A year of keeping our people in the news

2018-11-08 06:00

Friday 2 November marked the first anniversary of the Lwandle/Nomzamo City Vision edition bringing hard hitting hyperlocal news to the people.

The newspaper is one of three under the City Vision brand, which is the oldest township newspaper in the country. The newspaper is published by Boland Media, a news division of Media24, while the other two editions – Khayelitsha/Mfuleni and LaGuNya – are published by WP Media.

Over the past year, the newspaper and its staff have been dedicated to covering the stories of people from Lwandle, Nomzamo, Asanda Village and Zola as well as the surrounding informal settlements.

Says editor Tasmin Cupido: “The popularity of City Vision Lwandle/Nomzamo has grown in leaps and bounds since its first edition hit the streets on 2 November last year. The mission of the newspaper has not only been to act as a watchdog over authority, but also to highlight the achievements of residents of the areas it serves.

“Furthermore, we have also implemented an educational side to the newspaper; the City Vision Reading Corner, hosted in conjunction with Nali’Bali, provides our younger readers with fantastic relevant stories as a means to improve the literacy rate in our areas.”

She further thanked the newspaper’s readers and loyal advertisers for their support throughout the first year of publication. “We hope to continue growing our relationship with the community and advertisers in years to come,” Cupido said.

Since its launch, the newspaper has also been at the forefront of unearthing the undiscovered talents of residents of the greater Lwandle area, providing them with the opportunity to be recognised for the great work they perform in and around the community.

City Vision Lwandle/Nomzamo is a free local newspaper, which is distributed every Thursday. To share your stories with us, contact our offices on 021 853 0211 or send an email to cityvision@helderberg.com. Also follow the City Vision Lwandle/Nomzamo pages to stay abreast of news in the area or read the published articles on www.news24.com.

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