South African news websites

first_imgSouth 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.Read more: The press in South Africa News24Media24’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.Website: www.news24.comTwitter: @News24  Independent OnlineThe Independent Newspaper group’s news portal. Full local and international news, plus sections on business, sport, property, careers, technology, travel and more.Website: @IOL Mail & Guardian OnlineOne of the first news sites on the continent, this daily ‘pan-African newspaper’ is the companion for the weekly Mail & Guardian newspaper. Updated 24/7 with local, business and sports news. Features all the M&G’s insight and analysis. Discounted digital subscriptions.Website: @mailandguardian Business DayMore than just business news here – the newspaper’s site provides local, world and sports updates, as well online financial calculators and personalised listings of JSE share prices. Limited free access. Mobile and table access, e-papers, and BD Live apps available to subscribers only.Website: @BDlive Times LIVEThe Times, a daily sister publication to the Sunday Times, aims to blur the line between print and electronic media, serving up news, business and sport as well as blogs, podcasts and video.Website: @timesLIVE City Press City Press describes itself as “the most quoted newspaper in South Africa”. The website is updated regularly. News, sports and business news as well as interesting columnists.Website: @City_Press Beeld, Die Burger and Die VolksbladFalling under the Naspers brand, these three Afrikaans newspaper sites have a digital- first strategy, which means they break news online – but charge a fee for it. Some free access, but digital subscriptions (tablet edition and full internet access) available.Website:,, and www.volksblad.comTwitter: @Die_Burger, @Beeld_Nuus SABCNewsNews site of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Specialises in breaking news from South Africa and the world, with links to audio and video bulletins.Website: @SABCNewsOnline The New AgeSite of South Africa’s newest national daily newspaper, which promises to focus on “the positive side of news”. Besides national and international news, provides news from each of South Africa’s nine provinces.Website: @The_New_Age Daily MaverickIndependent online news site, offering quality analysis and opinion. Free, with registration required for some sections.Website: @dailymaverick ITWebExcellent, comprehensive, fast updating internet and business technology news and information site.Website: @ITWebBusiness news Fin24Media24’s business site contains breaking news, the latest financial indicators, company results and more.Website: www.fin24.comTwitter: @Fin24 Business ReportIndependent Newspapers’ business site provides the top stories and features covering media, marketing and IT.Website: @busrepNetAssetsPersonal finance site pulling material from the Avusa stable (Business Day, Financial Mail, Sunday Times, and Summit). Updated regularly, providing the latest news, market reports, investment advice and a variety of handy online tools.Website: MoneywebIndependent investment information, news, features, analysis and resources.Website: @Moneyweb Financial MailOnline home of one of South Africa’s leading weekly financial publications, owned by Avusa.Website: @FinancialMailSAinfo reporterReviewed: 5 July 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img