Daily Sun

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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 260,000 daily sales across all provinces and a readership of more than 5,000,000.[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 criticised 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
Jan - Mar 2015 265 993[6]
Jan - Mar 2014 283 216[6]
Oct - Dec 2012 322 324
Jul - Sep 2012 336 319
Apr - Jun 2012 348 265
Jan - Mar 2012 375 185

Readership figures[edit]

Estimated Readership[7][8]
Jan 12 - Dec 12 5 554 000
Jul 11 - Jun 12 5 669 000

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