Limpopo Mirror


The Limpopo Mirror is one Of the oldest independent community newspapers in the country focusing on primarily a black readership. The Mirror' various community projects have not only received recognition on local level, it also attracted the attention Of an international panel Of judges. In 2005 the newspaper's

Young Reader project received an award from the World Association of Newspapers. This newspaper was started in 1990 in the former Venda homeland. The Mirror has been the top-selling community newspaper in the Limpopo Province over the last few years, proving the theory that people all over the world prefer reading news that influences and reflects their own lives.



Vital Statistics


Shop nr 5, Madar Center, Thohoyandou

Tel: 015 516 4996/7/8


Languages English
Print Order 10 500
Frequency Weekly
Cover Price R3.00
Day of publication Friday
Target market Black
LSM group LSM 4 - 9


Distribution: Thohoyandou, Elim, Sibasa, Louis Trichardt, Malamulele, Nzhelele, Giyani, Musina, Tshakuma

Readership Statistics

Black 98%
White 1%
Asian/Indian 0%
Coloured 0%
15 - 24 28.30%
25-34 35.50%
35 - 49 30.10%
50+ 6.10%
Education Level
None 32.10%
Primary 19.10%
Secondary 41.30%
Higher 7.5%

Awards & Accolades

2004 Nissan Capro Award
Best Community Newspaper with a circulation below 10 000
World Association of Newspapers
2005 World Young Reader Prize
2008 Public Service Category for "Study Mates" national teacher strike recovery initiative
Sanlam Community Newspaper Awards
Hard News
2008 Wilson Dzebu — Winning journalist out of 197 publications in SA
Telkom Highway Africa New Media Awards
2011 Corporate Category