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Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!

Finalists for the 2019 Sikuvile Journalism Awards have been announced. This follows an increased number of entries and judging that took place at the end of May.
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The winners will receive R15,000, a trophy and a certificate. All finalists will receive certificates. Commendation certificates are awarded at the judges’ discretion.

The following categories will only be announced at the Awards on the evening of 12 September at The Venue, Melrose Arch.

  • Category 15: SA Story of the Year
  • Category 16: Upcoming/Rising Star of the Year
  • Category 17: Journalist of the Year
  • Category 18: Allan Kirkland Soga Lifetime Achiever Award

There are no finalists in the Category 11: Sports Photographs.

The judging panel was headed up by convening judge, Mathatha Tsedu, and included newspaper industry experts Dinesh Balliah, Henry Jefreys, Mike Siluma, Tyrone August, Phil Mthimkhulu, Pippa Green, Liesl Louw-Vaundrum, Mary Papayya, Ryland Fisher, Neo Ntsoma, Maud Motanyane, Lizeka Mda, Thabo Leshilo and Themba Hadebe.

Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2019 finalists


Hard News
Lulamile Feni“Birth after death”; “Dumped like a dead dog, a small piece of me died with him.”; “A shepherd and Dinosaurs.”Daily Dispatch
Aron F Hyman“Hyper-trauma’: Another young life lost, more desperate pleas in gangland.”; “Order to kill was issued in jail cell”; “Tears as Hannah’s friend faces her ‘killers’ in court”Times Live
Columns/Editorial
Bareng Batho Kortjaas“Hey Baxter, Bafana are not a family business for moegoes”Sunday Times
Mpumelelo Mkhabela“South Africa After Zuma”News 24
Matthew Du Plessis“Mad Science”Mail and Guardian
Carla Lewis“Stompie moet steeds by ons spook”Beeld
Pearl Boshomane“Barbie’s pale imitation”Sunday Times
Enterprise News
Sipho Kings“Rich Jo’burg’s shitshow”; “20-million in SA denied clean water”; “An El Niño away from water crisis”Mail and Guardian
Marianne Merten“The Solms-Delta way, or how not to do land reform”Daily Maverick
Graeme Hosken“Serial Horror”Sunday Times
Feature Writing
Murray La Vita“Pirouette teen apartheid”Die Burger
Mia Milan, Laura Lopez Gonzalez, Pontsho Pilane, Joan Van Dyk“Who killed Ntombizodwa? Politics, protest and Corruption in the North West”Bhekisisa
Lucas Ledwaba“The land belongs to us!”Mail Guardian
Zanele Mji“Those graves were our tittle deeds”Amabhungane
Simon Allison“The Boy Scouts Keeping the Peace in the Central African Republic”Mail And Guardian
Mia Malan“Madams, myths and morals: the risky business of selling sex”Bhekisisa
Hanlie Retief“Koekie Botha”Rapport
Willemien Brummer“Bloedwerke’ van ’n speurhoof”Die Burger
Aron Hyman“The animals call for food, but we have nothing”Times Select
Investigative Journalism
Poloko Tau“Medical Mayhem”City Press
Bongani Fuzile“Broadband Lies”Daily Dispatch
Sipho Masondo and Dewald Van Rensburg“VBS”City Press
Pauli Van Wyk“Tom Moyane: The decimation of SarsDaily Maverick
Editorial Cartoons
Carlos Amato“A Matter of Degree”Mail and Guardian
Jack Swanepoel, John Curtis and (Dr Jack & Curtis)“Sugar and Spice”; “Respect to Aretha”; “Hang on a Minute”; “Defusing tension”; “Putting words in this mouth”City Press, Eyewitness News
Fred Mouton“They just keep on gorging, but don’t want to fly”; “Earthling, take me to your leader.”Die Burger
Graphic Journalism
John Mccann“Portfolio of 10 infographics and illustrations”Mail and Guardian
Costa Phuti Makola“Get water to Cape Town”The Citizen
Cobus Prinsloo“Insight – die jongste besoeker op Mars”; “Is it a plane? Is it a chopper? No, it’s a sky taxi!”; “Latest visitor to Mars”Die Burger, City Press, Netwerk24
Popular Journalism
Tamlynne Thompson‘Women speak up”The Capetowner
Athandiwe Saba“Teflon ‘convict’ lands another job”Mail And Guardian
Mhie Silangwe“Zuma’s wife Disowned”Sunday Sun
Lesley Mofokeng“Too black for Miss SA 60thparty”Sowetan
News Photographs
Ayanda Ndamane“Mimic”African News Agency
Esa Alexandra“Zuma Exit”Sunday Times
Alon Skuy“The horror of gender violence-to kick a woman when she’s down”Sunday Times
Theodore Jeptha“Joe Slovo Protest”Son Newspaper
Oupa Mokoena“Mother of the Nation laid to rest”The Star
Jacques Nelles“Eersterust Erupts”The Citizen
Feature Photographs
Mpumelelo Buthelezi“All hail the trash gods”; “The raw lifestyle of the hostel dwellers”City Press
Phandulwazi Jikelo“Not letting Osteoporosis defeat her”African News Agency
Rosetta Msimango“A republic of Misogyny”City Press
Oupa Nkosi“Passion Project: Resistance Heroes”Mail and Guardian
Alon Skuy1%ers…a rare glimpse into an outlaw “Motorcycle Club”.Sunday Times
Presentation
Alon Skuy and Keith Tamkei“Knights of the open road”Sunday Times
John-Grant Munro“Koebaai, Nr 1”; “Die bose Z is weg”Die Burger
Multiplatform stories
Sethembiso Zulu“Limpopo people living with day zero”; “Soshanguve people left stranded after heavy rains”; “Boipatong Community living with raw sewage for over 5 years”Eyewitness News
Abigail Javier“One, two…five! SA welcomes the Buthelezi quintuplets”; “Sinkhole Alley” - why Centurion looks like Swiss cheese”; “Koster: Residents take charge of town killed by graft”Timeslive
Anthony MolyneauxHanna Cornelius - “Kidnapping, mapping the murder and the killers”Timeslive
Lifestyle
Phumlani Sithebe“In memory of the CD”City Press
Simon Allison“Pilgrimage to Africa's King of Chilli”Mail and Guardian
Ritha Fick“Legendariese roadhouse herleef”Beeld
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