Investigative Series

A collection of reports investigating South Africa’s waste water crisis

This investigation was produced in collaboration with Steve Kretzmann, the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism and OpenUp, with the support of the Open Society Foundation.

Metaverse Exhibit

Built in the Metaverse platform, Spatial, this virtual experience provides an alternate way to engage with the Rivers of Sewage investigation. The exhibit includes story excerpts, photographs, data visualizations from the investigation and links to other aspects of the reporting and partners.

Produced by the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ)

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Visual, data-driven investigative journalism.

About Veza

Veza is a digital publication produced by the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ).

We are committed to a model of journalism that holds investigative reporting, data science, and visual journalism as equal partners in producing reporting that focuses on vulnerable communities.

Investigative Series

More than half of South Africa’s sewage treatment works are failing


Close to 1 billion people do not have access to clean water. H2OFail is an ongoing investigation into the causes and consequences of that global failure.

Tapped Out is a collection of stories around power, justice and water in the American West.

An international investigation into the global lottery industry involving close to 40 people from 10 countries working in journalism and civic tech organizations in Africa, Europe and the United States.