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Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2022 shortlist announced



The 2022 shortlist in the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards has been announced.

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.

Unfortunately, there are no shortlisted entries in the new category, Indigenous language reporting in community media (Category 2).

There were no shortlisted entries in Category 8: Popular Journalism, 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 noted with much sadness that jury member Phindile Mary Xaba, passed away this Saturday (7 May) following a battle with cancer. SANEF, the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards team and the jury members send their condolences to the family.


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.

Hosted by the South African National Editors’ Forum, SANEF and sponsored by Standard Bank, the Awards will announce all the winners at a live event at The Venue, Melrose Arch, on 25 June 2022.


Category 1:   Hard News

NAME                                 TITLE                              COMPANY

  Norman Masungwini

Setumo Stone

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




Category 3:   Community Service Reporting

  Boikhutso Ntsoko

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 of Don 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 Knoetze Body of work


News24, Daily Maverick, Viewfinder, GroundUp & Carte Blanche
  Dewald van Rensburg “The Cumex Files” Amabhungane
  Jeff Wicks

Rudi Louw
Chante Schatz
Nokuthula Manyathi

“Blood Brothers: A tobacco industry death squad exposed” News24


  Pieter-louis Myburgh “Digital Vibes” Daily Maverick
  Susan Comrie

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

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

Nokuthula Manyathi

“Getting to know Vaccines” Health24
  Shaun Uthum

Vuyo Singiswa

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 Brümmer


Body fo work: “Pandemie van verdriet” Netwerk24
  Don Pinnock Body of work Daily 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 Awards event:  

Category 13:   Upcoming/ Rising Star of the Year

Category 14:   Journalist of the Year

Category 15:   Allan Kirkland Soga:  Lifetime Achiever Award

Further information:


Reggy Moalusi- Executive Director 071 682 3695 – [email protected]

Hopewell Radebe- Projects Manager/ 083 582 1734 – [email protected]

Dzudzie Netshisaulu – Coordinator/Administrator 079 029 7656/ [email protected]