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  • A year after joining Oxpeckers, Andiswa Matikinca was crowned regional winner of the prestigious Vodacom Young Journalist of the Year Award...

  • From going cross-eyed cleaning datasets to freezing on the summit of the Drakensberg – Yuexuan Chen finds her groove in investigative environmental journalism...

  • Mining your Water project empowers users to track and share water use licences approved for mining, reports Andiswa Matikinca ...

  • Analysis of #WildEye data shows there has been an increase in the number of court cases and convictions taking place across Europe, writes Roxanne Joseph...

  • Transnational investigation into abalone smuggling from South Africa to China wins at Asian Environmental Journalism Awards...

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA mining wants to be more transparent and embracing. Andiswa Matikinca talks to organisations with advice...

  • Our digital geojournalism tool #WildEye gives easy access to data on seizures, arrests, court cases and convictions related to wildlife crime in Europe...

  • The Open Society Foundation for South Africa’s 25th anniversary was cause for celebration at Oxpeckers #MineAlert manager Tholakele Nene has been announced as one of 20 young South...

  • Our new #WildEye project aims to expose wildlife smuggling networks and how they work across the greater European continent...

  • An anonymous tip-off sparked a sustained investigative journalism trail and a precedent-setting High Court judgment, writes Julia Thomas...

  • Story about Patricia de Lille’s struggle to access climate funding for drought-stricken Cape Town wins United Nations contest...

  • Award-winning work demonstrates the success of transnational multimedia collaborations in environmental journalism...

  • Public participation in the mining sector has improved but there is still a long way to go to gain stakeholder trust, writes Tholakele Nene...

  • SA’s Parliament decides to initiate a forensic investigation into the controversial R1.1-billion MalaMala deal, the country’s most expensive land settlement. Tholakele Nene reports...

  • Multimedia geojournalism collaboration uses cutting-edge technology to expose uncharted territory...

  • New Water Threats map layers provide a birds’-eye view of mining risks to SA's ground and surface water reserves...

  • Lessons we learnt from experimenting with savvy storytelling tech to tell visually strong and impactful multimedia investigations...

  • Pioneering data journalism project on financial provisions for mine closures and rehabilitation is rewarded with top environmental media award...

  • #MineAlert's Tholakele Nene discusses the importance of building trusted partnerships when creating tools for transparency and accountability...

  • A lot of tools and skill go into creating a cutting-edge multimedia investigation, as Tricia Govindasamy discovered when covering our Fire Factories feature...

  • Want to find out how many uranium mines there are in SA, given the focus on nuclear build? This kind of information is available on our #MineAlert map...

  • What does climate change mean for the average household? Our new ClimaTracker Food Basket Calculator shows the costs in real terms...

  • Estacio Valoi, an Oxpeckers Associate based in Mozambique, won the environmental journalism award at the 15th anniversary celebrations of the Worldwide Fund for Nature...

  • 'Swashbuckling tale' of poaching links from Namibia to China won Oxpeckers a prestigious CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Award...

  • Communities affected by mining in South Africa live under a double-edged sword. Geojournalism helps them to participate in governance and compliance monitoring...

  • Shi Yi, a Chinese journalist who joined Oxpeckers to expose wildlife trafficking routes from Namibia to Asia, won the coveted Journalist of the Year Award at the 2016 China Environ...

  • #MineAlert is a citizen-focused, mobile and web-based resource that provides users with real-time and location-based alerts about mining & associated applications...

  • In a move directly linked to an Oxpeckers investigation, the Vietnamese government has warned tour operators not to support illegal wildlife product processing workshops

  • Nicky Rehbock, global campaigns officer for Corruption Watch and Transparency International, wrote this blog about the Mala Mala Files for Corruption Watch Connected

  • ClimaTracker is an innovative geojournalism project that makes complex scientific data accessible, and tells Southern Africa’s climate change stories at a mouse click

  • Oxpeckers both creates and applies new technologies for investigative environmental reporting. It is a new kind of journalism that creates visual narratives while empowering civic ...

  • Oxpeckers partnered with the Barcode of Wildlife Project, a global programme building a DNA barcode reference library of threatened species vulnerable to illegal trade...

  • Hongqiao Liu, one of China’s youngest environmental reporters, was an Oxpeckers Fellow in 2013 and spent three months in South Africa investigating wildlife trafficking links...

  • Judges of the prestigious SAB EnviroMedia Award describe the Oxpeckers Fellowship Project as 'South Africa's pioneering attempt to facilitate collaborative journalism on an interna...

  • Oxpeckers Rhino Court Cases interactive map provides an easy, accessible way to keep track of cases involving rhino poaching...

  • On the eve of his departure from the Police Ministry, Nathi Mthethwa released to Oxpeckers consolidated data on court cases involving alleged rhino poachers...

  • A report by a specialist in digital journalism and open data, Alex Howard, published by the Tow Center of the School of Journalism of Columbia, presents the work of the......

  • The Botswana government banned canned hunting of large carnivores, in response to an Oxpeckers cross-border investigation. Lawrence Seretse reports...

  • This photograph, taken during an undercover transnational investigation by Oxpeckers reporters in late 2013, went viral during a global campaign against canned lion hunting in Marc...

  • Global wildlife trafficking syndicates employ increasingly sophisticated circumvention tools and technology to avoid detection. Oxpeckers exposes them by playing them at th...

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