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Editor’s Note – Launch Edition

Welcome to the world of the 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!

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

Geniene Preston

Editor in Chief

About the author

Geniene Preston

I have travelled the world – almost 82 countries and has been in publishing since 2003. Before that I was an IT Project manager for over 20 years and woke up one day to the realisation that actually all I wanted to do was write. So I started my first magazine Style in IT which was, in essence, a newsletter. But I loved it and I started my own mouthpiece SA Commuter. I re-invented myself once Smart phones became popular and learnt Social Media so that I could be a pro at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Now I could have fun instantly! My world has grown and includes reviews and with over 49000 followers on Trip Advisor I am in the top 1% of reviewers in South Africa. I am a true South African and a love of Johannesburg has kept me here since 1981. My stories are real and I love people and history! Now I publish Anytime Magazine in print and online as well as my blog, sacommuter.com


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