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WHO ARE WE?

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

Eastern Free State Issue

058 303 0272

Mangaung Issue

051 447 2312

contact@issue.co.za contact@issue.co.za

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Issue - Eastern Free State (Head Office)

16B Muller Street, Bethlehem

Issue - Manguang Branch

35 Zastron Street, Bloemfontein Central

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