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Jamlab Africa turns FIVE!

This week marks 5 years since we launched Jamlab Africa, a project of the journalism department at Wits University. When we started we set out to support African innovators who were bringing new approaches, ideas, audiences and information to the media landscape. Through our accelerator programme we have supported 24 teams from sub-Saharan Africa, 13 of which were women-led start-ups and helped 6 teams obtain external funding. We have showcased journalism and innovation stories from countries such as ZimbabweNigeriaGhanaKenyaTanzaniaSenegalSomalia and South Africa and we will continue to support and explore journalism and media on the continent.

We would like to thank our readers for being part of the Jamlab community and we hope you will continue to walk this journey with us.

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Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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