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Chris Roper, editor-in-chief of is to become editor in charge of digital media products at Mail & Guardian, Nic Dawes, M&G editor-in-chief said on Twitter, yesterday, Monday, 8 June 2009.
Roper is a former editor-in-chief of Tiscali World Online, portal manager at MWeb and MWeb Africa, and editor of Social Media at and is currently editor-in-chief of He was previously consulting editor to SL, Cape editor for Y magazine, arts correspondent for Mail & Guardian, editor of Obrigado, and a monthly columnist for Style, Drive Out, Shape and Best Life.

He's received two Mondi award nominations, including one Mondi silver Features Award for Cosmo Man, and several Pica awards. The new position will take him from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Roper will take up his new post at the beginning of August.
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Good Move.-
I too am jumping ship in search of more fortuitous and adventurous waters.
Posted on 9 Jun 2009 09:03
Onion Movie
Didn't he write something critical about the M&G not so long ago, or I am I confused. Congrats Chris! hope you do well. I am quiet suprised by the move to JHB, I thought all was fair in the Cape.
Posted on 9 Jun 2009 09:40
Chris Roper
cape vs jape-
all is fair in the cape, but the chance to join an investigative newspaper doesn't come along all that often. And i do love joburg too, especially the music. So I've gathered my courage. Also, I'm assured that they let you back into Cape Town, even if you've chosen another city.
Posted on 9 Jun 2009 12:06
Posted on 9 Jun 2009 13:21
Chris Roper
i guess this is a good yay?-
uh, thanks...
Posted on 9 Jun 2009 14:22
Chris Roper
Thanks Rob, very kind of you.
Posted on 10 Jun 2009 16:22
mr roper... was wondering when you'd spread your wings - all the best from the 24/mweb gang (lance/chantel/raj/tyrone/leo)
Posted on 17 Jun 2009 14:14
Chris Roper
so now you're a gang, huh.-
Thanks guys, I'll never forget you. Well, not much to forget, really. (Kidding, kidding.)
Posted on 8 Jul 2009 16:39