is a bi-lingual weekly tabloid newspaper published in English and Afrikaans every Thursday, selling 17 000 copies per week in the communities of Paarl; Wellington; Franschhoek; and the surrounding environs. The estimated readership is 92 000, a majority of whom are Afrikaans speaking.
The content consists of general news; sports; youth news; lifestyle and arts pages; social pages; letters/opinion page; and a separate business section (including classifieds; properties; and vacancies). It varies from 32 to 48 pages per week, with special monthly supplements focusing on the town of Wellington, as well as other regular supplements on motoring; eating out; and education, besides others. Special supplements are produced for events like Mother's Day; Women's Day; Father's Day; Families in Business; Health; Holiday Getaways; Ramadan; and Christmas.
The paper has won a number of awards in journalism. In September 2008, Paarl Post
won the Cronwright Trophy for best design and production in the community press for the sixth time in 12 years. In 2003, Paarl Post
won a merit award for design in the Mondi National Press Awards.
The Paarl Post
was first published on 14 January 1905 as direct successor to the newspaper Die Afrikaanse Patriot
, the first Afrikaans newspaper in South Africa.
For more information, contact Editor Anne Kruger by calling 021 870 3700 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. Alternately, visit the newspaper's website at www.paarlpost.com