Dinner for journos awarded in SADC comp
Picture caption: President Jacob Zuma congratulates SABC Journalists Sam Msibi (Left) Dennis Tshetlhane for their 2015 SADC Media Award and Grade 11 pupil Imbeleni Matibe for her 2015 SADC Schools Essay Competition award at the SADC Summit in Gaborone Botswana. Credit: Kopano Tlape/GCIS.
Pretoria - Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi is expected to host a dinner to celebrate the South African journalists who walked away with top spots at the Southern African Development Community Media Awards this year.
The awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photojournalism, television and radio, but also encourage media practitioners in member states to cover issues pertaining to the region for the promotion of integration and cooperation. This year, the ceremony was held in Botswana and awards were conferred by outgoing Chairperson of the SADC and President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe. President Jacob Zuma and the South African delegation were also present.
Dennis Tshetlhane and Sam Msibi -- both from the SABC -- walked away with US$2 000 for winning the Television Category. Their story surrounded the struggle of mine workers from the SADC region who are owned money by provident fund in South Africa.
Meanwhile, Ms. Muthambi is expected to host a "thank you" dinner for Mr. Tsheflhane and Mr. Msibi in Pretoria tomorrow. She will be joined by Gauteng MEC for Economic Development Lebogang Maile and the Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa. The winners will also be awarded other prizes from government, Mishack Molakeng, spokesperson for the Minister said in a statement.