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World Car Awards - Juror Profile



Publishing Editor: Top Gear Magazine

Lerato Matebese entered the motor industry at the beginning of 2006 as the then SAGMJ (South African Motoring Journalists) bursar student and in the process contributed to a vast number of motoring titles, comprising both magazines and newspapers.

Since January 2007 he has been a senior motoring writer for Business Day's weekly motoring supplement, Motor News, which is a position he has held for just over 11 years until recently.

He has been a South African Car of the Year Jury member for 8 years having served as an assistant for two years prior to that. He recently joined Driven Magazine, as an editor, with a wealth of experience in the automotive media industry and has been a juror for the awards for 2019 and 2020 respectively. He is now Publishing Editor, Top Gear magazine, South Africa.