Celebrate our birthday with us

180325. Mitchells plain open streets took place today down Eisleben street. pic Courtney Africa/African News Agency/ANA

For just about as long as Mitchell’s Plain has been in existence, the Plainsman has been the number one source of local news for its residents.

Week after week, for the past 40 years, we have been reporting on the stories that matter to our readers, sharing in their sadness and their joy, and challenging those who can, to help make a difference in the lives of others.

As a community newspaper, we believe that everyone has a story to tell – and that every story is important.

To mark our 40th anniversary, we will be publishing a souvenir edition on Wednesday September 25 and giving away shopping vouchers to the best editorial or photographic contributions we receive from our readers.

This keepsake edition will celebrate Mitchell’s Plain, its people and the Plainsman’s role in recording the history of this, at times troubled, but always vibrant and dynamic community. So, dig out those old letters and pictures. Call back the past and share your story with us.

We’d also love to hear from organisations, schools and other institutions turning 40 this year. And if you know a fabulous 40-year-old making a difference in his or her community, we’d love to hear about them too.

Businesses who would like to advertise in this special edition can contact Abba Bartlett at abba.bartlett@inl.co.zaor 082 843 8153.

To share your story with us, send an email to simoneh.debruin@inl.co.za or call 021 488 4608.