Herald and Weekend Post reporter wins Eastern Cape Sports Journalist of the Year

Johannesburg, 4 September 2019:  Tiso Blackstar reporter, Vuyokazi Nkanjeni of The Herald and Weekend Post, was announced as the Eastern Cape Sports Journalist of the Year at the Eastern Cape Sport and Recreation Achievers Awards. The Awards were hosted at the East London International Convention Centre on 30 August 2019.

Vuyokazi Nkanjeni, winner of the 2019 Eastern Cape Sports Journalist of the Year Award

As a previous winner of the Award, Nkanjeni says winning the award feels different this time because her father accompanied her to the event. “It was great having my dad there to celebrate this achievement with me.”

Nkanjeni, who is from Port Elizabeth, said it felt good to have her work recognised.

The Herald and Weekend Post sports editor Alvin Reeves said he was extremely proud of the work Nkanjeni did in providing readers with sporting news from the region.

“She faces many challenges as a woman covering Absa Premiership football but more than holds her own on a daily basis,” Reeves said. “This award, for the second year running, is a just reward for her tireless efforts. “We look forward to bringing you, our readers, even more award-winning journalism in the future.”

Nkanjeni said the support from her sports editor helped her a lot in dealing with the challenges that come with being a woman sports writer. “My editor is very supportive of the work that I do and is one of the key people who encourage me. Many had doubts about my knowledge of sports – I hope this award will erase those doubts,” she said.


About Tiso Blackstar Group

Tiso Blackstar Group is a global company with its roots in Africa, operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. The group has strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.  The company is South Africa’s largest national English publishing group, the second largest digital publisher, owns the largest music and independent film catalogues on the African continent and operates unique TV channels. The Hirt & Carter group is the biggest marketing solutions company for the retail sector in Africa. We are also the proud custodians of iconic brands that include the Sunday Times, Sowetan, Financial Mail, Business Day, The Herald, Weekend Post, Daily Dispatch, Gallo Music andUniprint. The Tiso Blackstar Group business model is underpinned by a unique network of assets, dedication to excellence and a strong entrepreneurial focus. We are committed to providing quality content and services to our varied audiences and customers and value to our investors. Tiso Blackstar prides itself as a level 1 B-BBEE contributor.  www.tisoblackstar.com

Issued by                  Samantha Pugh, Pugh Public Relations & Corporate Communications

e: sam@pughpr.co.za   c:  071 874 5460

On behalf of              The Herald and Weekend Post

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