Johannesburg, xx September 2019:  Four Tiso Blackstar journalists were celebrated as winners at the prestigious Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards that were held in Melrose Arch on 12 September 2019.

2019 Sikuvile Journalism Award winners: {L-R) Aron Hyman, Graeme Hosken, Alon Skuy, Anthony Molyneaux

The first award of the evening was made to TimesLIVE journalist Aron Hyman, who was announced as the winner in the Hard News category. Hyman’s body of work that was adjudicated included: “Hyper-trauma’: Another young life lost, more desperate pleas in gangland”; “Order to kill was issued in jail cell”; “Tears as Hannah’s friend faces her ‘killers’ in court.” Hyman was also shortlisted as a finalist in the Feature Writing category for his Times Select contributions.

For his work titled “Serial Horror,” Graeme Hosken of the Sunday Times was the recipient of the Enterprise News category award.

Seasoned photographer Alon Skuy won the Feature Photograph category for his work looking  Inside the ranks of the Crusaders Motorcycle Club SA. Skuy’s work was also shortlisted as finalist in the News Photograph and Presentation categories.

Anthony Molyneaux, for his reporting on the death of Stellenbosch student Hannah Cornelius and the subsequent murder trial, was celebrated as the winner in the Multi-Platform Story category of the Sikuvile Awards.  This was not the first win for Molyneaux  who earlier this year also received the only Gold Award in the Online News Video category of the 2019 IAB SA Bookmark Awards, also for Mapping the murder of Hannah Cornelius.

“Apart from celebrating the exceptional work of our winners, we’re also very proud of the eight other journalists within Tiso Blackstar who were announced as category finalists.  Across the board, the dedication and hard work displayed speaks to the ethos of delivering news that is accurate, fair and of the highest integrity. We congratulate our winners and their achievements”, says Andrew Trench, Group Editorial Director at Tiso Blackstar Group.


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 and Uniprint. 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.

Issued by:             Samantha Pugh,

Pugh Public Relations & Corporate Communications

e:   c:  071 874 5460

On behalf:            Andrew Trench, Group Editorial Director at Tiso Blackstar Group.

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