12 February 2014
The Awards 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. The awards serve as part of ensuring a link, coordination and synchronisation between formal structures of SADC governments, civil society, academia, labour and the media.
In pursuit of the promotion of regional integration and cooperation (cross-border issues), the awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television, radio as well as to encourage media practitioners in member states to cover issues pertaining to the region.
The competition also consists of the Water Media Awards which are aimed at recognising stories that promote Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the SADC region. The competition has four categories in print, photojournalism, television and radio.
The competition is administered by the National Adjudicating Committee (NAC) which is responsible for adjudicating in member states for submission to the Regional Adjudication Committee (RAC). The NAC is represented by media practitioners, journalists of different media houses as well as government officials.
The closing date is 31 March 2014.
Entries need to be posted or delivered to MDDA or GCIS offices marked:
SADC Media Awards Entry or SADC Media Awards Entry
MDDA - 4th Floor GCIS
31 Princess of Wales Terrance 1035 Francis Baard Street
Parktown, Johannesburg Hatfield, Pretoria
For enquiries, please contact:
Ms Nomonde Gongxeka (NAC Chairperson)
Cell: 011 714 4588
Ms Bongiwe Gambu (GCIS)
Cell: 082 714 9463
Issued by: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)