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    #SBSJA2023: All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2023 winners

    Hosted by the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef), and sponsored by Standard Bank, the Sikuvile Journalism Awards took place at The Venue, Melrose Arch.
    Image: Danette Breitenbach. All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award 2023 winners
    Image: Danette Breitenbach. All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award 2023 winners

    Phandulwazi Jikelo of the Cape Times is the 2023 Journalist of the Year.

    As the winner of the News photographs category, Jikelo is the first photojournalist to be named Journalist of the Year for many years, as the Journalist of the Year has generally come out of the Investigative or Hard news category.

    Michelle Banda from Daily Maverick was named the Juby Mayet Rising Star of the Year. Justin Langeveld of News24 and Netwerk24 was named Manager/Publisher of the Year.

    The Allan Soga/Standard Bank Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement went to Eusebius McKaiser, who recently passed away.

    Over 400 entries were received this year. All category winners received the coveted Sikuvile Journalism Award Trophy, certificate, and R15,000 prize money. All finalists receive certificates.

    There was no Popular News category winner.

    CATEGORY 1: Hard News
    Winner Norman Masungwini “R480 Million Bill for Idle State Cars” “2024 National Elections under threat” City Press
    CATEGORY 2: Indigenous Language Reporting in Community Media
    Winner Cleopatra Jones “Not Just a Body Number” “Inkolelo Engaziwa”SABC
    CATEGORY 3: Community Service Reporting
    Winner Malibongwe Dayimani and Kayleen Morgan“Enyobeni tavern tragedy”News24
    CommendationSune Payne“Heartache of forced removals lingers as claimants prepare to make ‘history’ and move back to District Six”Daily Maverick
    CommendationLiezl Human “Plan to create ‘Khoisan Orania’ in Grabouw”Ground up
    CommendationZikhona Tshona & Njabulo Cele“Siyabonga”Newzroom Afrika
    CATEGORY 5: Investigative Journalism
    Winner Jeff Wicks“Silenced: Why Babita Deokaran was murdered”News24
    CATEGORY 6: Business Journalism
    Winner Ann Crotty“Spar: Has the friendly store lost its way”Financial Mail
    CommendationCarol Paton“From AK-47s to business forums: This is how SA's 'construction mafia' is winning”News24
    CommendationLisa Steyn“Will Transnet be the next Eskom? Industry warns rail is in free fall in SA”News24
    CommendationDewald van Rensburg“The ANC's Manganese 'Gold Mine” AmaBhungane
    CommendationDewald van Rensburg, Sam Sole & Micah Reddy“Gold ‘scam’ robs SA of billions, says SARS”AmaBhungane
    Commendation Antoinette Slabbert “Einde van die pad”Rapport
    CATEGORY 7: Features
    WinnerMedia Hack team: Laura Grant, Leonie Joubert, Alastair Otter, Tanya Pampalone, Gemma Ritchie,Gemma Gatticchi, Paul Botes “A Perfect Storm”Media
    Winner News24 team: Nokuthula Manyathi, Sharlene Rood, Chante Schatz, Kayleen Morgan, Amy Gibbings, and Aljoscha Kohlstock“When the rains came”News24
    CommendationWillemien Brümmer“’n Reeks oor haweloses” (two-part series)Netwerk24
    CATEGORY 8: Lifestyle
    WinnerNomvuyo Ntanjana“Carving Out Hope”SABC
    CATEGORY 9: Columns/ Editorial
    WinnerHamilton 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
    CommendationSibusiso Mjikeliso “With adequate help, Nkosi’s story can have a different ending to Tyibilika”News24
    CommendationJohanna van Eeden“Wat is SA se atarimae?”Beeld
    CommendationKgaugelo Masweneng“Faku was right: ‘Where there is fire, there is politics’”Timeslive
    CATEGORY 10: Visual Journalism
    Winner Rikus Ferreira “Wakers en Makers van belofte" “SA kinders sukkel” “Die soet druppels van oorreding” Taalgenoot
    CATEGORY 11: News photographs
    Winner Phandulwazi Jikelo “Parly Fire Flares as Questions Mount” Cape Times-Weekend Argus
    CommendationSiphiwe Sibeko “Mohlakeng descends into chaos as community burns Zama Zama homes and belongings”Reuters- Timeslive
    CATEGORY 12: Feature Photographs
    Winner Sandile Ndlovu “Fallen Reed”Sunday Times
    CATEGORY 13: Sports Photographs
    Winner Lefty Shivambu“Coach likens himself to Biblical Noah and Moses”Sowetan

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