Passing of Robin Emslie

(From the left) Robin Emslie with Raven Benny, QASA COO, in 2012 during a strategic meeting for Rolling Inspiration held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg.

The Rolling Inspiration team was devasted to learn that Robin Emslie recently passed away. QASA COO and Rolling Inspiration managing editor, Raven Benny, says: “We are ever grateful for Robin’s dedication and support with the strategic conversations and planning around the magazine.”

Robin’s company was the second publisher of the magazine. Ari Seirlis, former managing editor of Rolling Inspiration and Robin’s nephew, recalls: “He was the second publisher of Rolling Inspiration. His company published the magazine for about eight years. He took the risk of guiding us through the purchasing of the brand from Prime Media and put his team to work to elevate the publication to a readership of 4 000.

“He ensured we understood all of the elements of publishing and through the regular editorial meetings, empowered us to understand the important elements of a publication. He was responsible for the sustainability of the publication and handed over the reins to the next publisher when he retired. Robin was totally committed to the well-being of the magazine and keeping subscribers informed. Robin Emslie must take credit for the well-being of the publication in his time. Many of us who worked with him in the publication will miss him dearly.”

Our condolences to Robin’s friends and family. May he rest in peace.

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