Covid-19 has compelled one other group newspaper to close down.
SA’s catholic weekly newspaper, The Southern Cross, can be retrenching all its workers on the finish of July.
Though, they’ve plans of going digital if attainable.
It is a stunning choice because the catholic newspaper is three months away from its birthday.
Gunther Simmermacher, editor of the publication, stated the closure was heartbreaking.
“Like so many different companies and establishments, the coronavirus disaster and the resultant crashing economic system have wrought havoc with our capability to proceed operation as earlier than.
“Our monetary reserves are exhausted, and with church buildings nonetheless not reopening, or doing so underneath heavy restrictions, there isn’t any rapid prospect of assured earnings which could permit us to retain our workers.”
The corporate stated its loyal workers tried maintaining the enterprise nevertheless it was not adequate. They hope for a “funding miracle”.
Simmermacher stated three retrenched workers members will proceed to supply a weekly Southern Cross newspaper in digital format however as a freelancer.
Nevertheless, the publication is planning to discover the opportunity of relaunching as a month-to-month journal the place subscriptions can be transformed to and can proceed to function a hub for information.