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Regional winners for the Gauteng Province were announced on 14 October at a function at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, Melrose Arch, in Johannesburg.
Each of the regional winners took home R5 000 and will travel to Johannesburg for the national finals in November.
Maya Makanjee, Chief Officer for Corporate Affairs at Vodacom Group, said: 'We’d like to congratulate all the winners in the Central region for thought-provoking and excellent journalism. We look forward to meeting you at the national finals, where we will be celebrating excellence in journalism in South Africa.'
The winners of the 2015 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Regional Awards for the Gauteng Province are:
2015 CSI/Sustainability winners
Phillip de Wet, Sipho Kings, Sarah Wild, Rapula Moatshe. Mail & Guardian, SA’s Great Thirst Has Begun
2015 Financial/Economic winners
Lionel Faull, Vinayak Bhardwaj, Matuma Letsoalo, Sam Sole, and Stefaans Brummer. Mail & Guardian, Transnet Tender Boss’ R50-bn
2015 Online winners
Laura Lopez Gonzalez. Health-e News, Thousands Face Disability
Sebabatso Mosamo. Mail & Guardian Multimedia, Still No Furniture at Eastern Cape Schools
2015 Photography winner
James Oatway. Sunday Times, The Killing of Emmanuel Sithole
2015 Print Feature winner
Marida Fitzpatrick. Beeld. Series of Interviews, particularly with Jani Allan and Willem Boshoff (Body of Work)
The Judges commended Mia Malan of Mail & Guardian for her body of work, especially for her reporting on medical matters
2015 Print News winner
Beauregard Tromp. Sunday Times, The Killing of Emmanuel Sithole
The Judges commended Marida Fitzpatrick of Beeld for her body of work, especially her reporting on the Oscar Pistorius verdict
2015 Radio Feature winner
Noma Bolani. AM Live, SABC Radio News. The Murder of Toddler Taegrin Morris
2015 Radio News winner
Vumani Mkhize. EWN, Bafana Bafana Captain Murdered
2015 Sport winner
Sameer Naik. Saturday Star, The Highs and Lows of SA Sport (Body of Work)
2015 Television Feature winner
Joy Summers. Carte Blanche, Bobroff’s Fall From Grace
The Judges commended Sophia Phirippides of Modern Times for her body of work, especially her reporting on Finding Leigh
2015 Television News winners
Malungelo Booi, Jacques Broodryk, Linge Ndabambi, and Joel Matlala. eNews Channel Africa. The Killing of Josias Sithole
2015 Editor’s Choice winner
Yusuf Omar of eNCA