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Join our WhatsApp community and get the news delivered to your phone

Your biggest Eastern Cape online news source – HeraldLIVE – is now available in the palm of your hand.

With over 500 000 unique browsers each month on the HeraldLIVE website, over 200 000 Facebook followers and thousands more on Twitter and Instagram, The Herald brings you the news no matter which digital platform you prefer.

And now you can sign up for free WhatsApp news alerts.

As part of our WhatsApp community, readers will receive a daily news brief as well as breaking news updates. You’ll also be able to chat to us directly and send your views, videos and tip-offs to us.

All you need to do to start receiving your daily local news update via WhatsApp is to follow two easy steps:

  1. Add HeraldLIVE’s number, +27 81 208 3072, as a contact to your phone. You will not be able to receive our WhatsApp updates unless we’re a contact.
  2. Send us a WhatsApp message with your name, surname and the word NEWS.

We promise:

  • You will not be pestered with loads of WhatsApp messages or spam;
  • You won’t be added to group chats;
  • Your information will stay private and will not be given to third parties.