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About the IAJ

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Leading Edge

Dedicated to developing Africa's journalists and communicators

The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) is a non-profit organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1992. The IAJ aims to enhance journalistic standards through training and skills development programs


The institute advocates for a free and independent media. It offers various training courses, workshops, and seminars to journalists, media professionals, and organizations across South Africa and the African continent. The IAJ also provides mentoring and coaching services to journalists, media entities, and conducts research on journalism and media-related topics.

The IAJ is a respected entity with a strong board and experienced facilitators. Over its 32 years of operation, the IAJ has formed solid partnerships and has trained more than 10,000 media and communication professionals in South Africa and beyond. This effort includes serving approximately 1,500 organizations and individuals.

Renowned for exceptional training and a deep commitment to the media's role in democracy, we provide interactive, blended learning led by subject matter experts. The IAJ keeps pace with evolving media trends to offer specialized training across all media platforms.

The organization's programs are designed to equip journalists and media professionals with the skills and knowledge required to report accurately, ethically, and effectively on critical community issues.

Leading edge


Yinhla Ngobeni

Training Adminstrator

IAJ Training Administrator

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