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  • 22.12.2022
    for entries
  • 28.02.2023
  • 15.06.2023
  • 03.07.2023
    online vote
  • October 2023
    Winner's list,
    awards ceremony
  • October 2023
    Opening of the
    photo exhibition

Independent Media (Pty) Ltd

International Media

Independent Media (Pty) Ltd is one of South Africa’s leading print media production companies. Our stable of fine, quality publications include 19 of the country’s most prominent newspapers with The Star in Johannesburg, Cape Times and Cape Argus in Cape Town and The Mercury in Durban firmly entrenched in millions of households throughout South Africans.

Independent Online, popularly known as IOL, is Independent’s current digital offering, and brings millions of readers breaking news as events happen in the country and around the world. With a growing daily unique online audience, iol.co.za is one of the largest news and information websites in South Africa.

Independent Media also launched the country’s first quarter labour publication, Independent World of Work, an Africa–focussed weekly print publication, African Independent and a dynamic youth portal, The Young Independents http://www.tyi.iol.co.za.

Independent Media has strengthened its lead role in the vernacular space in the South African market, building on the phenomenal success of its Isolezwe Zulu-language newspaper in Kwazulu-Natal, with the launch of the country’s first Xhosa-language daily newspaper, Isolezwe lesiXhosa in the Eastern Cape.

In 2015, Independent Media was the winner of the 2nd Annual Global Innovation Awards — Africa region, at the International News Media Association’s (INMA).