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    Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhage

    The attrition in the magazine category continues in the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4 with many sectors losing members as the sector battles with resignations, discontinuations and terminations.
    Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhage

    Consumer magazines


    The trend of no submissions and discontinued publications continued from the previous quarters into Q4. In the Woman’s Special category for the six publications there was no data, two no submissions, one ceased publication, one reregistered, one resigned and one change cycle.

    The Woman’s General category had only four magazines submit data, but all four - Kuier, Fairlady, Sarie and True Love - showed increase over the previous quarter and prior year. It had seven resignation, one no submission and two discontinued.

    The Parenting category also suffered with only three submissions out of 11, all which had declines on the previous quarter and prior year.

    Overall, there was a sprinkling of increases on the previous quarter with The Gardner /Tuiner, Go! Drive & Camp/Ry & Sleep, Magnum and Compleat Golfer showing good numbers.

    Arts Culture and Heritage
    PublicationPeriodFrequencyPaid circulationFree circulationTotal circulation% change quarter% change year
    Jewish LifeOct -DecMtly05,9705,970-24.7%-49.8%
    Val de Vie MagazineJan -Dec2xA45914,90015,35945.4%45.4%
    Business and News
    Business Brief.Jul -DecAltM50,4731,51551,988-1.9%-30.2%
    Financial MailOct -DecWkly Fr10,84880411,6529.2%-12.9%
    FinweekOct -DecF9,6421,93011,57220.2%-22.6%
    Forbes AfricaOct -DecMtly7,4338358,26831.8%-38.0%
    Green Economy Journal (formerly Green Business Journal)Jul -DecAltM00Terminated
    NoseweekOct -DecMtly00Changed Frequency
    Personal FinanceJan -DecQ00No Submission
    SA Real Estate Investor MagazineOct -DecMtly015,43715,437-1.7%-4.7%
    Celebrity
    PeopleOct -DecF00Resigned
    Conservation and Wildlife
    African BirdlifeJul -DecAltM6,8776357,512-18.9%-19.7%
    KRUGER MAGAZINEJan -Dec4xA00No Submission
    Entertainment
    Eat OutJan -DecAnn14,5674,94219,509-1.4%-1.4%
    Hello JohannesburgOct -DecMtly00Discontinued
    Hello PretoriaOct -DecMtly00Discontinued
    TV Plus (Afrikaans)Oct -DecF15,023015,023-1.4%-15.1%
    TV Plus (English)Oct -DecF5,17705,1773.3%-27.1%
    Family Interest
    BonaOct -DecMtly00Resigned
    DrumOct -DecWkly Fr00Discontinued
    HuisgenootOct -DecWkly Tue133,8395,706139,545-3.9%-14.0%
    LIGOct -Dec11xA14,25611514,371-7.7%-15.0%
    Plus 50Jul -Dec6xA5,7244016,125-1.7%2.1%
    The Big IssueOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    The CrestJul -Dec7xA012,71112,7114.0%10.2%
    The RidgeJul -Dec8xA015,76415,7642.2%8.6%
    Things to do with kids MagazineJan -DecQ00Resigned
    YouOct -DecWkly Wed69,1213,64172,762-2.3%-12.6%
    Farming
    FarmbizOct -DecMtly00Discontinued
    Farmer's WeeklyOct -DecWkly Fr7,33707,337-19.8%
    Grond tot MondJan -DecQ2,4782,4714,949-32.8%-32.8%
    LandbouweekbladOct -DecWkly Wed17,741017,741-3.1%-14.3%
    Landbouweekblad BoereplanneJul -JunAnn00Deregistered
    Landbouweekblad VeeJan -DecAnn9,68109,68124.1%24.1%
    Marktoe!Oct -DecMtly010,23310,2333.4%-2.4%
    Veeplaas.Oct -Dec11xA5,1282,1547,282-5.2%-16.0%
    Health & Wellbeing
    Grow to EatJan -Dec3xA11,5152,81114,326
    Odyssey Magazine.Jul -JunQ3,6004124,0120.0%
    Home
    REAL|life MagazineJul -JunQ00Discontinued
    Conde Nast House & GardenOct -DecMtly10,1892,50512,694-53.1%
    Easy DIYJul -JunQ00Changed Publisher
    Food and Home EntertainingOct -DecMtly00Resigned
    HabitatJul -DecAltM00Discontinued
    House & Leisure.Jul -DecAltM00Resigned
    Idees/IdeasJul -DecAltM15,38651215,8984.5%6.2%
    Kuier ComboJul -Jun2xA00Deregistered
    Landbouweekblad BoerekosJul -Jun2xA00Deregistered
    Lose ItJan -DecQ15,996015,996-9.7%-9.7%
    SA Garden and HomeOct -DecMtly00Resigned
    SA Home OwnerOct -Dec11xA19,6213,16222,7834.0%-24.5%
    Sarie KosJul -JunQ22,11275022,8620.0%-6.1%
    Sarie WoonJul -JunAnn00Deregistered
    The Gardener / Die TuinierOct -DecMtly21,3333,52224,85532.6%-18.3%
    Tuis HomeOct -DecMtly76,89964677,5459.1%12.2%
    Tuis Opknap / Home Renovations.Jul -JunAnn00No Submission
    Tuis Verf / Home PaintJul -JunAnn00No Submission
    Tuis Werf / Home YardJul -JunAnn00No Submission
    VisiJul -Dec6xA12,92566713,592-8.3%-7.4%
    Leisure
    Let’s Braai / Kom ons Braai (former The Ultimate Braai)Jul -JunAnn10,9873,01414,0010.0%-22.3%
    Silver DigestJan -Dec4xA08,6268,626-16.3%-16.3%
    Southern VinesJan -DecQ00No Submission
    The Coffee MagJul -JunQ00No Submission
    Male
    Destiny Man MagazineJul -DecAltM00No Submission
    GQ..Oct -Dec11xA3,9431,8655,808-59.6%
    Men's HealthOct -DecMtly00Discontinued
    Popular MechanicsOct -DecMtly12,86997013,839-37.0%
    Stuff.Jul -DecAltM00No Submission
    Very Interesting (former Braintainment)Jul -DecAltM10,8321,73512,567-28.2%
    Motoring
    Bike SAOct -DecMtly11,4381,00112,439-26.0%
    CarOct -DecMtly38,2226,39044,6124.3%-25.5%
    Caravan & Outdoor Life / Kamp & KaravaanOct -DecMtly00No Issue
    Driven MagazineOct -DecMtly012,28212,282-10.3%-29.3%
    Leisure WheelsOct -DecMtly00Discontinued
    SA4x4Oct -DecMtly00No Issue
    Super BikeOct -DecMtly00Resigned
    Parenting
    Baba & Kleuter.Jul -DecAltM7,56807,568-14.0%-32.6%
    Baby's and BeyondJan -DecQ2,1995,8708,069-42.4%-42.4%
    Child Magazine - Cape TownJan -DecQ00Resigned
    Child Magazine - DurbanJan -DecQ00Resigned
    Child Magazine - JohannesburgJan -DecQ00Resigned
    Child Magazine PretoriaJan -DecQ00Resigned
    MamaMagic MilestonesJan -DecQ00Digital Only
    Mamas & Papas.Oct -DecMtly00Discontinued
    Mother & ChildJul -DecAltM00No Issue
    Your Baby.Jul -DecAltM00Discontinued
    Your Pregnancy.Jul -DecAltM6,2211346,355-25.9%-36.8%
    Pets
    AnimaltalkOct -DecMtly4,86759,62964,4962.0%590.1%
    Dog DirectoryJan -DecAnn00Terminated
    Sport and Hobby
    Africa's Sportsman MagazineJan -Dec4xA00Resigned
    BicyclingJul -DecAltM00Resigned
    Compleat GolferOct -DecMtly5,2942955,58916.4%-31.1%
    Equestrian LifeJul -JunQ00Discontinued
    Game & Hunt/Wild & JagOct -DecMtly15,49039,41254,9021.8%117.8%
    HQJul -Dec6Wk00Terminated
    Kick OffOct -DecMtly15,42616815,594-15.3%-25.1%
    MagnumOct -DecMtly13,094013,09418.5%30.2%
    Runners World.Jul -DecAltM00Resigned
    SA Cricket.Jan -DecQ00No Submission
    SA FlyerOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    SA RugbyOct -DecMtly18,5012,04120,542-15.0%-30.2%
    Wildland MagazineOct -DecMtly50,00191850,9194.3%-25.1%
    Travel Tourism & Hospitality
    Cape Etc.Jan -Dec3xA1,7126,1617,873-22.8%-22.8%
    GetawayOct -DecMtly17,1711,60718,778-38.6%
    go! Drive & Camp and Weg! Ry & SleepOct -DecMtly31,009031,00932.3%23.7%
    SA Country LifeOct -DecMtly00Resigned
    The Great Outdoors Guide / Die Groot BuitelewegidsJan -DecAnn00No Issue
    TravelIdeas.Jul -DecAltM018,50118,501318.1%
    Weg / Go PlattelandJul -JunQ22,2131,15323,3660.0%-13.1%
    Weg/GoOct -DecMtly49,306049,30619.8%7.6%
    Woman's General
    Cosmopolitan.Jul -Dec10xA00Resigned
    Destiny Magazine.Jul -DecAltM00No Submission
    EssentialsOct -DecMtly00Resigned
    FairladyOct -DecMtly34,44740434,85126.4%28.8%
    GlamourOct -Dec11xA8,6673,89512,562-56.3%
    Good Housekeeping.Jul -DecAltM00Resigned
    KuierOct -DecF78,358078,3589.7%-8.8%
    Move!Oct -DecF00Discontinued
    Rooi RoseOct -DecMtly00Resigned
    SarieOct -DecMtly60,5222,01862,54019.5%14.7%
    True LoveOct -DecMtly23,8511,92425,77513.0%16.9%
    Vroue KeurOct -DecWkly Fr00Resigned
    Woman and HomeOct -DecMtly00Resigned
    Women's Health.Oct -Dec11xA00Discontinued
    Your FamilyOct -DecMtly00Resigned
    Woman's Special
    BruidsgidsJan -DecAnn00No Submission
    Nubian Bride.Jul -Jun2xA00No Submission
    SA Wedding AlbumJan -Dec2xA00Ceased Publishing
    Sarie BruidJul -JunAnn00Deregistered
    TroukoorsJan -DecAnn00Resigned
    Wedding GuideJul -JunAnn00Changed Cycle
    Youth
    Barbie Magazine.Jul -Dec6Wk5,7462746,020-47.1%
    Post MatricJan -DecAnn00Resigned
    The Official Safeways K53 Learner's and Driver's Manual.Jan -DecAnn00No Submission
    Very Interesting JuniorOct -DecMtly18,4512,52820,979-1.3%.


    B2B magazines


    The category had 25 publications that made gains on the previous quarter and prior year. The Civil Construction, Electrical Engineering and Architecture categories fared the best while the Retail category, with no submissions performed the worst. Four of the seven magazines under Civil Construction gained on the previous quarter and on the prior year, while Electrical Engineering had two. The Architecture category saw all its seven publications submit data. Timber IQ had an increase of 46.5% for both the previous quarter and prior year.

    Black Business Quarterly and Money Marketing were the only two stand outs in the Management category.

    Of the 13 Retail publications, only three submitted data.
    Agricultural
    PublicationPeriodFrequencyPaid circulationFree circulationTotal circulation% change quarter% change year
    Agri Inc. Die Boer / The Farmer.Jul -DecAltM00Digital Only
    Harvest SAJul -DecAltM00No Submission
    OVK Nuus/NewsJan -Dec4xA04,8734,8730.4%0.4%
    Pro AgriOct -DecMtly00No Submission
    SA Graan / GrainOct -DecMtly015,88815,8880.2%-0.8%
    SABI MagazineJul -DecAltM122,1782,190-55.1%
    StockfarmOct -DecMtly4,8541,4456,299-8.3%-11.1%
    WinelandOct -DecMtly1053,1433,2480.0%-11.1%
    Architecture
    earthworks.Jan -DecQ1388,5808,7182.2%2.2%
    Floors in AfricaJul -Dec6xA017,98717,9872.0%-5.9%
    Leading Architect & DesignJul -DecAltM696,8396,908-5.7%-20.6%
    SA Building ReviewJan -DecAnn1,2029,83411,036-4.0%-4.0%
    Timber IQJul -DecAltM86,3816,38946.1%50.3%
    To BuildJan -Dec3xA06,9416,941-29.2%-29.2%
    Walls & Roofs in AfricaJul -Dec6xA017,02717,027-2.0%-10.0%
    Automotive
    Automotive Business ReviewJul -Dec10xA00Resigned
    Road Ahead TheJan -DecQ0121,302121,3021141.6%1141.6%
    SA TREADSJul -JunQ04,9294,9290.0%-29.6%
    Civil Construction
    Civil EngineeringOct -Dec11xA2115,12115,1424.7%14.9%
    Concrete TrendsJan -DecQ01,9681,96810.7%10.7%
    Construction Review.Jul -DecAltM01,8051,805-7.0%
    Construction WorldOct -DecMtly010,69210,6929.1%51.0%
    IMIESAOct -Dec11xA36,6036,6066.6%21.7%
    Plant Equipment & HireOct -DecMtly00Discontinued
    PrecastJul -Jun3xA00No Submission
    Spec HandbooksJan -DecAnn12,4052,406
    Communications
    Media The.Jul -Dec8xA00Resigned
    Nex MediaJul -Jun4xA042,75742,7570.0%969.2%
    SA ProfileJan -DecAnn1,02027,28728,307-5.3%-5.3%
    The Gapp MagazineJul -DecAltM02,1402,140-75.1%-44.5%
    Electrical Engineering
    Electricity & ControlOct -DecMtly08,7358,73512.9%108.7%
    ESI AfricaJul -JunQ00No Submission
    Sparks Electrical NewsOct -DecMtly09,2479,24721.7%52.5%
    Engineering - Other
    Capital Equipment NewsOct -DecMtly08,0468,04613.2%83.8%
    DataweekOct -DecF02,8202,820-9.9%
    Energy DecisionsJul -JunAnn00No Submission
    Engineering NewsOct -DecWkly Fr00Rebranded
    MechChem AfricaOct -DecMtly00Changed Frequency
    MechChem Africa.Jul -DecAltM06,3056,305
    Motion ControlJul -JunQ00No Submission
    Plumbing AfricaOct -DecMtly1287,5617,689-5.2%31.3%
    Refrigeration and AirconditioningOct -DecMtly237,3787,4016.9%6.3%
    SA Instrumentation & ControlOct -DecMtly04,0794,079-9.8%
    Water & Sanitation AfricaJul -DecAltM55,5795,5840.2%12.2%
    Health and Wellbeing
    Fire ProtectionJan -DecQ715219934-37.3%-37.3%
    Hi-Tech Security SolutionsOct -Dec11xA03,8733,873-11.2%
    International Dentistry Africa EditionJul -DecAltM02,8652,865-29.4%-28.9%
    MDR Medical Desk ReferenceJan -DecAnn8634311,29413.9%13.9%
    Medical ChronicleOct -Dec11xA28,1868,1883.8%-35.6%
    MIMSOct -DecMtly2,3354142,749-2.7%
    MIMS Guide to OTC ProductsJan -DecAnn00Resigned
    Modern Medicine Magazine.Jul -DecAltM6573,4874,144-10.9%-4.7%
    Occupational Health Southern AfricaJul -DecAltM00No Submission
    SHEQ ManagementJul -DecAltM404,8374,8774.8%-19.4%
    South African Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic ReviewOct -Dec11xA212,7822,8033.1%5.6%
    The Specialist Forum JournalOct -Dec11xA07,9947,99412.4%5.5%
    Hospitality Catering and Tourism
    Explore South Africa.Jan -DecQ012,53512,53530.8%30.8%
    Leading VenuesJan -DecAnn00Discontinued
    MeetingsJul -DecAltM06,0826,08250.5%47.2%
    The Meetings & Event Planner (former SA Conference Directory)Jan -DecAnn08,3598,359-2.7%-2.7%
    Travel News FeaturesOct -DecMtly00No Issue
    Industry
    Analytical ReporterJul -DecAltM16,3996,40016.0%21.5%
    Cold Link AfricaJul -DecAltM152,8022,817-39.0%0.6%
    Eastern Cape Business..Jul -JunAnn09,6029,6020.0%-1.9%
    Eastern Cape Industrial & Business NewsJul -DecAltM00Resigned
    Free State BusinessJan -DecAnn09,9449,9440.0%0.0%
    Gauteng Companies..Jul -JunAnn09,8399,8390.0%-1.0%
    Industrial BuyerJul -DecAltM176,6936,710-4.5%-50.2%
    Jewellers' Network DirectoryJan -DecAnn03,3503,350
    KwaZulu Natal Business..Jul -JunAnn09,7619,7610.0%-0.5%
    KZN Industrial & Business NewsJul -DecAltM00Resigned
    Lighting in Design.Jan -DecQ04,2424,24239.1%39.1%
    Limpopo Business.Jan -DecAnn09,9339,933
    Limpopo Business..Jul -JunAnn00Changed Cycle
    Mpumalanga Business.Jan -DecAnn09,9359,935
    Mpumalanga Business..Jul -JunAnn00Changed Cycle
    Nepad AnnualJul -JunAnn00No Submission
    North West Business..Jan -DecAnn00Changed Cycle
    Northern Cape Business..Jul -JunAnn09,6159,6150.0%-1.8%
    Opportunity (Exploring Business Prospects in SA)Jul -DecAltM00Changed Frequency
    Resource.Jan -DecQ8283,5534,38181.9%81.9%
    SA Affordable HousingJul -DecAltM165,2845,30085.1%56.3%
    SA Jewellery NewsOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    Smart Energy InternationalJul -DecAltM02,7122,712-50.5%
    South African Business.Jan -Dec2xA018,98618,986-4.6%-4.6%
    South African Food ReviewOct -Dec11xA54,5754,5809.0%-0.2%
    The Green Building HandbookJan -DecAnn00No Submission
    The Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Handbook.Jul -JunAnn00No Submission
    The Sustainable Energy Resource Handbook.Jul -JunAnn00No Submission
    The Sustainable Water Resource Handbook.Jul -JunAnn00No Submission
    Western Cape BusinessJan -DecAnn09,9239,9230.1%0.1%
    Information and Computer Technology
    BrainstormOct -Dec11xA5,2962,5927,8882.9%-24.9%
    The MarginJan -DecQ03,6963,6960.1%0.1%
    Management
    African DecisionsJan -DecQ65610,45011,106-23.5%-23.5%
    Afropolitan.Jul -JunQ00No Submission
    Black Business QuarterlyJan -DecQ800102,660103,460968.8%968.8%
    Blue ChipJan -DecQ00Changed Cycle
    Business GuideJan -DecAnn00No Submission
    Cape Business NewsOct -DecMtly00No Issue
    Careers SAJul -JunAnn00Terminated
    FA News.Jul -DecAltM1502,7122,862-0.2%
    Impumelelo SA's Top Empowerment Co.Jan -DecAnn00No Submission
    Infocom.Jan -DecQ00No Submission
    KZN InvestJul -JunQ00Rebranded
    LeadershipOct -DecMtly1,248148,647149,8951442.8%
    Money MarketingOct -DecMtly58,5788,58316.2%23.3%
    Profiles Stock Exchange HandbookJan -DecQ00No Submission
    Public Sector ManagerOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    Salga Voice of Local GovernmentJan -DecQ00Resigned
    South African Business IntergratorJan -Dec2xA50013,87314,373-27.7%-27.7%
    South Africa's Top Performing CompaniesJan -DecAnn00No Submission
    The South African School CollectionJan -DecAnn00Discontinued
    Top 500 SA's Best CompaniesJan -DecAnn00No Submission
    Top Women in Business & GovernmentJul -JunAnn00No Submission
    Vision 2030Jan -DecAnn00No Submission
    Mining & Quarrying
    African Mines HandbookJan -DecAnn5801,0641,644-12.8%-12.8%
    African Mining BriefJul -DecAltM0743743-8.9%
    African Mining Inc. Mining MirrorOct -Dec11xA14810,19610,344-20.5%84.1%
    EarthbrokerOct -DecMtly05,3825,3820.0%0.0%
    Engineering News & Mining WeeklyOct -DecWkly Fr2,9495,7158,66411.9%
    Mining DecisionsJan -Dec4xA00No Submission
    Mining Review Africa.Oct -Dec11xA02,2652,265-52.0%
    Mining WeeklyOct -DecWkly Fr00Rebranded
    Modern MiningOct -DecMtly07,8647,86411.0%57.0%
    Modern QuarryingJan -DecQ03,3383,33823.5%23.5%
    SA Mining.Jul -DecAltM00Resigned
    Property
    The Greeff MagazineJan -Dec3xA00No Submission
    Retail
    DIY And Industrial Trade NewsOct -DecMtly07,6577,65710.3%-17.0%
    International Independent TraderOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    Pet Shop Pit StopJul -JunQ00No Submission
    Pharmacy Magazine (former Frontshop)Oct -DecMtly03,7923,792-24.3%-49.4%
    Pharmacy RetailerOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    SpotongJan -DecQ00No Submission
    Supermarket and RetailerOct -DecMtly08,7498,74910.3%
    The International Convenience Store Retailer.Oct -Dec11xA00Terminated
    The International FMCG Retailer.Oct -Dec11xA00Terminated
    The International Hardware Retailer.Oct -Dec11xA00Terminated
    Trader's Friend - Convenience Stores FMCG Franchises and Chain Stores.Jul -Dec9xA00Rebranded
    Trader's Friend - Independent Retailers and Wholesalers.Jul -Dec9xA00Rebranded
    Traders FriendOct -DecMtly045,71545,7153.3%
    Transport and Logistics
    Focus on Transport & LogisticsOct -DecMtly02,6002,600-24.1%-61.6%
    Freight & News FeaturesOct -DecMtly3684,9855,35315.6%
    Trucks and Heavy Equipment News..Jan -Dec5xA00Resigned.


    Custom magazines


    The pickings were slim in this category with the Leisure and In-Flight magazines faring the worst. Ironically, the biggest increase on the previous quarter and prior year came from Skyways with In-flight Magazine also improving on the previous quarter. However, these were the only two magazines that submitted data, with four terminations and one discontinuation in this section. Faring no better was the Leisure sector, with only two submissions, and three discontinuations and three no submissions. The Electrical and Family Interest sectors had no submissions.

    In total the category had only a few publications that showed an increase on the previous quarter and prior year. Accountancy SA, Skyways and Forum Tydskif had increases in both, while In-flight Magazine, Taste and WolBoere/Wool Farmer had increase on the previous quarter. De Rebus, SA Pharmaceutical Journal, SA Pharmacist's Assistant (SAPA) and Fitlife all had increases on the prior year.

    Electrical Engineering
    PublicationPeriodFrequencyPaid circulationFree circulationTotal circulation% change quarter% change year
    WattNow..Oct -DecMtly00Terminated
    Family Interest
    Crawford TimesJan -DecQ00No Submission
    Taalgenoot..Jan -DecQ00Resigned
    TrinitonianJan -DecQ00No Submission
    Farming
    Dairy Mail The.Oct -DecMtly233,5233,546-1.5%-7.3%
    Rooi Vleis / Red MeatJul -DecAltM111,46111,4620.0%-9.4%
    Wolboer / Wool Farmer.Jul -DecAltM14,9324,9330.1%-0.4%
    Health & Wellbeing
    Fitlife.Oct -DecMtly28,5082,24830,7560.0%13.3%
    Journal of Endocrinology Metabolism & Diabetes SAJul -Jun3xA01,4801,4800.0%-13.1%
    JumpJul -Jun3xA00No Submission
    Life HealthcareJul -Jun4xA00Discontinued
    SA Pharmaceutical Journal.Jul -Dec10xA37,0537,056-1.9%1.7%
    SA Pharmacist's Assistant (SAPA)Jul -JunQ04,9594,9590.0%1.7%
    South African Medical JournalOct -DecMtly3879,0799,466-1.3%-33.1%
    Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia &AnalgesiaJul -DecAltM02,1262,126-3.1%-1.2%
    Home
    Fresh LivingJan -DecQ49,513049,513
    Fresh Living / Kook en KuierOct -DecMtly00Changed Frequency
    Living Space..Oct -DecMtly40,8951,74542,640-10.3%-19.1%
    My Kitchen..Oct -DecMtly76,2172,08878,305-10.1%-16.0%
    Industry Specific
    Forum TydskrifJan -DecQ0149,624149,6241.8%1.8%
    J S EJan -DecQ58812,28712,875-28.3%-28.3%
    Sea RescueJan -Dec3xA056,89556,895
    ServamusOct -DecMtly9,6541039,757-2.7%-10.0%
    Solidarity Magazine / Solidariteit TydskrifJul -Dec6xA00Resigned
    In-flight
    High Life SAOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    In Flight MagazineOct -DecMtly019,71519,71530.1%-19.6%
    IndweOct -DecMtly00Discontinued
    Kulula KhulumaOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    Mango JuiceOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    SawubonaOct -DecMtly00Terminated
    SkywaysOct -DecMtly4104,472104,47628.8%335.3%
    Leisure
    CheersJul -Dec6xA00Discontinued
    Equinox.Jan -DecQ00No Submission
    Legacy InspiresJul -Jun3xA00No Submission
    Nedbank Golf ChallengeJul -JunAnn00Discontinued
    Private EditionJan -DecQ09,2349,234
    Slow MagazineOct -DecMtly00Discontinued
    Taste.Oct -Dec11xA26,1081,86627,97412.9%-7.7%
    WildJul -JunQ00No Submission
    Male
    ManOct -DecMtly43,9623,54347,505-11.5%-15.9%
    Tech..Oct -DecMtly40,6462,51943,165-12.5%-12.2%
    Medical and Allied Health
    Bounce (Formerly Bankmed)Jul -Jun3xA05,1325,1320.0%-92.0%
    Medi - Clinic FamilyJul -JunQ064,89564,8950.0%0.0%
    Motoring
    Motor..Oct -DecMtly23,9062,09225,998-13.6%-22.0%
    Professional
    Accountancy SAOct -Dec11xA056,66956,6691.9%2.0%
    AcumenJul -JunQ00No Submission
    De RebusOct -Dec11xA2219,47519,497-3.7%81.8%
    The Journal Of The SAIMMOct -DecMtly342,3722,4060.0%-42.6%
    Retail
    Clicks Club Card.Jul -DecAltM2,807226,591229,398-19.0%
    Club MagazineOct -DecMtly282,07216,980299,052-4.9%-18.2%
    Jet ClubJul -Dec7xA00No Submission
    Sport and Hobby
    SA Hunter/Jagter.Oct -DecMtly37,219037,219-2.0%-2.7%
    Soccer ClubOct -DecMtly54,0674,23958,306-12.5%-17.2%
    Sports Club.Oct -DecMtly96,1335,916102,049-9.1%-10.6%
    Travel Tourism & Hospitality
    AA TravellerJan -DecQ00No Submission
    Best of Cape Town Central City.Jan -DecAnn00Terminated
    EscapesOct -DecMtly25,6691,43027,099-10.0%-22.2%
    Moments magazineJan -Dec6xA00Resigned
    PremierOct -DecMtly010,70110,701-39.3%
    Woman's General
    Balanced LifeOct -DecMtly55,5644,16459,728-4.0%-3.6%
    Youth
    ClubXOct -DecMtly70,1683,38073,548-11.4%-14.3%
    Kids Super Club.Oct -DecMtly75,6653,68779,352-17.1%-30.0%


    Free magazines


    Of the 12 magazines in this category only one did not submit data and there were two discontinuations. All magazines increased on the previous quarter expect one, while only one increased on the prior year, with the rest showing a decline.

    PublicationPeriodFrequencyTotal circulation% change quarter% change year
    Botswana Advertiser.Oct -DecWkly Fr94,9650.0%3.5%
    Get It (Ballito to Umhlanga)Oct -DecMtly10,2933.3%-48.2%
    Get It (Bloemfontein)Oct -DecMtly4,5930.0%-68.9%
    Get It (eMalahleni - Middelburg)Oct -DecMtlyDiscontinued
    Get It (Highway)Oct -DecMtly9,8380.3%-49.7%
    Get It (Joburg East)Oct -DecMtlyDiscontinued
    Get It (Jo'burg South)Oct -DecMtly15,9168.5%-19.0%
    Get It (Jo'burg West)Oct -DecMtly14,5860.4%-25.0%
    Get It (Lowveld)Oct -DecMtly5,8000.0%-60.7%
    Get It (Northern Suburbs Joburg)Oct -DecMtly14,806-1.0%-40.0%
    Get It (Pretoria)Oct -DecMtly14,8293.6%-25.1%
    STOKVEL VOICE MAGAZINEJan -DecAnnNo Submission.

    Web Traffic


    Six titles rebranded, one resigned and three were discontinued.

    Email newsletter


    Of 39 email newsletters, 12 resigned, and five titles were discontinued.

    About Danette Breitenbach

    Danette Breitenbach is a marketing & media editor at Bizcommunity.com. Previously she freelanced in the marketing and media sector, including for Bizcommunity. She was editor and publisher of AdVantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. She has worked extensively in print media, mainly B2B. She has a Masters in Financial Journalism from Wits.

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