Du Toit was deputy editor of the South African edition of the international news brand since its launch in October 2016.
“Pieter is one of the leading political analysts in South Africa and has been responsible for a significant part of the audience HuffPost South Africa has developed in six months,” says HuffPost editor-at-large, Ferial Haffajee. “His head for news is unparalleled. I look forward to working with him.”
Du Toit has 14 years of experience as a writer, journalist, and editor, and has worked on many of Media24’s biggest news brands since finishing his schooling and political science studies in Stellenbosch.
He has worked as a crime reporter, political correspondent, and news editor for several of the company’s print publications and digital platforms. He is often interviewed on radio and television for his insights into the South African political landscape.
“It’s a privilege to work at a company that still believes and invests in the mission of journalism,” Du Toit adds. “Our job is now more important than ever, and the team and I will work hard to establish the title as one of the country’s ‘must read’ destinations.”
Charlene Beukes, general manager of HuffPost South Africa, concludes, “I am confident Pieter, as editor-in-chief, will unlock HuffPost’s full potential in South Africa as a fierce and fun pure-play brand and will grow HuffPost into a South African market leader. I have huge faith in his ability.”
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