Cape Times

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Cape Times
Cape Times Logo
Cape Times frontpage 20080919.jpg
The front page of the Cape Times of 19 September 2008
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Independent News & Media
Editor Alide Dasnois
News editor Tony Weaver
Sports editor Ian Smit
Founded 27 March 1876
Headquarters Newspaper House, Cape Town, South Africa
Circulation 34 523
Sister newspapers Cape Argus
Official website www.capetimes.co.za

The Cape Times is an English-language morning newspaper owned by Independent News & Media and published in Cape Town, South Africa.

As of 2012 the newspaper had a daily readership of 261 000[1] and a circulation of 34 523.[2]

History[edit]

The Cape Times had its origins in the great economic and social boom years that followed the Cape's attainment of "Responsible Government" in 1872. [3] The first edition of the newspaper was published on 27 March 1876 by then editor Frederick York St Leger. It was the first daily paper in southern Africa, and soon became one of the principal newspapers of the Cape.[4] Modelled on The Times, its primary target was the poor working class, as it attempted to expose early government corruption.

Supplements[edit]

  • Business Report (Mon-Fri)[5]
  • Career Times (Mon)[5]
  • Drive Times (Thur)[5]
  • Top Of The Times (Fri)[5]
  • Book Times (Once a month)[5]
  • Escape (Once a month)[5]
  • Health Times (Once a month)[5]
  • Play (Once a month)[5]

Famous staff and contributors[edit]

Distribution areas[edit]

Distribution[6]
2008 2013
Eastern Cape Y Y
Free State
Gauteng
Kwa-Zulu Natal
Limpopo
Mpumalanga
North West
Northern Cape
Western Cape Y Y

Distribution figures[edit]

Circulation[7]
Net Sales
Oct - Dec 2012 34 627
Jul - Sep 2012 34 523
Apr - Jun 2012 37 948
Jan - Mar 2012 42 139

Readership figures[edit]

Estimates of readership are maintained by the SAARF with 95% confidence intervals of about 15%. Within the estimated error readership has remained constant since 2009. Methodological changes introduced in 2009 by SAARF make comparison to previous years difficult.[8]

Estimated Readership[9]
'000s ± '000 (95%)
Jan '09 - Dec '09 215 33
Jul '09 - Jun '10 253 36
Jan '10 - Dec '10 268 37
Jul '10 - Jun '11 231 35
Jan '11 - Dec '11 225 33
Jul '11 - Jun '12 261 36
Jan '12 - Dec '12 258 36
Jul '12 - Jun '13 251 38

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Average issue readership of newspapers and magazines". All Media Products Survey. South African Advertising Research Foundation. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Moodie, Gill (21 November 2012). "ABC Q3 figures forecast tough times". BizCommunity. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ http://repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2433/134690/1/41_21.pdf
  4. ^ Shaw, Gerald, The Cape Times: An Informal History, Cape Town: David Philip, 1999.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cape Times Website". Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cape Times Website". Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations (S.A)
  8. ^ http://www.saarf.co.za/amps-readership/2010/Magazine%20&%20Newspaper%20Readership%20Jun10.pdf
  9. ^ SAARF AMPS (Magazine and Newspaper Readership)

External links[edit]