CNN, MultiChoice and GE (NYSE:GE) have announced that Joy Summers and Susan Comrie of South Africa have been awarded the GE Energy and Infrastructure Award at the 2014 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards ceremony. The Energy & Infrastructure category, which has been endowed by global energy and infrastructure giant GE, recognises outstanding journalism focused on key sectors for Africa’s growth.
Caption: Joy Summers and Susan Comrie with GE Africa CFO Thomas Konditi
Summers and Comrie, who work for M-Net Carte Blanche, share the award for their work, “Game of Geysers part 1 and 2” which was chosen from entries spanning 38 nations across the African continent.
The Awards, which rotate location each year in tribute to their pan-African credentials, were held at a gala ceremony hosted by CNN and MultiChoice at the Mlimani City Conference Centre, in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania on Saturday 18 October.
“Energy and infrastructure are pivotal for Africa’s growth and those who write about it must be celebrated,” said Tim Schweikert, president and CEO of GE South Africa. “I’m extremely proud to see two South African journalists receive the GE Energy and Infrastructure Award this year. The work that Joy Summers and Susan Comrie did on their ‘Game of Geysers’ report is important to ensuring that Africa’s growth and development is truly sustainable.”
The Awards’ 28 finalists from 10 countries enjoyed an all-expenses paid four-day programme of workshops, media forums and networking, and had the opportunity to see some of the sights of Dar es Salaam.
Source: SA – The Good News