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Special Award Winner

2018 Pan-African Reinsurance Journalism Awards

Swakopmund, Namibia, 9 April 2018:

The 2018 Pan-African Reinsurance Journalism awards were announced at a gala dinner hosted as part of the Continental Reinsurance CEO Summit, on 9 April 2018. .

Gareth Stokes, a seasoned freelance journalist working with Commercial Risk Africa in South Africa won a special award in recognition of his exemplary contribution to Re/ Insurance journalism and was recommended to become a judge in future editions.

Gareth received the Pan African Journalist of the Year award in 2017.

Journalist of the Year

2017 Pan-African Reinsurance Journalism Awards

Dakar, Senegal, 7 April 2017


The 2017 Pan-African Reinsurance
Journalism Awards winners were announced at a gala dinner in Dakar, Senegal, shining a spotlight on the excellent work of African media in the industry.

Mr Gareth Stokes, a freelance journalist for Commercial Risk Africa (South Africa), was awarded the Pan-African Reinsurance Journalist of the Year Award for his article “Botswana in search of growth”.


In his article, he addressed the numerous challenges insurers and insurance
brokers face in Botswana; not least of which the impact of the low commodity cycle and cyber-crime.

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