Tiso Blackstar Group on Tuesday announced the appointment of Lukanyo Mnyanda as the editor of its flagship Business Day newspaper with effect from May. Mnyanda is currently based in Edinburgh, in the UK, where he has been covering the markets and politics for Bloomberg News. A South African national, Mnyanda has worked for Bloomberg in Johannesburg and London since 2005. He holds a BA degree from Rhodes University, as well as an MSc in International Development from the University of Bath. As Business Day editor, Mnyanda replaces Tim Cohen, who has held the role for the past two years. Five years ago Cohen was hauled back from his farm in the Karoo to edit the Financial Mail, after which he agreed to extend his tenure to edit Business Day. "Tim has done an excellent job in taking the paper forward, overseeing its move to new premises, a major redesign, and leading the way in covering some of the most important events in the democratic era. He was also tasked with ensuring transforma...

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