Melanie Gosling

CAPE Times environmental writer Melanie Gosling is “delighted” at receiving an award by the South African Wind Energy Association (Samwea) for the best journalistic coverage of wind energy.

“Throughout the last decade, Melanie has reported on environmental matters in a highly informed and professional manner.

“In the past few years, she has taken care to understand energy-related issues and has reported on the development of the wind industry in a contextualised, responsible and balanced manner,” Samwea chief executive Johan van den Berg said.

“As South Africa enters an era where wind will be part of both our physical and political landscapes, her work on a complex topic evoking strong emotions from different quarters has set an example to her colleagues.”

Gosling, who has been a reporter for the Cape Time for more than 20 years said she was delighted with the award. – Staff Writer