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Stephen Wrottesley

About the Award

Stephen Wrottesley was the chief of staff for Independent Newspapers, a respected journalist and one of Sanef’s founding members. He died in hospital after a fatal car accident in Cape Town in 2003 at the age of 47.

Stephen Wrottesley

Wrottesley was the former news editor of the Cape Argus and had achieved renown as a top crime reporter with the Cape Argus. He was a past recipient of the Stellenbosch Farmers’ Winery Journalism Award for his reporting on illegal whaling. He was instrumental in the formation of the South African National Editors’ Forum and was a member of its executive committee for a number of years.

Previous recipients of the Sanef-Wrottelesy Award

2018 – Amina Frense

2017 – Paula Fray

2016 – No winner

2015 – Judy Sandison

2014 – Gavin Steward

2013 – Nic Dawes

2012 – Juanita Williams

2011 – Hopewell Radebe

2010 – Raymond Louw

2009 – Mathatha Tsedu

2008 – Raymond Louw

2007 – Mary Papayya

2006 – Joe Thloloe

2005 – Raymond Louw

The Sanef-Wrottesley Award, a peer recognition award, is presented to a Sanef member for extraordinary commitment to work towards the achievement of the association’s goals. Any member in good standing may submit a nomination and short motivation to the Sanef Management Committee. The winner will be awarded a framed certificate and financial token.

Sanef invites members to email their nominations for the Sanef-Wrottesley Award to Sanef. Please email your nominations to . Please contact us for further information.

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