Content is King. A website could have the most intuitive navigation,
the fastest download speeds and the most shoo-waaa design. But
if there is nothing to communicate there is nothing at all.
Without risking the limitation of terms and categories (like
‘journalists’ or ‘photographers’), we
have outlined what type of content we seek – thereby leaving
the creators the freedom to match their skills and not necessarily
There are three fundamental levels of content contribution:
These three levels require varying amounts of commitment ranging
from your own choice to selling your soul to SWIKIRI.
Please read the requirements carefully before committing yourself.
This is a very general term for ANYONE who wishes to get involved with
SWIKIRI at there OWN pace and discretion.
There will be a continual flow of submission-based projects,
discussion forums, exhibits and opportunities to choose from.
You will be able to share your thoughts and skills when you have
the time and inclination to do so. SWIKIRI encourages you to do
this as much as possible.
Essentially it is you, the participants who form the Creative
SWIKIRI is ideally looking for Bruthas and Sistas to provide
regular content features. You should be passionate and proficient
in your particular field as well as self-motivated.
*This role requires commitment and dedication - It is vital for
interested people to understand the commitment required to make
this a success. You might be extremely keen to assist but you
should carefully judge if you have the means and time.
Without risking limiting terms and categories (like ‘journalists’
or ‘photographers’), we have outlined what type of
content we seek – thereby leaving the creators the freedom
to match their skills and not necessarily their ‘LABELS’
We are looking for people who can provide quality:
- Creative news
- Technical Development
(design, art, music, film, architecture, social commentary, comics…anything
else you feel will aid the cause)
Contributors will be responsible for finding and creating material
for site and sharing their opinions. Contributors may take the
form of moderators and affiliates.
Guests or Participants may also be invited to contribute.
How do I become a Contributor?
As mentioned before, Contributors need to be experts in their
field. In order to contribute a content feature, you should provide
a convincing reference of the type of work you wish to submit.
(eg past interviews, articles, essays etc)
Basically you need to prove yourself!
These are specialised individuals who need to posses similar
skills to that of the Khoi-San nomads of the Kalahari. Hunter-Gatherers
must be experts in their field at sourcing links and news to submit
to our newsfeed "messenger".
They should ideally be internet addicts and news mongers passionate
about design and creativity and an interest in Africa. This is
a demanding role and requires regular internet accessibility and
There are limited positions available for these creatures and
prima donnas need not apply (that is NOT to say that strong characters
are frowned upon; on the contrary).
Who we are looking for? What kind of dedication do you require here?
SWIKIRI is looking for creative maniacs and workaholics;
People who are so passionate about their creativity that they
carry around notebooks and sketchbooks, cameras or guitars.
We aim to run the site like a regular issue magazine/e-zine.
This implies that deadlines will be in place and contributors
are expected to honour them.
Spread the fire.
Sow the seeds.
Help expose the creativity and messages of Africa. Tell other
people about SWIKIRI. Interaction through communication is the
fundamental process that challenges and develops people to innovate.
The more exposure achieved the greater the chance of this.
Quite often a community such as this is limited to exposure within
parallel communities. It is our intention to achieve this. However,
we aim to present these ideas to unlikely people too. To make
them think - to question their misconceptions and prejudices.
Journalists and Press representatives, school-newspaper editors,
website administrators, radio broadcasters, ANYBODY with a voice,
help us inspire and inform the public.
Our Mediakit is available with information,
logo’s, images and press releases.
>> view Mediakit <<
As SWIKIRI is a non-commercial entity and supported by ordinary
people with full-time jobs, funding is an ongoing concern. The
few people running this project finance all costs out of pocket;
all work and administration is done after hours. With regular
projects and competitions, prizes would be a great incentive to
Any assistance whatsoever would be welcomed and greatly appreciated
and aid the uplifting of a community.
The following are examples:
- Competition prizes
- Charity partnerships
- Printing for
- T-shirts or other garments
- Media share
Of course these are just a few instances. If you have something
to offer and are unsure if it’s suitable (it probably is!!)
just get in contact.
Right. Are there any Questions?? Then
go to the Get Involved form NOW!