Media Advisory

03 December 2019

Launch of the 2020 SADC Media Awards Competition

The South African media are invited to submit their entries for the 2020 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 from the and websites.

The forms and the 2020 competition rules can be found on the links below:


Competition rules:

Entries need to be posted or delivered to MDDA or any GCIS office nationwide marked:

MDDA-1st Floor
5st Dacids Place
Parktown, Johannesburg


Government Communications
1035 Francis Baard Street
Hartfield, Pretoria

All entries must be submitted not later than 28 February 2020.

For enquiries, please contact:

Mr Ayanda Hollow Cell: +27 61 488 0634

Ms. Mmemme Mogotsi Cell: +27 72 856 4288

Issued by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)



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