MOJO (Mobile Journalism)

We live in an age of citizen journalism. Anyone with a smart phone can produce news content that has an impaction the news agenda. Some of the most viral local and international stories have been captured on cell phones. Mobile phones have changed the way in which journalists produce news and the way consumers take in information. This course will help train journalists in mobile journalism production, or MOJO so that they know how to produce news with the tools at their disposal.

10 - 14 August 2020

Crisis Management for Communicators

Any organization, big or small, can face a crisis that has the ability to destabilize their operations or cause significant reputational harm. Anything from a poorly considered tweet to a natural disaster could have significant effects on how an entity is perceived publicly, and this could have a direct impact on your ability to do business.

Crisis communication is the best tool available to ensure that a single event does not lead to the demise of an organization – whether it is a government entity, a company in the private sector or a non-governmental organization.

 17 - 18 August 2020

POPIA Course

The Promotion of Access to Information Act was designed to create a culture of transparency. It is a critical tool for journalists to be able to use in their reportage and in their quest for information that can inform the citizenry. The Protection of Personal Information Act legislation is South Africa’s data protection law to protect people from harm by protecting their personal information. As journalists is important to know how to handle people’s personal information. The PAIA and POPIA training course is designed to fill this gap and assist young reporters in navigating PAIA and POPIA and in so doing being the voice of the voiceless, telling the stories and holding the government to account.

24 - 28 August 2020

Social Media as source and platform

Whether you’re a journalist, communicator, a big corporate or a small non-governmental organisation, you can’t afford to ignore social media. Social media has the potential to provide unmatched insights into stories as they unfold  online. But many journalists and communicators’ careers have ended abruptly with errant tweets, stories and images that have led to legal battles. This course equips journalists and communicators to deal with the additional burden of “socializing” online.

07 - 11 September 2020


21 Girton Road

Parktown, Johannesburg

South Africa 

011 482 4990


9 - 10 March 2020 

Report Writing Skills for Compliance

3 - 6 March 2020

Reporting on Illicit Financial Flows 

3 - 4 March 2020

Business Writing Skills

2 - 6 March 2020

Commissioning Editors Training

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I learned how to polish my journalism potential with the evolving Artificial Intelligence, mobile gadgets, content curation of disinformation, misinformation and mal-information escalating fake news and social media utilization in delivering news to a diverse audience.

- Kearoma Komane  from Botswana on New Trends in Journalism course

This was an excellent course, has opened my eyes to the possibilities for online and mobile. The facilitator has outdone himself and even months after the course, he is still accessible.

- Fanelo Maseko from Loxion News on the Video Editing for Online and Mobile course

Social Media as Source and Platform: I learned how to think about social media as a professional tool and to see stories and events from an angle which can be used for our brand. The course was insightful and I also learned how to use these platforms with a goal in mind rather than just randomly

Nonjabulo Kandowine


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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