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The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) has announced the Jury and Trainee Jury members for the 2021 South African Car of the Year Competition.
The criteria for Jury eligibility include:
The criteria for Trainee Jury eligibility includes:
Considering the uncertain times facing the media, the SAGMJ have opted to increase the number of trainee jurors and include more reserve members. Any of the reserve members can change position based on their levels of scoring. A crucial part of COTY is that jurors and trainees must be exposed to test cars and attend launches. Jurors and trainees who find themselves in precarious work situations may decide to withdraw as jurors should they be unable to fulfil this requirement. The phenomenally successful ongoing online scoring system was introduced in 2019 and will continue to increase in importance. It serves as a barometer of member activity and provides an incredible quantity of statistical data, as well as measuring juror and trainee juror levels of activity.
Following a vote by the Full membership of the SAGMJ, the following members of the Guild have been nominated and vetted by the Executive Committee as the Jury, Trainee jurors and Reserves for the 2021 competition, and have confirmed their participation (with the exception of one juror who has not reverted to confirm as requested):
2021 South African Car of the Year Jurors (in alphabetical order)
Reserve Jurors (in alphabetical order)
2021 South African Car of the Year Trainee Jurors (in alphabetical order)
Reserve Trainee Jurors (in alphabetical order)
The eligibility period for vehicle ranges that may be considered for the 2021 South African Car of the Year competition is from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2020.
The SA Guild of Motoring Journalists is the custodian of the South African Car of the Year competition since 1986 and has a long-standing heritage of awarding automotive excellence. It remains the most prestigious and credible Car Competition in South Africa and continues to evolve to remain on the cutting edge, aligning itself with practices of the World and European Car of the Year competitions.