Our Story

20 years ago Jennie Fourie and Derick van der Walt had a vision to make a long-lasting impact on the publication industry. This vision has grown through hard work and a lot of passion. We are proud of what they have achieved.

With more than 2531 publications that went through the process over the last 20 years, the Forum has established the vision of Jennie and Derick.

An executive committee has been appointed which will expand the vision of our founder members. The Exco consists of industry specialists who have worked with the Forum for many years. The goal is to grow the Forum into a lively community of publication practitioners that will strive to uphold publication excellence, and also become the voice of corporate publication practitioners in South Africa.

Facts and figures

Year forum was founded
100 +
Publications judged to date
Judging categories

Meet the founders

Derick van der Walt and Jennie Fourie

Derick van der Walt and Jennie Fourie


Derick van der Walt was in the corporate communication business for many years and the owner of Greenpepper Communication, a communication consultancy that has been producing corporate publications, printed and electronic for many years. Derick was a journalist by trade and held a BA (Hons) in Communication and an MA (cum laude) in creative writing from the University of Pretoria. (RIP. 24 MAR 2022)

Jennie Fourie has roamed the South African media landscape for the past 30-odd years. She is a freelance copywriter, journalist and media consultant with a special interest in innovation, design and popularising research. Jennie holds a master’s degree in Journalism (cum laude), and for the past 20 years she has co-organised the annual SA Publication Forum’s Corporate Publication Competition.