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Announcement: 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year Jury Training Programme

25/08  The SA Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) is proud to announce the revitalisation of the WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year (COTY) Jury Training programme. Part of the long-term success of the COTY competition, is it's ability to retain reviewing talent, and to nurture new Jurors for future competitions. The following Full members of the Guild have been selected for the Jury Training Programme in terms of rule 4 of the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year rules:
Announcement: 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year Jury
24/08  Following a vote by the Full membership of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ), the following members of the Guild have been nominated and vetted in terms of rule 4 of the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year rules as the Jury for the 2016 competition, and have confirmed their participation:
Meet the 2015 COTY sponsors: MOTUL
359011 10/11  The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) is proud to have MOTUL, the international premium specialist lubricants company, as a support sponsor of its WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year competition.
SA Automotive Week - More info
30/09  Dramatic developments on the African continent and their impact on South Africa’s automotive sector will be the focus of deliberations at the South African Automotive Week, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, from October 14-16.
Announcement of the new SAGMJ Chairman
358769 22/08  We are pleased to announce the appointment of Roger McCleery as the new Chairman of the SAGMJ........Due to a change in the nature....
The SA Automotive Week - 13 - 17 Oct 2014 - Media Accreditation now open
15/08  Accreditation of media for the SA Automotive Week is now open. For more information please refer to the attached media release as well as an overview of the various workshops offered during the week.
Lucky seven for Sippel, while Louw is 2013’s top lensman.
358721 02/07  The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) last night rewarded its members for outstanding work in the field of motoring journalism at the organisation’s annual Motoring Journalist of the Year awards, held to a capacity audience at the Protea Hotel Balalaika in Sandton. Organised by the SAGMJ and sponsored by Toyota Financial Services South Africa ....
Mercedes-Benz to recognise top talent at MJOY
27/06  Mercedes-Benz South Africa Corporate Affairs has reaffirmed its commitment to recognising and rewarding South Africa’s top motoring journalists through their sponsorship of the prestigious “Editor of the Year” award at the Guild’s annual Motoring Journalist of the Year competition.
Automobile Association reaffirms its support of road safety in motoring journalism
358680 24/06  The Automobile Association of South Africa will again join the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) in recognising and rewarding exceptional reporting on road safety at the Guild’s annual Motoring Journalist of the Year awards.
Big rewards for new talent thanks to Bridgestone
358678 23/06  Bridgestone South Africa will again present the Steve Dlamini Award for Excellence in Motoring Journalism at the 2014 SAGMJ / Toyota Financial Services Motoring Journalist of the Year awards ceremony on Jule 2nd, 2014. The Steve Dlamini Award for Excellence in Motoring Journalism was created to recognize the kind of excellence and passion that the late Steve Dlamini showed towards motoring journalism in his relatively short career
Toyota Financial Services continues its sponsorship of the SAGMJ Motoring Journalist of the Year competition
358677 23/06  Toyota Financial Services South Africa (TFSSA), which joined forces with the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) as headline sponsor of the Guild’s prestigious “Motoring Journalist of the Year” competition in 2013, has reaffirmed its support of the competition and its ongoing sponsorship.
Iain Hush Memorial Service
26/05  Iain Hush, well-known motoring journalist and long-standing member of the SAGMJ, passed away on 23 May 2014 after suffering heart and renal failure. He celebrated his 75th birthday on May 7th, 2014, and leaves behind his wife, Norma, and two daughters, Paula and Karen.
Porsche does it again as Cayman S scoops 2014 Car of the Year crown
19/02  Porsche entered the South African record books for a second time when the German manufacturer’s Cayman S was announced the winner of the 2014 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year competition. It follows in the footsteps of its sibling, the Porsche Boxster, which in 2013 became the first Porsche model in the history of the competition to win the prestigious title. The announcement follows a gala dinner hosted by WesBank, the competition’s headline sponsor, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...
Images of the 2014 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists
21/10  For your convenience, a selection of images of the 2014 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists is attached herewith. 'n Afrikaanse weergawe van die persverklaring van die 2014 WesBank / SAGMJ Motor van die Jaar Finalis-aankondiging is ook hierby aangeheg.
2014 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year Finalists announced
19/10  Johannesburg International Motor Show, NASREC Exhibition Centre. The 2014 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year finalists were announced this afternoon during an exciting reveal event hosted by WesBank, the competition’s headline sponsor, and the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) at the Johannesburg International Motor Show. The announcement of the 2014 Car of the Year finalists follows a vote cast by a 30-member jury, elected by their peers, on the 40 Semi-finalists.

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