About Southlands Sun

The Southlands Sun print edition has been in existence for more than 20 years, serving the people of the South Durban Basin and adjacent areas with their weekly dose of community news. A veritable ‘shopping mall between two covers’, the paper is a must-read for all residents of the southern suburbs who need to know what is happening in their back yards, both in terms of the news of the week as well as local retail shopping offerings.

The Sun is a Caxton Local Newspaper which has through the years distinguished itself as one of the company’s foremost local titles, as evidenced by its success at the annual Caxton Awards, where its accolades include being named Newspaper of the Year in 2009.

The Sun subscribes to the Press Code of Conduct, and prides itself on its strong media ethics and ensuring that readers receive well researched, objective news that is relevant to their lives. Its emphasis on strong news coverage is evidenced by the paper’s ability to trump its national, daily media counterparts in breaking major national stories ahead of them.

The Sun’s small but dogged news team are the custodians of the paper’s quality editorial content, and this same fervour has been applied to the online space, to ensure our readers can rely on a source of credible, breaking news as it unfolds. This was initially achieved through the www.looklocal.co.za website, but the advent of the paper’s title site will increasingly see the same thinking being applied to keep our readers in the know. The Sun adopts a fair but critical stance when it uncovers injustices and jealously guard its role as the watchdog of this community.
33 Main Road
Doonside
Amanzimtoti
DURBAN

Tel: 031 903 2341

The Team


Jabulile Msimango
CLEANER
Sthabile Mzobe
RECEPTIONIST
Lauren Beukes
JOURNALIST
Natalie Glinister
DIGITAL MANAGER
Elaine Govender
AD DESIGNER
Germain Puckree
AD DESIGNER
Patrick Gounden
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Megan Brett
DTP PAGE LAYOUT
Erin Hanekom
JOURNALIST
Gerda MacGregor
BOOKINGS CLERK
Tiffanee Cox
SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Shereen Maharaj
ADVERTISING MANAGER
Michelle Izatt
MANAGING EDITOR
Interesting facts about the Southlands area*
  • 65% of purchasing-decision makers (PDMs) in the Bluff, Yellowwood Park, and Montlands area read the Sun.
  • 58% of Southlands purchasing decision-makers are employed, while 17% are retired.
  • Three quarters are first language English speaking,  while 28% speak isiZulu and 13% Afrikaans.
  • 79% of PDMs have access to cars, while 63% have their own car
  • 40% of PDMs connect to the internet weekly or more often
*Data sourced from Roots 2013 survey results

Distribution

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Areas

  • Bluff
  • Yellowwood Park
  • Woodlands
  • Montclair
  • Wentworth
  • Treasure Beach
  • Woodhaven
Total distribution: 18 100 - Delivered on Tuesdays
 
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