Rapport was established in 1970 (Jordaan 2014). The precursor was Die Beeld, an Afrikaans Sunday newspaper established in the 1960s. Die Beeld later merged with Dagbreek to become Rapport.: 292 The Beeld brand was re-established in 1974 with the founding of the daily newspaper, Beeld (Fourie 2007).
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