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Thursday, 22 Feb 2018

Moegsien Williams

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Moegsien Williams is considered to be one of South Africa's leading editors with almost 40 years of experience on various print titles, both daily and weekly.


He is the former editor-in-chief of Independent Newspapers Gauteng, which includes The Star and Pretoria News, and was the editorial director of the Independent Newspapers group.

He was editor of The Star and Saturday Star until March this year.

He previously edited the Independent's Cape Town titles, the Cape Times, the Cape Argus and Weekend Argus, and the Pretoria News - another Independent title in Gauteng. Prior to that, he was editor of South, an independent weekly which played a key media role in the anti-apartheid struggle in the eighties.

He was also the managing editor of the Sowetan.

He is a previous chairperson and board member of the Vienna-based International Press Institute (1998-2000). He was a founder member of the SA National Editors' Forum and served as its chairperson in 1997/8.