12 October 2015


    WP Vodacom Journalist of the Year winners

    Western regional winners make their mark in the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards.

    Celebrating journalistic excellence, the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards honour South Africa's top reporters.

    This year, 832 entries were received in the 12 categories: CSI/Sustainability, Editor’s Choice, Financial/Economic, Online, Photography, Print Feature, Print News, Radio Feature, Radio News, Sport, Television Feature, and Television News. There were 168 entries from the Western Province.

    Each of the regional winners took home R5 000 and will travel to Johannesburg for the national finals in November. The regional winners for the Western Province were announced on 9 October, 2015.

    'We’d like to congratulate all the winners in the Western 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,' said Makanjee.

    Western Province winners

    2015 CSI/Sustainability winner

    Aletta Gardner. Eyewitness News, Redefining the Boer and Rock Climbers Boost Cederberg Kids (Body of Work)

    2015 Financial/Economic winner

    Claire Bisseker. Financial Mail, SA’s Friday the 13th

    2015 Online winner

    Kim Harrisberg. Code4SA for News24, Living on the edge

    The Judges commended Thomas Holder of EWN for his body of work

    2015 Photography winner

    Cindy Waxa. Cape Argus, Marikana and Lwandle Evictions (Body of Work)

    2015 Print Feature winner

    Maygene Prins. Die Burger, A Man Called Violence (Body of Work)

    2015 Print News winner

    Jana Breytenbach. Die Burger, Zephany Nurse’s Story

    The Judges commended Carlo Petersen of Cape Times for his body of work, especially his report on Rhodes Lifted Away.

    2015 Radio Feature winner

    Sisanda Nkoala. SABC Radio News. Report on Missing Children and Rhodes Must Fall (Body of Work)

    2015 Radio News winners

    Rahima Essop and Gaye Davis. EWN, A Sad Day for Democracy

    2015 Sport winner

    Angus Powers. The Red Bulletin, Outstanding Craftsmanship And Use of Language in Telling Stories (Body of Work) 

    2015 Television Feature winner

    Annika Larsen. eNCA, Right to Die

    2015 Television News winner

    Philip Owira. eNCA, Rhodes Must Fall

    2015Editor’s Choice winner

    Francesca Villette of the Cape Times