Botswana Confederation of Commerce and Industry (BOCCIM)┬áhas named The Telegraph reporter, Kabelo Seitshiro, as media practitioner of the year.
The award was presented to Seitshiro at the high profile BOCCIM Silver Jubilee over the weekend. The award recognises a journalist who consistently┬ácovers issues that relate to BOCCIM.
BOCCIM chief executive officer (CEO) Maria Machailo-Ellis said she was pleased to acknowledge Seitshiro as the journalist that have shown enthusiasm to BOCCIM and the entire private sector.
She said Seitshiro’s enquiries and interest in what the organization does, as well as his accurate portrayal of it has led BOCCIM to acknowledge┬áhis presence and persistence. Machailo-Ellis further said BOCCIM implemented a media tracking system earlier this year which is utilized to track journalist’s coverage of BOCCIM, adding that Seitshiro’s articles were featured regularly in the tracker.
“The media have an important role to play in reiterating BOCCIM’s advocacy and activity message to the public and BOCCIM would like to recognize you as BOCCIM’s 2011 Media Practitioner of the year,” said Machailo-Ellis.
When receiving the award, Seitshiro said he felt honoured to be associated with future potential drivers of this country’s economy. He added that he will keep up the good work and sharpen his plans in the media industry.
“I have observed that BOCCIM has always been surrounded by goal getters such as Mr. Alex Monchusi, Mr Modiri Mbaakanyi and Daisy Molefhi to mention a few, and this is a positive to conclude the year,” said Seitshiro.
The speaker at the diner was the Minister of Trade & Industry South Africa Rob Davies and the theme for this year’s dinner was 25 years of Driving Botswana’s Economy.
Throughout the years BOCCIM has provided the definitive voice for all businesses and has been instrumental in influencing the policies and legislative that affects businesses at local, regional and national level.
The purpose of the dinner was also to renew the spirit of association of the BOCCIM members and other stakeholders in a relaxed environment.