South African newspaper and magazine circulation remains on the back foot almost a year since the end of the global economic crisis and an ensuing local economic recovery, figures recently released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) show. Although Afrikaans title Sondag grew massively year-on-year by 114%, Isolezwe Ngesonto by 37%, and usual suspects Bona and Drum by 12% and 13.3% respectively, overall the situation remains tense.