The Star is a daily newspaper based in Gauteng, South Africa. It one of the titles under the Independent News & Media South Africa group recenly acquired by Sekunjalo Media Consortium led by founder and chairman Dr Iqbal Survé . . It was owned by Independent News & Media The newspaper employed three members of the Bang-Bang Club. It employed Kevin Carter as a staff photographer in 1984.Ken Oosterbroek worked for the paper before being appointed its chief photographer in August 1991. He hired Joao Silva shortly afterwards.
The Star newspaper appeared for the first time in Johannesburg as The Eastern Star. It was founded in Grahamstown under that title on 6 January 1871, and was moved to the Witwatersrand sixteen years later by its owners, brothers Thomas and George Sheffield. In 1889, the name Eastern Star was changed to the one currently in use.