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Winners announced in Johannesburg

The winners of the fifth CNN African Journalist of the Year Competition were announced at a gala Awards Ceremony held in Johannesburg on Thursday March 23rd. The event is held in partnership with the SABC and sponsored by a number of leading Pan-African companies, including South African Airways and The Westcliff Hotel. The competition received a record 1158 entries from 21 African nations.

JACQUES PAUW, SABC & ADIL BRADLOW
Freelance assigned by SABC
South Africa CNN African
Journalist of the Year
WANJA NJUGUNA-GITHINJI
Nation Media Group
Kenya CNN African
Journalist of the Year
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Pictured after the awards ceremony in Johannesburg, March 2000, Chris Cramer, President CNN Networks/International (2nd right), Joel Kibazo, chairman of the judging panel (left) and joint CNN African Journalist of the Year, Jacques Pauw (2nd left) & Adil Bradlow (right) and Wanja Njuguna-Githinji (centre)  


Winners in the individual categories were:


Environment: Adewale Adeoye, Sunday Punch, Nigeria. Pastoral Fulani
Health/Medical: Ingrid Martens, SABC, South Africa. Virgin Testing
Sport: Olukayode Abimbola Thomas, The Comet, Nigeria. Kanu Nwankwo - A prodigy on the pitch
Business: Jabulani Sikhakhane, Financial Mail, South Africa. Scramble for Africa
General News - Print. 1st Prize: Wanja Njuguna-Githinji, Nation Media Group, Kenya. Union made in Hell
General News - Print. 2nd Prize: Charlene Smith, Mail and Guardian, South Africa. Rape victims are not statistics
General News - TV. 1st Prize: Jacques Pauw, SABC & Adil Bradlow, Freelance assigned by SABC, South Africa. Children of War
General News - TV. Joint 2nd Prize: Shenid Bhayroo, SABC, South Africa. The Lusaka Connection
General News - TV. Joint 2nd Prize: Sophia Phirippides, For Carte Blanche M-Net,South Africa. Foundation for Tolerance Education
General News - Radio. 1st Prize: Mia Malan, SABC, South Africa. The Human Face of Aids
Free Press-Africa Award: Sorious Samura, Digicom Media Services, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Rushes
Free Press-Africa Award: Brian Hungwe, Zimbabwe Independent, Zimbabwe. DRC War Casualties Shock
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