About Alberton Record

According to elders in Alberton, the town has always had a local newspaper. Although the paper had different names previously, it wasn’t until 1976 when Johann van der Merwe took over from Maurice Franks, when the name Alberton RECORD was associated with Alberton’s newspaper. After Caxton took over from Van der Merwe, the company kept him on as branch manager and asked him if he could run their sister publication, the Southern COURIER. The idea of having a free newspaper, delivered to more people, began when management under Van der Merwe wanted to increase the size of the paper. In order to do so, a decision to increase advertising revenue was made to help carry the cost of the paper. Having survived being one of the few local papers to be delivered to the public for free; a decision which was met with a lot of criticism in the beginning proved to have set a new trend for community newspapers. Although other papers have surfaced over the years, the Alberton RERCORD has continued to live up to its tag line, ‘Alberton’s own newspaper’.
1 Eaton Terrace Terrace Building New Redruth Alberton 011 724 7000 [email protected]


Christiaan Welthagen
Branch Manager
Natalie Maree
Sales Manager
Carina van der Walt
Group Editor
Freddy Sephaka
Distribution Manager

The Digital Team

Clyde Meela
Digital Manager
Daniel Seleme
Assistant Digital Manager
Carmen Norton
Caxton East & South Features Project Leader
Gareth Drawbridge
Digital Content Producer
Neo Magasa
Digital Administrator & Creative Co-Ordinator
Sthe Zulu
Online Content Coordinator

Sales Team

Nishani Chinasami
Digital Sales Consultant
Andrea Combrink
Auto Dealer Motoring Sales Consultant
Rache Baragwanath
Property Week Sales Consultant
Tamsin McMaster
Sales Consultant
Roxanne Cooper
Sales Consultant

Editorial Team

Roedolf Walker
Monique van Wyk.
David Pienaar
Elzaan Pienaar
Saul Tlholoe
Freelance Eden Park Journalist

Admin Staff

Elizabeth Madonsela
Joyce Mtonga




  • Alberton CBD
  • Alberton North
  • Albemarle
  • Dinwiddie
  • Elandshaven
  • Florentia
  • Raceview
  • New Market
  • New Redruth
  • Raceview
  • Southcrest
  • Verwoerdpark
  • Alberante
  • Albertsdal
  • Alrode
  • Brackendowns
  • Brackenhurst
  • General Alberts
  • Mayberry Park
  • Meyersdal
  • Randhart
Total distribution: 38 700 - Delivered on Wednesdays

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