Independent Media scooped two top awards at the inaugural Digital Media Africa Awards organised by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Thursday 29 September 2016.
Victorious team: Greg Leroux, Viasen Soobramoney, Adrian Ephraim and Gillian Forbes
Independent Media was the winner in the category Best Tablet Publishing for its IOL App as well as in the category Best Use of Online Video for the video, What would you take a bullet for.
Team Independent was also runners up in the following categories: Best News Website (www.iol.co.za); Best Entertainment and Lifestyle Website (Condé Nast House & Garden); Best Entertainment and Lifestyle Mobile Service (Condé Nast House & Garden App) and Best New Product (Loot/Isolezwe)
“This is a wonderful reward for the creativity and talent of our new media teams. Awards such as these are great for the industry and certainly positions South Africa at the forefront of media innovation in Africa. I’m very proud of my team," said Executive Chairman of Independent Media, Dr Iqbal Survé.
The awards ceremony was attended by over 300 delegates from more than 16 countries.
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