About Rising Sun Mid South Coast

The Rising Sun Community Newspaper group was established in 1986 with the North Coast paper. The Mid South Coast was started shortly thereafter, in 1989, as an A5 mini ads type publication It wasn't long before a decision was made that it should become a newspaper. In 1993, the Chatsworth Rising Sun was born - at first it was a monthly publication, then in 1994 it went fortnightly. By 1995, it was firmly established as a successful weekly. In January, 1997, the North Coast Rising Sun was sold off, and in its place, the Phoenix Sun was born.

The Merebank paper was introduced in 1999 and in 2000 Overport went on stream. From the initial print order of 6 500, the group now prints a total of 281 933 newspapers a week, distributed to homes all along the coast from Phoenix in the North to Ifafa in the south.

In 2003, the group entered into a partnership with the Caxton Newspaper Group's Highway Mail Limited. Currently, the combined stable circulates 447 261 copies weekly.

Umbeli Beli Farm Prospect Road -30.2928800, 30.6590400 Tel: 039-974-2237 Email: risingsun@scottburgh.co.za

The Team

Henry Parsons
Seton Thompson
Slindile Mgozi
Prakash Sadhai
Reenesh Maharaj
Vijay Maharaj


Jason Sadhai
Jayshree Pillay

Sales Executives

Deshnie Pillay
Shaima Omar


Alec Moodley

Newspaper Specifications

Print Order 20,175
Frequency Weekly
Distribution Tuesday
Free/Sold Free
Language English
Booking Deadline Thursday 11h00
Material Deadline Friday 12h00
Full Page Size 390mm x 265mm


Total distribution: 20 175 - Delivered on Tuesdays