100+ Newspapers In South Africa

South Africa has a very robust Newspaper and magazine industry with analysts estimating about 280 locally published titles available; it is also estimated that the industry’s annual turnover in 1998 was about R 1.7 billion, this gives you an idea of how huge this industry is. The present newspaper industry in South Africa is in a relatively healthy state. According to a South African Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) survey in 1996, there were 36 daily and weekly urban newspapers in South Africa — 29 in English, four in Afrikaans, two in Zulu and one in Xhosa.

Just recently in 2013, it was discovered that there are 22 daily and 25 weekly major urban newspapers in South Africa, it was also discovered that most of these South African newspapers are published in English with about 400 regional and community newspapers mostly delivered free of charge, there are also a wide range of general and specialized news websites in South Africa that are of international standard on a par with their counterparts in Europe and United States.

According to the South African Advertising Research Foundation’s All Media Products Survey (Amps) 2012, about 10.5-million, South Africans read the urban dailies, with around 17.5-million people – or 50% of South Africans over the age of 15 – reading newspapers. In this article, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the lesser known but established Newspapers in South Africa, we initially published an article on Newspapers in SA for current South African News

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Newspapers in South Africa – A Comprehensive List

  • Alberton Record
  • Alex News (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Atlantic Sun
  • Barberton Times
  • Bay Watch
  • Bedford / Edenvale News
  • Benoni City Times
  • Berea Mail
  • Bloemnuus
  • Boksburg Advertiser
  • Bosvelder
  • Brakpan Herald
  • Breede.com
  • Brits Pos
  • Capricorn Voice
  • City Vision (Western Cape)
  • Cosmos Gazette
  • Dallar
  • Mpumalanga News
  • Newcastle Advertiser
  • Newcastle Express
  • Newcastle Sun
  • Newcastle (The Times of)
  • Noordwester
  • Noordkaap
  • Northcliff / Melville Times (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • North Eastern Tribune (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Northglen News
  • Ons Stad
  • Overberg Venster
  • Paarl Post
  • People’s Post
  • Phalaborwa Pretoria Record
  • Queensburg News
  • Randburg Sun North (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Randburg Sun South (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Randfontein Herald
  • Ridge Times
  • Roodepoort Record
  • Rosebank Killarney Gazette (Johannesburg North community newspaper
  • die courant
  • Echo
  • Eikestad Nuus
  • eShowe Watch (Mtunzini, Amatigulu, Gingindlovu, eShowe, Ntumeni, Nkwaleni, Melmoth and Ulundi)
  • Estcourt & Midlands News

  • Forum
  • Fourways Review (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Freegig (die courant)
  • Gemsbok
  • Germiston City News
  • Grocott’s Mail
  • DistrictMail Helderberg
  • Hermanus Times
  • Highlands Herald
  • Highveld Voice
  • Highway Mail
  • Kasi News (Pretoria townships of Mamelodi, Atteridgeville, Soshanguve, Mabopane, Garankuwa and surroundings)
  • Kempton Express
  • Klerksdorp Record
  • Kroonnuus
  • Krugersdorp News
  • Kuruman Bulletin
  • Ladysmith Gazette
  • Leisure Options
  • Letaba Herald
  • Lowvelder
  • Maluti
  • Masilonyana News (Motheo and Lejweleputswa districts in Free State)
  • MetroBurger
  • Middelburg Observer
  • Midrand Reporter (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • Mid South Coast Mail
  • Moutse News (Dennilton, Marble Hall, Groblersdal, Kwagga, Kwa-Mhlanga, Siyabuswa, Motetema, Tafelkop and surroundings
  • Rustenburg Herald
  • Sandton Chronicle (Johannesburg North community newspaper)
  • South Coast Herald
  • South Coast Sun
  • Southern Courier
  • Southern Echo Lenasia
  • Southern Suburbs Tatler
  • Standerton Advertiser
  • Steelburger
  • Streeknuus
  • Swartlander
  • tame TIMES
  • Tembisan
  • Tempo (formerly Swartland & Weskus Herald)
  • The Hilltop
  • The Mail
  • Thisability
  • Times of Newcastle
  • TygerBurger (Tygerberg area and surrounding Northern Suburbs of Cape Town)
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  • Tygertalk
  • Umlozi Wezindaba
  • Vista
  • Vryheid Herald
  • Vrystaat
  • Weslander
  • Witbank News
  • Zululand North Watch
  • Zululand Observer

National Newspapers in South Africa

  • Beeld
  • Naweek Beeld[1]
  • Business Day
  • City Press
  • Daily Sun
  • KwelaXpress
  • Mail & Guardian
  • The New Age
  • Rapport
  • Soccer Laduma
  • Sondag (6 of 9 provinces)
  • The Sowetan
  • Sunday Independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Sunday Sun
  • Sunday World
  • The Teacher
  • Vuk’uzenzele
  • The Zimbabwean

Student Newpapers in South Africa

  • Activate – Rhodes University
  • The Conduit – Durban University of Technology
  • Irawa – University of the Free State
  • Die Matie – University of Stellenbosch
  • Nux – University of KwaZulu Natal
  • The Oppidan Press – Rhodes University
  • Perdeby – University of Pretoria
  • Varsity – University of Cape Town
  • Vuvuzela – University of the Witwatersrand
  • Wapad – North-West University
  • UJ Observer – University of Johannesburg

KwaZulu-Natal Newspapers in South Africa

  • The Daily News
  • Ilanga
  • Ilanga langeSonto
  • The Independent on Saturday
  • Isolezwe
  • Isolezwe ngoMgqibelo
  • Isolezwe ngeSonto
  • The Mercury
  • Post
  • Sunday Tribune
  • UmAfrika
  • Weekend Witness
  • The Witness

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 Western Cape Newspapers

  • Die Burger
  • Die Burger Saterdag
  • Cape Argus
  • Cape Times
  • Daily Voice
  • Die Son
  • Son op Sondag
  • Vukani
  • Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition)
  • Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition)

Gauteng Newspapers in South Africa

  • The Citizen
  • Super Saturday Citizen
  • The Joburg Times
  • The Jozi Chronicle
  • Pretoria News
  • Pretoria News Weekend
  • The Saturday Star
  • Spotlight News (Gauteng Provincial Monthly Newspaper)
  • The Star
  • tame TIMES
  • The Times

Eastern Cape Newspapers in South Africa

  • Daily Dispatch
  • The Herald
  • Saturday Dispatch
  • Weekend Post

 Free state Newspapers in South Africa

  • Arts Ya Rona
  • Indigo mag
  • The Sports Eye
  • Volksblad
  • Saterdag Volksblad

Online only South African Newspapers

  • Daily Maverick
  • MyArts
  • South Africa: The Good News
  • SAMediaCompany
  • The Con
  • News Everyday: www.newseveryday.co.za – Online Community Newspaper –
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