The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism have been recognising and rewarding exceptional business journalism since 1974.
The awards are the premier financial journalism awards in South Africa and have become a prestigious and hotly contested accolade. The ‘African Growth Story’ category honours the journalist who best captures the growth story of the African continent.
Forbes Africa correspondent and Head of digital media and Partnerships for West Africa, Peace Hyde, emerged on Thursday as one of the winners for the hotly contested category.
The category is selected by an independent panel of judges – which includes top media experts, an academic and an economist – who judge the awards according to the following criteria: news value, impact, rigour in reporting, analytical value, originality, integrity, specialist knowledge and storytelling.
Here is what Peace had to say on her Instagram:
“Last night was a truly ‘pinch myself’ moment! 🙈 I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to those who have followed, read, and stuck with me over the years and a huge thank you to my mentors Chris Bishop and Renuka Methil for giving me the rare opportunity to learn from the best Journalists on the African continent who turned me into an award-winning journalist! 🙈🙊 Thank to my @ForbesAfrica & @CNBCAfrica family for believing in a Chemistry, Biology and Physics teacher with a lofty media dream 6 years ago! Congratulations to all the 2021 @Sanlam_Group Excellence in Financial Journalism winners! It was an honour to be recognised and rewarded amongst such exceptional journalists from the African continent.
Thank you to @Fifi_Peters for being my powerhouse supporter last night it meant everything!♥️… #APieceOfPeace #PeaceHyde #TheJourney #ExcellenceInJournalism #SanlamAwards #Sanlam”
Congratulations to Peace Hyde.