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Pimville Urban News

  • Tabloid Newspaper
  • Printed on Newsprint Paper
  • 25,100 Copies Distributed Weekly
  • Frequency: Weekly Thursday
  • Target Audience: Local Community
  • Area of Distribution: Klipriviersoog Estate, Klipspruit, Klipspruit Extension, Klipspruit West, Pimville, Pimville Zone 1 -7.

Pimville is essentially a part of the famous Soweto township in Johannesburg bordering the city’s mining belt in the south. Pimville traces its history back to 1904 when there was a bubonic plague scare in the shanty town area of Brickfields. The town council decided to condemn the area and burn it down. Beforehand most of the Africans living there were moved far out of town to the farm Klipspruit (later called Pimville), south-west of Johannesburg, where the council had erected iron barracks and a few triangular hutments. Pimville was next to Kliptown, the oldest Black residential district of Johannesburg and first laid out in 1891 on land which formed part of Klipspruit farm. The future Soweto was to be laid out on Klipspruit and the adjoining farm called Diepkloof.

Pimville Urban News forms part of the Urban News group of publications of which the first one (Protea Urban News) was launched into Soweto in April 2005. The Pimville Urban News is seen as a friend in the community informing residents of  local news of interest to them, etc. police and municipal matters, school and church news, political news, sport, lifestyle news, charities, society and organisation news.

The Pimville Urban News newspaper offers something of interest for everyone to read, from business people to scholars to the elderly in the community. This newspaper is the place where our advertisers and readers meet and shopping decisions are made.

For advertisers wishing to reach their target market in the Pimville area and surrounds in Soweto, it pays to advertise in the Pimville Urban News. With an ad spend growth of 40% that exclude inserts, the urban news community publications surpass any other media type.

25,000 copies of this newspaper are delivered to doorsteps in areas such as Klipriviersoog Estate, Klipspruit, Klipspruit Extension, Klipspruit West, Pimville, Pimville Zone 1 -7 every week on Thursday.

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