About Zululand Observer

About the Zululand Observer
We’ve got you covered from every angle.
Whether you need fair, relevant, interesting and comprehensive reading on what’s happening in the region’s various communities;
Or a platform to advertise your company, service, legal notice or event, with deep reach into a well-researched public audience;
Or free design from our talented graphics team;
Or quality printing on site, coupled with excellent distribution of our eight audited publications to all urban and rural areas of the Zululand region.

All this is backed by a long, proud, multi award-winning reputation and history that dates back to our founding in 1969.
But we continue to be innovative and progressive, and offer every online and electronic platform needed in today’s news and advertising environment.
Main Office: 3 Baines Road Empangeni
Office 2: 105A Bullion Boulevard Richards Bay
Tel: 035 799 0500
P.O Box 554 Empangeni 3880

The Team


Gavin Anthony
Managing Director
Lee Anthony
Business Manager

Editorial


Dave Savides
Editor-in-Chief
Carl de Villiers
Chief Sub-editor
Ronelle Ramsamy
Managing Editor
Trish Winterboer
Sub-editor
Laurie Smith
News Editor
Dirk Minnaar
Proof Reader
Nothando Mkhize
Digital Coordinator
Larry Bentley
JOURNALIST
Orrin Singh
JOURNALIST
Wiseman Mthiyane
JOURNALIST
Conelia Harry
JOURNALIST
Wellington Makwakwa
JOURNALIST
Tamlyn Jolly
JOURNALIST
Thando Ndlovu
JOURNALIST

Advertising


Yolande Veldsman
Advertising Manager
Louise Calitz
Marketing Consultant
Tanya Smit
Marketing Consultant
Thobile Sibiya
Marketing Consultant
Linda Vorster
MARKETING CONSULTANT
Paul Kingaby
Marketing Consultant
Daleen Swart
MARKETING CONSULTANT
Mari Scott
Special Features Writer
Val van der Walt
Motoring Journalist
Minette Knight
Advertising Manager’s Assistant
Nokwazi Mokoena
Booking Clerk

Digital Advertising


Wannita Smith
Digital Sales Specialist
Mpilo Msweli
Digital Graphic Designer

Classifieds


Tracy Sukdeo
Classifieds Manager
Millissa Abrahams
TELESALES CONSULTANT
Shantal Ramsaran
Telesales/Layout Artist
Jemaine Naicker
TELESALES CONSULTANT
Wouter Koen
Graphic Designer/Layout Artist

Production


Charles Smith
Production Manager
Theresa Botha
Graphic designer
Benice Gertzen
Graphic designer
Marce’ Bresler
Graphic designer
Jarrett Onions
Graphic designer
Susan Swart
Layout Artist
Estelle Behr
Layout Artist
Shanel Swanepoel
Layout Artist

Admin


Cecilia van Onselen
Debtors Clerk
Kerry-Lee Krige
Office Manager
Jocelyn Burger
HR Manager
Andrew Goddard
FINANCIAL MANAGER
Magda Veldsman
Debtors Clerk
Jane Mabaso
Admin clerk
Phumzile Thango
Housekeeping
Thoko Mahaye
Housekeeping
Jetro Mshengu
Driver/Messenger
Mduduzi Biyela
Gardener/ Maintenance

Darwain Investments


Deon Zeelie
DARWAIN PRINTING MANAGER
Linda Zeelie
Distribution/ Merchandiser

Reception


Bronwyn Roets
RECEPTIONIST
Annalize Berry
RECEPTIONIST
Freda Geldenhuys
TELEPHONIST
DICE Board of Trustees
  • Regina Anthony – Chairperson
  • Lee Anthony – Business Manager
  • Renier Botha – Treasurer
  • Ivan Naidoo
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

Distribution

Areas

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