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For Isolezwe, the ABCs are a good story - Independent Newspapers KZNBy understanding readers and delivering value, the average sale of all three editions of Isolezwe increased, according to the audited circulation figures (ABCs) for the fourth quarter of 2013. 5 Mar 2014 Read more >>

Isolezwe passes one million milestone - Independent Newspapers KZNIsolezwe, the country's only isiZulu daily newspaper, has passed the milestone of 1million average issue readers, according to the All Media and Products (AMPS) survey results presented earlier this month. 24 Oct 2013 Read more >>

Keeping it even fresher, daily - Independent Newspapers KZNSpring is in the air, and the isiZulu daily, Isolezwe, has taken on a fresh new look from Tuesday, 3 September 2013. 5 Sep 2013 Read more >>

Bold advertiser rocks Isolezwe - Independent Newspapers KZNThe commercial importance of the middle market in KwaZulu-Natal was left in no doubt as cellphone giant, MTN, secured an exclusive advertising deal in last Monday's edition of the isiZulu newspaper, Isolezwe. 11 Jun 2013 Read more >>

Midas touch for Isolezwe - Independent Newspapers KZNThe Isolezwe brand's success continues as all three editions increase in popularity. The audited sales figures show that, between January and March 2013, 9% more Isolezwe copies were sold per week than in the previous audited quarter - October to December 2012. 23 May 2013 Read more >>

Every day with Isolezwe - Independent Newspapers KZNWhen Sazi Hadebe wakes up each morning, he looks out from his Dube Village home in Inanda and scans commuters on the busy township streets to see who's reading Isolezwe. 15 Apr 2013 Read more >>

Isolezwe - selling 694,913 copies every week, and growing - Independent Newspapers KZNOperating as a 24/7 news organisation has benefited all three editions of the modern Zulu newspaper, Isolezwe. 8 Mar 2013 Read more >>

Positive results as POST mobilises for change - Independent Newspapers KZNTaking on readers' issues and mobilising for change has helped POST, the weekly broadsheet for Indian South Africans, realise circulation growth. 6 Mar 2013 Read more >>

POST newspaper delivers consistent results over fifty-five years - Independent Newspapers KZNDurban-based weekly, POST, achieved year-on-year growth for the third consecutive quarter, the release of July-September ABCs earlier this month indicated. With many newspapers around SA showing negative growth it is good to see the latest POST sale at 44 585, up 2.7% year on year and 1.3% quarter on quarter. 29 Nov 2012 Read more >>

In print for 160 years - The Mercury's pioneering spirit prevails - Independent Newspapers KZNEmbracing technology and change back then, The Mercury was the first newspaper to use colour photographs in editorial in South Africa in 1977. 23 Nov 2012 Read more >>

Isolezwe journo scoops SATMA - Independent Newspapers KZNIsolezwe journalist, Charles Khuzwayo, was honoured with the Best Journalist in the print category at the South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMAs) held at the East London International Convention Centre, on Saturday, 27 October 2012. 31 Oct 2012 Read more >>

Successful quarter for Isolezwe titles - Independent Newspapers KZNContinuing its blaze of success, Isolezwe's second quarter ABC results announced on 14 August show these three newspapers continue to grow in a difficult economy. 17 Aug 2012 Read more >>

Experienced journalists promoted at Isolezwe - Independent Newspapers KZNThe successful isiZulu newspaper, Isolezwe, has announced promotions within its editorial lineup, strengthening an already winning team. 16 Aug 2012 Read more >>

Sazi Hadebe appointed Isolezwe editor - Independent Newspapers KZNManagement of Independent Newspapers has announced the appointment of Sazi Hadebe as editor of Isolezwe, to succeed Mazwi Xaba. It will be effective from July 1 2012. Hadebe will be promoted from deputy editor, a position he has held for the past 18 months. 4 Jul 2012 Read more >>

Funky lifestyle magazine launches in Isolezwe - Independent Newspapers KZNAnnouncing another first for KwaZulu-Natal's burgeoning isiZulu language daily, Isolezwe - a glossy lifestyle magazine titled, SiyaPhola! 26 Jun 2012 Read more >>

At Isolezwe, it is a case of the team keeping their feet on the ground while the isiZulu title reaches for the stars as circulation figures continue to push the outer limits. 25 May 2012 Read more >>

Big birthday bash for 10-year-old KZN newspaper - Independent Newspapers KZNThe isiZulu-language daily title Isolezwe - a star performer both in the Independent Newspapers stable and in the South African media industry generally - marked its 10th anniversary with a celebration at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Thursday, 19 April 2012. 25 Apr 2012 Read more >>

Zulu daily's readership hits an all-time high - Independent Newspapers KZNThe country's only daily Zulu newspaper, Isolezwe, is read by 912 000 adults every day. This is according to the All Media and Products (AMPS) survey conducted during 2011. 30 Mar 2012 Read more >>

'High-fives' all round at Isolezwe - Independent Newspapers KZNThere is still growth in the local newspaper market - Isolezwe's latest ABCs prove it. 13 Mar 2012 Read more >>

Record sales show Isolezwe as the trusted source to find i-Secret - Independent Newspapers KZNWhen claims started doing the rounds about a famous KZN musician having come back from the dead, Isolezwe's editorial team knew they had a 'hot potato' of a story. It generated a frenzy on Facebook and Twitter. 24 Feb 2012 Read more >>

New editor for 160-year-old The Mercury - Independent Newspapers KZNPhilani Mgwaba has been appointed Editor of the KwaZulu-Natal morning daily, The Mercury. He moves over from editing the Sunday Tribune. 17 Feb 2012 Read more >>

Sunday Tribune unveils new products - Independent Newspapers KZNThe Sunday Tribune, Durban's favourite Sunday read, will launch a bouquet of new products next month. 30 Jan 2012 Read more >>

The Mercury brings Durban to the world - Independent Newspapers KZNDurban-based morning daily The Mercury is pulling out all the stops during the Conference of the Parties 17th climate change conference hosted by the coastal city this week. 29 Nov 2011 Read more >>

Isolezwe shares the glittering glamour - Independent Newspapers KZNPopular Zulu daily, Isolezwe, scrubbed up and donned its Sunday best to support the glittering and glamorous SABC Crown Gospel Music awards, held in Durban in early November. 15 Nov 2011 Read more >>

Isolezwe's Saturday edition hits over 55 000 - Independent Newspapers KZNEverything was in place for an exceptional sale when Isolezwe ngoMgqibelo hit the streets for the first time on August 27th. 8 Sep 2011 Read more >>

Market excited about launch of Isolezwe on Saturday - Independent Newspapers KZNA quantitative survey among Zulu newspaper readers in KwaZulu-Natal has shown that there is a great thirst for a Saturday Zulu newspaper, particularly Isolezwe. 25 Aug 2011 Read more >>

Newly appointed Isolezwe Weekend editor is on the ball! - Independent Newspapers KZNLook out, there's a soccer-loving sister who's a sport aficionado of note in charge of Isolezwe's weekend titles. 17 Aug 2011 Read more >>

Durban-based daily, The Mercury, is once again innovating to challenge existing readers, and to attract new readers to the title. 10 Aug 2011 Read more >>

New editor at The Independent on Saturday - Independent Newspapers KZNNewly-appointed editor of The Independent on Saturday (IOS) in Durban, Deon Delport, cut his teeth in journalism at The Friend newspaper in the Free State where he became the provincial council reporter, crime reporter, general reporter and deputy news editor - all at the same time! 25 Jul 2011 Read more >>

The Mercury goodlife expands, adds value - Independent Newspapers KZNWhen KwaZulu-Natal morning daily, The Mercury, spotted a gap in the market for quality leisure and lifestyle content, it responded by revamping, expanding and relaunching its Friday supplement, goodlife. 21 Jul 2011 Read more >>

Ziyawa ngoMgqibelo - Isolezwe's happening on Saturdays - Independent Newspapers KZN"Yes! We want to read Isolezwe on Saturdays too." Independent Newspapers KZN, publishers of the daily Isolezwe and Sunday Isolezwe ngeSonto, has heard the market and will launch a Saturday (uMgqibelo) edition - making the popular Zulu tabloid available every day of the week. 11 Jul 2011 Read more >>

Sales of Isolezwe now exceed 600 000 copies per week - Independent Newspapers KZNThe modern Zulu daily tabloid, Isolezwe, has once again blown the market away with record-breaking sales, according to the first quarter's audited circulation figures released earlier this week (Tues 17 May). 19 May 2011 Read more >>

New Isolezwe editor appointed - Independent Newspapers KZNSeasoned journalist, Mazwi Xaba, is the new editor of the powerhouse Zulu language daily newspaper, Isolezwe. 1 Apr 2011 Read more >>

Thousands of KZN matriculants choose Isolezwe for results - Independent Newspapers KZNIsolezwe sold a record 213 682 copies on January 6, the day on which the title published KwaZulu-Natal's 2010 matric results. 20 Jan 2011 Read more >>

POST newspaper smashes all records - Independent Newspapers KZNMORE than 20,000 additional copies of the Indian focused weekly newspaper, POST, were sold on Wednesday November 10, 2010. This issue carried the 152-page supplement compiled to pay tribute to the Indian community and in particular those people who arrived in South Africa on board the SS Truro, on November 16 1860. 24 Nov 2010 Read more >>

On-target market positioning, a dynamic editorial team and efficient delivery to market have brought Isolezwe ngeSonto a further 37% increase in sales. 23 Nov 2010 Read more >>

Fullfilling our passion, paying tribute to our forefathers - Independent Newspapers KZNPOST consulting editor, Brijlall Ramguthee, proudly presented a 152 page supplement to commemorate the arrival of the first Indians in South Africa, on board the SS Truro, on November 16 1860. 12 Nov 2010 Read more >>

Homegrown journalist takes the reins at Post - Independent Newspapers KZNAakash Bramdeo, who started his journalism career about 17 years ago with Post, returned to Independent Newspapers KZN as editor of the newspaper on 1 November 2010. Based in Johannesburg, Aakash was the Senior Assignments Editor for television news at the SABC. 10 Nov 2010 Read more >>

An increasing number of Zulu readers are buying young Isolezwe ngeSonto, the Sunday sister title of the highly popular daily, Isolezwe. 12 Jul 2010 Read more >>

The Mercury nails its colours to the mast - Independent Newspapers KZNAfter weeks of weaving unusual and innovative artistry across its columns in the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, KwaZulu-Natal's biggest selling morning English language daily newspaper, The Mercury, is ready to nail its colours to the mast in a BIG way! 11 Jun 2010 Read more >>

The Mercury gives Durban a 'head start' on the World Cup - Independent Newspapers KZNWith the country's best new stadium, a re-gilded 'Golden Mile,' a brand-new world-class airport, and balmy winter weather - Durban's undoubtedly the best place to be for the next few months. 3 Jun 2010 Read more >>

Latest Audit Bureau Circulation (ABC) figures show The Independent on Saturday (IOS) is in tune with its readers, many of whom tune in to Lotus FM on Saturday morning to hear the newspaper's editor telling listeners what the title has in store for them. 27 May 2010 Read more >>

Meeting the needs of KwaZulu-Natal women - Independent Newspapers KZNTickets to Isolezwe's highly popular women's club, Intandokazi, are so sought after, they sell out within a day. Started eight years ago, Intandokazi seminars are held quarterly. Between 250 and 300 delegates pay R250 to attend the meetings held in upmarket conference centres in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Shepstone and Empangeni. 18 May 2010 Read more >>

Isolezwe's growth driven by editorial appeal - Independent Newspapers KZNThe latest audited circulation figures show that the modern Zulu daily, Isolezwe, grew its core sale by 5%, while the Sunday edition grew a staggering 24% year-on-year. The editorial team is definitely doing something right. 22 Apr 2010 Read more >>

High-profile Isolezwe columnists kick off 2010 - Independent Newspapers KZNIsolezwe readers' expectations extend beyond keeping up to date with breaking news. Readers want advice. They want to know how others are making sense of the changing world around them. They want inspiration, knowledge and to broaden their understanding. To service this need, Isolezwe publishes columns from a wide range of contributors - on finance, culture and customs, relationships and language. 26 Mar 2010 Read more >>

Isolezwe bucks trends with soaring sales - Independent Newspapers KZNIsolezwe, the modern Zulu daily, is bucking trends in the local and international newspaper industry, taking a spectacular upward trajectory as sales soared to record levels in the fourth quarter of 2009. 9 Mar 2010 Read more >>

Angela Quintal takes Mercury reins - Independent Newspapers KZNAngela Quintal has been appointed editor of The Mercury from November 1 2009. Presently Executive Editor on The Star, Quintal will succeed David Canning, who retired earlier this year, but remained on as editor at the company's request. 2 Oct 2009 Read more >>

Isolezwe conquers the streets - Independent Newspapers KZNIf there were any doubts that Isolezwe is the most popular newspaper brand in KwaZulu-Natal, those can now be cast away. The plucky record-breaking daily published in isiZulu, has outsold its 106-year-old bi-weekly rival, Ilanga, for the first time, the latest ABC figures show. 17 Aug 2009 Read more >>

Independent Newspapers is launching a multimedia campaign to highlight the effectiveness of advertising in its classifieds sections. 29 May 2009 Read more >>

Zulu titles achieve record ABCs - Independent Newspapers KZNZulu ground-breakers, Isolezwe and Isolezwe ngeSonto (Sunday) have achieved record audited circulations for the first quarter of the year, in spite of a tough economy. 19 May 2009 Read more >>

New look for Sunday Tribune - Independent Newspapers KZNKwaZulu-Natal's favourite Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Tribune, will sport a fresh look from this Sunday, March 22. 19 Mar 2009 Read more >>

Isolezwe columnist explains Zulu traditions - Independent Newspapers KZNPopular radio DJ turned academic, VVO Mkhize, is Isolezwe's new columnist on African cultural and traditional issues. 18 Mar 2009 Read more >>

Poetry in motion in Isolezwe - Independent Newspapers KZNThe daily isiZulu newspaper, Isolezwe, is promoting a Zulu poetry competition as it aims to keep this vibrant African language alive and thriving in a pure, unadulterated form. 6 Mar 2009 Read more >>

Isolezwe helps readers to manage their bucks better - Independent Newspapers KZNThe gold price, the Dow Jones, CPI, PPI, GDP, forex rates - finance and business terminology confuses many of us and the situation becomes a minefield when trying to understand how all the factors work together to influence our personal situation. 2 Mar 2009 Read more >>

Healthy first ABC figure for Isolezwe ngeSonto - Independent Newspapers KZNLaunched on March 30, 2008, this Sunday Zulu newspaper from the Independent Newspapers KZN stable has produced good results in its first ABC quarter audit. 22 Aug 2008 Read more >>

Independent Newspapers KwaZulu-Natal is pleased to announce the following changes in its editorial leadership with effect from July 2008. 12 Jun 2008 Read more >>

Isolezwe ngeSonto - giving readers what they want on Sundays - Independent Newspapers KZNZulu-language Isolezwe ngeSonto, the newest mainstream newspaper on the South African market, is building a strong Sunday following, with sales heading over 40 000. 11 Jun 2008 Read more >>

Isolezwe ngeSonto breaks launch records - Independent Newspapers KZNThe launch issue of Isolezwe ngeSonto has set a new local publishing record with the first issue selling over 40,000 copies on March 30, 2008. 11 Apr 2008 Read more >>

Advertisers enjoy vibey launch of Isolezwe ngeSonto - Independent Newspapers KZNAdvertising clients celebrated the launch of Isolezwe 's new sister title, Isolezwe ngeSonto at Moyo Beach Bar at uShaka Marine World on Durban's beachfront on Friday 14 March 2008. 1 Apr 2008 Read more >>

Zulu Sunday newspaper launches in March - Independent Newspapers KZNIsolezwe ngeSonto, a new Zulu Sunday newspaper will be launched across KwaZulu-Natal on 30 March 2008 by Independent Newspapers KwaZulu-Natal. 27 Feb 2008 Read more >>

Isolezwe, the high-flying Zulu-language daily has secured its place as the most popular title in KwaZulu-Natal, according to the latest AMPS (All Media and Products Survey) figures. With 713,000 readers nationally and 650,000 in KZN, Isolezwe has grown by 11% and 6% since the previous readership survey. 27 Sep 2007 Read more >>

InGEAR's hard on your heels! - Independent Newspapers KZNHey, have got InGEAR yet? Well, I mean if you think you're up to date with what's really cool on four wheels you should be into InGEAR right up to your sexy bonnet... and beyond. It's the latest newspaper car mag - it's all about being hip on the strip, cool on the dual and raising the bar on the tar! 3 Sep 2007 Read more >>

Environmental award for Mercury writer - Independent Newspapers KZNTony Carnie, environmental writer for the Durban morning newspaper The Mercury, was named best "columnist" for 2006 in the national finals of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year competition. 27 Aug 2007 Read more >>

Independent Newspapers in KwaZulu-Natal have come to the aid of learners whose education programme was derailed by the recent teachers' strikes. 20 Aug 2007 Read more >>

The Sunday Tribune Property Guide provides the best information available on the KwaZulu-Natal property market, according to results from a survey conducted for Independent Newspapers KwaZulu-Natal in April and May this year. 16 Aug 2007 Read more >>

Isolezwe empowers people as it grows - Independent Newspapers KZNDurban's fastest growing daily newspaper, Isolezwe, is in touch with the retail dynamics of South Africa and is empowering people to take advantage of its rapid growth. 2 Aug 2007 Read more >>

Two Durban newspapers made history in October last year when the Sunday Tribune and sister newspaper The Mercury staged the first ever on-line event auction on the African continent. 25 Jul 2007 Read more >>

The Sunday Tribune and sister newspaper The Mercury made history in October last year with the staging of the first ever on-line event auction on the African continent. 10 Apr 2007 Read more >>

A growing number of Zulu readers are showing an appreciation for Isolezwe, the modern daily Zulu newspaper, which notched an impressive daily sale of 96 485 in the latest Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) figures. This is more than 8 000 above the newspaper's comparable ABC figure of 88 456 the previous year. 22 Feb 2007 Read more >>

After just four-and-a-half years of publishing, Isolezwe is making a big impression in the national newspaper market. In addition to upward circulation and readership trends, the daily isiZulu tabloid has come "top of the newspaper class" in aspects of Markinor's Top Brands survey, 2006. 26 Oct 2006 Read more >>

Independent Newspapers KZN's weekly Sunday Tribune and daily morning title, The Mercury, have launched a first-in-Africa online auction.  29 Sep 2006 Read more >>

Isolezwe voted young, exciting brand - Independent Newspapers KZNThe readership of Isolezwe, the Durban-based Zulu language daily tabloid, has rocketed to 644 000 a day, making it the most popular Zulu title in South Africa. 18 Sep 2006 Read more >>

The sales of Independent Newspapers titles in KwaZulu-Natal grew during the first quarter of this year with the Zulu-language daily, Isolezwe, and Post (published for Indian readers), making impressive gains. 13 Jun 2006 Read more >>

KZN Property Guide adds a new angle - Independent Newspapers KZNBuyers, investors and agents are turning to the Sunday Tribune's Property Guide for more than the hottest property deals in KwaZulu-Natal's buoyant market. 18 May 2006 Read more >>

Three dynamic ladies are boosting the number of pages in KwaZulu-Natal's leisure paper, the Independent on Saturday. 6 Apr 2006 Read more >>

Monday, March 6 this year was a special day for the Zulu-language mainstream newspaper, Isolezwe. Sales hit a record 118 363, giving ample indication that "the sky's the limit" for this Durban-based publication. 4 Apr 2006 Read more >>

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