• Short Summary

    A NEW DAILY NEWSPAPER "THE WORLD" WAS PUBLISHED IN JOHANNESBURG, JAN 8, INTENDED SPECIALLY FOR AFRICANS.

  • Description

    A NEW DAILY NEWSPAPER "THE WORLD" WAS PUBLISHED IN JOHANNESBURG, JAN 8, INTENDED SPECIALLY FOR AFRICANS. IT IS THE FIRST NON-EUROPEAN SOUTH AFRICAN DAILY. NO CIRCULATION FIGURES ARE AVAILABLE BUT 15,000 COPIES WERE RUN OFF AND WERE SAID TO BE SELLING WELL. IT IS PRICED AT ONE CENT - ABOUT A PENNY - A COPY.

    FORMERLY A WEEKLY WITH A LARGE AFRICAN READERSHIP, "THE WORLD" HAS AN AFRICAN EDITOR. ABOUT 90 PER CENT OF THE PRINTING AND EDITORIAL STAFF ARE AFRICANS. THE NEW PAPER IS OWNED BY EUROPEANS WITH THE ARGUS NEWSPAPER COMPANY AND THE HUGE ANGLE-AMERICAN CORPORATION THE MAIN SHAREHOLDERS. SOME SHARES HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO AFRICANS.

    IN THE FIRST EDITION "THE WORLD" RAN TO EIGHT TABLOID PAGES WITH PLENTY OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND EYE-CATCHING HEADLINES. THERE WERE THREE-PAGES OF SPORTS COVERAGE, MAINLY SOCCER AND BOXING. THESE TWO SPORTS COMMAND A GREAT FOLLOWING AMONG THE AFRICAN POPULATION. THE PUBLISHERS INTEND TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO EVENTS IN AFRICA.

    AT FIRST THE PAPER WILL ONLY BE SOLD ON THE WITWATERSRAND, THE GOLD MINING AREA AROUND JOHANNESBURG. LATER IT WILL BE SENT TO ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6UUPX3U5RPFSVDJB8DW4EYF7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UUPX3U5RPFSVDJB8DW4EYF7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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