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Gemeenskapskoerant met 'n verskil dié courant het ontwikkel uit die skolekoerant freegig wat in 2007 in die Swartland op die been gebring is. Nadat die publikasie aanvanklik maandeliks verskyn het, is daar in September 2008 oorbeweeg na 'n tweeweeklikse publikasie. Verdere groei en groter vraag deur die gemeenskap, het daartoe gelei dat die courant sedert Julie 2009 weekliks gratis na huishoudings in die streek versprei word. Die dorpe waar dié courant met 'n amptelike oplaag van 25 000 eksemplare versprei word, sluit Malmesbury, Moorreesburg, Koringberg, Piketberg, Porterville, Hermon, Riebeek-Kasteel, Riebeek-Wes, Darling en Yzerfontein in. die courant het in 2013 'n Diamant-toekenning in die "media"-kategorie ontvang by PMR Africa, 'n navorsingsmaatskappy wat 'n streek se sakelui bepunt op diens en gewildheid. In 2012 is die courant ook benoem in die Malmesbury Sakekamer se Diensverskaffer van die Jaar-kompetisie, waar hulle 'n derde plek losgeslaan in. In 2013 het hulle dit verbeter met 'n tweede plek. Die courant groei steeds in gewildheid en gaan jaarliks van krag tot krag. In 2016 het dié publikasie nog verder uitgebrei en twee nuwe uitgawes by die bestaande gevoeg: Bergrivier asook Wellington. Die Wellington-uitgawe spog met 'n drukoplaag van 12 000, elke Woensdag. Naas dié courant word verwante dienste soos fotografie en ander publikasies ook gelewer. Community Paper with a difference In 2007 the first copy of die courant saw the light in the form a schools paper. At first it was a monthly publication but in September 2008 the paper was distributed every second week. Further growths and the growing need in the community led to the decision to publish die courant every week. This has been the norm since 2009. A community paper that is weekly, free and distributed to the post boxes of the entire Swartland. Every week 25 000 copies are printed and distributed in Malmesbury, Moorreesburg, Koringberg, Piketberg, Porterville, Hermon, Riebeek-Kasteel, Riebeek-West, Darling and Yzerfontein. In 2013 die courant received the coveted Diamond Award in the media category from PMR Africa, a research company that rewards businesses on merit for their service and popularity in a district. In 2012 die courant was named a finalist in the Malmesbury Chamber of Commerce "Best Service Provider" competition and received a third place. In 2013 they stepped it up and clinched a second place. This popular newspaper continues to grow in popularity and is always in demand. In 2016 this publication added two new editions to the existing: Bergrivier and Wellington. The Boland town of Wellington can now stay up to date with all the events and stories of the community in their 12 000 copies each Wednesday. Secondary to die courant, the company also offers services such as photography and other publications.