Financial Mail editor, Mr Rob Rose won the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year award. Rose impressed judges with his compelling narrative style, and his remarkable ability to see through the fog of corporate miscreants and illuminate the objective facts.
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.
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism is awarded for excellent achievement in financial reporting. It was established by Sanlam in 1974 to recognise the best financial journalism in South Africa, and since 2013 the scope was broadened to acknowledge the best financial journalism in the rest of the African continent. The awards recognise achievement in print, radio, TV and online reporting.
Prizes are awarded in the following categories: (1) The Category Awards, and (2) The Special Awards. The category awards recognise the best financial journalism covering the following topics:
The Special Awards categories are:
These winners are selected through a nomination and debate process.
These awards are open to journalists working in any medium (print, online, radio, TV, multimedia). The categories are:
retired Editor (Sake24)
Editor of The Conversation Africa.
Chairperson of Kagiso Media
CEO of Tangaza Africa Media
Adjunct professor and director of the Wits Radio Academy
Professor at the School of Communication (UJ)
Founder of Nascence Research Insights