2005 Government Communicators' Awards



Government Communicator of the Year
Winner SA Soldier
Department of Defence 
National Bua Award
Winner Manelisi Wolela
Department of Correctional Services
National Ubungcweti Award
Winner SA Soldier
Department of Defence
Provincial/Local Bua Award
Media Relations Unit
Office of the Premier, North West
Provincial/Local Ubungcweti Award
Winner Petro van Rhyn
Western Cape Provincial Government

Photo gallery


Adjudication panel

  • Ms Amina Frense from South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) – Chairperson
  • GCIS Chief Director: Government and Media Liaison Mr Thabo Masebe
  • Ms Manana Monareng from the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF)
  • Mr Johann Koster from the National Association of Broadcasters (NABSA)
  • Mr Teboho Sikisi, representative of the Head of Communication in the Free State. Provinces are represented on the panel on a two-year rotational basis.
  • Mr Kgaogelo Lekgoro, Chairperson of the Communications Portfolio Committee


Johnnic Communiations

South African Broadcasting Corporation



South African Airways





Ochre Communication



Mercury Media



Standard Bank


Konica Minolta