Ncube gets media award

PUBLISHER of the Zimbabwe Independent and the Mail & Guardian of South Africa, Trevor Ncube, is this year one of the recipients of the Print Media Newspaper Fellows awards.

Ncube was awarded the fellowship at the 5th annual Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards at the Sandto

n Sun last week.

He joined two other South African print media luminaries, Deon du Plessis, publisher of the Daily Sun and Stuart Craib, chief executive officer of The Witness, in the SA media hall of fame.

Launched in 1998, the awards recognise individuals who devote their energy to furthering the interests of the newspaper and print media industry over a number of years.

Ncube, who is also the publisher of the Standard in Zimbabwe, was honoured for his outstanding work as president of Print Media SA and the Newspaper Association during his 2003 to 2005 term of office.

Part of his citation reads: “He advanced the cause of press freedom and newspaper business with his persistent and quiet lobbying with government on issues of concern.

“Through his chairmanship he was able to get the industry to formulate joint positions on a number of intractable issues. He should also be credited with doing the spade work in securing the hosting of the 2007 World Association of Newspapers Conference in Cape Town.”