Ridge Times

The Ridge Times and its sister publication, the Echo, are extremely popular local community newspapers operating from a head office in Secunda. The Times is distributed widely throughout the Highveld region, and towns within its distribution area include Bethal, eMbalenhle, eMzinoni, Evander, Kinross, Kriel, Leandra, Secunda and Trichardt. The publication’s print order is a notable 35 000 copies, which are delivered directly to households and business premises every Wednesday.

The Times works hard to maintain its reputation for being committed to accurate and credible reporting on local newsworthy events, sports, community projects, local and provincial governance issues, entertainment, business news and safety and security issues. The editorial team of the publication strongly feels that their loyalty lies with their readers, and as such, the Times has become an unofficial “watchdog of the community”.

Secunda (deriving from the Latin for “second/following”) owes its origin to the need for South Africa to be as independent from oil imports as possible. Sasol, the well-known oil producing company, laid the foundations for Secunda as they identified the area as a suitable site for a large secondary oil refinery. Beginning as a one-man “town” in 1976, Secunda is today one of the Highveld’s many buzzing commercial centres.

Print Rates

Print Order: 35 000
Frequency: Weekly
Distribution: Wednesday
Area: Secunda
Free/Sold: Free
Language: English

Booking Deadline:
Thursday at 12h00
Material Deadline: Monday at 12h00
Full Page Size: 390 mm x 265 mm
Column Width:  8 columns x 31 mm

ROP Rates:

Black and White: R70.36
1 Spot: R87.95
Full Colour: R105.54

Vacancy & Auction Rates

Black and White: R77.40
1 Spot: R96.74
Full Colour: R116.10

Loose Insert Rates

Pages: Insert Rate: If Printed By CTP:
1-8 Pages R 760 R 525
1-16 Pages R 835 R 606
18-24 Pages R 915 R 655
28-32 Pages R 1001 R 724
36-40 Pages R 1 080 R 783
44-48 Pages R 1 156 R 853
50-58 Pages R 1 248 R 919
60-68 Pages R 1 350 R 994
72+ Pages R 1 455 R 1 074

Terms and Conditions:

Please note these are advertising rates for 2016-2017
All rates on this page exclude VAT
Please contact us directly for Recruitment Rates
Please note that rates and print orders are subject to change

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