Sorry, but I am slowly getting to all these threads that seem to be unanswered slowly but surely (and when internet connection allows it).
As some have said, Custos was the "official" National Parks Board magazine until the board (a few years ago) decided to "outsource" it to a private company called Penta Publications. This continued for a few years and the magazine actually changed its name from Custos to Timbila (I suppose to move away from the old "Nat Parks Board" image to reflect the new SANParks). As far as I know, Timbila kept going for a few more years until it was stopped (I'll try and find out the reasons here).
We have tried to bring back a SANParks magazine on a number of occassions since then - the latest being 2/3 years ago when a tender was actually awarded - but nothing has come of this so far. I will keep you in the loop regarding developments.
Regarding Kruger Park Times, a short history ...
KNP Public Relations and Communications was looking at various alternatives to find a "newsletter" or "newspaper" to serve the interests of staff, guests to Kruger and people living in the surrounding areas with information and facts for a while.
Then, a publishing company called Matumi Publishing CC approached KNP management with the idea of producing a newspaper for the area. As the KNP would not have any form of financial interest in the project (apart from an agreement to add the newspaper to its media strategy), KNP management gave Matumi its good wishes and the newspaper was born. It has grown from strength to strength and is now a well respected publication, maintaining its level of credibility.
Although I often submit articles, photographs and features, KNP does not have any power over the newspaper which is desireable as this way it gets to keep a high level of credibility.
Matumi Publishing CC can be contacted on +27 15 793 0692 (speak to Sonja) or emailed on firstname.lastname@example.org
and I have just confirmed with Sonja that you can indeed receive a subscription to the newspaper.
I hope this helps.