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Mathatha Tsedu

SA National Editors' Forum

Mr Tsedu is an Adjunct Professor in the Journalism Department at Wits. He has conducted journalism training programmes both in South Africa and on the continent. He also started the Media24 Journalism Academy which provided work based experience and theory for journalism graduates. He started as a freelancer in rural Limpopo and rose up to edit several leading national newspapers; City Press and Sunday Times Editor, as well as deputising for the Head of News at the SABC. His distinguished career includes being an Executive Director of SANEF; General Manager: Media24 News; Director Press Freedom Commission. Mr Tsedu has received a number of awards and accolades in recognition of his sterling work including an Honorary Doctorate by the University of the Western Cape for his work in the media; the Nieman Fellowship; the Nat Nakasa Award for Courageous Journalism; the Shanduka Lifetime Achiever Award; the Print and Digital Media Fellow for 2012/13.

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Friday, November 17

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