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South Africa’s biggest news, business, and tech websites


Narratiive has released its website traffic statistics for July 2019, which show that News24, IOL, and The South African 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.

News24 is the largest website in South Africa with 6.7 million unique monthly browsers, followed by TimesLive with 5.8 million and The South African with 4.4 million.

Shifting the focus to online publishers, 24.com is dominant with 18.5 million unique monthly browsers, followed by Tiso Blackstar, Caxton Digital, and MyBroadband.

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

Biggest Online Publishers in South Africa
Publisher Unique Browsers Publications
24.com 18,527,691 News24, Sport24, Business Insider
Tiso Blackstar Group 10,023,203 TimesLive, SowetanLive, BusinessLive
Caxton Digital 8,542,686 Citizen, All4women
MyBroadband 5,132,286 MyBroadband, BusinessTech
Independent Online 4,897,983 IOL, DailyVoice
Primedia Broadcasting 4,518,008 EWN, 702, Capetalk
TheSouthAfrican.com 4,421,361 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 6,735,311 73,303,766
TimesLive 5,761,996 25,885,666
The South African 4,421,361 12,983,486
IOL 4,293,997 25,836,984
Citizen 3,654,906 18,222,504
SowetanLive 3,613,112 19,754,967
EWN 3,482,785 14,466,423
Maroelamedia 1,910,310 19,135,693
ENCA 1,832,558 4,885,759
Netwerk24 1,787,133 13,022,727
Business Publications
BusinessTech 3,078,292 7,996,441
Business Insider 2,922,199 10,826,385
Fin24 1,935,841 6,960,867
Business Live 1,306,370 4,781,549
Moneyweb 830,168 4,323,779
Tech Publications
MyBroadband 2,509,055 7,836,965
Techcentral 219,856 439,347
ITWeb 187,784 422,014
Memeburn 127,235 182,978
Engineering News 78,308 158,275

Now read: South African websites with more than 1 million visitors

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