St Francis Chronicle’s Editor a finalist in community newspaper awards

St Francis Chronicle’s Editor, Bev Mortimer, was one of the finalists for the annual MDDA-Sanlam awards held at the award ceremony in Gauteng last night.

The awards, considered ‘the Oscars of South Africa’s community media’, recognise and celebrate excellence in journalists’ writing and radio broadcasters’ vocal skills, in local community newspapers and radio stations.  This year there were more than 600 entrants from throughout South Africa.

The awards were held on 24 May 2013, at Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg.  Media Development and Diversity CEO,  Lumko Mtimde, said: “We hope that these Awards will continue to demonstrate our commitment to recognising and celebrating excellence in the local media sector. Well done to all entrants and congratulations to the finalists.”

Sanlam Group Head of Communications, Ainsley Moos, lauded the entrants for participating. “We wish to thank all the participants who have taken their time to enter for the Awards. It is from their participation that there can be robust competition and recognition of the best.   We wish to congratulate the finalists.”

 Bev only entered the Business writing category, Personal Finance, and was one of the top three finalists for this category. The other two finalists were: Clement Deane (Table Talk) and Yaseen Gaffar (Middelburg Observer). Clement was announced as the overall winner in this category. 

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