Ray Hartley is the Research Director of the Brenthurst Foundation. Ray has a postgraduate honours degree from Rhodes University where he studied African politics and journalism.
Ray was an anti-apartheid activist in the United Democratic Front while serving on the executive of the National Union of South African Students. He later worked for the Human Awareness Programme, an NGO which provided training and advice to activists. He then worked as an administrator in the Codesa constitutional negotiations that ended apartheid. After a stint as the boxing correspondent of the then Weekly Mail, he joined Business Day and then the Sunday Times. He covered the Nelson Mandela presidency, travelling the world with him and witnessing the birth of the new, democratic South Africa.
He has edited several prominent South African newspapers and online publications, including the Sunday Times, The Times, Rand Daily Mail and BusinessLIVE.
Ray is the author of Ragged Glory: The rainbow nation in black and white, which tells the story of the first two turbulent decades of democracy in South Africa. He wrote The Big Fix: How South Africa stole the 2010 World Cup and most recently Ramaphosa: The Man Who Would be King.
Ray Hartley, Greg Mills3 November 2020
Ray Hartley16 October 2020
Greg Mills, Bobi Wine, Hailemariam Desalegn, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Emily van der Merwe, Ray Hartley, Marie-Noelle Nwokolo14 October 2020
Greg Mills, Bobi Wine, Hailemariam Desalegn, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Ray Hartley, Marie-Noelle Nwokolo, Emily van der Merwe14 October 2020
Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hailemariam Desalegn, Bobi Wine, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Marie-Noelle Nwokolo, Ray Hartley12 October 2020