The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism took place at a socially distanced gala event on 12 November 2020 at The Capital on the Park in Sandton, Johannesburg. The awards have been recognising and rewarding exceptional business journalism since 1974, and are the premier financial journalism awards in South Africa.
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism recognise excellent achievement in financial reporting. Sanlam established the awards in 1974 to acknowledge the best financial journalism in South Africa. Since 2013 the scope of the awards 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.
Sanlam awards prizes according to the following: (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:
The judging panel selects winners at their discretion, following a rigorous evaluation process.
The category awards are open to journalists working in print, radio, TV, online media. The categories are:
retired Editor (Sake24)
Chairperson of Kagiso Media
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Founder of Nascence Research Insights
Professor at the School of Communication (UJ)