In a year characterised by the sheer volume of weighty financial news stories, Ms Susan Comrie of amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism was last night named the 2016 Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year at the awards gala in Johannesburg.
Financial Mail editor, Rob Rose, is the 2015 Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year. Not only did Rose win this coveted award in 2009, but also scooped awards in the Business/Companies, Economy, and Financial Markets categories.
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism have been recognising and rewarding exceptional business journalism since 1974. The awards are the premier financial journalism awards in South Africa and have become a prestigious and hotly contested accolade.
The final date for submission of entries for the 2016 Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism is Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.
These awards are open to journalists working in any medium (print, online, radio, TV, multimedia). The categories are:
(convenor of the panel of judges), Chairman of AMB Capital Limted
retired Editor (Sake24)
Editor of The Conversation Africa.
Chairperson of Kagiso Media
CEO of Tangaza Africa Media
Head of Communications: South African Reserve Bank
Adjunct professor and director of the Wits Radio Academy