Barney Mthombothi

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Barney Mthombothi "is currently editor of Financial Mail. He joined this leading financial magazine January 1, 2005. He was the editor of Sunday Tribune, Independent Newspapers' flagship in KwaZulu Natal, a position he took up in 2003. He had last worked at the Sunday Tribune as a young reporter in the 1980s.

"Previously, he was editor-in-chief of SABC radio news, leaving that position in 1999. After a stint at the Financial Mail as an editor-at-large, he rejoined the SABC in November 2000 as chief executive of SABC news - the result of a merger of the radio news and television news divisions. He left the SABC in July 2002.

"One of SA's most highly respected editors, Mthombothi has also held senior positions at The Star and the Sowetan. He is a Niemann fellow of Harvard University and a former Reuters fellow at Oxford University " [1]

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  1. Directors, Open Society Foundation of South Africa, accessed March 11, 2010.