South Africans, Msindisi Fengu and Yandisa Monakali from The Daily Dispatch, were named overall winners of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2013 on Saturday, 12 October 2013 at the CTICC in Cape Town.
The winning story was a two-month investigation by The Daily Dispatch which investigated the atrocious conditions that thousands of pupils in the Eastern Cape have been subjected to, whilst supposedly under the care of the education system. The twelve-part series, uncovered hygiene and safety risks in school hostels as well as lifting the lid on shocking levels of corruption. Fengu and Monakali's hard work resulted in the suspension of an education department official and government pledge for R13m budget to improve the situation.
Msindisi Fengu & Yandisa Monakali, Print General News Award, South Africa
Nicola de Chaud, Culture, South Africa
Adrian de Kock, Mohamed Amin Photographic Award, South Africa
Thanduxolo Jika & Media 24 Investigations Team, Digital Platform Award, South Africa
Gifty Andoh Appiah, Television News Bulletin Award, Ghana
Axcel Micael Chenney, Francophone General News Award - Electronic Media, Mauritius
Florence Dallu, Radio General News Award, Kenya
Selma Inocência, Portuguese Language Television General News Award, Mozambique
Lázaro Mabunda, Portuguese Language Print General News Award, Mozambique
Tolu Ogunlesi, The Coca-Cola Company Economics & Business, Nigeria
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, Environment Award, Nigeria
Brenda Okoth, MSD Health & Medical Award, Kenya
Nassima Oulebsir, Francophone General News Award - Print, Algeria
Passant Rabie, Sport Award, Egypt
Roseline Wangui & Wambui Kurema, Television Features Award
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