TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod and Finweek technology correspondent Simon Dingle have been named joint ICT journalists of the year at the inaugural Telkom Classic Business Journalist of the Year Awards.
The awards, the ceremony for which was held at Summer Place in Sandton on Thursday, was organised to recognise excellence in business journalism.
The ceremony was officiated by higher education minister Blade Nzimande, with Classic Business host John Fraser and Telkom chief financial officer Peter Nelson.
The ICT category was one of five main categories in the awards.
McLeod left Financial Mail in September 2009 to found TechCentral, now SA’s fastest-growing business technology news website. He continues to write a column on technology issues for the FM.
Dingle is technology correspondent at Finweek and Fin24.com and also hosts the weekly ZA Tech Show netcast. McLeod is a regular panellist on the ZA Tech Show.
The overall Telkom Classic Business Journalist of the Year award went to former FM journalist Rob Rose, who recently joined the Sunday Times as an investigative reporter. — Staff reporter, TechCentral