Business Day (South Africa)

Business Day is a national daily newspaper in South Africa, published weekdays (Monday to Friday) and also available as an e-paper. Based in Parktown, Johannesburg, it is edited by Lukanyo Mnyanda and published by Arena Holdings, which is also the parent company of the Financial Mail magazine and Business Day TV (formerly known as Summit TV).[1]

Business Day
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Arena Holdings
EditorLukanyo Mnyanda
Founded1 May 1985; 37 years ago (1985-05-01)
Logo in 2013

The newspaper, launched on 1 May 1985, covers all major national and international news, with a specific focus on the South African economy and business sector, companies and financial markets. It also contains an influential opinion section with several popular columnists, along with coverage of sport, travel, books, arts and entertainment.[1]

Business Day has its digital identity on BusinessLIVE. It also has apps for the iPhone and iPad, Android devices and Huawei devices.


  • Motor News (Thursdays)[2]
  • Home Front (Once a month)[2]
  • Investors Monthly (Once a month)[2]
  • Sport (Once a month)[2]
  • Wanted (Once a month)[2]

Distribution areasEdit

2008 2013
Eastern Cape Y Y
Free State Y Y
Gauteng Y Y
KwaZulu-Natal Y Y
Limpopo Y Y
Mpumalanga Y Y
North West Y Y
Northern Cape Y Y
Western Cape Y Y

Distribution figuresEdit

Net Sales
Jan – Mar 2015 29 559[5]
Jan – Mar 2014 32 854[5]
Oct – Dec 2012 35 149
Jul – Sep 2012 35 828
Apr – Jun 2012 35 070
Jan – Mar 2012 35 897

Readership figuresEdit

Estimated Readership[6][7]
Jan – Dec 2012 59 000
Jul 2011 – Jun 2012 68 000

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Business Day Website (About Us)". Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Business Day Website". Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Business Day Website". Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  4. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations (S.A)
  5. ^ a b ABC Analysis Q1 2015: The biggest-circulating newspapers in South Africa,, 8 May 2015
  6. ^ SAARF AMPS (Previous Presentations)
  7. ^ SAARF AMPS (Industry Presentations)

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