South African journalist wins Africa Press Organisation’s 2014 award

The 2014 APO Media Award is Ms Sumitra Nydoo - Photo - APO
The 2014 APO Media Award is Ms Sumitra Nydoo – Photo – APO

Sumitra Nydoo (@sumitranydoo), Business Correspondent South Africa at China Central Television (CCTV Africa), wins African Press organization’s2014 award for her piece entitled “South Africa’s Wonderbag Revolutionizes Cooking”.

African Press Organization (APO), the sole press release newswire in Africa and globally known in media relations relating to Africa, announced the result today (September 29, 2014). With a total endowment of $15,000, the APO Media Award is one of Africa’s most important media awards aiming to celebrate brilliant and inspiring stories about Africa.

Ms. Sumitra Nydoo will receive $500 a month for one year, a laptop and an intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of her choice as well as one year’s access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide.

Following Sumitra Nydoo, the second prize goes to Mr Pius Sawa (@kharunda), Reporter for Thomson Reuters Foundation in Kenya, for his piece entitled “Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum”. Pius Sawa will receive $300 a month for one year.

Ms Kristia Van Heerden (@k_r_isis), Editor at Finweek (South Africa), on her part got the third place for her piece entitled “How the poor can make you rich”. Kristia Van Heerden will receive $200 a month for one year.

“APO was very impressed by the quality of the entries. Judging was an incredibly difficult process but we were unanimous in our conclusion that Sumitra Nydoo, Pius Sawa and Kristia Van Heerden were the worthy winners. On behalf of APO, and personally, I would like to express my warmest

congratulations to these three very talented journalists,” stated Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization).