2019-06-26 06:01

On Monday (01/07) Express newspaper, as a community publication, will mark another milestone – we celebrate our 28th birthday.

In these days of media staff cuts and newspaper closures due to the ever-changing technology and a stagnant economy, the continuous service to the Free State general public over 28 years by a local paper is indeed something to celebrate.

This newspaper has played its part in helping new and established businesses to thrive through advertising, informing residents and reporting on various developments and achievements.

Over the years we have always put our readers and advertisers first and we will continue our commitment to inform, entertain and educate the community at large.

Established in 1991, Express has grown in leaps and bounds.

Early on we had our footprint across 72 towns in the Free State, distributing the copies weekly on Wednesdays.

However, realistic economic challenges have also impacted on us, forcing repositioning in the age of digital technology.

Plenty of free local weeklies have not made it due to the pronounced slump in adverti­sing.

Meeting the digital challenge, Express reaches a wide audience with its popular Facebook page.

At present a total of 39 000 copies of Express is distribu­ted weekly to 20 towns.

  • As stakeholders, we ask our readers to give us your views on progress made in 28 years. Send a selfie and your opinion (not exceeding 100 words) to

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