Weekender’s last edition today
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.