Financial journalism is in Ryk's blood. He has been in the industry for 20 years, and is looking forward to the next 20. Ryk has won numerous journalism awards, including several Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year category awards and the coveted Radio Journalist of the Year award in 2016. He was also acknowledged as the National Press Club’s Editor of the Year in 2013.
Ryk is also the anchor of the largest national business radio show in South Africa, RSG Geldsake, and hosts other dedicated personal finance and entrepreneurship shows. He is a well-known public speaker and facilitator, and a regular political and economic commentator on many South African television and radio platforms.
Ryk has an MBL and M.Phil in Journalism – both achieved cum laude.