O Magazine South Africa Turns 10

Her show may have ended months ago, of course we still subjected to endless reruns on tv, but the magazine that was spun from the success of the talk-show is still going strong. 

In South Africa, O, The Oprah Magazine celebrates 10 years of local publishing with a birthday issue and yearlong celebrations.

The mag's editor, Samantha Page, beamed; 
"I can't believe a decade has come and gone so fast,"  
"Over the years, we have achieved so much and to celebrate all of this in one month just wouldn't do the brand justice. Therefore, we start the birthday year with our April issue, which focuses solely on our favourite things. Our readers have always been winners, and this month is no different as we reward and give back to them." 
Ten years seem to have just flown by but the journey for the mag was not without some stumbling blocks. Perhaps the more famous was the resignation of Thami Ngubeni as editor in 2008 after just been at the helm for just a year. 

Samantha Page, who joined O, The Oprah Magazine in July 2002 as a copy editor, was then appointed its new editor and the future looked brighter for the mag from then on. 

Can they keep it that way for another 10 years? 

Given that the show that made the mag relevant is no more and with the presence of Oprah Winfrey in our local media dwindling, will the mag still manage to capture its market share amid stiff competition on news-stands?

Only time will tell!!!

For its 10th birthday lunch event, the magazine will host 100 readers at the five-star Sun International Table Bay Hotel, in Cape Town, on Wednesday 2 May 2012 through a Golden Ticket competition in the April issue, out now. 

This issue, as well as those of the rest of 2012, will also be supported by events, competitions and surprises.

Congratulations to the Sam Page, Associated Magazine and the entire team!! 

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