- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 54 000 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Wednesday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Ashley, Assagay, Athol Heights, Berea West, Beverley Hills, Birkshire Downs, Bothas Hill, Caversham Glen, Chelmsfordville, Emberton, Chiltern Hills, Clifton Park, Cowies Hill, Crestholme, Crestview, Dawncliffe, Dawncrest, Everton, Farningham Ridge, Forest Hill, Gillits, Glen Park, Grayleigh, Hatton Estate, Highland Hills, Hillcrest, Hilldene, Hillcrest Park, Belverdere, Albinia, Kloof Manor Marian Hill, Mosley, Padfield, Pinelands, Pinetown CBD, Fields Hill, Pinesdie, North Industria, Falcon Industrial Park, Sarnia, St. Hellier, The Wolds Mountain Ridge, Waterfall, Westriding, Winston Park
With a life span extending beyond an impressive 6 decades, the Highway Mail has seen its fair share of newsworthy events. During this period, it has continued to provide its readers with moving true-stories of human drama, news about South African political upheavals, and reporting on historic international events – without ever losing touch with the needs of the communities that look to the Highway Mail as a trusted source of information.
The paper’s distribution area includes Pinetown, which is situated inland from the buzzing and ever-growing urban centre that is the port city of Durban. Like so many towns located in our beautiful country, Pinetown has a rich tapestry of important events that combine to create its history, as well as its contemporary culture. Founded in the mid-19th century, the town was initially a valued halfway house for cargo carriers, merchants and travellers commuting between the harbour city of Durban and the now-provincial capital, Pietermaritzburg. Tragically, however, Pinetown became a site of a concentration camp that interred Boer woman and children during the Anglo-Boer War. Fortunately, this horrific chapter in South African history is receding further into the past at every moment.
The Highway Mail boasts a readership in excess of 50 000 copies circulated weekly, and prides itself on having achieved truly stellar levels of journalistic excellence and integrity – with that said, however, the editorial team is firmly committed to maintaining the paper’s reputation for being a credible, accurate and reliable source of high quality reporting. As with many community papers, the Highway Mail specialises in: local and community news; schools, church and charity news; lifestyle, local sports and events news, and; local entertainment. In addition to all of the above, the publication, through its advertising inserts, also keeps readers well-informed concerning local retail and service offerings, and, of course, shopping specials.