By Favour Nnabugwu
The pan-African group Sanlam recently organized the first edition of “Sanlam Academy”, a two-day training seminar intended for journalists from the African press.
A second edition of “Sanlam Academy” is planned for October 2023 in Côte d’Ivoire
The session was held on 20 and 21 June 2023 at the headquarters of Sanlam Morocco in Casablanca on the theme: “Keys to reading the insurance market and contributions of the digital technology”.
About fifteen journalists from eight African countries (Senegal, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo, Benin and Morocco) took part in the event.
The competition is open to African journalists in print, online, radio and TV media who are based in Africa, working in an African news organisation, and publish or broadcast their journalistic work on the continent
The Business/Companies, Economy, Financial Markets and Consumer Financial Education categories are open only to South African journalists in print and online media.
The African Growth Story, Broadcast: Audio, and Broadcast: Video, ESG: Business and the Environment, and ESG Business and Society categories are open to African journalists in Africa working in an African news organisation and practising journalism in print, online, radio and TV on the continent.
Winners of the top awards – Best Newcomer, Lifetime Achievement, and Sanlam Group Financial Journalist of the Year – must be contestants who have entered the competition. The independent judging panel will select the winners accordingly.