Week­ender’s last edi­tion to­day

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JO­HAN­NES­BURG: The Week­ender news­pa­per will pub­lish its last edi­tion to­day, ed­i­tor Peter Bruce said.

“It was just cost­ing too much money. The board de­cided,” said Bruce yes­ter­day.

The news­pa­per was printed in Jo­han­nes­burg on a par­tic­u­lar press and the dis­tri­bu­tion costs and lo­gis­tics were com­pli­cated. The pa­per also never man­aged to get “un­der the eyes of the po­ten­tial mar­ket”.

“I know a lot of peo­ple liked it and we liked pro­duc­ing it, but it was a hill too far,” said Bruce, adding that the re­ces­sion had also played a part.

Ar­ti­cles were writ­ten by Busi­ness Day re­porters or bought in.

Bruce said he was sure that most of the few per­ma­nent staffers would be given other jobs.

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