Menar’s mining journalism training returns for the fourth edition
Following a two-year break as a result of COVID lock-downs, Menar Academy’s Mining Journalism Training (MJT) programme is returning from 19 – 20 October 2022. Since 2017, MJT has provided journalism students and young media professionals in South Africa with in-depth insights into the many intricacies and nuances of the mining sector.
Applications to participate in the programme opened on 8 August 2022 and will close on 30 September 2022. There are only 20 spaces available on the programme and applications can be submitted by clicking on this link: https://www.menar.com/mjt-application
Menar encourages the sharing of knowledge and promotion of education, which is why it established an annual MJT programme for journalists and student journalists, who want to gain exposure to the mining industry.
MJT forms part of Menar Academy and brings together mining experts and senior mining journalists to share their knowledge and insights with journalists who wish to practice their craft by covering mining or advance their knowledge of the beat.
“The mining industry is one of the oldest sectors of the South African economy and affects the daily lives of many. Therefore, Menar believes it is very important for members of the media and future journalists to be well equipped with the knowledge and an in-depth understanding of mining to correctly report the facts and analyse the complex nuances of the industry,” states Menar Chairman Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
The seminar will take place on 19 October at a venue in Johannesburg. This will be followed by a site visit to one of Menar’s mining operations on 20 October, where the trainees will get to observe and experience the mining environment for themselves.
Previous speakers have included Menar Managing Director Vuslat Bayoglu, Peter Major, Hulme Scholes, Mike Teke, Keith Rayner, Warren Thomson, Charlotte Mathews, Brendan Ryan, Professor Mzukisi Qobo, Dr Salimah Valiani, Sikonathi Mantshantsha and various representatives from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), among others.
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