Thanks, Oom Ray: Remembering SA’s free-press giant

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Thanks, Oom Ray: Remembering SA’s free-press giant

Media stalwarts say SA owes much of its media freedom to Raymond Louw, who died within 22 hours of his wife

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Just 22 hours after his wife died in hospital following a fall, veteran journalist and lifelong media freedom fighter Raymond Louw breathed his last breath.

It was “in a way, wildly romantic”, said the couple’s daughter, actress Fiona Ramsay.

Louw – lovingly known as “Oom Ray” – died on Wednesday at the age of 92. His wife, Jean Ramsay Louw, had succumbed the day before...

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