In the current competitive media environment, there is one community newspaper which has maintained its identity and continued to reflect the local community and report on issues affecting everybody. This newspaper is the Idinga. Idinga is the Xhosa word for “promise”. The title of the newspaper is derived from an isiXhosa hymn written by Rev Tiyo Soga, “Lizalis’ Idinga Lakho”. , true to this meaning, Idinga has become the perfect reference for the eventful past this community has experienced and this newspapers continues to be the effective mirror through which current and future developments are reflected.
Idinga is the youngest publication to come from the Group Editors stable, and first appeared on the shelves of shops and businesses in the George area on 30th October 2015.
Idinga publication is a sister newspaper to the George Herald, and brings readers all the local news and prominent events taking place in Thembalethu. This newspapers flexible editorial focus covers municipal news, socioeconomic issues, arts and entertainment news, sports news, infrastructure development, transport news, business news, school news, and political news. This newspaper has also positioned itself as a facilitator of progressive community debates and engagement through the provision of the letters section which the community has benefited from.
Idinga currently has a print order of 10 000 copies, distributed free of charge weekly on Fridays.
- Tabloid Newspaper
- Printed on Newsprint Paper
- 10,000 Copies Distributed Weekly Friday
- Frequency: Weekly Friday
- Target Audience: Local Community
- Area of Distribution: Thembalethu