CCIJ ROUND UP: South Africa’s Sewage System up “Sh**s Creek”

Uncovering a waste-water catastrophe in South Africa, excessive legal expenditures raise questions about SA’s National Lottery Commission, April’s Monthly Member Spotlight on Christina Orieschnig, and our update on the photography workshop with Danny Wilcox Frazier.  South Africa’s rivers of sewage: More than half of SA’s treatment works are failing Sewage in city streets, in rivers, […]

CCIJ Photography Conversation Series with Danny Wilcox Frazier

Join us on Friday, May 7 from 12-12:30pm EDT, for our first training in our new photography conversation series. We’re excited to have award-winning photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier lead the conversation and speak about his work as a documentary photographer. The conversation will offer tips for both beginner and experienced photographers.

Member Spotlight: Christina Orieschnig

Writing “Drought of the Sinking Delta” brought together two of Christina Orieschnig’s favorite things: environmental science and journalism. Orieschnig is in her final year of earning her PhD and has studies focus on the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam, where the nearly 3,000 foot long river culminates after flowing from the Tibetan Plateau in China through and along the borders Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.

CCIJ Round Up: At the mercy of “Waterpreneurs,” Nigerians face a plight of accessing clean water

“Waterpreneurs” in Nigeria upcharge community members for small bits of clean water. In times of drought, villagers of Ha Noha travel great distances to obtain water. How to turn wastewater into drinking water. NLC Commissioner misleads Parliament once again through a response regarding lottery grants in South Africa. CCIJ welcomes new members and interns. Photography training workshop on Tuesday, May 7. See what we’ve been up to!

CCIJ Round Up: More Corruption Within South Africa Lottery

New evidence of corruption is found within the South African National Lotteries Commission. H2OFail stories reach audiences across Africa.

CCIJ Round Up: Namibia’s Grape Farmers Face Water Woes

Workers on Namibian vineyards face extreme water scarcity. Water crises continue to wreak havoc in Bulawayo. An investigative unit appointed by South Africa’s president raids National Lotteries Commission offices for evidence of corruption. A story on water conservation in Las Vegas, Nevada continues to make an impact.

CCIJ Round Up: South African Lottery Board Chair Seat Won’t Be Filled Until March 2021

A controversial figure is nominated to lead the South African National Lottery Board. CCIJ announces a grant opportunity for African journalists.

Call for Proposals: CCIJ Africa Water Reporting Grant

CCIJ is looking to support two water-related stories that bring together data, visual, and investigative elements.

CCIJ Round Up: Las Vegas’s Water Conundrum

Las Vegas’s water conservation efforts are wasted on the region’s most affluent. Increased precipitation in some parts of the U.S. could contribute to a rise in contaminated drinking water. We reflect on the work of one CCIJ intern.

CCIJ Round Up: Cape Town Lost A Billion Liters of Drinking Water Last Year

Failure to maintain a wastewater treatment plant in Cape Town costs the city a billion liters of drinking water. South Africa’s president authorizes an investigation into the National Lotteries Commission. Poor communities in Limpopo still face challenges to water access spurred by Aparteid. CCIJ’s Innovation Director is a finalist for the Alexia Grant competition. CCIJ’s work is profiled in Storybench.