- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 11 000 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Wednesday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Boston, Bulwer, Hilton, Howick, Lions River, Merrivale, Midlands Meander, Mooi Rivier, Mpophomeni, Nottingham Road, Umngeni, Rosetta
The Village Talk sees itself as a nexus that connects the members of the small community of Howick together. Situated just north of KwaZulu-Natal’s administrative capital, Pietermaritzburg, the sleepy town of Howick serves as the Village Talk’s home; a base from which its editors and journalists report on local and community news, local sports results and fixtures, local school events, lifestyle and entertainment news, and more. The Village Talk also publishes notices, classifieds and directories of businesses operating in the area.
One of the more interesting features of current day Howick is the fact that many of the town’s residents are (relatively well-off) retirees looking to spend their golden years in the tranquil surroundings Howick offers. The Village Talk endeavours to bring this readership quality journalism that can always be relied upon to be accurate and beyond reproach, and strives at all times to ensure that news items are pertinent to the community and rich in information. Moreover, as a prominent member of the Howick community, the Village Talk looks for every opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of the residents of its happy home.