SANEF mourns Donwald Pressly's death
27 October 2022
The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) sadly notes the passing of veteran journalist and editor, Donwald Pressly.
Pressly, a former journalist, and Cape Town bureau chief of Business Report, has been ill for some time after he was diagnosed with cancer. Pressly covered parliamentary news for twenty-five years until recently, he was a freelance journalist writing for outlets such as BizNews.
While covering Parliament, Pressly had a stint as chairperson of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Pressly was one of the leading figures of the Cape Town Press Club, where he held several positions.
Before his focus on business journalism, Pressly covered parliamentary politics mostly for the morning newspapers. This is where he became friends with several politicians, across various political formations.