M&G editor Angela Quintal steps down

After two years as the editor of the Mail & Guardian, Angela Quintal today announced her resignation to pursue other interests.

In her time at the M&G, Quintal was responsible for bringing stability to the newsroom during a difficult period.

Under her editorship, the newspaper continued to produce journalism of excellence, and was the recipient of numerous awards in various categories.

Quintal said she was sad to leave the M&G and would miss her colleagues, who continued to produce great journalism across several platforms, in an increasingly difficult environment.

“They are professionals to the core and continue to play an important role in consolidating and strengthening our democracy at a time when independent, credible and fearless  journalism needs to flourish.”

The M&G’s CEO Hoosain Karjieker, said: “Angela brought a level of calmness into the newsroom with her pragmatic management style and approach, and we value her contribution immensely. We are sad to see her leave.”

Karjieker announced that Moshoeshoe Monare would take over the role of acting editor, until the recruitment of a replacement was finalised.

Karjieker added that this was a particularly difficult time for the industry as the weakening economy impacted on business models in the industry that resulted in staff reduction and retrenchment of journalists across the sector.

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