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The club executives

Brent Meersman

Brent Meersman

Chairperson

m: 082 568 9940

Brent Meersman is co-editor of GroundUp News. He was a weekly contributor to the Mail & Guardian from 2003 to 2016; a bi-weekly columnist for This is Africa from 2014 to 2018, and South African bureau chief, writing on politics and economics for New Africa Analysis (London) from 2010 to 2011. He is the author of a number of books, including four novels. His books have been published in the US and translated and published in Germany.

Thembela Ntongana

Thembela Ntongana

Deputy Chairperson

Thembela Ntongana holds a Diploma in Journalism from Walter Sisulu University. She worked for GroundUp as a journalist for five years and stills contributes stories on a freelance basis. She also works in the communications department for Nal'ibali, NGO that promotes reading for enjoyment in mother tongue.

Donwald Pressly

Donwald Pressly

Deputy Chairperson

m: 083 443 0065

Donwald Pressly writes for BizNews focusing on politics and economics. A graduate of journalism and politics from Rhodes University and a media fellow of Duke University, he spent 22 years covering the South African parliament for newspapers and a financial news company, I-Net Bridge. He established the press club's annual Barry Streek Memorial Lecture. He has served as chair, deputy chair and secretary of the Cape Town Press Club.

Lalage Maurer

Lalage Maurer

Secretary

m: 082 820 0190

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