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SA SPORTS MEDIA HONOURED DURING 37th ANNUAL SAB SPORTS MEDIA AWARDS

Johannesburg, 24 November 2017. The South African Breweries (SAB) announced the winners in its 37th Annual SAB Sports Media Awards last night, Thursday, 23rd November 2017.

 

“At SAB we believe that sport plays a powerful rule in empowering individuals and bringing positive change to communities. We are committed through our company strategy to improving lives. 

 

“Equally important is appreciating the work that goes into reporting and analysing sporting news. It is through our sporting media that we are able to gain more insight into each game and the world of sport. We appreciate the light they shine on these events and issues and it is important that they are recognised for excellence in this sphere,” says Robyn Chalmers, Director Communications, SAB and AB InBev Africa.

 

An expert independent judging panel selects the winners within each of the 17 categories. 

 

The sub-category winners each received cash prizes of R15,000 while each Newcomer of the Year receives R5,000 and the inaugural Journalists’ Journalist of the Year receives a cheque for R10,000.

 

Winners of the SAB Sports Media Awards for 2017 are:

DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDS

  • Converged Media: Trent Key of MoonSport
  • Audio Media: Nkululeko Nkewu of Soccer Laduma Radio
  • Video Media, as well as Newcomer of the Year: Kenanao Ngqula of SuperSport
  • Written Media: Johan Coetzee of SuperSport.com

AUDIO MEDIA AWARDS

  • Sports Commentator of the Year: Rienier Swart of Motsweding FM, SABC
  • Sports News Reporter of the Year: Jody Hendricks of Radio Sonder Grense (RSG)
  • Sports Producer of the Year, as well as Sports Presenter of the Year: Ettienne Ludick of Radio Sonder Grense (RSG)
  • Newcomer of the Year: Nkululeko Nkewu of Soccer Laduma Radio / IONO FM

WRITTEN MEDIA AWARDS

  • Sports Feature Writer of the Year: Marizanne Kok of Rapport
  • Sports Columnist of the Year: Simnikiwe Xabanisa of City Press
  • Sports News Reporter of the Year: David Isaacson of Tiso Blackstar Group (formerly known as Times Media Group)
  • Newcomer of the Year: Tinus van Staden of Beeld

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

  • Sports Photographer of the Year: Christiaan Kotze of South African Picture Agency (SASPA)
  • Action Shot of the Year: Ettienne van Rensburg of MooiVaal Media
  • Hall of Fame: Mark Gleeson, freelance
  • Newcomer of the Year: Velile Mbuli of SABC

VIDEO MEDIA AWARDS

  • Sports Commentator of the Year: Kevan Evans of SuperSport
  • Sports News Reporter of the Year: Junia Stainbank of eNCA
  • Sports Producer of the Year: Hendrina Grove of SuperSport
  • Sports Presenter of the Year: Vaylen Kirtley of Morning Live, SABC
  • Newcomer of the Year: Kenanao Ngqula of SuperSport

Judging panel:

Convenor: John Perlman:

 

In the Video Media Category:

  • Sias du Plessis
  • Dinesh Gangaram
  • Scott Seward
  • Keletso Totlhanyo

 

In the Audio Media Category:

  • Beverly Maphangwa
  • Zama Masondo
  • James Shikwambana
  • Thabiso Tema 

 

In the Photography Category:

  • Robin Comley
  • Dudu Mathebula
  • Sandile Ndlovu

 

In Written Media:

  • Gerhard Burger
  • Bokkie Gerber
  • Matshelane Mamabolo
  • Sibusiso Mijkeliso
  • Gert van der Westhuizen

 

And in Digital Media:

  • Simon Borchardt
  • Eddie Martinuzzi
  • Cindy Poluta

 

ENDS

                                                                                                                       

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