Two short, yet powerful, women were the big winners at yesterday’s Vodacom Women in the Media Awards, write Sally Evans and Craig jacobs in The Times.


Sunday Times stalwart columnist Gwen Gill was bestowed with the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, while diminuitive 702 station manager Pheladi Gwangwa was named the overall winner of the awards, now in its sixth year.

“I am absolutely blown away. It’s nice to get recognition from people who actually know about the media,” said an overwhelmed Gill after the awards yesterday.

Gwangwa pipped leading contenders including media darling Khanyi Dhlomo, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler and Business Day’s Karima Brown for her acknowledgement, while the Rising Star gong was given to TV and radio’s Redi Direko.

The Vodacom Women in the Media Awards, the only of its kind in the country, recognises and honours women for their exceptional contribution to growth and development of the media, as well as the impact they have had within the industry over the past 18 months.

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