We've finally fallen victim to inflation.

We've finally fallen victim to inflation.

We could not hold out any longer against rocketing prices and your favourite newspaper has been forced to raise its price to R3,50 from today.

Everything that goes into producing a newspaper has risen sharply in price over the past year, but we held out against bumping up our price as everyone else succumbed to the pressure.

But we can't hold out any longer and must reluctantly raise our price by 50c from today.

Your favourite read remains committed to improving news coverage and bringing you the news and sports that matter, without ever insulting your intelligence or pandering to outside interests.

The only way we can preserve our fierce independence is to recoup some of the costs that are endlessly foist on us for everything from newsprint to petrol to get the paper to you bright and early.