As The Next 48hOURS turns 14 this month, Managing Editor, NAUSHAD KHAN reflects and thanks those who assisted in its success.
In 2004 we (and by “we: I mean my family and I) took the bold step of leaving our corporate jobs – with a steady monthly income – to venture into the world of print publishing. What an adventure it has been, and still is. Some of the initial employees have come and gone, and some are still standing, but one thing is for sure: we have not missed a print deadline in all of the 14 years that we have been around as an independent publication.
Readers are the real asset in the cycle of publishing and I wish to thank all our loyal readers for supporting us. Meeting some of you at numerous events has been an absolute pleasure and it is especially heartwarming to hear that you still get your print copy regularly, even though
our online presence has seen steady growth over the years. Our total online community across all platforms is now in excess of 50000. (Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.)
We have, through the years with all its trials and tribulations, ALWAYS been a FREE publication and will continue to be thus, thanks to our very loyal base of supporters who have consistently included us in their marketing mix with adspend that has allowed us to continue delivering the hottest happenings in the Mother City.
To all the people that have been a part of The Next 48hOURS family over the years: thank you for your contribution. A special thank you to the editorial contributors and the “behind the scenes” personnel. People like Jenny Morris, Rafiek Mammon, Dane Torode, Peter Tromp, Roxanne Khan and Bianca Coleman, who ensure that our readers get the best news in entertainment, events, food and hospitality.
Our small operations team delivers weekly, on time, come rain or shine, ensuring that our deliveries and street posters are in place timeously each week. And for the latter I have to thank Abdurahman, Julius and Shaun.
Looking forward to the next 14 years and beyond.