“ON behalf of management of the KZN News team and Media24 we are proud to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Maritzburg Echo, KZN’s biggest and most widely read local newspaper. I’d like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to the loyal readers and advertisers who allow us to continue publishing this important newspaper in the KZN Capital. We now look forward to celebrating Echo’s half-century in 2029!” — Neil Tapinos, General Manager: KZN News “I am very pleased to be writing a thank you message to all our advertisers as you are the backbone of the publication you read today. For 40 years the Maritzburg Echo has been well supported with local business and over the years I have heard of the success and how the Maritzburg Echo has help grow their business. What has been a very pleasing aspect has been the willingness from our advertisers to give back to our readers through different in-store competitions for CSI campaigns; it shows true community building. I would like to thank all our advertisers again and say I look forward to working with you over the next few decades and watching your stores grow and the Echo expand into new and exciting opportunities.” — Justin Watson, Publisher.“Whether it’s helping an abandoned child find a new home through our Izaziso section; telling the story of a mother who needs some sort of intervention from an organisation to put pressure on SAPS to investigate the rape case of her 11-month-old baby; or a school receiving newly-built toilets and the gogo getting a new home; or the 17-year-old who’ll be attending fashion week overseas; or the township boy who coaches say will be the next Siya Kolisi... Echo brings you all of these stories. For those readers who have battles to fight, through our stories, someone comes to their rescue. And for those up and coming artists, sportsmen and sportswomen, award winners, top students and the like, Echo is there to cheer them on every step of the way. We always have been and always will be the people’s paper. Thank you to our loyal clients and readers for all the support over the last 40 years. Here’s to many more! — Candyce Krishna, Editor.“To Echo’s readers and clients; every e-mail, telephone lead, Facebook like, comment and share is much appreciated. Thank you for making Echo your paper of choice. I look forward to many more years of bringing you breaking and interesting news and helping our sales team grow your businesses in whatever way I can.” — Lethiwe Makhanya, Journalist.“Thank you for your continued support, loyalty and for affording Echo and me the opportunity to market and grow your business.” — Shahed Musthan, Sales Consultant.“A huge thank you goes out to all my clients for their support over the years. I look forward to working with all of you for many more years to come. May our business relationships grow from strength to strength.” — Gift Majola, Sales Consultant.