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Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2022 shortlist

The 2022 shortlist for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards has been announced.
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Selected from the 360 entries received this year, the ever-popular Features category boasted the most entries, followed by the Community Service Reporting, Columns/Editorial, Hard News, and Investigative Journalism categories.

There are no shortlisted entries in the new category: Indigenous language reporting in community media.

There were also no shortlisted entries in the Popular Journalism category, as none of the entries met the category criteria.


The shortlist was determined by this year’s jury: Tyrone August, Melanie-Ann Feris, Ryland Fisher, Helen Grange, Pippa Green, Thabo Leshilo, Mapi Mhlangu, Lesley Mofokeng, Ruth Motau, Neo Ntsoma, Sue Olswang, Mary Papayya, Gus Silber, and Beauregard Tromp.

It is with much sadness that jury member Phindile Mary Xaba, passed away on 7 May 2022, following a battle with cancer.

Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2022 shortlist

Category 1: Hard News

Norman Masungwini and Setumo Stone“Bushiri escapes SA again”City Press
Mike Loewe“35 Fuel Stations dump Shell”Daily Dispatch
Team News24“July Unrest Breaking News”News24

Category 3: Community Service Reporting

Boikhutso Ntsoko and Mia Lindeque“10 years after Andries Tatane’s death, Ficksburg govt says Rome was not built in a day”Eyewitness News
Don Pinnock“The evicted residents of District Six were robbed of the golden threads ofDon Pinnock
Nomvuyo Ntanjana“Tatum De Pearce”SABC2 and SABC news channel 404
Khaya Koko“Defenders of the last Complex standing”Mail and Guardian

Category 4: Investigative Journalism

Daneel KnoetzeBody of workNews24, Daily Maverick, Viewfinder, GroundUp & Carte Blanche
Dewald van Rensburg“The Cumex Files”Amabhungane
Jeff Wicks, Rudi Louw , Chante Schatz and Nokuthula Manyathi“Blood Brothers: A tobacco industry death squad exposed”News24
Pieter-louis Myburgh“Digital Vibes”Daily Maverick
Susan Comrie and Sam Sole“State Capture: The case against Nedbank”Amabhungane
Tiara Walters“Using Cape Town as a launchpad”Daily Maverick

Category 5: Columns / Editorial

Chris Roper“Unmasking the IRR’s Bogeyman”Financial Mail
Willemien Brümmer“Dis hoekom ons moet leer om ook na Nzimande te luister”Netwerk24
Mia Malan“The joke’s on us, South Africa”Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism
Johanna van Eeden“Hoekom is ons so geskok?”Beeld
Setumo Stone“The EFF masterstroke”City Press

Category 6: Visual Journalism (editorial cartoons & graphic layout)

Jaco Grobbelaar and Arisa janse van Rensburg “Een jaar sedert eerste Covid-19-geval in SA”Netwerk24, Beeld & Die Burger
Sharlene Rood, Bevan Lakay, Aljoscha Kohlstock, Stefni Herbert and Nokuthula Manyathi “Getting to know Vaccines”Health24
Shaun Uthum, Vuyo Singiswa and Sarah Buitendach“Johannesburg, the sinking city?”Financial Mail

Category 7: Features

Boikhutso Ntsoko“SA’s deathcare workers: On the frontline...”Eyewitness News
Franny Rabkin“An unlikely Chief Justice”Sunday Times
Lucas Ledwaba“Thirsty for change in Limpopo's parched villages”Daily Maverick & Mail and Guardian
Willemien BrümmerBody fo work: “Pandemie van verdriet”Netwerk24
Don PinnockBody of workDaily Maverick

Category 9: News Photographs

Jacques Nelles“Economic coffin after July insurrection”The Citizen
Phandulwazi Jikelo“Refugees left stranded without ablution facilities”Cape Times
Sandile Ndlovu“King Goodwill Zwelithini takes his final journey”TimesLIVE

Category 10: Feature Photographs

Alon Skuy“Katlego, A South African Cowboy, The Rodeo Dream”Sunday Times
Jacques Nelles“Miners’ daily dice with death”The Citizen
Lucas Ledwaba“Women bear brunt of gold mining’s rotten legacy”Sunday Times
Werner Hills“The Swarm”Weekend Post and The Herald

Category 11: Sports Photographs

Alon Skuy“Katlego, A South African cowboy, the rodeo dream”Sunday Times
Esa Alexander“Springboks series win against British & Irish Lions”Sunday Times
Phandulwazi Jikelo“Red Bull King of the air”African News Agency
Sandile Ndlovu“2021 COSAFA beach soccer championship”TimesLIVE

Category 12: Lifestyle

Adriaan Roets“Feestyd in die dronktronk”Beeld
Carla Lewis“In avomafia se greep”Beeld
Graham Wood“Kentridgenomics: What rocketing prices for William’s work say about SA’s art market”Financial Mail
Onke Ngcuka“Indigenous crops: Local is not only lekker, it’s also a weapon in the climate crisis battle”Daily Maverick

The following Awards will be announced at the live event on 25 June 2022:

  • Category 13: Upcoming/ Rising Star of the Year
  • Category 14: Journalist of the Year
  • Category 15: Allan Kirkland Soga: Lifetime Achiever Award

All category winners receive the coveted Sikuvile Journalism Award Trophy, certificate and R15,000 prize money (to be shared if there is more than one winner in a category). Finalists also receive certificates.

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