National Press Club names Eskom as the 2019 Newsmaker of the Year

Eskom was named the 2019 National Press Club Newsmaker of the Year.

“The decision to name Eskom as the newsmaker was an easy one as there is no
denying the fact that the power utility’s inability to keep the lights on,
has negatively impacted both the small and big businesses which has resulted
in more retrenchments in an already ailing economy,” says  chairperson Ntando Makhubu.

Hosting the National Press Club

There are still a few spots open for hosting a monthly National Press Club networking forum in 2020. If you are interested in hosting a function, please send an email to the secretariat. Our next networking forum will be hosted by the Council for Debt Collectors on Thursday 27 February 2020.

National Press Club photographic competition

Enter our first photographic competition for this year. This competition is open to ALL paid-up
members. You could win a R2000 cash prize! Send your entry (no more than 3 pictures) to competitions@nationalpressclub.co.za by Friday 21 February 2020. The theme of the competition: The Newsmaker of the Year 2019: ESKOM. Please state in your entry that this is your own original work.

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Our history

Looking back at some key moments since the National Press Club started.

National Press Club turns 42 this year

On 12 July 1978, the Pretoria Press Club started with a handful of members. Today it is known as the National Press Club.

We honour outstanding work

Through the years the Newsmaker of the Year award, the registered intellectual property of the club, has become synonymous with the National Press Club.

National Press Club elects first black female chairperson

Ntando Makhubu, news editor of the Pretoria News, has been elected chairperson of the National Press Club, making her the first black female to be elected to this position.

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