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SAB Announces New Look Judging Panel for Environmental Media Awards 2013

29 August 2013

Johannesburg, 29th July 2013: The South African Breweries (SAB) today announced its new-look judging panel for the “SAB Environmental Media & Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2013.

“With a competition of this nature, the judges are a key factor in making these awards a success,” says Robyn Chalmers, Corporate Communications Head for SAB. “This year for the first time, we have split the Broadcast category into Television and Radio and the Print and the Online category has been divided as well. We did this to not only meet the needs of the entrants, but also to reflect the increase in stories across these different media.”

The convener for the SAB Environmental Media & Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2013 once again is Peter Sullivan, who took over the mantle from world-renowned environmentalist, Dr. Ian Player at the end of last year.

The SAB Environmental Media & Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2013 Judging Panel is:


Peter Sullivan (ex-Editor of The Star and Saturday Star and former Birdlife Chairman) TELEVISION JUDGES:

Michelle Garforth-Venter (Eco-journalist and Producer) Faye Peters (Presenter for 50/50) Derek Watts (Investigative Reporter and Presenter for Carte Blanche) PHOTOGRAPHIC JUDGES:

Darryl Hammond (Picture Editor at Sunday World) Steve Lawrence (Picture Editor at The Star) Lisa Skinner (Freelance Photographer) PRINT JUDGES:

James Clarke (Environmental Journalist and Author) Monica Graaff (Award-winning Eco-journalist) Mbaweni Manqele (Environmental Planning and Management Consultant) RADIO JUDGES:

Lance Classen (Head of Talk and News at Kaya FM) Catherine Constanides (Environmental Activist and Radio Personality) Xolani Gwala (Presenter on Talk Radio 702) Nancy Richards (Environmental Radio Journalist on SAfm) ONLINE & NEW MEDIA JUDGES:

Sarah Dekker (Environmental Activist)

Dr. William Fowlds (Environmental Advocate) Darren Smith (Publisher and Strategist) “We are incredibly fortunate to have this collective of expertise at our disposal,” continues Chalmers. “Our judges not only have a tremendous amount of experience in the media, but also those environmental issues that are closest to us as a nation.”



Entries for the SAB Environmental Media & Environmentalist of the Year opened at 8am on 5th August 2013 and close at 5pm on Friday 6th September 2013.

Winners will be announced at an Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, 16th October 2013.

To enter or for more information, please visit:

Follow @SABreweries #SABenviromedia on twitter or like on facebook for regular updates.

Issued on behalf of:

Prema James
Public Relations Specialist
The South African Breweries Limited
Tel:              +27 11 881 8414
Fax:             +27 86 681 4715
Mobile:          +27 82 924 1667


Chris Verrijdt
Managing Director
Dark Horse Communications
Tel:              +27 11 027 8770
Mobile:          +27 82 784 6645


This is a SABMiller subsidiary news release, it was first published in its local market on August 29th, 2013.

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