May 1997, 200 issues, and 17 years ago, Men’s Health South Africa launched and changed the way many men look at (and respect) their bodies! (You can view my archive of their covers and news right here) The first issue costed only R9.95!
This amazing achievement, in todays difficult magazine industry, comes close to the news of FHM South Africa that had the May 2014 issue as their last… But on the flip side, other titles like SA Rugby also celebrated their 200th issue recently (launched April 1995) and rooi rose that celebrated their 70th Birthday in 2012!!!
So it’s definitely not all doom and gloom, and those performing well, and who keep producing quality and award winning content, should be supported and promoted!
In the June 2014 issue, Men’s Health South Africa has placed some of their 200 covers over the past 17 years, while pointing out some highlights along the way. You can click on each of the images to zoom in more to read it better…
Also read Jason Brown’s Editor Letter for more insight into this issue, and this great milestone…
MEN’S HEALTH MAGAZINE’S 200th MILESTONE ISSUE HITS SHELVES
The June issue of Men’s Health is the 200th issue of South Africa’s best-selling men’s magazine, and takes a look back at the history of the magazine, how South African men have changed over the years and is packed with tips for living your best life today.
Since Issue #1 in May 1997, Men’s Health’s secret sauce has been tons of useful stuff, says Men’s Health editor Jason Brown. “That’s the core of what has made Men’s Health the largest men’s magazine brand in the world.”
In this special issue, the useful stuff includes advice on how to get rich with money-making secrets, wise up to new rules of manhood, boost your sex life, build your best body like cover guy Dale Horne, feast yourself fit on the top superfoods for men and turn heads with simple style upgrades.
Discover life-changing advice as the magazine explores the health, wealth, hopes and aspirations of the South African man through the eyes of features writer Ian McNaught Davis in his travels through the country. The article explores how men find meaning in their lives today and how they are building solutions, looking inward, persevering against the odds, following their passions and asserting themselves in the workplace.
Aside from stack of indispensable guy wisdom, the magazine takes a look back at some of the Men’s Health covers from the past 17 years with local heroes, athletes, models, movie stars, power couples and guys-next-door; men “who live the brand and reflect the values and energy of Men’s Health”, says Jason Brown. Some of the well-known names include Max Mmethi, Ryk Neethling, AB de Villiers, Siya Kolisi and international stars such as Mark Walhbergh and the late Paul Walker.
To celebrate the milestone issue Men’s Health is giving away R275 000 worth of prizes, including a trip to the Seychelles, PS4s, a Samsung home entertainment system and Reebok clothing, as well as fragrances, watches and powertools.
The special-edition 200th issue bumper pack includes the June issue of Men’s Health, a beginner’s guide to muscle, a fitness bible with blueprints to beat personal bests and a six-pack meal-plan to forge an iron core.
The magazine is currently on sale and is retailing at R42.
Men’s Health South Africa
- Issue: June 2014
- On the cover: Dale Horne
- Price: R42
- Twitter: @MensHealthZA