We’re a group of independent journalists who just love a good story. We’re dedicated to quality journalism and the craft of digital storytelling. While we specialise in data-driven and narrative journalism, we’re a multi-talented bunch able to harness decades of journalism skills, combining them with state-of-the-art programming and presentation to create stories for all sorts of screens. We initiate our own media projects, but we also offer our services to civil society organisations and corporate social responsibility projects with a story to tell.

Our work

We have the solution you need


Do you need to produce regular visualisations? Do you want to be able to have them produced quickly and in a regular style? We have a range of template-driven analysis tools that can be customised to your needs and design to produce reliable visualisations quickly.

Bespoke design

When you want your data visualisations and stories to stand out from the crowd we’re here to make that happen. We design visualisations using native web programming to make impactful, beautiful and unique graphics tailored to your needs.

Data analysis

Don’t need a visualisation? Just want the insights? No problem. We can do the analysis for you and deliver the insights in the format you need.


Award Winning

Our work in data analysis and visualisation has won a number of local and international awards.

  • 2018 winner Vodacom Journalist of the Year
  • 2018 winner Vodacom Data Journalism
  • 2017 winner Vodacom Online Journalism
  • 2019 shortlisted Global Editors Network Data Journalism Award – small newsroom
  • 2018 shortlisted Global Editors Network Data Journalism Award – people’s choice and data journalism website of the year
  • 2018 one of three winners of The Pudding Cup international award for the best visual and data-driven stories
  • 2018 finalist Sikuvile Multiplatform Journalism award

Keep up to date

We also publish a monthly newsletter of original data analysis and visualisations that look at the world around us. Our data@mediahack newsletter is sent out on the first Monday of each month, so subscribe to be among the first to know about our latest work.