- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 16,100 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Thursday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Bosmont, Clairemont, Coronation Ville, Main Reef Village, Newclare, Riverlea, Riverlea extension 2, Riverlea extention 5 and Westbury.
Riverlea is a coloured community which is found in the Florida township of Johannesburg. Located about ten kilometres west of Johannesburg, this community and many others were originally established as mining camps after the discovery of gold in 1881.
Residents of Riverlea and other surrounding communities are constantly informed on events and developments through the West Side Urban news which is a community newspaper uniquely positioned as an advertising medium in the West Side area of Soweto, and forms part of 11 URBAN NEWS publications. This newspaper covers local news and showcases attractions and achievements of the residents in the vibrant Soweto. It also encourages its readers to make use of the newspaper as a platform where they can voice their opinions and concerns regarding community affairs.
From business people to the elderly, school pupils to key decisions makers and breadwinners in the area enthusiastically support the West Side Urban News.
West Side Urban News has a print copy number of 16,000 copies and it’s distributed every Thursday into communities such as Bosmont, Clairemont, Coronationville, Main Reef Village, Newclare, Riverlea, Riverlea extension 2, Riverlea extension 5 and Westbury.