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Nominees Announced for the Inaugural Whistleblowers Awards in Diverse Categories

Updated: Oct 21, 2023

MEDIA STATEMENT _____________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE INAUGURAL WHISTLEBLOWERS AWARDS IN DIVERSE CATEGORIES



Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, 20 October 2023 – In a celebration of courage, integrity, and ethical citizenship, we are pleased to announce the nominees for the highly anticipated Whistleblowers Awards. These awards recognise individuals and organisations who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to exposing corruption and wrongdoing.

The nominees in each category have been carefully selected for their unwavering dedication to making our world a better place. We eagerly await the final announcements, which will take place in the coming week.

Category 1 - Individual Whistleblower Excellence Award

  1. HOLELO, Tiro

  2. MASEKO, Themba

  3. MASHELE, Patricia

  4. MOTHEPU, Mosilo

  5. NGOYE, Martha

  6. STIMPEL, Cynthia

  7. VAN LOGGERENBERG, Johann

  8. WILLIAMS, Athol


Category 2 - Civil Society Champion

  1. Active Citizens Movement

  2. CASAC

  3. Corruption Watch

  4. OUTA

  5. Whistleblower House


Category 3 - Investigative Journalism Excellence (Individual)

  1. Arde, Greg (amaBhungane)

  2. Comrie, SUSAN (amaBhungane)

  3. Cowan, KYLE (News24)

  4. Damons, MARECIA (GroundUp)

  5. du Toit, PIETER (News24)

  6. Jika, THANDUXOLO (Sunday Times)

  7. Masondo, SIPHO (News24)

  8. Skiti, SABELO (Sunday Times)

  9. Sole, SAM (amaBhungane)

  10. Steyn, DANIEL (GroundUp)

  11. van Wyk, PAULI (Scorpio)

  12. Wicks, JEFF (News24)


Category 4 - Investigative Journalism Excellence (Media House)

  1. Amabhungane

  2. GroundUp

  3. MNet’sCarteblanche

  4. News24

  5. Scorpio

  6. Sunday Times


Category 5 – Sherpa Award

  1. PPLAAF

  2. CORRUPTION WATCH

  3. WHISTLEBLOWER HOUSE

  4. Ben Theron

  5. Cynthia Stimpel

  6. John Clarke


Category 6 – Fallen Heroes of Integrity 1. Babita Deokaran

2. Jimmy Mohlala

3. Marumo Phenya Furthermore, it is with great pleasure that we announce the recipient of the 2023 Public Interest SA Chair's Special Award for Social Justice: Professor Thuli Madonsela. We are honoured to recognise her outstanding contributions to the field of social justice.

These nominees represent the diverse backgrounds and experiences that define our vibrant society. Their actions have brought to light issues that demand our attention and commitment to social justice.

The Whistleblowers Awards are a testament to the power of individuals and institutions who embody ethical citizenship and the unwavering pursuit of justice. We thank all the nominees for their extraordinary contributions to our society.

The final award recipients will be announced at a prestigious ceremony on October 26 at a gala dinner to be addressed by retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke.

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For confidential whistleblowing, send detailed information to whistleblowing@publicinterest.org.za

ISSUED BY: TEBOGO KHAAS for the public @propublicasa


For further information and inquiries, please contact: Nthabiseng Ntsondwa Media Liaison & Communications 010 0055884 – nthabiseng@publicinterest.org.za | https://www.whistleblowersawards.com

NB: THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN UPDATED SINCE THE ORIGINAL ONE ISSUED ON 20/10/2023 TO INCLUDE SPONSORS AND AWARDS' LOGOS AS WELL AS CORRECT SOME MINOR TYPOS.


The 2023 Whistleblowers Awards are proudly brought to you by Eskom, City Press and eNCA.



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