SAPOA Best Online Property News Source

SA Commercial Prop News was crowned as the overall winner of the SAPOA PROPERTY ONLINE NEWS OF THE YEAR category at the 44th Annual SAPOA Convention held in Durban this year.

This was the first time that The Property Web Portal had been considered for the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Property Journalism Awards and entries for the awards grew to an impressive 28.

The awards identify South Africa property Journalism and media making a significant contribution to news coverage of commercial property.

Scooping up the first ever Online Property News award, SA Commercial Prop News impressed judges with a comprehensive website, which presents a broad-spectrum archive of current property information. The visually appealing, easy-to-navigate structure earned it top place on the category scorecard.

The judging panel for 2012 included: Athalea Minnaar of Hermans & Roman Property Solutions, Mpumi Madisa of Prestige Cleaning and Chairperson for SAPOA marketing committee, Brian Azizollahoff of Capstone Property Group and Chairman of the SAPOA Property Journalism Awards, Mike Rodel of Rebosis Property Fund and Izak Petersen of Dipula Income Fund.

Kevin Roman, of sponsor Hermans & Roman, explains the awards aim to encourage quality coverage of the property industry in the media. “Real estate plays a major role in the economy and touches every South African. Excellence in journalism is important for communication about a progressive property sector. These awards serve to recognise, and boost, quality journalism,” says Roman.

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