The CNI group comprises of over 160 publications throughout South Africa and collectively reaches more than 19,000,000 readers per edition. The publications are distributed around Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape and Western Cape and we are still growing. This makes CNI the fastest growing black-owned media company in the country.

We are a media company that serves the previously marginalised communities, among others, with experienced print media leaders who are set to bring about change towards transforming the media in Southern Africa. The company boasts a total of 150 years’ experience when standing in unity as independent publishers.

Local community newspapers provide readers with up-to-date news and information on current happenings and events within their vicinity.

The newspapers’ contents reflect the images, thoughts, and everyday happenings of communities they serve. And while these communities may vary in size, from tiny isolated locations to bustling suburban centers, they share one important feature; the information they deliver provides readers with a sense of pride, a sense of identity and a sense of belonging.

Unbiased, professional and contemporary approach to news.

Coal City News

CNI has displayed phenomenal growth since its founder launched Coal City News, ten years ago, in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. The newspapers have a total of 5,000,000 copies printed a month and delivered door-to-door, free of charge, every fortnight. Additional bulk deliveries to libraries, community centers, businesses and shopping centers ensure that these community newspapers are South Africa’s most accessible news medium.