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South Africa's The New Age to be launched Monday

South Africa's The New Age to be launched Monday

TNA Media-owned newspaper The New Age will finally hit the streets of South Africa on December 6, said editor-in-chief Henry Jeffreys, Times Live reported. The launching of the print version was postponed twice in the past three months.

"I think you can expect a newspaper that will indicate the direction that we will be taking," said Jefferys, who was recently appointed editor after the resignation of his predecessor Vuyo Mvuko, according to "It will be filled with quite a diverse array of news, entertainment and education."

The New Age was initially set to launch in September but it was postponed because the staff was not ready to use the newly acquired editorial software and the publisher needed time to test the new systems. Later in October, the launching was pushed back again after Mvuko and four other editors quitted, revealed.

According to, The New Age is the fourth daily newspaper "to attempt breaking into the South African market in recent years. Media 24's Nova, Nigerian venture This Day and Avusa's weekend paper The Weekender have all folded."


Clara Mart


2010-12-01 23:10

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