Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2023 shortlist announced

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The shortlist for this year’s edition of the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards, brought to you by South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF), has been announced. 

The winners will be announced at an event on Saturday, 24 June at The Venue, Melrose Arch, Gauteng. 

All category winners receive the coveted Sikuvile Journalism Award Trophy as well as R15,000 prize money (to be shared if there is more than one winner in a category). 

SHORTLIST                                                       

CATEGORY 1:   HARD NEWS

NAME                                  TITLE                                                                                                                      COMPANY

Myles Illidge“Department of Justice ransomware attack”MyBroadband
 Norman Masungwini“R480 Million Bill for Idle State Cars”“2024 National Elections under threat”  City Press
Noxolo Sibiya“How many more must die?”Sowetan

CATEGORY 2: INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE REPORTING IN COMMUNITY MEDIA 

Cleopatra Jones “Not Just a Body Number”“Inkolelo Engaziwa”SABC 
Vukosi Mathonsi“Carjacking”“Drugs”“Miss SA 2022 Profile”SABC

CATEGORY 3:  COMMUNITY SERVICE REPORTING

Liezl Human“Plan to create ‘Khoisan Orania’ in Grabouw”Ground up
Malibongwe DayimaniKayleen Morgan“Enyobeni tavern tragedy”News24
Nomvuyo Ntanjana“Left off the grid” SABC
Sune Payne“Heartache of forced removals lingers as claimants prepare to make ‘history’ and move back to District Six”Daily Maverick
Zikhona Tshona“Siyabonga”Newzroom Afrika

CATEGORY 4:   POPULAR JOURNALISM

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CATEGORY 5:   INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Dewald van Rensburg“The Laundry”AmaBhungane – Daily Maverick
Jeff Wicks“Silenced: Why Babita Deokaran was murdered”News24
Raymond Joseph“Gaming the Lottery”GroundUp
Tankiso MakethaGraeme HoskenAron Hyman“Zama Zama Investigation”TimesLIVE

CATEGORY 6:   BUSINESS JOURNALISM

Ann Crotty“Spar: Has the friendly store lost its way”Financial Mail
Antoinette Slabbert“Einde van die pad”Rapport
Carol Paton“From AK-47s to business forums: This is how SA’s ‘construction mafia’ is winning”News24
Dewald van Rensburg“The ANC’s Manganese ‘Gold Mine” “Gold ‘scam’ robs SA of billions, says SARS”AmaBhungane
Lisa Steyn“Will Transnet be the next Eskom? Industry warns rail is in free fall in SA”News24
Thanduxolo JikaPhilani Nombembe Lwazi Hlangu“Extortion mafias hold SA hostage”Sunday Times
William Horne“Hier is die amper 100 munisipaliteite wat Eskom R50 mjd. Skuld”Netwerk24

CATEGORY 7:  FEATURES

Franny Rabkin“Still Searching for the Truth/The Woman in the Blue Dress”Sunday Times
Jorisna Bonthuys“Mother of asthmatic children fights for air in dirty shadow of coal power stations”Daily Maverick
MEDIA HACK TEAM.Laura GrantLeonie JoubertAlastair OtterTanya Pampalone Gemma RitchieGemma GatticchiPaul Botes“A Perfect Storm”Media Hack-TheOutlier.co.za
NEWS24 TEAMNokuthula ManyathiSharlene RoodChante Schatz Kayleen MorganAmy GibbingsAljoscha Kohlstock“When the rains came”News24
Susan Comrie“The Collapse of Old King Coal” (series)AmaBhungane
Willemien Brümmer“’n Reeks oor haweloses” (two-part series)Netwerk24

CATEGORY 8:   LIFESTYLE

Carla Lewis“Wolbeer is weg”Beeld
Engela Kruger“Tjoklit kom lang pad van meer as 80 jaar”Die Burger
Madeleine Chaput“The moral question that hangs over ‘more bang for your buck’”Daily Dispatch
Mariëtte Olwagen  “Die lokomotief met die kruishoedjie”Die Burger
Mia LindequeAbigail Javier“The Homeless Graduate – Gibson’s Nzimande’s story”Eyewitness News
Murray La Vita“Nonconformers to hetero-normative values”Netwerk24
Nomvuyo Ntanjana“Carving Out Hope”SABC
Phemelo Motene  “Forced Sterilisation” “Understanding the realities of raising a child living with Autism”Kaya 959
Toast Coetzer“Dierbare Woestyn”Taalgenoot
Willemien Brümmer “Biblioteke: Is daar ‘n toekoms?”Netwerk24

CATEGORY 9:   COLUMNS/ EDITORIAL 

Hamilton Wende“The first casualty of the war is truth – and humanity is close behind”  “Adriaan Vlok – the old man and the dark shadow of the past” Daily Maverick
Johanna van Eeden“Wat is SA se atarimae?”Beeld
Kgaugelo Masweneng“Faku was right: ‘Where there is fire, there is politics”TimesLIVE
Mpumelelo Mkhabela “Babita Deokaran faced politically connected procurement terrorists and lost”News24
Sibusiso Mjikeliso “With adequate help, Nkosi’s story can have a different ending to Tyibilika”News24 

CATEGORY 10:   VISUAL JOURNALISM

Financial Mail Sarah Buitendach, Shaun UthumVuyo Singiswa   “FM Covers 2022”Financial Mail
 Isabella Maake“Paniekaanvalle aan die toeneem in SA”Netwerk24
Johnn-Grant MunroQueen Elizabeth 70 years of history”Die Burger
Nolo Moima“Where’s the Justice?”Sunday Times 
 Rikus Ferreira “Wakers en Makers van belofte “SA kinders sukkel” “Die soet druppels van oorreding” Taalgenoot
Theuns Kruger“Beeld F1-voorblad”Beeld
Thulani Ntsong“Phala Phala”, “Junkee for coal” and “Koko” City Press
Vernon Janse van Rensburg“Koning Charles III”Beeld
Wilson MgobhoziBody of work“How Did We Get Here?” City Press

CATEGORY 11:   NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashraf Hendricks“Huge fire destroys Langa homes”GroundUp
Ashraf Hendricks“Taxi drivers burn streets of Hout Bay”GroundUp
Kayleen Morgan “KZN floods: KwaNdengezi father carries son’s body for 10km, joins sea of families desperate for help”News24
 Phandulwazi Jikelo  “Parly Fire Flares as Questions Mount” Cape Times
Siphiwe Sibeko “Mohlakeng descends into chaos as community burns zama zama homes and belongings”Reuters- Timeslive

CATEGORY 12:  FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

André Badenhorst “Lank leef die konings!”Taalgenoot
André Badenhorst“Ouskool in Lalaland”Taalgenoot
Felix Dlangamandla “No Sanitation”Daily Maverick
 Sandile Ndlovu “Fallen Reed” Sunday Times
Thulani Mbele“A Muddy Story”Sowetan

CATEGORY 13:   SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashraf Hendricks “Gugulethu goes gaga for go-karts”GroundUp
André Badenhorst“Elke Tutu het ‘n storie”Taalgenoot
André Badenhorst “Hoe ry die boere sit-sit so”Taalgenoot
Deaan Vivier ”Reekssege nog nie in sakkie”Netwerk24
Lefty Shivambu“Coach likens himself to Biblical Noah and Moses”Sowetan

Categories 14 Manager/Publisher of the Year Award, 15. Juby Mayet Rising Star of the Year, 16. Journalist of the Year and 17. The Allan Kirkland Soga / Standard Bank Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award (previously the Allan Kirkland Soga: Achievement Award) will be announced at the awards event. 

The jury that judged the entries included: Kim Cloete, Tyrone August, Melanie-Ann Feris, Ryland Fisher

Pippa Green, Thabo Leshilo, Mapi Mhlangu, Lesley Mofokeng, Ruth Motau, Neo Ntsoma, Mary Papayya, Gus Silber, Beauregard Tromp, Andile Ntingi, and Portia Kobue. 

Further information: 

SANEF: 

Reggy Moalusi- Executive Director 071 682 3695 –reggy@sanef.org.za

Hopewell Radebe- Projects Manager/ 083 582 1734 – hopewell@sanef.org.za

Dzudzie Netshisaulu – Coordinator/Administrator 079 029 7656/ dzudzie@sanef.org.za

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