"Following up an advertisement in Grocott's Mail"

Grocott's Mail is the oldest surviving independent newspaper in South Africa. First published as a free newspaper by Thomas Henry Grocott, an English immigrant from Liverpool in May 1870, it expanded into a bi-weekly penny publication in 1872.

Grocott's existed all the way through the 20th century in some form and, despite offers from national media houses, has always retained its independent status. Just like the first edition, the paper continues to be published in Grahamstown up to the present day.