South Africa news

See also: News (individual African countries) and News (continent wide)

Top South African News Sites
Business Day (Johannesburg)
Cape Argus
Cape Times (Cape Town)
Citizen
City Press (Johannesburg)
Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)
Daily News (Durban)
Dispatch Online (East London)
Financial Mail (Johannesburg)
Google South Africa News
Herald (Port Elizabeth)
Ilanga (Durban)
Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)
New Age (Midrand, Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality)
News24.co
Rand Daily
Rising Sun Lenasia
SABC News
South Africa: the Good News (Bryanston)
Sowetan (Johannesburg) 
Star (Johannesburg)
Sunday Times (Johannesburg)
Sunday World (backfiles to August 2019)
Times Daily (Johannesburg)
Witness (Pietermaritzburg)
Die Burger, Beeld, and Volksblad, Vrystaat use Netwerk24

South Africa Government Media Contacts
Directory of South African TV and radio stations, newspapers, magazines, community radio stations, community newspapers, foreign media in South Africa, freelance journalists in South Africa.  [KF] 

Annotated South African newspaper list

Africa Check
"...a non-partisan organisation that exists to fact-check claims made in the public arena, impartially and fairly" Topices includes - South African strikes, asylum seekers, Malawi HIV/AIDS cure, white South Africans killed by blacks, etc., Resources for fact checking. A partner with the Univ. of Witwatersrand journalism program. New York Times article, 2013 July 24 "Nonpartisan Fact-Checking Comes to South Africa" by Rick Lyman. [KF] http://www.africacheck.org

Die Afrikaner (Pretoria)
In Afrikaans. Online edition of the print newspaper, published by the Herstigte Nasionale Party. https://www.hnp.org.za/die-afrikaner/

Barney
Closed May 31, 2001 due to lack of funding. Had "news and analysis about shares and investments, and the entrepeneurs behind some of the most popular shares on the JSE." From the publishers of Woza and the Cape Town based E-data Ltd. http://www.barney.co.za/

Die Beeld (Johannesburg)
In Afrikaans. Site for the print daily newspaper. https://www.netwerk24.com/za/beeld

Die Burger (Cape Town)
In Afrikaans. 

Business Day (Johannesburg)
Online edition of South Africa's main financial newspaper. Has stock exchange news, back issues which are keyword searchable, a Document archive will have publications such as the national budget, white papers, company announcements, has a free, for now, personalized news service, one can email questions about doing business in South Africa, there is a discussion forum, glossary of financial terms, an economic calendar of events, has audio and video files from its TV program. [KF] http://www.bdlive.co.za/

Business Report
Online edition of the print financial daily newspaper. Has company news, analyses, market reports, etc. Retrieve past issues thru a keyword search. http://www.busrep.co.za/

Cape Argus (Cape Town)
Web edition of the print Cape Town newspaper. Facts about the newspaper. The Weekend Argus appears on Saturday-Sunday. Published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. http://www.iol.co.za/capeargus

Cape Business News
Published in Cape Town, has a selection of articles and some articles from the previous 3 months. Has a business directory searchable by keyword or concept. http://www.cbn.co.za/

Cape Community Newspapers
Newspapers published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. They do not have web sites. Publications information on each is provided: Athlone News, Atlantic Sun, Constantiaberg Bulletin, False Bay Echo, Helderberg Sun, Plainsman, Sentinel News, Southern Mail, Southern Suburbs, Tatler, Tabletalk, Tygertalk, Vukani. http://www.iol.co.za/

Cape Times (Cape Town)
Online site for the print newspaper. Published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. http://www.capetimes.co.za

Channel Africa
International shortwave radio service operated by the South African Broadcasting Corp. In English, French, Portuguese, and some African languages.  Has continent wide news and the broadcast schedule. For those with sounds cards/speakers/RealPlayer you can listen to the news from Johannesburg, see SABC TV news such as the opening of the South African Parliament (transmission may not be very good), or listen to music. [KF] http://www.channelafrica.co.za/sabc/home/channelafrica

China Express (Johannesburg)
In Chinese. Site is gone. Published every Mon. Wed. and Fri., began publication in 1994. http://www.sa-cnet.com/

City Press (Johannesburg)
Online edition of the print Sunday paper aimed at an urban black readership. Nearly half the paper's readers are from Gauteng Province. "was established in 1982 as Golden City Press and was the first national Sunday newspaper aimed at the Black market." Published by RCP Media (a wholly owned subsidiary of Naspers). 

Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)
The Daily Maverick is run by an independently owned, private company with no affiliation to any other media group (or political party or religious organisation.) It is funded entirely through advertising." Includes commentary by Mmusi Maimane, Jay Naidoo, Sipho Hlongwane, Mark Heywood & others. http://dailymaverick.co.za/

Daily News (Durban)
Published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. Called Sunday Tribune for Sunday issue. http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews

Daily Sun (Johannesburg)
Daily newspaper, popular news. Reportedly has the largest circulation in South Africa. Part of Naspers / Media 24. https://www.dailysun.co.za/

Diamond Fields Advertiser
Online edition requires a paid subscription. Published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. http://diamondfieldsadvertiser.newspaperdirect.com/

Dispatch Online (East London)
Online site for the East London Daily Dispatch print newspaper. Has a keyword search through past issues. http://www.dispatch.co.za/

Financial Mail (Johannesburg)
The online edition of the well-known South African business, economic, and political weekly magazine. A subscriber option provides more information than the free site. Past issues are only open to subscribers. Published by Times Media Ltd. who also publish Business Day. http://www.fm.co.za

Gremlin
Free daily online newspaper for the Garden Route. It is updated at 8am and 2pm weekdays. http://www.thegremlin.co.za/

The Herald (Port Elizabeth)
Site for the print newspaper. Has a directory of important Port Elizabeth phone numbers. http://www.theherald.co.za/

iafrica.com
General news, business news, entertainment, classified ads, sports, entertainment news, etc. Offers a daily e-mail news service (headlines with links to stories). Partners with 702 Talk Radio, and others. Offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. http://www.iafrica.com

Ilanga (Durban)
Print KwaZulu Natal newspaper published in Zulu. The Independent Newspaper Group represents the newspaper. The paper was founded by Dr John Dube in 1903.   Les Switzer and Donna Switzer have a history of the paper.  Northwestern and Yale universities have newsprint subscriptions. http://www.ilanganews.co.za/

Independent Online
Current news from the Cape Argus, Cape Times, Star, Business Report and other Independent News & Media owned sources. http://www.iol.co.za/

Isolezwe
In Zulu. http://www.isolezwe.co.za/

Letaba Herald
Online issues are in PDF format. Also on the web site are the Palabora Herald and Mopani News. Has a search engine. Pubished by Lumedia Newspaper Group. Based in Tzaneen, Northern Province, South Africa. http://www.herald.co.za/

Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)
South African, African and world news, business, sport and entertainment. Requires a subscription for most content. Free content is from the SAPA (South Afican Press Assoc.). http://www.mg.co.za/

Mercury (Durban)
Online edition of the print morning newspaper published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. Formerly Natal Mercury. http://www.themercury.co.za

Mopani News
Online issues are in PDF format. Also on the web site are the Letaba Herald, and Palabora Herald. Has a search engine. Pubished by Lumedia Newspaper Group. Based in Tzaneen, Northern Province, South Africa. http://www.herald.co.za/

News24.com
Online news from major South African newspapers and South African community newspapers. In depth and special reports. From Media24 Limited, NASPERS Centre, Cape Town. http://www.news24.com/

Paarl Post (Paarl)
In Afrikaans and English. Weekly newspaper for the communities of Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek and environs. Has past issues from two years back. "It has the second largest paid circulation among weekly community newspapers in the country." First published on 14 January 1905. http://www.paarlpost.com/

Palabora Herald
Online issues are in PDF format. Also on the web site are the Letaba Herald, and Mopani News. Has a search engine. Pubished by Lumedia Newspaper Group. Based in Tzaneen, Northern Province, South Africa. http://www.herald.co.za/

The Post (Durban)
Online site for the print newspaper whose audience is mainly the Indian community. Published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. http://www.thepost.co.za

Pretoria News (Pretoria)
Daily print newspaper published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. http://www.pretorianews.co.za

al-Qalam
"Al-Qalam “The Pen”, is Southern Africa’s leading Muslim newspaper"  http://alqalam.co.za/

Rapport (Johannesburg)
Weekly print newspaper. http://www.news24.com/Rapport/Home/

ReKord (Pretoria)
In English and Afrikaans. Online site for the print newspaper. http://www.rekord.co.za/

Southscan (London)
Subscription required to read articles. E version of the respected print bulletin of Southern African affairs. Has the table of contents for issues from 1994+. http://www.gn.apc.org/southscan/

Sowetan (Johannesburg)
Current news, business, sports, etc. Site for the print daily newspaper. http://www.sowetan.co.za/

Star (Johannesburg)
Online edition for the print daily newspaper published by the Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. http://www.thestar.co.za

Sunday Independent (Johannesburg)
Weekly print newspaper published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. See also the Independent on Saturday. http://www.sundayindependent.co.za/

Sunday Times (Johannesburg)
Online site for the print newspaper, the Sunday edition of Business Times. Has a feature "Labour Guides" and labour relations information http://www.suntimes.co.za or http://www.sundaytimes.co.za/

Sunday Tribune (Durban)
No news on site; brochure type information. Weekly print newspaper serving KwaZulu-Natal. Published by Independent News and Media (South Africa) Limited. See also the Daily News (Durban). http://www.iol.co.za/

Volksblad
http://www.news24.co.za/Die_Volksblad/Home/0,4215,,00.html

Witness (Pietermaritzburg)
Online edition of the print daily newspaper. Formerly called the Natal Witness. http://www.witness.co.za/

Woza News
Closed May 31, 2001 due to lack of funding. Had South African business and political news. Was an online-only news source run by Kevin Davie, former editor of Business Times. http://www.woza.co.za/news/

ZA News
Closed site. Satirical video news broadcast on South Africa. http://www.zanews.co.za

 

Newspapers - historical

Switzer, Les and Donna Switzer - The Black Press in South Africa and Lesotho: a descriptive bibliographic guide of African, Coloured and Indian newspapers, newsletters and magazines 1836-1976

 Full text on-line of the guide (G.K. Hall & Co. Boston, MA. 1979). 327 pages in PDF. Extensive history of the Black Press in South Africa and Lesotho. Lists publications from political parties, trade unions, pressure groups. Descriptions for each title. From the International Coalition on Newspapers (ICON) and the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, Illinois. http://blackpressresearchcollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/BlackPressinSouthAfricaLesoto.pdf

To locate selected holdings of current South African print newspapers in the U.S., use the African Newspapers Union List, AFRINUL, database hosted by the Cooperative Africana Microform Project at the Center for Research Libraries (Chicago).

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