Max du Preez

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Birthday
3, 1951
Birthplace
Kroonstad, South Africa
Birth Sign
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Birthday
3, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
Kroonstad, South Africa

About

South African author, columnist, and filmmaker who is best recognized for his work as founding editor of Vrye Weekblad, a Afrikaans-language anti-apartheid newspaper. He is also known for having served as a Political Correspondent for Beeld, Financial Mail, and the Sunday Times. 

Before Fame

He first founded the Vrye Weekblad newspaper in November of 1988. He gained further attention in 1991 when he won the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism. 

Trivia

He has won several awards for his reporting work including the Nat Nakasa Award for fearless reporting in 2008. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Kroonstad, Free Stare, South Africa. 

Associated With

Other journalists who are also known for their coverage of South Africa include Pelasa Mahleba and Helen Zille