About Us

On May 7 1845 the first copy of The Herald was printed, making us the oldest newspaper in South Africa. The Herald has come a long way since that first printing day, when the paper hit the streets at a cover price of a single penny. From its humble beginnings as a black-and-white four pager more than 170 years ago to the leading print and digital publication in the Bay today, one thing has remained unchanged; The Herald was and still is the voice of Nelson Mandela Bay – in print and also online.

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