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ABC Notice No 1 of 2017

The first quarter 2017 list of new ABC members, suspensions and discontinued titles, as well as the check audits reports and more has been released...
1. The following applications for full membership were ratified by the board

South African Business
Free State Business
Western Cape Business
Southern Vines
Public Eye Free State
Stockvel voice
Plus 50
Post Matric
OVK Nuus / News
The Insight
Vrystaat Nuus/ News
Crawford Times
Signature Golf
Gun Africa
Things To Do With Kids
Business Guide
Streeknuus Delmas

2. Titles suspended for non-submission of data for Q3 2016

Greytown Gazette
The Waiting Room
Le Kap Magazine
Blaque Magazine
Student Brands
Business Traveler Africa
PMR Africa
Future Trucking & Logistics

3. Discontinued titles

Kwela Xpress
Ginja – The Food Magazine (Digital Only)
The Christmas Magazine
TopCar Roadtest
African Hunting Gazette
Opulent Living Magazine
My Wedding Day Bridal Magazine
Leaders In Wellness
Housing In Southern Africa
My Office (Digital Only)
Transport World Africa
Travel Buyer + Meet
Mercedes (Digital Only)
Woolworths W
Cavendish Square Magazine
Getaway Theatre of Shopping Magazine
Lakeside Mall Magazine
Liberty Midlands Mall Magazine
Liberty Promenade Mall Magazine
Menlyn Park Magazine
Musgrave Mall Magazine
Riverside Mall Magazine
Shelly Centre Magazine
Vincent Park Magazine
Waterfall Mall Magazine

4. Resigned titles

Eldorado Times
Lenasia Times
Soweto Times

5. Terminated titles

Taxi Magazine

6. Name, sector, frequency, cycle and publisher changes

Name change

SA Conference changed name to The Meetings and Event Planning

Sector change

The Kokstad Advertiser changed from local newspapers to hybrid newspapers
Blue Chip changed from custom (industry) to business to business (management)
Pam Goulding Imagine changed from consumer to custom leisure

Frequency change

Auto Trader changed from 11 issues to nine issues per year
Finesse changed from monthly to nine issues per year
Media, The Changed from monthly to eight issues per year
Automotive Business Review changed from 11 issues to 10 issues per year

Cycle change

Automotive Business Review changed from quarterly submission to six monthly
SA Top Performing Companies changed cycle from Q2 to Q4

Publisher changes

Marktoe now published by K2016501888 South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Edgars Club Magazine now published by Publishing Partnership, The
Pam Goulding – Imagine now published by Creative Group
AutoNews no longer published by MC Media
Banker SA no longer published by Picasso Headline (Pty) Ltd

7. Restated circulation for Tame Times – Quarter 4 2016 (October to December 2016)

Tame Communications t/a Tame Times incorrectly combined weekly and fortnightly titles into one title listed as Tame Communications with circulation of 146 380.

The titles have been renamed with the following circulation.

Tame Times – Weekly 141 163
Tame Times – Fortnightly 11 860

8. CHECK AUDITS (3 November 2016 to 20 February 2017)

Clear check audits were reported for the following publications:


Isolezwe NgeSonto
Sunday Tribune
Independent on Saturday
Post, The
Daily News
Mercury, The
X-Press Times
Chatsworth Tabloid
Ethekwini Times
Tongaat and Verulam Tabloid
Phoenix Tabloid
Southern Star
The Central Weekly Gazette
Umlazi Times
Zululand Observer – Monday
Zululand Observer – Weekend
Zululand Eyethu
The Courier


The Crest
The Ridge
Business in Durban
Earth Broker

Qualified check audits were reported for the following publications:

Material adjustments


Kokstad Advertiser sales below 50% reclassified as free circulation (45% change in circulation)

9 Mar 2017 15:18