City Press (South Africa)

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City Press
City Press Logo
Type Sunday newspaper
Owner(s) Naspers
Founded 1982 (as Golden City Press)
1983 (renamed City Press)
Language English
Headquarters Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
OCLC number 70724022

City Press is a South African English-language Sunday newspaper, published in Johannesburg, Gauteng. It is aimed at black readers and is the country's third-biggest-selling newspaper.[citation needed]

History and operations[edit]

The newspaper was established in 1982 as the Golden City Press by James R. A. Bailey and the South African Associated Newspapers (SAAN) group. The following year, "Golden" was dropped from the newspaper's name. SAAN later withdrew from its partnership with Bailey and the newspaper ran into financial difficulties. Consequently, Nasionale Pers took over the publication of the newspaper as well as its sister publications, Drum and True Love & Family, on 1 April 1984.

Its former editor was Khathu Mamaila.[1]

The newspaper is distributed nationally and in neighbouring countries, including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. It has a readership of about 2.5 million (source: AMPS 2001A).[citation needed]

Distribution areas[edit]

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

Distribution figures[edit]

Net Sales
October - December 2012 126 400
July - September 2012 135 148
April - June 2012 146 054
January - March 2012 163 705

Readership figures[edit]

Estimated Readership[4][5]
January – December 2012 1 757 000
July 2011 – June 2012 1 863 000

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