African Independent is different. It is a pioneering multimedia platform that seeks to change the narrative on and about the African continent.

Our strong round the clock online presence ensures that our readers are kept abreast of events on the continent thus giving them the full picture of the Africa, her people, news, economic developments, lifestyle, entertainment and sport. It is the go-to site for people interested in Africa.

Our print publication is available every Friday, and contains uniquely written and presented African content with emphasis on news, investigations, health, innovation, Brics and sport. It is an African newspaper that covers the continent like no other.

We give our readers the best of both worlds, with 24/7 immediacy on our digital platform as well as insightful, thought-provoking content to reflect upon when our readers read the print edition.

Our newspaper, an exciting, modern 48-page tabloid with a print run of 60 000 copies per week, will be distributed in South Africa and countries in Africa including – Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

African Independent readers are high-end business professionals, decision-makers, industry leaders, opinion formers and influencers. They are tech savvy people interested in Africa news. But not just any news – an in-depth analysis of current African business and economic developments, sport and entertainment. It’s what our decision-makers demand, and it’s what we give them.

Jovial Rantao is the editor of African Independent, the current president of The African Editors’ Forum and chairman of the Southern African Editors’ Forum. He is also the former chairman of the South African National Editors’ Forum.

Rantao has spent much of his journalistic career at The Star, where he has held the posts of deputy editor, content and executive editor, news editor, political editor and political correspondent. He has also held the post of editor of the Sunday Tribune and most recently editor of The Sunday Independent.

He has a BA Journalism (Hon) from the University of the Witwatersrand, and has co-authored a book called Life and Times of Thabo Mbeki with Adrian Hadland, the former political editor of the Cape Argus.


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