- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 29,500 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Thursday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Allensnek, Amarosa, Constantia Kloof, Hillfox, Honeydew, Wilgeheuwel, Little Falls, Poortview, Radiokop, Ruimsig, Strubensvalley, Weltevreden Park.
Roodepoort is a city in the Greater Johannesburg area. Although Roodepoort has traditionally been regarded as being part of the West Rand, it was not made part of the West Rand District Municipality, instead being integrated into the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, following the post-apartheid reorganisation of local government in the late 1990s. . Formerly an independent municipality, Roodepoort became part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in the late 1990s, along with Randburg and Sandton.
Residential areas in the new developing parts of Roodepoort are expanding at a faster pace than anywhere else in South Africa. This growth is being fuelled by various factors such as the fast-growing Black middle class, the close proximity to other large Gauteng cities as well as established and advanced infrastructure.
When it comes to news, Roodepoort Northsider is the leading source of community news in the Suburb of Roodepoort. The first edition of the Roodepoort Northsider, which is an updated version of the Northside Chronicle was introduced to the northern areas of Roodepoort on Thursday, 13 January 2011.This newspaper serves the community by addressing local issues of importance to residents such as the demand for property in this fast growing region in terms of residential, business and industrial development.
The newspaper constantly addresses vital issues such as poor roads, lack of adequate water pressure and electricity outages. With 29,500 copies distributed weekly in an area that is experiencing a boom with first-time home buyers, affluent and settled residents (including pensioners) and entrepreneurs (seeking both residential and business stands) it pays to advertise in the Roodepoort Northsider.
29,500 copies of the Roodepoort Northsider are distributed every Thursday into areas such as Allensnek, Amarosa, Constantia Kloof, Hillfox, Honeydew, Wilgeheuwel, Little Falls, Poortview, Radiokop, Ruimsig, Strubensvalley and Weltevreden Park.