Reg Rumney

 

DIRECTOR OF THE
SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK CENTRE FOR ECONOMICS JOURNALISM 

r.rumney@ru.ac.za Room 205

Reg is in charge of the South African Reserve Bank Centre for Economics Journalism, sponsored by the South African Reserve Bank and the Standard Bank of South Africa. The aim of the centre is to improve the coverage of economics, finance and business on the continent. Reg is researching the landscape of the business media in South Africa.


Reg is a journalist with extensive experience in business reporting, with a career that has spanned both print and broadcast media.

From January 1996 until the end of 2000 he was the economics editor of SABC News, and before that he was Business Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper, where he was also Managing Editor and a director.

Most recently, as executive director of BusinessMap, he was responsible for producing reports on foreign investment, black economic empowerment and privatisation, and carried out research work in Africa on issues related to the investment climate.

He is keenly interested in the role of business in society, having founded the Mail & Guardian Investing in the Future Awards in 1990 to celebrate excellence in South African corporate social responsibility.

He has served as an adjudicator on the Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year Awards and on the Appeal Panel of the Press Ombudsman.

He writes an occasional in-depth column called The Big Deal for the Mail & Guardian on BEE, focusing on equity transactions.

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