Here are South Africa’s most popular news websites

The June 2020 South African readership statistics for online publications reveal that News24, BusinessTech, and IOL are the largest news publications in South Africa.

The statistics further reveal that, MyBroadband, and Caxton Digital are the online publishers with the largest readership in the country.

The readership statistics are provided by Narratiive, which is the official traffic measurement partner of the IAB South Africa.

Narratiive provides accurate traffic and demographics statistics for South Africa’s top websites and online publishers.

The Narratiive statistics show that News24 attracted a readership of 12.3 million unique browsers in June, followed by BusinessTech with 8.0 million, and IOL with 7.3 million.

The table below lists the readership figures for South Africa’s largest online publications, based on the June 2020 Narratiive report.

South African Publication Rankings
Website Readership (Unique Browsers) Page Views 12.3 million 102 million 8.0 million 31 million 7.3 million 31 million 4.8 million 19 million 4.8 million 16 million 4.3 million 86 million 4.2 million 19 million 3.5 million 14 million 3.3 million 15 million 3.3 million 12 million 2.8 million 29 million 2.8 million 9 million 2.5 million 12 million 2.5 million 10 million 2.4 million 7 million 2.3 million 8 million 2.1 million 5 million 2.1 million 21 million 2.0 million 14 million 1.7 million 57 million 1.6 million 9 million

Biggest online publishers in South Africa

Narratiive also tracks statistics for online publishers, showing the total reach of the publications they own. is the largest online publisher in South Africa, with a combined readership of 20.7 million unique browsers across its online news publications.

MyBroadband ranked second with a readership of 10.1 million, followed by Caxton Digital on 9.7 million and Arena Holdings on 9.5 million.

The table below shows the top online publishers in South Africa, ranked based on local readership.

South African Publisher Rankings
Publisher Readership (Unique Browsers) Page Views 20.7 million 373 million
MyBroadband 10.1 million 39 million
Caxton Digital 9.7 million 37 million
Arena Holdings 9.5 million 45 million
Independent Online 8.4 million 40 million
Primedia Broadcasting 6.2 million 25 million
The South African 4.8 million 16 million
Gumtree 4.3 million 86 million
The Daily Maverick 3.3 million 12 million
MediaMark 2.9 million 29 million
Vodacom 2.6 million 11 million
Sabido 2.4 million 7 million
Highbury Safika Media 2.4 million 7 million
Maroela Media 2.1 million 21 million
AME 2.0 million 11 million 1.7 million 57 million
British Broadcasting Corporation 1.7 million 9 million
Kagiso Media Limited 1.7 million 4 million
DStv Digital Media 1.4 million 9 million
South African Broadcasting Corporation 1.3 million 4 million

Now read: Record readership for South African online news publications – Top websites and publishers revealed

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