About Newcastle Advertiser

For over a century, the Newcastle Advertiser has served as the ‘watchdog of the community’.
From humble beginnings as a four-page spread in 1901, the Advertiser has developed from an advertising-focused sheet, to incorporating a total of 10 newspapers and a magazine.
Between them, the Advertiser team has racked up numerous awards, including Caxton’s ‘Best Sold Newspaper’, ‘Most Promising Journalist’, ‘Best Column’ and the Cadet Program’s ‘Dean’s Award’.
The team has also made national and international headlines with breaking news.
Most recently, the Advertiser was featured on a segment for BBC Radio International.
Over the years, the Advertiser has become synonymous with truth, integrity and riveting reporting, while upholding the standards set out by the Press Ombudsman.
In the editorial department, teamwork, trust and respect are keys to ensuring a quality publication week after week.
The Newcastle Advertiser and Newcastle Sun editorial teams consists of editor, Reveshni Douglas, senior journalist Bruce Douglas, journalists Tersia Gopi, Quinton Boucher, Zianne Leibrandt, and Digital manager, Zesuliwe Hadebe, as well as sub-editor, Eugenie Maritz.
We are proud to offer our readers a diverse blend of news, entertainment, sport and interactive media each week.
70 Paterson Street
Newcastle
2940

Contact: 034 312 6021
Fax: 034 312 8618

Editorial


Trevor Barnes
SUB-EDITOR
Quinton Boucher
SUN JOURNALIST
Zianne Leibrandt
JOURNALIST
Tersia Gopi
DIGITAL MANAGER
Bruce Douglas
SENIOR JOURNALIST
Reveshni Douglas
EDITOR

Sales


Navika Ramkissoon
CLASSIFIEDS SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Leendert Breedt
SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR AGRIECO
Philile Magudulela
SALES REPRESENTATIVE AMAJUBA EYETHU
Hema Sivparsad
SALES REPRESENTATIVE NEWCASTLE SUN
Maya Maharaj
BOOKINGS CLERK
Jessica Naidoo
SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Nirasha Pooranram
CLASSIFIEDS SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Rene’ Du Plessis
SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Cherryl Mungal
ADVERTISING MANAGER
Tanya Muller
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Production


Stefan Theunissen
DESIGNER
Chantelle Sampson
DESIGNER
Ashley Basdau
DESIGNER
Chantall van Biljon
LAYOUT ARTIST

Accounts


Sunitha Ramsaroop
Credit Controller
George Meyer
REGIONAL MANAGER
Linda Stoffberg
REGIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGER
Cookie Pillay
CREDIT CONTROLLER
Selenie Rooplall
Bookkeeper
Chantel Stols
Credit Controler / Cash Book Clerk
Nomathabo Mdhladhla
GENERAL OFFICE CLEANER
Gert Roos
DRIVER
Thulani Masindane
GENERAL WORKER
Monique Pentz
RECEPTIONIST
Interesting Facts about Newcastle
  • The first edition of the Advertiser hit the streets on August 24, 1901.
  • A fire gutted the top floor of the Advertiser’s double-storey Scott Street building in April 1940, and all records were destroyed.
  • Newcastle has had four different names throughout history; Number Two Post Halt, Waterfall River Township, Viljoensdorp and Newcastle.
  • Newcastle is the third-oldest Borough of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • The first known industry was established in Newcastle in 1850 – Mr WA Peel’s Brewery – which served thirsty troops at this lonely frontier post
  • In 1912, Sir Rider Haggard was one of 11 members of a Royal Commission sent out to the colonies in Newcastle to investigate trade possibilities.
  • The area around the Carnegie Art Gallery was once the public gallows. Tradition speaks of one case of public hanging.
  • Newcastle is a sister to 52 other Newcastle’s around the world, and in 2010 hosted the ‘Newcastle’s of the World’ summit.
  • Famous icons to hail from Newcastle include the late, acclaimed reggae artist, Lucky Dube, and pioneer, ‘Mac’ Maharaj.

Distribution Areas

  • Newcastle
  • Dannhauser
  • Utrecht
  • Madadeni
  • oSizweni
  • Blaauwbosch
  • Volksrust
  • Dundee
  • Charlestown
Total distribution: 14 250 - Delivered on Thursdays
 
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