Pretoria News

Pretoria News is a daily English-medium newspaper established in 1898 in South Africa's capital city Pretoria. It is distributed in the Tshwane Metropolitan area. Pretoria News covers a range of local news, as well as national and international news, comment and analysis by experts, sport, entertainment and lifestyle. It publishes a daily edition from Monday to Friday and also offers a weekend edition. Pretoria News is part of the Independent Media South Africa group and is available online via the Independent Online website.

Pretoria News
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Independent News and Media SA
News editorPiet Rampedi
Headquarters216 Madiba Street, Pretoria, South Africa

Digital presenceEdit

Pretoria News has a number of daily supplements that cater to a variety of readers. These supplements are then placed on IOL online to reach digital audiences. The content is targeted at those who live and work in Pretoria and Tshwane.


Pretoria News houses the Business Report newspaper (a widely-read financial newspaper in South Africa), as well as a carrier for the following supplements:

  • Auctions
  • Business Report
  • Talent 360
  • Drive 360
  • Good Life
  • Home

The mood shifts on Saturday, and Pretoria News Weekend offers a more leisurely read. It consists of a mix of news and background features, previews of the major sporting action on the weekend. It consists of a compelling mix of news and background features, previews and major sporting action at the weekend, top horse racing tips from our award-winning tipster, and a review of the week in brief.


  • 2010 National Press Club – North-West University Journalist of the Year competition – Graeme Hosken
  • 2012 SA Sports Awards – Excellence in Sports Journalism – Pretoria News rugby writer Vata Ngobeni
  • 2013 - Society Upliftment Award through Newsmaker of the Year ceremony.
  • 2018 - Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards – Bongani Shilubane


  • Business Report (Monday-Friday)[1]
  • Tonight (Monday-Friday)[1]
  • Workplace (Monday & Wednesday)[1]
  • Motoring (Thursday)[1]
  • Play (Once a month)[1]

Distribution areasEdit

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

Distribution figuresEdit

Net Sales
Jan - Mar 2015 31 687[3]
Jan - Mar 2014 25 762


Oct - Dec 2012 17 576
Jul - Sep 2012 19 235
Apr - Jun 2012 20 316
Jan - Mar 2012 21 406

Readership figuresEdit

Estimated Readership[4][5]
January – December 2012 141 000
July 2011 – June 2012 147 000

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Pretoria News Website". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations (S.A)
  3. ^ a b "ABC Analysis Q1 2015: The biggest-circulating newspapers in South Africa •". 8 May 2015.
  4. ^ SAARF AMPS (Previous Presentations)
  5. ^ SAARF AMPS (Industry Presentations)

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