A guide to South African newspapers

South Africa is well served by a robust and diverse press, with newspapers that range from hefty political reads to edgier urban dailies. Here is a comprehensive look at all the major titles in the country.

Ancient culture from the Border Cave

KZN’s Border Cave is an anthropological treasure trove which has yielded an continuous record of occupation – including the world's oldest mathematical instrument – for the last 120 000 years.
New fox species found at Malapa

Giving the next generation a chance

The South African advertising industry is buzzing with the news that McCann Johannesburg is to be the newest host of the global mentoring and development initiative Portfolio Night.
Local students in global business contest

It’s official! Table Mountain is part of the new Seven Wonders

Celebrations erupted at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront on Friday night as Table Mountain was provisionally named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three-year global race to choose the world's seven most wonderful natural sites.

Brand South Africa hosts international media

Brand South Africa recently played host to a group of international journalists, who were here to gain exposure to South African business, government and citizens, as well as experience the local culture and way of life, and learn of the latest innovations.
Driving a new vision for Africa

Press freedom in South Africa

Reporters Without Borders ranks South Africa at 38 in its 2010 Press Freedom Index. This puts the country ahead of France (44), Italy (49), and the US (99), and well within the top 50 countries said to have "genuine press freedom".

Government clarifies issues on South Africa slogan

The government has clarified issues around South Africa's proposed new country slogan, "More Than You Imagine", following media reports questioning both its development costs and its originality.
SA fields strong team at Davos 2011

Praise for new isiZulu paper

The Pan South African Language Board has applauded Sunday Times’ decision to publish versions in isiZulu to promote wider use of the country’s other official languages.
Africa's first children's newspaper

South Africa in the Washington Post

South Africa's unique mix of energy, humanity, sheer doggedness and knack for problem-solving are showcased in a six-page supplement in the prestigious Washington Post newspaper, titled South Africa Now and produced on behalf of Brand South Africa.

‘Free and united in diversity’

“It is our responsibility to break down barriers of division and create a country where there will be neither whites nor blacks, just South Africans,” President Jacob Zuma said in a speech on Freedom Day. Read the full text.


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