City Press (South Africa)
|Type||South African news brand|
|Founded||1982 (as Golden City Press)|
1983 (renamed City Press)
|Headquarters||Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa|
City Press is a South African news brand that publishes on multiple platforms. Its flagship print edition is distributed nationally on Sunday, and it has a daily newsletter, online platform, and other social media platforms. These include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The publication also runs a daily morning newsletter called On a Point of Order, a play on the South African Parliament scene, which frequently sees members of Parliament rising "on a point of order" to protest against something that somebody has said.
History and operations
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.
The editor in chief of the City Press news brand is Mondli Makhanya. He has been at the helm of the news brand since 1 August 2016. Prior to Makhanya, the news brand was edited by Ferial Haffajee, who joined City Press on 1 July 2009.
It counts among its ranks of former editors Khathu Mamaila., Mathatha Tsedu and Len Kalane, who wrote a book about his experiences as editor of City Press - The Chapter We Wrote: The City Press Story.
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).
|October - December 2012||126 400|
|July - September 2012||135 148|
|April - June 2012||146 054|
|January - March 2012||163 705|
|January – December 2012||1 757 000|
|July 2011 – June 2012||1 863 000|
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- Audit Bureau of Circulations (S.A)
- SAARF AMPS (Previous Presentations)
- SAARF AMPS (Industry Presentations)
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