- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 3 700 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Wednesday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Bergville, Colenso, Estcourt, Glencoe, Ladysmith, and Winterton.
KwaZulu-Natal has a complex history that speaks to the rise of the Zulu nation, the Voortrekkers leaving the Cape Colony and the ambitions of the British Empire. Estcourt and the Midlands are steeped in this rich history and heritage, and its residents are generally regarded as being well-versed in the 19th century events that played such a central role in the development of the contemporary South African landscape, including the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars.
Residents of the region regard the Estcourt and Midlands News as the key source of information when it comes to local and community news, municipal and police news, church and charity news, and local sports, schools and entertainment news. The publication formed from a number of individual titles (the Howick News, District News, Estcourt News, Mooi River Mail, and Midlands Observer), and today enjoys an incredible reputation for being reliable and unflinchingly honest, and reporting on the events readers need to know about.
The Estcourt and Midlands News is proud of its well-deserved status, and continuously strives to be the credible “Voice of the Community”.