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South African
News Directories

Top South African Newspaper Sites
Business Day (Johannesburg)
Cape Argus
Cape Times (Cape Town)
City Press (Johannesburg)
Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)
Daily News (Durban)
Dispatch Online (East London)
Financial Mail (Johannesburg)
Herald (Port Elizabeth)
Google South Africa News
Lenasia Watch
Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)
News24.com
South Africa: the Good News (Bryanston)
Sowetan (Johannesburg)
Star (Johannesburg)
Sunday Times (Johannesburg)
Sunday Independent (Johannesburg)
Times (Johannesburg)
Witness (Pietermaritzburg)
Die Beeld, Die Burger, Rapport, Volksblad
Yahoo South Africa News
ZA News

See Breaking News for continent-wide news from sources outside of South Africa.

Full 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. http://www.dieafrikaner.co.za/site/index.php
 
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. http://www.news24.co.za/Beeld/Home/0,4125,,00.html
Die Burger (Cape Town)
In Afrikaans. http://www.news24.co.za/Die_Burger/Home/0,4138,,00.html
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.bday.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.org/portal/site
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). http://www.news24.co.za/City_Press/Home/
Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)
"free registration is required for a small subset of functions and pages. 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 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
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. A history of the paper includes images of the first issue. Northwestern and Yale universities have newsprint subscriptions. http://www.ilanganews.co.za/
Independent on Saturday
http://www.tios.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/
Indicator (Lenasia)
Site for the print newspaper with a focus on the South African Indian community. http://www.lenzinfo.org.za/
Indymedia South Africa
"The IndyMedia South Africa is a non-commercial, democratic collective of bay area independent media makers and media outlets, and serves as the local organizing unit of the global Indymedia network." http://southafrica.indymedia.org/
Isolezwe
In Zulu. http://www.isolezwe.co.za/
Lenasia Watch (Johannesburg)
On-line news about the suburb of Lenasia in Gauteng Province, South Africa. News, events, businesses, etc. The majority population is of Indian / South Asian descent. http://lenzwatch.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 (Durban)
Online edition of the print South African monthly newspaper of the Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa Table of contents of latest issue. Articles from past issues online. Has a penpals section. http://786.co.za/al-qalam/
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/
Society News (Pretoria)
Pretoria community newspaper. News, art and culture, sports, local events, entertainment, links to related sites, etc. http://www.societynews.co.za/
South Africa Independent Media Center. IndyMedia - South Africa
Alternative news on South Africa and other world news. Opposes capitalist globalisation. Individiuals can contribute news stories, photographs, audio, video. Receive weekly headlines by email. Part of the Independent Media Center Network originated in Seattle, Washington. http://www.southafrica.indymedia.org/
South Africa Times U.K. (London)
Web site for the print newspaper on South Africa and South Africans in the U.K. Links to sites of interest to South Africans, Australians in the U.K., advice for South Africans moving to the U.K. http://www.southafricatimes.co.uk/
South African Press Association, SAPA
Access requires a subscription. http://www.sapa.org.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
[Star] Saturday Star (Johannesburg)
Online site of the print newspaper published by the Independent News and Media Group. http://www.iol.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
Satirical video news broadcast on South Africa. http://www.zanews.co.za

 

News Directories

South Africa. Government Communication & Information System - 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. http://www.gcis.gov.za/gcis/directory.jsp?dir=11

University of Cape Town Libraries
Extensive directory of South African online newspapers. http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/index.php?html=/2004/info/newspapers.htm&libid=88


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://icon.crl.edu/guides/Switzer.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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