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Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) 2022 lsu Elihle Awards

Journalists are encouraged to submit their unique story ideas to the MMA for the 2022 ISU Elihle Awards. For further information, see below.

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) 2022 lsu Elihle Awards for African Journalists.

“Isu Elihle” is an isiZulu phrase and could be translated into English as a beautiful, great or simply a neat solution. The Isu Elihle Awards were launched in 2016 by MMA with the support of Save the Children

International, the Swedish International Development Agency and Media Network on Child Rights Development (MNCRD) based in Zambia.

These Awards aim to encourage journalist to highlight issues that are faced by children in the continent. Journalist from more than twenty countries have applied in the previous years and diverse issues about children have been raised. This shows that these awards have gained a lot of traction within the continent.


MMA’s awards seek to give children a voice and highlight the status of children in our continent. Journalists are encouraged to submit their story ideas and these can be targeted at any mainstream news medium such as TV, Radio or Online. The top six story ideas will then be selected during an online Awards ceremony in June.

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  • Journalists behind these ideas will each receive guaranteed financial support of ZAR 10 000.
  • MMA will also offer support to the finalists to develop their concepts.
  • The final stories will be ranked and the final cash prizes will be awarded.


Winner Categories Approximate Cash prize *
Overall winner R25 000
First runner up R15 000
Second runner up R10 000
Mandy Rossouw Category Between R10 000 and R25 000

Isu Elihle Awards Timeline 2022

Activity Dates Duration
Story idea submission 1 April  – 13 May 6 Weeks
1st round adjudication 16 May – 16 June 4 Weeks
Finalists announcement 16 June – 6 August 3 Weeks
Finalists produce and publish stories 19 August  – 20 October 8 Weeks
Announce final winners November

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) 2022 lsu Elihle Awards

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