Group Political Editor, Independent Newspapers
Moshoeshoe Monare leads a team of political reporters for 16 newspaper
titles in the Independent Newspapers group. For the 34-year-old group
political editor what that boils down to is editing up to 20 stories a day.
Monare, born in Mokopane, Limpopo, holds a journalism diploma from
Technikon Northern Gauteng � now Tshwane university of Technology � as
well as a BA honours degree and a post-graduate diploma in media studies
from the university of the Witwatersrand.
He started his career at the Pretoria News as a student freelancer in 1996,
becoming its education reporter after completing his internship. Monare also
worked for The Star, the SABC and the Sunday Times, where he was senior
education correspondent. He is frequently called upon to provide insight into
political stories for television and radio news.
Monare rejoined Independent Newspapers in 2004, moving up the
ranks until, in 2008, he was
appointed group political
editor. So the next time you
read a political story in The
Star, The Mercury, the Sunday
Tribune, the Cape Argus or
other Independent titles, think
Lunch spot: Sophiatown, Newtown, Johannesburg