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: [email protected]

The Team


Zwivhuya Mukwevo
SALES CONSULTANT
081 321 3891
Edward Mkandachawe
SALES CONSULTANT
087 285 8181/ 076 143 4755
Nadine Bougaard
TELESALES CONSULTANT
(011) 293-6076 | 083 748 5358
Michele Topham
HOMES SALES CONSULTANT
087 285 7927/ 082 491 9154
Chantelle Fourie
Metro Reporter
Belinda Pheto
COURT REPORTER
(011) 889-0773
Leseho Manala
JOURNALIST
(011) 889-0881

Classifieds


Sharon Chalmers
CLASSIFIED ACCOUNTS
Kedibone Mfetane
BIZ SALES CONSULTANT
087 285 0575
Mbuso Sokhulu
CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT
Edgar Pobe
BIZ SALES CONSULTANT
087 285 0575

Distribution


Robert Mdletshe
DRIVER
Tiny Rasakanya
Distribution Assistant
Jastinah Ndlovu
DISTRIBUTION MANAGER

Debtors


Rose Motsomane
DEBTORS CLERK
Dikeledi Bele
DEBTORS CLERK
Dineo Motlalehi
DEBTORS MANAGER

Editorial


Mpho Moloto
Journalist Graduate
Beryl Knipe
Sub editor
Sipho Siso
Editor
087 285 8091
Allan Robertson
SUB EDITOR
Tsholo Mosina
ONLINE CO-ORDINATOR
Daniella Potter
Group Editor
0872858108
Geshika Vorster
PR Marketing and Features coordinator
Aiden Eksteen
PR Marketing and Features Graduate

Production


Bronwyn Goddard
Ad designer DTP Operator
Selma Du Plooy
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Nooraan Khan
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Gerrit Slabbert
AD TRAFFICKER
Ilda Dalton
PRODUCTION MANAGER
087 285 7913
Patson Mashimbye
NEWSPAPER LAYOUT ARTIST

Digital


Ashley von Zweigbergk
DIGITAL DESIGNER
Norah Ndlovu
DIGITAL ASSISTANT
Margaret Smith
DIGITAL MANAGER

Sales


Kamogelo Madumo
SALES ASSISTANT
Nomsa Tshikudo
PA TO SALES MANAGER
Tsundo Mphuma
Sales Assistant
Eleen Du Buisson
ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER

Autodealer


Charl Bosch
AUTODEALER SUB EDITOR & PROOF READER
Zuko Bontsa
AUTODEALER DESIGNER

Admin


Lovey Naidu
Admin Manager
Tryphina Mokoena
CLEANER
Sydney Lishiva
HR
Shereen Matthews
CASHIER
Martha Modula
CLEANER
Lorraine de Bruyn
ACCOUNTS CLERK
Esethu Ngcingwana
RECEPTIONIST
Norman Dawe
BRANCH MANAGER
Chereen Visser
MEDIA PLANNER
Mirriam Mpshe
MEDIA PLANNER

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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