26 June 2017


The local print media’s star shone brightly on Friday 23 June 2017 at the annual FCJ Excellence Awards for 2016 held at Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion.

At the FCJ Excellence Awards local and community newspapers from all over the country, big or small, corporate owned or not, compete against each other to award the best of the best in South Africa. They were honoured for work produced in 2016.

In the judges’ report they state the following: “On the whole the standard of this year’s photography entries in the various categories was of a high standard with the judges especially impressed with the sport category submissions.”

“As for the writing categories, overall the judges were impressed by what local media journalists present to their communities. The paid newspapers offer great value for money to their readers. The free newspapers are delightful bonuses. The local media is clearly in the forefront of informing (and entertaining) the communities they serve.”

Download the list of all the winners here.