‘King William’s Town Express’ launched EP MEDIA LAUNCHES EIGHTH LOCAL NEWSPAPER

2016-10-12 06:00
; From left are EP Media regional editor, Bettie Giliomee, Buffalo City Metro councillor Ncedo Kumbaca, and EP Media general manager, Tasmia Ismail during a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of King William’s Town Express . Photo: Sanele James

; From left are EP Media regional editor, Bettie Giliomee, Buffalo City Metro councillor Ncedo Kumbaca, and EP Media general manager, Tasmia Ismail during a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of King William’s Town Express . Photo: Sanele James

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LAST Wednesday was another proud moment in the history of Media 24 with the first publication of their brand-new free local newspaper, the King William’s Town Express, a sister publication of Port Elizabeth Express.

King William’s Town Express will be distributed to 20 000 homes in King William’s Town and Bhisho every Wednesday.

“Just like Port Elizabeth Express, the content of the newspaper is hyperlocal and gives the people of the local communities a voice and platform. The focus will be on school, sport, municipal matters, entertainment and motoring news, as well as any other news that may affect or interest the local community,” said Bettie Giliomee, EP Media Regional Editor.

The launch of King William’s Town Express follows hot on the heels of the launch of Queenstown Express in February this year.

Port Elizabeth Express also increased its print order with 20 000 copies to a total of 120 000 copies at the beginning of September this year.

EP Media is part of Media 24 and publishes eight local newspapers throughout the Eastern Cape. A total of 310 000 free copies of Express newspapers, i.e. Port Elizabeth Express, Kouga Express, UD News, Queenstown Express, Mthatha Express, Isolomzi Express, UvoLwethu Express and King William’s Town Express, are distributed every week, door to door.

As part of the launch celebrations in King William’s Town last week, staff of EP Media and King William’s Town Express took to the streets of the town last Wednesday to introduce the first edition of the newspaper to residents.

During the street activation, a cake-cutting ceremony was also held in front of Nick’s Foods SuperSpar and was attended by Buffalo City Metro councillor Ncedo Kumbaca, Portfolio Head of Infrastructure Services at the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.

Key role players in the different segments of the King William’s Town community also attended a launch function of the newpaper at the Steve Biko Centre last week Tuesday.

Here, they did not only meet the staff and correspondents of the newspaper who are based in King William’s Town, but also the staff from the Port Elizabeth office, who will be involved in the production of the newspaper.

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