Hunter House Publishing was formed in 2003 when publisher Lisa McNamara’s research confirmed the need for a practical parenting magazine for Cape Town. Child magazine™ Cape Town was first published in February 2004, followed by the launch of Child magazine™ Joburg in August 2005 and Child magazine™ Durban in May 2007 and Child magazine™ Pretoria in May 2012. The magazines have become sought-after resources for parents within the relevant cities.
The Child magazine™ website was launched in January 2011 as a dynamic extension of the four city-based magazines. The website boasts a comprehensive archive of the magazine’s well-researched articles on parenting and health topics plus entertaining reads, an extensive resource section and a calendar of events for Cape Town, Joburg, Durban, and Pretoria. The website also runs weekly competitions and a vibrant blogspot for moms, dads and book-lovers.