26 March 2023 | 02:36 PM

Announcement: amaB is recruiting!

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AmaBhungane has a vacancy for an investigative journalist who has what it takes to expose wrongdoing and hold power to account.

The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism is Southern Africa’s premier investigative journalism non-profit. We do agenda-setting investigative stories, help others do the same, and fight for the information rights investigative journalists need. We publish via amaBhungane.org and a range of digital and print media partners.

Any applicant must: *have at least five years’ reporting experience and a track record of agenda-setting investigative breaks *have a solid grasp of the ethical and legal requirements of the field *write competently *have a passion for truth, justice and serving the public interest *be a self-motivator who can work independently and in a team *have a drivers’ licence valid in SA.

Attributes that will be a plus: *understand financial statements and concepts *online investigative competencies and data management skills *a solid grasp of the digital environment and social media *multilingualism.

Individuals from a disadvantaged background are encouraged to apply. Remuneration is subject to negotiation.

Please email your CV, a short letter of motivation and two or three examples of previous work to lizels@amabhungane.org by January 31, 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Aisha Abdool Karim

Aisha is a freelance science and health reporter. She is joining the amaB team to work on a project about water and sanitation. Aisha’s passion for long-form narrative and investigative journalism was sparked while doing her master’s degree at Columbia University in New York. After graduating in 2018, she returned to South Africa and began working as a general beat reporter for the Daily Maverick. Aisha joined the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism in 2020 to focus on science reporting. During her time there, she covered the COVID-19 pandemic extensively — from fact-checking harmful medical misinformation to unpacking the science behind vaccine development. Aisha’s special interests include analysing health systems and in-depth coverage of public health issues and infectious diseases. She also loves spreadsheets and digging through data.

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