About Alberton Record

According to elders in Alberton, the town has always had a local newspaper. Although the paper had different names previously, it wasn’t until 1976 when Johann van der Merwe took over from Maurice Franks, when the name Alberton RECORD was associated with Alberton’s newspaper.

After Caxton took over from Van der Merwe, the company kept him on as branch manager and asked him if he could run their sister publication, the Southern COURIER.

The idea of having a free newspaper, delivered to more people, began when management under Van der Merwe wanted to increase the size of the paper. In order to do so, a decision to increase advertising revenue was made to help carry the cost of the paper.

Having survived being one of the few local papers to be delivered to the public for free; a decision which was met with a lot of criticism in the beginning proved to have set a new trend for community newspapers.

Although other papers have surfaced over the years, the Alberton RERCORD has continued to live up to its tag line, ‘Alberton’s own newspaper’.

1 Eaton Terrace
Terrace Building
New Redruth
011 724 7000



Christiaan Welthagen - Branch Manager - christiaanw@caxton.co.za

Christiaan Welthagen
Branch Manager
Carina van der Walt - Group Editor - cvdwalt@caxton.co.za

Carina van der Walt
Group Editor
Natalie Maree Sales Manager nataliem@caxton.co.za

Natalie Maree
Sales Manager
Freddy Sephaka - Distribution Manager - freddys@caxton.co.za

Freddy Sephaka
Distribution Manager

The Digital Team


Clyde Meela
Digital Manager


Daniel Seleme
Caxton Near East Project Leader
Carmen Norton_

Carmen Norton
Caxton East and South Features Project Leader
Sthe Zulu

Sthe Zulu
Online content coordinator

Sales Team

Roxanne Cooper sales consultant roxannec@caxton.co.za

Roxanne Cooper
Sales Consultant
Tamsin McMaster

Tamsin McMaster
Sales Consultant
Rache Baragwanath

Rache Baragwanath
Property Week sales consultant
Andrea Combrink

Andrea Combrink
Autodealer Motoring sales consultant

Editorial Team

Saul Tlholoe - Freelance Journalist

Saul Tlholoe
Freelance Eden Park Journalist
Elzaan Pienaar

Elzaan Pienaar
David Pienaar

David Pienaar
Jabulane Khumalo

Jabulane Khumalo

Admin staff

Portia Setho general assistant

Portia Setho
Tea Lady
Sechaba Khali IT sechabak@ctp.co.za

Sechaba Khali
Elizabeth Madonsela - Reception - elizabethm@caxton.co.za

Elizabeth Madonsela
Joyce Mtonga - Cashier

Joyce Mtonga




  • Alberton CBD
  • Alberton North
  • Albemarle
  • Dinwiddie
  • Elandshaven
  • Florentia
  • Raceview
  • New Market
  • New Redruth
  • Raceview
  • Southcrest
  • Verwoerdpark
  • Alberante
  • Albertsdal
  • Alrode
  • Brackendowns
  • Brackenhurst
  • General Alberts
  • Mayberry Park
  • Meyersdal
  • Randhart
Total distribution: 38 700 – Delivered on Wednesdays


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