Sikonathi Mantshantsha, deputy editor of Financial Mail, was recognised as the Sanlam Journalist of the Year. Mantshantsha was recognised for his work on Eskom. This is the fourth time in the last six years that Financial Mail has won.

Besides Mantshantsha's overall prize, journalists from Tiso Blackstar scooped the most number of accolades on the night.

Financial Mail editor Rob Rose won for Best Reporting on Financial Markets, while the economics editor, Claire Bisseker, and politics editor, Natasha Marrian, were runners-up to Mantshantsha for Economics Journalism.

In terms of Company Reporting, Giulietta Talevi also took home a runner-up award, while Ann Crotty did the same in the Financial Markets category.

On the same day in Durban, Business Day property writer Alistair Anderson won the Property News Journalist Award from the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA), while the Financial Mail's property editor Joan Muller was the runner-up.

Andy Gill, managing director of media at Tiso Blackstar Group, says, "Our titles and journalists subscribe to the highest standards of ethical reporting and investigative journalism."

"We pride ourselves on producing the most relevant, hard-hitting news to serve the business and financial sectors in the country and are delighted that our journalists have been recognised for their dedication to outstanding work," adds Gill.

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