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Finalists announced for Sikuvile Awards

The Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2018 has announced the finalists in 13 of the 17 categories that exists and out of 350 entries received this year.
Finalists announced for Sikuvile Awards
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The winners will be announced at the prize-giving function on 13 September 2018. Winners receive R15,000, a trophy and a certificate. All finalists receive certificates. Commendation Certificates are awarded at the judges’ discretion.

Categories 14 to 17 will only be announced on the evening. The categories are Category 14: SA Story of the year, Category 15: Upcoming/ rising star of the year, Category 16: Journalist of the year and Category 17: Allan Kirkland Soga Lifetime Achiever Award.

Judging took place on the 17 and 18 May 2018. The judging panel comprised Mathatha Tsedu, Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards Judging Panel Convener Judge, and Adjunct Professor in the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand and SABC Board member, Dinesh Balliah, Gus Silber, Henry Jeffreys, Mike Siluma, Tyrone August, Phil Mthimkhulu, Pippa Green, Liesl Louw-Vaudran, Thabo Leshilo, Mary Papayya, Ryland Fisher, Neo Ntsoma, Maud Motanyane and Lizeka Mda.

Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2018 finalists

Category 1: Hard news

Yolande Stander, Lee-Anne Butler, Angela Daniels, Gareth Wilson, Hendrick Mphande“Knysna Burns”The Herald
Iavan Pijoos“Scenes of Shock, anguish play out as parents learn of horror crash”News 24
Sipho Masondo“Captured”City Press

Category 2: Columns/editorial

Laura Lopez Gonzalez“Does evil cast a long shadow”M&G
Nathan Trantraal“Body of work : “Moenie huis toe gaan vir Krismis nie”, “My writing is soese pit bull terrier oppe leash”, “Dis tough om ’n laitie te leer van sokker”Rapport
Natasha Marrian“The cat is after the cream in ANC race”, “EFF could ditch DA if Ramaphosa wins”, “Call for ANC unity a self-serving farce of work”Business Live
Murray La Vita, Sue de Groot“Middagete by die Spur” “Nothing but a beef thang”, “The Pedant Class is progressing”, “Money: It can get you into and out of hot water”Die Burger Sunday Times

Category 3: Enterprise news

Bongani Fuzile“We found them” (Miners)Saturday Dispatch
Sarah Wild“Gauteng’s Unidentified”M&G
Shanthini Naidoo“Medical Mayhem: Our reporter’s 24-hour shift at a Joburg hospital”Sunday Times
Bongekile Macupe“No power to the pupils” -SowetoM&G
Ellis Estelle“Bay’s toll of hunger: a dying shame”The Herald

Category 4: Feature writing

Lucas Ledwaba“The last people stand alone in the face of platinum’s bulldozers”, “A new Lady Selborne is rising from apartheid’s ashes”, “A township obliterates a rural life bulldozed by apartheid”M&G
Lisa Steyn“‘Diamond dreams turn to dust as miners eye one last scoop”M&G
Simon Allison“Central African Republic”, “Like it or not Rwanda is Africa’s future”, “Kenya: The politics of provocation”M&G
Zaza Hlalethwa“The gifts of imperfect everydays”M&G

Category 5: Investigative journalism

Antoinette Muller, Branko Brkic, Pauli van Wyk, Adriaan Basson, Richard Poplak, Adi Eyal, Micah Reddy, Susan Comrie, Angelique Serrao, Stefaans Brümmer, Marianne Thamm, Sam Sole, Tabelo Timse, Pieter-Louis Myburgh, Craig McKune, Lionel Faull, Rebecca Davis, Sally Evans, Lester Freamon.Gupta leaksDaily Maverick/Amabhungane/News24
Graeme Hosken“Ford: The Burning Issue”The Times
Stephan Hofstatter“The Gupta’s Genie” and “Denel’s smoking gun”Financial Mail
Commendation: Bongani Fuzile“The plastic bag corruption”Saturday Dispatch

Category 6: Editorial cartoons

Jonathan Shapiro“Political business and business”Sunday Times
Sifiso Yalo“Marikana profits”Sowetan
Themba Siwela“The key to the big money” “Non-stop bailouts for SAA” “What name what mud?” “Grace get your cord ready”, “End of the four decades rule”The Citizen
Commendation: Bongani Fuzile“The plastic bag corruption”Saturday Dispatch

Category 7: Graphic journalism

Jaco Grobbelaar“The life and times of OR Thambo”Graphics 24 for City Press
John McCann“Portfolio of infographics and IllustrationsM&G
Theuns Kruger“The ABC’s of voting at the ANC elective conference”Graphics 24 for City Press

Category 8: Popular journalism

Angelique Serrao, Pieter du Toit“Markus Joost, the blonde polo player and a room with a view”“News 24, Huffington Post”
Batlile Phaladi“How Mdu secretly took a second wife”Sunday World
Aubrey Mthombeni“Sexter flirted with Phosa, Masualle”Sunday World
Norman Masungwini“Nomvula, thirsty for Ben 10”Sunday Sun
Patricia Snazo Noto“Ben 10 and Faith in sex shock”Sunday Sun

Category 9: News journalism

Bongani Shilubane“Scramble to register”Pretoria News
Michel Bega“Jozi @work violence”The Citizen
Ayanda Ndamane“Turmoil as protesting student and cops clash”Cape Times
Phandulwazi Jikelo“Zuma denies family’s hand in nuclear deal”Cape Argus
Tebogo Letsie“A playground no more”City Press
Jacques Nelles“War cry”The Citizen

Category 10: Feature photographs

Esa Alexander“Drought and the big thirst”The Times
Tracy Lee StarkBackstage swansThe Citizen
Cindy Waxa“School caters for children of immigrants”Independent Newspapers
Jacques Nelles“Mud, glorious mud”The Citizen

Category 11: Sports photographs

Ettienne van RensburgHalf and halfVaalweekblad
Ndlovu Sandile“Fighter plans on turning pro”Sowetan
Rosetta Msimango“Putting a spin on it”City Press
Simphiwe Nkwali“Grannies that train as boxers to keep fit”Sunday Times

Category 12: Presentation

Theuns Kruger“Kop aan kopGraphics 24 for Beeld
Sarah Buitendach, Vuyo Singiswa and Shaun Uthum“FM covers 2017”Financial Mail

Category 13: Multiplatform

Elsabe Brits, Rudi Louw, Le Roux Schoeman“Chris Barnard: Die lewe nalatenskap van’n mediese pionierNetwerk 24
Laura Grant and Alastair Otter“Hidden danger: Asbestos in Gauteng’s schools”The Times and
Athandiwe Saba“The only way was murder”M&G
Mia Malan, DC Bush, Delwyn Verasamy, Darren Taylor, John McCann“I will rape them personally those drunkard women in short dresses”M&G
Commendation: Daily MaverickState CaptureDaily Maverick

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