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Media freedom - consider the cost of silenceAn independent media is vital to the lifeblood of a democracy - even if the truth hurts, observes Dr Iqbal Survé, chairperson of Independent Media and Sekunjalo Investment Holdings  30 Jun 2020 Read More

Independent Media rejects Mayor Plato's claims of fear-mongering and fake news by Weekend ArgusIndependent Media confirms it has read the statement issued by Alderman Dan Plato, the executive mayor of the City of Cape Town, in response to an article that appeared on the front page of the Weekend Argus on Saturday, 2 May 2020. 5 May 2020 Read More

Lift hearts and voices and unite in song on Freedom DayMonday, 27 April 2020 marks Freedom Day in South Africa, a day, which commemorates the country's break from its apartheid past and heralded the dawn of democracy. 24 Apr 2020 Read More

Heroes don't wear capes, they wear masksIndependent Media has today launched a timely and important awareness campaign to aid in the continued efforts to help flatten the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. 8 Apr 2020 Read More

Independent Media and African News Agency announce measures to counter impact of #Covid-19We would like to begin with a public vote of thanks to our editorial teams and support staff who are working painstakingly to continue to bring news to our loyal readers and subscribers and often at risk to themselves. This is as a result of the spread of Covid-19 and the ensuing national lockdown period to contain it. 6 Apr 2020 Read More

Statement from Sekunjalo Investment HoldingsPIC Report-Sekunjalo: No adverse findings against Sekunjalo, Dr Iqbal Survé or any company that Sekunjalo has invested in. 24 Mar 2020 Read More

Covid-19: African News Agency launches free public info portalTo combat the spread of misinformation, fake news and downright dangerous data pertaining to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the African News Agency (ANA) has launched a dedicated content portal to provide a credible and verified source of news and information. The portal will be made open to the public and is free of charge. 20 Mar 2020 Read More

Heavyweight speaker lineup at Fast Company symposiumThe inaugural Fast Company Most Innovative Company Symposium was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre 2 (CTICC) on 5 March 2020. The event will bring together innovators, academics, tomorrow's pioneers and today's business leaders for a lively and interactive day of knowledge sharing and debate to address how technology and innovation can shape our connected future. 4 Mar 2020 Read More

Iqbal Survé's Sekunjalo will not be deterred from investing in the mediaSekunjalo Investment Holdings would like to inform media corporations operating in South Africa, their journalists, the business community at large and the citizens of South Africa that it will not be deterred from investing monies into media outlets in the country. 24 Feb 2020 Read More

Fast Company SA's Most Innovative Companies Awards launchedNominations open to find South Africa's top 25 most innovative organisations 23 Jan 2020 Read More

Fast Company magazine announces a new editor-in-chiefFast Company magazine (South Africa), has announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief. He succeeds Zainab Slemang van Rijmenant, who has been acting in the position since the end of 2018. 22 Jan 2020 Read More

African News Agency appoints new CEOThe African News Agency has announced the appointment of Vasantha Angamuthu as its chief executive officer. 15 Jan 2020 Read More

More moves at Independent MediaAneez Salie appointed to the board; New editors - Jade Otto and Nontando Mposo 17 Dec 2019 Read More

Media moves - New editorial appointments at Independent MediaIndependent Media is pleased to announce several key editorial appointments, which will come into immediate effect. 2 Dec 2019 Read More

Winners of the 2019 SADC Top 100 Young Leaders announcedThe Young Independents (TYI) announced the winners of the 2019 SADC Top 100 Young Leaders. 28 Nov 2019 Read More

Sekunjalo Independent Media dismisses PIC's frivolous application for liquidationSekunjalo Independent Media (SIM) has received an application for its liquidation from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). The respondents cited in the application are SIM and Dr Iqbal Survé. 13 Nov 2019 Read More

Independent Media journalists scoop KZN Vodacom awardsIndependent journalists walked away with top honours in the provincial Vodacom Journalism awards held in Bel Punto restaurant in Umdloti on Thursday. Tanya Waterworth, chief reporter at the Independent on Saturday won the finance and economics category, Chris Ndaliso chief reporter at the Daily News scooped the award for politics, Saturday Star environmental reporter and news editor Sheree Bega won an award under northern region CSI/Sustainability category, while Independent lensman Motshwari Mofokeng won the photographic award. 11 Nov 2019 Read More

Editorial appointments for the Sunday IndependentThe Sunday Independent, a national broadsheet owned by Independent Media, has appointed Zingisa Mkhuma who was its Acting Editor, as Editor. Joining her team is Piet Rampedi, who will assume the role of assistant editor. In making the announcement on behalf of the Group, Takudzwa Hove, Group CFO and COO said the appointments strengthen the publications teams and will better position the title in its pursuit to provide quality news and content offerings on Sundays. 5 Nov 2019 Read More

Isolezwe raises the barIsolezwe, the country's third-largest daily newspaper by circulation, is maintaining its trendsetter status in the vernacular market. The Zulu publication set a record and raised the bar in the digital publishing space by reaching 547,000 users on its website ( and four million page views in September. 4 Nov 2019 Read More

Dr Iqbal Survé receives International Friendship AwardBusinessman and chairman of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (The Sekunjalo Group), Dr Iqbal Survé, today received the prestigious International Friendship Award at a ceremony held at the IESE Business School in Madrid, Spain. 31 Oct 2019 Read More

Sekunjalo rejects that it owes the PIC any moniesSekunjalo Investment Holdings and The Sekunjalo Group reject with contempt the suggestion by acting executive head of Legal Counsel, Governance and Compliance, Ms Lindiwe Dlamini, that it owes the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) any monies whatsoever. Sekunjalo has zero exposure to the PIC. 17 Oct 2019 Read More

The 2019 Top Companies South Africa - Reputation index methodology unpackedIn a world of social media and online customer review sites, reputation management is more difficult than ever. The convenience of the digital age has given a voice to more customers, evident from the daily comments left on webpages such as Hello Peter and Trip Advisor. Managing business reputation is crucial as many customers rely on reviews from their peers before making a purchase. 9 Oct 2019 Read More

IOL Lifestyle journalist scoops two Diageo RDMA awardsCongratulations to IOL Lifestyle multimedia journalist Marchelle Abrahams who scooped two awards at the 9th Diageo Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs) - Best Newspaper (Commercial) and Best Online for her article: "Solace at the bottom of a bottle" in The Mercury and IOL. The article tells the story of Judy who struggles with alcoholism. It also paints an alarming picture of the growing number of South African women who are becoming prone to alcohol dependency. 9 Oct 2019 Read More

Celebrating an all-African heritage this Heritage DayIndependent Media launches a timely campaign that acknowledges the role Africans played in South Africa's liberation as a reminder of how the country's 'heritage' was achieved. 23 Sep 2019 Read More

#MYPROMISEIndependent Media launches powerful and moving manifesto for men to speak ALOUD a promise to the women and children of South Africa that they will work together to make it a better place - for everyone. 10 Sep 2019 Read More

National High Schools Quiz finalsIt's that time of the year when the winning teams of the high schools' quiz from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban prepare to battle it out for the 2019 National High Schools Quiz trophy. Sponsored by The IIE's Varsity College, this year's winning team will walk away with R20,000 for their school, R5,000 for each team member and teacher, a tablet for each team member and certificates. 8 Sep 2019 Read More

Independent Media's circulation figures were not inflatedIndependent Media (Independent) has found it sadly necessary to correct the erroneous reporting carried by TimesLive, BizNews and The Media Online, regarding the recent ABC adjustment of Independent Media's circulation figures. 23 Jul 2019 Read More

Independent Media condemns harassment, intimidation and attacks on its journalistsIndependent Media condemns, in the strongest terms, the harassment, intimidation and attacks on some of its journalists over the past few days. 15 Jul 2019 Read More

Independent Media KZN editorial announcementWe are pleased to announce that Aakash Bramdeo returns to Post newspaper as Editor from 1 July. Bramdeo, the current editor of the Sunday Tribune, has great plans to ensure that Post remains a jewel in the Independent KZN crown. 8 Jul 2019 Read More

New $1bn Belt and Road Africa Fund to focus on investments in AfricaSekunjalo chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé, is set to head up a $1bn (R14bn) Belt and Road Africa Fund that was announced on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) Summer Davos Meeting, which is underway in Dalian, China. 5 Jul 2019 Read More

Transformation is about meaningful change at all levels of an organisationTransformation of the media in South Africa is much more than just a change in ownership. It is about making real and meaningful change at all levels of the organisation in order to bring about lasting impact and a truly democratic press where everyone is included in the narrative. 3 Jul 2019 Read More

Dr Survé appointed to Belt and Road International CouncilIndependent Media executive chairman, Dr Iqbal Survé, was appointed to the First Council of the Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) at a highly exclusive gathering of world media leaders in Beijing yesterday. Dr Survé was the only South African to be invited to serve on the First Council, which represents 26 countries and over 40 media organisations. 23 Apr 2019 Read More

South Africa co-hosts BRICS Media ForumSouth Africa will co-host the third BRICS Media Forum in Cape Town on 18 and 19 July, with 120 delegates from key media houses in the five-country alliance and from Africa attending. 11 Jul 2018 Read More

Independent Media launches Sport magazineIndependent Media's sports coverage has always been cutting edge. Whether it has been providing detailed analysis in the traditional newspaper format or the latest breaking news on its various digital platforms, Independent Media's fine team of sports writers have been right there on the touchline and in the change rooms of the country and the world's favourite teams. 5 Jun 2018 Read More

Asanda Sizani named Editor-in-Chief of Glamour South AfricaCondé Nast Independent Magazines, a subsidiary of Independent Media, is delighted to announce the appointment of Asanda Sizani as Editor-in-Chief of Glamour, effective 1 June 2018. 25 May 2018 Read More

Independent Media sets the record straightIndependent Media is one of the most influential media companies on the African continent, with a stable of well-known credible brands supported by thousands of South Africans and commercial partners. 19 Apr 2018 Read More

Riaan SunnyIndependent Online (IOL) offers latest programmatic features for improved ROI 20 Feb 2018 Read More

Independent Media responds to Competition Commission's findingIndependent Media notes the findings of the Competition Commission relating to an investigation, which found that a number of media companies had colluded on offering discounts and payment terms to advertising agencies linked to Media Credit Co-ordinators (MCC). 19 Feb 2018 Read More

Riaan SunnyIndependent Online provides a Brand Safe Environment for advertisers and agencies. 19 Jan 2018 Read More

Condé Nast Independent Magazines senior management team strengthenedTo complement the dynamic senior management team at Condé Nast Independent Magazines (CNIM), the company recently appointed Mbuso Khoza as Group Business Director and Linda Gibson as Commercial Director. 10 Aug 2017 Read More

Phando Jikelo wins international photography awardAfrican News Agency (ANA) photojournalist Phandulwazi “Phando” Jikelo has won the Top News category in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. 8 Aug 2017 Read More

Independent Media responds to Biznews' bizarre attempted hatchet jobOnce again, without provocation, Ed Herbst continues to beat the same drum in trying to rubbish the reputation of Dr Iqbal Survé, Independent Media and the Sekunjalo Group, in his latest Biznews piece. 31 Jul 2017 Read More

Independent Media launches new lifestyle supplement - Saturday LiveIt's time to Take Back Your Saturday - forget about chores or being a couch potato, go out and have fun. To help you reclaim your day off, Independent Media is publishing Saturday Live from this week. 7 Jul 2017 Read More

Morris appointed as new editor of Condé Nast House & GardenIndependent Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Morris as Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast's House & Garden magazine. 14 Jun 2017 Read More

Senior appointment at Sekunjalo Investment HoldingsThe executive chairman of The Sekunjalo Investment Group, Dr Iqbal Survé, is pleased to announce the appointment of Zenariah Barends as senior executive for the group. 2 Jun 2017 Read More

Independent Media market share boosted by single-copy salesThe latest quarterly circulation figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) show an impressive year-on-year growth in Independent Media's share of the daily and weekend newspaper market in South Africa. 1 Jun 2017 Read More

Independent Media launches Ombudsman OfficeIndependent Media has launched its internal Office of the Ombudsman along with a fully constituted adjudication and appeals panel in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town. 31 May 2017 Read More

Khumalo is the new editor of GQCondé Nast Independent Magazines, a subsidiary of Independent Media, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nkosiyati Khumalo as editor of GQ, effective 1 July 2017. 30 May 2017 Read More

Independent Media scoops four awards at INMAIndependent Media scooped four awards at the prestigious International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards in New York on Wednesday. 25 May 2017 Read More

New editorial appointments aligned with transformation objectives of Independent MediaIndependent Media is proud to announce two new editorial appointments as part of its ongoing revitalisation and transformation of its newsrooms. 10 May 2017 Read More

Announcement: Senior appointment at Independent MediaThe executive chairman of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings and Independent Media, Dr Iqbal Survé, is pleased to announce the appointment of Howard Plaatjes as chief operations officer (COO) for Independent Media. 26 Apr 2017 Read More

Statement of condolence - An astute giant has fallenSouth Africa stands on the shoulders of giants, those brave enough to use whatever means necessary to fight the former apartheid government. 28 Feb 2017 Read More

Free souvenir Cycle Tour Magazine with the Cape ArgusThe Cape Argus is proud to present a keepsake collector's edition magazine featuring 160 years of the Cape Argus and 40 years of the Cape Town Cycle Tour. 28 Feb 2017 Read More

Women empowerment tops agenda at pre-SONA lunchWomen in leadership dominated the discourse at the Sekunjalo Investment Holdings annual pre-State of the Nation address lunch yesterday, attended by cabinet ministers, captains of industry, civil society and industry bodies. 14 Feb 2017 Read More

Sekunjalo launches R500m impact fundThe Sekunjalo Investment Group is launching a R500m impact fund to boost entrepreneurship, shore up renewable energy initiatives and support women-owned businesses. 9 Feb 2017 Read More

Independent Media responds to summonsIndependent Media has filed a notice of intention to defend the summons issued against it by a group of journalists last month. 13 Dec 2016 Read More

Independent Media reporter rewarded for stellar effortsIndependent Media's Lungani Zama this week walked away with two prestigious awards in South African sports journalism when he won the "Columnist Of The Year" and "Sports Feature Writer Of The Year" categories at the SAB Sports Media Awards. 25 Nov 2016 Read More

Indy is once again a proud media partner of the 18th CTIJF 2017Independent Media is once again a proud media partner of this year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Its print titles and digital platforms will deliver 360-degree coverage of this mainstay event on the global festival calendar. 24 Nov 2016 Read More

David Ritchie named Vodacom Journalist of the Year 2016Congratulations to Cape Argus resident lensman, David Ritchie, who was named Vodacom Journalist of the Year at the national Vodacom Journalism Awards held in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Friday, 11 November 2016. 15 Nov 2016 Read More

Riana Howa appointed IOL editorIndependent Media on Monday announced the appointment of Riana Howa as the new editor of IOL (Independent Online) with immediate effect. 9 Nov 2016 Read More

Independent shakes up senior editorial structureSouth Africa's largest black-owned media company, Independent Media, on Monday announced significant changes to its senior editorial structure. 1 Nov 2016 Read More

Andrei Stenin photojournalism exhibition opensAs part of its commitment to BRICS and global development, Independent Media has established media partnerships with fellow member states of Brazil, Russia, India and China. One such partnership is with leading Russian media house, Rossiya Segodnya ("Russia Today" in English). 27 Oct 2016 Read More

Independent Media responds to Press CouncilIndependent Media has issued a statement in response to the Press Council's statement on the company's withdrawal from the council. Here is the full statement: 26 Oct 2016 Read More

Rantao appointed as Independent Media Press OmbudsmanIndependent Media on Thursday announced the appointment of Jovial Rantao as the company's Press Ombudsman. 25 Oct 2016 Read More

AEEI and Vodacom SA ranked top most empowered companies 2016African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI) Ltd is South Africa's Most Empowered Company of the Year for 2016 according to the 2013 Code of Good Practice while Vodacom SA is the Most Empowered Company according to the 2007 Code of Good Practice. 10 Oct 2016 Read More

Team Independent wins at Digital Media Africa AwardsIndependent Media scooped two top awards at the inaugural Digital Media Africa Awards organised by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Thursday 29 September 2016. 5 Oct 2016 Read More

Mazwi Xaba appointed Editor of IsolezweIndependent Media has announced the appointment of Mazwi Xaba as Editor of Isolezwe. 12 Sep 2016 Read More

Editorial appointmentIndependent Media is proud to announce the appointment of Kashiefa Ajam as Editor of Saturday Star. Ajam has held the position of Acting Editor for the past 18 months. 9 Sep 2016 Read More

Independent Media announces senior editorial appointmentsAs part of its strategy to strengthen its weekend offering in the Cape, Independent Media has announced the appointment of Aziz Hartley as editor of Weekend Argus Sunday. 18 Aug 2016 Read More

Independent Media condemns campaign of disinformation on its restructureAfter a recent article in the Cape Messenger alleging that a purge was underway in the company, Independent Media has issued a press release to set the record straight. 15 Aug 2016 Read More

Independent Media outperforms competitors, increases circulationDespite an overall decline in newspaper circulation, Independent Media has grown its share of the South African daily and weekend newspaper market by 3% and 1% respectively. 15 Aug 2016 Read More

Indy campaign assists 36,000 schoolgirlsThe #MillionComforts campaign has culminated in a whopping 4,330,000 pads thanks to the generosity of the public during the six-week sanitary pad drive. The total brought in far outstrips the total of 1.6 million pads raised in 2015. 11 Aug 2016 Read More

Karima Brown resigns from Independent MediaIt is with regret that Independent Media announces the resignation of its Chief Content Officer, Karima Brown, with effect from 31 July 2016. 29 Jul 2016 Read More

Indy launches new platform to inspire SA's youthUnder the theme, A Productive Generation starts Today, Independent Media launched its list of Top 100 Inspiring and Aspiring young South Africans as well as a new multimedia youth website. 28 Jul 2016 Read More

Independent Media congratulates Cape Times for again making Newseum Top Ten in Washington DCThis is the second time in seven months that a Cape Times front page has been featured at this prestigious institution. 22 Jul 2016 Read More

Indy celebrates Mandela DayToday Jovial Rantao, editor of African Independent and Omphitlhetse Mooki, news editor of The Star, will summit Mount Kilimanjaro with Trek4Mandela. The group of 43 climbers have undertaken the hike as part of a massive fundraising and awareness campaign for Caring4Girls, the beneficiaries of the #MillionComforts campaign. 19 Jul 2016 Read More

Independent, PIC detractors fight for political controlIn early 2012, much of the Western world was still reeling from the effects of the 2008 financial markets crash, and the subsequent global economic slowdown. Other than the housing market and banking itself, no industry was hit harder by the effects of the ensuing recession than media. 15 Jul 2016 Read More

Million Comforts reaches 2.5 millionIndependent Media's #MillionComfort collection drive has brought in a total of 2,457,485 sanitary pads and the campaign is well on track to reach the projected three million total by the end of July. In partnership with Dis-Chem and the Dis-chem foundation, Independent has been driving the collection for the second year running in titles around the country and the response has been overwhelming. 13 Jul 2016 Read More

Independent Media grows market share and titles show stable performance in latest ABCsIndependent Media grew its share of the South African daily newspaper market by 3,2% and the weekend newspaper market by 1,6% compared to the same period last year. These results were released by the Audited Bureau of Circulation (ABC) which measures newspapers and magazine circulation performance. 23 May 2016 Read More

Media freedom cannot be divorced from transformationThere is no genuine freedom for the media as long as control is concentrated in the hands of a small privileged elite, says Vukani Mde and Karima Brown. 20 May 2016 Read More

At Indy, I'm a storyteller with a licence to disruptIt's great being afforded the leeway to play, and try new things, says Cape Argus deputy news editor Lance Witten. 19 May 2016 Read More

Keeping our finger on the pulse of communitiesTechnology might have changed the way we gather, process, produce, package and consume news, but the undeniable reality is that in a tough economic climate, fewer people are buying newspapers, which means they often rely on their free, local newspapers for not just news, but neighbourhood news that matters to them. 18 May 2016 Read More

We have no choice but to transformIsolezwe's success has helped Independent Media transform through adding a new and powerful voice, says editor Mazwi Xaba. 18 May 2016 Read More

From 'legacy media' to industry change leadersSocial media has laid down a challenge to traditional journalism, and Independent Media's MOJO team has taken up the challenge 17 May 2016 Read More

Transformation isn't about race, it's about excellenceAs the first white editor of The Star in 13 years, Kevin Ritchie wasn't sure he was right for the job - but he soon learnt otherwise. 17 May 2016 Read More

The road to transformationAs I look back at my three decades at Independent Media, I am reminded of all that has changed, and all that is still changing, says Pretoria News editor Valerie Boje. 16 May 2016 Read More

Transformation of the narrative is what countsIndependent Media has striven to develop a narrative more in line with that of the global South, writes Independent Foreign Editor Shannon Ebrahim. 16 May 2016 Read More

Rollercoaster ride into a new media landscapeUnder Sekunjalo's ownership, Independent Media has evolved rapidly, says Sandy Naudé. 16 May 2016 Read More

Independent vindicated as Dasnois settles over Mandela coverageIndependent Media and former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois have reached a settlement in the Labour Court case in which she was suing the company over her December 2013 removal from the post. 10 May 2016 Read More

Media for social changeIndependent Media is not simply a news organisation, it's the centre of a media revolution. 6 May 2016 Read More

Independent Media defends decision not to run Oakbay adsIndependent Media's decision not to run Oakbay Investments adverts in its newspapers was solely based on legal reasons, the company said on Sunday. 5 May 2016 Read More

The Dignity Project - a Cape Argus collaborative editorial initiativeEvery day they wake up not knowing what the next hour will hold. Where the next meal will come from. Some are former professionals who have been dealt a rough hand in life. Others were born never knowing what it is to have a home. They are the homeless people of Cape Town. 11 Apr 2016 Read More

Indy partners with international photo contest for young photographersIndependent Media is the South African media partner of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest, one of the world's premier photo contests to promote young photographers and attract public attention to photojournalism. 23 Feb 2016 Read More

Non-racial, inclusive focus attracts more readers to Cape TimesThe Cape Times has become Cape Town's voice for all. 21 Feb 2016 Read More

Indy's Media competitors taking strainAmong daily newspapers, circulation declined by 2,7%. Times Media Group's (TMG) daily newspaper, The Times, was the biggest loser among the daily newspapers, with circulation plummeting by 8,3% - from 109,484 to 100,363 in the past quarter. It remains largely a free newspaper. 21 Feb 2016 Read More

Dr Iqbal Survé: Collective responsibility needed to solve student crisisDr Iqbal Survé, who holds several degrees from the University of Cape Town and is a past chairman of the advisory board of UCT's Graduate School of Business and former Governor of the University of Cape Town Foundation, has called on UCT alumni, academics, management and various student bodies to join him in mediating the impasse between UCT management and various student bodies. 17 Feb 2016 Read More

Landmark #RacismStopsWithMe campaign launched in South AfricaIndependent Media today announced the roll-out of a landmark anti-racism campaign that is one of the company's biggest and most ambitious projects it has ever undertaken. 11 Feb 2016 Read More

Announcement: Acting Editor, Business ReportIndependent Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Yunus Kemp as Acting Editor of Business Report, effective 1 February 2016. 12 Jan 2016 Read More

Independent Media, Sekunjalo and SACTWU take a firm stand against racismRacism in SA remains a blight on our country. Coupled with deep inequality and joblessness the fight against racism is one of our most urgent tasks. It is for this reason that Independent Media, Sekunjalo and clothing and textile union, SACTWU, have decided to join hands and embark on a comprehensive anti-racism campaign - "Racism, It stops with me." We, together with you, will endeavour to strike a fatal blow against racism. We aim to do this through concerted action to end this scourge. 7 Jan 2016 Read More

Independent Media FOCAC statementIndependent Media warmly welcomes the President of the Peoples' Republic of China Xi Jinping and his delegation to South Africa, as well as all the African heads of state who are here to participate in the second summit of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC). 1 Dec 2015 Read More

Retirement of Tony HowardAfter 45 years in the media industry, Independent Media bids farewell to Deputy Executive Chairman and former CEO, Tony Howard. 23 Nov 2015 Read More

Independent Media announces senior appointments at Cape TimesIndependent Media executive chairman, Dr Iqbal Survé, met with editorial and business staff at the company's head office in Cape Town to announce the appointments of staff, including six senior and experienced editorial staff to the Cape Times. 19 Oct 2015 Read More

Closure of IOL online commentsIndependent Media has announced the immediate closure of the online comments section on its news portal, IOL (Independent Online) and all the company's internet websites. 16 Oct 2015 Read More

Independent Media launches African IndependentIndependent Media today launched the print edition of its African multimedia publication, African Independent, a new generation media offering that seeks to change the narrative on the African continent. 28 Aug 2015 Read More

Indy hosts Judges Wrap at the LoeriesThe advertising industry is experiencing growth in innovation. This is according to Loerie Awards judge, Declan Sharpe. Speaking at Independent Media's Judges Wrap event, Sharpe said the entries received in the students category have improved a great deal in this year's Loerie Awards. The party held at the Durban beachfront celebrated the judges who participated in the Loeries Creative Week. 18 Aug 2015 Read More

Independent Media titles only daily newspapers showing ABC growthWhile the release of the latest ABC figures reflect newspaper circulations' continued global decline, Independent Media is proud to have in its stable the only two daily newspapers in South Africa to have increased their circulations this quarter - Isolezwe and the Cape Argus. 17 Aug 2015 Read More

Indy CaresIndependent Media staff members throughout the country came out in full force to participate in a number of activities to celebrate Mandela Day in July. 5 Aug 2015 Read More

New supplement for Indy weekend titlesIndependent Media is proud to announce the launch of HOME, a new weekend supplement which will be available in Saturday Star, Weekend Argus and Sunday Tribune, starting this weekend. 10 Jul 2015 Read More

Independent Media announces senior editorial promotionsIndependent Media is proud to announce the following senior editorial promotions at Pretoria News: 15 May 2015 Read More

Independent Media wins major Global Innovation AwardUnder the bright lights of Broadway on New York's Times Square, Independent Media was named the winner of the 2nd Annual Global Innovation Awards - Africa region, at the International News Media Association's (INMA) awards ceremony. 14 May 2015 Read More

Independent Media launches Independent World of WorkIndependent Media today launched the first edition of its quarterly labour publication, Independent World of Work, which will cover various aspects of labour and the modern world of work and all its complexities. Independent World of Work is the latest in a series of product launches from Independent Media, as the group repositions as the leading provider of news and indepth analysis in print and digital platforms. 23 Apr 2015 Read More

Adrian Ephraim appointed IOL managing editorIndependent Media is pleased to welcome back Adrian Ephraim who has re-joined the company as Managing Editor of Independent Online (IOL) news and entertainment site. 17 Apr 2015 Read More

South Africa's first Xhosa daily promotes an empowered citizenry in the Eastern CapeEastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle gave the arrival of South Africa's first Xhosa daily newspaper, I'solezwe lesiXhosa, a huge thumbs-up and commended Independent Media for taking the lead in advancing transformation by making news and entertainment available in the region's dominant language, isiXhosa. 17 Apr 2015 Read More

Independent Media announces deputy editor of the trio of Isolezwe PublicationsWhat do you do when you unexpectedly bump into Nelson Mandela, or when IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi barges into your office demanding to see you? 7 Apr 2015 Read More

The Xhosa Eye of the Nation - that sees across the riverI'solezwe lesiXhosa is the first daily newspaper to be published exclusively in isiXhosa. 7 Apr 2015 Read More

Independent Media announces new senior appointmentsIndependent Media proudly announces the following senior appointments: WALLY MBHELE is the new editor of Sunday Independent. 30 Mar 2015 Read More

Independent Media announces launch of new vernacular publication in the Eastern CapeIndependent Media is proud to announce the launch of I'solezwe lesiXhosa, the company's first vernacular publication in the Eastern Cape which will be available to the public from 30 March 2015. 30 Mar 2015 Read More

Independent Media announces launch of New Vernacular Publication in the Eastern CapeIndependent Media is proud to announce the launch of I'solezwe lesiXhosa, the company's first vernacular publication in the Eastern Cape, available to the public from 30 March 2015. 23 Mar 2015 Read More

Independent announces new editorial appointments including new deputy editorIndependent Media today announced wide-ranging editorial appointments at the Cape Times, ushering in a new era in the newspaper's 139-year history. 16 Mar 2015 Read More

For Isolezwe, the ABCs are a good storyBy understanding readers and delivering value, the average sale of all three editions of Isolezwe increased, according to the audited circulation figures (ABCs) for the fourth quarter of 2013. 5 Mar 2014 Read More

Isolezwe passes one million milestoneIsolezwe, the country's only isiZulu daily newspaper, has passed the milestone of 1million average issue readers, according to the All Media and Products (AMPS) survey results presented earlier this month. 24 Oct 2013 Read More

Keeping it even fresher, dailySpring is in the air, and the isiZulu daily, Isolezwe, has taken on a fresh new look from Tuesday, 3 September 2013. 5 Sep 2013 Read More

Bold advertiser rocks IsolezweThe commercial importance of the middle market in KwaZulu-Natal was left in no doubt as cellphone giant, MTN, secured an exclusive advertising deal in last Monday's edition of the isiZulu newspaper, Isolezwe. 11 Jun 2013 Read More

Midas touch for IsolezweThe Isolezwe brand's success continues as all three editions increase in popularity. The audited sales figures show that, between January and March 2013, 9% more Isolezwe copies were sold per week than in the previous audited quarter - October to December 2012. 23 May 2013 Read More

Every day with IsolezweWhen Sazi Hadebe wakes up each morning, he looks out from his Dube Village home in Inanda and scans commuters on the busy township streets to see who's reading Isolezwe. 15 Apr 2013 Read More

Isolezwe - selling 694,913 copies every week, and growingOperating as a 24/7 news organisation has benefited all three editions of the modern Zulu newspaper, Isolezwe. 8 Mar 2013 Read More

Positive results as POST mobilises for changeTaking on readers' issues and mobilising for change has helped POST, the weekly broadsheet for Indian South Africans, realise circulation growth. 6 Mar 2013 Read More

POST newspaper delivers consistent results over fifty-five yearsDurban-based weekly, POST, achieved year-on-year growth for the third consecutive quarter, the release of July-September ABCs earlier this month indicated. With many newspapers around SA showing negative growth it is good to see the latest POST sale at 44 585, up 2.7% year on year and 1.3% quarter on quarter. 29 Nov 2012 Read More

In print for 160 years - The Mercury's pioneering spirit prevailsEmbracing technology and change back then, The Mercury was the first newspaper to use colour photographs in editorial in South Africa in 1977. 23 Nov 2012 Read More

Isolezwe journo scoops SATMAIsolezwe journalist, Charles Khuzwayo, was honoured with the Best Journalist in the print category at the South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMAs) held at the East London International Convention Centre, on Saturday, 27 October 2012. 31 Oct 2012 Read More

Successful quarter for Isolezwe titlesContinuing its blaze of success, Isolezwe's second quarter ABC results announced on 14 August show these three newspapers continue to grow in a difficult economy. 17 Aug 2012 Read More

Experienced journalists promoted at IsolezweThe successful isiZulu newspaper, Isolezwe, has announced promotions within its editorial lineup, strengthening an already winning team. 16 Aug 2012 Read More

Sazi Hadebe appointed Isolezwe editorManagement of Independent Newspapers has announced the appointment of Sazi Hadebe as editor of Isolezwe, to succeed Mazwi Xaba. It will be effective from July 1 2012. Hadebe will be promoted from deputy editor, a position he has held for the past 18 months. 4 Jul 2012 Read More

Funky lifestyle magazine launches in IsolezweAnnouncing another first for KwaZulu-Natal's burgeoning isiZulu language daily, Isolezwe - a glossy lifestyle magazine titled, SiyaPhola! 26 Jun 2012 Read More

At Isolezwe, it is a case of the team keeping their feet on the ground while the isiZulu title reaches for the stars as circulation figures continue to push the outer limits. 25 May 2012 Read More

Big birthday bash for 10-year-old KZN newspaperThe isiZulu-language daily title Isolezwe - a star performer both in the Independent Newspapers stable and in the South African media industry generally - marked its 10th anniversary with a celebration at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Thursday, 19 April 2012. 25 Apr 2012 Read More

Zulu daily's readership hits an all-time highThe country's only daily Zulu newspaper, Isolezwe, is read by 912 000 adults every day. This is according to the All Media and Products (AMPS) survey conducted during 2011. 30 Mar 2012 Read More

'High-fives' all round at IsolezweThere is still growth in the local newspaper market - Isolezwe's latest ABCs prove it. 13 Mar 2012 Read More

Record sales show Isolezwe as the trusted source to find i-SecretWhen claims started doing the rounds about a famous KZN musician having come back from the dead, Isolezwe's editorial team knew they had a 'hot potato' of a story. It generated a frenzy on Facebook and Twitter. 24 Feb 2012 Read More

New editor for 160-year-old The MercuryPhilani Mgwaba has been appointed Editor of the KwaZulu-Natal morning daily, The Mercury. He moves over from editing the Sunday Tribune. 17 Feb 2012 Read More

Sunday Tribune unveils new productsThe Sunday Tribune, Durban's favourite Sunday read, will launch a bouquet of new products next month. 30 Jan 2012 Read More

The Mercury brings Durban to the worldDurban-based morning daily The Mercury is pulling out all the stops during the Conference of the Parties 17th climate change conference hosted by the coastal city this week. 29 Nov 2011 Read More

Isolezwe shares the glittering glamourPopular Zulu daily, Isolezwe, scrubbed up and donned its Sunday best to support the glittering and glamorous SABC Crown Gospel Music awards, held in Durban in early November. 15 Nov 2011 Read More

Isolezwe's Saturday edition hits over 55 000Everything was in place for an exceptional sale when Isolezwe ngoMgqibelo hit the streets for the first time on August 27th. 8 Sep 2011 Read More

Market excited about launch of Isolezwe on SaturdayA quantitative survey among Zulu newspaper readers in KwaZulu-Natal has shown that there is a great thirst for a Saturday Zulu newspaper, particularly Isolezwe. 25 Aug 2011 Read More

Newly appointed Isolezwe Weekend editor is on the ball!Look out, there's a soccer-loving sister who's a sport aficionado of note in charge of Isolezwe's weekend titles. 17 Aug 2011 Read More

Durban-based daily, The Mercury, is once again innovating to challenge existing readers, and to attract new readers to the title. 10 Aug 2011 Read More

New editor at The Independent on SaturdayNewly-appointed editor of The Independent on Saturday (IOS) in Durban, Deon Delport, cut his teeth in journalism at The Friend newspaper in the Free State where he became the provincial council reporter, crime reporter, general reporter and deputy news editor - all at the same time! 25 Jul 2011 Read More

The Mercury goodlife expands, adds valueWhen KwaZulu-Natal morning daily, The Mercury, spotted a gap in the market for quality leisure and lifestyle content, it responded by revamping, expanding and relaunching its Friday supplement, goodlife. 21 Jul 2011 Read More

Ziyawa ngoMgqibelo - Isolezwe's happening on Saturdays"Yes! We want to read Isolezwe on Saturdays too." Independent Newspapers KZN, publishers of the daily Isolezwe and Sunday Isolezwe ngeSonto, has heard the market and will launch a Saturday (uMgqibelo) edition - making the popular Zulu tabloid available every day of the week. 11 Jul 2011 Read More

Sales of Isolezwe now exceed 600 000 copies per weekThe modern Zulu daily tabloid, Isolezwe, has once again blown the market away with record-breaking sales, according to the first quarter's audited circulation figures released earlier this week (Tues 17 May). 19 May 2011 Read More

New Isolezwe editor appointedSeasoned journalist, Mazwi Xaba, is the new editor of the powerhouse Zulu language daily newspaper, Isolezwe. 1 Apr 2011 Read More

Thousands of KZN matriculants choose Isolezwe for resultsIsolezwe sold a record 213 682 copies on January 6, the day on which the title published KwaZulu-Natal's 2010 matric results. 20 Jan 2011 Read More

POST newspaper smashes all recordsMORE than 20,000 additional copies of the Indian focused weekly newspaper, POST, were sold on Wednesday November 10, 2010. This issue carried the 152-page supplement compiled to pay tribute to the Indian community and in particular those people who arrived in South Africa on board the SS Truro, on November 16 1860. 24 Nov 2010 Read More

On-target market positioning, a dynamic editorial team and efficient delivery to market have brought Isolezwe ngeSonto a further 37% increase in sales. 23 Nov 2010 Read More

Fullfilling our passion, paying tribute to our forefathersPOST consulting editor, Brijlall Ramguthee, proudly presented a 152 page supplement to commemorate the arrival of the first Indians in South Africa, on board the SS Truro, on November 16 1860. 12 Nov 2010 Read More

Homegrown journalist takes the reins at PostAakash Bramdeo, who started his journalism career about 17 years ago with Post, returned to Independent Newspapers KZN as editor of the newspaper on 1 November 2010. Based in Johannesburg, Aakash was the Senior Assignments Editor for television news at the SABC. 10 Nov 2010 Read More

An increasing number of Zulu readers are buying young Isolezwe ngeSonto, the Sunday sister title of the highly popular daily, Isolezwe. 12 Jul 2010 Read More

The Mercury nails its colours to the mastAfter weeks of weaving unusual and innovative artistry across its columns in the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, KwaZulu-Natal's biggest selling morning English language daily newspaper, The Mercury, is ready to nail its colours to the mast in a BIG way! 11 Jun 2010 Read More

The Mercury gives Durban a 'head start' on the World CupWith the country's best new stadium, a re-gilded 'Golden Mile,' a brand-new world-class airport, and balmy winter weather - Durban's undoubtedly the best place to be for the next few months. 3 Jun 2010 Read More

Latest Audit Bureau Circulation (ABC) figures show The Independent on Saturday (IOS) is in tune with its readers, many of whom tune in to Lotus FM on Saturday morning to hear the newspaper's editor telling listeners what the title has in store for them. 27 May 2010 Read More

Meeting the needs of KwaZulu-Natal womenTickets to Isolezwe's highly popular women's club, Intandokazi, are so sought after, they sell out within a day. Started eight years ago, Intandokazi seminars are held quarterly. Between 250 and 300 delegates pay R250 to attend the meetings held in upmarket conference centres in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Shepstone and Empangeni. 18 May 2010 Read More

Isolezwe's growth driven by editorial appealThe latest audited circulation figures show that the modern Zulu daily, Isolezwe, grew its core sale by 5%, while the Sunday edition grew a staggering 24% year-on-year. The editorial team is definitely doing something right. 22 Apr 2010 Read More

High-profile Isolezwe columnists kick off 2010Isolezwe readers' expectations extend beyond keeping up to date with breaking news. Readers want advice. They want to know how others are making sense of the changing world around them. They want inspiration, knowledge and to broaden their understanding. To service this need, Isolezwe publishes columns from a wide range of contributors - on finance, culture and customs, relationships and language. 26 Mar 2010 Read More

Isolezwe bucks trends with soaring salesIsolezwe, the modern Zulu daily, is bucking trends in the local and international newspaper industry, taking a spectacular upward trajectory as sales soared to record levels in the fourth quarter of 2009. 9 Mar 2010 Read More

Angela Quintal takes Mercury reinsAngela Quintal has been appointed editor of The Mercury from November 1 2009. Presently Executive Editor on The Star, Quintal will succeed David Canning, who retired earlier this year, but remained on as editor at the company's request. 2 Oct 2009 Read More

Isolezwe conquers the streetsIf there were any doubts that Isolezwe is the most popular newspaper brand in KwaZulu-Natal, those can now be cast away. The plucky record-breaking daily published in isiZulu, has outsold its 106-year-old bi-weekly rival, Ilanga, for the first time, the latest ABC figures show. 17 Aug 2009 Read More

Independent Newspapers is launching a multimedia campaign to highlight the effectiveness of advertising in its classifieds sections. 29 May 2009 Read More

Zulu titles achieve record ABCsZulu ground-breakers, Isolezwe and Isolezwe ngeSonto (Sunday) have achieved record audited circulations for the first quarter of the year, in spite of a tough economy. 19 May 2009 Read More

New look for Sunday TribuneKwaZulu-Natal's favourite Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Tribune, will sport a fresh look from this Sunday, March 22. 19 Mar 2009 Read More

Isolezwe columnist explains Zulu traditionsPopular radio DJ turned academic, VVO Mkhize, is Isolezwe's new columnist on African cultural and traditional issues. 18 Mar 2009 Read More

Poetry in motion in IsolezweThe daily isiZulu newspaper, Isolezwe, is promoting a Zulu poetry competition as it aims to keep this vibrant African language alive and thriving in a pure, unadulterated form. 6 Mar 2009 Read More

Isolezwe helps readers to manage their bucks betterThe gold price, the Dow Jones, CPI, PPI, GDP, forex rates - finance and business terminology confuses many of us and the situation becomes a minefield when trying to understand how all the factors work together to influence our personal situation. 2 Mar 2009 Read More

Healthy first ABC figure for Isolezwe ngeSontoLaunched on March 30, 2008, this Sunday Zulu newspaper from the Independent Newspapers KZN stable has produced good results in its first ABC quarter audit. 22 Aug 2008 Read More

Independent Newspapers KwaZulu-Natal is pleased to announce the following changes in its editorial leadership with effect from July 2008. 12 Jun 2008 Read More

Isolezwe ngeSonto - giving readers what they want on SundaysZulu-language Isolezwe ngeSonto, the newest mainstream newspaper on the South African market, is building a strong Sunday following, with sales heading over 40 000. 11 Jun 2008 Read More

Isolezwe ngeSonto breaks launch recordsThe launch issue of Isolezwe ngeSonto has set a new local publishing record with the first issue selling over 40,000 copies on March 30, 2008. 11 Apr 2008 Read More

Advertisers enjoy vibey launch of Isolezwe ngeSontoAdvertising clients celebrated the launch of Isolezwe 's new sister title, Isolezwe ngeSonto at Moyo Beach Bar at uShaka Marine World on Durban's beachfront on Friday 14 March 2008. 1 Apr 2008 Read More

Zulu Sunday newspaper launches in MarchIsolezwe ngeSonto, a new Zulu Sunday newspaper will be launched across KwaZulu-Natal on 30 March 2008 by Independent Newspapers KwaZulu-Natal. 27 Feb 2008 Read More

Isolezwe, the high-flying Zulu-language daily has secured its place as the most popular title in KwaZulu-Natal, according to the latest AMPS (All Media and Products Survey) figures. With 713,000 readers nationally and 650,000 in KZN, Isolezwe has grown by 11% and 6% since the previous readership survey. 27 Sep 2007 Read More

InGEAR's hard on your heels!Hey, have got InGEAR yet? Well, I mean if you think you're up to date with what's really cool on four wheels you should be into InGEAR right up to your sexy bonnet... and beyond. It's the latest newspaper car mag - it's all about being hip on the strip, cool on the dual and raising the bar on the tar! 3 Sep 2007 Read More

Environmental award for Mercury writerTony Carnie, environmental writer for the Durban morning newspaper The Mercury, was named best "columnist" for 2006 in the national finals of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year competition. 27 Aug 2007 Read More

Independent Newspapers in KwaZulu-Natal have come to the aid of learners whose education programme was derailed by the recent teachers' strikes. 20 Aug 2007 Read More

The Sunday Tribune Property Guide provides the best information available on the KwaZulu-Natal property market, according to results from a survey conducted for Independent Newspapers KwaZulu-Natal in April and May this year. 16 Aug 2007 Read More

Isolezwe empowers people as it growsDurban's fastest growing daily newspaper, Isolezwe, is in touch with the retail dynamics of South Africa and is empowering people to take advantage of its rapid growth. 2 Aug 2007 Read More

Two Durban newspapers made history in October last year when the Sunday Tribune and sister newspaper The Mercury staged the first ever on-line event auction on the African continent. 25 Jul 2007 Read More

The Sunday Tribune and sister newspaper The Mercury made history in October last year with the staging of the first ever on-line event auction on the African continent. 10 Apr 2007 Read More

A growing number of Zulu readers are showing an appreciation for Isolezwe, the modern daily Zulu newspaper, which notched an impressive daily sale of 96 485 in the latest Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) figures. This is more than 8 000 above the newspaper's comparable ABC figure of 88 456 the previous year. 22 Feb 2007 Read More

After just four-and-a-half years of publishing, Isolezwe is making a big impression in the national newspaper market. In addition to upward circulation and readership trends, the daily isiZulu tabloid has come "top of the newspaper class" in aspects of Markinor's Top Brands survey, 2006. 26 Oct 2006 Read More

Independent Newspapers KZN's weekly Sunday Tribune and daily morning title, The Mercury, have launched a first-in-Africa online auction.  29 Sep 2006 Read More

Isolezwe voted young, exciting brandThe readership of Isolezwe, the Durban-based Zulu language daily tabloid, has rocketed to 644 000 a day, making it the most popular Zulu title in South Africa. 18 Sep 2006 Read More

The sales of Independent Newspapers titles in KwaZulu-Natal grew during the first quarter of this year with the Zulu-language daily, Isolezwe, and Post (published for Indian readers), making impressive gains. 13 Jun 2006 Read More

KZN Property Guide adds a new angleBuyers, investors and agents are turning to the Sunday Tribune's Property Guide for more than the hottest property deals in KwaZulu-Natal's buoyant market. 18 May 2006 Read More

Three dynamic ladies are boosting the number of pages in KwaZulu-Natal's leisure paper, the Independent on Saturday. 6 Apr 2006 Read More

Monday, March 6 this year was a special day for the Zulu-language mainstream newspaper, Isolezwe. Sales hit a record 118 363, giving ample indication that "the sky's the limit" for this Durban-based publication. 4 Apr 2006 Read More

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