Editorial committee bids Danie Olivier farewell

March 23rd, 2016
Former De Rebus Editorial Committee member, Danie Olivier.

Former De Rebus Editorial Committee member, Danie Olivier.

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele

The De Rebus Editorial Committee (EC) and staff bid farewell to Danie Olivier in February. Mr Olivier was part of the EC for 11 years, having served three of them as the committee’s chairperson. Mr Olivier’s last EC meeting was at the end of October 2015.

At the farewell lunch, Peter Horn, who is also a long standing member of the EC, said that Mr Olivier has made a huge contribution to the committee and that he was someone who always knew his meeting agenda from cover-to-cover. He said that Mr Olivier brought insightful comment and debate to the EC meetings and that it was evident that he did a great deal of research on articles on the agenda before the meetings.

Mr Horn described Mr Olivier as someone who was up to date with cases and the law. He concluded by saying that Mr Olivier brought a new dimension to the journal and the committee and that he would be missed.

The current chairperson of the EC, Mohamed Randera, said that Mr Olivier had developed a legacy and that he had imparted considerable knowledge to all the EC members and De Rebus staff. He added that he would be missed.

Mr Olivier has been replaced by Giusi Harper of Houghton Harper Attorneys and Conveyances in Johannesburg.

Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele NDip Journ (DUT) BTech Journ (TUT) is the news editor at De Rebus.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2016 (April) DR 8.