Gibson was the recipient of the Joint International Editor of Year award of the Atlas World Review, 1979. Rex Gibson, the former editor of the SA newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail (RDM), has died at age 89, his family confirmed on Tuesday morning.

“Our beloved father died peacefully last night with all his daughters and his partner, Pat, by his side. What a grand life he lived,” his daughter, Kerry, wrote on Facebook.

Gibson was born on August 11, 1931, in Salisbury, South Africa to Arthur David and Mildred Joyce Gibson.

He married Lucille Shirley Carr on January 28, 1956, and had three children, Gail, Kerry, and Robyn.

After retiring from journalism in 1992, he moved to Hermanus and published a memoir, which provided his perspective of the RDM spanning the late 1950s to the closure of the newspaper in 1985.

He was the recipient of the Joint International Editor of Year award of the Atlas World Review, 1979.

Career

  • Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg, 1952-1959,
  • Imperial relations bursar, 1960-1962,
  • Chief sub-editor, 1962-1967,
  • Arts editor, 1969, assistant editor,
  • Chief assistant editor, 1969-1972,
  • Deputy editor, 1973-1976,
  • Editor, since 1982,
  • Founder editor Mining News, since 1967,
  • Editor Northern Reporter, 1968-1969.

In other news – DJ Zinhle speaks out after shocking Break-up from baby daddy AKA – I’m not bothered

While the internet went through a meltdown over rumours of a split from her bae, AKA, DJ Zinhle reiterated how rumours don’t bother her any more. Zinhle made it onto the trends list at the weekend after City Press reported that the musician and baby daddy AKA had broken up.

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DJ Zinhle kissing AKA

According to the publication, the rapper allegedly ended his relationship with Zinhle on the eve of her birthday last year because “there were too many people involved in their relationship”. continue reading

Source: The Citizen, TimesLive

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