Michael van Olst

Membership Number: SAF02947

Contact Details

Province:Western Cape

Profession Details

Media:Newspapers, Internet - Website and Blogging
Speciality:General, News, Politics, Sports
Profession:Writer, Proofreader, Subeditor, Journalist


Joined the Daily News, Durban, in 1979 as a general reporter and court reporter after completing the Argus Cadet Course. 

Worked at the Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg, as a sub-editor and layout sub from 1982-1984; Natal Witness, Pietermaritzburg, 1984-1986 as a news and sport sub-editor and layout sub. Employed at the Cape Times, Cape Town in 1986 as chief sports sub-editor as well as news sub-editor and layout specialist.

Joined The Cape Argus, Cape Town in 1990. Appointed deputy chief sub-editor in 1993. Held similar position at the Weekend Argus.

Chief production editor at Weekend Argus until December 2016.

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