Nat Nakasa was a prominent South African journalist and writer who died in exile in 1965. The annual Nat Nakasa award is awarded for courageous and brave journalism. The award recognises any media practitioner – journalist, editor, manager or owner who has:

Shown integrity and reported fearlessly;

Displayed a commitment to serve the people of South Africa;

Tenaciously striven to maintain a publication or other medium despite insurmountable obstacles;

Resisted any censorship; and

Shown courage in making information available to the SA public.

The winner is selected by a jury on the basis of nominations submitted by the public.

Please send your nominations and motivations to The closing date for nominations is 31 May 2019.

The award ceremony will be held at a gala dinner on Saturday 22 June 2019.

Click here for a list of previous winners and more information about Nat Nakasa.