New Cape Town tabloid – the Daily Voice.

Well, the secret of IOL’s departure from Newspaper House is out. We were moved to make way for a new tabloid called the Daily Voice.

The new tabloid is apparently seen by Independent Newspapers as a spoiler. Something so trashy it won’t impact Argus sales, but enough to stir things up for the rival Sun and Kaapse Son tabloids.

I’ve been ‘privileged’ to see the first free, 4-page preview. The 4 pages seem to relate to the 4 sections, Sex, Scandal, Skinner and Sport. The front page headline is Skinner vir Minner (roughly translated as gossip for less), and a sub headline claims its rivals accuse it of being cheap and dirty. Page 2 has an article about Lavendar Hill moffies (make homosexual, but with quite unique Cape connotations), page 3 a topless woman and an article about lesbian oral sex at Teasers, a club in Cape Town. Page 4 is a preview of a now past Manchester United – Chelsea game, with the headline “We’re going to Mour you”, a play on Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager as well as moer , which in Afrikaans can be loosely translated as fuck you up.

I suspect the title will do better than they expect, and we’re seeing the beginning of a race to the bottom. Perhaps the positive side is that the broadsheets, bereft of their audience for trash, will start to improve their quality. Interesting times in the media industry!

43 thoughts on “New Cape Town tabloid – the Daily Voice.”

  1. We’ve moved next door (between Absa bank and Newspaper house). Slightly nicer offices actually, but still central Cape Town, and 35 minutes commute for me (and 1 hour + in traffic), so no chance of me deciding to stay on. Now, if they’d moved to Noordhoek…

  2. I think The Voice is great. I now know that a ‘moffie hooker was shot in the hol’ and revel in the fact that Afrikaans and english have now finally blended in such a way that us folks behind the grape curtain will soon be unable to have intelligible discussions with the folks from behind the (old) boerewors curtain ( which used to be on the highway near Rooihuiskraal on the way to Pretoria and could be distinguished by a sort of wet slapping-sloppy sound on the windscreen)
    I like the Voice because it does not try to be anything but crap.

  3. ATTENTION :
    RE: BEWARE OF CON ARTIST – A WARNING TO THE COMMUNITY

    OSMANS WHOLESALERS AT 475 LANSDOWNE ROAD, LANSDOWNE, WOULD LIKE TO ALERT THE COMMUNITY OF CAPE TOWN TO BE AWARE OF A CON-ARTIST WHO CALLS HIMSELF RIAZ OSMAN , CLAIMING THAT HE IS THE SON OF THE OWNER OF OSMANS IN LANSDOWNE ROAD. HE SAYS THAT HE IS URGENTLY IN NEED OF PETROL MONEY R120 AND HE FORGOT HIS WALLET AT THE OFFICE AND THAT THE MONEY WOULD BE RETURNED TO THE PERSON . HE IS VERY CONVINCING AND SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY GIVEN HIM MONEY. HE IS DESCRIBED AS BEING VERY WELL DRESSED, FAIR IN COMPLEXION, GOOD LOOKING ,DRIVES A BMW AND CARRIES A BUNCH OF SHOP KEYS. HE TARGETS PEOPLE AFTER TRADING HOURS, THUS MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO CONFIRM HIS STORY.
    PLEASE WARN THE COMMUNITY TO BE CAREFUL IF SUCH A PERSON APPROACHES THEM, AS HE IS NOT RELATED TO ANYONE AT OSMANS WHOLESALERS.

    WE ARE RECEIVING REPORTS ON A DAILY BASIS FROM LANSDOWNE,KENILWORTH,RYLANDS,WESTGATE AND OTHER AREAS, SO BEWARE HE IS ON THE MOVE.

    THANKING YOU
    S.G. MAHOMED
    DIRECTOR – OSMANS WHOLESALERS
    021-6962231 – (P)
    021-6962251 – (F)
    osmans@icon.co.za

  4. To the editor of the voice. I would like to know y does the voice make such a big deal from the klops and the malay choirs and not of the Xmas choirs. There is more to cape town than klopse. I am invitng one of your journalist to do a coverage on one of our competitions happening on the last sunday of march. Please come and see what we are realy all about. FROM A BIG VOICE FAN

  5. Subject: report stolen car

    hi almal

    my kar was gesteel op 23 February 2008 saterdag oggend in plumstead. kan julle asseblief ‘n notice in julle koerant plaas? hierso is details:

    1991 OPEL GSE
    White, 4 spoke mag wheels, black airvents op bonnet
    drivers’ licence in cubby hole

    ek het dit raporteer aan die polisie in Dieprivier. is daar enige ander advies wat julle kan gee?

    Yours kindly
    Denzel Hoorn
    076 527 1743

  6. This is not the Daily Voice – please contact the newspaper if you have queries, leaving a comment here for them doesn’t help, I doubt they read my blog. :)

  7. waarom het ons mal counsellor mr Jack Ridder van Factreton ligte op ons velde in De havelin en in Albecore gesit. nou kan ons nie soccer of enige sport op die veld speel nie.Wil hy mr Ridder he ons kinders moet almal gangsters word of wat.Ek dink nie hy is bewus wat aangaan in ward 56 nie. Hy mors net die taxpayers se geld.

    concern community member Tolly

  8. I would like my favourite newspaper, the Daily Voice to kindly investigate, in fact cover, the racism and discriminatory acts happenning at Westbank No1 Primary School. This is of a teacher who reportedly told the class pupils that they are “black kaffirs”. This happened on the 29th/ February 2008 and reported to the school principal who did nothing about it. We, the parents would like to see and end to this outdated criminalism and indicent lecture to our kids. If you require any lead to correctly follow the incident, I can be reached at 076 4722 197, respectively.

  9. a lady, we call her aunty works as a tea lady at our company. Her husband has aids and she has just had 2 knee operations. she does not have any hot water in her little home as she cannot afford a geyser. is there anyone out there that can bless her and install a little geyser for her

  10. i like to get in contact with the page3 girl of last week
    friday 20 to 21 june need phone number please

  11. I don’t think they have a website, that’s why everyone thinks my blog is the Daily Voice :)

  12. I think louqmaan performing in the holy month of ramadaan is not according to relgion it is not allowed at all to listen to music or dance.

  13. Heya ppl… i am from Namibia, Walvis Bay. Im luking for a guy called LEON GAMBA, he’s from Cape Town Mitchells Plain, he have been in Namibia, Swakopmund 2003, working for the movie BEYOND BORDER. I’m a friend of Leon an i have to get hold of him, its very important,since we lost contact 3years ago, i believe u can help me to gt hold of this guy…
    My contact num… +264 081 216 7746 or 264 6402674 Namibia..:
    Thanks ppl…

  14. Are you serious greenman? In these very technological times there’s no web site for them?! Now that’s very local…

  15. i am also looking for a website for the daily voice, have a story for them LOL. that’s how i lucked onto this website…

    nice one greenman, but do you have any contact details for them? needless 2 say, i dont read the paper regularly, unfortunately.

  16. cool, thanks a million. didnt think they were associated wtih iol, heard a rumor they were foreign-owned?!!? oh, well, live & learn…

  17. Hey greenman, looks like you have become a front for the “Voice” – you’ll have to start charging them a fee!

  18. Greenman and others,

    What do you think about page 3 of the Daily Voice. Does it constitute as pornography? Hate it/love it?

  19. Jade. I personally dnt object to any kind of soft porn being advertised but when it has a negative effect on communities out there, then i will need to fight. We all now that children have easy access to tese kind of subscriptions and you never know how it affects their overly evolved minds.

  20. You only seem to print the articles that make this trash of what you call a newwspaper.Why not employ decent citizens who actually take pride in not only the colour of their skin but thre self pride as well.I have always refused to read this piece of garbage you call a newspaper, until last week when I was told you have published an article which I was closely connected to.Then I realised why so many of the inttelectuals completely ingore the stories spoken of in your trash,because nine out of ten times your writers and editors together with what YOU CALL sub editors also get the information completely wrong.Many more of our civilised citizens are becoming disgusted at what you name a job,PLEASE STOP PRINT WHAT YOU ARE UNCERTAIN OF.WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE TO YOU CEO,THE UMBUTSMAN OR TO HIHER AUTHOTOTIES. Now lets se how well your so called sub- editors can proof this very important article.

    Your first time trash reader

  21. I agree, there are many people who think very little of the colored folk and articles posted in newspapers like The Voice reflect badly on our culture and the people. How can we expect the respect and reconition in the outside world if we don’t haave it for ourselves and when The Voice publishes nothing but trash about our people.Greenman, do me a favor – read Matthew chapter 5 for me please – where Jesus gives a sermon to the Multitudes. No i am not religious – just spiritual.

  22. The Daily Voice should try exposing the naaies who take us coloreds for a poes,particularly the government who only sees the blacks’ hardships yet they are the people who get the top jobs then they cant even fucking count to ten.Im not racist or discriminative but ever since blacks have been ruling kak is jumping around like they getting paid to fuck everything up,they only cater for people in S.A who earns alota money and normal people like us have to struggle day in and day out,worrying about the future of our kids…and their kids.Id then much rather put up with the kak we got from white people before democracy cos they ruled this country much more smartly.
    I love South Africa but hate what its becoming and yet in the process the rich are getting richer ONLY by making the poor poorer and the when the bomb bursts they wont feel it but we…the peasants,will slowly die as we have to watch our babies suffer a gruesome death.
    I HATE THIS MOTHER FUCKING COUNTRY TO THE CORE!!!!

    Rolo@limelightfen
    0835496342

  23. Hey Thursday night a friend of mine has gone missing.
    Last year he was a witness,he witnesses his friend getting raped.And he helped out to pay for illegal substance for this friend and willing to pay for rehab.

    He got involved in his friend’s business and he was attacked Thursday.I got a call from my friend informing me about what happened.And i would like your help by putting this in a article.We would really appreciate the help.His name is *Nicholas Daniels 19 and he has dark brown hair and he is about 1,86.Please inform the police if you have seen him.

  24. GOOD DAY.
    I WOULD LIKE TO INFORM THE DAILY VOICE OF A SCHOOL IN BELGRAVIA REGINA COELI. MY NIECE ATTENDS THERE AND SHE WAS CHUCKED OUT OF HER CLASS YESTERDAY FOR NOT PAYING SCHOOL FEES. I FEEL THIS IS DISCRIMINATING THE CHILD AND THEIR ARE ALSO OTHER CHILDREN AND THE PARENTS ARE TO SCARED TO COME FORWARD AND APPROACH THE SCHOOL. EVERYBODY IS STRUGGLING AND ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IT IS ILLEGAL, AS LONG AS YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY. I WANT THE DAILY VOICE TO AT LEAST WRITE AN ARTICLE ABOUT THIS SCHOOL AS WELL AS OTHER SCHOOLS AND HELP THE PARENTS UNDERSTAND THAT NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO DISCRIMINATE.

    THANKING YOU
    LIZEL

  25. LOLOL you guys arte characters jong, but ive also searched all over for their website or atleast do they have a email addy …coz i also have a story for them…..im in the town area but i dont have the time to pop in and give the pics that i took and things….can somebody please help me

  26. Hi all,i would like to appeal to people with open hearts for donations of food parcels which we are going to distribute to the underprivilaged on the 28/03/2009 at Freedom park camp in Ottery(near Hyper and McDonalds).It is our God given responsibility to take care of those who do not have.We are a group of people who desire to see upliftment and joy in the communities of Cape Town.
    The food parcels must consist of;
    1kg Morvite porridge,2.5kg sugar,1pkt rooibos tea(80),1 tin baked beans,2kg rice(total value R70.00).We also invite Daily Voice newspaper to be there on the 28/03/2009 so that there can also be positive news in the paper.If anybody would like to donate please call Arlene on 0837404343 or Dennis on 0761559057.God bless

  27. I am concerned about the constant negative reporting we see on the front covers of our newspapers. My understanding is that when we constantly feed our minds with negative and violent images, we will start to believe that there is no hope. Ps, do not misunderstand me, I know that many of the items that are reported are things that are happening to people on a daily bases. My suggestion to this is, that the newspapers should at least once or twice a week fill the front cover of their newspapers with only positive reports or report backs of bad happenings that have had a positive outcome for those people involved.

  28. I want something to be printed in the Voice, how do I go
    about it. We gave a show on the weekend and would just like to thank the artists who performed and the people involved for selling the tickets and who helped with the other things.

  29. Salaam Alaikum,
    Good afternoon

    My name is Haruna Vyumvuhore and i was born in Burundi. I am now living in cape town, Retreat and i have been living here for the past 10 years!! I came to SA with my family at the early age of 9 or ten. I am now going to be 21 come November.

    I am a refugee in this country and i love sport!!!

    TO WHOM DO I TURN FOR HELP

    THIS IS MY STORY
    i`ve been playing soccer all my life, currently i am playing Salt River Black Pool in Saltriver.
    We are playing at a league in Wynberg and it is called [CDFA] CAPE DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCITION . My club is also playing in the third division, castle league.
    I have been graduating threw the ranks at the club and now i am a sonior player.
    MY PROBLEMS
    My club has been trying to register me with the third division side but SAFA seems to have a problem with me which i dont understand while but all i know is that it could be because i am not a S African.

    I want to know what must i do so that i can continue playing my football again.
    I don`t understand because i have been in this country for the past 10 years and i`m still here but i can`t be registered by SAFA.

    Please Fued i love my football more than anything in this world!!!
    Help me understand this problem.

    God bless!
    Thank you very much and have a nice day!

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