Raymond Louw: SA's greatest newspaper editor and fighter for a free press

Ex-Rand Daily Mail editor stood up to the Nats, the ANC - and his own board

09 June 2019 - 00:00 By CHRIS BARRON

Raymond Louw, who has died in Johannesburg at the age of 92, was arguably SA's greatest newspaper editor and champion of media freedom.

After 10 years as editor of the Rand Daily Mail during which it was acknowledged as one of the top newspapers in the world, he was fired by a pusillanimous board of directors...

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