List of newspapers in South Africa

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This is a list of newspapers in South Africa.

In 2013, there were 22 daily and 25 weekly major urban newspapers in South Africa, most published in English.[1] According to a survey of the South African Audience Research Foundation, about 50% of the South African adult population are newspaper readers and 48% are magazine readers.[2] Print media accounts for about 19.3% of the R34.4bn of advertising money spent in the country.

Newspapers by circulation[edit]

Newspaper Publisher Language Circulation (Q2 2013)[3]
Sunday Times Times Media Group English 368,974
Daily Sun Media24 English 287,222
Rapport Media24 Afrikaans 192,293
Sunday Sun Media24 English 170,843
Sunday World Times Media Group English 123,515
City Press Media24 English 119,959
Isolezwe INMSA Zulu 110,753
Ilanga Independent Zulu 107,102
The Sowetan Times Media Group English 95,068
Die Son (Daily) Media24 Afrikaans 91,735
Isolezwe ngeSonto INMSA Zulu 91,359
The Star INMSA English 80,303
Isolezwe ngoMgqibelo INMSA Zulu 79,874
Die Burger Saturday Media24 Afrikaans 72,788
Sunday Tribune INMSA English 70,312
The Saturday Star INMSA English 63,844
Beeld Daily Media24 Afrikaans 63,016
Beeld Saturday Media24 Afrikaans 59,317
Ilanga Langesonto Independent Zulu 59,152
Die Burger Daily Media24 Afrikaans 57,696
Weekend Argus INMSA English 55,731
Son op Sondag Media24 Afrikaans 54,367
The Times Times Media Group English 50,236
The Citizen (Daily) Caxton English 49,731
Independent on Saturday INMSA English 41,645
Mail & Guardian Independent English 41,116
Sondag Media24 Afrikaans 32,867
Cape Times INMSA English 32,428
Sunday Independent INMSA English 30,842
Cape Argus INMSA English 30,310
Daily News INMSA English 29,385
The Mercury INMSA English 28,396
The Citizen (Saturday) Caxton English 28,145
Business Day Times Media Group English 26,300
Daily Dispatch Times Media Group English 25,748
The Herald Times Media Group English 20,962
Weekend Post Times Media Group English 20,778
Saturday Dispatch Times Media Group English 20,117
Volksblad - Daily Media24 Afrikaans 19,949
Weekend Witness Media24 English 19,035
Volksblad - Saturday Media24 Afrikaans 17,988
The Witness Media24 English 17,151
Pretoria News INMSA English 14,393
Pretoria News Saturday INMSA English 8,814
Diamond Fields Advertiser INMSA English 8,066

Newspapers by province[edit]

National[edit]

Eastern Cape[edit]

Free state[edit]

Northern Cape[edit]

Postmasburg Register

Gauteng[edit]

Mpumalanga[edit]

KwaZulu-Natal[edit]

Western Cape[edit]

Student[edit]

Online only[edit]

Regional Papers[edit]

These newspapers only serve small regions, towns, communities within larger cities or have a small circulation.

  • Alberton Record
  • Alex News (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Atlantic Sun
  • Barberton Times
  • Bay Watch
  • Bedford / Edenvale News
  • Benoni City Times
  • Berea Mail
  • Bloemnuus
  • Boksburg Advertiser
  • Bolander
  • Bosvelder
  • Brakpan Herald
  • Breede.com
  • Brits Pos
  • Capricorn Voice
  • City Vision (Western Cape)
  • Cosmos Gazette
  • Daller
  • Die Courant
  • Echo
  • Eikestad Nuus
  • eShowe Watch (Mtunzini, Amatigulu, Gingindlovu, eShowe, Ntumeni, Nkwaleni, Melmoth and Ulundi)
  • Estcourt & Midlands News
  • Forum
  • Fourways Review (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Freegig (Die Courant)
  • Gemsbok
  • Germiston City News
  • Grocott's Mail
  • DistrictMail
  • Helderberg Gazette
  • Hermanus Times
  • Highlands Herald
  • Highveld Voice
  • Highway Mail
  • Kasi News (Pretoria townships of Mamelodi, Atteridgeville, Soshanguve, Mabopane, Garankuwa and surroundings)
  • Kempton Express
  • Klerksdorp Record
  • Kroonnuus
  • Krugersdorp News
  • Kuruman Bulletin
  • Ladysmith Gazette
  • Leisure Options
  • Lenasia Times
  • Letaba Herald
  • Lowvelder
  • Maluti
  • Masilonyana News (Motheo and Lejweleputswa districts in Free State)
  • MetroBurger
  • Middelburg Observer
  • Midrand Reporter (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Mid South Coast Mail
  • Moutse News (Dennilton, Marble Hall, Groblersdal, Kwagga, Kwa-Mhlanga, Siyabuswa, Motetema, Tafelkop and surroundings)
  • Mpumalanga News
  • Newcastle Advertiser
  • Newcastle Express
  • Newcastle Sun
  • Newcastle (The Times of)
  • Noordwester
  • Noordkaap
  • Northcliff / Melville Times (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • North Eastern Tribune (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Northglen News
  • Ons Stad
  • Overberg Venster
  • Paarl Post
  • People's Post
  • Phalaborwa Pretoria Record
  • Queensburg News
  • Randburg Sun North (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Randburg Sun South (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Randfontein Herald
  • Ridge Times
  • Roodepoort Record
  • Rosebank Killarney Gazette (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Rustenburg Herald
  • Sandton Chronicle (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • South Coast Herald
  • South Coast Sun
  • Southern Courier
  • Southern Echo Lenasia
  • Southern Suburbs Tatler
  • Standerton Advertiser
  • Steelburger
  • Streeknuus
  • Swartlander
  • tame TIMES
  • Tembisan
  • Tempo (formerly Swartland & Weskus Herald)
  • The Hilltop
  • The Mail
  • Thisability
  • Times of Newcastle
  • TygerBurger (Tygerberg area and surrounding Northern Suburbs of Cape Town)[12]
  • Tygertalk[13]
  • Umlozi Wezindaba
  • Vista
  • Vryheid Herald
  • Vrystaat
  • Weslander
  • Witbank News
  • Zululand North Watch
  • Zululand Observer

Defunct[edit]

These newspapers are no longer published.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The press in South Africa". SouthAfrica.info. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "SA’s newspapers ‘under pressure’ as circulation drops". BDlive. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "SA's media: The old is dying, the new is struggling to be born". Politicsweb.co.za. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "SAARF AMPS". Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Soccer Laduma Website". Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sondag Website". Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Sports Eye Website". Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Citizen launches Super Saturday Citizen". Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Spotlight News Website". Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Vuvuzela Website". 
  11. ^ "NWU, Potchefstroomkampus: Studentelewe: Wapad-studentekoerant". Puk.ac.za. 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  12. ^ http://www.tygerburger.co.za/about-us
  13. ^ http://www.theinc.co.za/publication_info.php?paper_ID=67

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