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Nominations Open for Nat Nakasa Journalism Award for Courageous Journalism – 2019

Nat Nakasa was a prominent South African journalist and writer who died in exile in 1965. The annual Nat Nakasa award is awarded for courageous and brave journalism. The award recognises any media practitioner – journalist, editor, manager or owner – who has:


*    Shown integrity and reported fearlessly;

*    Displayed a commitment to serve the people of South Africa;

*    Tenaciously striven to maintain a publication or other medium despite insurmountable obstacles;

*    Resisted any censorship; and

*    Shown courage in making information available to the SA public.


The winner is selected by a jury on the basis of nominations submitted by the public.

Please send your nominations and motivations to [email protected]. The closing date for nominations is 31 May 2019.

The award ceremony will be held at a gala dinner on Saturday 22 June 2019.