Over seventy Taco Kuiper grants have been made between 2007 and 2017, with a total value of oR2.7m. These have gone to individuals, both employed and freelance, groups of journalists, editors for a newsroom project and for a training project with students.
We have contributed to books, stories, series of stories, photographic essays, research and travel expenses on subjects including crime, corruption, rhinos, the environment and the Marikana massacre.
Some of the work support by these grants:
- Sarah Wild’s investigation into Unidentified Dead bodies in South Africa’s mortuaries
- Laura Grant’s three-part series about Gauteng School Asbestos
- Kimon de Greef’s four-part Rough Diamonds: An investigation into illicit mining in Namaqualand
- Kimon de Greef’s Quick Sand, Dirty Money, an investigation on the illegal sand mining in South Africa which is starving beaches of sand, ruining rivers, and endangering lives
- Adrian Basson’s News24 team published a series of stories and video, The Gupta’s Bogus Dubai Businesses and Dubai – the Gupta’s City of Shells
- Ryan Brown’s four pieces on the rise of self-administered medical abortions
- Loyd Gedye’s investigation for The Con Magazine into the social consequences of the building cartel (http://www.theconmag.co.za/) (February 2016)
- Thabo Jijana’s investigation into the Dwesa-Cebe Nature Reserve land dispute (Daily Dispatch, February 21, 2015)
- Fiona Forde’s investigation for the Financial Mail into the HSBC leaks (2015)
- Dennis Cruywagen’s book, Brothers in War and Peace – Constand and Abraham Viljoen and the Birth of the New South Africa (Penguin Random House, 2014)
- Santiago Villa’s investigation into Glencore (2014)
- The book, We Are Going To Kill Each Other Today, The Marikana Story by Thanduxolo Jika, Loyisa Sidimba, Sebabatso Mosamo, Leon Sadiki,Adthnddiwe Saba, Felix Dlangamandla and Luca Ledwaba (Tafelberg, 2013)
- Jacques Pauw’s book, “Rat Roads” (Zebra Press, 2012)
- Julian Rademeyer’s book, “Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade” (Zebra, 2012)
- Fred Kockott and students of the Durban University of Technology (Sabelo Nsele, Sandile Gumede, Nosipho Mngoma, Jono Hornby), “The Turtle Butcher” (Daily News, Feb 9, 2012)
- David Bersford’s book, Truth is a Strange Fruit (Jacana, 2011)
- Salym Fayad’s coverage of the Beit Bridge Broder Post (Sunday times, 2011)
- Bheki Mashile’s investigation into the Badplaan Trust (Umjindu Guardian, 2011)
- Fred Kockott and students of the Durban University of Technology, Tale of Two Hijackers (Daily News, September 15, 2011)
- Wanjahi Kabukuru’s investigation of South African companies in South Sudan (African Business, October 2011)
- Anthony Altbeker’s book, Fruit of a Poisoned Tree (Jonathan Ball, 2010)
- David Fig’s report into Karoo Fracking (2010).
- The Daily Dispatch’s investigation into the killings of Somalis in the Eastern Cape
- Alon Skuy’s photographic essay, “Sex and Trade in the City’s Underbelly”.
- James Oatway and Stephan Hofstatter’s coverage for the Sunday Times of the DRC and Central African Republic
- Tanya Farber’s investigation into the grant system for single mothers in the Western Cape
- Susan Puren’s investigation into a woman who was incarcerated in a mental institution for 40 years after having an affair with a black man
- Michael Kimberley