Last year, Brenwin Naidu was the youngest of four South African journalists serving on the World Car Awards jury. This is in addition to accolades including the 2017 Bridgestone Steve Dlamini award for excellence in motoring journalism. These milestones are not something Naidu takes lightly, admitting to often “waking up in a cold sweat” earlier in his career, owing to the magnitude of his responsibilities as motoring editor for the Sunday Times and Sowetan newspapers. While he gets to test drive new cars and attend industry events, Naidu warns that the profession is not as glamorous as influencer marketing might lead some to believe. As editor, he bears the responsibility of serving readers with automotive content that is incisive, unbiased, informative and relevant to the diverse and ever-changing South African market – something he takes very seriously as he continues to aim for the highest standard in motoring journalism.
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