JOHANNESBURG, 17 July 2023 – Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), together with The Department of
Communications & Digital Technologies, UNICEF South Africa, Google SA, TikTok, Falcorp Technologies,
Meta, and The Walt Disney Company are inviting all SA learners between the ages of 12-17 years to be
part of the 2023 Web Rangers online training intake.

Web Rangers, launched in South Africa in 2016, is an international digital literacy programme designed
to empower young people to become digital citizens who know how to use the internet responsibly and
encourage their peers to do the same!

The digital literacy online training course, enables all South African children between the ages of 12-17
years old the opportunity to be trained as a Web Ranger from the comfort of their homes, through an
online training platform. The recruitment process will run from 17 July 2023 until 15 August 2023. The
official induction and training will commence from 30 September until 30 October 2023, after which all
learners that have completed the course will receive their Web Ranger Ambassador certificates of

During the training period, All selected learners will receive data/WIFI support for online training and
communication, as well as a dedicated personnel ( MMA’s Children’s Project Officer) that will support all
learners with any troubleshooting and safeguide their online safety journey.

“Going online means that we open up the training to all South African children across the 9 provinces,
which further cements our reputation of being the leading digital and media literacy initiative in the
country that is supported by government, business and civil society.” stated Phakamile Madonsela,
Public and Media Skills Development Manager at MMA.

To keep up with what Web Rangers are doing, follow their work on Twitter @MediaMattersZA,, on Instagram @webrangersza and Facebook webrangersSA

View the full list of terms and conditions here and complete the application form here.

For further information, please contact:

Tumelo Hlaka, Children’s Project Officer, 011 788 1278 (+27 76 431 9349)

About MMA

Media Monitoring Africa‘s vision is a responsible, quality media that enables an engaged and informed
citizenry in Africa and across the world. MMA aims to promote the development of a free, fair, ethical
and critical media culture in South Africa and the rest of the continent. To achieve MMA’s vision, the three key areas that MMA seeks to address through a human rights-based approach are: media ethics, media quality and media freedom.

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