UD mast heads

2016-09-15 06:00

Gordon Strevett registered the newspaper in 1971 as Uitenhage Despatch (Pty) Limited and this is where the mast head story started. By 1975 the newspaper was sold and the new owners changed the mast head, using UD prominently. Strevett bought it back in 1976 and changed the mast head in 1977 to UD News. It changed ownership in 1981 when Brian Halgreen purchased it and by 1984 the UD News was sold to Nasionale Pers. During 1985 the first mast head printed in colour appeared. Seven years later the mast head was made more compact and during 1996 it once again received a face-lift. This time the mast head was printed in italic style. Another nine years passed and the mast head was changed during 2005, this time to suit the look of the OP Koerante mast head format.

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