About Media24


Media24 is South Africa’s leading media company with interests in digital media and services, newspapers, magazines, ecommerce, book publishing, print and distribution. It is part of Naspers, a multinational group of media and ecommerce platforms.

Our purpose:

We build communities through excellent journalism, smart technology and innovative services.

How we do it:

We tell stories that matter. We turn data into insights. We design solutions that work.

Our motto:

Enriching lives 24/7

Our values

The core values that drive Media24’s conduct are courage, integrity, accountability and respect.

The Media24 Way

These 7 key behaviours help us live our values and drive our culture:

  • We are a team
  • We put our customers first
  • We play to win
  • We execute fast
  • We employ only the best
  • We keep learning
  • We have fun
  1. 2011 – 2017

    News24 Edge app was launched, 2017 | Media24 and The Huffington Post launched HuffPost SA, 2016 | Huisgenoot celebrated its 100th anniversary, 2016 | Media24 pioneered national digital-first Afrikaans news service, Netwerk24, 2016 | Media24 launched VIA, the first Afrikaans lifestyle television channel in South Africa, 2015 | 24.com removed the comments section on all its sites except Netwerk24, 2015 | Naspers and Die Burger celebrated its 100th anniversary, 2015 | 24.com launched News24Wire after Sapa’s closure, 2015 | Novus Holdings Limited, formerly Paarl Media Group, lists on the JSE, 2015 | Netwerk24 launched bringing together outstanding content from Beeld, Die Burger, Volksblad and Rapport onto a single Afrikaans news site, 2014 | spree.co.za launched and quickly became the most popular efashion store in South Africa, 2013 | Prof Rachel Jafta was appointed as chair of Media24, 2013 | News24 launched Izindaba24, the first isiZulu news service in South Africa, 2012 | News24 launched MyNews24, the first news-focused user-generated content platform in South Africa, 2012 | The Natal Witness became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Media24, 2012 | Esmaré Weideman was appointed chief executive of Media24, 2011

  2. 2001 – 2010

    City Press celebrated its 25th anniversary, 2008 | Media24 increased its interest in Paarl Media Holdings to 94,7%, 2007 | Son, a daily Afrikaans tabloid, launched, 2006 | 24.com was established following the merging of Media24’s digital division and MWEB Studios, 2006 | Welkom Yizani, Media24’s broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) scheme launched. It remains the biggest BEE share offer in the South African print media industry, 2006 | Daily Sun launched with a sangoma, who was also a reporter, making incantations and offering prayers to the ancestors, 2002

  3. 1991 – 2000

    On the Dot, Media24’s logistics and distribution division, is established, 2000 | Media24’s printing presses were reorganised into Paarl Media, 2000 | Media24 acquired a 74% interest in Soccer-Laduma, the biggest active football community in South Africa, 2000 |Media24 is established w hen Naspers organised and branded its news and print businesses under the Media24 umbrella, 2000 | News24 launched, soon becoming the premium online news source in South Africa, 1998 | Media24 was the founding sponsor of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK), 1995 | The Eastern Cape newspaper Oosterlig was incorporated into Die Burger, 1993 | Jonathan Ball Publishers, the leading publisher and distributor of English books in South Africa, was acquired, 1991

  4. 1981 – 1990

    Leisure Hour (now Leisure Books) was established, 1982 | City Press and the two magazines Drum and True Love (& Family as it was still known), were acquired, 1984 | Finansies & Tegniek, the Afrikaans financial magazine, was launched, 1985 | The company took over JL Van Schaik Publishers and Van Schaik Boekhandel was established the next year, 1986 | YOU magazine launched after market research showed ‘there is an opportunity for an English Huisgenoot’, 1987

  5. 1971 – 1980

    Leserskring, the Afrikaans book club, was established, 1979 | Human & Rousseau publishers was acquired, 1978 | Beeld published its first daily issue, 1974

  6. 1961 – 1970

    Via Afrika, an educational publisher, was established, 1970 | Sunday newspapers Beeld and Dagbreek amalgamated to become Rapport, 1970 | The first Sunday paper, Die Beeld, is published, 1965 | FAIRLADY was established as the first commercial English title in the group under the editorship of Jane Raphaely, 1965 | Nasou, the publisher of educational books, established, 1963

  7. 1951 – 1960

    Tafelberg Uitgewers was acquired, 1959

  8. 1941 – 1950

    Nasionale Boekhandel was founded, 1950 | SARIE magazine was launched, 1949

  9. 1931 – 1940

    Oosterlig, the daily Eastern Cape newspaper was launched, 1937

  10. 1921 – 1930

    Die Volksblad became a daily newspaper having been a weekly, 1925 | The company published its first book in an indigenous language, isiXhosa, 1922

  11. 1915 – 1920

    Landbouw-weekblad (now called Landbouweekblad) launched in Bloemfontein, 1919 | The company published its first English book, Republicans and Sinners by CJ Langenhoven, 1919 | De Burger Boekhandel and De Burger Leeskring were established and would become the foundation of book publishing, 1918 | Het Volksblad was acquired and changed to Die Volksblad (now called Volksblad), 1917 | De Huisgenoot (now called Huisgenoot) was first published, 1916 | De Burger (now called Die Burger) was first published, 1915 | Nasionale Pers was established, 1915