SA Sports & Health Monthly (SHM), August 2013 (LAUNCH ISSUE!)

SMH 1 August 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen… I present to you the very first cover and issue of South Africa’s brand new monthly Sports Magazine – SA Sports & Health Monthly (or SHM for short)!

The brand new magazine (and first issue) will only be on-shelf from next week Monday 29 July, but I was able to get my hands on the cover, and to tease you a bit…! I don’t have the actual magazine yet, but once I do, I will update this post with a complete report back and pictures on the whole issue (see below for updated screenshots of the launch issue).

The Publishers of Playboy South Africa (Chapel Lane Media) will be filling the gap Sports Illustrated South Africa left, with this new “Sports & Health” magazine that will be published monthly!

UPDATE: You can now buy the first issue, digitally, for only R20. Right here!

Here’s what I can tell from just looking at the cover:

  • The actual cover is much hotter than the mock-cover they sent when they announced the launch of SHM magazine.
  • The cover is ‘busy’, but ‘good busy’. It shows exactly what the reader can expect, not just with the cover lines, but also the selection of images, and the way it’s designed. It shows exactly that you will get a wide range of sports, and not just Rugby and/or Cricket…
  • I love the Green coming through so strongly over the whole cover, because the cover could easily become (more) busy if it has too many contrasting and conflicting colours.
  • At the very top, you will read “All your Sport-in-One” and “Al jou Sport bymekaar”. So I can only assume that that there might even be some Afrikaans articles included… Looking forward to see if this is indeed the case (See below)…

SMH Afrikaans

I’ve got a very good feeling about this newly launched magazine, and I wish them all the best!

Now go and spread the news that the first issue is on-shelf from next week, and go and support them when you see it!

And remember, I’ll be updating this post soon with pictures and a full write-up about their first issue…

SMH Eds Letter

Editorial Team

 

Below you will find some screenshots of the launch issue, to give you an idea of the quality of the layout, pictures, and journalism;

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The final back page, with a column “Fine Point” is very interesting to me… It’s written by Ami Kapilevich, who was the editor of Sports Illustrated South Africa at the time it closed down. But it’s great to see him, and a lot of the previous staff members, now writing for SHM, and being supported by them!

 

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