Media24 News’s Legends Commercial Awards is divided into national and direct categories and forms part of the final leg of all the individual awards programmes currently running in the News division.

The category winners on publication and business unit level will automatically qualify for the relevant Legends categories.

The Legends commercial categories are listed below.

Direct Advertising Manager of the Year:
1. Communities Award
2. National Award

Rep of the Year: Classifieds Sales
3. Less than R2m portfolio Award
4. More than R2m portfolio Award

Rep of the Year: Direct Sales
5. Less than R4m portfolio Award
6. More than R4m portfolio Award

Rep of the Year: Local Newspapers
7. Less than R2m portfolio Award
8. More than R2m portfolio Award

9. National Media Executive of the Year

10. National Sales Manager of the Year

11. Circulation Manager of the Year
Overall portfolio

12. Revenue diversification award
To award an initiative that goes beyond straight forward advertising ROP or insert or traditional circulation revenue. The diversification could however be in print. GM’s to nominate.



  • Entries close 24 June 2019.
  • Staff numbers of person entering the competition will have to be added.
  • Only GM’s and advertising managers may submit entries.
  • Only reported financial year-end figures will apply.
  • All entries must be backed up with documentation from SAP.
  • Any entries without the supporting documentation will be disqualified.
  • All entries must be submitted electronically via the online entry form. The entry form must be completed in full.
  • All entries must be submitted within the constraints of the criteria specified.
  • Only full-time employees of Media24 News can enter. Entrants should have been employed by Media24 News between 1 April 2018 and 31 August 2019.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winner will be announced on after the awards ceremony on 2 August 2019.


The timeline for Legends 2018/19 is listed below:

Entry period: 1/4/2018 to 31/3/2019
Criteria base: Reported figures of budgets, actuals and yields
Deadline for candidate submission to Legends: 24 June 2019


Mbavhi Maalakano –  Head of Finance – Convenor
Jeannine van Zyl – GM News Centra
Ane Honiball – GM Ads24
Andre Olivier – GM News North
Theresa Brandt – Finance Manager
Esme Smit – GM Boland Media
Justin Langeveld – GM News South
Tasmia Ismail – GM EP News
Neil Tapinos – GM Natal Witness
Beulah van Rensburg – Divisional HR Manager


Commercial Awards Entry Form