Alex Reporter is a project set up by Mashamba Media (Pty) Ltd in 2020 (Reg number: 2020/523442/07, Tax number: 9489720194).

The founder, Jonk Mashamba, is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Greater Alex Today newspaper for 11 years (from freelance journalist to lead journalist or lead graphic artist).

Mashamba is the founder of the now defunct Bethesda Christian church newsletter, Mala News and DYM magazine.

He also worked for the following media houses: Ngomalungundu FM as Xitsonga news reader; Matimu new, as a photo- journalist; The Diamond, as a photo-journalist; Alex Pioneer, as a photo- journalist and Giyani View, as founder member who served as editor-in-chief/ layout artist.

Alex Reporter is an online publication based in Gauteng province.

It covers stories primarily in Johannesburg’s cantons and suburbs. However, it covers stories in other provinces, hence the motto “we go beyond the headlines”.

Alex Reporter focuses on news, social, school, sport, employment and profiles of local influencers.

Alex Reporter, showcases Mashamba Media (Pty) Ltd’s excellent standards in online newspaper design, high-performance journalism and dedication to reaching and serving its readers.

We believe in journalistic content and provide our readers with the information they need.

We strive to reflect the diverse views and perspectives of the community.

Alex Reporter is targeted at all age groups and focuses on stories of youth and entrepreneurs.

We write the news the way it is, and we have well-trained reporters who make sure you get the latest local news, schools, everyday business, entertainment and sports.

The Alex Reporter project aims to give readers an online publication that speaks to them.

We are members of South African Press Council and Association of Community Journalists.


Jonk Wa Mashamba- Publisher/ Editor-in-chief


Leester Jikijela – Sub editor


Dingani Baloyi

Recruitment Officer