Just a few days before our country was hit by the National Lockdown, myself (Jasmine Johnson-Mazwi) and Ocean View Secondary High School RCL Leaders compiled the very first edition of The Ocean Times. On the 18 March we celebrate an entire year of Stories by Our People, for Our People.

“The Ocean View community, where I grew up and currently reside, Is synonymous with bad news. I therefore decided to start a newspaper with some of the students of Ocean View High School. My mission is to educate a few students in different grades at the high school using my journalism and news reporting skills to help Ocean View generate good news and quality content.My Vision is to build strong leaders, who are adventurous and confident enough to tackle all aspects of Ocean View and bring back positivity in our community.Hope you like the first edition that was released the 17 March 2020, we will be selling the next newspaper for R1.00If you want your story to be heard email me on oceantimesnewspaper@gmail.com “

The Ocean Times was founded by Jasmine Mazwi, March 2021 to create a platform for the community of Ocean View to become the author of their own story. The Ocean Times Community Outlet Showcases Stories by Our People, for Our People. The team consist of Lurika Fisher, Registered Nurse responsible for content on the Health section, and Ricardo Herdien, Social Scientist, responsible for the content on the History Section.

The Ocean Times journey started by interviewing, sharing and compiling news from Ocean View to be distributed monthly as a PDF via WhatsApp. Mailing list and delivered personally for those who wanted it printed out. February 2021 the Ocean Times moved to a digital platform www.theoceantimes.co.za where news is uploaded daily. April 2021, The Ocean Times website will update news every two weeks, send out the complied version via WhatsApp, mailing list and Facebook as a PDF.  

Advertisements under the Classifieds section will be R30 for the two weeks and R100 for the entire month, advertisements as an editorial will be R100 for two weeks and R250 to be kept on the entire month. Invoice will be sent the day adverts are put up, and given a deadline, failure to pay will result in adverts being taken off the website and out the PDF version.

The Ocean Times has so much projects to run, but without any funds generating we urge our readers to donate as little as R5 to our project.

What we need funds for:

  • Camera equipment
  • Sound equipment
  • The Ocean Times Branding
  • Stationery

Donate as little as R5 to The Ocean Times account:

  • Bank Holder: The Ocean Times
  • Bank Name: Capitec
  • Account Number: 1737788436
  • REF: TOTDonation

The Ocean Times team, appreciates all the great content originating from Ocean View and the on-going support from our readers!

Have a look at The Ocean Times First Edition: