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About Us

The Athlone News (formerly the Athlone Shopper) was established in 1986 and re-named Athlone News in 2008. This long-established popular community title includes the key shopping centres Kenilworth Centre and Gatesville Shopping Centre within its distribution area.

The Athlone News is a free weekly community newspaper available in print and digital format, and is distributed to 56 087 readers’ homes every Wednesday in the Hazendal, Kewtown, Bridgetown, Silvertown, Rylands, Nerisso Estate, Newfields, Gatesville, Primrose Park, Surrey Estate, Zwartdom, Vanguard, Welcome, Heideveld, Pinati, Athlone, Gleemoor, Sunnyside, Belgravia, Glenvalley, Glenview, Frere Estate, Hampton Estate, Bonteheuwel, Rustdale, Penlyn, Belthorn Estate, Rutvale, Lincoln, Cranleigh, Mountview, Lansdowne, Crawford, Sherwood Park, Bokmakierie, Manenberg, Hanover Park, Garlandale, Golden Gate, Greenhaven and Oliver Tambo Square areas.

Readers receive hyper local content with a focus on community news, including local personalities, advice and editorial columns, reader’s letters and sport. 

The Athlone News offers advertisers a unique opportunity to target their specific local customer market and maximises market penetration.

Arlette Boonzaaier
Mobile: 082 493 0289

Classified Advertising
Tel: 021 782 7892

General Enquires 
Tel: 021 782 7892

The Athlone News is an Africa Community Media (ACM) title.


ACM also publishes:
Athlone News | Atlantic Sun | Bolander | CapeTowner | False Bay Echo | Plainsman | Sentinel News | Southern Mail | Southern Suburbs Tatler | Tabletalk | Northern News | DFA | I’solezwe

Athlone News proudly displays the “FAIR” stamp of the Press Council of South Africa, indicating our commitment to adhere to the Code of Ethics for Print and online media which prescribes that our reporting is truthful, accurate and fair.
Should you wish to lodge a complaint about our news coverage, please contact the Press Council’s website,, email or call the Press Council on 011 484 3612.


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