The awards recognise excellence in journalism and strive to reward journalists for publishing the truth under difficult, and at times threatening, conditions.

According to the Sikuvile Awards, it is important that journalists are therefore are as well represented as possible, showcasing the country’s best newspaper journalism talent. "For this reason, it was decided to extend the deadline for just over two weeks," says the Publishers Support Services (PSS).

Entries can be submitted to the PSS offices or via email to [email protected] or [email protected] 

The 2019 awards will take place on Thursday, 12 September at The Venue, Melrose Arch. All the winners received R15 000, a trophy and a certificate while all finalists received certificates.

Commendation Certificates are awarded at the judges’ discretion. Convening Judge this year is Mathatha Tsedu, who also oversaw the judging panel and process in 2018.

For more information, visit www.pdmedia.org.za. You can also follow PSS on Facebook or on Twitter.