Nominations Open for Taco Kuiper Award!

Deadline: 2 February 2018

Wits Journalism is seeking nominations for its Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism that recognise outstanding examples of journalism, that reveal untold stories, hold the powerful to account and question those in public life.

The Award recognises the best exemplar of investigative reporting in South African in the previous calendar year.  The Award can be made to a journalist or team of journalists. It can be for a single story or a series of up to six stories published or broadcast in the previous year.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges who have the discretion to set and use criteria they consider to be appropriate and reasonable.

Prize Information

The top prize is R200 000 and the runner-up wins R100 000


  • No publication or broadcaster can submit more than three entries from their staff.
  • No individual journalist may be part of more than two entries.
  • Any individual or organisation may make a nomination.

Eligibility Criteria

The Award is open to journalists and broadcasters (which includes online and photography) for stories about South Africa.

How to Apply

Entries must be submitted either via postal or email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: South Africa

For more information, please visit Taco Kuiper Award.

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