Vineyards well watered, while people struggle for water
A new report follows up with Cape Town’s biggest water users. Raymond Joseph is named the runner up for a prestigious international award. Two CCIJ members receive grants for their water stories.
CCIJ launched the 71% series on its blog. The CCIJ community got to know partner organization CENOZO through the partner spotlight series. Members of CCIJ issued a statement of solidarity to Namibian journalists.
Mayor Otu discusses being a documentary photographer and his “Water of Katampe” series. Sonja Smith talks about her journey into journalism. Andiswa Matikinca joins CCIJ on Instagram Live. Ground is gained in CCIJ’s Gaming the Lottery Project. Neha Hirve is a finalist for a prestigious award.
It is when ordinary people can see themselves in stories, through whatever medium we publish, that our survival is ensured. Speaking truth to power means that we need to give a platform to those who all too often are forgotten and left to suffer in silence.
Dying for a drop
The residents of Namibia’s Amarika reflect on the dangerous lengths they are forced to go to, simply to collect water from the village’s wells.
Smith’s hard-hitting stories hold power to account. She is driven by her desire to expose corruption and influence the narrative and debates in Namibia, the region and continent.