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The Star is a daily newspaper based in Gauteng, South Africa. It is one of the titles under the Independent News & Media South Africa group recently acquired by Sekunjalo Media Consortium led by founder and chairman Dr Iqbal Survé.[1] It was previously owned by Independent News & Media. The newspaper employed three members of the Bang-Bang Club. It employed Kevin Carter as a staff photographer in 1984.[2]:41 Ken Oosterbroek worked for the paper before being appointed its chief photographer in August 1991. He hired Joao Silva shortly afterwards.[2]:46

The Star
The Star Logo
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Independent News and Media SA
Editor Japhet Mathanda Ncube
Founded 6 January 1871
Headquarters Johannesburg
Website www.thestar.co.za

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HistoryEdit

The Star newspaper appeared for the first time in Johannesburg as The Eastern Star. It was founded in Grahamstown under that title on 6 January 1871 (as a resurrection of the previous Great Eastern paper), and was moved to the Witwatersrand sixteen years later by its owners, brothers Thomas and George Sheffield. In 1889, the name Eastern Star was changed to the one currently in use.[3]

SupplementsEdit

  • Business Report (Monday-Friday)[4]
  • Tonight (Monday-Friday)[4]
  • Workplace (Monday & Wednesday)[4]
  • Motoring (Thursday)[4]
  • Play (Once a month)[4]

Distribution areasEdit

Distribution[4]
2008 2013
Eastern Cape Y
Free State Y Y
Gauteng Y Y
Kwa-Zulu Natal Y
Limpopo Y Y
Mpumalanga Y Y
North West Y Y
Northern Cape Y Y
Western Cape Y

Distribution figuresEdit

Circulation[5]
Net Sales
Jan - Mar 2015 91 735[6]
Jan - Mar 2014 101 711[6]
Oct - Dec 2012 102 244
Jul - Sep 2012 105 686
Apr - Jun 2012 117 874
Jan - Mar 2012 124 641

Readership figuresEdit

Estimated Readership[7][8]
AIR
January – December 2012 615 000
July 2011 - June 2012 683 000

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sekunjalo finalises INMSA purchase". iol.co.za Website. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Marinovich, Greg; Silva Joao (2000). The Bang-Bang Club Snapshots from a Hidden War. William Heinemann. ISBN 0-434-00733-1.
  3. ^ "SA History Website". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "The Star Website". Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  5. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations (S.A)
  6. ^ a b http://www.marklives.com/2015/05/abc-analysis-q1-2015-the-biggest-circulating-newspapers-in-south-africa/?category=media
  7. ^ SAARF AMPS (Previous Presentations)
  8. ^ SAARF AMPS (Industry Presentations)

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