South African news websites
You'll never be left in the dark in this part of Africa. South Africa boasts a free, robust and flourishing press – and it's not restricted to print. All the major media operators in the country, and plenty of smaller ones besides, have a healthy presence in cyberspace. Here's a quick guide to the main sites.
- For a rundown of South Africa's newspapers, click here.
The Independent Newspaper group's news portal. Full local and international news, plus sections on business, sport, property, careers, technology, travel and more.
Media24's online news portal, in partnership with several newspapers such as Beeld, Die Burger, City Press and Rapport. Full local and international news, plus sections on business, sport, science, motoring and more.
Mail & Guardian Online
One of the first news sites in Africa, this web companion for the weekly Mail & Guardian newspaper is updated daily with local, business and sports news, and features all the M&G's insight and analysis, as well as links to The Teacher (the newspaper of the teaching profession), and more.
More than just business news here – the newspaper's site provides local, world & sports updates, as well online financial calculators and personalised listings of JSE share prices via e-mail.
The Times, sister publication to South Africa's best-selling Sunday paper, the Sunday Times, aims to blur the line between print and electronic media, serving up not only news, business and sport, but blogs, podcasts and plenty of video.
Die Burger's site updates breaking news throughout the day – the only Afrikaans news site currently doing this. A comprehensive local and international news portal, with all the sections, specials, features and interactivity we've come to expect from South African news sites.
News site of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Specialises in breaking news from South Africa and the world, with links to audio and video bulletins.
The New Age
Site of South Africa's newest national daily newspaper, which has promised objective coverage despite its owners' close ties to the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Besides national and international news, aims to provide news specific to each of South Africa's nine provinces.
Independent Newspapers' business site provides the top stories and features covering media, marketing and IT.
Media24's business site contains breaking news, the latest financial indicators, company results and more.
Personal finance site pulling material from the Avusa stable (Business Day, Financial Mail, Sunday Times. Updated regularly, providing the latest news, market reports, investment advice and a variety of handy online tools.
Independent investment information, news, features, analysis and resources.
Online home of one of South Africa's leading weekly financial publications, owned by Avusa.
Excellent, comprehensive, fast updating internet and business technology news and information site.
Advertising, marketing and media news site.
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