Barberton is a town in Mpumalanga province which is also known as the ‘Gold Rush’ due to its history of having seen people coming from far and wide to ‘strike it lucky’ on one of the many surrounding gold reefs. Located in the De Kaap Valley in the heart of Mpumalanga, fringed by the Makhonjwa Mountain Range, Barberton boasts of magnificent mountain views, a glorious climate, amazing biodiversity and the unique Barberton Greenstone Belt.
The dominant sectors in the economy of Barberton include Forestry, Agriculture, Mining and Tourism. It is well known for fruit and sugar cane production and cattle farms, while game farming is steadily on the increase and macadamia nut orchards are established in the area. The economy of Barberton are further stimulated by different types of businesses that include transport, construction, services and training, estate agents, education, building supplies, engineering services, nurseries, legal practices, medical practices, supermarkets and many more. New property developments and upgrading of the regional road network contributes to an economic boom in the making for this area.
Reading and information needs of Barberton residents are met by the Barberton Times. This newspaper is a much sought-after read in Barberton and surrounding areas as well as specified businesses in Nelspruit. The popularity of the paper is based on co-operation and loyalty towards each other and the community. The Barberton Times newspaper reports to the local community on hard news as well as community affairs, school and sport news, lifestyle and event news, church, organization and charity news and also offers the community a platform where they can voice their opinions. The newspapers 5,500 copies are distributed every week on Wednesday in Barberton and surrounding areas.
- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 5,500 copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Wednesday
- Target Audience: Barberton Community
- Area of Distribution: Barberton