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Cape Town - The Cape Argus welcomed its new editor on Monday morning. Jermaine Craig has been handed the reins after Gasant Abarder left the paper to join Primedia earlier this year.
Craig, 37, started his career with the Cape Argus as a general reporter in 1995 before moving to The Star as a sports writer in 1999.
After winning the Castle Premiership Football Writer of the Year award in 2000, and covering two Olympic Games and the Fifa World Cup in Germany, he was made news editor of The Star. He subsequently rose to the positions of night editor and then executive editor on the Joburg title.
In 2007, Craig joined the 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee (South Africa) as its media manager, and in 2011 moved to SA Tourism as global communications manager.
Craig said it meant a lot to be back in Cape Town after 14 years. “I am from Athlone, grew up in Cape Town and I know the newspaper and its traditions well. It has a proud history of championing the issues of its wide cross-section of readers, from Lentegeur and Langa to Llandudno. I look forward to leading the team at the Argus that will strive to produce great newspapers, engage and entertain its readers and be a vibrant part of the daily lives of all Capetonians.”
Chris Whitfield, editor-in-chief of the Cape Argus, Weekend Argus, Daily Voice and Cape Times, said he was delighted to have Craig on board.