10 December 2015


    Gauteng Vodacom Journalist of the Year winners announced

    The Gauteng winners of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year awards have been announced.

    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