Leading-edge journalism and communications training across Africa

We offer a selection of 80 short courses in the following competence areas:

Research and Data

Writing: Content and Editing

Technical Production

Specialisations (like election reporting and public sector accounts)

Management and Strategy

Regulatory and Legal

Speak to your IAJ consultant to assess your training needs and we will design and deliver courses customised to your specific needs

THE IAJ OFFERS QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITED SKILLS PROGRAMMES

Radio Station Management (157 credits)

Broadcast Engineering (120 credits)

Radio Production (159 credits)

Journalism (120 credits)

The IAJ has 208 unit standards (modules) which it can combine to deliver accredited credit-bearing skills programmes

THE IAJ OFFERS THE SHORT COURSES AT STANDARD, ADVANCED AND EXECUTIVE COACHING AND TRAINING LEVELS FROM ONE TO FIVE DAYS’ DURATION

The IAJ offers a full spectrum of innovative, hands-on, practical skills-training short courses of 1 to 5 day duration across all media platforms:

Print

On-line

Broadcast

Social Media

THE IAJ IS A PREMIERE MEDIA TRAINING SERVICE PROVIDER

We Service the following markets:

Government Departments

NGOs and Civil Society

State-owned Entities

Private Corporations

Community Media

Media houses

Trade Unions

WE STRIVE TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE AND QUALITY IN EVERYTHING WE DO

The IAJ has been accredited to provide skills programmes and has up to 208 unit standards (modules) which it can combine to deliver accredited credit-bearing skills programmes

The IAJ has grown with new expertise in French and Portuguese to address training requests from the African continent.

Our trainees occupy leading positions in the media and communications industry today

Our training facilitators are proven experts in their respective fields.

About the IAJ

The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism is an established journalism and communications training institute based in Johannesburg. The IAJ is a strong brand with a reputable board and tried and tested facilitators and strong partnerships.

We provide standard, advanced and executive training and coaching across all media platforms for journalists and communicators in all spheres of the media. We service the training needs of media houses, government departments, corporations and state-owned entities, trade unions, community media, NGOs and civil society.

The IAJ offers a full spectrum of innovative, hands-on, practical skills-training short courses of 1 to 5 day duration across all media platforms – print, on-line, broadcast and social media.

The IAJ offers over 80 short courses in the following competencies and knowledge areas:

  • Research and Data
  • Writing: Content and Editing
  • Technical Production
  • Specialisations (like election reporting, navigating the courts and public sector accounts and budgets)
  • Management and Strategy
  • Regulatory and Legal

It also offers the following four accredited Higher Certificate (NQF Level 5) programmes which are certificated and credit-bearing:

  • Radio Station Management (157 credits)
  • Broadcast Engineering (120 credits)
  • Radio Production (159 credits)
  • Journalism (120 credits)

The IAJ has been accredited to provide skills programmes and has up to 208 unit standards (modules) which it can combine to deliver accredited credit-bearing skills programmes.  This arrangement enables prospective clients to choose accredited programmes as is relevant to their immediate or select training needs.

During its 25 years of operation, the IAJ trained over 10,000 media and communication professionals in SA and across the African continent.   This work involved the IAJ servicing the training needs of approximately 1,500 organisations and individuals.

Many of the journalists and communicators trained now occupy leading positions in the media and communications industry today. Through our training we uphold the highest standards of professional codes of conduct and journalism ethics.

IAJ training facilitators are proven experts in their respective fields and the IAJ has grown with new expertise in French and Portuguese to address training requests from the African continent.

The IAJ would like to see journalism advanced through credible skills, debates, insights, perspectives and critical thinking that are appropriate to where SA and the continent are at the moment.

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In memory of Ntate Sam Nzima

Honouring veteran journalists on 19 October 2017. Sam Nzima is the third person from the left in the front row)

The prolific journalist photographer, Sam Nzima, has sadly passed on.  He was the photographer who bravely took the photograph of Hector Peterson’s bullet riddled, lifeless body in spite of a hail of savage gunfire.  Sam Nzima made a significant contribution to liberation journalism and led the way for many photojournalists who followed in his wake. This marked the 40th Anniversary of Black Wednesday, when the former apartheid regime banned newspapers and individuals in 1977. The role played by these veterans to shine a spotlight on the devastation wrought by the oppressive regime cannot be underestimated nor can the conditions under which they did their work.

vacancies in the SADC region

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is a regional economic community founded and maintained by countries in Southern Africa. It aims to further the socio-economic, political and security cooperation among its Member States and foster regional integration in order to achieve peace, stability and wealth. The Secretariat is currently recruiting for various positions to enhance its capacity to deliver on the above mandate. The Secretariat is therefore inviting suitably qualified and experienced citizens of SADC to apply for the following positions tenable at its Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana or as stated in the job advert.

Download job vacancies here

Upcoming IAJ Events

 

What’s happening at IAJ  and Where it’s happening

DATE: 22 May 2018

Event Title: Media Law and Ethics

Time: 8:30am to 4pm

Email: info@iaj.org.za

Venue: IAJ, Richmond Forum, 18 Cedar Avenue, Richmond, Johannesburg – 011 482 4990

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