Bruce Whifield accepting the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year.
Bruce Whitfield, who contributes to Finweek
, was named the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year. He is only the second journalist in the 34-year history of the competition to win the title in consecutive years. The late Deon Basson claimed two such doubles. Apart from writing for Finweek
, Whitfield presents The World at Six
on Talk Radio 702 and 567 CapeTalk. He is also the presenter of Stock Watch
on Summit TV.
Whitfield also won the categories 'Economy and Industries' (magazines and weekly newspapers), as well as 'Broadcast Media', for the third year running. Prof. Anton Harber, convener of the adjudicators, commended Whitfield for his consistent quality reporting and ability to switch so effortlessly from one medium to the other.
Fin24.com contributor, Marc Ashton, was named 'Best Newcomer'. Ashton won the merit award for the best entry by a journalist with less than three years' experience and entering the competition for the first time. The other finalists were Jaco Visser, René Volgraaff and James-Brent Styan - all from Sake24
Jan de Lange of Sake24
won the category 'Markets and Companies' (daily newspapers and the internet).
Other FinMedia24 finalists were: Economy and Industry (dailies and internet publications)Sake24
Jan de Lange
Jean-Marie de WaalEconomy and Industry (magazines and weekly newspapers)Sake24
Adri van Zyl (Rapport)
Letitia WatsonMarkets and Companies (dailies and internet)Finweek
Marc HasenfussMarkets and Companies (magazines and weeklies)Finweek
Vic de Klerk
Bruce WhitfieldPersonal FinanceSake24
Adri van Zyl (Rapport)Finweek
Mark HasenfussDevelopment EconomicsSake24
Jean-Marie de Waal