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Staff Profile

Adjunct Professor Anton Harber

Phone 0117174691
Organisational Unit Journalism and Media Studies

B rief Professional History

Anton Harber is Adjunct Professor of Journalism. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as the Weekly Mail). Previously, he also worked as Sub-Editor for the Sunday Post and Sowetan newspapers and as Political Reporter for the Rand Daily Mail. Between 1997 and 2001, Harber was the CEO of Kagiso Broadcasting and between 1998 and 2001, he was the Executive Director of Kagiso Media Ltd. Harber has held a number of other positions such as Chair of the South African Conference of Editors (in 1991), Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters (in 1998) and Chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute (in 2010).

Harber also writes a regular column in Business Day and a blog at

Selected Publications

Harber, A. (2011) Diepsloot, Jonathan Ball.

Harber, A. & Renn, M. (2010), Troublemakers - The Best of South Africa’s Investigative Journalism, Jacana

Harber, A, Palitza, K, Ridgard, N, Struthers,. (2010). What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic, Fanele.

Harber, A. (2011) “Two Newspapers, Two Nations? The Media and the Xenophobic Violence” In Shireen Hassim, Tawana Kupe and Eric Worby, Go Home or Die Here, WUP.

Harber, A. (2004). "Reflections on Journalism in the Transition to Democracy" Ethics & International Affairs 18 (3)