Daily Sun

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This article is about the South African newspaper. For the Bangladeshi newspaper, see Daily Sun (Bangladesh). For other uses of Sun, see Sun (disambiguation).
Daily Sun
Daily Sun Logo
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Naspers
Publisher Naspers
Website http://www.dailysun.co.za

The Daily Sun is the biggest daily newspaper in South Africa, with over 5,000,000 daily sales across all provinces.[1]

It targets readers in and around the major urban centres. These readers are predominantly black, English-literate with high-school or further education, and working-class earners – the economic core of South Africa.[2]

The newspaper is known for the horrific stories it publishes daily and is often criticized for its heavy reporting of tikoloshe stories.


The Daily Sun- South Africa's largest and loudest daily newspaper, was launched on 1 July 2002 by the Naspers group. It was the brainchild of veteran journalist, Deon du Plessis- who remained its publisher and minority shareholder until 11 September 2011- when he died suddenly at his Johannesburg home.

The newspaper is based at Media Park in Auckland Park, Johannesburg- but is printed countrywide. It is now overseen by Publisher Jeremy Gordin, who took up the role in 2013.


  • SunSport (Mon-Fri)[3]

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
Oct - Dec 12 322 324
Jul - Sep 12 336 319
Apr - Jun 12 348 265
Jan - Mar 12 375 185

Readership figures[edit]

Estimated Readership[6][7]
Jan 12 - Dec 12 5 554 000
Jul 11 - Jun 12 5 669 000

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