- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 40 000 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Wednesday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Ifafa and Scottburgh, Hibberdene, Umzumbe, Pumula, South Port and Anerley, Paddock, Harding and Kokstad, Sea Park and Umtentweni, Port Shepstone and Oslo Edward, Bizana, Marina Beach and Port Edward, Southbroom, Margate, Manaba Beach, Uvongo, Shelly Beach and St. Michaels-on-sea
The South Coast Herald Bonus’s parent publication, the South Coast Herald, is widely recognised as a leading title in the community newspaper industry, and is a three time winner of the Caxton Group’s Best Sold Newspaper Award. In fact, the newspaper’s readership regards the publication as being without peer when it comes to community and local news, schools and sports news, lifestyle features and entertainment reporting.
As the South Coast Herald is a sold newspaper, however, many residents of the locale in which it is distributed are excluded from its offerings. In the effort to address this shortcoming, the South Coast Herald has invested in a free community newspaper that reaches all members of the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal south coast: the South Coast Herald Bonus.
The South Coast Herald Bonus enjoys an impressively large print order of 40 000 copies distributed every Wednesday from strategic points along the coast and in the interior regions. The large number of copies allows the paper to reach all residents of the Ugu District, and along with its parent publication and sister publications (Eyethu Ugu and the Mid South Coast Mail), community news in this area of KZN is widely covered.