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List of journalists shortlisted for 2023-2024 Sanlam Group financial journalism awards

Sanlam and Santam, the joint sponsors of the Sanlam Group Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, has announced the shortlisted entries for the 2023 awards.

A total of 170 entries from 13 countries on the African continent were received for the 2023 competition, the highest number yet in the competition’s 49-year history.

Nixon Kariithi, chair of the independent judging panel, said: “The quality of entries remains high. It has been most encouraging to see both the high number of entries as well as the complex and topical stories spotlighted by financial journalists across the African continent.”

The 2023 Sanlam Group Financial Journalist of the Year and category winners will be announced at a gala event in Johannesburg on 25 July 2024.

The shortlisted journalists are:

Category: Business and Companies
Dewald van Rensburg, Micah Reddy and Sam Sole amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, South Africa
Ann Crotty Financial Mail, South Africa
Daniel Okujwa Foundation for Investigative Journalism, Nigeria
Dominic Omondi Daily Nation, Kenya
Kingsley Jeremiah The Guardian, Nigeria
Rob Rose Financial Mail, South Africa
Susan Comrie amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, South Africa
Category: Economy
Claire Bisseker Financial Mail, South Affrica
Kitso Dickson Business Weekly & Review, Botswana
Lisa Steyn News24, South Africa
Odimegwu Onwumere The Nigerian Voice, Nigeria
Paul Murungi Daily Monitor and CEO East Africa Magazine, Uganda
Rob Rose Financial Mail, South Africa
Ryk van Niekerk Moneyweb, RSG Geldsake, South Africa
Category: Financial Markets
Bernard Busuulwa The EastAfrican, Uganda
Jaco Visser Financial Mail, South Africa
Kabelo Khumalo Business Day, South Africa
Lisa Steyn News24, South Africa
Otiato Guguyu Daily Nation, Kenya
Patrick Alushula Nation Media Group, Kenya
Rob Rose Financial Mail, South Africa
Ruan Jooste Personal Finance, South Africa
Category: Consumer Financial Education
Ephraim Modise TechCabal, Pan African
Maya Fisher-French CityPress, Maya on Money, South Africa
Neesa Moodley Daily Maverick, South Africa
Nike Popoola Punch Newspaper, Nigeria
Paul Busharizi New Vision, Uganda
Ryk van Niekerk Moneyweb, RSG Geldsake, South Africa
The Devi Show eTV, South Africa
Category: African Growth Story
Caleb Ojewale Business Day, Nigeria
Garth Theunissen Business Day and News24 Business, South Africa
Joseph Olaoluwa TechCabal, Pan African
Kingsley Jeremiah The Guardian, Nigeria
Mahamadi Sebogo Sidwaya, Burkina Faso
Nicole Pillay Forbes Africa, Pan African
Paul Murungi Daily Monitor and CEO East Africa Magazine, Uganda
Category: ESG: Business and the Environment
Ann Crotty Financial Mail, South Africa
Giulietta Talevi Financial Mail, South Africa
Jaco Visser Financial Mail, South Africa
Justice Nwafor Nigerian Tribune, Nigeria
Paul Murungi Daily Monitor and CEO East Africa Magazine, Uganda
Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman EIB Network, Ghana
Ryk van Niekerk Moneyweb, RSG Geldsake, South Africa
Category: ESG: Business and Society
Ann Crotty Financial Mail, South Africa
George Kwaning TV3 Ghana, Ghana
Kabelo Khumalo Business Day, South Africa
Kingsley Jeremiah The Guardian, Nigeria
Odimegwu Onwumere The Nigerian Voice, Nigeria
Oluwatomisin Amokeoja Forbes Africa, Pan African
Rob Rose Financial Mail, South Africa
Ryk van Niekerk Moneyweb, RSG Geldsake, South Africa
Category: Broadcast: Audio/Radio
Destiny Onyemihia Voice of Nigeria, Nigeria
Maya Fisher-French CityPress, Maya on Money, South Africa
Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman EIB Network, Ghana
Ruan Jooste Personal Finance, South Africa
Ryk van Niekerk Moneyweb, RSG Geldsake, South Africa
Category: TV/Video
George Kwaning TV3 Ghana, Ghana
Nothando Magudulela SABC News, South Africa
Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman EIB Network, Ghana

Established in 1974, the awards recognise outstanding financial journalists in print, online, radio and television media who are based in Africa, working in an African news organisation and publishing, or broadcasting their work on the continent.

The work of the finalists represents the best financial journalism in Africa, reporting on the continent’s challenges and progress in business, economic development and ESG: Business and Environment and ESG: Business and Society. The awards carry a total cash prize of over R700, 000.

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