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WHY ADVERTISE IN THE ISSUE NEWSPAPER?

A few reasons why our service truly is priceless:

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

• Issue is a free community newspaper with an outstanding distribution.

• 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.

• 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 prices are excellent.

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

• 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 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.

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

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

"For businesses, the best reason to advertise is to make more money! The advert needs to result in more sales, and more profit."

~ Issue Training Manual 

THIS WEEK'S PAPER

Download or view the latest PDFs of our newspapers from below:

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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 PROFILE

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.

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%

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MANGAUNG ISSUE PROFILE

FACT FILE

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

Age: 16-49yrs 87%; 50+yrs 9%
Language: Setswana 88%
Gender: Female 52%
LSM: 5-7 87%; 8-10 10%
Race: Black 84%

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CONTACT US

Eastern Free State Issue

16B Muller Street
Bethlehem
058 303 0272

Mangaung Issue

35 Zastron Street
Bloemfontein
051 447 2312

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