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Anton Harber
harberantonAnton Harber is the Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and director of the Journalism Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Harber has had a long career in journalism, media management and the training of journalists.

After graduating from Wits University in 1980, Harber began his career as a cadet journalist on The Springs Advertiser, before moving to the Sunday Post. He later took part in the launch of The Sowetan as deputy chief sub-editor. He joined the Rand Daily Mail in 1981 and was then part of the small group of journalists who pooled their retrenchment pay to start The Weekly Mail. In his capacity as co-editor of The Weekly Mail (now the Mail & Guardian), he was prosecuted numerous times under the State of Emergency. He was co-editor of the paper when it was banned for one month by the government in 1988 and led the legal battle against closure and numerous incidents of police confiscation of the newspaper.

Harber writes a regular column in the Business Day and Beeld and is the author of Diepsloot.


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