Lydenburg is a town in Mpumalanga which is a valued and permanent feature in the provinces heritage and beauty. Lydenburg derives its name from the Dutch Lijdenburg, or “Town of Suffering”. Also known as Mashishing, Lydenburg is situated on the Sterkspruit/Dorps River tributary of the Lepelle River at the base of the Long Tom Pass.
Lydenburg’s population of 37,258, count on the Steelburger incl. Lydenburg News as the community’s favourite newspaper. With two offices from which it is managed (Burgersfort and Lydenburg), The Steelburger incl. Lydenburg News is the biggest free newspaper in the stable of the Lowveld Media. Steelburger incl. Lydenburg News provides a wide area with its weekly news, and includes some of the most diverse communities in the country. From the miners in the Steelpoort area to farmers on the Highveld and communities of the former Tubatse homeland. Readers of the Steelburger incl. Lydenburg News are treated to regular good hard news and community news, reporting on municipal news, politics (local and provincial), charity events and organisations, school, sport and church news, as well as a well-established Auto Dealer and Mining and Industry section.
This newspaper has the unique distinction because its distribution area falls within two provincial governments (Limpopo and Mpumalanga); two district municipalities (Sekhukhune and Ehlanzeni) and two municipalities (Greater Tubatse and Thaba Chweu).The papers 18,000 copies are therefore distributed every Friday into areas such as Burgersfort, Lydenburg, Ohrigstad and Steelpoort.
- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 18,000 copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Friday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Lydenburg/Steelpoort