Media urged to enter SADC media awards competition

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

South African media have been invited to submit entries for the 2019 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition.

The awards are aimed at recognising excellence in journalism in print, photo, television and radio, as well as to encourage media practitioners in member States to cover issues pertaining to the region.

They were established following a decision by the Council of Ministers in 1996 to establish a sector that deals with matters relating to, amongst others, information, culture and sport.

These awards serve as part of ensuring a link, coordination and synchronisation between formal structures of SADC governments, civil society, academia, labour and the media.

Journalists who wish to enter the competition can access more information about the competition, including competition rules, from the link below: 

Entry form:


Entries need to be posted or delivered to Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) or Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) marked:

SADC Media Awards Entry                 or                  SADC Media Awards Entry

MDDA – 1ST Floor                                                     Government Communications

5 St Davids Place                                                       1035 Francis Baard Street

Parktown, Johannesburg                                          Hatfield, Pretoria

2193                                                                             0028      

All entries must be submitted to the National Adjudication Committee not later than 28 February 2019. –