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On May 7 1845, the first copy of The Herald was printed, making it 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 online.

Weekend Post is the weekend market leader in the Eastern Cape. Its editorial content is a successful blend of award-winning exclusives, news and features, with a strong focus on leisure and lifestyle content in keeping with the latest trends. The paper aims to be uplifting, motivating and aspirational. Apart from breaking big local news stories, the Weekend Post takes readers behind the scenes in important national and international issues.

HeraldLIVE is the online home of The Herald and the Weekend Post, publishing fresh news, insights, opinions, sport and entertainment reports all day long, seven days a week on a fully mobile responsive website. You can also receive regular HeraldLIVE updates in your email inbox. Readers can subscribe digitally to HeraldLIVE to have full access to the best of our content.