The Star (South Africa)
|Owner(s)||Independent News and Media SA|
|Publisher||Sekunjalo Independent Media|
|Editor||Japhet Mathanda Ncube|
|Founded||6 January 1887|
|Headquarters||47 Pixley Seme Street, Johannesburg|
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. The Star was previously owned by Ireland-based organisation Independent News & Media. The paper is distributed mainly in Gauteng and other provinces such as Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, and Free State.
The content published in The Star focuses on leading daily national, local and international national news and analysis. Its leader and opinion page offers a platform for thought leaders to contribute their opinions on topical news.
The Star houses the Business Report newspaper (a widely-read financial newspaper in South Africa), as well as a carrier for the following supplements:
- Talent 360
- Drive 360
Newspaper Journalism Awards 2012
- Hard News: Angelique Serrao "Gauteng toll roads"
- Feature photographs: Antoine de Ras "The Long Road Home"
- Hard News: Louise Flanagan "92 million: Zuma's political elite benefit"
- Enterprise News: Lebogang Seale "Raped by the justice system"
- Feature Writing: Beauregard Tromp "The weight of water" Jonathan Ancer “Adventures of an AWOL Chequebook” shared with our sister paper Cape Times
- News photographs: Antoine de Ras "Mogadishu Madness"
- Feature photographs: Antoine de Ras "The Long Road Home”"
- Sports photographs: Adrian de Kock "Polo Pigeons" Standard Bank 2013 Sikuvile Journalism Awards
- Rising Star of the Year: Kristen van Schie Vast Number of Entries Standard Bank 2014 Sikuvile Journalism Awards
- Hard News: Angelique Serrao, Botho Molosankwe, Kristen Van Schie, Lebogang Seale & Kevin Ritchie Deadly Valentine (Series).
- Enterprise News: Kristen van Schie After the Fall.
- Popular Journalism: Omphitlhetse Mooki Hell Hath no Fury like a Woman Scorned.
- Newspaper Journalist Of The Year: Antoine de Ras Oscar Pistorius Standard Bank 2015 Sikuvile Journalism Awards
- Hard News: Botho Molosankwe, Timothy Bernard, Theresa Taylor & Omphitlhetse Mooki "Joburg's Raging Fires - Firefight Scandal"
- Hard News: Botho Molosankwe "What a Bummer"
- Graphic Journalism: Sithembile Mtolo "Greening your home"
- News Photographs: Bongiwe Mchunu "Extinguisher" Standard Bank 2016 Sikuvile Journalism Awards
- Enterprise News: The Star Women's Team 2016 "The Rise Of Women's Power"
- Graphic Journalism: Lebohang Elvin Nethononda "Soweto Uprising 1976"
- Presentation: Narianan Nelandri "June 16: 40 Years On"
- Young Journalist Of The Year: Nokuthula Mbatha "Deep In The Devil's Drug" National Arts Festival/BASA Arts Journalism Awards 2016
- News: Silver Winners Wendyl Martin shared with its sister publication Weekend Argus
The Bang-Bang Club
The Star newspaper employed three members of the Bang-Bang Club. It employed Kevin Carter as a staff photographer in 1984. Ken Oosterbroek worked for the paper before being appointed its chief photographer in August 1991. João Silva was hired shortly afterwards.
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.
- Business Report (Monday-Friday)
- Tonight (Monday-Friday)
- Workplace (Monday & Wednesday)
- Motoring (Thursday)
- Play (monthly)
|Jan - Mar 2015||91 735|
|Jan - Mar 2014||101 711|
|Oct - Dec 2012||102 244|
|Jul - Sep 2012||105 686|
|Apr - Jun 2012||117 874|
|Jan - Mar 2012||124 641|
|January – December 2012||615 000|
|July 2011 - June 2012||683 000|
- "SA History Website". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- "The Star Website". Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- Audit Bureau of Circulations (S.A)
- SAARF AMPS (Previous Presentations)
- SAARF AMPS (Industry Presentations)