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Lights, camera…Oops!

Roving Reporters intern Bukeka Silekwa witness a nightmare moment in broadcasting and deftly sidesteps another.

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Huang on a Mao: more to China’s African adventure than meets the eye

Twenty students from across the country worked with a Wits Vuvuzela team to cover the 14th annual African Investigative Journalism Conference at the university. Thabiso Goba was one of them.

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Exposé of fake ANC members

Former Roving Reporters intern, Sabelo Nsele, now working for The Witness, scooped a regional Vodacom Journalism the Year award last night for exposing fake ANC membership cards in the build-up to the ruling party’s national conference last year.

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What Roving Reporters can do for an international intern

Not all journalism students are lucky enough to get a front page byline and a private, in-person interview with the National Geographic Storytelling Grants Program Officer on their first internship. Internships in journalism are so competitive in the United States, that finding an unpaid one doesn’t ensure that you will actually grow as a writer and as a critical thinker. These “fetching coffee” internships don’t send writers out ready to write on their own; after going through Roving Reporters training

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Of hot talk and jellyfish sex

Roving Reporters intern Thabiso Goba is swept away by the passion of it all at his maiden WildOceans Science Session.

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FLASHBACK: Joel Burton lands his first byline

In celebration of Joel Burton’s birthday earlier this week, we share the story the landed his first byline in print: a profile of Brad Weare – the real deal in longboard surfing. Joel subsequently served a six month internship with Roving Reporters as part of the required work-integrated learning component of his studies toward a Diploma in Journalism. Joel played a key role in in two cutting edge investigative journalism assignments, sponsored by the Taco Kuiper Trust. The Tale of Two

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FLASHBACK: Five years for turtle butcher

Seven years ago, to date, Sabelo Nsele, Joel Burton and Sandile Gumede, three Durban University of Technology final year journalism students serving internships at Roving Reporters, began preparing for an epic Taco Kuiper Trust sponsored investigation: The Turtle Butcher. The investigation aimed to document the life of then 54-year-old, Makotikoti Zikhali, who had earlier in year been sentenced to five years in jail for killing an endangered loggerhead turtle in the Kosi Bay area of iSimangaliso World Heritage site.  The area is one

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On calling out the gaslighter in chief and other dilemmas

In his blog this week, which tracks his experiences as a Roving Reporters intern, Thabiso Goba  grapples with some big philosophical issues and the role of the journalist in a post-truth wold.

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High-flying hack: on mining for the truth and meeting my Deep Throat

Time flies at Roving Reporters and I cannot believe barely a month has passed since I started my internship, writes Thabiso Goba in his first training blog.

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Scoop! How junior journo Bukeka earned her spurs

Intern Bukeka Silekwa reflects on a busy year and her Roving Reporters experience so far.