Welcome to the world of commuting South African. So many of our families are split across continents as we continue to move to new countries and leave half our families behind. We visit each other but because the internet is such a noisy place, its often hard to find what’s on in either London or Johannesburg, in Wales or in Cape Town. We took a decision to launch a free publication available to commuting South African families that becomes a keeper!
My Background (and that of Anytime Media and Events)
- Anytime media has been around since 2003. We have produced over 15 publications in our time and to date the best one was the City Lodge Magazine for 3 years.
- My online profile started in 2012 and grew as SA Commuter ( www.sacommuter.com)and on social media as @UKSAcommuter. All social media platforms from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Linked In are well followed. Twitter has 2500 followers all organic and grows at a rate of about 2-3 followers a day. Collaboration with local companies such as Traveller24 and the Saturday Star.
- UK Commuter is well followed and I collaborate with Huffington Post, Timeout London and Secret London with millions of followers.
- I am also a Social Media market trainer with School for Fools and train corporates in the ability to be creative online
- In my personal capacity I am the PRO for the Joburg Property Company and the Digital Marketing Manager for 3 Companies in London – Sea Garden and Grill, Drinks Delivery UK and The Burger Place.
- All have grown in leaps and bounds since my involvement and from the distribution below you will see how they are all now involved.
- I am in the top 1% for Trip Advisor in South Africa with over 45000 followers
- SACommuter.com has over 120000 followers and around 20,000 receive monthly newsletters from me.
- As a company we are now incorporating all our followers etc into the Anytime brand which is where you will benefit
Anytime Magazine is now launching into the local and ex-pat community of South Africans that live elsewhere in the world. We start with the stores in the UK that market and sell South African items. Our aim is to bring nostalgia to those who wish they were still in South Africa and miss home because family and friends still remain here. So we decided to cover editorial that would interest those at home and those living abroad.
We are growing into distributing to all countries and soon each country will have its own South African editorial designed to suit the country in which it is distributed. So look out for our distribution stand which is bright and our advertisers can enjoy not only coverage inside our magazine but also outside on the Disty Drum!
In South Africa, look out for us around the Gautrain in Sandton and Hatfield, in OR Tambo and Cape Town Airport in selected business class lounges, various hotel groups who will enjoy it as an inroom magazine and in a new online taxi company – Venture Cabs.
For those South Africans who would like to subscribe, please do so on www.anytimemagazine.co.za and all you need to do is pay the courier delivery fee! The magazine is free to all South Africans no matter where you are in the world.
Our unique business model is designed to ensure that our columnists, both new and seasoned authors, are remunerated for their work. In the world of cyber magazines, so little of their talent is recognized financially. We ask that our advertisers sponsor our writers and their columns for 12 months and ensure that we don’t lose sight of the fact that soon writing as a skill, talent and profession will become a thing of the past.
We ask that you support our advertisers and sponsors because without them we will not be able to sustain our business model of paid writers and free magazines.
Thank you for being a part of our journey and we hope to hear from you online. Our sponsors are always asking about who our readers are so your feedback on our short surveys is very important and only takes a few minutes. The more sponsors we have the more South Africans get to miss home!
As always in print
Editor in Chief