Media S A
In our media program you will be working with local media house alongside with well experienced journalists. Depending on your interest and skills, you can choose to work in a news paper or at the FM radio station. This is a program where Our program participants practice and have real hands-on experience in journalism and improve upon their communication, photography, writing, editing skills, understand the South Africa media industry and issues shaping it, gain real-experience with major media house in South Africa , reading news on air to thousands of locals, recording, mixing, digital entertainment experiences and explore South Africa media culture through field work while given back to the community
The project location is very safe, the communities are very welcoming and the people are very kind and lovely to work with.
The program also includes food - for - all programs, where STAESA give food parcels to the poor in the communities.
There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us in South Africa. Contact us for these benefits.
Please note: you will first been taking through an observation period – kind of showing you how to go about the program for two to three days or to a week before you will be allowed to handle the program on your own. The program is very safe, very educative and full of fun! You will not like to go back home after the program. From the day of your arrival till you leave back home you will never be alone. We are with you 24/7 everyday.
All our programs in South Africa include free weekend
sightseeing of Cape Town city center.
You can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days sight seeing which include the safari and Table Mountain.
An estimated 1.3 million newspapers are sold in South Africa daily. There are several independently owned newspapers, most notably Mail & Guardian, however the majority are owned by four large publishing groups You are at the right place for the right program where you can really improve upon your media skills. Our media program takes you to cities and most remote village.
Other Information and locations!
Volunteers are needed to work in the local news paper. Are yiu ready to go? We are ready to have you on this program to give back to the communities and gain more experience while immersing yourself in the unique culture of the people of South Africa. This is an amazing busy program. You will be working full time alongside well experience journalists.
The location of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with local news paper under the supervision of well experienced senior journalist..
You can also choose any of these programs to work with during your free days or hours. Helping in the orphanage, Helping on the farm, Helping on the construction project, Helping in painting work in the hospital, Helping in the schools, Helping at the pre-schools, Helping in coaching football, basketball, volley ball or long tennis.
This is really a life changing experience. Speak to us. We are ready to help you and to make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.
The program provides an opportunity for you to immerse yourself into the very unique culture of South Africa
Boksburg - Near O. R. Tambo International Airport and Soweto
Cape Town - Near the ocean
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are completely free time for all our volunteers to travel round the country.
Your schedules on the program include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
(1) Assisting in news broadcasting
(2) Radio talk show
(9) Attending events for live coverage
(10) Updating social media
(11) Reporting, understand the South Africa media industry and issues shaping it, gain real-experience with major media house in South Africa , reading news on air to thousands of locals, mixing, digital entertainment experiences and explore South Africa media culture through field work while given back to the community.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks minimum and 1y maximum Any requirements? No previous experience
Working hours? Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm
Name of the airport? Cape Town and O. R. Tambo International airport
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work STAESA arranged transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than two dollars
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Visiting visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations not needed if you are staying for less than six months. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in South Africa
Yes you must be worry!! South Africa has a high level of crime, including rape and murder. The good news is the risk of violent crime to visitors volunteering and travelling to the main is generally low. The South African authorities prioritize protecting visitors, tourists and tourism places. Police are deployed in several towns and cities..
We carefully picked the locations of our programs for the purpose of safety and security. Worry not when volunteering with us in South Africa. You are in a good hands volunteering with us in South Africa. We will not advice you to travel alone in the night though. You must always be at home before dark. Cape Town city center is always safe to be alone. Our past volunteers spent most of their weekends in the city center.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
There is real poverty in South Africa and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in South Africa
South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights
When to go
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to South Africa
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts. Shorts also for your free days. Pack both summer and winter cloths. South Africa weather is unpredictable. You have the four seasons in a day. Socks and underwear: Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.