About South Coast Herald

The South Coast Herald has been the ‘Leader in Local News’ for the past 78 years. Our roots go back to 1935 when the publication was known as the South Coast Reveille and the cover price was a mere ‘twopence’ (it now costs R3). The entire front page of the newspaper in those days was an advert for the opening of the Southbroom Hotel which boasted the ‘largest swimming pool on the South Coast’. The newspaper has stood the test of time, the hotel hasn’t. The Reveille changed its name to the Herald a short while later and has kept up its fine reputation for trust, reliability and keeping the South Coast informed and entertained ever since. The Herald is openly regarded as one of the top local newspapers in South Africa for its broad mix of news, photographs, letters, community insight, sport and entertainment. It has also won the Caxton Group’s ‘Best Sold Newspaper’ award for the past three years on the trot. Our dedicated editorial team is encouraged to get personally involved in the community about which they write in order to do so with passion and caring. Most of our staff has been with us for years, some more than 25. Unlike many other local newspapers, the Herald does not miss a week (even at Christmas). We are on sale early every Thursday for 52 weeks of the year. On average, our pagination hovers between 80 and 100 pages, making the Herald one of the most substantial local reads in the country. We are ABC audited with a constant average sale for the past year of about 15 500 newspapers, distributed on the coastline between Mtwalume in the north, Port Edward in the south and inland to Harding and Kokstad. The Herald is constantly evolving along with its community and is currently adjusting to keep up with the modern mix of mobile, digital and print media.
PO Box 1263 Port Shepstone 4240 Tel: 039 682 0155

The Team


Colleen Haggard
EDITOR
Bevis Fairbrother
BRANCH MANAGER
Brennan Raymond
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Nancy Iyer
FINANCIAL MANAGER
Sue Pillay
ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER / ADVERTISING MANAGER
Shenda Krisch
DIGITAL MANAGER
David Rush
SPORTS & MOTORING EDITOR

Editorial


Ginisile Ndovela
JOURNALIST
Michael Dlamini
EYETHU EDITOR
Lorraine Lawlor
SUB-EDITOR
Fundiswa Mzobe
DIGITAL PUBLISHER
Zimasa Mgwili
JOURNALIST
Liz Coulson
PROOF-READER
Vee Ramsayi
PHOTO JOURNALIST
Shona Aylward
JOURNALIST
Sugan Naidoo
JOURNALIST

Features


Anna Sabbatini
FEATURES WRITER
Sylvia D’Alton
FEATURES EDITOR

Advertising


Yachna Deochand
DIGITAL ADVERTISING ADMINISTRATOR
Marcelle Balkaran
ADVERTISING ADMINISTRATOR
Kershnee Chetty
ADVERTISING ADMINISTRATOR
Adri Human
DIGITAL ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT
Ashika Ajudia
ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT
Sudasha Govender
ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT
Kannagi Naidoo
ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT
Janine Currin
ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT
Liz Abrahams
ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT
Shannon Trollip
ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT
Chisane Reddy
BOOKING CLERK

Accounts


Tracy Govender
CREDIT CONTROLLER
Leanne Moodley
CREDIT CONTROLLER

Admin


Naveen Manilal
DISTRIBUTION ASSISTANT
Dean Kelly
IT SUPPORT
Mearl Singh
HR MANAGER
Sharlene Naidoo
BRANCH MANAGER'S PA

Classifieds


Shanie Sirawan
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING CONSULTANT
Linda Rathnam
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING CONSULTANT
Shireen Govender
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING CONSULTANT

Production


Sue Nicol
PROOF-READER
Suraya Alvi
DESKTOP PUBLISHER
Hemraj Goberhan
SCANNER/DESKTOP PUBLISHER
Desmond Govender
DESKTOP PUBLISHER
Barbara Waters
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER

Reception


Bev Copeland
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR/ RECEPTIONIST
Angel Mkhize
SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR/ RECEPTIONIST
Interesting facts about South Coast Herald decision makers surveyed
  • 21 768 households were surveyed, reaching 31 213 purchase decision makers
  • 63 percent of the decision makers are women
  • 71 percent are English speaking
  • 85 percent have cellphones
  • 75 percent buy takeaway meals at least once a month
  • 52 percent are employed full time, while 19 percent are retired
  • 86 percent own a car
  • 28 percent connect to the Internet at least once a week
  • 25 percent have children at school
  • 36 percent are aged 50 years or older
  • * Statistics obtained from Roots Survey 2013

Distribution

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Areas

  • Scottburgh
  • Mtwalume
  • Ifafa
  • Hibberdene
  • Umzumbe
  • Pumula
  • Southport
  • Anerley
  • Sea Park
  • Umtentweni
  • Port Shepstone
  • Oslo Beach
  • Shelly Beach
  • St Michael's on Sea
  • Uvongo
  • Manaba
  • Margate
  • Ramsgate
  • Southbroom
  • Marina Beach
  • Port Edward
  • Izingolweni
  • Paddock
  • Harding
  • Kokstad
Total distribution: 18 000 - Delivered on Thursdays
 
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