- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 3 000 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Friday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Aberdeen, Colesberg, George, Graaff Reinet, Jansenville, Maraisburg, Middelburg, Noupoort, Oudtshoorn, Richmond, Uniondale, Willowmore
Graaff-Reinet is one of South Africa’s most beautiful hidden gems, and its true value may only be fully revealed to locals and regular visitors; and those in the know turn to the Graaff-Reinet and Karoonuus for relevant and interesting news items that are highly reliable and credible. The newspaper aims to consistently offer readers quality reporting on a wide variety of subjects, not least of which include the area’s notable achievements and attractions.
The Graaff-Reinet and Karoonuus further reports on local and community news, local sports results and fixtures, school events and achievements, church and charity events, municipal and crime news, lifestyle and entertainment news, and more. In the realm of hard news items, significant political and business events are looked at in an honest and forthright manner.
Realising, as a community newspaper should, that dialogue is an important part of social life, the Graaff-Reinet and Karoonuus also has a lively letters section where engaged readers are encouraged to offer input and have their voices heard.
The newspaper has a print order of 3 000 copies, which are distributed weekly on Fridays.
A bit more about this gorgeous and historic little town: Graaff-Reinet enjoys the distinction of being amongst the oldest towns in South Africa, and was founded in 1786. The economy of the town is heavily reliant upon tourism, game farming, and Merino and Angora goat farming (from which quality mohair is obtained). Notable features of the town include 200 historical buildings, restored pre-Victorian homes, and museums and galleries that hold much fascination for the town’s many guests.
Aside from the historical significance of the town, the landscape in which Graaff-Reinet is located is, for lack of a better word, astounding. The stark Valley of Desolation, for example, is something every South African should see in their travels. Helen Martin’s artistically inspired “Owl House”, in neighbouring Nieu Bethesda, is another attraction that shouldn’t be overlooked, and serves as one of the world’s best examples of “outsider art”.
The advertising inserts that accompany the Graaff-Reinet and Karoonuus serve the important function of letting the town’s (and surrounding areas) residents know what is on offer and where. They therefore reach an economically active market buying goods and services in the region.