Awards

Paul McNally, MTN Radio Awards 2015

Paul McNally, MTN Radio Awards 2015

Carolyn Raphaely and Thuli Madonsela, Webber Wentzel Awards, 2015

Carolyn Raphaely and Thuli Madonsela, Webber Wentzel Awards, 2015

Ruth Hopkins, Webber Wentzel Awards, 2014

Ruth Hopkins, Webber Wentzel Awards, 2014

2016

Ruth Hopkins is one of 5 international journalists awarded an Honorable Mention during the selection process of the Inaugural Anthony Lewis Prize which is awarded "to acknowledge journalists from around the world who have contributed to increased awareness and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law."

2015

Paul McNally, MTN Radio Awards, 3 awards: News and Actuality Presenter (community and campus radio), Best News and Actuality Show (The Science Inside), and Best Radio Documentary for his story Farouk Meyer and Oscar Pistorius.

WJP awarded gold at the Making All Voices Count Global Innovation Competition, for the Citizen Justice Network project.

Carolyn Raphaely, Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year 2015 runner-up for her article, “11-year battle to prove innocence takes its toll”, which was entered into the print category.

2014

Carolyn Raphaely, Standard Bank Sikuvile Award 2014 runner-up for her story Paraplegics Hellish Ordeal in Prison

Ruth Hopkins, Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Award for her two articles – Presumed innocent, rotting in jailand Seven years stuck in jail

2013

The WJP was awarded Wits University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Citizenship Team Award in October 2013.

Paul McNally won the Webber Wentzel award for Legal Journalist of the Year (Radio) for his story Drug withdrawal in remand detention, which aired on Thetha FM (100.6)

2012

Ruth Hopkins, Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year (Print) for:
Sister probe TB scourge in prison,
SA prisons: hotbed for spread of TB inside and outside,
Incarcerated since 2007 – but trial hasn’t progressed, and
Who is watching the lawyers?
Carolyn Raphaely, Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year, runner-up (Print) for:
Raped inmate sues prison service,
Beaten and shot… life in our prisons, and
How can we escape prison overcrowding?

2011

Carolyn Raphaely, Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year (Print) for:
Justice should be bling, but the police should not be,
In the belly of the beast,
Who killed Leon Booysens, and
Toxic meltdown at forensics labs