South Africa Epapers

South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces and has 2,798 kilometres of coastline. South Africa is ranked as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank. The media of South Africa has a large mass media sector and is one of Africa's major media centres. The first privately owned newspaper, the SA Commercial Advertiser was published in 1824, with Thomas Pringle and John Fairbairn as editors. The first Dutch language newspaper, De Zuid Afrikaan, was published in 1830, the first African language newspaper, Umshumayeli Wendaba, in 1837 and the first Afrikaans language newspaper, Die Afrikaanse Patriot, in 1876. The current newspaper industry is in a fairly healthy state. According to a South African Audit Bureau of Circulation There are also a large number of free local and community newspapers in several different languages. An estimated 1.3 million newspapers are sold in South Africa daily survey in 1996, there were 36 daily and weekly urban newspapers in the country — 29 in English, four in Afrikaans, two in Zulu and one in Xhosa.