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The  Southern Post Story

On 11 September 1928, the first full-fledged registered newspaper appeared in Bredasdorp, Die Bredasdorp & Napier Nuus / The Bredasdorp & Napier News, initially for Bredasdorp, Napier and Swellendam to distribute municipal, divisional council and state notices.  The first owner was Mr. Liebenberg.  Since then the newspaper has changed owner and name, and in 1996 the current owners take over and at the same time acquire Southern Post, the weekly newspaper in Napier. The two are merged as SUIDERNUUS / SOUTHERN POST and still serve the region, which now also includes towns such as Waenhuiskrans, Struisbaai, Agulhas, Elim, Klipdale, Protem, Wolvengat, Ouplaas and Riviersonderend, as a bilingual newspaper.  All printing is done locally at Suiderpers (Southern Cape Printing).

Suidernuus / Southern Post is a weekly bi-lingual newspaper for Bredasdorp, Napier, Waenhuiskrans (Arniston), Struisbaai, Agulhas, Elim, Klipdale, Protem, Wolvengat, Ouplaas, Swellendam and Riviersonderend.  The first newspaper, Die Bredasdorp & Napier Nuus / The Bredasdorp & Napier News, was published in 1928 as official news medium of Municipal, Divisional Council and Government Notices for the District of Bredasdorp, Napier and Swellendam.  The very first owner was Mister Liebenberg. Over the years it changed hands and in 1996 it became SUIDERNUUS / SOUTHERN POST when the current owners took over the business as well as the weekly Napier newspaper Southern Post.


The owner, Mr. Liebenberg, writes in the first issue: "Bredasdorp ahead!  We have taken the daring step of serving the inhabitants of these hitherto uncultivated regions with their own newspaper.  However, we trust that the general public will not be slow to realize the many benefits of publishing a local newspaper. "  So this first online version of SUIDERNUUS / SOUTHERN POST has now been launched and we believe that it too will be a winner and will take the newspaper into the new era.

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