Dignified end to a successful 2018

By Vuyolwethu Mpongwana

The 2018 Annual Student Media Awards were took place at the North Campus Conference Centre. Madibaz Radio together with Madibaz News were treated to a night of glitz and glam, fine dining and entertainment to close off a fruitful 2018.Pablo 2

Guests were treated to performances by some of the talented staff members from Madibaz Radio. Not only were staff members awarded certificates for their diligence and their respective contributions to the Radio and News department, it was also a chance for all to let loose and look good doing it too, with the theme being strictly formal. This young group of creatives were encouraged to maintain high broadcast standards, professionalism and overall, a sense of pride in the work they produce. ” We have been blessed to make it this far, considering all the challenges that we have come across. “In the new year, I would like to challenge management of  both entities to increase their market share to 50%  of the student population and increase income generated by marketing and sales initiatives”, said the station manager.

The categories for the awards ceremony for Madibaz Radio were best programming newcomer, best presenter, best producer, best newsreader, show of the year as well as the people’s choice award taken from their respective departments; Sports Department, Music Department, Marketing Department and Programming Department. Whilst the categories for Madibaz news were Editor of the year, Journalist of the year, Graphic Designer of the year, Photographer of the year and Videographer of the year. Also awarded was the campaign of the year which went to The Book drive spearheaded by Anesipho Makina, Phumela Kondile and Tumisho Noto.

The winners were as follows;

Best Sport Newcomer: Charles Mkhize People’s Choice News Reader: Lelona Fumba
Best music compiler: Akho Mhlati People’s Choice Producer Tumisho Noto
Best Newcomer Presenter:Tumisho Noto People’s Choice Presenter: Max Onke Sotshongaye
ExtraTime Sport show of Year: ExtraTime on Weekends Producer of the year: Tumishang Shirinde
Show of the year: Rise Again Presenter of the year: Thato Moshesh
Most Improved music Compiler: Phila Dyasi Sport analyst of year: Athi Mayinje
News Reader of the year: Lelona Fumba Sport Producer of the Year: Zama Baleni
People’s choice: Best compiler: Siphesihle Gxotani Sport Presenter of the year: Charles Mkhize


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