The FCJ Excellence Awards

The Village News won the first prize in the category of the best Independent Commercial Newspapers of the year, where Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror also got second and third prize respectively.

Anton van Zyl from Zoutpansberger won himself first prize for the best Investigative Reporting of the year 2017, while Andries van Zyl (Zoutpansberger) was in the top 4.

Other categories where Capro represented publications also received prizes are as follows:

  • Murray Stewart of The Village News -second place for the best Columns Writing category
  • The Village News and Zoutpansberger were second place and third place respectively for the best Front Pages of Independent Commercial Newspapers
  • Isabel Venter of Zoutpansberger got third place for the Press Photographer of the Year
  • Elmon Tshikhudo, Limpopo Mirror, got third place prize for the Hard News category while Andries van Zyl, Zoutpansberger, was in the top 12
  • Andries van ZylZoutpansberger -third place for Human Interest category while Tshifhiwa Mukwevho of Limpopo Mirror was in the top 10 of this same category
  • Isabel Venter of Zoutpansberger was in the top 7 for the News category
  • Andries van Zyl, Zoutpansberger, and Joe Dreyer, Far North Bulletin, were in the top 10 for the Journalist of the Year category
  • Hedda Mittner, The Village News, was in the top 10 for the best Headlines
  • Joe DreyerFar North Bulletin was in the top 10 for the Sports Reporting category


Well-deserved on your achievements. The true measurement of hard work and discipline is a proven success. With such efforts you are sure to earn more. The best way to predict your future is to create it.


Congratulations on your success-Team Capro