Jaco du Plessis


After completing my studies in Mathematical Statistics I did a postgraduate degree in journalism at Stellenbosch University in 2014. This was after a term as the editor of the campus newspaper, Die Matie, in 2013.

Die Noordwester

For my studies I did a project on a small newspaper in the Karoo. I wrote three articles and made a video:

Tik in die Platteland

During the year I also did some work with my friend Karl Kemp. Below the links to one of our multi-part stories that we did on drugs and gangs in the rural Western Cape:

Boland Evictions

In November 2014 we also did a story about farm evictions in the Western Cape. You can read it all on mahala.co.za: