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Gauteng, "place of gold" is characterised by a blend of different cultures, colours and first and third-world traditions. Foreign influences add flavour to the spirited mix, complemented by the world's languages audible on the streets and in offices.
While Gauteng occupies only 1.4 % of South Africa’s land area, it contributes more than 33% to the country’s economy and a staggering 10% to the GDP of the entire African continent. It has the largest population of all the regions in South Africa and the highest population density – around 675 people per square kilometre.
Johannesburg, that covers over 1 645 square kilometres, is the biggest city in South Africa and the capital of the Gauteng province. The urban area extends almost uninterrupted through a number of Gauteng towns : Germiston, Springs, Boksburg and Benoni on the East Rand and Roodepoort and Krugersdorp on the West Rand.
Pretoria, located to the north of Gauteng, is the Capital of South Africa. The southern suburbs of Pretoria are slowly merging with the Johannesburg sprawl. Pretoria is home to a large contingent of the foreign diplomatic corps and is also dominated by government services. It is also home to the largest residential University in the country as well as UNISA, believed to be the largest correspondence university in the world.
In Southern Gauteng, close to the Vaal River, lies the important industrial and coal-mining towns of Vereening and Vanderbijlpark. Water drawn from the Vaal River, which flows through Gauteng (also the Free State, Northern Cape and Mpumalanga) meets the industrial needs of the greater Johannesburg Metro, and supports 12-million consumers in Gauteng and surrounding areas.
Southwest of Johannesburg is Soweto, an urban settlement or “township” infused with the history of the apartheid struggle. Abuzz with the energy of the city of gold, it is home to a population of approximately 1.3 million people.
Initially built on the wealth of gold that was found deep underground in this region – 40% of the world’s reserves - the economy of Gauteng has since diversified into sectors such as Finance, Manufacturing, Retail and more. Gauteng has the highest per capita income level in South Africa. Financial and Business Services, Communications, Mining and Logistics are the most important sectors that drive Gauteng’s economy. With the Head Offices of 70 foreign banks and at least an equal number of South African banks, Insurance giants and Stockbrokers as well as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, situated in Gauteng, the Province is considered the financial capital of Africa.
Gauteng is home to many of South Africa’s core biotechnology companies. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute and the Agricultural Research Council are based in the Province. South Africa's most important health and educational centres are situated in Gauteng.
The Economy of Gauteng is fast moving towards sophisticated high value-added production, with emphasis on technology, telecoms and other high-tech industries. The Province boast the best telecommunications and technology on the African continent. Correspondents for the world’s major media are stationed here as well as South Africa’s five television stations. The highest concentration of radio, internet and print media in Africa can be found in the Gauteng Province.
Manufacturing in the Province includes fabricated and metal products, food, machinery, electrical machinery, chemical products, appliances and electrical supplies, basic iron and steel and vehicle parts and accessories.
The agricultural sector provide the Province with daily fresh produce and a large area of Gauteng falls within the “Maize Triangle” (Sedibeng, Metsweding and West Rand District Municipalities). Bronkhorstspruit, Cullinan and Heidelberg hold important agricultural land. A significant part of the Province’s economy consist of food, the processing of food and beverages. Half of South Africa’s Agri processing companies are operating in Gauteng. New products under development include: essential oils, organic food, floriculture, packaging, natural remedies, medicinal plants and health foods.
Local Advertiser is a part of the Caxton group, publishing newspapers in all of the country’s provinces. A major participant in the print media industry in South Africa, we continually push the boundaries by reviewing the position of our publications to ensure that it is strategically placed, serving the community and advertisers alike.
We distribute newspapers to millions of households and businesses in all the major areas of Gauteng on a weekly basis, etc :
Advertisers can reach their target markets in one of the wealthiest communities in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg by advertising in the “Sandton Chronicle”. The “Southern Courier” is delivered to thousands of households in the South of Johannesburg on a weekly basis. There are many more newspapers delivered to doorsteps in and around Johannesburg to choose from.
Advertise in the “Vereeniging Ster”, “Vanderbijlpark Ster”, “Sedibeng Ster” or any other of the newspapers distributed in this area to reach target markets in the Vaal Triangle - a major industrial area.
Simply browse and book all your Caxton Newspaper adverts online. To request a quote online for advertising rates in any of our Gauteng newspapers, simply click the request a quote button and a friendly Caxton Media representative will contact you with prices on your desired advertising need.