CLOSED: Course on mining, taxation and illicit financial flows

Tax Justice Network – Africa in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa invites suitably qualified African journalists to participate in an upcoming workshop on taxation, the extractives sector and the potential of Africa’s mineral wealth to the continent’s structural transformation. The training workshop is aimed at filling a critical gap in African journalism that looks intuitively and comprehensively at tax and issues around illicit financial flows on the continent. This training seeks to join the dots between mining, taxation and Africa’s structural transformation.

The workshop will be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 26 to 28 June 2017. Deadline for applications is Thursday, 27 April 2017.

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of an African country.
  • Must have worked in an established African media outlet of any platform for at least 4 years as a reporter/ editor.
  • Have an expressed interest in covering tax and development issues
  • Currently working or covering issues related to extractives sector in Africa
  • Previous experience in investigative journalism
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written.

For more details about the course and the application process, visit Tax Justice Network – Africa.