By Estelle de Bruyn
A veteran journalist with more than 50 years experience in the newsroom, Des Erasmus, was the guest speaker at a recent National Gathering of the Namibian Women in News group. As we identified investigative reporting as one of the topics we wanted to learn more about, we invited Des to our meeting.
In his presentation he paid tribute to the role of women in the news. “In the world of newspapers it took ages to discover the abilities of women. Today they have been discovered being the editors of Huisgenoot (a very popular South African magazine),Rapport (the Afrikaans language Sunday newspaper in South Africa) and many more across the borders and overseas.
“Here in Namibia we are keeping up with women as editors of our biggest dailies – Gwen Lister (The Namibian), Marietjie van Staden (Agriforum) and at last our own Estelle de Bruyn (Republikein),” Des said. [Read more...]