- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 20 325 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Thursday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Amanzimtoti, Athlone Park, Doonside Heights, Illovo, Glen Beach, Shulton Park, St Winifreds, Warner Beach
Founded over 40 years ago, the South Coast Sun is an experienced hand in the community news industry and has, over the decades, continually provided the upper KwaZulu-Natal south coast and Amanzimtoti with high quality and thoroughly research local news. Indeed, the South Coast Sun’s journalistic excellence has been recognised by Caxton CTP, as is evidenced from the numerous Caxton Awards the publication has won. In adhering to the Press Code of Conduct, the publication has a strong record of, and a firm commitment to, upholding high standards of media ethics: a characteristic of the South Coast Sun that has been indispensable in building a trusting relationship with the 20 000 community members it serves. Additionally, the title is often ahead of the ahead of the trend, breaking important news before other publications do.
The South Coast Sun is proud of the fact that its strong online presence, including the online version of the paper, reflects the high editorial standards set for the publication. In looking at both, the hard copy newspaper and the user-friendly website, the South Coast Sun is set to continue its reputation as the community newspaper of choice for south coast residents in search of reliable and credible local news, local sports results and fixtures, local schools news, church and charity news, lifestyle features and entertainment.
In addition to all else, the title is also a vital source of information when it comes to local retail offerings. The high quality advertising inserts combine to create “a shopping mall between covers”, meaning that community members are kept well-informed about the prices of a wide range of goods; conversely, retailers are similarly afforded a great opportunity to reach their customers.