- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 5 900 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Thursday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Ladysmith, Bergville, Winterton, Weenen, Colenso, Elandslaagte, Ezakheni, Pieters, Besters
At over a century old, the Ladysmith Gazette has become as steadfast a feature of the historic KZN town of Ladysmith as its numerous memorials are, and much like the town, this community newspaper has witnessed (and reported on) the epoch changing events of the 20th century. The Ladysmith Gazette is set apart from its peers by the fact that it is the only sold newspaper in the town, which forms the central commercial hub of the growing uThukela District.
As a Caxton CTP publication, it is known to be an active and respected member of the community, and offers its valued readers an important platform on which they can air their views, express opinions and add their voice to current affairs discussions that affect the community at large. The Ladysmith Gazette’s sister publication, the Times of Ladysmith, is a free door to door title that reaches much of the town’s residents.
As the go-to source for local and community news, and reports on local events, local sports, school news, church events, municipal news and more, the Ladysmith Gazette constantly strives to maintain the highest levels of journalistic excellence and integrity. Moreover, given its favourable reputation, it continually aims to further build the strong respect-based relationship it has with readers.
The Ladysmith Gazette, in keeping with the times, has news and events available 24/7 online. Users can visit the website for the latest news within the area. The website not only mirrors the content in the newspaper, but provides news as it happens. This interaction is unparalleled in the area, which makes the Ladysmith Gazette the top online news site in the district. Visitors to the site can comment immediately on stories, and, in conjunction with its website, it has a strong Facebook presence with over 8000 followers.