Renowned SuperSport anchor, Julia Stuart and eNCA reporter, Hloni Mtimkulu, have been recognised by the South African Football Journalists’ Association for their outstanding contributions to the sport media industry.
The award-winning journalists are the only two females to feature in the inaugural Journalist of the Year category alongside three other male colleagues.
The individuals are recognised for their efforts and work produced in 2020/21.
— Safja (@The_Safja) July 5, 2021
Stuart and Mtimkulu, who is a 2019 Momentum gsport Awards Brand South Africa Woman in Television winner, have pioneered their way within the industry and continue to break new ground for future women in sport.
Both nominees welcomed the news as they shared their views on Twitter:
— Julia Stuart (@JuliaStuart_SA) July 5, 2021
— ✨ Hloni Mtimkulu ✨ (@HloniMtimkulu) July 5, 2021
The winner of the Journalist of the Year award will travel to cover the CAF Champions League final between Al Ahly and Kaizer Chiefs.
Photo 1 Caption: Renowned SuperSport anchor, Julia Stuart, features in the inaugural Journalist of the Year category at the SAFJA Awards. Photo: Julia Stuart (Instagram)
Photo 2 Caption: Award-winning eNCA reporter, Hloni Mtimkulu, features in the inaugural Journalist of the Year category at the SAFJA Awards. Photo: gsport