Taco Kuiper Award Winners 2006:
First Prize: R200 000
Beeld and Die Burger journalists Adriaan Basson and Carien du Plessis
Winning story: A series of investigations into corruption at the
Department of Correctional Services. The series implicated former
prisons Chief Linda Mti in fraudulent transactions involving R1.8m. The
reports led to MtiÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s resignation and the subsequent launch of
investigations by the Public Service Commission.
Second Prize: R100 000
This award for runner-up was shared by Mail & Guardian
and Sunday Tribune journalists. The prize was due to be shared R50 000
each but the Valley Trust decided at the April 26 awarding ceremony to award the joint winners R100 000 each.
Mail & Guardian Team: Zukile Majova, Stephen Patrick ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Sole, Nicholas Dawes and Stefaans Brummer.
Winning Story: A series titled ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œA murder most foulÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. It explored the
relationship between national police commissioner Jackie Selebi,
murdered businessman Brett Kebble and the man accused of his murder,
alleged crime boss Glenn Agglioti. Read stories here:
Sunday Tribune pair: Fred Kockott and Sibusiso Ngalwa
Winning Story: A series named ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œNgunigateÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. The series exposed KZN abuse
of the national Nguni cattle herd and the Ithala Finance Development
Corporation. This investigation prompted the Standing Commission on
Public accounts to ask the MEC of agriculture to investigate the
misappropriation of fund in the department. Read the stories here:
The judging process: