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M&G wins with innovation at Sikuvile awards

The Sikuvile awards recognises the highest standard in journalistic experience. The Mail & Guardian team were announced as finalists in seven of the awards' categories and took the honours for one of them, as well as a commendation.

The M&G Online, along with production editor for the tablet editions Ines Schumacher, won the multi-platform award for a collaborative series on Zuma.

The M&G's Verashni Pillay and Rhodé Marshall also received a commendation in the multimedia category for the M&G Live Hangouts.

"We're ecstatic about winning an award that we feel means the most, because it's the award that looks to the future of journalism in South Africa, where news isn't dependent on any particular medium, but is a commodity to be consumed on the platform of the reader's choice.

"It's a truly converged award because it doesn't belong to just one journalist but a whole team, which is the foundation of digital journalism," said M&G Online editor Chris Roper. 

The winners in the categories were:

Hard news: Mkhululi Ndamase, Shaanaz de Jager, Karen van Rooyen and Graeme Hosken, St Francis inferno, The Herald

Columns/Editorial: Carol Paton for a series of columns: What has changed from Polokwane to Mangaung, Real economy not a part of ANC's closed circuit debate, NUM needs to be ruthless about money and politics, Business Day

Enterprise news: Thabiso Thakali, Waterless on road to Mangaung, Saturday Star

Feature writing: Lucas Ledwaba for Marikana: The aftermath, City Press

Investigative journalism: Adriaan Basson and Paddy Harper for Nkandlagate, City Press

Editorial cartoons: Brendon Reynolds for Dignity RestoredBusiness Day

Graphic journalism: Jaco Grobbelaar for HMS Titanic, Graphics24

Popular journalism: Glacier Nkhwashu, Daily Sun

 

News photographs: Alon Skuy for Marikana Massacre , the Times

Sport photographs: Deaan Vivier for Springbok Rugby, Foto24

Feature photographs: Felix Dlangamandla for Mourning, Beeld

 

Presentation (layout and design): John-Grant Munro, Die Burger

Multi-platform: Verashni Pillay on behalf of M&G online and Ines Schumacher for Zuma series

Multimedia: Liezel Els, Pippie Kruger, Beeld

 

SA story of the year: The Tragedy of Marikana, City Press

Rising star of the year: Kristen van Schie from the Star

Newspaper journalist of the year: Adriaan Basson and Paddy Harper for Nkandlagate, City Press

​Allan Kirkland Soga Lifetime Achiever Award: Alf Kumalo

Joel Mervis award for layout, typography and pictures: City Press 

Editor of the year: Ferial Haffajee, City Press

Print Media Fellowship Award: Caxton's Piet Greyling and Gordon Utian

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