About Ladysmith Gazette

The Ladysmith Gazette is the only sold local newspaper in Ladysmith. The Ladysmith Gazette is just over a century old and is believed to have been established in 1902. This, however, cannot be accurately verified, as there may have been editions before this date. The Ladysmith Gazette is part of the Caxton Group of newspapers. The Ladysmith Gazette’s sister newspaper, the Times of Ladysmith, is a FREE door-to-door publication that helps the Ladysmith Gazette reach the entire community.

With a staggering five Caxton Awards for excellence under its belt, few could argue that the Ladysmith Gazette is not the market leader in the region.

Awards aside, the newspaper focuses on its core strength: the ability to communicate what is happening in and around Ladysmith. Since its inception over 100 years ago, it has kept people abreast of local news. From school news to hard news, the Ladysmith Gazette has constantly kept the community informed.

Situated in the heart of the CBD, its staff have kept their finger on the pulse of what is happening not only in Ladysmith but also in surrounding areas including Bergville, Winterton, Colenso, Elandslaagte, Ezakheni, Steadville and Van Reenen.
Private Bag X10019
29 San Marco Complex

Tel: 036 637-6801

Editorial Email [email protected]


John Barnard
Sub Editor
Saish Motheram
Nameera Sarjoo
Rod Skinner


Sameera Motala
Sales Representative
Anita Persad
Sales Representative
Diane Mackintosh
Advertising Manager
Tanya Muller
Branch Manager & Regional Sales Manager

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Mariska Grobbelaar
KZN Get It Editor


Mabel Miya
Elize Olivier
Margaret Mavuso
General Assistant
Elizabeth Lushaba
George Meyer
Regional Manager


Marnika Viljoen
Karen Skinner
Production Manager
Interesting Facts about Ladysmith Gazette decision makers surveyed
  • The Ladysmith Gazette was official established in 1902 – However records do exist of editions being released prior to this date.
  • The Ladysmith Gazette is the only sold community newspaper in Ladysmith.
  • Most of Ladysmith shop at The Oval
  • 59 percent are female while 41 per cent are male
  • 67 percent are English, 46 per cent isiZulu and 6 percent Afrikaans
  • 52 percent are employed full time
  • 6 percent fall into the LSM 10 category and 17 percent LSM 9
  • Average household income is R14 639
  • 33 percent of decision makers earn between R4 000 and R7 999
*Statistics obtained from Roots Survey 2013 and are of people interviewed.

Distribution Areas

  • Ladysmith
  • Bergville
  • Winterton
  • Weenen
  • Colenso
  • Elandslaagte
  • Ezakheni
  • Pieters
Total distribution: 5 750 - Delivered on Thursdays