Fifty-five Taco Kuiper Grants have been made between 2007 and 2015 with a total value of over R2-m. 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:
Anthony Altbeker’s book, Fruit of a Poisoned Tree (Jonathan Ball, 2010)
David Bersford’s book, Truth is a Strange Fruit (Jacana, 2011)
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”.
Salym Fayad’s coverage of the Beit Bridge Broder Post (Sunday times, 2011)
James Oatway and Stephan Hofstatter’s coverage for the Sunday Times of the DRC and Central African Republic.
Bheki Mashile’s investigation into the Badplaan Trust (Umjindu Guardian, 2011)
Jacques Pauw’s book, “Rat Roads” (Zebra Press, 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)
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)
Julian Rademeyer’s book, “Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade” (Zebra, 2012)
Tanya Farber’s investigation into the grant system for single mothers in the Western Cape
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)
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)
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
Santiago Villa’s investigation into Glencore (2014)
David Fig’s report into Karoo Fracking (2010).
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)
Greg Marinovich’s book, Murder at Small Koppie – the real story of the Marikana Massacre.