RWAR is a programme within the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Cape Town.

We are looking for energetic, innovative and tech-savvy journalists with Nguni or Sotho language skills to join our team and partner with rural communities to promote and advance the rights they were promised in 1994. RWAR works closely with community-based and civil society organisations in the areas of governance, women’s rights, customary law, customary land rights and mining on communal land.

The person who joins us will have:

  • The ability to report, write and broadcast fluently in an Nguni or Sotho language;
  • A commitment to grass-roots action for social change;
  • At least three years of relevant media experience;
  • A relevant tertiary qualification;
  • A clear, accurate and attractive writing style;
  • The skill to promote RWAR and its partners on social media;
  • The ability to edit and post stories, sound and video on our website;
  • Energy, infinite curiosity and an appetite for rural travel;
  • A valid driver’s licence.

The salaray will be negotiable in the range applicable to researchers in the unit.

To apply, please send an application letter, CV and three recent examples of your written work (At least one example of your written work must be in a Sotho or Nguni language) to

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.


Closing date: 14 November 2015

This is a donor-funded, contract position and will be based initially in Cape Town and later in Johannesburg.
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