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    Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards announces 2020 finalists

    The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards has announced its 2020 finalists.

    This year’s nearly 400 entries were judged virtually from the 27 July to 3 August by the judging panel of Dinesh Balliah, Henry Jeffreys, Mike Siluma, Tyrone August, Phindile Xaba, Shona Bagley, Pippa Green, Liesl Louw-Vaudran, Mary Papayya, Ryland Fisher, Neo Ntsoma, Maud Motanyane, Themba Hadebe, Gus Silber and Thabo Leshilo with Lizeka Mda, this year’s convener judge.

    Mda says that the virtual judging highlighted just how much work goes into the judging. “Whereas in the past judging has been confined to two days, 8am to 5pm, this time the entries lived with the judges 24/7 literally, over seven days, with each judge participating in at least three categories. It is a lot of work, but kudos to the judges, they did a superb job!”

    The awards event will be held virtually on 15 October where the winners will receive R15,000, a trophy and a certificate. The SA Story of the Year, Upcoming/Rising Star of the Year, Journalist of the Year and Allan Kirkland Soga Lifetime Achiever Awards will only be announced on the evening.

    2020 Finalists:

    Category 1: Hard News
    Ané Van Zyl“Matie se dood was ‘niemand se skuld’’Die Burger
    Graeme Hosken“Inside the great Rupert heist”Sunday Times
    Jan Bornman & Madelene Cronjé“Xenophobia”New Frame
    Brümilda Swartbooi“Sy het hard vir ons gewerk”Worcester Standard
    Category 2: Columns/Editorial
    Carla Lewis“Geweld teen vroue: Woorde wat hard slaan” “Wit mense ly ook aan dié siekte”Beeld
    Richard Poplak“Get out – a gutted DA stumbles into the past”Daily Maverick
    Sue De Groot“Spare a thought for poor old ‘liberal’ caught up in the DA crisis” “Why the focus on femicide? Look no further than the reasons women are killed by men they know” “Wouldn’t it be nice if politicians learnt to apply their minds?”Sunday Times
    Willemien Brümmer“Dit, Juffrou Venter, is hoekom jy nie ’n kind klap nie”Netwerk24
    Category 3: Enterprise News
    Greg Arde“Public toilet shame”New Frame
    Susan Comrie“ANC gambles on Twitter influencers”Amabhungane
    Bongekile MacupeThe first “UniZulu students’ accommodation conditions are ‘inhumane’; “Broken teachers, broken children – the high cost of matric”Mail and Guardian
    Micah Reddy“How a South African hunting resort opened a window to a Saudi crown prince’s business empire”Amabhungane, Financial Mail
    Category 4: Feature Writing
    Joan Van Dyk“Cost of Corruption: How a toddler died at Bosasa’s detention centre”Mail and Guardian
    Ahmed Kajee & Thomas Holder“Government or God?”EWN
    Athandiwe Saba“No headstone for Aviwe: the woman a country forgot”Mail and Guardian
    Sean Christie“Judgment Day in Doornfontein”Sunday Times
    Shaun Smillie“Searching for Griffiths Mxenge’s ‘disappeared’ car”New Frame
    Willemien Brümmer“Die treine van die dood”Netwerk 24
    Jacques Myburgh“Dwaalkoeëls en doodloop strate”Taalgenoot
    Category 5: Investigative Journalism
    Micah Reddy & Stefaans Brümmer“The EFF Rent Racket”Amabhungane
    Pauli Van Wyk“Cruising nicely on VBS Money”Scorpio, Daily Maverick
    Jan Vermeulen“How an inside man stole and sold African Internet resources worth R311 million”.My Broadband
    Bongani Fuzile“The Toilet Scandal”Daily Dispatch
    Category 6: Editorial Cartoons
    Carlos Amato“The Second Coming”; “Cookbooks”New Frame, Mail and Guardian
    Bethuel Clifford Mangena“On My Lane”, “Final Destination”African News Agency
    Category 7: Graphic Journalism
    Pieter Van Der Merwe“Managing SA's Water”Business Day
    Isabella Botshilo Maake“25 Years of Democracy: A Timeline”City Press
    John MccannBody of WorkMail and Guardian
    Category 8: Popular Journalism
    Mampuru Meta Mphahlele“Two ministers and a fed-up slay queen”Sunday World
    Category 9: News Photographs
    Deaan Vivier“Nicholas Ninow”Beeld
    Brendan Magaar“Refugees clashes with police”Weekend Argus
    Alaister Russell“Mmusi Maimane Resigns”Sowetan
    Jacques Nelles“UNHCR Refugees”The Citizen
    David Ritchie“Springboks rock proud Mother City”Cape Times
    Category 10: Feature Photographs
    David Ritchie“Sad plight of refugees in SA”Cape Times
    Ayanda Ndamane“In Safe Arms”Weekend Argus
    Alon Skuy“Musa’s Struggle and Search for the Stage”, “Chaos The Lion”Sunday Times
    Alaister Russell“Cyclone Idai; First Response”Sunday Times
    Category 11: Sports Photographs
    Jaco Marais“Bird’s-eye”, “Circle of Excellence”Rapport
    Ettienne Van Rensburg“Dedication”Vaalweekblad
    Phandulwazi Jikelo“Siya Kolisi”Cape Times
    Category 12: Presentation
    Vernon Janse Van Rensburg“Die Stempel is wat tel”Beeld
    Johnn Grant-Munro“Rugby World Cup joy!”Die Burger
    Theuns Kruger“Inmate Zuma”Rapport
    Category 13: Multiplatform Stories
    Athandiwe Saba, Jacques Coetzee“Censored”, “State of Violence”Mail and Guardian
    Jana Marx, Thinus Dippennar, Maryke Cumpsty, Carolien Saayman, Jaco Grobbelaar“Bloedspoor deur Krugersdorp”Netwerk24
    Dennis Webster, Madelene Cronjé & Ryan Honeyball"Seven lean years in the Northern Cape”New Frame
    Category 14: Lifestyle
    Mbali Sikakana“The fraternity of lived genius”.Mail and Guardian
    Phumlani Sithebe“SA’s Codeine Love Affair”, “Let’s talk about period sex”, “Where does your trash end up?”City Press
    Carla Lewis“Geld soos bossies in dagga”, “Klinknaelbroek vir ’n koninklike”Beeld
    Elmari Rautenbach“Hierdie boek het my byna doodgemaak”, “Hoop in die hel”Rapport Weekliks

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