- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 16 500 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Thursday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Anerley to South Port to Pumula, Manaba Beach, Margate, Oslo Beach, Paddock, Harding, Kokstad, Port Edward to Marina Beach, Port Shepstone, Pumula to Umzumba, Ramsgate, Scottburgh to Ifafa, Southbroom, St Michaels-on-Sea to Shelly Beach, Umtentweni to Sea Park, Umzumba to Hibberdene, Uvongo
With a price tag of only “two pence” when it first hit the printing press over 80 years ago, the South Coast Herald has certainly stood the test of time, and is today widely regarded as an industry leading community newspaper. The South Coast Herald’s reputation has been augmented by the fact that it has won the Caxton Group’s Best Sold Newspaper Award three times over, and its wide and loyal readership has repeatedly stated that it is without peer when it comes to high quality journalism, community insights, local sports coverage, municipal and crime reporting, charity and church news, lifestyle features and entertainment offerings.
The South Coast Herald reaches 18 500 residents of the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal south coast each week, and with an average pagination of between 80 and 100 thoroughly engaging pages, the publication has something for everyone. Its distribution area is wide, and virtually covers the entire region; from Mtwalume in the north to Port Edward in the south, and inland areas include Kokstad and Harding. The South Coast Herald is generally seen as being the flagship newspaper in its area of distribution. Moreover, as an historic publication adapting to the information consumption patterns of the contemporary world, the South Coast Herald has built an incredibly strong online presence (replete with social media accounts), and has one of the most active and visited community newspaper websites in South Africa.
Advertisements make up an important element of the publication, and many readers turn to the high quality inserts to keep abreast of the latest retail and service offerings, as well as for specials. The South Coast Herald can offer advertisers a reliable and consistent marketing channel to target markets all along the KZN south coast.