The 2017 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards has received 328 entries from 31 publications and 145 journalists.
The Publishers Support Services (PSS) says that the number of entries from both publications and journalists is gratifying and shows that journalism in South Africa is not only alive and kicking, but is important. This year also saw an increase in the number of publications that entered.
Judging will take place this week, on the 13 – 14 July 2017. The judging panel, headed by convener judge, Mathatha Tsedu, includes Dinesh Balliah, Gus Silber, Henry Jeffreys, Mike Siluma, Tyrone August, Phil Mtimkulu, Pippa Green, Tim du Plessis, Liesl Louw-Vaudram, Thabo Leshilo, Mary Papayya, Ryland Fisher, and Neo Ntsoma.
All finalists will be awarded a Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Finalist Certiﬁcates. Winners will receive a Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award of R15 000 cash, a trophy and a certiﬁcate. Commendation Certiﬁcates may be awarded at the judges’ discretion.
This year the Awards were also open to non-PSS members.
The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards will be presented at a prize-giving function on 19 October 2017.