About Alex News

For eight years the Alex News has been the voice of the community. No-one else delivers news and advertising messages to 20 000 doorsteps in the Alex area every Thursday.
368 Jan Smuts Ave
Craighall
Johannesburg

Tel: 011-889 0812
Email: alexnews@caxton.co.za

The Team


Edward Mkandachawe
SALES CONSULTANT
087 285 8181/ 076 143 4755
Nadine Bougaard
TELESALES CONSULTANT
(011) 293-6076 | 083 748 5358
Michele Topham
PROPERTY WEEK SALES CONSULTANT
087 285 7927/ 082 491 9154
Belinda Pheto
METRO REPORTER
(011) 889-0773
Leseho Manala
JOURNALIST
(011) 889-0881
Sipho Siso
SENIOR JOURNALIST
(011) 293-6008

Classifieds


Sharon Chalmers
CLASSIFIED ACCOUNTS
Sannette van Dyk
CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT
Amanda Lizani
CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT
Mbuso Sokhulu
CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT
Felecia Wessels
CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT
Megan Lennox
CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT
Tanya Young
CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT
Lianne West
CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT
Samantha Dube
CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT

Distribution


Stephen Tshawe
DRIVER
Tiny Rasakanya
Distribution Assistant
Jastinah Ndlovu
DISTRIBUTION MANAGER

Debtors


Denise Sylvester
Debtors Clerk
Rose Motsomane
DEBTORS CLERK
Dikeledi Bele
DEBTORS CLERK
Dineo Motlalehi
DEBTORS MANAGER

Editorial


Beryl Knipe
Sub editor
Patson Mashimbye
NEWSPAPER LAYOUT ARTIST
Stacey Woensdregt
SUB EDITOR/ PROOF READER
Janese Glasscoe
CHIEF SUB EDITOR
Allan Robertson
SUB EDITOR
Sizakele Tshabalala
NEWSPAPER LAYOUT ARTIST
Barry Bothma
NEWSPAPER LAYOUT ARTIST
Lucas Khumalo
SENIOR NEWSPAPER LAYOUT ARTIST
Tsholo Mosina
ONLINE EDITOR
Thandi Ntobela
NEWS EDITOR
Megan Tyack
EDITOR

Production


Ashley von Zweigbergk
Ad designer DTP Operator
Bronwyn Goddard
Ad designer DTP Operator
Boitumelo Maloma
Ad designer DTP Operator
Samantha Mohlaloganys
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Selma Du Plooy
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Nooraan Khan
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Gerrit Slabbert
AD TRAFFICKER
Ilda Dalton
PRODUCTION MANAGER
087 285 7913

Online Marketing


Norah Ndlovu
DIGITAL ASSISTANT
Margaret Smith
DIGITAL MANAGER

Sales


Nomsa Tshikudo
PA TO SALES MANAGER
Lebogang Kutumela
SALES ASSISTANT
Lizelle Naidoo
Sales Assistant
Tsundo Mphuma
Sales Assistant
Chereen Visser
SALES ASSISTANT
Mirriam Mpshe
MEDIA PLANNER
Eleen Du Buisson
ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER

Admin


Lovey Naidu
Admin Manager
Tryphina Mokoena
CLEANER
Sydney Lishiva
HR
Shereen Matthews
CASHIER
Martha Modula
CLEANER
Lorraine de Bruyn
ACCOUNTS CLERK
Lillian Smith
RECEPTIONIST
Esther Kekana
SECRETARY
Norman Dawe
BRANCH MANAGER

Area Statistics

Independent research shows **32 percent of decision-makers living in the Alex area read the Alex News. 21 percent read The Daily Sun and 8 percent read The Sunday Times. There are 17 894 purchasing decision-makers in the area.
  • ** Alex is a unique community within the northern suburbs, being the only black community.
  • It is becoming wealthier. LSM 1-5 has decreased significantly since 2010, in other words from 19 percent to 3 percent. There has also been a decline in the number of households earning less than R3,999.00 per month, in other words 36 percent in 2010 to 25 percent in 2013
  • Language-wise, Zulu (43 percent) is the most widely spoken language, followed by Sotho (17 percent) and Sepedi (16 percent)
  • 94% of Alex decision-makers use a cellphone
  • They are more likely to have children under the age of 6 in the home (23 percent versus 19 percent) and to shop monthly (67 percent versus 57 percent) than the average northern suburbs decision-maker.
*calculated at 2,5 readers per copy

**SOURCE ROOTS 2010  

Newspaper Contents

To cater for these demanding readers, the Alex News has a success formula of local community news. The newspaper pulls the community together by reporting on every newsworthy activity and event that happens within its distribution area. Its duty as a 'village noticeboard' is to inform and educate the local community.

The Alex News also offers its readers a choice of loose pamphlets from various retailers giving them enormous choice in their shopping decisions by showcasing the week’s specials and bargains.

The Alex News is the very best advertising medium to use if you want to reach this community in the northern suburbs. At a cost per 1000 copies of R 726.80 (based on a full page, black and white advert) it is extremely cost-effective to penetrate the Alex market due to us reaching every front door in Alex.

Call us now for a free consultation on how we can assist you with your advertising needs.

Distribution

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Total distribution: 20 000- Delivered on Thursdays

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