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"For businesses,

the reason to advertise

is to make more money!

The advert needs to

result in more sales,

and more profit."

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•  Our prices are excellent.

 

• Our existing clients get a great response, and keep coming back.

 

• Issue is a free community newspaper with an outstanding distribution, meaning almost every copy is distributed and read.

 

• We print a large number of newspapers (30,000 in Mangaung and 22,000 in EFS) and our print order and distribution are audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

 

• Our readers are known to wait for the specials in the paper before deciding where to buy.

 

• We regularly run promotions, competitions and specials offering added value for advertisers and making us very popular with readers.

• Prices and advert sizes can be customised to your budget and needs.

 

• Our designers will design beautiful ads for advertisers free of charge, and full colour doesn't cost more.

 

• We deliver true, good quality, positive local community news, highlighting successes in the community. We are not at all political, or funded by government, and our readers are passionate about the paper.

 

• Look around on distribution days and see more people with Issue than with any other newspaper. Nobody else can offer this kind of exposure.

 

• We have been in the business over 20 years and won, and been finalist in the Capro Publisher of the Year award several times.

 

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COMPANY PROFILE

Issue is Free State’s most popular, weekly community newspaper company consisting of 2 newspaper divisions,

namely Eastern Free State Issue and Mangaung Issue.

EASTERN FREE STATE ISSUE

MANGAUNG ISSUE

FACT FILE

FACT FILE

Publication Name: Eastern Free State Issue

Cover price: Free

Frequency: Weekly (Thursday)

Towns served: Bethlehem, QwaQwa, Harrismith, Kestell,

Ficksburg, Fouriesburg, Senekal and Paul Roux.

Population of region: 490,000

Estimated readership: 120,000

ABC: 21,932

Language: English

Bookings: Directly or www.capro.co.za

 

There are three main commercial centres in the Eastern

Free State. The towns Bethlehem and Harrismith, and

the former homeland (and now hub of retail development)

QwaQwa. QwaQwa is also known as Phuthaditjhaba

and Witsieshoek.

Publication Name: Manguang Issue

Cover price: Free

Frequency: Weekly (Wednesday)

Towns served: Bloemfontein, Mangaung township,

Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu

Population of region: 645,000

Estimated readership: 158,000

ABC: 29,850

Language: English

Bookings: Directly or www.capro.co.za

 

Mangaung is the Southern Sotho word for “Place of the

Cheetahs”. It is also the name of the municipality which

incorporates Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu.

READER PROFILE

READER PROFILE

Age: 16-49yrs 87%; 50+yrs 8%

Language: Southern Sotho 89%

Gender: Female 52%

LSM: 5-7 81%; 8-10 10%

Race: Black 97%

Age: 16-49yrs 87%; 50+yrs 9%

Language: Setswana 88%

Gender: Female 52%

LSM: 5-7 87%; 8-10 10%

Race: Black 84%

CONTACT US

Mangaung Issue

35 Zastron Street

Bloemfontein

051 447 2312

email: contact@issue.co.za

Eastern Free State Issue

16B Muller Street

Bethlehem

058 303 0272

email: contact@issue.co.za

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