Entries have opened for the 2018 Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism which recognise the best financial reporting by journalists practising in Africa, and publishing or broadcasting their work on the continent.
The closing date to submit entries is 28 February 2019.
In a year characterised by the sheer volume of weighty financial news stories, Ms Susan Comrie of amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism was last night named the 2016 Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year at the awards gala in Johannesburg.
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism is awarded for excellent achievement in financial reporting. It was established by Sanlam in 1974 to recognise the best financial journalism in South Africa, and since 2013 the scope was broadened to acknowledge the best financial journalism in the rest of the African continent. The awards recognise achievement in print, radio, TV and online reporting.
Prizes are awarded in the following categories: (1) The Category Awards, and (2) The Special Awards. The category awards recognise the best financial journalism covering the following topics:
The Special Awards categories are:
These winners are selected through a nomination and debate process.
These awards are open to journalists working in any medium (print, online, radio, TV, multimedia). The categories are:
retired Editor (Sake24)
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Adjunct professor and director of the Wits Radio Academy