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Chairperson's year-end message

As we take a breather at the end of another long year, I would like to thank all members of the National Press Club for what was a challenging, yet rewarding year in many ways.

Read the message by Jos Charle here.

Four decades of networking

On 12 July 1978, the Pretoria Press Club started with a handful of members. Today it is known as the National Press Club and has almost 500 members. The club meets monthly for a networking function and also holds regular discussion evenings and hosts newsmakers at news briefings. Executive committee member Tanya de Vente-Bijker spoke with a few members who remember those early days.
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2019 events

Watch this space for exciting National Press Club events coming in 2019!

Please note the National Press Club office will be closed from 15 December 2018 to 7 January 2019.

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Newsmaker of the Year for 2018

Members are invited to send us nominations for the press club’s Newsmaker of the Year for 2018, with a short motivation, by Friday 18 January 2019 :

Welcome new members

Kaligo Joel Nicholas – Boston Media House, Phill Magakoe – Freelancer, Janine Smit – Janine Smit Editorial Services, Madimetja Mashishi – SA Pharmacy Council, Lindokuhle Dladla – Tshwane University of Technology, Adam Cruise – Freelance, Kimberley Flanagan – eTV, Paul Barnard – Sportphoto, Doric Sithole – Goldrush Group, Phasha Makgolane – Independent Development Trust, Mologadi Ramushu – Student member, Merriam Mahlangu – Council for Debt Collectors, Lulekwa Mengcane – Council for Debt Collectors, Asanda Gcoyi – Frontline Africa Advisory.

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