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The NI congratulates Ferial Haffajee

April 2004

Despite ever-larger obstacles, West African migrants are dying to get to Europe.

Ferial Haffajee – a frequent contributor to the NI – has just been appointed editor of the South Africa’s weekly investigative newspaper Mail and Guardian, making her the first female editor of a major newspaper in the country. Her appointment comes in an important year for South Africa, which is celebrating its 10th democratic anniversary and preparing for the country’s third non-racial elections.

I will want to use our investigative resources to look at some pretty serious gender problems we have – like the rate of rape and the rate of sexual violence,’ she says. ‘And I hope that we will be able to profile the many young black or “coloured” women who are coming up through the ranks to show a different form of leadership.’

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