The Advertiser’s origin dates back to 1895 when the Boksburg Herald first appeared, and over time and after many changes, the Boksburg Advertiser was on the streets in 1982 in a smaller format, moving from broadsheet to tabloid in size.
The Advertiser was for a time part of Amalgamated Press, run by a family firm founded by William Wills, but then moved into the stable of Caxton Limited during the early 1980s.
The Advertiser remains a pillar and an integral part of the Boksburg community, having been present every step of the way, as the city has been impacted by continuous economic, political and social changes and fluctuations.
Today, the Advertiser is distributed freely to 44 000 households, and remains a weekly community newspaper in its hardcopy tabloid format. The publication, however, has also changed with the times, and now offers daily news on the social platforms via Facebook and Twitter, and also through the looklocal.co.za and the title site websites.
The same philosophy applies today as it did decades ago, as the Advertiser strives with passion, and a dedicated news team, to provide the community with relevant and important information that affects the everyday lives of Boksburg citizens.
The publication sees its function not merely to report, but also to educate and to make a noteworthy contribution, so the community may thrive and prosper.
The Advertiser, thus, prides itself in keeping residents up-to-date with news on all local issues including council, crime, general, schools, entertainment, lifestyle and sports.The Advertiser has always, and still, today, been the paper for the people of Boksburg.Contact us with your news suggestions at [email protected]
or phone 011 916 5385.
The Advertiser has a readership of 65 per cent
Advertiser readers do most of their shopping at East Rand Mall
56 per cent are female, while 44 per cent are male
36 per cent are Afrikaans, while 46 per cent are English
63 per cent are employed full time
33 per cent fall in the LSM 10 category, while 28 per cent fall in the LSM 9 category
35 per cent fall in the 35-49 year age category, while 23 per cent fall in the 25 -34 year age category
Average house income is R24,403
Statistics obtained from Roots Survey 2013
- BOKSBURG NORTH
- BOKSBURG CENTRAL
- BOKSBURG SOUTH
- EAST RAND MALL AREA
- IMPALA PARK
- WITKOPPIE RIDGE
- IMPALA PARK / WITKOPPIE RIDGE
- BEYERSPARK - Eveleigh - Jan Smuts ville – Westwood
- BARDENE EXT 1 & 2
- MORGAN RIDGE
- MORGAN RIDGE
- WITFIELD - Berton Park
- DYANGLEN / HUGHES
- DELMORE GARDENS
- EAST VILLAGE
- VANDYK PARK
- DAWN PARK
- GROENEWEIDE / KLIPPORTJIE
- FREEWAY PARK
- SUNWARD PARK
Total distribution: 44 000 - Delivered on Tuesdays
How Caxton prints local newspapers