Dear Colleagues


Dear Colleagues

Our since apologies, however a release we distributed on Friday incorrectly stated that the Audit Bureau of Circulation had waivered the submission of Q3 circulation figures.

Since this is not the case, please find an updated release from Independent Media regarding their circulation figures.

Please direct any questions to me in writing via: [email protected] or call me on 082 339 1199.

Many thanks


Media Advisory:

Non-submission of Q3 circulation figures

Cape Town, 9 November 2020In full and open disclosure, Independent Media (Pty) Limited wishes to advise the market that it has informed the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) that it will not be submitting any circulation figures for the period July-September 2020.

Like its print media counterparts, Independent Media’s business has come under some challenge as a result of the lockdowns enforced on the country to avert the rapid spread of COVID-19.

The pandemic has forced a radical re-think of how legacy businesses, such as media, function in the future.  Yet, as difficult as this time has been, it has also provisioned the opportunity for Independent Media to radically overhaul and restructure its operations.

Independent Media will therefore not be submitting its circulation figures at this time.


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