About Rising Sun Overport

History: In 1986, there was a dire need for an affordable newspaper within the Indian community. This prompted Vijay Maharaj, CEO of The Rising Sun Newspapers to launch a free newspaper to document, profile and broadcast the latest news and advertising specials. Presently, our free community papers are delivered to every door weekly. In KwaZulu-Natal, we serve the communities of Chatsworth, Phoenix, Verulam and Tongaat, Merebank, Overport and Mid-South Coast. In Gauteng, we reach out to the communities of Lenasia, Fordsburg and Mayfair and Laudium. The Rising Sun Newspaper has become a powerful medium since its inception and continues to earn the respect among advertisers as well as readers. Mission: Our motto is to work towards a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic South Africa. We believe that education is the weapon to fight ignorance, poverty and unemployment. Aim: Our dynamic team of journalists strive to provide breaking news with their cutting edge journalism skills. We continue to highlight achievements, address social issues and document the development of our communities. Social responsibility: Over the years our company has formed a strong partnership with various community-based organisations, by providing assistance financially and through media coverage. Some of which include, Rotary clubs, Umzinto Child Welfare, Phoenix Child Welfare, Chatsworth Child Welfare, Aryan Benevolent Homes, Chatsworth Hospice, Community Care Centre, Cheshire Homes, Senior Citizens Clubs, Cerebral Palsy Association, Welbedacht Compassion Centre, Natal Blind and Deaf Society, DAFTA, Boys Town, Croftdene Women’s Empowerment Group.
13/15 Peak Street Croftdene Chatsworth Tel: 031 459-8300 Fax: 031 459-8346 Email: [email protected]

Management


Shireen Govender
REGIONAL MANAGER
Reenesh Maharaj
DIRECTOR
Vijay Maharaj
CEO

Editorial


Zola Phoswa
JOURNALIST
Elaine Naidoo
DIGITAL EDITOR
Camara Moodley
SUB EDITOR
Vivaga Thambiran
GROUP EDITOR

DTP


Julian Gounden
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Vishay Moodley
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Mannie Moodley
DTP MANAGER

Accounts


Samantha Iyer
DEBTOR’S CLERK
Charmaine Naidoo
DEBTOR’S CLERK
Saloshini Arthur
ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Sales


Antonia Chetty
DIGITAL SALES CONSULTANT
Kuberan Thambiran
SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Admin


Tansy Samuel
CASHIER
Zanele Myekwa
DOMESTIC WORKER
Clive Chetty
PR AND EVENT COORDINATOR
Adiksha Maharaj
REGIONAL MANAGER’S PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Printing


Joslyn Dawson
CREDITOR’S CONTROL
Lisha Vadival
COMPUTER TO PLATE (CTP) TECHNICIAN
Tennesha Moodley
ADMINISTRATOR
Keith Govender
PRINTING MANAGER
Dean Vadival
DISTRIBUTION MANAGER
Beverley Naidoo
GENERAL MANAGER OF PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION

Classifieds


Sivashnee Moodley
CLASSIFIED’S CONSULTANT
Ishara Dhanraj
CLASSIFIED’S CONSULTANT
Interesting facts about Overport and surrounding areas
  • The name Overport was coined by William Hartley, the eighth mayor of Durban for an estate he developed in what had up to then been called West Hill.
  • Westville was formerly an independent municipality governed by a town council.
  • Westville Prison is one the largest prisons in the country and the only prison located in the Durban area.
  • Morningside is the closest residential suburb to the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
  • The Morningside area contains classical examples of large Edwardian and Victorian style homes with tin roofs and wide verandas including the State President’s residence.
  • Durban harbour is the home of the 9th largest harbour in the world. The harbour was an extremely busy port of call for ship repairs when the port was first opened in the 1840s. The modern Port of Durban grew around trade from Johannesburg. Today, Durban has the busiest container port in Africa.
  • The first official horse race took place at Greyville Racecourse in 1844. The first Durban July (then called the Durban Turf Club handicap) took place in 1897 after the establishment of the Durban Turf Club.
  • The first steam railway in South Africa was opened in Durban in 1860. The line was only 8 km long (between the Point and Pine Terrace).
  • The spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, Mahatma Ghandi began his political journey in Durban.
  • Ushaka Marine World (in Durban) is the world’s 5th largest aquarium. The aquarium has 32 tanks which houses a total of 17,500 cubic meters of water.

Distribution

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Areas

  • Asherville
  • Cato Manor
  • Clare Estate
  • Hippo Road
  • Newlands East
  • Newlands West
  • Overport
  • Parlock
  • Puntan’s Hill
  • Reservoir Hills
  • Sea Cow Lake
  • Springtown
  • Sydenham
  • CBP Springfield Park
  • Umgeni Business Park
  • Mayville
  • Bonella
  • Effingham
  • Greenwood Park
  • Red Hill
  • Avoca
  • Duffs Road
  • Kenville
  • Avoca Hills
  • Durban CBD
Distribution: 45 000 - Delivered on Wednesday
 
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