"Newspapers and Magazines" Top 5 Page for this destination Cape Town Favorite Tip by mvtouring

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The Cape Argus, an afternoon newspaper, and Die Burger, an Afrikaans-language morning newspaper, are the most widely-read daily papers, and provide general-interest news with a dash of politics and an emphasis on human-interest stories. The Cape Times, a morning newspaper, carries more international news and provides readers with greater detail on South African and international political developments. The Sunday Times, Weekend Argus and Rapport, the three major Sunday newspapers, include an addictive mix of sensation, summary, and detailed analyses of political developments. The Mail & Guardian is an excellent weekly read, published on a Friday, it focuses on South African, African and international politics, and is read by leaders and decision-makers throughout Southern Africa.

All these newspapers are available at stores throughout the Western Cape. You can pick up a copy of the Big Issue magazine at most traffic intersections. Proceeds of the sale of the magazine, goes to the vendor. Vendors are usually homeless people in need of an income. The two major newspaper houses also have excellent, constantly updated online versions:

Independent On-Line
Media24 (English)
Beeld (Afrikaans)
Die Burger (Afrikaans)

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  • Written Apr 14, 2008
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