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South African Newspapers

Cape Times      [ New Window ]

In 1876 the first edition of the Cape Times was published under the editorship of Frederick York St Leger. It grew under a succession of remarkable editors into a commercial success, but was best known for its fearless commitment to fighting for the ordinary man and against human rights abuses.        [ New Window ]
South Africa has 20 daily and 13 weekly newspapers, most in English. Some 14.5-million South Africans buy the urban dailies, while community newspapers have a circulation of 5.5-million. There is also a range of general and specialised news websites which, in terms of the speed and breadth of their coverage, are on a par with the best in the world.

South Africa has always had a courageous and opinionated press. For over 40 years the apartheid state tried to gag the country's newspapers, using legislation, harassment and imprisonment, culminating in the late-1980s States of Emergency. Through all of this, SA's press continued to report on all the news they could.

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Use this directory to find South African newspapers for information on local issues, politics, events, celebrations, people and business. Looking for accommodation, shopping, bargains and weather then this is the place to start. Information about holidays, vacations, resorts, real estate and property together with finance, stock market and investments reports; also look for theater, movies, culture, entertainment, activities and events all covered in South African newspapers.


South Africa Newspaper List of cities with some of the national, business or regional South African newspapers listed separately.