Twenty-five business journalists from Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe completed a training module on financial reporting at the 2018 Sanlam Journalism Summer School this week.
Themed ‘Sustainable reporting as a business imperative’, the training seminar focused on understanding corporate information on economic, environmental, social and governance performance. The journalists were given the opportunity to hone their reporting skills, helping them to educate and empower their readers while holding companies accountable.
Sanlam hosted the event for the 16th consecutive year in 2018.
‘The summer school is part of Sanlam’s long-standing commitment to contribute to the professional development of journalists and excellence in journalism,’ says Pearl Majola, Head of Group Communications.
‘We’re honoured to be able to contribute to the professional development of emerging talented journalists from leading media organisations across Africa.
‘Financial journalists have an important role to play in helping consumers understand and use business news to participate in the workings of domestic and global economies, while reporting informatively on business and corporate dealings that inevitably influence our daily lives,’ Pearl adds.