I'm a multi-award-winning photojournalist based in Cape Town, South Africa.

My work has taken me to some of the most remote parts of Africa telling compelling stories of innovation, environmental conservation as well as technology.

I've written stories about esports, rats that can sniff out land mines and one time was locked in an industrialized freezer to see if a  jacket was warm.

I've worked for Business Insider South Africa as well as Forbes Africa Magazine, both franchises of the international brands. 

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2020

DJI Skypixel 5th Anniversary Aerial Photo and Video Contest winner - Best Aerial Story (5th Anniversary Prize)

2019

SANParks Kudu Award - Environmental Media Award for Best Online Journalist

Africa Photo Awards Honourable Mention

2018

Vodacom National Winner Feature/Lifestyle Category

"The lifestyle/feature category is a broad one that includes news features, profiles and lifestyle articles that go beyond reporting, but introduce elements of innovative writing, without impacting on the story’s veracity. The judges seek to reward eloquent turns of phrase, descriptive writing, and the ability to bring subjects to life. In a category that was highly contested in all regions, the judges had their work cut out. The winning entry showed the writer’s exceptional skills, research, planning and eye for imagery and was judged on a body of work for two stories – Female Gamers the new sports stars and The Disruptors: Generation 2030 – published in depth in Forbes Women Africa.Discovery Mental Health Journalism Awards Features Category"

2017

SAB Environmental Awards Winner - Photography

SANParks Kudu Award - Environmental Media Award, Best Journalist of the Year

Mzansi’s 100 of 2017: Influencer, Jay Caboz

2016

CNN Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Award -- Category: GE Energy & Infrastructure

40 Years of Mozambique - The Dead Port that Rose Again

“A beautifully written story about the main port in Mozambique that had all but died – being brought back to life 40 years later. The writer weaves into the story the lines and events that took place in Mozambique over that period to bring us to where we are today, a vibrant port. It is indeed a great story straight out of Africa.” - Judge citation

SAB Environmental Media Awards - Merit Award Winner for 'Written Media'

2015

Standard Bank Sikuvile Young Journalist of the Year

Zimeo Awards


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Jay Caboz completed an Honours in Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand (2009) and Journalism (2012).He is a  graduate of Photojournalism at the Market Photo Workshop and  was selected in collaboration with Christine Frisinghelli of Camera Austria Graz and the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg as the second photographer in residence of the Salzburg Summer Academy

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