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Posted 2023-12-04 18:39:03  

4Racing is deeply saddened by the passing of renowned South African luminary, communication entrepreneur and former journalist Jermaine Craig, who passed away on 4 December 2023, aged 49. Born in Cape Town, Jermaine's life journey was one characterised by dedication, passion, and a profound commitment to his family, and the fields he loved: media and communication.


With over 20 years’ experience in media, Jermaine's professional journey included editorial leadership at The Cape Argus and The Star newspapers. He had significant achievements in sports journalism and was awarded the prestigious 1999/2000 Castle Premiership Football Writer of the Year. His reporting prowess extended to international events, where he covered the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2004 Athens Olympics, and the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, and served as Media Relations Manager for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee in South Africa.

An entrepreneur at heart, Jermaine founded Craig Communications in 2018. As Managing Director, his commitment to excellence, creativity, and storytelling defined the ethos not only of the company, but extended to his clients including Kaizer Chiefs Football Club and horseracing operator, 4Racing.

Jermaine was gentle, generous, warm, and welcoming. His untimely departure leaves a void in the sport industry, and his professionalism, and innovative spirit will be remembered by colleagues, friends, and the many lives he touched throughout his illustrious career.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Michelle, and their two children, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing and working with Jermaine.

"In the realm of communication and beyond, Jermaine Craig was a true maestro. His impact on 4Racing went beyond the professional; it was deeply personal. His dedication, creativity, and unwavering commitment to our vision made him an invaluable part of our journey. In his memory, we carry the echoes of his wisdom and the resonance of his spirit, forever grateful for the indelible mark he left on our hearts." said Fundi Sithebe, 4Racing CEO.

May he rest in peace.

Image of Jermaine at the 2022 Summer Cup Draw Function in the blue shirt

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