The media landscape in Mpumalanga province and in particular Nelspruit is dotted with various media houses. There is one newspaper which stands out from the rest due to various reasons which include its broad editorial focus, a rich newsroom with dedicated and award winning journalists as well as its wide distribution areas, this newspaper is the Lowvelder/Laevelder.
Established in 1886, this community newspaper is known for its balanced news content which covers hard news, community news, schools news, entertainment, business, features and a lively sport section. As a community newspaper, the Lowvelder is a cut above the rest having won the prestigious Sanlam Award as South Africa’s best sold community newspaper, with a circulation above 8000 copies for the past four years.
The Lowvelder takes full advantage of the metropolitan hub of the Mpumalanga Region and business and residential communities in its area of distribution. This newspapers 16,000 copies are distributed on Tuesday & 19,500 copies are distributed on Friday. The distribution footprint covers an area as far as Dullstroom and Lydenburg in the west, Bushbuckridge in the north, Komatipoort in the east and Badplaas in the south.
- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 18,000 copies Distributed Weekly Tuesday
- 19,500 copies Distributed Weekly Friday
- Frequency: Weekly Tuesday & Friday
- Target Audience: Lowveld Community
- Area of Distribution: Dullstroom and Lydenburg in the west, Bushbuckridge in the north, Komatipoort in the east and Badplaas in the south.