About Zululand Observer

Proudly professional: Born and bred in Zululand

Founded in 1969 by Mrs Regina Anthony, the Zululand Observer is the largest newspaper publishing house in its area of distribution in KZN from the Tugela River to Pongola, and inland covering Ulundi, eShowe, Melmoth, Nongoma and Hlabisa.
Initially established in Empangeni, it has grown to a stable of proudly professional award-winning products.
The eight audited publications include the Zululand Observer Weekend edition, Zululand Observer Monday edition, Bay Watch Eyethu, Zululand Eyethu, Northern Eyethu, Eastern Watch, and Agri Eco.
To meet its growing printing demands the Zululand Observer invested in Darwain Printing Works in 1996, which also caters for outside printing.
True to its slogan of producing born and bred Zululand publications the Company has invested close on R20m in property in addition to the Darwain Printing Works, and prides itself in purchasing local at all times.

B-BBEE Status 2012/2013

The Zululand Observer achieved a B-BBEE Contributor Level 3 which gives clients a procurement recognition level of 110%.
The Zululand Observer as a Value Adding Company gives clients a final B-BBEE Procurement Recognition of 110%.

Main Office:
3 Baines Road

Office 2:
Suite 2 Partridge Place
Lira Link
Richards Bay

Tel: 035 799 0500

The Team

Regina Anthony Managing Director manage@zob.co.za

Regina Anthony
Managing Director
Lee Anthony National Marketing Manager leeanthony@zob.co.za

Lee Anthony
National Marketing Manager
Gavin Anthony Marketing Director gavant@zob.co.za

Gavin Anthony


Dave Savides

Dave Savides
Carl de Villiers

Carl de Villiers
Chief Sub-editor

Trish Winterboer Assistant Sub-Editor zulobs@zob.co.za

Trish Winterboer

Conelia Harry Journalist connie@zob.co.za

Conelia Harry

Larry Bentley Journalist eshowejourno@zob.co.za

Larry Bentley

Mia Moorcroft Journalist mia@zob.co.za

Mia Moorcroft

Richard Springorum Sports Journalist sports@zob.co.za

Richard Springorum
Sport Journalist

Steven Makhanya Journalist steven@zob.co.za

Steven Makhanya

Val van der Walt Motoring Journalist motoring1@zob.co.za

Val van der Walt
Motoring Journalist

Wellington Makwakwa Journalist wellington@zob.co.za

Wellington Makwakwa
Tamlyn Jolly

Tamlyn Jolly

Wiseman Mthiyane Umlozi Editor umlozi1@zob.co.za

Wiseman Mthiyane
Thando Ndlovu Journalist

Thando Ndlovu
Amy Jenkins

Amy Jenkins
Digital Coordinator
Dirk Minnaar Proof Reader

Dirk Minnaar
Proof Reader
Rachelle Breed

Rachelle Breed
Kyle Cowan

Kyle Cowan
Tameem Cajee

Tameem Cajee
Laurie Smith

Laurie Smith
News Editor


Yolande Veldsman Advertising Manager yolande@zob.co.za

Yolande Veldsman
Advertising Manager
Tammy Harmse Marketing Consultant tammy@zob.co.za

Tammy Harmse
Marketing Consultant
Louise Calitz Marketing Consultant repsrb@zob.co.za

Louise Calitz
Marketing Consultant
Paul Kingaby Marketing Consultant eshoweadvert@zob.co.za

Paul Kingaby
Marketing Consultant
Tanya Smit Marketing Consultant alton@zob.co.za

Tanya Smit
Marketing Consultant
Tanya Reddy Marketing Consultant advertising@zob.co.za

Tanya Reddy
Marketing Consultant
Thobile Sibiya Marketing Consultant sales@zob.co.za

Thobile Sibiya
Marketing Consultant
Linda Vorster Advertising Assistant supplements@zob.co.za

Linda Vorster
Marketing Consultant
Minette Knight Advertising Clerk baywatch@zob.co.za

Minette Knight
Advertising Clerk
Nokwazi Mukuena Booking Clerk bookings@zob.co.za

Nokwazi Mukuena
Booking Clerk
Wanda Smith Sales Assistant - Booking Clerk support@zob.co.za

Wanda Smith
Sales Manager’s Assistant
Daleen Swart

Daleen Swart
Marketing Consultant
Linda Zeelie

Linda Zeelie

Digital Advertising

Wannita Smith

Wannita Smith
Digital Sales Specialist
Bernice van der Meijden

Bernice van der Meijden
Digital Sales Support


Tracy Sukdeo Classifieds Manager classads@zob.co.za

Tracy Sukdeo
Classifieds Manager
Julie Potgieter Legal Consultant - Telesales legals@zob.co.za

Julie Potgieter
Legal Consultant – Telesales
Mbali Gumede Classifieds Clerk

Mbali Gumede
Classifieds Clerk
Milissa Abrahams Telesales Consultant telesales4@zob.co.za

Milissa Abrahams
Telesales Consultant

Michelle Victor
Telesales Consultant

Shantal Ramsaren Layout Artist Classifieds layout@zob.co.za

Shantal Ramsaren
Layout Artist Classifieds
Jemaine Naicker, Telesales Consultant, telesales2@zob.co.za

Jemaine Naicker
Telesales Consultant
Jemaine Naicker, Telesales Consultant, telesales2@zob.co.za

Nothando Mkhize
Bernice Gertzen

Wouter Koen
Graphic Designer


Charles Smith Production Manager prod5@zob.co.za

Charles Smith
Production Manager
Theresa Botha Graphic Designer theresa@zob.co.za

Theresa Botha
Graphic Designer
Bernice Gertzen

Bernice Gertzen
Graphic Designer
Marce Bresler

Marce’ Bresler
Graphic Designer
Rifka Kirsten

Rifka Kirsten
Layout Artist
Shanel Swanepoel

Shanel Swanepoel
Layout Artist
Estelle Behr Layout Artist prod4@zob.co.za

Estelle Behr
Layout Artist
Susan Swart Layout Artist prod3@zob.co.za

Susan Swart
Layout Artist
Dale Dixon

Dale Dixon
Graphic Designer
Mpilo Msweli

Mpilo Msweli
Online Graphic Designer


Judy Dearling

Judy Dearling
HR Manager / Admin Secretary
Cecilia van Onselen Credit Controller debtors@zob.co.za

Cecilia van Onselen
Credit Controller
Jocelyn Burger HR Manager - Secretary to Management zopa@zob.co.za

Jocelyn Burger
Creditors Clerk
Jane Mabaso Admin Clerk

Jane Mabaso
Admin Clerk
Andrew Goddard

Andrew Goddard
Phumzile Thango Housekeeping

Phumzile Thango
Thandeka Dube Housekeeping

Thandeka Dube
Thoko Mahaye Housekeeping

Thoko Mahaye
Magda Veldsman

Magda Veldsman
Debtors Clerk

DICE (Do I Care Enough?)

Sharon Mdletshe

Sharon Mdletshe
Operations Manager

Board of Trustees

Regina Anthony – Chairperson
Renier Botha – Treasurer
Ivan Naidoo
Thama Kumalo
Lee Anthony
Girlie Mhlongo

Darwain Investments

Deon Zeelie Printing Manager deon@zob.co.za

Deon Zeelie
Darwain Printing Manager


Freda Geldenhuys Telephonist

Freda Geldenhuys
Annalize Berry Receptionist mwzorb@zob.co.za

Annalize Berry
Bronwyn Roets

Bronwyn Roets

Interesting Facts about ZO purchase decision makers

  • 46 percent are English, 43 percent isiZulu and 15 per cent Afrikaans
  • 53 percent are employed full time
  • 37 percent of the decision makers earn between R12 000 and R24 999
  • 82 percent own their own home
  • 94 percent have cellphones
  • 46 percent connect to the internet at least once a week
  • 92 percent of Zululand decision makers spend their money on shoes and clothing

Statistics obtained from Roots Survey 2013




  • Empangeni
  • Richards Bay
  • eSikhaleni
  • Felixton
  • Enseleni
  • eShowe
  • Ginginglovu
  • Amatikhulu
  • Darnall
  • Epondweni
  • Hluhluwe
  • Ingwavuma
  • Jozini
  • Kosi Bay
  • KwaMbonambi
  • KwaMsane
  • Louwsburg
  • Mandeni
  • Mbazwana
  • Melmoth
  • Mkuze
  • Mtubatuba
  • Mtunzini
  • Ndumu
  • Ngwelezane
  • Nkwalini
  • Nongoma
  • Nyoni
  • Phelendaba
  • Pongola
  • Sodwana
  • St Lucia
  • Stanger
  • Ulundi

Zululand Observer Weekend
Print Order 19 000
Distributed Thursday throughout Zululand

Zululand Observer Monday
Print Order – 12 500
Distributed Monday throughout Zululand

Bay Watch Eyethu
Print Order – 30 000
Distributed FREE on Wednesday in Empangeni, Ngwelezane, Nseleni, KwaDlangezwa, Mzingazi, Richards Bay

Zululand Eyethu
Print Order 10 000
Distributed on Wednesday throughout eShowe, Melmoth, Nongoma, Hlabisa, Ulundi

Northern Eyethu
Print Order – 10 000
Distributed FREE Monthly in KwaMbonambi, Mtubatuba, St Lucia, Hluhluwe, Jozini, Mkuze, Kosi Bay, Pongola

Eastern Watch
Print Order – 14 000
Monthly insert inside Zululand Observer

Agri Eco Zululand
Print Order – 20 000
Monthly insert inside Zululand Observer