The New Age proudly announced the appointment of Moegsien Williams as the new editor of The New Age. Williams is one of the most senior and respected editors in South Africa.
It is with a deep sense of sadness that we announce that our editor, Ryland Fisher, has resigned. Ryland has always indicated that it was never his intention to stay at The New Age for a long time. He came for a four-month project and stayed for 17. This should be an indication of his commitment to this project.
Ryland will leave The New Age at the end of August. He has indicated that he wants to go back to his business interests in Cape Town including his consultancy which he has neglected during his time at The New Age.
We wish him well and thank him for his contribution to the paper.
In Moegsien, we have found an able replacement for Ryland and someone who will build on his success.
Williams is the editor-in-chief of Independent Newspapers Gauteng, which includes The Star and Pretoria News, and is the editorial director of the group.
He was editor of The Star and Saturday Star until March this year.
He previously edited the group’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. Williams is married with two children and four grandchildren.
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