Past Winners

Established in 2011, the Responsible Drinking Media Awards have grown exponentially from year to year. Past winners include some of South Africa's most notorious journalists but also some of South Africa’s lesser known ones. This is because the RDMAs have been structured in such a way so as to recognise ALL journalists - from the smallest community newspaper to the largest television broadcaster. Below is a brief history of our past winners.

2018 Winners


Megan Lubke
Winner: Journalist of the Year
IIse Salzwedel
Winner: Best Magazine
Lynette Botha
Winner: Online
Claire Keeton
Winner: Best Newspaper (>50 000)
Samantha Lee
Winner: Best Newspaper (<50 000)
Megan Lubke
Winner: Best Radio(commercial)
Juju Senyatsi
Winner: Best Radio(non-commercial)
Cleopatra Jones
Winner: Television / Winner: Best Up & Coming
Marvin Charles
Winner: Consumers' Choice

2017 Winners


Cleopatra Jones
Winner: Journalist of the Year
Ernusta Maralack
Winner: Best Magazine
Daphné Grundling
Winner: Best Online Media
Le Roux Schoeman
Winner: Best Newspaper
Cleopatra Jones
Winner: Best Broadcast
Veronique Smal
Winner: Best Community Media
Cleopatra Jones
Winner: Up and Coming
Simphiwe Dlamini
Winner: Consumers' Choice

2016 Winners


Cleopatra Jones
Winner: Journalist of the year
Charita Van Der Berg
Winner: Best Campus Media
Desiree Rorke
Winner: Best Community Media
Cleopatra Jones
Winner: Best Broadcast
Vida Li Sik
Winner: Best Magazine
Mia Malan
Winner: Best Newspaper
Jessica Anne Wood
Winner: Best Online Media
Nicole John
Winner: Consumers' Choice