- The advancement of technology has caused a large number of consumers to look to the internet for their daily reading
- As a result, magazines aren't bringing in the revenue that they once did
- A number of Mzansi celebs have taken to social media to pay tribute to Mzansi publications that are shutting down
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On Tuesday, Caxton & CTP Publishers & Printers made the said announcement that it was shutting down its magazine publishing and associated businesses.
Business Day reported that the directors cited a decline in circulations, continuous reduction in advertising spend and the coronavirus pandemic as reasons for its decision.
The affected titles include faves such as Bona, Country Life, Essentials, Food & Home, Garden & Home, People, Rooi Rose, Vrouekeur, Woman & Home and Your Family.
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This announcement came days after Associated Media Publishing announced it would cease publishing Cosmopolitan, House & Leisure, Good Housekeeping and Women on Wheels from 1 May.
A number of Mzansi celebs, who have been featured on the covers of the various publications, lamented the end of an era on social media.
Claire Mawisa wrote, "In 1994, Jane Raphaely emphatically declared that a 14-year-old black girl would be the new face of beauty in South Africa, forever changing that child's life. No matter where I end up, I will forever be grateful to where I started my journey - at Cosmopolitan. My heart is sore."
The entertainment industry is another industry that has been hit extremely hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Today, Briefly.co.za reported that Lillian Dube has expressed her gratitude to funders that have channelled resources to the events and entertainment industries.
Rami Chuene has warned all actors who are planning on returning to work to be extremely vigilant.
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