|Born||Albert Tertius Myburgh
26 December 1934
|Died||2 December 1990(aged 55)|
|Alma mater||University of Cape Town
|Occupation||Journalist and Editor|
|Spouse(s)||Wilhelmina Madgalenda Loubser (1958- )|
|Children||Philip, Danielle & Jacqueline|
Myburgh was the son of Albert Lambert Myburgh. He was educated at Dale College Boys' High School in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape and later studied at the University of Cape Town. Between 1965-1966, he was a Nieman Fellow of journalism at Harvard University in Massachusetts, United States. In the United States he specialized in the fields of politics, economics and foreign affairs.
Myburgh's began his career at The Friend newspaper in Bloemfontein followed by two years working at the London office of the Argus newspaper group. He later returned to South Africa and became political and parliamentary reporter for The Star in Johannesburg in 1963. In 1967 he became assistant editor of the Daily News. Between 1971 and March 1975 he served as editor of the Pretoria News and in April 1975 became editor of the largest newspaper in South Africa, The Sunday Times.
Myburgh was also published by international titles, as a South African associate for the New York Times and Time. He also contributed to the Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times and the Daily Express.
There is strong evidence that Myburgh was a spy for the South African security services under the apartheid government.
Myburgh resigned as editor of the Sunday Times in September 1990 after 15 years. His next role was to be as ambassador to Washington or London. However, only four days later he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and died at home in December of the same year.