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PDBY newspaper

PDBY newspaper at University of Pretoria

Print Run: 6,000

Region: Pretoria, Gauteng

Frequency: Roughly monthly

PDBY is the official newspaper of the University of Pretoria and falls under PDBY Media. The acronym stands for Print Digital Broadcast Youth Media and is the rebranded version of the old Perdeby newspaper.

The PDBY newspaper is printed in tabloid format on high-quality gloss paper and distributed free of charge, on Monday afternoons during the university term. Copies are distributed outside all the buildings on the main campus of the university (Hatfield), Groenkloof Campus, Onderstepoort, Medical Campus, Mamelodi Campus, as well as all the residences.

You can view PDF copies of the newspaper at

Estimated readership: 25,000

Student numbers: 53,912 (2021)

Planned dates for 2023:

  • Issue 1 – 11 February
  • Issue 2 – 6 March
  • Issue 3 – 20 March
  • Issue 4 – 17 April
  • Issue 5 – 8 May
  • Issue 6 – 22 May
  • Issue 7 – 31 July
  • Issue 8 – 14 August
  • Issue 9 – 28 August
  • Issue 10 – 2 October
  • Issue 11 – 16 October

This campus newspaper offers print adverts.

Advertisers can also make use of PDBY Media for web banners and social media posts.

Please contact us for up-to-date rates or a quote.


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