The Southern African Editors Forum says it's mourning the death of Ronelle Rademeyer, aged 56.

The Southern African Editors Forum says Rademeyer was instrumental in organising the EFN Journalism Awards from 2018 to 2023.

It says she also stabilised the finances of the EFN through her persuasion of Namibian industry executives to support good and ethical journalism.

Rademeyer was also part of the team that revised the current Code of Ethics for Namibian Print, Broadcast, and Online Media.

She started her journalistic work during the late 1990s, working for publications in South Africa before ending up at the Republikein, where she went on to become the news editor.

The Southern African Editors Forum says it will remember Rademeyer for her dedication to journalism and the EFN, which she helped propel into an exemplary self-regulatory chapter in the Southern African Development Community of 16 countries and on the African continent.

The Ministry of Agriculture says Rademeyer was a dedicated journalist who made memorable contributions to the dissemination of information in the agriculture sector.

Its spokesperson, Jona Musheko, hopes that her passion and commitment will continue to inspire everyone to continue informing the nation.

Our thoughts are with all who knew and worked alongside Rademeyer, says Musheko.




Laimi Hainghumbi