The Advertiser’s origin dates back to 1895 when the Boksburg Herald first appeared, and over time and after many changes, the Boksburg Advertiser was on the streets in 1982 in a smaller format, moving from broadsheet to tabloid in size. The Advertiser was for a time part of Amalgamated Press, run by a family firm founded by William Wills, but then moved into the stable of Caxton Limited during the early 1980s. [1]