Top South African news publications revealed

Narratiive has released its website traffic statistics for October 2019, which show that News24, TimesLive, and IOL are the largest online publications in South Africa.

Narratiive is the official traffic measurement partner of the IAB South Africa and provides accurate traffic and demographics statistics for South Africa’s top websites.

The latest statistics reveal that News24 attracted 7 million unique browsers last month, continuing its dominance in the South African online news market.

Shifting the focus to online publishers, 24.com is dominant with 20 million unique monthly browsers, followed by Tiso Blackstar on 9 million and Caxton Digital on 8 million.

The table below provides an over of the largest online publishers in South Africa along with some of the prominent publications in their stable.

Biggest Online Publishers in South Africa
Publisher Unique Browsers Publications
24.com 19,995,084 News24, Sport24, Business Insider
Tiso Blackstar Group 10,267,849 TimesLive, SowetanLive, BusinessLive
Caxton Digital 9,489,753 Citizen, All4women
Independent Online 6,098,564 IOL, DailyVoice
Primedia Broadcasting 5,507,758 EWN, 702, Capetalk
MyBroadband 5,208,863 MyBroadband, BusinessTech
TheSouthAfrican.com 4,125,909 TheSouthAfrican

Biggest news, business, and technology websites

The table below shows South Africa’s largest general news, business, and technology websites.

General News Publications
Website Unique Browsers Page Views
News24 7,018,359 66,789,219
TimesLive 5,833,903 26,907,960
IOL 5,268,984 31,182,931
The South African 4,125,909 12,034,512
EWN 4,098,795 17,529,765
Citizen 4,041,168 20,095,843
SowetanLive 3,668,880 16,843,411
Sport24 3,169,423 31,581,995
MSN 3,032,312 34,447,179
Fin24 2,483,315 8,618,626
Business Publications
BusinessTech 3,112,215 8,532,391
Fin24 2,483,315 8,618,626
Business Insider 1,942,449 7,303,091
Business Live 1,279,011 4,584,213
Moneyweb 806,870 4,122,443
Tech Publications
MyBroadband 2,588,359 8,641,790
Techcentral 217,090 426,273
ITWeb 202,301 454,521
Engineering News 97,698 165,864
Memeburn 73,180 98,491

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