Most read news websites The South African

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Most-read news websites in SA revealed – as The South African comes SECOND!

It’s official: The news readers of Mzansi have absolutely impeccable taste – and The South African took some huge strides in June.

Most read news websites The South African

Photo: Gil Ewing / Flickr

You know what, we’ll take that silver medal, thank you very much! The latest Narratiive stats – which measure the online traffic of Mzansi’s most-viewed websites – show that The South African recorded the second-highest number of unique browsers for a national news page in June 2022.

Best of the rest? It’s got to be The South African…

These exciting developments mark the first time that the team has found itself in such an illustrious position. This publication has been in business for almost 20 years, and thanks to ever-expanding coverage on news, sports, and lifestyle, the plucky underdog has managed to scale new heights.

Right, that’s enough trumpet-blowing for one afternoon, let’s get into the numbers…

What are the most read news websites in SA?

To summarise, The South African brought in a total of 4 714 580 individual viewers last month – bested only by the publishing behemoth of News24, which amassed 11 586 634 different readers. Alright, no-one likes a show-off.

In fact, when we look at *all* websites in the country – and not just the ones primarily categorised as news – The South African comes third, claiming another place on the podium. Behind News24 in second is BusinessTech, and the specialist interest site racked up 5 603 436 UBs last month.

That’s some seriously good going. Meanwhile, TimesLive and EWN complete the top five, recording 4.224 million and 3.378 million unique browsers respectively. June also reflected a growing trend amongst South African consumers, with more readers getting their news digitally.

It brings us great pleasure, therefore, to bring you these two lists:

(All figures are based on last month’s unique browser readings from Narratiive)

Most read NEWS WEBSITES in South Africa for June 2022

  1. News24: 11.586 million
  2. The South African: 4.714 million
  3. TimesLive: 4.224 million
  4. EWN: 3.378 million
  5. Daily Maverick: 2.711 million
  6. The Citizen: 2.589 million

Most read WEBSITES in South Africa for June 2022:

  1. News24: 11.586 million unique browsers
  2. BusinessTech: 5.603 million
  3. The South African: 4.714 million
  4. TimesLive: 4.224 million
  5. EWN: 3.378 million
  6. Business Insider: 2.941 million