Sam Mednick

Sam is a freelance journalist and the South Sudan Correspondent for the Associated Press. She’s worked and lived all over the world including Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East covering conflict, post conflict and development stories. Sam writes for the Associated Press, VICE, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Devex, News Deeply, USA Today, Verge Magazine among other publications. When she’s not in the field, Sam hosts a weekly talk radio show, in Barcelona, as well as the Happy Melly podcast, which she hosts and produces.

Survivors of South Sudan’s Terrain attack demand justice

The survivors of the brutal Terrain attack are demanding just compensation - but say the government is ignoring their claims

Parents of slain journalist demand justice from South Sudan

The autopsy report implies that freelancer Chris Allen’s death was no accident - but the government has no intention to investigate

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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