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Cape Town Press Club mourns the death of Brendan Boyle

Press Release: Cape Town Press Club

 

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Brendan Boyle


Journalist Brendan Boyle, a former chairperson of the Cape Town Press Club, has died in Cape Town after a long struggle with cancer.

Boyle, who was parliamentary bureau chief of Reuters when he chaired the Press Club in the 1990s, hosted President Nelson Mandela on behalf of the Club in1994 at our 21st anniversary.  As chairperson his favourite word was 'gravitas' and he gave dignity to the institution, said Muriel Hau Yoon, former secretary and Afrikom CEO.

Boyle, an able and meticulous journalist, went on to be executive editor of the Sunday Times and editor of the East London Daily Dispatch.

In recent years he was a researcher on land matters at the University of Cape Town.

Our condolences to his family and colleagues. He will be missed.


In the press:


https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/veteran-journalist-and-editor-brendan-boyle-has-died-20190212

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/sanef-mourns-the-death-of-editor-and-journalist-moses-moyo-20181026

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-02-11-brendan-boyle-former-sunday-times-and-daily-dispatch-editor-has-died/

 

Photo courtesy of News24.

Cape Town Press Club Committee