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Nat Nakasa Awards 2024 – Call for entries extended

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Deadline Extended: Sunday, 30 June 2024

The closing date for entries for this year’s Nat Nakasa Awards for Courageous Journalism has been extended to Sunday, 30 June 2024. Journalists, editors and media professionals are encouraged to submit nominees, focusing on stories published in print or online or broadcast between June 2023 and June 2024:

  • – Nat Nakasa Award for Media Integrity.
  • – Nat Nakasa Award for Community Media

Nat Nakasa was a prominent journalist and writer who died in exile. This annual award recognises any media practitioner journalist or editor — who has:

  • Showed integrity and reported fearlessly.
  • Displayed a commitment to serving the people of South Africa despite insurmountable obstacles.
  • Resisted any censorship.
  • Showed courage in making information available to the South African public. Any combination of the above.

The Award is open to all journalists serving all media platforms from a community / national newspaper, magazine, or an electronic medium (including online publishers).

Nominations of deserving candidates/journalists can be done by members of the public, Editors, fellow journalists, and or their colleagues. Journalists can nominate themselves. Previous winners of this award are, however, not eligible for entry.

Please submit your nomination with a motivation of 300 words and a sample of or the body of work by close of business on Sunday 30 June 2024:

For Attention: Ms Dzudzie Netshisaulu

Email: [email protected] l 0790297656

The winner of the Nat Nakasa Award for Media Integrity will receive R20 000 in prize money and a certificate.

The winner of the Nat Nakasa Award for Community Media will receive R10 000 in prize money and a certificate.

The winner will be announced at the Nat Nakasa Awards ceremony on 14 September 2024 in Durban.

These awards are sponsored by Sanlam.

Note to Editors:

SANEF is a non-profit organisation whose members are editors, senior journalists, and journalism trainers from all areas of South African media. We are committed to championing South Africa’s hard-won freedom of expression and promoting quality, ethics, and diversity in the South African media. We promote excellence in journalism through fighting for media freedom, writing policy submissions, research, and education and training programmes. SANEF is not a union.