South African newspapers offer all the latest news and information on various local issues, political issues, events, celebrations, people and business matters in and around the country. The Star and The Sowetan are two of Johannesburg’s main papers with The Cape Times and The Argus being two of Cape Towns main sources of current events and news. There are currently over thirty different types of newspapers printed and sold throughout SA.
All the South African newspapers have always covered the often controversial political news throughout the country and most national and local publications include sports pages at the back which is quite common worldwide. Papers usually include a classifieds section as well and certain publications are aimed at classifieds specifically such as The Cape Ads and Junk Mail. Accommodation, shopping, property and bargains can be found within the pages of classified sections.
Some papers, such as the Financial Mail focus specifically on other issues like finance which allow people to read up on the latest financial situation in SA, stock market reports and investment information reports. With the advance of the Internet and a lot of print media turning to the web as an extension of a business, many South African newspapers now also have websites.