SAPOA commends the property industry’s respected media fraternity

Moneyweb journalist Karabo Ray Mahlaka wins Property Feature Journalist Category

The winners of the annual SAPOA Property Journalism Awards, sponsored by JHI Properties, were announced today at the Annual SAPOA International Convention and Property Exhibition in Durban.

The commercial property sector honoured and recognised the dedicated and professional members of the media who have contributed immensely to the industry.

The categories, respective winners, and runner ups

Property News Journalist Category

Winner: Alistair Anderson

Property writer at Business Day Live, Alistair Anderson, boasts degrees in economic science, management accounting and journalism from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has been commended for his superb writing skills; his ability to cover a wide range of topics as well as his fresh approach to breaking property news.

Runner up: Roy Cokayne

Senior financial reporter at Business Report, Roy Cokayne, was chosen as the runner up in this category due to his vast experience, knowledge and writing on the property sector.

Property Feature Journalist Category

Winner: Karabo Ray Mahlaka

With an interest in markets, property and public policy, Moneyweb journalist Karabo Ray Mahlaka is a noteworthy up-and-coming writer who boasts an exceptional writing style.

Runner up: Alistair Anderson

Having won this year’s Property News Journalist category, Alistair Anderson was also selected as the runner up in this category.

Best Property Publication Category

Winner: Real Estate Investor

Keeping you up to date with the latest investment techniques and strategies, Real Estate Investor is this year’s winner for best property publication. Real Estate Investor is a monthly guide that offers a unique insight into the world of investing. Editorial is split into the four key areas of property investment into residential, commercial, offshore and lifestyle.

Runner up: Architect and Builder

With its aesthetic appeal and on-point features for architects, Architect and Builder was selected as the runner up. The publication has been showcasing South Africa’s top architectural projects for 65 years. The publication is widely read by key players in the architectural, building, engineering and allied industries.

Property Online News Category

Winner: SA Commercial Property News

Once again SA Commercial Property News impressed judges with its comprehensive site, which they felt presented a wide variety of current and topical property information. It’s neat, visually appealing, easy-to-navigate structure earned it top place in the category.

Runner up: Property Wheel

Having received a special mention at last year’s Convention, Property Wheel was awarded as the runner up in this category.

Property Wheel’s website, social media presence, and newsletters allow users including brokers, investment professionals, estate agents, analysts, and other industry professionals and leaders to keep abreast of the latest happenings in the real estate world.

The judging panel
· Nomzamo Radebe, Managing Director, JHI Properties
· Rob Rose, Editor, Business Times
· Vernon Matzopoulos, Head, Business Day TV
· Mark Pettipher, Managing Director, Design & Photography Services
· Brian Azizollahoff, Managing Director, Capstone Property Group