Independent Media
People's Daily


Independent Media is one of South Africa’s leading multi-platform content companies. Our stable of fine, quality publications include 20 of the country’s most prominent newspapers.

Independent Media’s established loyal base is due to its uncompromising approach to delivering fresh, original content to its audiences, with the aid of cutting-edge journalism from South Africa’s most talented news staff.

Our objective is to become the leading content e-commerce platform in Africa, building on our existing stable of some of the best, and oldest, newspapers in the country.

With diversity being our key objective, we offer news and information suited for all South Africans.

While we are seen by many as a legacy print company, we break news on our digital platforms; Independent Online (IOL) Facebook and Twitter.

IOL is one of the largest news and information websites, millions of people use IOL every day to keep them informed of current happenings and monitor breaking news. Our mobile journalism platform, MojoTV captures and broadcasts news as it happens.

In addition to our news sites Loot, is a fast-growing e-commerce portal with great growth capacity.

We are also proud to have some of the best magazines in the country, Glamour, GQ and House & Garden, which sits in our Condé Nast stable.

Our newspapers include our flagship, The Star in Johannesburg, The Cape Times and Cape Argus in Cape Town, the Mercury in Durban and the largest vernacular publication I'solezwe lesiXhosa, has over two million readers.

With 1.2 million readers, Business Report is South Africa's largest business newspaper.

We are uncompromisingly supportive of young talent, we have invested in a number of internship programmes, and an innovative digital studio. The Young Independents is a digital portal aimed at young people.

Independent Media is geared for growth. With the adoption of best global practice, investment in state-of-the art technology and the employment of highly skilled individuals, the company aims to become the leading content provider across media platforms in Africa.