Desmond Latham

Copy Editor, Developmental Editor, Editor, Photographer, Videographer, Writer, Managing Editor


Now editor in chief at the GCIS, previously head of multimedia at frayintermedia, an African communications company training journalists, management and corporate clients while also offering digital and other services.
Before that, news editor at Business Day TV, previously the online editor at BDFM assisting the company which is owned by Tiso Blackstar in its move to digital first operations.
That's after spending ten years as CEO of my own company called Mobile Active Digital PTY which built mobile apps and served content to people through African telecomms companies.
I have also been a senior reporter at Radio 702, Head of Journalism at Allenby Campus, News Editor at Classic FM, head of radio at African Business Channel.
I have a private pilot's license and fly weekly from Lanseria while continuing to bring up three children and travel as often as I can.
Spending time doing basic coding in Java and HTML as well as Javascript, I have learned a great deal over the decades about programming, project management, and user experiences.
Apart from a long history in digital, I have studied at Stanford in California in 1993/94 and Rhodes in South Africa in 1983/85. My partner was a Nieman Fellow so I joined her at Harvard in 2000/2001 and audited a course at the Harvard school of Design run by the enormously inspiring Professor John Stilgoe.
I am also a trained paramedic with 2 year's military experience in casualty evacuation from conflict zones and play in a blues/jazz band called Redhand.
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Social Copy, Website Copy, Interview, Press Release, Video, Presentation, Infographic, Page Layout, Script, Live Event, Aerial Photo, News Photography, Corporate Video, Explainer Video, Social Video, News Video, Documentary, Landing Page
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Rhodes University , BA Journalism
Rhodes University , BA History Honors
Stanford University , Associate
Johannesburg, South Africa|Afrikaans, English, Dutch

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