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SA's Heat magazine to close down

Celebrity gossip magazine Heat will be closing its doors at the end of February this year.

This is largely due to the gradual decline in magazine sales over the years.

“It is always difficult to close a magazine but international and local trends show that celebrity-only print titles are in decline,” said Minette Ferreira, head of Media24’s weekly magazines.

The company has also decided to merge celebrity news sites Channel24 and The Juice.

Ferreira said staff have been informed about Heat’s closure. “We will try as far as possible to accommodate them in alternative positions.”

The last edition of heat will be on street from 27 February.

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