Nat Nakasa Journalism Award: Celebrating Courageous Journalism
Nat Nakasa was a prominent South African journalist and writer who died in exile in 1965. The annual Nat Nakasa award is awarded for courageous and brave journalism. The award recognises any media practitioner – journalist, editor, manager or owner who has:
- Shown integrity and reported fearlessly;
- Displayed a commitment to serve the people of South Africa;
- Tenaciously striven to maintain a publication or other medium despite insurmountable obstacles;
- Resisted any censorship; and
- Shown courage in making information available to the SA public.
The winner is selected by a jury on the basis of nominations submitted by the public.
Nominations for 2019 will open on 1 February 2019.
The award ceremony is held annually at a gala dinner in June.