Two Moneyweb journalists scooped three category awards at the prestigious Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism. Moneyweb founder Alec Hogg also received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Moneyweb’s financial services correspondent Jeanette Clark won in the categories of Personal Finance and Infrastructure Development.
Malcolm Rees was honoured in the category for the Economy and Industry for his in-depth reporting on developments in the unsecured lending market. He was the co-winner with Business Report veteran Ann Crotty.
Julius Cobbett was also a finalist in the category for Personal Finance for his reporting on the Herman Pretorius saga.
Hogg was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering work to establish business radio in South Africa. He established the first business radio show in South Africa in 1997 on SAFM – an innovation that has been widely imitated.
The overall title went to Jan de Lange of Sake24 for his in-depth reporting on the Marikana massacre.
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards is one of the premier competitions recognising the quality of financial journalism in the country. The competition has been running since 1974.
The winners are:
Overall Winner: Jan de Lange, Sake24
Lifetime Achievement Award: Alec Hogg
Newcomer of the Year: Moyagabo Maake, Business Times
The category winners are:
· Malcolm Rees, Moneyweb and Ann Crotty, Business Report – Economy and Industry (daily newspapers and online media);
· Claire Bisseker, Financial Mail – Economy and Industry (magazines and weekly newspapers) and Infrastructure Development (magazines and weekly newspapers);
· Jeanette Clark, Moneyweb – Personal Finance (daily newspapers and online media);
· Jeanette Clark, Moneyweb – Infrastructure Development (daily newspapers and online media);
· Francois Williams, Sake24 – Green Economy (daily newspapers and online media);
· Kate Barry, Carte Blanche – Audiovisual media;
· Rob Rose, Business Times – Markets and Companies (magazines and weekly newspapers); and
· Stafford Thomas, Financial Mail – Green Economy (magazines and weekly newspapers).