NEW MEDIA FRONTIER
SOUTH Africans are increasingly turning online for news and opinion. Digital publishing is seeing decent growth and new sites are coming online in droves.
It seems two major trends are driving the uptake: an increase in the use of mobile Internet, and broadband access in general.
When it comes to existing publishers, Naspers-owned News24 leads the pack with a record 2 million unique readers per month. While this is still somewhere off from the 4 million weekly readers of the Sunday Times print edition, for example, it does show that online publishers are closing the gap.