Huisgenoot allowed back on shelf!

Last week HUISGENOOT’s editorial team created and finalized an issue from home for the first time in its history of more than a century. It was also the first time in HUISGENOOT’s history that the magazine only appeared online.

Yvonne Beyers

Just like the rest of the country had to follow the national lockdown guidelines, HUISGENOOT also had to comply with the president’s order to stop the circulation of magazines during the lockdown period in an effort to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

But the editorial team has received the good news that, from this week, HUISGENOOT is allowed to be distributed and sold in stores again.

“After the government had announced earlier that magazines should not be sold during the lockdown period, the ban was lifted on day four and HUISGENOOT is allowed back on shelf,” says editor Yvonne Beyers. “Our magazine will now again be distributed and sold nationwide.”

To fill the long empty hours at home, there are also several brand extension magazines available to keep the whole family busy. This includes:


HUISGENOOT HET JY GEWEET?, a children’s magazine filled with fun facts for curious little ones,

– The children’s magazine, HUISGENOOT DINOSOURUSSE, which includes dinosaur playing cards; and

HUISGENOOT KOOK VIR TWEE, a new recipe magazine with shopping lists, recipes and meals for two.

“Now that the magazine is allowed to be distributed and sold again, we are also working on strategies to deliver subscriber copies of HUISGENOOT at home,” says Yvonne.

However, this does not mean business-as-usual for those working behind-the-scenes, as the editorial team has to continue working from home for the rest of the lockdown period.

The editorial team is already working on the next issue of HUISGENOOT. It will be available in stores from next week.

Those who prefer to read HUISGENOOT online in the meantime, can subscribe to

It only costs R99 per month to subscribe to Netwerk24. This gives you online access to HUISGENOOT’s weekly issue in PDF format, as well as all the digital stories on It also gives you access to the online content and PDF format of magazines such as SARIE, Tuis, Kuier, Weg! WegRy & Sleep, Landbouweekblad, Finweek and Baba & Kleuter, as well as online content from the newspapers Rapport, Beeld, Die Burger and Volksblad in addition to news coverage on Netwerk24.

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The electronic PDF version of HUISGENOOT is also available on Zinio and Magzter. You can buy and download it from there and it just looks like the real magazine.

HUISGENOOT subscribers who do not receive their magazine at home during the lockdown period can contact Netwerk24’s customer service centre on 087 535 1300 to gain access to Network24 during the lockdown period to be able to read HUISGENOOT online, in PDF format.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and keep your family busy with HUISGENOOT while staying at home during the lockdown period. We can all help to save lives by obeying the government’s orders to stay home.




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