My contributions

Establishing Data Journalism in South Africa: Introducing M&G Data Desk
Projects

Establishing Data Journalism in South Africa: Introducing M&G Data Desk

Project by Athandiwe Saba / Organisation: Mail & Guardian South Africa

In six months of its establishment, the Mail & Guardian Data Desk has changed how the newsroom approached stories. The two-man team (Athandiwe Saba and Jacque Coetzee) have produced data-driven stories that can be used…

State Capture and the R12-billion Bosasa was given
Projects

State Capture and the R12-billion Bosasa was given

Project by Athandiwe Saba / Organisation: Mail & Guardian South Africa

South Africa was captured by a handful of families who with the help of the most senior politicians and civil servants looted government departments and state owned entities. One of those families was the Watson’s…


My resume

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Athandiwe Saba
PERSONAL SUMMARY
An award winning journalist, author and data editor. I have worked for the biggest weekly newspapers in South Africa with an eye for research based and data driven stories to provide in-depth articles on a vast range of topics. I also have experience in story telling using multimedia and data visualisation. Three time speaker at The African Investigative Journalism Conference Recipient of News Corp Fellowship with Wall Street Journal and The Times


 Editing  News gathering and writing  Data Journalism  Financial Journalism
 Access to Information  Multimedia Journalism  Investigative Journalism  Research

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

CAREER HISTORY CURRENT OR MOST RECENT JOB TITLE Mail and Guardian July 2017 – Present January 2016 – January 2017

 Data Journalism Editor  Producing front pages  Investigative journalism  Producing data driven stories  Promotion of Access to Information Act  Research  Radio promotion of Mail and Guardian news content on radio stations including Kaya FM
Duties: Sunday Times January 2017 – June 2017



Journalist / Data Journalist





City Press February 2013 – January 2016

KEY COMPETENCIES

PROFESSIONAL ABILITIES
 Investigative Reporting  Data Journalism  Editing  Covering breaking stories in politics, human interest and governance  Continuously making use of the promotion of access to information act (freedom of information) to access government spending records, databases and private entity information  Conceptualizing data visualizations and graphical representations of data driven stories



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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

University of South Africa 2007 – 2010 BA Communication Science and Politics
City Varsity May 2014 – November 2014 Programme in Web Application Development
Canvas Network May 2014 – November 2014 Data Journalism


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Gibs Business School June 2015 – December 2015 Financial Journalism
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REFERENCES Nicki Gules Beauregard Tromp City Press Investigations Editor 082 603 4101 nicki.gules@citypress.co.za Mail and Guardian Deputy Editor 082 452 1917 trompb@mg.co.za


Thanduxolo Jika Mail and Guardian Investigations Editor 062 454 3097



jikat@Sundaytimes.co.za