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Finalists of Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award announced

Published: 24 July 2012

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award finalists have been announced. The judging panel noted the high standard of the submissions and believed that the finalists chosen aptly underscored this year’s theme – perfect balance.

The judging panel, convened by Paula Fray, had an intense two-day session deciding on the finalists. Fray said, “We assessed a very large sample of South African newspaper journalism, and were able to conclude that the best entries were of superb standard.”

Hard news finalist and those commended are:
- Adriaan Basson - Inside Heath's World: City Press (Finalist)
- Louise Flanagan - 92 million: Zuma’s political elite benefit: The Star (Finalist)
- Angelique Serrao - Gauteng tollroads: The Star (Finalist)
- Boitumelo Tshehle - Hunger killed them: Sowetan (Commended)
- Mpume Madlala - Drug woman’s sister talks: Daily News (Commended)

Analysis, commentary and background finalists and those commended:
- Mia Malan - Abduction: Mail & Guardian (Finalist)
- John Yeld - Cop 17: Cape Argus (Finalist)
- Sam Sole - Making Meaning: Mail & Guardian (Finalist)
- Craig McKune - Lease fleece: Mail & Guardian (Finalist)
- Yusuf Omar - Cop 17: The Mercury (Commended)

Enterprise finalists and those commended:
- Sue Blaine - Dismay as Department sits on FET results: Business Day (Finalist)
- Yolande Stander - Death over the counter: Weekend Post (Finalist)
- Lebogang Seale - Raped by the justice system: The Star (Finalist)
- Liesl Pretorius - Size Matters: City Press (Commended)
- Liesl Pretorius - Phuza Nation: City Press (Commended)

Feature Writing finalists and those commended:
- Tanya Pampalone - In a Dainfern state of mind: Mail & Guardian (Finalist)
- Mia Malan - Saved by township treatment: Mail & Guardian (Finalist)
- Beauregard Tromp - The weight of water: The Star (Finalist)
- Mary Corrigall - The silent war: Sunday Independent (Finalist)
- Hanlie Retief - Melanie Steyn, My man die Sondag verkragter: Rapport (Finalist)
- Tanya Farber - Corrective rape portrait of a survivor & perpetrator: Cape Times (Commended)
- Jonathan Ancer - Adventures of an AWOL Chequebook: The Star/Cape Times (Commended)

Investigative journalism finalists and those commended:
- Adriaan Basson and Piet Rampedi - Malema’s secret fund: City Press (Finalist)
- Michael Kimberly and Msindisi Fengu - Dead on Arrival: Daily Dispatch (Finalist)
- Mzilikazi Wa Afrika and Stephan Hofstatter - Shiceka: The One and Only: Sunday Times (Finalist)
- Stephan Hofstatter, Mzilikazi Wa Afrika and Rob Rose - Shoot to kill: Inside a South African police death squad: Sunday Times (Finalist)
- Glynnis Underhill - Godongwana and the missing union millions: Mail & Guardian (Commended)
- Julian Rademeyer - Bloedspoor na die ooste: Beeld (Commended)
- Sam Sole and Stefaans Brummer - The memo that sank the arms probe: Mail & Guardian (Commended)

Creative journalism finalists and those commended:
- Tanya Pampalone - Confessions of Walmart shopper: Mail & Guardian (Finalist)
- Jonathan Ancer - Angry utterances: Cape Times (Finalist)
- Murray la Vita - Various – “Tuin van aardse luste”: Die Burger (Finalist)
- Thomas Falkiner - Kings of Fire: Sunday Times (Commended)
- Helen Warne - Monster Move: Sunday Tribune (Commended)

Editorial cartoons finalists and those commended:
- Themba Siwela - Corruption cripples SA: The Citizen (Finalist)
- Jonathan Shapiro - Mac Maharaj side-order: Mail & Guardian (Finalist)
- Cuan Miles - Polar Bear – 'chillin’ in Durbs': Daily Dispatch (Finalist)

Graphic journalism finalists and those commended:
- Jaco Grobbelaar - South African’s global arms exports: City Press and Rapport (Finalist)
- Rudi Louw - U2 – Rock Revolusie: Rapport/Graphics24 (Finalist)
- Morne Schaap - Die pil vir amper Alles: Graphics24 (Finalist)
- John McCann - Mugabe Headlock: Mail & Guardian (Commended)

Popular journalism finalists and those commended:
- Prince Chauke - Mbalula: My sex, my shame: Sunday Sun (Finalist)
- Yolanda Barnard - Mark Fish en die strippers: Sondag (Finalist)
- Warda Salvester - Little hands do devils’ work: Daily Voice (Finalist)

News photographs finalists and those commended:
- Antoine de Ras - Mogadishu Madness: The Star (Finalist)
- Alon Skuy - Desperate for aid – Stampede: The Times (Finalist)
- Courtney Africa - Congo Protest: Cape Times (Finalist)
- Simphiwe Nkwali - Crawling: Sunday Times (Finalist)
- Chris Collingridge - The Great Divide: The Star (Commended)
- James Oatway - Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Sunday Times (Commended)

Feature photographs finalists and those commended:
- Alon Skuy - Somalia Famine: The Times (Finalist)
- Antoine de Ras - The Long Road Home: The Star (Finalist)
- Antoine de Ras - Mogadishu Madness: The Star (Finalist)
- James Oatway - Land of Veils and War Afghanistan: Sunday Times (Commended)

Sports photographs finalists and those commended:
- Matthew Jordaan - Super Steyn: Cape Times (Finalist)
- Deaan Vivier - Untitled Butch James somersaults over Pat McCabe: Rapport (Finalist)
- Theana Breugem - Disabled Bowling: Beeld (Finalist)
- Adrian de Kock - Polo Pigeons: The Star (Finalist)
- Denvor de Wee - Watch it Dude: City Press (Commended)

Presentation finalists and those commended:
- Arlene Prinsloo - Various – 'Tsunami': Rapport (Finalist)
- Quincy Tsatsi and Robyn Comley - Stampede: The Times (Finalist)
- Rudi Louw - 2011 The good, the bad and the great: City Press (Finalist)

Online reportage finalists and those commended:
- Tegan Bedser - I am Eastern Cape: Daily Dispatch (Finalist)
- Xolisa Hackula/Michael Kimberley/Tegan Bedser - Exhuming the Truth: Daily Dispatch (Finalist)
- Nadine Theron/Le Roux Schoeman /Werner Erasmus - Matrieks in Margate: Touchlab/Beeld/Die Burger – Media 24.

Online multimedia finalists and those commended:
- Demelza Bush and Nickolaus Bauer - Marching for Malema: Mail & Guardian online (Finalist)
- Demelza Bush/Vuvu Vena - Hillbrow - The danger some call home: Mail & Guardian online (Finalist)
- Lauren Clifford Holmes and Kwanele Sosibo - Farming for the Future: Mail & Guardian (Finalist)

The South African Story of the Year and, the Newspaper Journalist of the Year will be announced on the night of the awards ceremony.
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