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Mondli Makhanya

Editor-In-Chief City Press South Africa

Mondli Makhanya, who is currently the Editor-in-Chief of City Press, has been in the media industry for more than 26 years. He is one of South Africa’s most respected editors and an influential columnist. Makhanya’s insights into South Africa’s political and social developments are much sought after. He is a regular speaker at public and private events and is frequently invited to speak on panels across a range of topics.
Makhanya began his career at the Weekly Mail where he covered the transition to democracy and reported on business and economic debates. During this time, he also served a stint at Newsweek magazine in New York. After the Weekly Mail, he worked for The Star as political writer and later as Deputy News Editor and Executive Editor.
He was one of the founding editors of Sunday World before moving on to the Sunday Times, where he worked as political editor. Makhanya has served as Editor of the Mail and Guardian, Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Times, and Editor-in-Chief of the Times Media Group.
Makhanya has also served as Chairperson of the South African National Editors Forum and as Treasurer of The African Editors’ Forum (TAEF).