Ferial Haffajee

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Date of Birth February 20, 1967
Place of Birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Age 53 years old
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Ferial Haffajee is a South African journalist and newspaper editor. Haffajee has been the editor of the City Press newspaper since July 2009 and was previously the editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper.

Born: February 20, 1967
Occupation: Journalist, newspaper editor, author
Alma mater: University of the Witwatersrand

About Ferial Haffajee

South African journalist who came to the public's attention as an editor for the City Press from 2009-16. She has also held positions as an editor for the Mail & Guardian, the Daily Maverick and HuffPost South Africa.

Before Fame

She studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


In 2014, she was given the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Family Life

Her father worked in a clothing factory. She married writer and editor Paul Stober.


Pelasa Mahleba and Nana Meriwether are other well-known journalists who were born in South Africa.

Information related to Ferial Haffajee

  • South African journalists
  • University of the Witwatersrand alumni
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Latest information about Ferial Haffajee updated on October 26, 2020.

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