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South African media invited to enter the 2019 SADC Media Awards competition

09 January 2019

9 January 2019

The South African media are invited to submit their entries for the 2019 SADC Media Awards competition.

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. 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.

To promote 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.

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

Entry Form-

Rules -

Entries need to be posted or delivered to MDDA or GCIS offices 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      

For enquiries, please contact:

Mr Ayanda Hollow
Cell: +27 61 488 0634

Ms. Mmemme Mogotsi
Cell: +27 72 856 4288

Issued by: Government Communications (GCIS)

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