About us

The Citizen is a Gauteng-based daily, national newspaper, distributed Monday to Friday, with its core circulation in Gauteng (82%). Saturday Citizen appears on Saturdays.

The Citizen is edited by acting editor, Trevor Stevens, published daily, and carries quality content across its various editorial pillars including: news, business, sport, lifestyle and entertainment, motoring, horseracing, gaming and auctions.

CIRCULATION AND READERSHIP

Format: tabloid | Readership: 371 000

Format: tabloid | Readership: 110 000

(Source: AMPS 2015A)

EDITORIAL POSITIONING

Editorially we strive to serve our readership, which covers a broad range, racially and politically. Our aim is to be clear, forthright and lively, with up-to-date news and opinion, including much input from The Citizen readers. Items are generally short and crisp, allowing busy people to keep up to speed, while also providing longer features for those who have more time to relax with the paper.

CONTENT PILLARS

News | Business | Politics

Soccer |Phakaaathi | Phakaaathi plus | Horse racing | Gaming

Sport | Entertainment | Health

Classifieds | Motoring | Legals | Auctions

SUPPLEMENTS AND SPECIAL FEATURES

RACING EXPRESS: Horseracing special with highs and lows, tips, trainer reports and all the intrigue on and off the track. Forty pages of horse racing every week, including forms for all SA and selected international races.

PHAKAAATHI: Phakaaathi provides a feast of football from across this beautiful game. We bring readers a whopping 20 pages of soccer and betting every Tuesday. Bafana and Orlando Pirates legend, Helman Mkhalele writes for us in his column Midnight Express, soccer commentator, Mark Gleeson, shares betting tips and advice, and Phakaaathi editor, Jonty Marks, shares Soccer 6 tips.

PHAKAAATHI PLUS: Every Friday, The Citizen brings you Phakaaathi Plus, the perfect way to whet your appetite for the weekend of football ahead. There are two pages of local soccer, including news, views, features and the latest gossip. Also, we pick the best (and worst) moments from the week’s games in our Plays of the Week. International football gets its fair share of coverage, as we talk about the build-up to the English Premier League and feature league tables from across Europe.

MOTORING: The Citizen’s motoring section is one of the oldest and most respected around. In one easy read every Wednesday you are brought up to date with the important and interesting developments in the world of cars, was well as both local and international motorsport.

HAMMER & GAVEL: We bring our readers exciting, in-depth articles, e.g. collectables, classic cars and bikes, residential property. Our commercial audience benefits from having access to a range of topics, e.g. personalities, trucks, commercial property, agriculture. In short, our readers get all the auction news from around the globe and locally every Friday.

BUY IN BULK: A 16-page supplement every Thursday. The main advertisers are cash and carry clients, and it has a core readership of spaza and small shop owners.

SPORT: Most comprehensive sport coverage: more than 60 pages of sport Monday to Saturday.

BUSINESS: Daily financial news from the award-winning Moneyweb team: personal finance, financial products, JSE/markets, business news, legislation, trends, economic indicators, investigative journalism

CITY: Variety is the spice of life. We bring our readers a smorgasbord of lifestyle topics every day of the week: Health, Food and restaurants, Technology, Fitness, theatre, Film, Fashion, Travel, Fun and games.

GAMING: News, views and tips on responsible gambling, poker and the casino environment, including restaurant and show reviews. In the paper every Thursday.

CONTACT DETAILS

The Citizen: +27 10 492 5281

Sales enquiries: Johan Zandberg, Acting General Manager – Sales | Tel: +27 10 492 5398 | johanz@citizen.co.za

Media enquiries: Zarko Jevtic, Marketing Manager | Tel: +27 10 492 5233 | zarkoj@citizen.co.za

Editorial enquiries: Trevor Stevens, Acting Editor | Tel: +27 10 492 5439 | trevors@citizen.co.za

 

 

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