HOW WE WORK
Jamlab supports innovation by providing innovators with information, inspiration, and networks to support more, and more successful, innovation. Our work is focused through three programmes:
Through our magazine, we showcase innovations and innovators, share experiences of using new technologies and tools and provide access to research.
Community of Practice
We provide an opportunity to share experiences, knowledge, and learning.
We provide coaching, mentoring, working space, technical support and the opportunity to meet leaders in journalism and media as well as potential investors and partners.
To grow into an African centre of
innovation – one step at a time, learning as
Strengthening innovation in African independent journalism and media, to grow the diversity of the continent’s voices in the public space.
Our team’s expertise lies at the intersection of journalism, media and entrepreneurship, which includes other ad-hoc members at Wits Journalism and Tshimologong as well as a string of contributors across Africa.
LWAZI MASEKO IS A JOURNALIST WRITING FOR JAMLAB AND THE CIVIC TECH INNOVATION NETWORK. SHE RECENTLY COMPLETED A SHORT EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP AT BLOOMBERG’S JOHANNESBURG BUREAU. SHE SUBSEQUENTLY JOINED AFRICA CHECK TO SUPPORT A PILOT PROJECT, WHICH WAS A WHATSAPP FACT-CHECKING BOTNAMED KWELI, AS A JOURNALIST.
LWAZI IS A BA HONOURS IN JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND. SHE HAS AN INTEREST IN LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING NEWS RELATED TOPICS OR IDEAS THAT CONTINUE TO SHAPE SOCIETY, ESPECIALLY THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND HOW IT’S CHANGED THE JOURNALISM SPACE..
TSHEPO TSHABALALA IS THE PROJECT COORDINATOR (DIRECTOR), RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GROWTH AND STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR JAMLAB. HE WAS PREVIOUSLY THE INTERIM PROJECT DIRECTOR, AS WELL AS WEB EDITOR FOR THE JAMLAB DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS AND WWW.JOURNALISM.CO.ZA.
Tshepo’s work has appeared in radio, print, wire services and online in South Africa and various other countries in Africa. He has worked as a reporter at Thomson Reuters’ Johannesburg bureau, Forbes Africa publications and web producer for Business Day, Financial Mail and BusinessLive.
He was awarded the Chevening Scholarship to study an MA in PPE at the University of York and is currently reading for an MA in Journalism at Stellenbosch University
PHILLIP MOGODI OVERSEES THE JAMLAB ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME. HE IS ALSO THE LECTURER FOR THE MEDIA ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSE AT WITS JOURNALISM. HE IS A MINING ENGINEER WITH COMBINED EXPERIENCE IN MINING AND ECONOMICS FOR OVER 10 YEARS. HE WAS AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FELLOW AT MARS DISCOVERY INNOVATION HUB IN CANADA.
PHILLIPS HOLDS AN MPP FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. HE WAS AWARDED THE CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY TOWARDS AN MBA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, WHICH HE COMPLETED WITH DISTINCTION AND CONCURRENTLY ACCOMPLISHED AN LLM. HE GRADUATED WITH AN MSC IN ENGINEERING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND ON A MANDELA RHODES FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP..
FUNDERS AND PARTNERS
Jamlab is grateful for the generous support of Open Society Foundation’s Program on Independent Journalism and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency through the Consortium to Promote Human Rights, Civic Freedoms and Media Development in Sub-Saharan Africa project.
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