Bethal was first established on 12 October 1880 with its first origin traced back to an old farm called Blesbokspruit. Bethal which is now a fully-fledged municipality is famous for its rich agricultural activities with maize, sunflower, sorghum, rice, oats and barley all grown in this area. Bethal also lies in South Africa’s coal mining region with five mines in the area supplying coal to Eskom power stations that dot the region.
The Echo community newspaper is a pride of the Bethal community. This newspaper keeps residents up to date with local news of importance such as community affairs, school, sport and church news, municipal news, police news, events and life style news, hard news and more. The opinion Section of the Echo encourage readers to use the newspaper as a platform on which they can voice their opinions on matters of importance to the community.
This means that the Echo newspaper is the place where our advertisers and residents of Bethal and surrounding areas meet.
The Echo newspaper distributes 20,000 copies every Thursday into areas such as Bethal, eMbalenhle, eMzinoni, Evander, Kinross, Sasol, Secunda and Trichardt.
- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 20,000 Copies Distributed Weekly
- Frequency: Weekly Thursday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Bethal, eMbalenhle, eMzinoni, Evander, Kinross, Sasol, Secunda and Trichardt.