The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism is South Africa's oldest and most trusted communications and journalism training institute, which has been around for 28 years. We offer a variety of short courses to up-skill early and mid career journalists and communicators.




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SAEF Statement

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Reporting Race Toolkit

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Nominations for the 2021 Nat Nakasa Award for courageous journalism are now open

The deadline for submission of nominations is midnight Wednesday 30 June 2021. Please send your written nominations and clear evidence-based motivations with reference to the criteria above to admin@sanef.org.za.


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   Dimakatso Sekwakwa

"My previous manager recommended that I do some writing course with the institution to refine my skills. I then did a bit of research on the organisation and the training offered.


Notwithstanding the efficient training coordinators and staff members that assisted me, I was given a discount on the basis that I was self-funding, definitely providing much needed relief. Creative Writing and Editing for Corporate Publications is the programme I registered for. The lecturers were extremely knowledgeable, subject matter experts that provided a clear-cut idea on current trends. The session was interactive and allowed us to share insights on what worked at different corporates, and the training material provided was practical and appropriate."


Lebogang Molote

"The Institute for Advancement Journalism became my first choice due to its specialization on media courses and programmes and because of its use of people who have been long in the industry who are experienced trainers and facilitators. Their facilitation is not only theory based but practical, and they do not only follow the programme or course; they give more and one comes out of the programme or course skilled to practice even more."


Lungani Mhlongo

IAJ provides valuable and relevant training opportunities. Technology is dynamic and it affects how jobs are done in all industries, especially in the media industry. IAJ plays a vital role in equipping journalists and media personalities with skills and knowledge for the new age work environment.

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Effective Corporate Storytelling

07 June - 11 June

This custom-designed course brings together the best of journalism, creative writingand corporate communication to equip participants with all the skills needed to tell compelling, impactful stories and connect with clients in their day-today


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New Trends in Journalism

22 June - 24 June


Journalism is evolving as fast as the technology and platforms that underpin it. As audiences shift to mobile and artificial intelligence becomes a reality in newsrooms, it’s crucial to understand how these changes will impact our craft.