Hlahla Re-Elected Chairman of National Press Club

Patrick Hlahla of the Pretoria News was re-elected as chairman of the National
Press Club – Pretoria at the club’s executive committee meeting earlier this
week. This will be Hlahla’s third year as chairman of the club.
Elizabeth Kruger of the Daily Sun was also re-elected as the deputy chairperson.
Martin van Niekerk of Junxion Communications was elected as the treasurer and
Tanya de Vente of the Eastern News as the public relations officer.
The club’s entire committee was retained for the next year. The other committee
members are former chairman Ben Rootman, freelance journalist, Eddie
Mojapelo of the SABC, Esté Meyer of Rekord newspaper, Phillip Bruwer of
Rekord Newspaper, Daphney Kgwebane of the University of Limpopo, Abe
Mokoka of Unisa and Cobus Claassen of Beeld.
Co-opted members serving on the committee are Shantall Ramatsui of the
Agricultural Research Commission and Reynold Thakhuli of the Tourism
Business Council of South Africa.
In addition, Doreen Gough of Unisa, Shereen Maubane of the SABC and Marisa
Engelbrecht of Solidariteit were newly elected to serve as co-opted members.
Junxion Communications will continue to serve as secretariat of the club.
Released by:
Martin van Niekerk
Secretariat: National Press Club
Tel 012 804 5199
Date: 9 April 2008