africa

READ: Restoring the spirit of a village

Kayleen Morgan

2017 Radio Student of the Year and Intern, Primedia

READ: The many faces of tourism in Kliptown


The 2017 in-depth reporting project team was mentored by journalism lecturer Lizeka Mda, freelance writer Gus Silber, multimedia lecturer Lebo Mashiloane, researcher Ruth Becker and freelance journalist Laura Grant.

Lizeka Mda and Ruth Becker sub-edited this site.

The project was coordinated by journalism lecturer Dinesh Balliah, who also designed the website.