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Orlando Urban News

  • Tabloid Newspaper
  • Printed on Newsprint Paper
  • 30 100 Copies Distributed Weekly
  • Frequency: Weekly Thursday
  • Target Audience: Local Community
  • Area of Distribution: Noordgesig, Orlando, Orlando East, Orlando West, Orlando West Extension.

Established in 1931 and named after Giovanni Orlando, Head of Bantu Administration of Johannesburg from 1925 to 1926, Orlando is a township in the urban area of Soweto, in the city of Johannesburg and it’s divided into Orlando West and Orlando East. Orlando is a historical place with many events having happened there. This includes the Soweto uprising where 12-year-old Hector Pieterson was killed. The Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum was established in Orlando West to commemorate those events. In the surroundings of the museum is the house where Nelson Mandela lived for several years while practicing law; the house now hosts the Mandela Family Museum.

Orlando is also the home of Orlando Urban News newspaper. The Orlando Urban News is one of 11 urban news publications in Caxton’s stable that cater for a diverse community in the vibrant and fast economically growing area of Soweto. This newspaper covers local news of interest and concern to its loyal readers. This newspaper is also consulted by key decision makers and breadwinners when making their weekly shopping lists.

Entrepreneurs as well as established small, medium and large businesses continue to draw maximum benefit from a fast growing business market by advertising in this newspaper. This newspaper’s 30,000 copies are distributed in an established footprint which covers Noordgesig, Orlando, Orlando East, Orlando West and Orlando West Extension.

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