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City Buzz

  • Tabloid Newspaper
  • Printed on Newsprint Paper
  • 12 000 Copies Distributed Monthly
  • Frequency: Monthly on last Friday
  • Target Audience: Local Community
  • Area of Distribution: Beyers Naude Square JHB CBD, Braamfontein, Craighall, Doornfontein, Greenside, Illove, Johannesburg, Johannesburg CBD, Maboneng Precinct JHB CBD, Marshall Town, Melville, Milpark, Newtown, Parkhurst, Parktown North, Rosebank

Decentralisation has been a widespread phenomenon in South Africa’s major urban centres, and Johannesburg has seen a plethora of businesses move premises from the CBD to suburban office blocks, malls and street side shops. The trend, however, is reversing dramatically and many shops, businesses, restaurants, coffee shops and popular night spots are once again calling the Johannesburg city centre home. The vibrant and eclectic Maboneng Precinct is a prime example of what the city’s culture could be like in just a few short years. Other attractions that are pulling crowds from the ‘burbs include Arts on Main and the colourful (and healthy) Neighbourhood’s Market on weekends. Residents of Parkhurst and Greenside are regulars in the latter areas, as are Braamfontein and other New Town locals. Johannesburg CBD is, simply, the place to be for the young and hip. Indeed, big name brands like Puma and The Brandson Centre have opened up their “flagships” in the city. The revival is underway!

The City Buzz fully appreciates the blooming of the city’s potential, and looks forward to growing with Jo’burg’s ever-fashionable, creative and energetic populace.

The publication is published by the Johannesburg North Division of Caxton Local Newspapers and, as a thorough-going community newspaper, it specialises in local news, entertainment and lifestyle news, arts and culture news, and advertising that is relevant and useful for its captive audience.

The readership of the City Buzz lives, works and plays in the city, and this LSM 7-10 group consists of students, business people and trend-setters that frequent coffee shops, the city’s beautiful and thought-provoking art galleries, and Jo’burg’s innovative theatres.

12 000 copies of the City Buzz are distributed on the last Friday of each month via bulk drops at coffee shops and strategic points in Braamfontein, the Maboneng Precinct, the financial district and Newton. It is also available in Parkhurst, Greenside and 44 Stanley.

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