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.
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