About Media Distribution Africa

Media Distribution Africa started life as Central Media Distributors, a regional distributor of publications in the Western Cape.
CMD was started by James Swemmer and managed to punch above its weight attracting top quality clients such as Mail & Guardian to it.
In 2006 M&G Media purchased a 50% share in CMD and MDA was born as a national distributor of magazines and newspapers.
MDA managed to grow the circulation of Mail & Guardian and other titles distributed by us.
In 2011 M&G Media purchased James Swemmer’s remaining shares and MDA became a wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Media.
Using our unique outsourced distribution model MDA has continued to grow our clients circulation, provide all stakeholders with an excellent and improving service offering whilst delivering a sustainable business proposition.

MDA is a wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Media.
It has an independent board and independent management structures.
Mail & Guardian management is not involved in the day to day running of MDA.