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The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism “IAJ”

Welcome to the Institute for the advancement of journalism (IAJ). The IAJ  knows that you are doing great things everyday.The IAJ is here to assist you to achieve your skills recognition for both personal and developmental achievement in your Lifetime.

At the IAJ we enhance skills development and capacity building in the world of works by adding value to you.

We do so by building electronic media communities and the information society in digital multimedia, Information Communication Technology sector towards the 4th industrial revolution.


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Popular Courses

Reporting the Courts
Court reporters are highly trained professionals who share a unique ability to convert the spoken word into information that can be read, searched and archived. This specialization has created new career paths for reporters, including broadcast captioning and realtime translation services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.


Photojournalism for all

Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that employs images in order to tell a news story.

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Social Interactive Media Courses

ID No: 117553 ,NQF level 5 ! Credits 5 : Assess resources for interactive media production

ID No: 117551 NQF level 5 ! Credits 4 : Design Interactive Media

 ID No: 117547, Level 5! Credits 10 : Edit Interactive Media Content

ID No: 1175555,level 5! Credit 10 : Gather Interactive Media Content from Existing Sources

ID No 117548 ,Design Creative Elements with Digital Photographic Images

Radio Production

Radio Producers are responsible for the audio content of broadcasts delivered over the radio, the internet and other mobile platforms. They work with presenters, DJs, broadcasting assistants, engineers and IT staff and may also be responsible for the business and commercial management of a programme.

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy shows how an individual makes financial decisions. This skill can help a person develop a financial road map to identify what he earns, what he spends and what he owes. … They lack the basic skills to reconcile their bank accounts, pay their bills on time, pay off debt and plan for the future.

Work Readiness Workshops

Work Readiness Programme bridges the gap between education and the world of work. A structured one, two or three month programme, you will be equipped with real entry level skills and you’ll have the confidence and skills that employers are looking for.

We Are Different from others

IAJ Skills Development Programme

Our community development skills programmes benefit the entire community media sector , volunteers , unemployed or disabled community members who have been selected for media and communications  skills and development. The most of our Skills Development Offers  programmes are demand driven and accredited aligned to National Skills Development Plan 2030 strategy.

Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)

The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which formal, non-formal and informal learning are measured, mediated for recognition across different contexts and certified against the requirements for credit, access, inclusion or advancement in the formal education and training system or workplace. (Source: National Policy for the Implementation of RPL: par 30).

Specialised Skills Programs

The specialised skills development program has two main focuses; (1) Short Skills Development programme , both employed skilled  and specialised professionals, and (2) Media and Communication Economic Stimulation addressing diverse media and communication issue based content i.e end poverty,hunger, unemployment etc . The program has an informative role as well, social dialogues ,raising awareness of various career and business opportunities, as well as providing business development classes.

The program organizes a number of activities, both for youth unemployed , in school and for those who have already passed their matric.
Projects include:

  • Skilling Government communicators to deal with the media on issues that are aligned  to local and international commitments issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)
  • Business and Entrepreneurship workshops to introduce  learners to the ICT for Community Constituency and business sector
  • Special career guidance aimed at exhibiting scarce skills to grade 9 and 12 learners, inspiring them to choose such careers and make informed choices in grade 10
  • Creating partnerships with stakeholders and encouraging them to fund tertiary education for the learners, preferably in the scarce fields in accordance with the National Skills Profile.

the institute for the Advancement for the Journalism (IAJ) also has partnerships with other stakeholders to support  for  youth as well as organize Business and Career Expo’s to bring in relevant stakeholders and information on institutions and agencies in support of youth business endeavours.

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) have been a major partner of the institute for the advancement journalism , offering training on illicit financial flow in Africa   providing full training to a dozen young ambitious participants from Malawi ,Zimbabwe,South African,Tanzania,Uganda to research and analyse  Stories of illicit financial flow.

Meet the IAJ Team

Talitha Moemi


Faiza Abrahams-Smith
Executive Director


Gugu Ndaba
Project Officer


Dimakatso Mathe
Project Officer


Precious Tshaka

Finance Admin