The MACUA-WAMUA Advice Office (MWAO) is seeking to add data capturers to its database to assist with capturing data collected from social audits undertaken in mining affected communities around the country.

MWAO is a non-profit, civil society organisation working with mining affected communities across South Africa. Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) and Women Affected by Mining United in Action (WAMUA) branches conduct social audits of mining companies’ Social Labour Plans (SLPs) with the support of MWAO. Through our community-driven audits, we uncover various forms of abuses and false reporting by mining companies who operate outside of the law with impunity. As a community-based movement we seek to expose this corruption through our communications platforms and mobilise the community and public to take a stand against their exclusion and oppression.

MWAO seeks to create a database of data capturers who are eager to take on discrete assignments when the need arises in order to gain experience in community-centred research methods.

Remuneration: A basic stipend will be offered for each assignment completed.

Data capturers may undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Capture numerical and written data from physical surveys into spreadsheets.
  • Check data that has already been captured.
  • Covid-permitting, scan physical surveys and organise them in virtual folders.


  • Is in the possession of a Master’s degree in the social sciences, is a current Master’s student in the social sciences, or is someone with comparable research experience.
  • Is well organised with administrative and file management skills.
  • Has an appreciation for community-centred research work.
  • Has English language skills, both written and verbal.

To apply: Submit a CV that highlights your relevant research experience (maximum three pages) to

Closing date: 19 July 2020.

No late applications will be accepted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from the organisation within 30 days of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.