Ainsley Moos Death, Obituary – Ainsley Moos, a former student at the journalism department, passed away, and the instructors and staff are mourning his departure (class of 2001). Ainsley was the Executive: Corporate and Stakeholder Relations at African Rainbow Capital and served as the council chair for Stellenbosch University at the time of his death.
When former pupils from all over the world learned that their “beloved buddy” had passed away, they responded in astonishment and anguish. Liesl Pretorius, a fellow graduate of the journalism program, remembers how attentive and determined Ainsley was throughout their honors year.
When he was appointed editor of Volksblad, she stated she believed “it couldn’t have happened to a sweeter, more capable gentleman,” and she noted that the same was true of his other professional accomplishments since then. She said she didn’t think “a kinder, more capable guy” could have gone through what he did.
He was described as “a fantastic gentleman and a born leader whose ego never got in the way” by Ainsley’s classmate Maryke Visagie. Born to lead,” Ainsley stated. He “took every chance to learn,” she said, “cared sincerely about pupils and friends, and never lost his sense of humor, even when circumstances were rough.
” She said she will always remember him in that way. Marenet Jordaan, Ainsley’s old classmate, remembers his friend’s wonderful enthusiasm for life and his undying love for his child. Ainsley was “ferociously invested in and always inquiring about the world, and particularly thrilled about our human connectivity,” according to Ronel Bester, another 2001 journalism class graduate.
His belief in people and his unwavering dedication to the possibilities that we, as decent people and members of communities, are capable of realizing will always be remembered by me. He loved his family and friends and was always glad to do so, therefore we should remember his morals, generosity, optimism, and sense of humor to appreciate him.