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Sanlam Announces Shortlisted Entries for 2021 Financial Journalism Awards

14 July 2022

Sanlam today announced the shortlisted entries for the 2021 Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism.

The shortlisted entries were selected by an independent adjudication panel from over 80 entries by journalists across the African continent. The 2021 Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year, as well as category winners, will be announced at a gala event in Johannesburg on 11 August 2022.

The awards recognise outstanding financial journalists in print, online, radio and TV media who are based in Africa, working in an African news organisation and publishing, or broadcasting their work on the continent. Through their work, the finalists represent the best financial journalism in Africa, reporting insightful business stories that highlight the continent’s challenges and progress in the globalised economy.

The shortlisted entrants are:

Category: Business and Companies

  • Dewald van Rensburg – amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
  • Garth Theunissen – Business Day
  • Giulietta Talevi – Financial Mail
  • Rob Rose – Financial Mail
  • Susan Comrie – amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
  • TJ Strydom – Freelance Journalist (Financial Mail; Sunday Times Business Times)

Category: Economy

  • Adele Shevel – Financial Mail
  • Claire Bisseker – Financial Mail
  • Lisa Steyn – Business Day, Financial Mail
  • Natasha Marrian – Financial Mail
  • Rob Rose – Financial Mail

Category: Financial Markets

  • Giulietta Talevi – Financial Mail
  • Lisa Steyn – Business Day, Financial Mail
  • Rob Rose – Financial Mail
  • Ryk van Niekerk – Moneyweb
  • TJ Strydom – Freelance Journalist (Financial Mail; Sunday Times Business Times)

Category: Consumer Financial Education

  • Jan Cronje – Fin24
  • Maya Fisher-French – Maya on Money
  • Ryk van Niekerk – Moneyweb

Category: The Africa Growth Story

  • Caleb Ojewale – Business Day, Nigeria
  • Kingsley Jeremiah – The Guardian, Nigeria
  • Mbongeni Mguni – Mmegi, Botswana
  • Nike Popoola – The Punch, Nigeria
  • Yusuf Akinpelu – Premium Times, Nigeria

Category: Broadcast – Audio

  • Boniface Sibomuremyi – Radio Umucyo
  • Destiny Onyemihia – Voice of Nigeria
  • Ryk van Niekerk – RSG Geldsake

Category: Broadcast – TV/Video

  • Carolyne Tomno – Kass Media Group, Kenya
  • Brenda Kerubo – The Standard Group, Kenya
  • Eve Masawi – SEE TV, Uganda
  • Ridwan Dini-Osman – CGTN Africa
  • Sasha Schwendenwein – Carte Blanche

Mr Nixon Kariithi, Chair of the Independent Judging Panel and a communications consultant, led the review of submissions. He was joined by Ms Paula Fray – Media Development Trainer; Ms Ylva Rodny-Gumede – Media Academic; Mr Ulrich Joubert – Independent Economist; and Mr Charles Naude – former Business News Editor, all based in South Africa. The internationally-based judges were Ms Angela Agoawike (Nigeria) – Media Practitioner; Mr Tom Indimuli (Kenya) – Communications Consultant; and Ms Emily Brown (Namibia) – Media Lecturer.

Established in 1974, the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism recognise exceptional financial journalism in Africa. The awards carry a total prize purse of about R500,000.

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