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Ferial Haffajee is formerly Editor in Chief of City Press. She previously held the same position at the Mail & Guardian, Africa's first online newspaper. She sits on the board of Gender Links, an NGO geared toward improving the media's coverage of development and gender empowerment. She is also on the boards of the International Press Institute and the World Editors Forum, and she chaired the SA National Editors Forum's ethics and diversity committee. She has received the Shoprite-Checkers Woman of the Year Award, The Mediamagazine's Women in Media Award, a Sanlam financial journalism award, and the Naspers group's most prestigious internal prize, the Phil Weber Award. In 2008, she was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She has also worked at Financial Mail and the SABC in both radio and television. She is also the winner of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) 2014 International Press Freedom Awards. She is the author of a book titled: “What If There Were No Whites In South Africa?” published by Pan McMillan in 2015. She is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa, as well as a member of and moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network.